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City set to become hub of medicare
Bathinda, October 19
Cancer-afflicted Bathinda will soon become the hub of medical care and facilities with work on the Advanced Cancer Diagnostic, Treatment and Research Institute and the Government of India's project on prevention and control of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and stroke, set to start.
A team of the Government of Punjab on a visit to the site where the Advanced Cancer Diagnostic Treatment & Research Institute will be started A team of the Government of Punjab on a visit to the site where the Advanced Cancer Diagnostic Treatment & Research Institute will be started. Tribune photo: Pawan Sharma

Underbridge delay causing traffic bottlenecks
Bathinda, October 19
Hundreds of commuters crossing the railway lines on the Bathinda-Mansa road fume at the railway authorities and the state government for the delay in completing the under-bridge project.
A view of the queue of vehicles at the Mansa railway crossing A view of the queue of vehicles at the Mansa railway crossing. Officials of the PWD (B&R) department say it will take six more months to complete the underbridge. Respite for commuters will be forthcoming only then. Tribune photo: Pawan Sharma


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Kabaddi fans to miss Bhagwant Mann as comedian turns politician
Bathinda October 19
The second World Cup Kabaddi, slated to begin on November 1, will miss last year's star commentator-the comedian of Punjab-- Bhagwant Mann, as he has joined the Punjab People's Party (PPP), the political rival faction of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

Hospital finds it tough to run eye bank
Bathinda, October 19
After the implementation of the Human Organ Transplantation Act (HOTA) in the state some years ago, the local SD Mahabir Dal Hospital, situated near the Teachers' Home, has been facing problems in running its eye bank.
A view of the refrigerator and the machine which is used for processing the eye ball for preparing button-hole (cornea) in the sterilisation chamber at the SD Mahabir Dal Hospital in Bathinda. Tribune photo: Pawan Sharma
A view of the refrigerator and the machine which is used for processing the eye ball for preparing button-hole (cornea) in the sterilisation chamber at the SD Mahabir Dal Hospital in Bathinda

diwali on the cards
Paper cards still hold the ground
Bathinda October 19
For the most awaited festival Diwali, city residents leave no chance to collect new household items and buy gifts for their near and dear ones. But the oldest tradition of exchanging greetings seems to be never getting old as one can notice people putting in their entire energy in selecting greeting cards at various gift shops in the city.

Gift shops are flooded with greeting cards ahead of Diwali
Gift shops are flooded with greeting cards ahead of Diwali. A Tribune photograph

tribune impact
DEO directs schools with failed water samples to make amends
Bathinda, October 19
Following the publication of a news item, regarding failed water samples of government schools, in the Bathinda Tribune today, the District Education Officer (Secondary) today directed the school Heads (Principals and Headmasters) of all those schools, whose water samples have failed the bacteriological test, to make pure drinking water available to the students and send information about it immediately.

Itís going to be hot November in Bathinda
Bathinda, October 19
Array of cultural and literary events are lined up to treat people of Bathinda in the month of November. Starting from November 1 till November 13, the first two weeks would witness activities in city.

No more night service of registered posts at city sub-post office
Bathinda, October 19
The Postal Department has withdrawn night service of booking registered letters and speed posts after 4 pm at its city sub-post office in the Civil Lines area. In a press statement issued here today, social worker Jagdish Singh Ghai said the move of the department has come as a setback to those who used to get important posts registered at late hours also.

Womanís body donated for medical research
Bathinda, October 19
A family residing on the local 100-feet road donated the body of its elderly member for medical research. In a press statement issued here today, Gurdev Singh, the block in-charge of the Dera Sacha Sauda, stated that the body of 68-year-old Gian Devi has been donated.

Couple charged with encroaching upon house
Bathinda, October 19
A couple residing near the old stand has been booked by the police for trying to encroach upon a house. In his complaint to the police, Janak Raj of the 60-feet road in Bathinda alleged that he had given a portion of ground floor to one Parwinder Kumar Bansal and his wife Tripta without charging any rent.

Two held under NDPS Act
Bathinda, October 19
The Bathinda police has arrested one person with 30 kilogram of poppy husk. The accused has been identified as Gurdeep Singh, a resident of Bhucho Kalan village. He was arrested from near Fallar village.

Seminar on social justice concludes
Bathinda October 19
The two-day national seminar on 'Law, governance and social justice' organised by the Department of Law, Punjabi University Regional Centre, Bathinda, concluded here today.

Local lads leave a mark at karate championship
Bathinda, October 19
Four students of Lord Rama public school have won medals in the South Asian Karate Championship which was held in Barodra at Gujarat.

