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Free heart check-up camp concludes
: The two-day free heart check-up camp, organised by the local Goodwill Society, concluded here on Monday. More than 860 patients were examined during the camp by a team of doctors from Gurgaon, led by Dr Navneet Goyal, a cardiologist.

25 units of blood donated: Twenty-five units of blood were collected at a blood donation camp, held at Shaheed Jarnail Singh Yadgari Park, Grain Market road here by Shaheed Jarnail Singh Memorial Welfare Society in assistance with Kikar Bazar branch of the SBI. The chief manager of the bank branch Jaskaran Singh was chief guest on the occasion.

One held for smuggling: Kotwali police on Monday nabbed a self-proclaimed priest of a temple, with country-made liquor. According to police sources, the accused Vinod Kumar of Pujan Wala Mohalla had constructed a temple in his house and in the disguise of that, he used to run an illegal trade in liquor smuggling. Acting upon the complaint filed by a a liquor contractor, police arrested the accused in possession of liquor from Multania railway overbridge.

Dera Bassi
Freshers welcomed:
A freshers party was organised at Sri Sukhmani Institute. Seniors welcomed newcomers. Kalyani was crowned Miss Fresher, while Diljot Singh was named Mr Fresher. The title of Miss Charming went to Shavika, while Mandeep Singh was declared Mr Handsome. Dr GN Verma, principal, enlisted the achievements of the institute.

Dal Khalsa objects to Dosanjh’s remarks
: The Dal Khalsa has taken serious note of remarks of Canadian MP Ujjal Dosanjh in which he tried to malign the image of the Canadian Sikh youth “to appease the Indian authorities”. In a statement e-mailed to this correspondent today, party head HS Dhami, general secretary Manjinder Singh and spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said the tone of Dosanjh was similar to that of India’s MEA officials who during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Canada and the US publicly denounced Canadian Sikhs for enhancing “Khalistani activities”.

Tarn Taran
Farmers’ convention
: The Kul Hind Khet Mazdoor Union organised a joint convention of the Tarn Taran and Amritsar districts here today in which the current demands of the farm workers were raised. The office-bearers of all the blocks of the two districts participated in the convention.



Pact signed
: The Continental Institute of International Studies (CIIS) has entered into an agreement on the international education cooperation with Waiariki Institute of Technology, New Zealand, under the New Zealand pathway programme. — TNS

Seminar on Oct 2
: In order to increase the political involvement of the Aggarwal Vaishya Samaj throughout the country, a seminar would be organised at Kurukshetra on October 2. Stating this to the media here today, Tarsem Garg, president Aggarwal Vaishya Samaj, Panchkula, said as the community had been totally ignored by the powers, it had become necessary to create awareness among the Aggarwal Vaishya community about their rights. He said a large number of people were expected to participate in the seminar. The community would also celebrate Gandhi Jayanti, he added. Rajiv Gupta, Somnath Diwan, Vikas Garg, SK Garg, Sushil Singla, Ram Vilas Aggarwal, Bhavna Gupta, Sunita Goyal and Pawan Mittal were among those who attended the meeting.


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