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2 killed in mishap
: Two persons, including a Home Guard Jawan, were killed and four others injured in a road accident at old Octroi near Guru Nanak Dev University late last night. Those killed were identified as Harbir Singh, son of Secretary Punjab Congress Committee G.S Sohal, and Harnek Singh. A Pajero car driven by Harbir struck Harnek’s bike coming from the opposite side. The police registered a case against Harbir for rash driving. Police sources said the car was being driven on a high speed and the driver lost control on the sudden appearance of a vehicle near a turn. Following this, the car turned turtle. All the injured were near relatives of Harbir. 

DBA polls: ROs appointed
: Two local advocates, Vijay Prabhakar and Gurmail Singh Lidhar, have been appointed as returning officers (ROs) for the elections of the District Bar Association scheduled to be held on April 12. Any advocate interested in contesting elections for the president, vice-president and the other posts may file his or her nomination papers from 1 to 3 pm on March 29 and 30. According to the notification issued for the elections here today, the scrutiny of the nomination papers would be held on March 31 and the withdrawal may be done on April 1. 

Railways officer gheraoed
: More than 300 members of the Northern Railway Men’s Union (NRMU) today gheraoed Kamlesh Mishra, Divisional Manager, Traffic (Rly Jammu), at the local Railway station here. Mishra had come here from Jammu to join the team of high officials of Railways (safety), Delhi, to inspect and review the safety measures taken by the Railways. Union president Shiv Dutt alleged Mishra insulted employees of the railway traffic deployed in his jurisdiction of Baijnath Paprola in Himachal Pradesh to Jammu. He said several workers of the union have been facing problems deu to the officer. Receiving information on gherao, heavy contingents of the police of GRP rushed to the venue and took the officer outside the railway station. 

Broadband woes
: More than 1,400 broadband users of BSNL are facing a troubled time with the connectivity lying dead for the last one month. Subscribers’ repeated requests had not been entertained by the telecom officials, alleged subscriber Jasbir Singh. Divisional Engineer (Telephone) Vijay Kumar said underground telephone cables of two-km length, worth more than Rs 2 lakh, have been cut and stolen at various places of Phagwara sub-division during the expansion work of national highways. Kumar said though the Telecom Department had lodged more than a 12 complaints against cable thieves, the police had not initiated any action. Meanwhile, it is learnt that few employees of the department have joined hands with the cable thieves. 

Woman critically hurt: ritu sustained 95 per cent burn injuries while cooking in her house in Baddan village today. She was admitted to the local civil hospital where her condition was stated be critical. The police is investigating the matter. 



Fire at Sector 9 institute: Fire broke out on the first floor of Grewal Eye Institute, Sector 9, following short-circuit in the air-conditioner of operation theatre. Three fire tenders were pressed into service to douse flames. Fire officials said there was no loss of life or material as the employees timely noticed the fire and informed the fire department. 

Athletics meet:More than 400 athletes of Panjab University participated in the 49th PU campus annual athletics meet held on the PU grounds. Suresh Jaglan, Vikram Chaudhary, Aanchal and Amandeep Kaur were declared the best athletes. 

Camp on artificial limbs:
A five-day camp on artificial limbs and polio callipers was organised by Manav Seva Sannidhi, an NGO, in collaboration with Max India Foundation at Gurdwara Gur Shabdparkash, Akal Ashram, Sohana, here today.
Around 500 persons will be examined at the camp. They will stay at the gurdwara. The expenses of their boarding and lodging will be borne by camp organisers. Mohini Daljeet Singh, Head-Max India Foundation, said, “It gives us immense satisfaction to see the lives of so many people transforming after getting the artificial limbs.”


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