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165 school kids to get artificial limbs:
A team of doctors from Kanpur identified 165 schoolchildren out of 226 in various blocks of Fatehgarh Sahib who needed artificial limbs. These schoolchildren under the Sarv Siksha Abhiyan were identified by a team of doctors during medical camps in Khamano, Mandi Gobindgarh and Fatehgarh Sahib.

Anaemia correction drive
: The Health and Family Welfare Department on the occasion of 58th ESI Day started the anaemia correction campaign for factory workers and their dependents. Under the campaign in the first phase, estimation of haemoglobin would be done of 1,000 persons and all those found anaemic would be given iron, folic acid along with de-worming tablets.

Woodlands school awarded: Students of Woodlands Overseas School have won the national-level green school award for 2009 organised by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi. The school has been placed second in the category of real change makers across India and the first in the state. It has also bagged the best students team award. The awards were given by Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit and film personality Sharmila Tagore recently, a spokesperson of the school said. More that 15,000 schools from all over the country participated in the programme.

Ban on movie:
On the orders of Deputy Commissioner Ajit Singh Pannu, the district administration has imposed a ban on the comedy feature film “Family Khusrian Di”. In his orders, the DC has stated that the representative of the affected community raised an objection on the content of the film, targeting one particular community. He stated the ban had been imposed after the investigation conducted by the SSP of Jalandhar.

Provide land grab details: Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, Ajit Singh Pannu today directed all the departments across the district to submit the details of illegal grabbing of government land in the respective jurisdiction of the departments. He also directed that detail of cleared lands should also be submitted to the office of the Deputy Commissioner. He said that the irrigation, Zila Parishads, Municipal Corporations and committees, forest and Panchayati Raj departments are the prevalent sufferers of illegal land-grabbing cases. He said Block Development Officers and Executive Magistrates have been directed to maintain records of progress on this front.

Registry clerk suspended: Deputy Commissioner Megh Raj has suspended registry clerk Parminder Singh of Tanda sub-tehsil for finding excess cash of Rs 110 in the chest of the department on Monday. The Deputy Commissioner had made a surprise visit to the sub-teshil and found Rs 110 extra in the chest. According to the office receipt book, Rs 42,155 had been received as registry fee, Rs 2,100 as computer fee, Rs 3,000 as mutation charges and Rs 195 as copying fee. The raiding party found Rs 47,360 in the chest as against the total collection of Rs 47,250. It was also found that none of the eight stamp vendors had displayed any board depicting the stock position of the stamp papers, etc., with them. The Deputy Commissioner instructed the Naib-Tehsildar to take the necessary action against the vendors in this regard.

Bains is PTU Registrar: Dr H.S. Bains yesterday joined Punjab Technical University as its Registrar. A former Associate Professor in the Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), he has been appointed for a period of three years. Bains has an experience of 23 years in the field of technical education. He is an alumnus of Panjab University, Chandigarh, where from he has done ME (mechanical) and PhD. He said his priority would be getting regular staff on the campus.

House of NRI burgled:
The house of NRI Kulwant Kaur was burgled in the local Baba Gadhia locality last night. The burglars entered the house in the absence of the house owner and took away Rs 20,000 and 15 tolas of gold ornaments. The police has registered a case.

NC passes budget: The Phagwara Nagar Council passed the annual budget of Rs 17.41 crore for the year 2010-11 in a meeting held here today. As much as Rs 70 lakh would be spent on the construction of the roads in the town, Rs 85 lakh on the construction of the streets, Rs 1.1 crore on sewerage, Rs five lakh for installations of new computers, Rs 2.75 crore for streetlights, Rs 40 lakh for the sanitation and Rs 60.52 lakh for the laying of new sewerage of the Phagwara town.



Youth sets his car afire:
A 19-year-old youth allegedly set his car afire following a quarrel with his parents at Mauli Jagran here this afternoon. According to the police, the accused, Dhanna Singh, had an altercation with his parents and set his Maruti car afire around 2:30 pm. He poured oil on the engine, set the car afire and fled. The fire departmrnt was informed about the incident, which reached the spot and doused the flames. The police was looking into the matter.

UT power workers hold dharna: Members of the UT Powermen Union organised a dharna in Sector 17 in support of their demands. Addressing the dharna, various speakers flayed the Chandigarh Administration for its failure to implement the already-agreed demands of the employees. Prominent among those who spoke were Gopa Datt Joshi, Bhagmal Rana, Chandra Sekhar and Ram Sarup. A memorandum of demands was also submitted to the Adviser of the UT Administrator Pradip Mehra.



The Court of the Sessions Judge, Bhiwani, has convicted Hoshiyar Singh, an assistant in the examination branch (plus two) of the Haryana School Education Board, in a corruption case and sentenced him to two year’imprisonment with a fine of Rs 15,000 under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. He has been sentenced to a further two years’ imprisonment with a finof Rs 15,000 under Section 13 of the Act.

Blood donation camp:
Over 200 students, including girls, donated blood at a blood donation camp organised in the local Manohar Memorial Post Graduate College on Tuesday. The camp was organised by the college in collaboration with the Rotary Club (Fatehabad Greater) and the District Red Cross Society on the 105th anniversary of the Rotary International. Chief parliamentary secretary Prahlad Singh Gillankhera inaugurated the camp.

Forest official held for graft:
The Vigilance Bureau caught Abhey Singh, Deputy Ranger, Forest Department, red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 6,000 from Ram Gopal, a resident of Taji Pur village. A case was registered against him under Sections 7 and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act-1988, at the bureau's police station in Gurgaon. Further investigations are in progress.

Short-term course:
The Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, has introduced a short-term UGC-sponsored course on Basics and Applications of MATLAB in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Chief guest Dr RK Chauhan, secretary, UGC, New Delhi, launched the course. He said the short-term course and technical workshops play an important role in grooming the students, researchers as well as the faculty. As many as 14 central universities would be opened soon and the number of fellowships had been doubled to 3,200. He added that a committee had submitted a project related to academic and administrative reforms.



1 killed in avalanche:
One person was killed in an avalanche in the Ganderbal area of the Kashmir valley on Tuesday. According to a police spokesman, some residents of Wani Yaran Wanghat village who had gone to the Kawa Chairwan forest in Kangan for collecting medicinal herbs were buried under an avalanche. All people trapped under the avalanche were rushed to hospital where one of them succumbed to his injuries.

2 die in mishaps: Two persons were killed and four injured in different road accidents across the Kashmir valley. A Tata Sumo going from Chowkibal to Kralpora overturned at Santhipora, Kupwara, near Trehgam, resulting in injuries to three persons. The injured were shifted to SKIMS,Soura, where Irshad Iqbal Sheikh succumbed to his injuries.


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