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Tributes paid
: Tributes were paid to social worker Gurbaksh Singh here on Sunday. MLA Jasjit Singh Bunny praised the services rendered by him to the society, along with the social work that he did as a deputy director of the National Institute of Sports and provided valuable contribution in the field. Singh provided valuable contribution in setting up of Dera Bassi Civil Hospital. Among others who paid tributes included Congress leader Dipender Singh Dhillon, Amritpal Singh, Bhupinder Saini and Gurbaksh Singh.

6-yr-old injured in accident: A 6-year-old child was seriously injured in a road accident near Lalru. The victim Manpreet was admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh. Accident occurred when she was crossing the national highway, along her mother Sukhbir Kaur near Lalru bus stand and suddenly a speeding car had hit the child. The police has registered a case against the unidentified car driver under Section 279 and 337 of the IPC on the statement of Sukhbir.

Girl abducted
: Balbir Singh, Bhinda of Jadli and Jatinder Pal Singh of Ward 11, Garhshankar have been booked for abducting Jaspreet Kaur (16) of Garhshankar. They were booked under sections 363, 366 and 120 B of the IPC. According to police sources, the girl was abducted as Balbir Singh wanted to marry her. The incident happened on August 28.

Akali sarpanch joins Congress
: Giving a jolt to the ruling alliance of the SAD-BJP in Bholath constituency, Nangal Lubana sarpanch Surjit Kaur along with her supporters joined the Congress at a function in the village. Bhoalth Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira was present. Nangal-Lubana is the biggest Lubana dominated village of the constituency and is a stronghold of former SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur.

: Grasim Suiting from Grasim Bhiwani Textile unveiled its festive collection 2010 here today. The launch showcased Orlando (high fashion fabric), TR Denim (new age denim fabric), Grasland, Camry, Elite and Vertue. Rakesh Jain from Grasim said the collection was launched keeping in mind a consumerís preferences.

Man killed in mishap
: A scooterist identified as Sandeep Kumar of Rasulpur village was killed after a speeding truck (PB-10BY-6781) hit his scooter (PB-37-0413) on the Phillaur-Nawanshahar road near Nagar village last night.Sandeep was rushed to Phillaur Civil Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The police has arrested the truck driver.



Chain snatched: Two unidentified motorcyclists snatched a gold chain from a woman near her residence in Sector 47 this evening. Darshana Devi (65), told the police that she was standing outside her house and was talking to her neighbour when the miscreants targeted her.



Hilton's School Principal gets national award: Today, on the occasion of Teacher's Day, David Joseph Hilton, Principal, Hilton's School, Majra has been presented with the National Awards to Teachers 2009 by Pratibha Devisingh Patil in New Delhi. The programme was conducted on Sunday in Delhi where David was awarded in the presence of Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal.

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