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Football tourney
: The team of Sachkhand Convent School that had clinched Neta Ji Subhash Cup in the sub-divisional inter-school football tournament was felicitated in the school campus on Monday. This team had defeated Assumption Convent School 2-0 taking during extra time. The winners and runners-up were awarded trophies by Dr Sachkhand Convent School football team was felicitated on Monday. NC Chatterjee, chairman of the Neta Ji Subhash Chander Charitable Trust and officials of the District Football Association. The team member had scored 70 while Kendriya Vidyalaya scored 20 points. Luku of KV was adjudged the best scorer followed by Sachin of the same school. In all, 19 schools of the sub-division participated in the tourney.

Sachkhand Convent School football team was felicitated on Monday. A Tribune photograph

17 gamblers held
: The police raided a house in Jattan Wali Gali today and arrested 17 persons for gambling. According to information, the house belonged to Vijay Kumar. An amount of Rs 10.07 lakh has been recovered from their possession. SHO Harpal Singh said a case under sections 3, 13 and 67 of the Gambling Act was registered against them. 

Punjab Day
: Baba Farid College of Education, Deon, Bathinda, held a function to mark the Punjab Day on Monday. The students expressed their views through speech, song and poem recitation. Gurmeet S Dhaliwal, managing director, BFGI and principal Dr Prabhjot Kaur also expressed their views. 

Sanawar win quiz contest to enter semi-finals: Sanawar – An Institute for Children, on Monday won the Bathinda city finals of the Limca Book of Records Quiz – 2010, held at Delhi Public School, An Institute for Children, who won the Bathinda city finals of the ‘Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2010’ held on Monday. Bathinda. Hosts DPS were the runners-up. The young geniuses from the winning school would now compete with winners from 80 other schools in the semi-finals. Around 90 students from 15 schools participated from Bathinda, out of which six schools competed in the city finals. The competition involves participation of young geniuses from classes VIII to XII. Derek O’ Brien, renowned quizmaster and founder of ‘Know & Grow with Derek’, will host national finals.

Students of the Sanawar — an Institute for Children, who won the Bathinda city finals of the ‘Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2010’ held on Monday. Tribune photo: Pawan Sharma

Silver Oaks school celebrates Founders’ Day: Silver Oaks school on Sunday celebrated its 11th Founders’ Day with pomp and show. The three-day celebrations began with the junior wing and the kindergarten putting up an entertaining show. The chief guest was Dr Tarundeep Kaur, assistant commissioner Income Tax. The function began with lighting of lamp by chief guest and members of the management committee Sarup Singla, Inderjeet Singh Brar and Arvinder Kaur Brar. Sukhanmeet Kaur and Harminder Kaur presented the school report giving details about the feats, the students achieved in the previous year. 

Rs 5 lakh stolen
: A theft of Rs 5 lakh took place at Bhatia Electric Stores late last night at Khingra Gate locality. The incident came to light in the morning when owner Tajinder Pal Singh Bhatia opened the shop today and saw the locks of the cash counter broken. In his complaint to the police, Bhatia said it seems to be a handiwork of workers at the shop. ASI Surjeet Singh of Police Division number 3 said they were questioning some suspected store workers. A case under section 380 of the IPC has been registered.

Arthiyas’ blockade
: The arthiyas of Bholath blocked vehicular traffic on the Bholath-Bhogpur road for about half an hour in protest against “non-lifting of paddy”, purchased by PUNSUP agency. The blockade was lifted after PUNSUP DM Shanti Swarup assured the agitating commission agents that the paddy would be lifted within a few days.Meanwhile, District Food and Civil supplies Controller Rajnish Kaur said 70 per cent lifting had been completed. Rajnish Kaur disclosed that daily arrival of paddy had slowed down. Just 4,727 tonnes of paddy arrived in the 43 procurement centres of the district on Saturday. She further disclosed that 4.84 lakh tonnes of paddy had arrived in the mandis so far against the expected arrival of 5.45 lakh tonnes.

Office-bearers elected
: Mela Ram and KS Shant were unanimously elected president and general secretary of the Senior Citizens Forum. Other office-bearers are: vice-presidents: Vinod Kapoor, AC Kumar, VP Verma; joint secretary: RR Katyal; cashier: Arun Sehgal and secretaries Lekh Raj Chawla and Darshan Singh. 

Spurious patisa
: A team of the health and police officials seized two quintals of spurious ‘patisa’ from a vehicle during a naka near Kathgarh village situated on the Nawanshahr-Chandigarh highway here on Saturday evening. Civil Surgeon Dr Rakesh Gupta said during the naka the team intercepted the vehicle carrying patisa to supply in the area. The sweets were prepared at a factory situated at Fateh Nagar here. Later, the team also conducted a raid at the factory and took samples of the raw material used in preparing sweets. The samples were sent to the laboratory at Chandigarh. Besides, the teams constituted by the Health Department for checking preparation and sale of spurious eatables during the festival season, today, conducted raids at a number of sweet shops in the district and took samples of different sweets. 



Leaders pledge road safety
:National leaders, including Rajeev Satav, president, Indian Youth Congress, Ravneet Singh Bittu, MP from Anandpur Sahib and president Youth Congress Punjab and Vijay Inder Singla, MP from Sangrur on Monday signed the “ArriveSAFE, Make Roads Safe - Decade of Action for Road Safety” pledge and vowed to add road safety in their national agenda and spread the message. The leaders were in town to flag off “Nav Inqalab Yatra”. 

Declamation contest: The Quest Group of Institutions organised an intra-college declamation competition between students of faculty of management and faculty of engineering and technology. The students proved their eloquence, confidence and linguistic prowess in the contest on its premises today. 



Panchayat buys 3 fogging machines
:The panchayat of Jakholi village has purchased one big and two small-sized fogging machines to combat the menace of mosquito breeding.The machines were flagged off by Civil Surgeon, Ramesh Sethi for carrying out fogging in the village and other adjoining areas. Dr Sethi hoped that the other panchayats and municipalities would also follow suit .



Kathua CMO suspended
: The Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Kathua, Ashok Chanyal was suspended on Monday for violating the service norms by transferring the staff appointed under the National Rural Health Mission. He was under the transfer process and was supposed to take charge as state malariologist in the Directorate of Health Services, Jammu. 

4 Ladakh councillors appointed
: Chief Executive Councillor Rigzin Spalbar appointed four executive councillors for the executive council of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council here on Monday. The appointees are the Councillor of Tingmosgang, Sonam Dorjey, from the Shayam area; the Councillor of Hunder, Sonam Angchok, from the Nubra area; Gurmet Dorjey from the Changthang area, and Ghulam Abbas Abidi.


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