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AlphaOne celebrates Karva Chauth:
AlphaOne, a multiplex and shopping mall, organised a two-hour long festive extravaganza, ‘Karva Chauth’. The  winning couples were given prizes in shape of special gold bangles sponsored by ‘AU FINZA’, a Dubai-based jewelry brand and many other gifts. Famous Punjabi folk singer Gurmeet Bawa gave away the prizes.

Woodland store: Woodland has opened an exclusive store in the Celebration Mall. Located in the heart of  the city, the store would showcase the vast  range of products from apparels, footwear to accessories.

Safety camp:
Magician Akhilesh Jaiswal arranged a magic-cum-safety camp at Maur Mandi on the DAV school premises. He emphasised on many aspects of safe handling of LPG. Suresh Kumar Sharma, AM, LPG sales, Bathinda zone, spoke about the need for safe handling of LPG. Rajesh Kumar Jain, ex-president, Maur Gas, proposed the vote of thanks to school kids, staff and officials of the Indian Oil.

NSS camp for villagers:
NSS unit of the SUS College of Research and Technology organised an awareness camp against drug abuse and female foeticide at Tangori village.NSS volunteers started the campaign with a procession carrying educative placards and held a rally at the village with a view to motivate residents to fight against social evils like drug abuse, dowry and female foeticide. Inspirational lectures were delivered by Dr HS Rose and NSS volunteers. They tried to educate village residents about ill-effects of intoxicants and evils of female foeticide.

Israeli man injured:
An Israeli resident was seriously injured in a road accident near here on Tuesday. Israeli resident Ohad was seriously injured on the Ambala -Chandigarh National Highway when his motorcycle was hit by an unidentified car from behind. Ohad was on a motorcycle when an unidentified car hit him near Jawaharpur village. Car driver, however, fled and injured Ohad was admitted to the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh.

‘Robot design’ workshop:
As many as 75 students belonging to different colleges participated in a three-day “robot design” workshop organised by Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engineering and Technology. As per a press note issued here on Tuesday, the participants, who were divided into five groups, were tasked to design their individual robots and later given certificates. The workshop was organised in association with the Indian Society of Technical Education.

Robot design workshop: As many as 75 students belonging to different colleges participated in three days robot design workshop, which was organised by Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engineering and Technology. As per press note issued here on Tuesday by college authorities, all the participants, which were divided into five groups and were tasked to design their individual robots, were given certificates. The workshop was organised in association with Indian Society of Technical Education.

Guest lecture:
A guest lecture on “Capital market - Structure, reforms and opportunities” was organised at GNIMT today for the final year students of MBA. The training and placement cell and Indian Society organised the lecture for technical education. Gursaran Singh Bajaj, vice-president, and zonal head, Religare Securities, expressed his views on capital markets instruments. He further discussed history of capital markets, its reforms, recent trends in capital market and impact of recession on GDP. He advised students to pursue certified courses to enhance their employability scope. Hike in dry cleaning prices Santok Singh Ahluwalia, president of Punjab Dry Cleaners and Dyers Association, has told due to rise in prices of petrol and petroleum products, the association has decided to raise the dry cleaning charges by 10 per cent and new rate list will be prepared accordingly after the meeting. He appealed to the people for their cooperation.

Army driver injured:
The driver of an Army Gypsy sustained injuries as the vehicle was reportedly hit by 4SHB passenger train that had left Sriganganagar for Bathinda at 3.30 pm. Assistant station superintendent DK Tyagi informed that the Gypsy got trapped while passing through the unmanned level crossing C-85 near Fatuhi rural railway station.



Prison for jail officials:
Intimidating and causing hurt to a jail inmate has cost the prison authorities in Haryana dear. Six officers, including a jail superintendent, have been sentenced to six months’ simple imprisonment. At least three officials have been suspended. As a suo motu case on the alleged beating up of jail inmate Rajbir Singh came up for hearing, Haryana DG (Prisons) Rakesh Malik informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that Rewari district jail superintendent Shamsher Singh Dahiya, along with other officials, had been sentenced to imprisonment by Bhiwani Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate on a criminal complaint filed by the prisoner. Nasib, Rajbir Singh’s wife, in her complaint, had alleged that her husband was asked to pay bribe to jail superintendent Dahiya. The family paid some amount, but Dahiya asked for Rs 15,000. When this was not paid, Rajbir was thrashed.


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