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Rail concession
: Senior citizens have urged Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee to allow 50 per cent discount to them in railway fare. In a representation to her, former member of the Northern Railway Advisory Committee Tulsi Das Jaga said majority of the senior citizens had little source of income.

Govt hailed: Dal Khalsa president H.S. Dhami has welcomed the decision of the Punjab Government of rejecting the proposed water bill as it was against the interests of the state farmers. Dhami said the level of groundwater in Punjab had gone quite low and it could be improved only if the loot of river waters was stopped and state made good use of its rivers.

Eye checkup camps
:The Indian Medical Association and Bapu Inder Singh Charitable Trust are going to organise two free eye checkup and operation camps under the guidance of the Rural Health Mission Wing of the Association.IMA Jalandhar President Dr Sanjeev Sharma and Secretary of Bapu Inder Singh Charitable Trust Dr GP Singh said camps would be organised at Khojkipur village, near Adampur on February 13 and Raipur Pirbaksh Wala near Bholath district Kapurthala on February 14.These camps will be conducted by Dr Tajinder  Singh Goindi, Dr MP Singh and Dr Ranjna Gupta, who are also members of Rural Health Mission team of the IMA Jalandhar.

Mandi Gobindgarh
14 selected in placement drive
:Infosys visited RIMT campus today for conducting the interviews for final placements.The visiting Infosys team was of six members, including HR head, Sushil Aggarwal, operations lead Sanjoy Das Gupta and Chartered Accountant Suddep Burdiya. The interviews were conducted for finance and accounts executive positions. The visiting team conducted several rounds for screening and finally selected 14 students for Infosys campus in Jaipur. 

Students open bank accounts
: Staff of the State Bank of Patiala, visited Government Senior Secondary School for Girls and educated students about new bank schemes, including no frill-zero balance saving accounts with the free facilities of ATM and net banking. As many as 102 students opened saving accounts with bank.




No water from  1 pm to 2 pm:Due to urgent repair and replacement of the PSC pipeline at RD 26500 near the VTC at Maloya village, Phases III and IV, their will no supply of water from 1 pm to 2 pm in the city. According to a spokesman, there will be proper supply from 4 am to 10 am and the pressure will be low from 5:30 pm to 9 pm.

PU panel on booze case:A four-member committee, comprising Meenakshi Malhotra, Meena Sehgal, Archana Singh and Sukhbir Kaur, has been formed by the Panjab University to enquire the case of a resident of girls’ hostel number 6, who returned to the hostel under the influence of liquor on Tuesday night.

Cultural affairs head:Assistant municipal commissioner Kamlesh Kumar has been given charge of the post of director, cultural affairs, UT administration, in addition to his own duties.

Hansraj Cup Cricket Tournament:
The Hansraj Cricket Academy, Sector 6, would take on Sri Hanuman Cricket Academy in the Hansraj Cup Cricket Tournament at Hansraj Public School cricket ground tomorrow.Principal Jaya Bhardwaj said the cricket series would comprise of three matches and each match would be of 30 overs innings.



Former principal dead
:Dr RS Mann , retired principal of Government Postgraduate College, Kalka, died today due to prolonged illness, family sources said.Mann, who retired from GC, Kalka, on November 29, 2008, had been residing in Amravati Enclave.

Sena won’t allow V-Day celebrations:
The local unit of the Shiv Sena will not allow the youth celebrate Valentine’s Day. This was stated by district president of the party Som Nath Duggal after a meeting of the local unit of the Shiv Sena held here today. Duggal said their volunteers would force girls caught with boys to tie “Rakhi” on their boyfriends’ wrist. “There is no place for such occasions in our culture,” he maintained. He called upon the youth to stay away from such celebrations and warned that those ignoring their counsel would have to face the music. Vikram Gera, Raunki Kapoor, Bhupinder Gaur, Happy Kaushal, Rajat Soni and Abhimanyu Bajekan - attended the meeting. 



Public holiday today
:The Uttarakhand government has declared February 12 as a public holiday on the occasion of Maha Shivratri.According to Rajeev Chandra, Secretary, General Administration, the holiday has been declared under the Negotiable Instruments Act. The offices of the state government will remain closed on February 12.

Maha Shivratri greetings from Guv:Uttarakhand Governor Margaret Alva has greeted the people of the state on the eve of Maha Shivratri.In her message, Alva said the festival had more importance this time as it is coinciding with the first royal bath at the ongoing Maha Kumbh. She also asked the general public to pray for the success of the mega fair.


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