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Dental camp
: The Rotary Club, Sirhind, in collaboration with Lala Lajpat Rai Senior Secondary School organised a dental check-up camp on the school premises on Thursday. A team of doctors led by Dr SS Banga examined more than 300 students. Nakesh Jindal, project chairman, said the club provided free medicines and toothbrushes to the students.

IMA chief calls on Nepal President
: Speaking to a delegation led by Dr Zora Singh, president, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Chandigarh chapter and chairman, Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes, Dr Rambaran Yadav, the President of Nepal, said the world should live in peaceful coexistence. He also stressed upon the need for friendship and cooperation between India and Nepal. It is worth mentioning that Dr Rambaran Yadav is a doctor by profession and he did his MD (Medicine) from the PGI, Chandigarh. Dr Zora Singh presented him with a replica of the Golden Temple as souvenir. 

President of Nepal Dr Rambaran Yadav interacts with an Indian delegation led by president of the Indian Medical Association Dr Zora Singh. 
A Tribune photograph

Budget for Zila Parishad, Panchayat Samitis passed: An annual budget of Rs 44.73 crore for the year 2010-11 got unanimous nod by the members of the Zila Parishad, Bathinda, on Wednesday. The members also passed a budget of Rs 23.55 crore for eight Panchayat Samitis for the current fiscal. Meanwhile, the members unanimously approved the Rs 75.76-crore worth action plan and Rs 70.65-crore worth labour budget for the year 2010-11. Chief executive officer of the Zila Parishad C. Sibin and deputy chief executive officer Rajinder Singh were present during the proceedings. 

Body found
: An unidentified body was found from Baltana village today. According to information, this body was lying near Baltana Raiwali road and passersby informed the police regarding the same. Handesra SHO Satwant Singh said it was learnt that the victim was moving in the area for the past few days and was mentally ill. The body had been kept in the Civil Hospital here for identification. 

First-aid training
: A first-aid training programme was organised at Thapar University, Patiala, on Wednesday. District training supervisor of Red Cross KR Verma was the chief guest on the occasion. He spoke on how to control internal bleeding in case of a head injury. He also gave a demonstration on artificial respiration, cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and recovery position. Prof Amanpreet Kaur, in charge of the camp, proposed the vote of thanks. 

Mud bath: Preparatory wing of Narain Public School organised a “mud bath” on Wednesday, in which students and teachers took part. 

Elected: Professor Raj Kakkar and Hardev Singh Walia have been elected as president and vice-president, respectively, of the Senior Citizen Welfare Association (registered), Model Town. The elections were held on Thursday and total of 184 members exercised their right to vote. Walia managed to get 129 votes, thereby, registering comfortable victory.



Appointed: The administration has appointed Santosh Kumar as conservator of forests and chief wildlife warden and director environment, UT, relieving Ishwar Singh with immediate effect. 

Office-bearers: The Federation of Sector Welfare Associations (FOSWAC) has named following office-bearers: secretary NS Malhi; joint secretary Sunil Chopra; finance secretary Yograj Sharma; additional finance secretary Shikha Nijhawan; secretary public relation and hospitality PS Bajwa; press secretary JC Verma; legal adviser GS Sathi and advisers Bawa Charan Pal Singh, OP Verma, DP Singh, Anil Kumar Nayyar and KL Aggarwal. 

Auditions: Famous directors Shiv Kumar and Shahid Wahid from Mumbai will scout for new acting and dancing talent at the Amartex Knowledge Centre, Industrial Area, Phase I, Panchkula, on May 1. 

: A seminar on “Gap between industry and educational institutes: Causes and solutions” was held at Sahibzada Ajit Singh Institute of Information Technology and Research here on Thursday. Aman Ghuman, location head (HR), Tata Business Support Systems, was the key speaker. She emphasised that there was an enormous gap between the industry and academics, which was the main cause of unemployment.



Six hurt in clash
: Tension gripped Sohata village near Barara, as a clash was reported between members of two different communities, on Tuesday night. The trouble began when some members along with the bridegroom of a marriage party belonging to one community were not allowed to enter the “khera” (holy place of worship) by the members of the other community (Rajput) when the marriage party was proceeding to bridegroom’s place in the adjoining village. The heated conversations between the two groups led to a quarrel and six persons, including the bridegroom was injured with the sharp-edged weapons used in the clash. A case against 28 persons in this connection was registered at Barara police station, police sources said. 

Reappear exam
: The Haryana Board of School Education, Bhiwani, has decided to again conduct the reappear examination of English-2 for the second semester of senior secondary examinations held on March 10 for those students who have failed to take the examination due to any confusion. A board spokesman said on Wednesday that students who had failed to take the examination in any subject due to mistake in their roll number slips regarding date, subject and time could also reappear in the examination. 

Rs 1 lakh for CM’s relief fund
: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was presented with a draft of Rs 1 lakh by renowned magician Jadugar Samrat Shankar for the Chief Minister’s relief fund here on Thursday. The Chief Minister appreciated the gesture of the magacian for making such a contribution. Shankar said he had collected these funds by performing magic shows in various cities of the state. 

Free medical camp
: As many as 298 persons were medically examined and given free-of-cost medicines at a one-day medical camp organised by the MSM Institute of Ayurveda in Kasandi village under the aegis of BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan. The camp was organised to spread awareness about the diseases that are prevalent in summers and to provide free-of-cost medical check-up to the inhabitants of the village and surrounding areas. 


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