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Cargo Centre: The temporary Perishable Cargo Centre at Rajasansi International Airport here will be non-functional from November as the exporters have decided to shift their operations to the Delhi airport. General Manager, Namdhari Farm Fresh Pvt Ltd, Sunil Awari, said the decision dealt a blow to the growing exports.

Cargo Centre: The temporary Perishable Cargo Centre at Rajasansi International Airport here will be non-functional from November as the exporters have decided to shift their operations to the Delhi airport. General Manager, Namdhari Farm Fresh Pvt Ltd, Sunil Awari, said the decision dealt a blow to the growing exports.

INTUC celebrates:
Celebrating the appointment of Captain Amarinder Singh as PPCC president, activists of the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation Employees Union (INTUC) of Bathinda bus depot led by their district president Ganda Singh Dhaliwal distributed sweets at the bus stand. Among others, general secretary of INTUC, Sukhmander Singh Gaatwali, pattern Surjit Singh and members Bodh Singh and Kamal Bhandari were also present on the occasion.

Punjab minister’s effigy burnt
: The activists of ETT Adhyapak Union (Sidhu) on Thursday burnt the effigy of Ranjit Singh Brahmapura, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat, in front of every BDPO office in the district to lodge their protest against the non-acceptance of their demands. Devinder Singh Sangha, a functionary of the union, said their main demand was that the Punjab government must transfer the administration of all schools being run under the management of the rural development and panchayat department to the state education department. He alleged that the minister concerned had been creating hurdles in the acceptance of their demands by the Punjab government.

Festival loan: There will be a Diwali and other festivals loan for about 2,500 class IV employees of the Local Bodies Department. Minister for Local Bodies Manoranjan Kalia on Thursday announced that the department would give interest-free loan of Rs 4,000 to each class IV employee of the Improvement Trusts, Nagar Panchayats, Municipal Committees, Corporations and other wings of the department.

One killed in road mishap
: One person died when the car he was driving rammed into a speeding truck on the Moga-Ferozepur road about 18 kms from the district headquarters, late last night. The truck driver allegedly pushed the car along with the dead body with the help of his vehicle from the road to the bushes on the roadside. The deceased, identified as Rajesh Kumar, a hotelier, was going back home from Ludhiana to Faridkot. The police reached the spot in the morning. A criminal case was registered against the unknown truck driver who fled from the spot.

Women gherao liquor shop
: To make Gurusar Modian village free of alcoholic and tobacco products, hundreds of women led by sarpanch Nirmal Kaur staged a day-long dharna and gheraoed the liquor shop on Thursday. The agitating women purchased the entire stock of such products and later set the heap afire. Police force led by SHO Rajesh Kumar from Suratgarh rushed to Gurusar Modian. District Magistrate Subeer Kumar said the shop, if found illegal, would be shifted immediately. If it has the licence, the excise department would be directed to initiate proceedings respecting sentiments of the village panchayat.

Tarn Taran
Farmers’ training camp at Kakka Kandiala
: The Agriculture Department organised a “farmer’s training camp” at Kakka Kandiala village, 5 km from here, in which as many as 200 farmers participated. Dr Harinderjit Singh, Dr Sajan Singh, besides other experts, while addressing on the occasion, stressed on the purification of wheat seed and also gave technical knowledge about the eradication of rats and control over termites. The officials of the department explained about different development schemes of the department meant for the welfare of farmers.


Documentary film: A short documentary film “Therefore I Win” based on the importance of community participation in the implementation of Right To Education, was screened at Bal Bhawan, Sector 23, on Thursday. The film was primarily a case study of “Hamari Kaksha”, a local NGO, working for holistic development of underprivileged children and their families.

Group song competition: The UT Education Department organised an Inter-School Group Song Competition in GMSSS, Sector 10 on Thursday. In the model category, 16 bagged the first position, GMHS, Sector 28 shared second prize with MRA Senior Secondary School, Sector 27. GMSSS, Sector38-West shared third prize with GMSSS, Sector 23. In the non-model category, the first position went to Government High School, Sector 22 The second position went to Government High School, Mauli Jagran, while the third position went to Government High School, Sarangpur.

Heritage festival: The 52nd PU Inter-Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival concluded at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, on Wednesday. Payal Rana, a student of the department of Computer Science and Applications, Panjab University, got the first prize in poem recitation. Similarly, Harvinder Singh of the music department got the first prize in classical music vocal and Ritika Kamboj of the department of fine arts got the first prize in Rangoli. A team comprising Akshay Bishnoi of the department of History, R Mehul Sharma and Prateek Mahajan of the University Institute of Legal Studies got the second prize jointly.

Training: The First Autumn School for Training and Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences under UGC Networking Resource Centre on “Newer Paradigms in Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics” on Thursday entered the fourth day at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UGC Centre for Advanced Studies , Panjab University. Scientists from industry and academia shared their experience and erudition with the younger faculty members. Twenty mid-level faculty members, representing 10 different states of India have been selected from over 400 pharmacy colleges across the country and will be trained by over 27 distinguished scientists.


Held for raping daughter: The police has arrested a man on the charge of raping his two-year-old daughter at Sohasra village two days ago. A case has been registered against the accused. Loharu police station in charge Ashok Kumar said the accused has been identified as Sajjan Kumar. The victim’s mother went to the police station and lodged a report against her husband. The girl has been admitted to the Civil Hospital here, where her condition is still critical.


Death of Khimi Ram’s wife mourned
: Governor Urmila Singh and Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal expressed grief over the sad demise of Leela Devi, wife of state BJP chief and sitting MLA Khimi Ram, today. She was 58-year-old. Tulsi Ram, Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, ministers in the Cabinet, MLAs and other BJP leaders also expressed grief over the sudden demise of Leela Devi.


Agri fair ends
: The Agriculture Mahaotsav Rabbi, which began on October 24 at Doiwala, ended here today. The chief guest for the occasion was Umed Bora, Pradhan, Gram Sabha Simlasangrant. The farmers appraised officials of the Agriculture Department about the problems faced by them. The officials later revealed about the facilities to be provided to the farmers whose land had got damaged due to the natural calamities earlier this year.

Man dies in fire, son injured: A fire broke out due to leakage in a gas cylinder in a slum at the Gorakhpur Chowk at Basant Vihar, killing onepersons here today. It claimed the life of Darbari Lal (80) and left his son Prakash with burns on his mouth and forehead. Fire Station Officer Madhu Sudan Sharma said it was due to the absence of a working regulator vessel that the gas cylinder started leaking. When Darbari went to light the gas, the cylinder burst and caused the fire. neighbours doused the fire.

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