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Cong convention at Mohali
: The Congress has chosen Mohali as the venue for holding its September 27 convention. MP Ravneet Singh on Sunday said the convention would be held soon after the election of the Congress president scheduled on September 17. Sonia Gandhi is heading for another term in office, he said. The MP said members of the CWC, Chief Ministers of the Congress-ruled states of Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan and senior party leaders of Punjab, UP, HP and J&K would participate in the convention. 

Dera Bassi
Tributes paid to communist leader
: Tributes were paid to senior communist leader Bhag Singh during a bhog ceremony here on Sunday. Lakhwinder Singh and his party performed a kirtan. Principal Kuldhir Singh had given information about the life of the leader. Rotrian Bhupiner Saine announced a free eye donation camp in the memory of the communist leader. Prem Singh Chandumajra, MLA Jasjit Singh Bunny and Dipender Singh Dhillon were present.

Tubewell opened
: Chief Parliamentary Secretary Sarwan Singh Phillaur inaugurated a tubewell worth Rs 12 lakh at Ravidasspura in the Phillaur subdivision on Saturday. Addressing the gathering, he gave details of development programmes of the government. 



200 saplings planted: A tree plantation drive was held in Sector 27-C. Councillor Devinder Singh Babla, members of the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) and Type 13 House Association were present. Around 200 saplings were planted. Babla said 1,000 saplings of various varieties were planted in his ward and another 2,000 would be planted soon.



16 buffaloes electrocuted
: As many as 16 buffaloes were electrocuted at Murthal village in the village pond this morning after an underground live wire, allegedly laid illegally, snapped.Deputy Commissioner Ajit Joshi announced that the owners of the buffaloes would be suitably compensated by the power authorities and bank loans would be arranged for them to buy new buffaloes.


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