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Campaign launched
: SAD (Swatantar) chief Parmjit Singh Saholi has decided to launch a campaign against the sale of adulterated eatables among poor people especially during the festival season. He said this in a meeting organised at Namdev gurdwara at Bhadson village near here on Saturday. Saholi has assigned Karnail Singh Sudhewal, Major Singh Saholi, Gurmail Singh Raisal, Amarjit Singh, Jagroop Singh Sudhewal, Gulzar Singh Matorda and Bhagwan Singh with duties like creating awareness against this menace to save people from various diseases.

Millennium school launches fitness campaign:
The Millennium School here has launched a fitness campaign. In a press release, the school claimed it was the first in Bathinda to introduce the PEC programme, an initiative of the CBSE in collaboration with the British Council, UK Sports, Unicef and Youth Sports Trust, UK, to facilitate the process of engaging students intensively in games and activities. A camp was held where medical and dental check-up of the children was done.

Desh Bhagat Dental College holds annual function: The Desh Bhagat Dental College and Hospital, Muktsar, organised its annual function on the college premises on Saturday. A cultural programme was organised on the occasion where students of the college enthralled the audience with bhangra and giddha. Earlier, chairman of the college Zora Singh Mann welcomed the chief guest and other guests. The function began with the lighting of a lamp by chief guest Honey Brar, chairman of the Market Committee. The students of the college, who brought laurels to the college in the fields of academics and sports, were awarded by the chief guest. A student receiving award during the annual function of the Desh Bhagat Dental College in Muktsar
A student receiving award during the annual function of the Desh Bhagat Dental College in Muktsar on Saturday. A Tribune photo

Man attempts to flee from police custody, injured: In an unsuccessful bid to flee from the custody of Kotwali police, a youth from Ferozepur jumped across the wall of the police station and injured his foot. It is learnt that the man in question, Gagan Deep of Ferozepur, was rounded up by the police, late on Saturday evening, after a police official from Delhi, who had come here with his family, lodged a complaint with the Kotwali police that some unidentified person broke the window pane of his car, parked near the Sirhind canal in the city. Acting swiftly, Kotwali police rounded up a number of persons from around the spot and Gagan Deep was also one of them. Police officials informed that Gagan Deep was already facing some criminal case in Ferozepur. Fearing his arrest in this connection, he attempted to jump across the wall of the police station and sustained foot injury. As per information, after providing medical assistance, cops were planning to hand him over to the Ferozepur police.

Sangat darshan
: Roopanjali, SDM, organised a sangat darshan at Bhutta, Chari, Ria, Badla and Bilaspur villages to get the first hand knowledge about the problems faced by the people. Most of the complaints were about BPL cards and old age pensions. A large number of people said the cheques being handed over to the farmers should be directly deposited in their accounts.

: Dairy Pride yesterday announced the launch of TruMilk in the city. Company officials claim that TruMilk will prove to be a major relief for the consumer.

Carnival of lights: A two-day exhibition “Carnival of Lights” began here on Saturday. The quirky exhibition-cum-sale showcased collection of dazzling designer wears, exquisite jewellery, accessories, home décor, interiors and furnishings. Numerous stars of the designing industry were in the city to display their exquisite creations. The exhibition drew huge crowd.

Blood retrieval system: A simple, safe and efficient surgical blood retrieval system has been developed at the department of cardio-vascular and thoracic surgery (CVTS) in the Christian Medical College and Hospital. Dr Harinder Singh Bedi, head, CVTS, said the system was developed to help major trauma cases with massive blood loss as there was no time to make arrangements for blood transfusion. The uncontaminated blood can be sucked and re-transfused into the patient. A closed and sterile airtight system is being used in the machine. This is the same machine that has been used in a number of open-heart surgeries all over the world. It is safe and non-traumatic. Dr Bedi said plastic and other material used should be biocompatible with the human body.


‘Shera’ goes missing
: “Shera”, the Common Wealth Games (CWG) mascot, installed by the Mohali district administration to celebrate the beginning of the games, has gone missing. Put up at a cost of Rs 25,000, the mascot was installed at Verka Chowk few days ago. The area councillor, Rajinder Sharma, who noticed the mascot missing, informed the police. A case of theft has been registered.


In-laws booked for killing woman: The police has booked in-laws of a newly married girl in connection with her mysterious death. The police said Saroj Kapoor, mother of the deceased, had lodged a complaint in Kalka police station that her daughter Manisha, who was married to Manish Dutta of Azad Colony, Kalka, five months back, was strangulated to death on Saturday night. On her complaint the police has registered a case against Manish Dutta, Jitender (brother-in-law), Anjali (sister-in-law), Suraj Parkash (father-in-law) and Santosh (mother-in-law) under Sections 304-B and 120-B of the IPC.

Youth commits suicide: Dharampal (30), a resident of Toran village of Pinjore, ended his life by consuming some poisonous substance on Sunday. The Pinjore police has registered a case in this context. Police sources revealed that Dharmpal was rushed to the PGI, Chandigarh, in a critical condition where he breathed his last. The cause behind the incident was yet to be ascertained. The police was investigating the case.


1 held for storing crackers
: Ahead of Dasehra and Diwali festival, the police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a man for storing crackers worth Rs 4 lakh illegally at his residence in Chinore area of Domana here. On a tip-off, the police raided the house of Vinod Kumar, a resident of Chinore, and recovered illegally stored crackers. A case has been registered under the Arms Act against the accused.

Infant killed in road mishap: A one-year-old boy was killed in a road mishap after a speedy car allegedly crushed him at a road in Sidhra on Saturday, the police said. The deceased had been identified as Anuroop Singh, son of Mohan Lal, a resident of Madhya Pradesh, the police added. Accused Rakesh Jalali, son of Jia Lal, a resident of Janipur, was arrested in the regard, but was later released on bail. A case has been registered and further investigation is on.

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