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Column sought in Census:
The Taraksheel Society has appealed to the Census Commissioner to incorporate a column for those who do not subscribe to any religion or caste in the ongoing Census. A delegation of the society, headed by its local head Sumit Singh, handed over a memorandum in this regard to Deputy Commissioner K.S. Pannu. The Deputy Commissioner said he would forward the letter to the Census Commissioner in Chandigarh.

Big Bazaar’s great exchange offer:
Big Bazaar is offering ‘Great Exchange Offer’ from February 19 to 27 to provide customers a chance to exchange old junk items and purchase new products with the value received from the junk. A major highlight will be the ‘Exchange Truck’, a branded truck that will  go around locations across cities on scheduled days to collect junk from customers' premises.

SBoP holds athletic meet: The annual athletic meet of the State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) was held at the Sports Stadium here today. The bank’s deputy general manager Rajesh Gupta inaugurated the meet. He also distributed prizes to the winners of different competitions organised during the meet.

Nursing college’s annual function on Sunday: The annual function of Dr Nagpal’s Punjab Public College of Nursing, Katar Singh Wala, will be held on February 20 on the college campus. Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal will be the chief guest, said Dr GS Nagpal, chairman of the Nagpal Group of Institutions, here on Friday.

Annual athletic meet: Guru Ram Dass Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lehra Bega, Bathinda, organised their second annual athletic meet on Friday. Anamika and lakhwinder Singh got the first prize in overall participation. Principal Dr Ram Gopal Thatgir spoke on the occasion. The closing ceremony was performed by the chairman Prof. Harbhajan Singh.

Farmers get tips on loan: Punjab National Bank held a seminar at Moga on Thursday to give information about the retail loans it offers. Yashpal Brar, zonal head, was the chief guest on the occasion. AGM Anil Kalia said a branch had been opened at Pratap Singh road in Moga especially for retail loans.

Seminar held: A seminar was held at Hotel Krishna Continental here on Friday to throw light on the problems faced by those wishing to emigrate to the countries including UK, US, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. A team of senior personnel briefed the gathering on various aspects like acquiring visa, work permit and so on.

Muktsar college players shine:
Desh Bhagat Dental College & Hospital, Muktsar, participated in 'Fest 2010-11 Phenomena' organised by Baba Farid University at the GGS Medical College, Faridkot, from February 8-10. The volleyball and badminton team of Desh Bhagat College got good positions. Chairman Dr Zora Singh and vice-chairperson Tajinder Kaur congratulated the students. Gurmail Singh Agroa, administrator, and Harpreet Singh Grover, principal, also lauded the winners.

Factory burgled:
A factory was burgled in Hadiabad here on Thursday night. The burglars took away 90 kg of copper wire from the factory. The police has registered a case.



Get legal info free of cost:
The District Legal Service Authority ( DSLA),Kaithal, has started a helpline to provide free legal information. According to Chief Judicial Magistrate and Secretary, DSLA, here this helpline would be available from 10 am to 5 pm and would be looked after by a 12-member team of local lawyers.The helpline, available on the phone no 01746-235759, would provide all legal information about any issue free of cost, and anybody would be able to contact the helpline. He further said this was the first such service started in the district Two lawyers would be attending calls on a daily basis.



Adopt public-friendly approach: Khoda:
DGP Kuldeep Khoda has stressed on adopting a public-friendly approach while making security and other arrangements so that people did not face any problem. He directed the security agencies to take care of the human rights while fighting militants, maintain a strict vigil to thwart the evil designs of anti-national elements and ensure cooperation between the police and the civil authorities at all levels of governance. Khoda said this while chairing a high-level meeting at the Police Control Room in Srinagar on Friday.



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