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Gian yug begins
: Gaurav Krishan Goswami started a week-long Shrimad Bhagwad katha gian yug at Roshan Ground here on Wednesday evening. Thousands of men and women from all over the district are participating in the gian yug. Earlier, a “shobha yatra” in connection with the celebration of the gian katha, led by Mahant Raminder Dass of Dera Baba Charan Shah, and president of the Sri Ramcharit Manas Parchar Mandal Harish Saini was taken out in the main bazaars of the town. — OC

Barber found dead on road: The body of barber Jagdish Kumar, alias Sonu, resident of of Bohan, was found lying on the road near his village this morning. According to police sources, he left the house yesterday and did not come back. It is suspected that he consumed excessive liquor and remained lying on the road. On account of excessive drinking and severe cold during night he died. The Chabewal police has sent the body to the Civil Hospital for post-mortem examination.

Jahanvi wins inter-school debate contest:
Jahanvi Gupta from Budha Dal Public School bagged the first prize in the inter-school debate competition organised on the topic “Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation” at Narain Public School, here on Tuesday. Students from various schools of Patiala participated in the competition. 

People voted for devp in Bihar: Mittal: Former Punjab BJP president Madan Mohan Mittal has compared the victory of the NDA in Bihar with the movement of late Jayaprakash Narayan who launched his JP movement from Bihar against the excesses of the Congress.Talking to newsmen here on Wednesday, Mittal said the victory of the National Democratic Alliance in Bihar had reflected the national mood against the Congress. He said the victory of the NDA was the victory of peace, prosperity, transparency and development by Nitish Kumar. The people of Bihar had rejection the cheap political theatricals indulged in by the ruling alliance at the Centre. Mittal said that Bihar would be repeated in Punjab in the next assembly elections as the SAD-BJP alliance would contest the elections on the development plank.

Blood donation camp:
A blood donation camp was organised by the Sai Sewa Samiti at Amar Palace, Sujanpur, to mark the birth anniversary of Shri Satya Sai Bawa on Tuesday. The camp was inaugurated by Raj Kumar Gupta, president of the Sujanpur Municipal Council. Balbir Singh Salaria, convener of the samiti, said 86 volunteers of the samiti donated blood.

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NRI distributes sweaters
: NRI Jasbir Singh of Dhotian village, 12 km from here, distributed 135 sweaters among children of the anganwari centre. A function was organised for the purpose in which villagers participated in large number. Ravinder Singh Gill, president of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Samaj Bhalai and Cultural Club, Dhitian, thanked the NRI for the gesture.



Jagannath rath yatra tomorrow: The local unit of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) will hold a two-day Lord Jagannath rath yatra in the city. Thousands of ISKCON devotees from across the country and abroad are expected to participate in the rath yatra, according to Nand Maharaj Dasa Prabhu, co-president of the local unit of ISKCON. The rath yatra will start on November 27 at 1.30 pm from the Sector 15 market in Chandigarh. The rath yatra will be taken out in Panchkula on November 28. — TNS



IT raids on
: Karnal-based Best Food Pvt Ltd today surrendered Rs 44 crore in search and seizure operations conducted on Tuesday earlier this week. Sources said Amira Foods Pvt Ltd surrendered Rs 28 crore in eight search operations and as many surveys, separately. The surrendered booty included Rs 80 lakh and jewellery worth Rs 1.17 crore. The investigation wing of the IT Department today conducted search and seizure operations on 20 premises of two major groups of Karnal and Gurgaon, engaged in the business of exporting processed food.

Special package for scavengers sought
: The Anti-Dalit Movement of India (ADMI) has reiterated the demand of the Safai Karamchari Andolan seeking eradication of manual scavenging in the country. The association has further asked the central government to announce a special package for the rehabilitation of scavengers.



House burgled:
Taking advantage of the absence of owners from the house, burglars broke into the house of Ganga Ram and decamped with ornaments and consumer goods worth Rs 1.65 lakh. The police has registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC. According to the complainant, Ganga Ram, they had gone out of station for two days on November 22 and returned yesterday. He found that the lock of the main gate was broken and house ransacked and gold ornaments and TV receiver missing.

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