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Officers’ meet:
The members of the Defence Officers Welfare Association would conduct its meeting at the local District Sainik Welfare Office on July 16. Association general secretary Lt-Col Kashmir Singh (retd) said issues pertaining to the judgment of the Supreme Court and Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding Fourth Pay Commission arrears would be discussed.

200 units of blood collected:
The Salaam Zindagi Foundation, an NGO, organised a blood donation camp yesterday at Sri Bala Ji Mandir Vishavkarma. Baba Sri Kulwant Bhalla inaugurated the camp. About 200 units of blood were collected. Dr Amarjit Kaur and Dr Puneet from the blood transfusion department, DMCH, and Dr Nikola Mahajan from Sri Krishna Charitable Hospital facilitated donors.


Man run over by train: A resident of Madanpur Chhaleri village got killed on Tuesday while crossing railway tracks near the Rajpura railway flyover in the city. The deceased has been identified as Swaran Singh Sonu. The Government Railway Police (GRP) officials said inquest proceedings had been initiated in this connection and the body would be handed over to the deceased’s family members after the autopsy.

Two electricians injured: Two employees of the electricity department got injured on Tuesday while they were rectifying a fault in electricity wires in Subhash Market. The injured have been identified as Netar Singh and Narinder Kumar. They were standing on the roof of a shop which collapsed and both of them received fractures in their legs. The shopkeepers failed to understand as how the roof, made of iron shed, collapsed. The injured were rushed to the local civil hospital where they were undergoing treatment.

Pedestrian hit by bike, dies: A 32-year-old pedestrian died after being hit by a motorcycle on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway near Silver City on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Mangal Singh, a resident of Kurali. The incident took place when Mangal Singh, along with his relative Gurbwant Singh, was walking towards the Zirakpur side when a motorcycle coming from the opposite side hit him. He sustained serious head injuries and was rushed to the GMCH-32 where he died during the treatment. The motorcyclist managed to flee from the spot. A case has been registered.

Illegal colonies: The police booked two persons on Wednesday for allegedly developing unauthorised colonies in Zirakpur and surrounding villages. The investigating officer stated that the accused have been booked under the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act, 1995. They were identified as Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Sector 16, Chandigarh, and Mehar Singh, a resident of Gazipur Saniyan village. The officer said a GMADA official had lodged a complaint with the SSP, Mohali, accusing that the promoters had developed the colonies in Zirakpur and Gazipur village without any permission.


Principal Secy Jalan bereaved:
Godavari Devi (80), mother of KK Jalan, Haryana Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Town and Country Planning Department, died following a long illness here today. She is survived by her husband, three sons and five daughters. Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia and Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda condoled her death. Her cremation was attended by the CM and several senior officers of the state among others.

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