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Reflectors for vehicles
: More than 500 vehicles were fitted with reflectors at a camp organised by the local unit of Punjab Medical Representative Association in association with police authorities. In a press note issued here recently, a spokesman of the association claimed that vehicles were fitted with reflectors to avoid accidents during the foggy season. Varinder Brar, SP, Abohar, extended full cooperation to the association in organising the camp. The Association had also organised vaccination and medical check-up camps in the city and Police Lines earlier.

Nishkam Samiti holds function
: Nishkam Sewa Samiti organised its 71th monthly function at Mahatma Gandhi School on Monday. On the occasion, essential commodities and woollen clothes were distributed to 22 poor and needy widows. S. Baljit Singh Brar, district education officer (Secondary) was the chief guest while S. Jagjit Singh Chahal, assistant director, Youth Services, was the guest of honour. Samit president Gautam Bansal (advocate) spoke on the welfare measures undertaken by the Samiti. The office-bearers of the Rotary Club, Lion Club, Bharat Vikas Parishad and Sahara Society were also present.

Blood donation camp:
HDFC Bank will organise a nationwide blood donation campaign on December 10. Donors all across the country will be able to donate blood at over 475 designated centres from 9 am to 5 pm. According to sources this is one of the nationís biggest single-day blood donation campaigns where individual donors, including several bank executives are expected to donate blood.

Woollens distributed
: Finding that hundreds of students in the government schools were shivering with cold in the twin districts of Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh, the NGOs have come forward to provide them with woolens. The SS Jain Sabha provided woollens to 185 students in a government school at Hanumangarh. Social activist Manoj Swami said a dozen functions were expected before the Christmas for distributing pullovers by the NGOs.

Suicide committed: A married girl along with her paramour committed suicide in Gajsinghpur area of this border district, sources said. As per the details, Ram Swarup Bunty (20) and Sumitra, wife of Om Parkash Nayak of village 17-Z, consumed celphos and died during treatment. Inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC has been initiated by the SHO of Gajsinghpur police station. Local residents said the victims were found lying on the railway track. The driver of 2SS Down passenger train spotted them and halted the train. The boy had jotted the mobile phone number of his parents. The authorities contacted them and informed about the tragedy. Later, Sumitraís husband informed that an FIR was lodged at the Mateeli Rathan police station on Monday as both of them were found missing.


Journalist bereaved:
Nikkam Singh, father of Kuldeep Chauhan, The Tribune staffer at Mandi, died of a cardiac arrest late last night. He was 76. He was rushed to Fortis Hospital at Mohali after a heart attack at his village Shantha in Chopal. However, he died in the hospital. He is survived by his wife and six sons. He was the first kabaddi coach of the state and made notable contribution to the development of the game.

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