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Annual day at AIMSR
: The Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Barnala road, organised its annual day and prize distribution function on Saturday. Dr SS Gill, vice-chancellor, Baba Farid University, Faridkot, was the chief guest and Dr DS Sidhu, Registrar, Baba Farid University, Faridkot, was the guest of honour. Chairman Dr HS Gill and principal Col. Dr GPI Singh presided over the function. Vice-chancellor Dr SS Gill gave away the prizes to the students for their performance in academics and sports. Dr HS Gill proposed the vote of thanks.

Investors sensitised: An investor awareness programme was organised by the Bathinda branch of the NIRC of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India here on Tuesday. Deputy General Manager of the State Bank of Patiala Rajesh Gupta presided over the programme, chairman of the branch Ravinder Garg said. 

Rape attempt
: The Hariana police booked Dilbag Singh of Kotli for attempting to rape a teenager of the same village. The  17-year-old girl alleged Dilbag attempted to  rape her when she had gone to his brother  Avtar Singh’s house for some work. 

Free medical camp
: The Civil Lines branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) organised a free medical check-up camp at the bank under the community service banking programme.
Dr Raj Kumar Sharma and Dr Sandeep Sharma examined at least 300 patients. Poor and needy patients were provided free medicines. 

Alumni Meet: More than 50 alumni of the Christian Medical College and Hospital took part in a function organised on its founder’s day. The day is celebrated in the memory of CMCH’s founder, Dame Edith Brown. Alumni organised a continuing medical education programme wherein alumni settled in the USA, Australia and India delivered lectures. The old students shared their experiences and narrated anecdotes about their time spent in the hospital. 

Album released: A Canada-based music company 5 Rivers Entertainment Inc has released a Punjabi album “Jaago”. Eight noted Punjabi singers, Arshpreet Kaur, Rupinder Handa, Harry Pannu, Harpreet Singh, Jagdish Khosla, Preet Sargam and Aman Sandhu have through this album tried to stir people’s mind towards social evils like female foeticide and drug abuse prevalent in Punjab. 

Traffic violators: The Police Commissioner has passed orders to challans traffic violators and even accept fines from them on the spot. At least 55 persons were fined for violations like jumping of the red light, triple riding, black films and wrong parking. The Police Commissioner has also warned the people to fasten their seat belts while driving, not to use cell phones and violate the traffic rules. 

Mullanpur Dakha
: Sukhwinder Sukhi has released his new music album “Parakh.” It is dedicated to his friend Sherry Pandher of Baddowal village, who died in a road accident. Manpreet Singh Ayali, chairman, Zila Parishad, released the cassette. 

3 killed, 2 hurt
: Three persons, including a teenager, were killed in different mishaps. Gurjot (13) died when he fell down from stairs and hit iron rods in local Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar this evening. The boy was playing when he slipped. He was admitted in local hospital but succumbed to injuries. One person was run over by Jaipur Express train near Mauli Railway station between Phagwara and Goraya. Another person was crushed to death under the wheels of Dadar-Amritsar Express near local Santokhpura Railway Crossing on Saturday. A woman (50) and her son (30) were injured in an accident yesterday. Travelling on a motorcycle, the mother-son duo fell down after hitting a Trax jeep, which applied sudden brakes. A Delhi-bound Pakistan Tourism Corporation bus coming from behind trying to save the woman rammed into a road divider. However, the bus ran over the woman’s left leg. The woman was admitted to the Civil Hospital. A case has been registered against Trax driver Amar Chand, who has been arrested. 

DC’s advice: Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Raj Kamal Chaudhary has advised the Phagwara administration and Nagar Council officials to involve all councillors and even defeated candidates of wards to help launch campaign against encroachments.



Music system stolen from car: Thieves decamped with a music system and other articles after breaking a windowpane of a car. Neeraj Badoui of Sector 46-B reported to the police alleging that someone had stolen a music system, an LCD screen, speakers and a pen drive after breaking a windowpane of his Alto car (CH-04-8657), which was parked outside his residence on March 24. 

Caught stealing: Sarabjit Bhardwaj of Bapu Dham Colony, Phase I, filed a complaint with the police alleging that Amit Kumar, a resident of Phase III of the same colony, was caught red-handed while stealing his rickshaw on Friday. — TNS

Slaughterhouse closed today: The municipal corporation’s slaughterhouse in Industrial Area, Phase I, and all establishments dealing with the sale of meat, fish and chicken in the city will remain closed on March 28 on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti. — TNS

Green belt inaugurated: Mayor Anu Chatrath inaugurated a green belt in Sector 47-A and B here on Saturday. Developed in 1.78 acres, the green belt has 900 varieties shrubs, 70 ornamental trees and flowerbeds, palm trees and footpaths with lightning system. The Mayor urged the area residents to take the responsibility of upkeep of public parks. She said MC would develop green belts in other sectors too. — TNS



1 held for rape
: The police has arrested and registered a case of abduction, coupled with seduction as well as rape against Dharamender Yadav of Bhakli village following a complaint lodged by a girl (20) of the same village on Saturday. Besides, the police has also booked Dharamender’s brother Krishan Yadav and his cousin Udai Bhan Yadav on the charge of acting in collusion with the main accused. 

17-year-old raped
: A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth of Balchhapar village here on Saturday. The incident took place when the minor had gone to the fields for some domestic work. The accused, Rajender Kumar, finding the victim alone raped her. Later, a case was registered under Section 376 of the IPC against the accused acting on the victim’s complainant. 

Cong MLA bereaved
: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda mourned the death of Rao Phool Singh, younger brother of Badshahpur MLA Rao Dharampal, here on Saturday. Rao Phool Singh (53), who was a contractor with the Haryana PWD (B&R) Department, is survived by his wife Roshani Devi and four sons. His funeral pyre was lit by his eldest son Rao Narender. 

Inspection of courts
: Justice AN Jindal, Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and inspecting Judge of the Kaithal session division, was given a warm welcome by RS Baswana, District and Sessions Judge, and other judges and advocates on his arrival at the PWD rest house here on Saturday. Justice Jindal has arrived on a four-day visit for annual inspection of courts in Kaithal and Guhla subdivision.



Encroachments removed:
The Dehradun police today removed encroachments from the city’s busy markets and also challaned the erring shopkeepers.
The police, led by Circle Officer Ajay Singh, carried the drive. The police removed the encroachments from busy markets, including Sabji Mandi, Paltan Bazar, Raja Road, Hanuman Chowk and Dispensary Road.

Workshop on bakery held:The Madhuban Academy of Hospitality Management and Research (MAHAR), in association with the Community Welfare Initiative, held a workshop on bakery on its campus here today. Chef of Hotel Madhuban, Sharif Ahmad, gave tips on the preparation of bakery products. Director of MAHAR Hemant Kochar has initiated to organise such workshops. 


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