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NFL volleyball tourney
: National Fertilisers Limited, Bathinda, organised a rural volleyball tournament at the NFL township on October 4-5. Executive director KB Verma inaugurated the tourney in which eight teams took part. The final was won by village Ganga that defeated Kalyan Sukha. Nima of Kot Shamir was adjudged the best smasher, Gurpal of Ganga team as best defender and Manpreet of Bhokhra the best all-rounder. Teams from CISF and NFL also took part in the tournament.

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Contaminated water
: Residents of ward No. 3 have alleged that they have been receiving drinking water mixed with sewage. They allege that they have complained to officials of the municipal council and the sewerage board but to no avail. The problem has been caused due to a defect in the water supply line. They have demanded an early resolution of the problem. Executive officer Sarbjit Singh said they would find out the fault and fix it soon.

8 buffaloes stolen:
Eight buffaloes were reportedly stolen from a cattle shed at Borh village. Owners of the shed Mahinder Singh and Harnek Singh reported the matter to the police. They said they had suffered a loss of Rs 2.5 lakh. The police said as there was no thikri pehra in the village, the incident had occurred. It said a probe was on.

SIM solutions by Nokia
: Nokia India today unveiled its long awaited 2-in-1 dual SIM solutions-Nokia C1 (C1-00). The new device from the Nokia C series family is available at an attractive and affordable price. Nokia C1 also comes with an exclusive offer from India’s leading mobile service provider Bharti Airtel. “Double Talk Time” offer for Nokia C1 by Bharti Airtel will entitle customers to a free Airtel SIM, additional talktime, free local as well as national SMSes on any network.

Launch: A multi-national company has joined the ever-growing business of close circuit television (CCTV) cameras. The country’s first Internet protocol (IP) surveillance company, Smart Guard Systems, has announced the launch of its operations in Punjab. It offers ‘intelligent’ video solutions that automate responses, enable remote access and provide superior image quality and flexibility.

Visit: On the fifth day of the day and night NSS camp held on the premises of SDP College for Women under the guidance of Balraj Bhasin, president of the college, the volunteers visited old age home yesterday. They interacted with the inmates of the home and discussed their problems. The senior citizens were happy to share their feelings with the volunteers. A lecture was also organised on the occasion which was presided over by Dr Meenu Sharma, principal of the college.



Healthyway scholarship
: Healthyway Immigration Consultant, a city-based immigration consultancy firm, on Wednesday announced winners of the “Healthyway Mega Scholarship Test”. A total of 160 students from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and New Delhi received scholarship. The winners were selected through a lucky draw.

Le Corbusier Day celebrated: Le Corbusier Day was celebrated at the Surya School of Architecture located on the NH1, Bapror, near Rajpura. The school celebrated the 123rd birth anniversary of the legendary master architect, Le Corbusier. Eminent architect SD Sharma, who has worked with Le Corbusier shared his experiences working with the master architect. The others present at the ceremony were BS Sohi, campus director; Rajnish Wattas, Bipin Malik, faculty and students of Surya School of Architecture. Sharma said there was no aesthetic philosophy in modern architecture.

AS SidhuCharge taken: AS Sidhu, Inspector General of Police, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), has taken over the charge of Northwest sector, CRPF, Chandigarh, on October 1.

AS Sidhu

One booked under IT Act
: The police has booked a former employee of an IT company, Blue Beacon Info Company for leaking out the data of the company to another client. A case under the Information Technology Act has been registered on a complaint lodged by TS Mann, company manager.



New-born found abandoned:
A one-day-old girl was found abandoned at Baddi bus stand this morning by some locals who later informed the police. Baddi SP Chander Shekhar Pandit said the girl had been shifted to a local hospital and her condition was fine. A case under Section 317 of the IPC has been registered against an unidentified person. The girl was taken care of by the police till she was handed over to the Social Justice and Empowerment Department after obtaining court orders. — OC


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