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250 donate blood: Baba Zorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Youth Club organised a mega blood donation camp in the rural area near Nogawan village. A record number of donors particularly, rural youths, came forward to donate blood. A team of doctors from the PGI, led by Dr Usha Rao, conducted the camp and collected 250 units of blood.

Faridkot circle education officer retires:
After 36 years of long illustrious career, Sukhmander Kaur Brar retired as the circle education officer (CEO), Faridkot circle. Beginning her career at the Government Senior Secondary School, Rupana, as lecturer, Brar was promoted as deputy district education officer in 1996 and subsequently served as the DEO at Bathinda, Ferozepur, Moga and Faridkot. She headed the Faridkot circle, which comprises districts of Mansa, Bathinda, Faridkot, Ferozepur, Moga and Muktsar for three years. During her professional career, she was honoured by deputy commissioner Faridkot with the Best Administrator Award.

25 units of blood collected: On the occasion of second death anniversary of their father Manohar Lal Jindal, two members of local Aasra Welfare Society Neeraj and Gaurav organised a blood donation camp here. Twenty-five persons volunteered at the camp.

MC chief honoured: A number of fruit and vegetable ‘arhtiyas’ along with a vendors’ union on Friday honoured chairman of the Market Committee, Bathinda, Gurteg Singh Gikku for the contract-based allotment of parking, canteen and cleanliness of the market. Speaking on the occasion, Gikku assured them of fulfilling other pending demands.

Blood donation camp: On the occasion of 72nd death anniversary of Sant Baba Bahal Dass Ji, a blood donation camp was organised by the Aasra Welfare Society and Sant Baba Bahal Dass Ji Sports Club, Jassi Pau Wali, at Jassi Pau Wali village. About 35 donors donated blood at the camp.

Raid at chemist shops: Three Abohar drug inspectors drawn from different districts on Friday scanned records and stocks in six medicine shops till late in the evening on Friday. The action prompted dozens of other medicine sellers to roll down their shutters and switch off the mobile phone subsequently, sources said. The in-charge of the teams initially asked the media to get details by the evening but his mobile phone remained switched off as scribes tried to contact him.

Woman held with pistol:
The police arrested a woman with a pistol and three bullets near Ghanauli. The accused was identified as Reshma Rani, wife of Mohamamd Asif from Sheikh Chand Mohalla, Pilibhit, UP. The case is being investigated to find out her association with gangs, if any. The police also arrested Jitender Kumar of PWD colony, Ropar, with 1,940 habit forming drugs and registered a case under the NDPS Act at Sadar police station. One Gurang from Mata Rani Mohalla, Ropar, was also arrested and 65 bottles of cough syrup were recovered.


Honour for kabaddi team: The Sher-é-Punjab Sports Club will honour Indian kabaddi team, which had won the World Cup Kabaddi tournament on May 3. This was stated by Jaspal Singh, president of Sher-é-Punjab Sports Club. He said a function would be organised at Kalgidhar market and the kabaddi team would be honoured with gold rings.



New pension scheme:
The New Pension Scheme (NPS), launched by the Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority of India, is now available for the general public through India Post, a spokesman of the postal department said here on Friday. Giving this information, SK Sharma, senior superintendent of post offices, said the facility has been introduced at head post offices of Ambala Cantt, Ambala City and Yamunanagar, which fell under Ambala Postal Division. He said all persons between the age group of 18 and 55 years could enrol for this new pension scheme under its different investment options.



Body recovered:
The police today recovered body of a female in the Beas, near Sujanpur. According to police sources, the body was seen floating in the river by villagers this morning who reported the matter to the police. The police immediately reached the spot. The woman, presumably in her forties, could not be identified till the filling of the report. A case has been registered in this regard and the police is investigating the matter.



Traffic curbs for Darbar Move
Keeping in view the annual Darbar Move, there will be one-way traffic on the National Highway I-A from Jammu to Srinagar on May 1, 2, 8 and 9, the SSP Traffic, National Highway, Ramban,has said. The highway police has appealed to the public to cooperate with the traffic police in smooth passage of the Darbar Move convoy.

Campaign to save birds: The Dogra Sadar Sabha will launch ‘Save the Bird’ campaign from Saturday morning. As part of the campaign, members of the Dogra Sadar Sabha, Chowkidars Association, J&K Ex-Services League, J&K Paryaqvaran Sanstha and students will march towards villages from the sabha office. The protesters would carry earthen pots and place the same near dry ponds so that birds could have water during the searing summer.

Liquor seized, one held: The Jammu police claimed to have seized 33 pouches of liquor allegedly being smuggled, and arrested Vimal Raina of Mishriwala here on Friday. A case has been registered at the Kanachak police station.

Job fair concludes:
The three-day employment fair concluded at Khree Sultan Cho Sport Stadium in Kargil on Friday. The fair was organised by the District Employment and Counselling Centre, Kargil, in collaboration with the district administration of Kargil. Twenty-five stalls were set up by various departments, self-help groups and financing agencies where intending youths were briefed about various schemes.

Poppy crop destroyed: Cultivation of poppy spread over 51 kanals at Loiseer, Sakhdas, Badroo, Katsoo and Lever in Anantnag district was destroyed. In Awantipora, the police and the Revenue Department destroyed poppy crop spread over 18 kanals at Madoora village.


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