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NGO condemns ‘chopping’ of trees at GMC:
NGO Mission Aagaaz today visited Government Medical College here where the trees were ‘chopped’ by the college authorities. While condemning the incident, it urged the district administration and Forest Department to take strict action against the persons responsible for the act. Gurbhej Singh, NGO General Secretary, said such incidents of neglect towards greenbelt was very unfortunate.

Senior Citizens’ Day:
International Senior Citizens' Day was observed at Dasmesh Girls College of Education, Badal. The students of Kalpana Chawla House expressed their views on the importance of this day. Later, the students visited the old age home at Badal village. A programme was organised by the district administration to honour and appreciate the efforts of senior citizens in the development of the society. Parveen Kumar Thind, SDM Malout, was the chief guest on the occasion. Meanwhile, ‘The Senior Citizens’ Day was also observed at Baba Farid College of Education, Deon. Speaking on the occasion, S. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal, managing director, said the institution always motivates its wards to have a tolerant and sympathetic attitude towards the elders.

Award for industrialist: BCL Industries and Infrastructures Ltd., Bathinda, a leading refined oil producer of northern India has been awarded the BK Goenka SEA Award for refined rice bran oil for 2009-10, being its second highest producer in the country. Rajinder Mlttal, CMD of the company, received the prestigious award from KV Thomas, Union Minister of State, in Mumbai.

Fresher’s party held: The first annual fresher’s party of the Punjabi University campus at Maur was organised on Friday. Prof. Manjit singh, registrar of Punjabi University Patiala, was the chief guest. He also launched the new website of Maur campus. Ms Aman of MCA and Mohit Kumar of MBA were declared Miss and Mr Freshers respectively. Principal DK Madaan greeted the new students.

Moga SDM retires:
The SDM of Moga Harcharan Singh Sandhu retired from service on Thursday. The district magistrate Dr VN Zade, local officials of various departments and ministerial staff of the DM and SDM offices accorded him a warm farewell.

Freedom fighter remembered: The SD Thapar Hospital and Dr Shyam Lal Thapar College of Nursing jointly celebrated the centenary birth anniversary of freedom fighter Dr Shyam Lal Thapar at the Rajiv Gandhi Auditorium on the college premises, on Thursday. Dr Malti Thapar, former minister and chairperson, announced free consultation for patients in the general OPD and specialist consultation at Rs 30 for patients of this area. 



Total tennis meet:
At least 250 players will participate in the LD Kapoor Memorial Total Tennis Tournament, starting at YMCA Total Tennis Academy, Sector 11, here tomorrow. The tournament will be a three-day affair and will be inaugurated at 9 am.

Residents getting muddy water: Residents of Sector 23 are forced to consume muddy water these days. Senior MC officials, however, said that a new pipeline has been installed for the area due to which the area is getting muddy water. They said that from tomorrow, clean water supply would be restored in the area. Area resident Sachin said that nobody was bothered about the plight of residents.

OPDs closed: All OPDs at the PGI and Government Medical College and Hospital Sector 32, will remain closed on Saturday, on account of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, a gazetted holiday. Emergency services, however, will function as usual.



Boy dies in mishap:
A 15-year-old boy, Ashutosh, succumbed to injuries, which he had sustained in an accident last night, at Government Medical College and Hospital here today. The police said the boy was brought to the hospital last night, when an unidentified car hit him at Bari Brahamana.

Body fished out: The body of a 55-year-old man was today fished out from a river in the Trikuta Nagar area here. The police said Rakesh Sharma had gone on a morning walk but did not return to his house and after few a days his body was recovered from the river. Family members of the deceased were called and the body was identified. Later, it was sent to Government Medical College and Hospital to conduct the postmortem. The Trikuta Nagar police has initiated inquest proceedings in this regard.


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