Dr Ambedkar remembered: Dr BR Ambedkar was remembered during a function organised by the Abohar Polytechnic College here on Thursday. Sanjeev Midha, Suresh Grover and Subhash Ahuja were the special guests. Shyam Lal Chopra presided over the function. Sheenam Wadhwa and Priyanka were joined by other students in reciting poems.
Free rail travel facility: Cancer patients can avail free rail travel facility for treatment and regular check-up from April 20 onwards as per provisions made in the Rail Budget, informed Lalit Bohra, chief PRO of the Northwestern Railway. Earlier, they were entitled to 75 per cent concession. The facility will be available in the third AC and second class sleeper only. Those interested in travelling by second class/first class, AC chair car, first class AC or second class AC coach will get 75 per cent concession in fare. Their attendants, too, will be given similar concession.
Seminar: A seminar on admission to New Zealand colleges was held at Brills Institute, Bathinda, on Thursday. The MD of the Professional Bar and Restaurant School, New Zealand Scott Ramsay gave tips to the students. Director of the institute Ashok Sadiora was also present.
Goods perish in fire: Goods worth Rs 10 lakh perished in a fire at a junk store near the railway station here on Thursday. The fire was controlled after a struggle of about 4 hours. Property dispute is said to be the cause behind the incident.
City lad first in paper presentation: City lad Gaurav
Ghai, who is currently pursuing graduation in agriculture and biological engineering in the USA, has secured first position in the paper presentation contest during the Institute for Thermal Process Specialists 2009 Charles R Stumbo Contest.
3 houses gutted: Three thatched houses of three brothers - Tej Pal, Bhim Singh and Arjun Lal - of the Balmiki community of the Dalit Samaj were gutted in a fire that broke out in the Balmiki Basti of Pavati village, near Bawal, on Wednesday. All belongings of the three families, including Rs 10,000, gold and silver ornaments, domestic wares, 40 quintals of wheat, 20 sheep, two pigs and a dozen hens, were destroyed in the fire. Sources said the fire was caused by a spark which was blown out of the hearth by a gust of wind where a woman of the family was preparing tea.
BJP to submit memo: The BJP will present a memorandum comprising signatures of 20 crore persons of the country to the President in New Delhi on April 21 in protest against the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities. This was stated by state BJP chief Krishan Pal Gujjar while addressing a district-level meeting of party activists here on Thursday. SIRSA
NURPUR Camp ends: The three-day-long scouts and guides camp concluded at Government Senior Secondary School (Boys) here on Thursday. According to information, 287 scouts and 194 guides from 34 government senior and high schools from Nurpur sub division took part in the camp. Presiding over the concluding ceremony chief guest SDM IS Bhardwaj exhorted the participants to fight against social evils. He also briefed on environment conservation and total sanitation campaign.
Camp ends: The three-day-long scouts and guides camp concluded at Government Senior Secondary School (Boys) here on Thursday. According to information, 287 scouts and 194 guides from 34 government senior and high schools from Nurpur sub division took part in the camp. Presiding over the concluding ceremony chief guest SDM IS Bhardwaj exhorted the participants to fight against social evils. He also briefed on environment conservation and total sanitation campaign.