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Balluana BJP unit office-bearers elected
:The president of the Balluana unit of the BJP Kulbhushan Bhudi has nominated Indraj Choohriwala Dhanna, Praveen Kumar Goyal, Gulab Singh, Vijay Kumar Katehra, Kewal Krishan and Ved Parkash as vice-presidents, Bihari Lal as general secretary, Manjit Kumar, Balwant Singh, Rakesh Sehgal, Beeru Ram and Sokha Bai as secretaries, Tara Chand as cashier and Om Parkash Nirania Dangarkhera as the press 

School vacation
:The Punjab Government has declared the summer vacation in all government, private-aided and recognised schools from May 24 to June 30. This was stated by a government spokesperson.

Girl booked for suicide bid
: The police has booked Neetam Sinha, student of Guru Gobind Singh College of Management and Technology (GGSCMT), for trying to commit suicide by jumping from second floor of the college building. DSP Kharar Raj Balwinder Singh Mrar said the girl has been booked for attempting suicide. According to sources, the girl had some altercation with a lecturer over issue of not using mobile phones during examination. The girl is known to be short tempered and she jumped from the second floor,” Brar said.

: Vijay Bansal, local leader, has been unanimously elected the president of the Shivalik Vikas Manch. Advocate Ravi Sharma, former president of the manch, provided this information and said the Shivalik Vikas Manch had been making efforts to implement the development schemes for the welfare of semi-hilly area of three districts, which included, Panchkula, Ambala and Yamuna Nagar districts for the past couple of years. Notably, Bansal has been instrumental in raising voice before the state government to implement various development projects for residents of the Shivalik area.



2 boys go missing
: Kanwarvir Singh Sagar (13) and Harpreet Singh Sonu (15), residents of Phase11 have been missing since May 19. In their complaint filed at the police station of Phase XI, the parents of Kanwarvir Singh Sagar said that Kanwarvir had returned from the school around 2.30 pm and changed his uniform. Later, he had gone outside on his cycle but did not return home till now. On the other hand, the parents of Harpreet Singh Sonu also submitted their complaint to the police. Kanwarvir Singh Sagar is a student of class VI, Mohali Public School, Phase 10, while Harpreet is a friend of Kanwarvir Singh. The police is investigating the case. 

: A multi-specialty 50-bed JP Hospital located at the Chandigarh-Zirakpur Highway was inaugurated by Punjab Health Minister Lakshmi Kanta Chawla here today. Talking to media, Dr Arvind Sharma, Additional Medical Director and chairman, Medical Advisory board says, “The hospital is a fully equipped medical and surgical centre, providing accessible and high quality health services in a focused and caring environment”. He said facilities like X-Ray, USG, Colour Doppler, Blood Bank, all Laboratory services including Hematology, Clinical Pathology, Histopathology, Micro-Biology, Immunoassay and Bio-Chemistry etc are available round the clock at the hospital. 



Ban on washing cars
: District Magistrate Yudhbir Singh Khialiya today invoked Section 144 of the CrPC to prevent wastage of drinking water in the district.The order has been issued to meet the situation arising out of acute paucity of water in canals in view of extreme heat wave conditions in the area.Washing of cars has been banned. The use of electric motors on water supply lines directly has been banned. People have been advised to store water in underground tanks and then use motorised centrifugal pumps to lift water to overhead tanks. 



Infantry Commandant calls on Governor
: Brig Somnath Jha, who recently took over as the Commandant, J&K Light Infantry, called on Governor N. N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday. He briefed the Governor about the functioning of the J&K Light Infantry, the scale of annual recruitment from the state and other important issues relating to the force.

Expedition flagged off: As part of the celebrations of Project Beacon, Lt-Gen NC Marwah, Commander, 15 Corps, flagged off an expedition to Bara Lacha La (4,831 metres) via Hamta Pass (4,268 Metres) along the Spiti Ranges of Himachal Pradesh. The trek will cover the Spiti Ranges on the other side of which lies the Lahaul valley and the Beas in Himachal Pradesh. The Hamta Pass at an altitude of 4,268 metres dominates the valleys and offers an excellent view of the region.

Army to hold medical camp: As part of the ongoing Operation Sadhbhavana, the Chinar Corps will organise a mega medical camp at Aish-Muquam in Anantnag district on May 22. The main objective of the medical camp will be to identify people with special needs and provide them with the rehabilitative devices such as wheelchairs, walking sticks, spectacles and hearing aids. The medical camp shall be open to public. During the camp specialist care will also be provided. Officers from the Health Department will be present to assist in taking care of the patients. 


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