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100 units of blood collected
:More than 100 units of blood were collected during a blood donation camp organised by the Udaan Trust in association with Guru Nanak Dev Hospital and Amandeep Hospital. The camp was inaugurated by O.P. Soni, MLA. who appreciated the humanitarian act of the trust and two hospitals. Doctors and staff of Amandeep Hospital, donated the blood. 

PNB ATM at Nathana:
Deputy general manager of the Punjab National Bank (PNB), RS Kalaria, inaugurated bank’s ATM at village Nathana on Friday. Manager of Nathana branch of the bank, KK Jindal, along with other staff and dignitaries were present on the occasion. OPD timings changed in Fazilka health centres: OPD timings of all the hospitals, primary health centres and dispensaries of the state health department in Fazilka would start from 9 am to 3 pm from October 16. The timings have been changed due to the onset of the winter season. However, emergencies would be attended to round-the-clock as usual. 

Directory released
: Central Excise Chief Commissioner (Chandigarh Zone) PK Sirohi released a directory of Superintendents of Chandigarh Zone comprising Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir here on Friday. The directory has all contact details and e-mail addresses of officers. 

MLA distributes bonus
: Local MLA Jasjit Singh Bunny on Friday distributed cheques of electricity bonus to farmers during a function here. Farmers of different villages of this area received cheques of the amount totalling Rs 1.23 crore. These cheques were distributed through the scheme of the state government in return of bills of electricity motors of tubewells. 

Dressing course:
With an aim to bring precision in "dressing", Dayanand Medical College and Hospital recently conducted a dressing course for ward boys. DMCH principal, Dr Daljit Singh, inaugurated the course, which was organised by the department of plastic surgery and burn. Applying proper dressing is a skill, which should be done with proper care. Modern dressing comes in a pre-packaged sterile wrapping and date coded to ensure sterility, as it comes directly in contact with the wound and ensures the “protection from infection’, said Dr Daljit Singh. 

Techno fest: Annual techno management fest was held at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College by IIT Kharagpur here on Friday. The techno fest was organised to hone the technical and managerial skills of the emerging technocrats. Workshop on robotics was conducted in association with the Society of Automotive Engineers. The workshop was attended by students from different branches of engineering. 

150 soldiers donate blood
: To commemorate the 67th anniversary of the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME), the Airawat Eagles, Patiala, organised a blood donation camp under the aegis of the Black Elephant Division. A team of doctors from Rajindra Medical College, Patiala, collected blood in which more than 150 soldiers of the EME Battalion donated blood voluntarily. In addition to the personnel of the EME Battalion, the blood donation camp also attracted an overwhelming response from varied sections of Armed forces personnel and their families. 

Succumbs to burns
: Parveen Kumari died of burn injuries in nearby Gandhwan village on Friday. She was working on a stove in her kitchen when her clothes caught fire. She was admitted in the local Civil Hospital, but was referred to the DMC Hospital, Ludhiana, where she succumbed to her burns.

Tarn Taran
Seminar on female foeticide in college:The Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) organised a seminar at the local Sew Devi SD College of Education to educate the youth against female foeticide. Sadhvi Tripada Bahrti and Sadhvi Renu Bharti were among the main speakers who stressed on the protection of the girl child to maintain gender balance in society. The speakers said female foeticide was the sign of mental illness. 

Dharna by mid-day meal worker:Part-time workers and other activists working for preparing mid-day meal in the schools of the district staged a dharna in front of the office of the District Education Officer (Elementary) here demand acceptance of their demands. Workers’ leader Mattry Devi demanded a minimum pay of Rs 3,500 for them, besides regularisation of all those workers who had completed one year of service. She also demanded appointment of class IV employees to guard the mid-day meal material at night. A memorandum carrying their demands was presented to the DEO.



Gita recitation: The local chapter of Gita Prachar Samiti organised a “Gita Diwas Sammaroh” at Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, Chandigarh. Around 90 students from KB DAV Public School, Sector 7, CL Aggawal DAV School, Sector 7, DAV Public School, Sector 8, and Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, participated in Gita recitation. Winners: Anmol; Nipun Singla; Pearl; Shivam Negi; Jadjiya; Priya; Mansthi; Sana; Kajal ;Kunal; Anuradha; Mandir; Mohit; Ankit; Vinayak Saksham; Prabhat; Puja; Shikha; Ankita; Poonam; Tamanna; Ojsavita; Anurag; Anshu; C Krishna; Aashi Shukla and Shashank. 



Governor greets people on Dasehra
: Governor NN Vohra has greeted people on Dasehra and Navami. In his message, the Governor said the festivals symbolised the universal triumph of virtue and righteousness over evil and darkness. He observed the festivals were a glorious heritage of our pluralistic traditions, which further strengthened the spirit of communal harmony, brotherhood and amity. 

4,200 flats for Pandit migrants: The state government will start the allotment process for nearly 4,200 flats for Kashmiri Pandit migrants at Jagti in Jammu district from December, officials said on Friday. 


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