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Eye check-up camp:
While inaugurating the 13th free eye check-up and surgery camp at village Usmankhera, legislator Sunil Jakhar motivated the members of the Lakshman Dass Sports and Welfare Club to assist the IFFCO Kisan Sewa Trust in passing on the benefit of Netar Jyoti campaign to the people, who had seldom bothered about the eye care in the rural areas. Senior area manager RK Upveja said more than 350 patients were treated during the camp on Monday by Dr SL Chalana and Dr Gagan Chalana.

Career counselling camp at Maur:
The NSS Department of the Punjabi University, Patiala, would hold a career counselling camp on Maur campus on June 25. Those who have passed class XII can visit the campus for free guidance and counselling from renowned experts of the university, said DK Madaan, principal of the campus.

Woman electrocuted:
A woman was electrocuted at the local Radha Swami Colony on Monday. As per sources, Rajni (27), wife of Surinder Kumar, was cleaning her house. As both the kids of Rajni came to know that their mother was stuck to the cooler, they raised an alarm. The residents of the locality reached there and brought her to the local civil hospital where the doctors declared her brought dead.

Cricket trials today:
Trials for selecting the probables for the Premier Cricket League (PCL-2011) will be held at Guru Nanak Engineering College here tomorrow from 8 am onwards, according to chairman of the organising committee, ID Kamoj. The selected cricketers will attend a coaching camp prior to the final teamís selection for taking part in the cricket league to be held at different venues across the country. Those interested players may contact cricket coach, Bhuvnesh Punni, at the venue.

Makhu (Ferozepur)
Intoxicating tablets recovered:
About 5300 intoxicating tablets and 90 capsules were seized from Balkar Singh, a grocery shop owner of village Amiwala of this area by a police party last night. Police sources said Balkar Singh, who was running a small grocery shop, had been selling the intoxicating tablets and capsules from his shop and by supplying the sae to his customers at their doorsteps. The accused was arrested at a check point laid down by the police near village Amiwala. A case in this connection had been registered at the local police station. Efforts were being made to find out the source from where the accused had been purchasing these intoxicating medicines.

Office-bearers elected:
Prof Jagtar Singh, head, department of library and information science, Punjabi University, Patiala, has been elected as president of the Punjab Library Association (PLA) during the general body meeting of the PLA held here on Monday. Following were elected other office-bearers and members of the executive committee of the association: vice-president: Pardeep Kumar (PU, Chandigarh), Survinder Singh Chhabra (GNDU regional centre, Jalandhar) and Bhupinder Singh (Central University, Bhatinda); general secretary: Dr Harinder Pal Singh Kalra (Punjabi University, Patiala); joint secretaries: Khushpreet Singh, (Punjabi University, Patiala) and Manish Bansal, Baba Farid College of Engineering and Technology, Bhatinda.

Cashier assaulted:
Two masked motorcyclists, desperate over unsuccessful attempt to snatch a bag, shot and injured a cashier of the electricity board as he was walking out from the office in Srivijaynagar town of Sriganganagar on Monday. Senior officials from the district headquarters have rushed to Srivijaynagar, all roads connecting the region with Punjab and Haryana had been sealed, official sources said. Cashier, Vishnu Dutt Taak, was rushed to the civil hospital. The DSP said after the preliminary investigation it was learnt that the cashier had no cash. However, he had some documents related to the census. Meanwhile, the cashier has been referred to the PBM Hospital at Bikaner.



AIHRA launched: The All-India Human Rights Association (AIHRA) was launched here on Sunday. AIHRA formed in 1979 with Giani Zail Singh as its founder president, is the only human rights NGO recognised by the Central government and United Nationals Organisation, claimed Munish Puri, head of the team. While state coordinator Gurdev Singh, Punjab, introduced his team, Puri formally appointed Amarjeet Singh as chief of the tircity unit of AIHRA.

BSNL offer: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to waive off the installation charges for the new applicants for promoting its broadband services. No money would be charged from the prospective broadband customers up to July 31. This was stated in a press note issued by the department in Chandigarh.

3,000 explore business opportunities: The franchise and retail opportunities, FRO2010, concluded here yesterday at Hotel Taj, Chandigarh, with over 3,000 business visitors exploring newer entrepreneurship opportunities. There had been over 3,000 visitors to the exhibition, which was organised jointly by Franchise India Holdings Limited (FIHL) and Indian Franchise Association (IFA), according to Gaurav Marya, director, FIHL.

CMsí to meet on July 6:A conference of Chief Ministers of northern states will be held here on July 6 to deliberate on credit limit of states. Punjab Governor-cum-Chandigarh Administrator Shivraj Patil will preside over the conference while Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is expected to be the chief guest.

Venue shifted:The venue for the four-day final match between Patiala and Jalandhar for the U-19 Cricket Tournament for Dhruve Pandove Trophy has been shifted to Burlton Park, Jalandhar, from PCA Stadium, Mohali. The final will commence on June 23. Both teams had clashed for the title last year and were declared joint winners following rain.


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