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Three buses set ablaze in neighbouring R’sthan dists
: Three buses were set on fire by unidentified persons in neighbouring areas of Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh districts. As per information, a group of youths on motorcycles intercepted Rajasthan Roadways bus near village Chishtian, asked the passengers to step down, poured petrol on the bus and set it on fire. Similar incidents have been reported from villages Mamadkhera and Jandawali. Meanwhile, police has been deployed on all the roads in Sriganganagar. All vehicles entering Rajasthan are being checked minutely. 

‘Budget failed to address senior citizens’ concern’: The annual budget presented for the financial year 2010-11 has come in for ignoring the interests of senior citizens. Prof YL Chopra, former head of the department of economics, Government Rajindra College, said it was a pro-serving employee budget and failed to address the concerns of senior citizens. Chopra said the government should have raised the present exemption limit for senior citizens from Rs 2.40 lakh to Rs 3 lakh. Keeping in view the fact that at this age, the needs in the form of medical bills, hired house etc. increase, the government should also have thought of making interest income tax free. 
A health camp organised by the NFL in progress at Shergarh village. 
A health camp organised by the NFL in progress at Shergarh village. A Tribune photograph 

NFL holds health camp::A one-day health check-up camp was organised by the regional office of the National Fertilisers Ltd. (NFL) in village Shergarh. In the evening, street plays were staged at the awareness camp held to promote de-addiction. Dr Harjit Singh and Dr Rohit Mittal of the health department examined over 250 patients, especially of the eyes. Medicines were made available free of cost. The street plays held in the evening spread message on the dangerous effects of drug and female foeticide. ADC (Development) C Sibin, who was the chief guest on the occasion, implored the villagers to check social evils. In-charge of the NFL regional office Rajbir Taya informed about the corporate social responsibility objective being followed by the NFL. Sarpanch of the village Gurdeep Kaur along with panchayat members were present. In the end, Tejraj Singh thanked the villagers on behalf of the NFL. 




One killed, 13 hurt in mishaps: One person was killed and 13 others were injured in road accidents in Jammu on Saturday, the police said. It said a Tempo Traveller driven by Subhash Chander hit a pedestrian Ram Saran of Tarore. The injured was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) where he succumbed to his injuries. A case had been registered in this regard. However the accused is still absconding. Meanwhile, 13 others were admitted to the GMCH, after they received injuries in road accidents. 


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