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Vehicle launched
: The multipurpose vehicle of the Maruti, Eeco, has been launched here at the Tara Automobiles. The vehicle has been launched with three variants, said general manager of the Tara Automibles.

Rs 330 crore wagon unit approved:
The Empowered Committee on Mega Projects on Friday approved a Rs 330 crore railway wagon manufacturing mega unit, which will generate direct and indirect employment for 1,750. Chief Minister’s Media Adviser Harcharan Bains said the unit would be a joint venture between Amteek Railcar Industries Ltd and US-based American Railcar industry to be established in Sarai Banjara village, Rajpura. The company agreed to have 30 to 40 per cent employees from among local Punjabi youth. They would be employed after getting technical training.

One killed in accident: One person was killed while three others were seriously injured in a road accident here on Friday. As per sources, four persons, namely, Gurmeet Singh (28), his brothers Om Singh (30), Mahinder Singh (21) and Sona Singh (31), all of village Behak Khas, were going to village Ladhuka on a motorcycle. As they reached near the bridge on the seepage drain, an unidentified vehicle hit their motorbike. Gurmeet died on the spot.

Dental check-up camp
: Giana Kartar Singh Bedi Welfare Society organised a dental check-up camp to commemorate his first death anniversary during which free treatment and medicines was provided to 171 dental patients.

Two deaths
: Devinder Singh Patial of local Model Town died on the way to DMC, Ludhiana, last night. Devinder, who was under heavy debt, consumed some poisonous substance. Kulwinder Singh of Bajwara succumbed to her burn injuries at local Civil Hospital today. Her clothes caught fire when she was preparing food at her residence on January 7 due to which she got serious burn injuries.

Strike deferred
: Employees of the Punjab Warehouse Corporation today deferred their indefinite strike on the assurance of the Chairman and the Managing Director (MD) of the department. The decision was taken by the Punjab State Warehouse (Field) Employees Union after a meeting with the MD and the Chairman in Chandigarh today. Union chairman Akshar Kumar said the MD had assured to solve their problems within a month.

Gold medal: Abhijeet Singh of Class VII of Christ Jyoti Convent School, Sultanpur Lodhi, has got the gold medal in science from Education Assessment of the University of New South Wales, Australia, for securing the highest grade in the 2009 IAIS (international assessment for Indian schools). Among the 194 students from the school one was awarded high distinction, three were given distinction, 28 credit and 131 participation certificates.

: Former PSEB Chief Engineer Virinder Singh has been appointed a member of the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission. A PSEB spokesman said on Friday that a notification in this regard had been issued by the state government.



Blood donation camp: The Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management organised a blood donation camp in association with department of transfusion medicine of the PGI today. At least 114 students and staff of the institute donated blood. Tourism director and chief general manager, CITCO, Amandeep Kaur was the chief guest and inaugurated the camp.



One arrested:
The police today arrested one Ramlal in connection with the case of arson on the complaint of Ratni Devi, a resident of Merakusari in Sarkaghat. She has accused him of torching her two cowsheds that created a loss of Rs 40,000 to her. The police is investigating into the case.


One killed, 14 hurt in clash
: One person was killed and 14 others, including nine police personnel, were injured in a clash over a land dispute between residents and police personnel at Pattan in Baramulla district on Friday.

Malik detained: JKLF chairman Yasin Malik, along with four of his party colleagues, was prevented by the police from proceeding to Handwara town in north Kashmir, where he was to address a public meeting on Friday.

7 poachers held: The police arrested seven poachers who killed a tigress in the forests of Yousmarg in Budgam on Thursday. Giving the details, SDPO of Chrar-e-Shrief, Naveed Ahmed said “we had inputs that some poachers were roaming in the area. A police party raided the area, but by then they had succeeded in killing a tigress”. The police later arrested them.

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