 

Students who won medals at the South Asian Karate Championship held in Gujarat. A Tribune photograph

Students who won medals at the South Asian Karate Championship held in Gujarat

Computer teachers plan stir
Bathinda October 19
The district president of the Computer Teacher Union Bathinda (Punjab) Balkaran Singh stated that in a meeting of the union with Chief Secretary Darbara Singh Guru, the DGSE and officials of the Finance department.

Motorcycle stolen
Bathinda, October 19
A resident of Mata GV Nagar has lodged a complaint with the police about his motorcycle being stolen.

One booked for breaking ATM
Bathinda, October 19
A resident of Uttar Pradesh has been booked for trying to extract money from a bank ATM after damaging the machine.





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City set to become hub of medicare
Foundation stone of govt cancer hospital to be laid on Oct 28; IDSP project begins
Megha Mann
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 19
Cancer-afflicted Bathinda will soon become the hub of medical care and facilities with work on the Advanced Cancer Diagnostic, Treatment and Research Institute and the Government of India's project on prevention and control of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and stroke, set to start.

The Vice-chancellor of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Dr SS Gill, who was here today said that the foundation stone of the cancer hospital will be laid on October 28. While the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences Society (PIMS), Jalandhar, will fund the project, the BFUHS will have the onus of running it.

Tenders for the Rs 60 crore project have been floated and the Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation (HSCC) has been entrusted with the construction work. The tenders floated mention that the work would be completed within 12 months.

Sources in the PIMS said that the 2.85 acres of land earmarked for the project near the present campus of the Central University of Punjab (CUP) has been bought from the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) Limited. "The Punjab government bought the land at a cost of Rs 3 crore and handed it over to the PIMS for the project," sources added.

The 50-bed hospital will lay special emphasis on the diagnosis of the disease, while the initial treatment would be taken care of in part by the Civil Hospital, Bathinda.

Dr Gill added that premiere medical services would be made available to the patients at rates less than that charged at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. "The basic aim is to provide care to the cancer patients by mitigating their sufferings," Dr Gill said.

Meanwhile, keeping in view the high incidence of cancer in Bathinda, the Union Ministry of Health has given nod to the Bathinda pilot project on the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS). State coordinator of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) Dr Deepak Bhatia said that the government has provided funds to the tune of Rs 2.5 lakh for the first phase.

"Cancer has been associated with cardiovascular diseases. Hence, Bathinda would be run as a pilot project, with Mansa slated to be the second district. Later, the same model would be replicated in the other districts of the state. We have identified the staff and trained them," Dr Bhatia said. He added that the basic aim is to study behavioural changes in the community to adopt healthy lifestyles including dietary patterns, enhanced physical activity and reduced intake of tobacco and alcohol, resulting in the overall reduction in the risk factors of common non-communicable diseases in community.

"Patients suffering from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and stroke will be referred from the Civil Hospital, the eight community health centres and 136 sub-centres of the district to this centre, coming up in the old OPD block of the Civil Hospital, Bathinda," he said.

Fact file

  • Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have become a leading cause of death in India.
  • Estimated overall prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases and stroke is 62.47, 159.46, 37.00 and 1.54, respectively, per 1000 population of India. There are an estimated 25 lakh cases of cancer in India and a high number of cases have been reported from Bathinda.
  • Major risk factors for NCDs are high blood pressure, cholesterol, tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, alcohol consumption, and obesity which are modifiable. Hence, a majority of cancers and these NCDs can be prevented and treated if diagnosed at an early stage.
  • Under NPCDCS, it would be ensured that the non-communicable diseases are prevented and managed in an effective manner.

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Underbridge delay causing traffic bottlenecks
Commuters fume as long traffic jams take place at Mansa rail crossing with trains halting ahead of under-bridge
Gurdeep Singh Mann
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 19
Hundreds of commuters crossing the railway lines on the Bathinda-Mansa road fume at the railway authorities and the state government for the delay in completing the under-bridge project.

The commuters alleged that most of the trains halt ahead of the under-bridge which is being constructed at a slow pace for the last many months.

"While the train remains stationed ahead of the under-bridge for 10 to 15 minutes, the road traffic is also not allowed to pass through the crossing," said Manwinder, a daily commuter caught in the jam today in the afternoon.

The traffic officials lamented that despite the repeated requests and orders, no commuter keeps the vehicle in single lane.

"Trucks and buses create most of the nuisance besides the overloaded tractor-trolleys. They break the queue and their owners enter into quarrels when issued challans," said a traffic policeman on duty near the railway crossing.

