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Congress appointment:
In a press release issued here, a Congress spokesman said Harvinder Tinku Grover of Bathinda has been appointed as a coordinator for the forthcoming Youth Congress elections in Uttarakhand. 

New collection centre opened:DMCH today started a new collection centre near the entrance gate of the Hero DMC Heart Institute. It will remain functional from 8 am to 8 pm every day.
To avail the service of home sample collection, one can all between 8 am to 8 pm on 4687531. 

Mandi Gobindgarh
Silver medallist honoured:
Sagar Saini has won a silver medal in the recent 2010 Shanghai Open Table Soccer Championship in China. A class VII student of CS International School at Kumbh village, near here, she was honoured by the school principal.

e-governance award
: Deputy Commissioner Shruti Singh has received the Award of Excellence for exemplary e-governance initiatives taken by the district during the presentation of the Nihilent e-governance Awards 2009-10 at a national level function organised by the Computer Society of India at Hotel Taj in Mumbai on November 26. The award was presented by the president of the Computer Society of India. Giving details here on Monday, the visibly elated Shruti said the Computer Society of India had adjudged Nawanshahr the best e-governed district in the country after a rigorous evaluation process - online nomination, field visits, presentation, deliberation, etc. 

Appointed: Resham Singh Thiara, senior SAD leader, has been appointed chairman of the District Planning Committee. 

4 drug peddlers held: The SSP, Narinder Bhargav, in a press note issued here today said the district police during police nakas at different places succeeded in nabbing four drug peddlers, including a woman, and recovered 105 gm charas and 20 gm smack from them. The peddlers had been identified as Hans Raj of Gujarpur Colony, Gurmit Ram of Langeri village, Tilak Raj of Thandian village and Kulwinder Kaur of Denowal village, Garhshanker. Cases under various sections of the NDPS Act was registered against them at different police stations. 

Truck cleaner dies in mishap
: The cleaner of a truck was killed while the driver sustained serious injuries in a road accident near Sarna village on the Amritsar-Jammu road today. According to the police, the truck (HR-58-A-2442) was on its way to Jammu. When it reached near Sarna, a tyre of the truck burst and the driver lost control over the vehicle. The truck collided with a divider. Cleaner of the truck Pratap Kumar, resident of Udhampur, died on the spot, while truck driver Girdhari Lal, sustained serious injuries. Girdhari Lal was rushed to the Civil Hospital, said an investigating police officer of Sadar police station. 

MC employees block traffic
: On a call given by the Punjab Municipal Employees Action Committee, hundreds of municipal employees of different parts of the state, including safai karamcharis, held demonstrations and blocked traffic on the national highways for more than an hour in Phagwara today. They were protesting in support of their long pending demands, which include regularisation of ad hoc employees and better pay scales. 



Two cousins killed in accident
: Rohtash and his cousin Rinku of Kansala village were killed and three others of the same village injured seriously when the car in which they were travelling dashed against a tree after being hit by a truck near on ther Sonepat-Kharkhoda-Rohtak road. The injured Vinod, Narender and Sunny were admitted in PGIMS, Rohtak.
The police has registered a case. 



AIDS awareness camp launched
: Minister for Medical Education and Youth Services and Sports RS Chib inaugurated an AIDS awareness camp at Government Medical College here on Wednesday to mark World AIDS Day. The camp was attended by a large number of medical and para-medical students. The minister released a bunch of balloons with slogans on control of AIDS. He was accompanied by Principal GMC, Shahida Mir, head of departments and medical superintendents of the college. 

Hydraulic complex inaugurated: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Taj Mohi-ud Din inaugurated a multi-facility hydraulic complex at Ram Munshi Bagh here on Wednesday. Built by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department, Kashmir, at a cost of Rs 50 lakh, the complex would serve as an interface between various hydraulic wings of the department. Besides conference and meeting halls, the complex has a guest house for outstation experts and engineers, an official spokesman said. 


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