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Celebrations mark Nav Samvat:
The beginning of Nav Samvat-2067 coupled with Navratras was celebrated in Abohar and the neighbouring districts of Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh today. Volunteers of RSS outfits including Vishav Hindu Parishad exchanged pleasantries . The RSS also celebrated birth anniversary of its founder Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgevar.

NRI Sabha poll on April 15:
Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner S.R. Laddhar said today that the elections for the post of president of the NRI Sabha, Punjab, would be held on April 15 at the local Bath Castle. Earlier the elections were scheduled for February 14. Laddhar said the members of the NRI Sabha or their nominees could take part in the voting.



Navreh celebrated:
The All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference celebrated Navreh (Nav Varsh Pratipada) with full zeal at the first Navratra function at the party office in Durganagar here today. According to a statement issued here, Vinod Kaul, Relief Commissioner, felicitated AN Vaishnavi, who is the president of the conference, for his contribution to the welfare of the community. Besides the party members, local residents also participated in the function. The function was attended by Vijay Bakaya, MLC, BR Kundal, Kavinder Gupta, Mayor, Bharat Bhaushan, MLA and TN Tiku.

Fire claims baby’s life:A fire claimed the life of a three-year-old baby and resulted in burn injuries to others in the Vijaypur area in Samba district early today. The police said a hut of a Gujjar family caught fire.While most members managed to come out, the girl perished in the incident. The flames were controlled after some time. A case was registered and further investigation was in progress.


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