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71 cases settled:
As many as 252 cases of various nature were taken up at the 152nd lok adalat held at the court complexes of Hoshiarpur, Dasuya, Mukerian and Garhshankar today, in which 71 cases were disposed of amicably. Rs 12,91,820 were awarded to the parties through settlement. 

NRI sammelan tomorrow:The Punjab Government will organise a day-long state-level NRI sammelan at Jalandhar on Tuesday. The sammelan would cater to all the NRIs belonging to Punjab and would have a motive to solve the problems being faced by them in the state as well as to invite them to invest in their motherland for its prosperity. The sammelan would be presided over by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. 

Shiv Sena holds protest
: Hundreds of activists of the Shiv Sena held a demonstration in protest against price rise of petroleum products. The demonstrators held a protest rally in the town and burnt an effigy of the UPA government in the town on Sunday. 

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Youth Cong holds protest
: Hundred of activists of the Youth Congress took out a march in the town and burnt an effigy of the state government in protest against its failure to check the rise in the prices of essential commodities. Sukhdev Bhargav, district secretary of the Youth Congress, who led the workers, addressing them condemned the state government for taking no step to check the rising prices of essential commodities. 



Elected: DS Bindra has been unanimously elected president of the Senior Citizens Forum, Sector 47, on Sunday. He has been authorised to nominate the executive body of the forum, stated a press note.

Admission: Drexel University and more than 100 institutions in the region are on a lookout for students interested in admission to courses like arts, engineering, medicines, management and other fields. A one-on-one session with Drewel’s admission directors is scheduled for Monday at Mount View Hotel.  


Learn a foreign language, MP asks Punjabis
: Rajya Sabha MP HK Dua today exhorted the Punjabi community to come out of its obsession with “one language” and learn more languages. Speaking at a Punjabi Mahasabha sammalen, he said people should learn more languages and at least one foreign language to compete with others. Citing the example of China, he said a country that was obsessed with its own language for decades was now spending $10 million on English teaching. He asked the Punjabis and also other communities to rise above caste lines and collectively work for making India strong and prosperous.


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