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Foundation stone laid:
Six dhaanis (farm houses) would be linked with wildlife sanctuary village Bishanpura by a road that would cost Rs 43.5 lakh. Balluana MLA Gurtej Singh Ghuriana on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the project. SAD political advisor Sanjeev Godara, BKU state vice-president Gurjant Singh and Market Committee chairman Dhanpat Siyag said this meets the decade-old demand of people of the area. The MLA informed that 50 per cent of the work on lining of water courses, about 800 km in length, had been completed.

College official appointed: Bhai Maha Singh College of Engineering, Muktsar, appointed Janjit Pal Singh Sekhon as its new additional director. Sekhon holds a vast experience in administration and has served many educational institutes for the past two decades. The management, faculty, staff and students of BMSCE welcomed him. Sekhon said he wanted BMSCE to figure among the top institutes.

School to hold roadshow today: The Radcliffe School, Bathinda will hold an ‘environment awareness road show’ on November 4. The campaign, a part of ‘Green Bathinda and Eco-friendly Bathinda,’ initiative will start from Mall Road at 10 am. Social workers and staff of the school will took part in the campaign which will showcase a tableau on ‘Say no to crackers, stop noise pollution and stop air pollution’.

Rally: Students of Sukhmani International School took out a rally to spread the message “Say no to crackers”. The rally was held by the Eco Club of the school. Prof Avtar Singh, chairman, flagged off the rally and appreciated the efforts of staff and students.

Diwali celebrations
: Hundreds of people belonging to the families of the officials of the Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated the festival organised in the ground of the BSF, Ferozepur sector ground on the eve of Diwali. Different stalls selling eatables, crackers, toys, items of daily use and other goods were arranged on the occasion. A stall displaying the goods prepared by the BSF Welfare Centre was also organised. DIG, BSF, Ferozepur sector, Rajesh Gupta also attended the function.

Rally by students
: Students and teachers of Uma Rana Public School took out a rally to create awareness about the harmful effects of crackers. Students and teachers of Cordia College and Jawala Devi Education College, Sanghol, Eco Club, Sanghol, and Asha Group of Health Department, Sanghol, joined hands with the students of Uma public school for the cause. The rally was flagged off by CL Sharma, director Cordia Institutes. Students raised slogans. They urged people to say no to crackers. Principal of the school said one must keep the environment clean and green.



Diwali celebrated: Visually impaired students of the Blind Institute, Sector 26, Chandigarh, celebrated Diwali with NSS volunteers, Rotaract volunteers, other students and staff of the Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology here on Wednesday. The students organised various contests for the entertainment of visually impaired children.

Anti-cracker rally
: An anti-crackers and polythene-free rally was organised by Tulsi Eco Club of New India Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, here yesterday. Students were carrying placards, banners and raised slogans. They urged people to say no to crackers and celebrate Diwali by lighting earthen diyas. Principal Sharda Gupta flagged off the rally, which passed through Sector 10, 14, 15 and 16. Around 300 students took part in the rally.


9 national highways restored:
Chief Minister PK Dhumal said on Wednesday that nine national highways measuring 775 km, out of the total damaged road length of 960 km, had been restored for normal vehicular traffic. He said incessant rains during the monsoon had damaged the roads in the state badly and all-out efforts were being made by the government to maintain and restore the movement of vehicular traffic.


6 gamblers arrested
: The police claimed to have arrested six gamblers and seized Rs 3,150 from their possession at Gujjar Nagar here yesterday. The police said the arrested were identified as Abdul Mazid, Zohar Ahmed, Bilal Ahmed, Shabir Ahmed, Bilal Mohammad and Zohar Ahmed. A case was registered at the Gujjar Nagar police post.

21-year-old girl attempts suicide: A 21-year-old girl allegedly made an unsuccessful attempt to end her life after consuming poison in her house in Samba district yesterday. Anjana Devi was taken to Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu, for treatment. The reason behind the drastic step has not been ascertained till now. The Samba police has started investigations.

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