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Check-up of cops
: The police in collaboration with a charitable hospital, being run 
by the Raja Sahib Da Mazara at Mazara Nua Abad village organised a medical checkup camp, where 360 cops were examined by a team of doctors. The clinical tests were done and medicines were given free of cost. 

Cycle march: The cycle march undertaken by BSP MP Avtar Singh Karimpuri from Khuralgarh reached here today. Also the state BSP president, Karimpuri said ‘nukkad meetings’ were held enroute the march, which would continue for 117 days and cover all the 117 assembly segments in the state. It is aimed at mobilising public opinion against the alleged wrong policies of both the Centre as well as the state government, he added. 

Body found: Unidentified body of a middle-aged man was found near Chiherru Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The cause of death of the deceased person could not be known yet, police said.

Tarn Taran
200 students get degrees
: Degrees were conferred on 200 students during the convocation and the annual prize distribution function of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Government College here on Saturday. Sohan Lal, DPI (Colleges), highlighted the state government’s efforts to provide better educational facilities in the rural areas. College Principal Dr Gurnam Kaur Bedi thanked the people of the area for their cooperation in the development of the college. The students presented a cultural program to create awareness among the society against social evils.



LPG supply has BJP worried:The local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has expressed concern over the delay in supply of LPG cylinders to residents of the city.According to a press note issued here today, the party alleged that residents had been suffering due to irregular supply of LPG cylinders.It alleged that the administration and oil companies had been turing a blind eye to the black marketing of LPG cylinders. 

Bank woos NRIs:The State Bank of India’s NRI branch organised an NRI meet yesterday, which was attended by at least 40 NRIs.TK Berry, regional manager, gave information about products offered for NRIs.Suresh Goyal, chief manager, said it was the only branch in and around Chandigarh exclusively for NRIs.



Seminar on Shakespeare
: One-day seminar on Shakespeare’s Sonnets was organised jointly by Dr Sarup Singh Chair, department of english, Kurukshetra University and The Shakespeare Association at Senate Hall, Kurukshetra University on Friday to commemorate the quadri-centennial of the publication of Shakespeare’s Sonnets (1609). Prof Brajesh Sawhney, chairman, department of english, welcomed the guests and informed about the theme of the seminar. 

4 students injured
: Four girl students, Rinku, Manisha, Pooja and Meenakshi, all residents of Kharkhara village, near Dharuhera, were seriously injured after they were hit by a speeding tractor at the village bus stand on the NH 8 on Saturday. The mishap took place when they were waiting at the bus stand to catch a bus for their college in Rewari. Meanwhile, the Dharuhera police, which registered a case of rash driving, has impounded the tractor while its driver reportedly fled after the incident. 

Villager electrocuted: Umed Singh (44), a resident of Nahar village and an employee of the village post office, was electrocuted after he happened to touch the iron bars of the foundation of an under-construction overbridge of the Railways in the station area in Kosli on Saturday. As the construction was being done with the help of a generator, a strong current was flowing through the iron bar. The incident took place when Umed Singh was going to the Kosli station to deliver the mailbag. He is survived by his wife two daughters and a son.

Gramin adalat
: As many as 46 out of 52 cases were settled with mutual consent of the parties concerned at the Gramin Lok Adalat held at Kundli village in the district. Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM)-cum-secretary of the District Legal Services Authority Falit Sharma told the village sarpanch to prepare a list of the cases of his village pending in different courts and motivate the parties concerned for a compromise. He also asked him to avail the services of the responsible persons of the village and get the compromise approved by the lok adalat.

Contact programme: Several Congress leaders of party’s different cells in the district have welcomed the new initiative of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to hold “Janata Chaupal” and “Karyakarta Milan” programmes to interact with the party workers and general public at every district and sub-divisional headquarters. In press statements issued here on Friday, AICC member Sumitra Chahan, DCC ( Urban) President , Pradeep Gautam said the programme would not only help in prompt redressing the public grievances promptly, but would also accelerate the tempo of development in the district. 


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