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Medical camp held
: About 250 patients were examined by Dr Ajay Mohan during a free medical camp that was organised by the Youth Congress (YC) at a private school located near the historic Dargah of Panjpeers here on Thursday, block president Varun Verma informed. Medicines were also given to the patients.

Four hurt in road mishap
: Four persons including a woman were injured in a road accident here on Thursday. Balwant Singh, a resident of village Jorkin Kankarwali, who has been admitted to the local Civil Hospital stated that he along with his daughter Manjit Kaur was going to his village on motorcycle. As they reached near the new grain market, their motorcycle met with a head-on collision with a three-wheeler. Three-wheeler occupants including Gaurav and Raj Pal, residents of village Miani Basti, also sustained injuries in the accident. All the injured have been admitted to the local Civil Hospital.

Police Medal for Madhu Sudan Sharma
: A city resident, Madhu Sudan Sharma, a Group Commander in the National Security Guard (NSG), has done the state proud. Sharma was awarded the Police Medal for his meritorious and distinguish services by the President of India on Independence Day. He actually hails from Chamuhi village in Dasuya tehsil of Hoshiarpur district, but presently settled in Jalandhar. He joined the Border Security Force (BSF) in June 1986 as an Assistant Commandant (AC) and served on the international border and IS duty during the peak of militancy in Punjab. He led a number of successful operations against militants in the Kashmir valley and seized arms and ammunition in a huge quantity. His exceptional achievement earned him deputation with the UN Mission Police Task Force in Bosnia from May, 1997, to May, 1998. The officer was selected to join the elite NSG in February, 2008, as a Group Commander.

Sangeet sammelan from tomorrow: Renowned classical artistes, including vocalist Mohan Kumar Darekar from Gwalior Gharana and Clarionet player Ramkrishana of Banaras Gharana will regale audience on the 56th annual Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan being organised by the AIR, Jalandhar, on Saturday. K.L. Sehgal Memorial Hall will be the venue.

Subhash Ghai opens kidney centre in city: Renowned filmmaker Subhash Ghai was in the city to inaugurate a kidney transplant centre at Ghai Hospital here. Eminent citizens of the city, including Rotarians and doctors, were present on the occasion. Dr U.S. Ghai and Dr H.S. Bhutani thanked the dignitaries and the guests. Subhash Ghai congratulated Dr U.S. Ghai and Dr H.S. Bhutani opening the centre.

Body found
: The body of Surinder Sain (30), an electrician, who had drowned during the Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations, has been recovered from the TK headworks of MK minor. As per the details, he was drowned due to strong currents of water while immersing the idol of Lord Ganesha near Nathanwali bridge of the Gang canal on Monday. The idol weighed about one quintal. Three persons had tried to rescue him but failed. Later, the administration deployed half a dozen divers to locate him.



SSP checks PCR reaction time:
To check the reaction time of the Police Control Room (PCR) vehicles, newly appointed Chandigarh SSP Naunihal Singh today flashed a message to all cops on the PCR vehicles to report near Aroma Hotel in Sector 22. The message was flashed at 10.28 pm. All 45 PCR vehicles, including motorcycle-borne cops, reached the spot within 30 minutes, said the SSP. He said vehicles stationed nearby reached in less than four minutes. The exercise was to check the alertness of the PCR staff.

Girl get burn injuries
: Pratibha (3) burnt her hand after she came in contact with a live wire at an exhibition near Dussehra ground in Phase VIII here on Thursday evening. The child has been admitted to a hospital in Phase 3B2. Pratibha’s mother said after having food at Rajasthani food stall, they moved to another stall and her daughter got in touch with a live wire kept on a table. A complaint has been lodged.

Girl hangs herself
: An 18-year-old girl ended her life by hanging herself in her house here on Thursday. Prerna, resident of Sector 11, was a student of Class XII at GGMSSS, Sector 18, Chandigarh. The incident came to light when Prerna did not come out of her bedroom in the morning. When her parents knocked at the door and received no reply this morning, they broke open the door.



Ministers’ tours
: The Haryana Government has increased the ceiling of ten days touring in a month to 15 days in case of Ministers, Ministers of State, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries and Parliamentary Secretaries with immediate effect. While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that however this ceiling would not apply to the Chief Minister.

Railway employees protest
: Hunderds of Railway Employees of the Northern Railway Men’s Union, Dhulkot-Kalka-Shimla Branch, on Thursday protested against the Railways Department for not considering their long-pending demands.


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