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Punjab Medical Council
: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday nominated Dr Ajay Bagga and Dr Vinod Sud as members of the Punjab Medical Council. With this the number of members of the council has gone up to six besides the president, Dr Manmohan Singh.

Romila Dubey is PSERC chief: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday administered the oath of office and secrecy to Romila Dubey as chairperson of the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC). She has replaced Jai Singh Gill, whose term as the PSERC chairman expired on January 20. 

Rs 196 cr for embankment project: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has approved a project of Rs 196 crore for the embankment of rivers at various critical points under the flood protection works in the state.A decision to this effect was taken by Badal at a high-level meeting of the Deputy Commissioners held at Punjab Bhawan on Thursday.Badal asked the Department of Irrigation, Punjab, to work out modalities to launch the project by March. He has also directed Chief Engineers of Canal and Drainage to complete the ongoing works of cleaning of canals and drains within a stipulated time frame. 

Funds for Dasmesh schools
: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced to create a corpus fund of Rs 1 crore each for the three Dashmesh schools at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda, Badal in Muktsar and Kotela Sultan in Amritsar.Badal also announced a grant of Rs 35 lakh each for the three schools to improve the infrastructure and carry out other development works.

World Cancer Day
: World Cancer Day was observed at Rayat Bahra College of Nursing on Friday. Students and staff staged a play. An exhibition was also held. Dr Verma said self-examination was must to detect breast cancer. Radha Saini, international oncology nursing fellow of the UICC, Geneva, threw light on the causes of breast cancer. Rashpal Singh, principal, Government Senior Secondary School, Sahauran, graced the occasion. 

Wife, paramour held for manís murder
: Baljinder Kaur and her alleged paramour, Ranjit Singh, were arrested for the murder of Baljinderís husband ,Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Ramgarh village.Gurmeetís body was found from the tubewell shed in the fields in Ramgarh village last week.Baljinder admitted that Ranjit took the victim to the tubewell shed on the pretext of drinking and killed him with sharp-edged weapons. A local court remanded Ranjit in police custody and sent Baljinder to judicial remand.

Husband,in-laws booked
: On a  complaint lodged by Hardish Kaur, the police has booked her husband  Jaspal Singh, father-in-law Ravinder Singh and mother-in-law Harinder Kaur of Mionwal  village on the charges of  alleged dowry harassment. 

Fire destroys goods:Goods worth Rs 3 lakh were destroyed in a fire, which broke out in a grocery shop in nearby Uppal Jagir village on Thursday night. Short circuit in electric supply is said to be the cause of the fire



Four youths arrested with heroin
: A joint team of the district police here and the Narcotic Cell of the police in Sirsa, arrested four youths with 380 gram of heroin near Ayalaki village on Friday. The contraband was being transported in a car and its cost is being estimated at Rs 40 lakh. The accused were sent by the court of Ajay Prashar, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, to police custody till February 7.


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