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248 units of blood donated:
A blood donation camp was organised in Swami Parmanand Group of Colleges, Lalru, on Saturday. A team from the GMCH-32, Chandigarh, conducted the camp. Atul Mittal, secretary of the institute informed that 248 units blood were collected during the camp.

Power theft cases detected:
The Punjab State Power Corporation has intensified the campaign by launching a combing operation to check the theft of power. Five teams of the Powercom officials conducted raids at different places in the last 24 hours and detected three dozen domestic consumers in the urban and rural areas, who were carrying out the power theft by connecting the wire directly with the supply line or by tampering with their power meters. The executive engineer, Powercom (Jalalabad) JS Pathania said those involved in the power theft have been directed to deposit a penalty of Rs 4.81 lakh.

Blood donation camp held:
The NSS unit of the DAV College for Women organised a blood donation camp. Hundreds of college girls donated blood on the occasion. A team of doctors from the local civil hospital led by Dr Vanita Bhullar was present. Principal Dr Pushpinder Walia thanked the medical team of the civil hospital. In her address, she said one can donate up to 350 ml of blood at a time, and it takes just two hours for the body system to replenish the same.

2 dead in mishap:
Two persons, Balwinder Singh (25) and his migrant servant Raju, were killed when their car hit a roadside tree near Shalapur Bet village in Sultanpur Lodhi on Friday night. A JCB machine was pressed into service to take out the bodies from the car. Balwinder Singh belonged to Jabosudhar village near Sultanpur Lodhi. Surprisingly, the police also recovered two bags containing 50 kg poppy husk from the car. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.



PUDA’s legal advisor:
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA), with a view to strengthen its legal cell, has promoted Bhupinder Singh as its legal advisor with immediate effect. Besides PUDA and GMADA, Bhupinder Singh is providing legal assistance to other development authorities of the state. He is also holding additional charge of the legal advisor to Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB).

Library inaugurated:
Zirakpur Welfare Society celebrated Gandhi Jyanti at New Angel Public School, on Zirakpur-Patiala road, here on Saturday. Punjabi Tribune editor Varinder Singh Walia was the chief guest. He inaugurated Sardar Preetam Singh Public Library at the school premises. While addressing the parents and members of the welfare society, Walia spoke about the value of books in life. A colourful cultural programme was also organised.

Herbal saplings planted:
The Patanjali Yogpeeth and the Bharat Swabhimaan Trust, Zirakpur, organised herbal sapling plantation and yoga camp on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti at Gulmohar Trends, Dhakoli, on Saturday. Col Jagwant Bhat (retd) was the chief guest. Giving information about the celebrations, Krishna, woman president of the yogpeeth, stated that 15 days yoga camp was conducted at the society. The function started with yoga and pranayam and was followed by bhajans. During the function, an acupressure camp was also organised. Herbal plants were also distributed among the residents of the society.

Volunteers plant herbal saplings at Gulmohar Trends, Dhakoli, on Saturday Volunteers plant herbal saplings at Gulmohar Trends, Dhakoli, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph


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