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Nankana Sahib visit:
The SGPC has announced September 30 as the last date for the submission of passports for visiting Pakistan to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. It will lead a Sikh jatha to the gurdwara in November. The SGPC has requested aspirants to submit their passports by September 30 with its office at the Golden Temple complex. The process of finalising the list of pilgrims is underway.

Medicines seized from 2 stores: The Health Department today raided the premises of two medical stores in Jandiala Guru and seized medicines, worth Rs 50,000, and medical termination of pregnancy kits. Confirming this, Civil Surgeon Dr Chandanjit Singh Kondal said the raiding party seized drugs that were not meant for sale. He said the seized drugs would be presented in the court tomorrow while samples would also be sent to state drug controller at Chandigarh.

Blood camp to be held: AlphaOne in association with Fortis Escort Hospital would organise a free medical check-ups on the occasion of World Heart Day on September 26 at AlphaOne. Paramedical staff along with doctors would be available at the centre for free medical check-ups on September 26. They would also provide free consultation to heart patients, educate them on how to take care and manage emergencies. The initiative also aims to raise awareness of the importance of healthy diets and physical activity among children and their parents. World Heart Day is observed on the fourth Sunday of September every year with the aim of encouraging all those who had experienced a heart attack to live a life free from the stress and problems that led to the attack.

Bosch unveils cordless power tools: Strengthening its position as an innovation leader, Bosch Power Tools unveiled a whole new range of lightweight, cordless power tools for professional users in India. Ranging from Rs 3,000 to Rs 40,000, the new range of cordless power tools have been designed to handle light, medium and even extreme applications, both indoors and outdoors and give the best results every  single time, a press release said.

Wheat variety:
The Punjab Young Farmers’ Association on Thursday demanded immediate release of the Indian Agriculture Research Institute’s (IARI) HD 2967 variety of wheat saying extensive tests had proved that it was best suited for state farmers. The association has also appealed to the Director-General of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research to expedite the early release of the variety and suggested it be named Pusa Borlaug.

Illegal colonies:
Warning people against buying land in illegal colonies, the Sangrur Municipal Council has installed boards at three places informing them that no facilities will be provided to them in such colonies. The boards, which mention names of 41 illegal colonies, had been installed outside the MC, DC and Tehsil offices.

Nephew kills man: A nephew killed his uncle by hitting him with a brick for a piece of wood in Eena Bajwa village near Dhuri here on Friday. Sources said Shingara, son of Sukhdev Singh, killed his uncle Amar and injured his another uncle Jarnail by attacking them with bricks after they had gone to Shingara’s house to collect a piece of wood after taking his consent. However, Amar died on spot due to the injury.

Drugs seized: The police has recovered a huge consignment of medicines used as drugs from a store in the basement of Kaula Park market here on Friday. The police has arrested father-son duo of Prem Swaroop and Sukhdarshan Kumar after drugs were recovered from their store. A case has been registered.

Tarn Taran
Thieves strike at institutes, decamp with LCDs, computers:
Two LCDs and three CCTV cameras of the Sri Guru Angad Dev College, Khadur Sahib, 24 km from here, were stolen by breaking the locks of the college administrative block last night. Principal Dr Daljit Singh Khehra in his complaint to the police said the cost of the stolen material was said to be Rs 21,100. The Goindwal Sahib police has registered a case under sections 380 and 457 of the IPC. In another incident, three computer sets of the Government Middle School, Mehandipur, 45 km from here, were stolen by breaking the locks of the computer room by some unidentified persons. Vijay Kumar, the headmaster of the school, has lodged a report in this regards to the Khemkaran police.

Man electrocuted: Balwinder Singh (35) was electrocuted at his native village Poohla, 35 km from here, late last evening. He was working in the fields when he touched a live wire. The Bhikhiwind police lodged a report under section 174 of the CrPC. The post-mortem examination was 
conducted at the Civil Hospital, Patti.

Tributes paid to farmer leader: Gurjant Singh (17), a farmer leader who died on September 15, when he had come here to attend the dharna organised by 17 farmer-labourer organisations, was paid rich tributes at his native village Kot Dharam Chand Kalan, 12 km from here. The representatives of the Kisan Sangarash Committee (KSC), Zamhoori Kisan Sabha, Kirti Kisan Union, four frictions of the Bharti Kisan Union, Dehati Mazdoor Sabha, Bharti Kisan Union (Krantikari) etc were present on the occasion. In a resolution passed on the occasion, farmer organisations resolved to intensify their agitation against the alleged anti-farmer policies of the union and the state governments. Satnam Singh Pannu of the KSC demanded the early release of an amount of  Rs 2 lakh announced by the district administration as compensation for the family of the deceased farmer. He also demanded that a total amount of Rs 10 lakh be given to the family.



Body donated
The department of anatomy at the PGI here has received the body of Sudershan Jain of Sector-20-A for teaching and research. The department has expressed its gratitude to her family for the noble gesture. She had retired as teacher from the Government Senior Secondary School at Sector 20-D.



Two elected to Ladakh council:
Former Chief Executive Councillor Rigzin Spalbar and sitting councillor Sonam Dorjey, both belonging to the Congress, have been elected unopposed to the 26-member general council of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh, from the Sku-Markha and Tingmosgang constituencies, respectively.

500 youths to get ITI training:
The first batch of 500 students from the state will undergo training in ITIs in other states in October. This was disclosed by Minister for Medical and Technical EducationRS Chib after a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Labour and Employment under the chairmanship of Union Minister for Labour Mallikarjun Kharge in New Delhi.


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