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Unemployed ETT teachers staging a protest in Bathinda on Sunday. A Tribune photograph
Unemployed ETT teachers staging a protest in Bathinda on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Robbers assault man:
Volunteers of the Hanuman Seva Samiti rushed a man, who was lying in a pool of blood and was severely injured, at a field in Chuge Kalan village, to the Civil Hospital here during the wee hours on Sunday. Sohan Maheshwari, a volunteer with the NGO, said the injured was identified as Shiv Raj of village Chughe Khurd. During his statement, the injured disclosed that he was on his way home at about 10 pm when some persons assaulted him with an intention to rob him. They left him when they found that he had no money. After a couple of hours, some passersby heard his screams and informed the NGO volunteers, who rushed him to the hospital. Meanwhile, the police was informed. It has initiated the required proceedings.

Arrested: Acting upon the direction of a judicial magistrate, the Talwandi Sabo police arrested two persons, who were accused of running an illegal practice of acting as 'surety' to bail out alleged offenders. Giving details, the police officials stated that the accused Harjeevan Singh and Tota Singh of Kamalu Swaitch village used to become guarantors for monetary gains. They had been booked under sections 420, 113 and 34 of the IPC.

Community college: The International Community College, an institute to provide training in fire-fighting, was inaugurated on the 100-feet road here on Sunday. During the ceremony, the college authorities organised a seminar on fire-safety where eminent personalities from the city as well as from the ammunition depot and the Bathinda oil refinery apprised the attendees of the measures to tackle untoward situations.

Lok Adalat:
As many as 563 cases were resolved during the Lok Adalat held at the district courts here on Saturday. The Lok Adalat was arranged through the Free Legal Services Authority where judges awarded a total compensation of about Rs 3.60 crore to the aggrieved parties.



2 killed in road mishap
: Two persons were killed in two separate road accidents here on Sunday. A driver, Mahak Singh, died on the spot near Uchhana when his tractor-trolley overturned after being hit by an unknown vehicle. Another person Harjit Singh was killed when an unknown vehicle at Nilokheri bus stand hit his motor cycle.

Annual meet held:
The Asia Pacific Institute of Information and Technology (APIIT) hosted annual meet of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers (IETE) on its campus here on Sunday. The event was graced by IETE president Lt-Gen Ashok Agarwal PVSM (Retd) and Arijit Dutta from PEPSICO International. IETE Students Forum-APIIT chairman Ravi Sachdeva said the institute was committed towards raising the educational standards so that students could realise their true potential and meet the international standards. The session started with a presentation on the topic “Future Challenges in IT” which discussed emerging trends in IT.

In-laws booked:
Sunita Yadav (28) reportedly ended her life by setting herself on fire at Keshopur village near Bawal on Saturday. The police has booked her husband Rohtash Yadav and her mother-in-law Shanti Devi on a compliant lodged by her brother Dharamender Yadav. He alleged that when they could not provide a Maruti car in dowry as demanded by her in-laws, they resorted to cruel treatment that forced Sunita to take the extreme step. Sunita is survived by a son and a daughter.

Chinkara breeding centres: Forest and Environment Minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav stated here on Sunday that peacock and chinkara conservation breeding centres would be set up at Rewari in 2010 with an initial allocation of Rs 55 lakh. On the World Forestry Day, he urged everyone to go in for optimum plantation and protection of trees in the state. He said the State Forest Police envisaged increasing the forest and tree cover to 10 per cent by 2010 and 20 per cent in a phased manner in accordance with the National Forest Policy.

Free medical camp held
: As many as 652 patients were examined at a free eye operation and medical camp organised by the Digamber Jain Mahasamiti at Digamber Jain Mandir here on Sunday. Local BJP MLA Kavita Jain inaugurated the camp. Dr Naresh Batra, Dr Krishna Tehlan, Dr LC Jindal, Dr Ved Gupta, Dr Vinni Lamba, Dr Avinash Maniktalia, Dr Mukesh and Vaidya Pandit Birbal offered their services in the camp.


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