The traffic cop said the broken roads on the Mansa side add to the chaos which proves to be instrumental in stretching the line of vehicles for many kilometers.

Heated arguments, minor accidents and scratches on vehicles have now become the rule of the day near the railway crossing but nothing has been done to bring respite to the commuters, said the cops.

Apart from the daily commuters, VIPs, VVIPs and vehicles fitted with red and blue beacons too break the queue which further delays the clearing of the traffic bottleneck on the stretch.

PWD (B&R) XEN Manjeet Singh said people will have to bear the problem for at least the next six months after which the construction of the under-bridge would be completed. Earlier, traffic jams used to take place even at the railway track near the TV tower. But after the construction of the overbridge there, traffic jams eased making it easier for vehicles headed to Talwandi Sabo and Dabwali. Now, the wait is for the underbridge to get completed.

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Kabaddi fans to miss Bhagwant Mann as comedian turns politician
Neha Sharma
Tribune News Service

A file photo of Bhagwant Mann at the first Kabaddi World Cup in Bathinda
A file photo of Bhagwant Mann at the first Kabaddi World Cup in Bathinda.

Bathinda October 19
The second World Cup Kabaddi, slated to begin on November 1, will miss last year's star commentator-the comedian of Punjab-- Bhagwant Mann, as he has joined the Punjab People's Party (PPP), the political rival faction of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

In the last World Cup, the laughter king changed the aura of the tournament through his innovative themes and ideas. He entertained all the spectators present at the venues as well as those watching the game on the television.

The lively Bhagwant would be missed by the viewers. The comedian, when asked about any invitation by the organising committee, quickly replied, "Why would the government invite me this time as I am a senior worker in an opposition party? In the last tournament, I was approached a month prior to the tournament, but no settlement was reached as the organizers were not ready to pay me, citing dearth of money. However, later on, only two days before the match at Patiala, I was urgently called from Canada for the mega event."

On being asked that in case, he gets an invitation this time too, what would be his response, Mann replied, "They would never dare to call me this time as they cannot take the risk of live coverage. On the PTC channel, they even fear to show our faces. Therefore, there is no chance of any call coming. And if they approach me even to entertain the public, I would appreciate their courage."

In the last World Cup, Bhagwant did not utter any the name of any politician or organizer even once on the mike. "Ethically, a sport should be presented as a sport, not a politically rally. It is totally unfair that a commentator repeatedly takes the names of bigwigs present at the show rather than the players in the field," he said, and alleged, "The Badals are using the World Cup to attract the public for the upcoming assembly elections. However, they should know that people gather to watch their favourite game, not to watch the Akali ministers."

With the speedy comments of Bhagwant Mann, the first World Cup Kabaddi witnessed a wave in the stadiums. A theme was created by the comedian-'Jehde vi shehar javange, oho je kapde pawange' (we'll dress up according to the city). Wherever he went for the World Cup, he attired himself according to the culture of the city. So, in Bathinda, he wore 'chaadra'. At Amritsar, he dressed himself in a turban like Shaheed Bhagat Singh and in Ludhiana, he used a tie to represent the city's business class.

He explained, "I tried to create a festival like atmosphere in the stadium, which was liked by the crowd in every city. Last year, I suggested to the organizers hat they should bring 'dhol' and Bhangra troupes for the second World Cup on the pattern of the cheerleaders in the cricket matches, which would bring more energy in the crowd."

When Director, Sports, Punjab, Pargat Singh was asked about the selection of the commentators, without naming anyone, he said, "It has not been decided yet. However, persons familiar with the technicalities of the game and having commentary skills would be assigned for the task."

On whether the star commentator, Bhagwant Mann will be called again, he replied in the negative. "It will depend on the availability. Last time, Akshay Kumar had come. However, it is not necessary that this time too, he would make an appearance."

"Khali's name is doing the rounds for the commentary," he added.

Comedy king

  • The 35-year-old comedy star Bhagwant Mann has joined hands with Manpreet Badal.
  • He is preparing to contest the 2012 Assembly election on a People's Party of Punjab (PPP) ticket.
  • In the first World Cup, he was the centre of attraction and kept on boosting the morale of the players. At that time, he was called from Canada, where he had gone for the promotion of a film with Babbu Mann, on short notice.
  • In the second World Cup, it is expected that he will not be invited as his loyalty is to the PPP, an opponent of SAD.

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Hospital finds it tough to run eye bank
Wants waiver of registration fee for performing keratoplasty
Sushil Goyal
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 19
After the implementation of the Human Organ Transplantation Act (HOTA) in the state some years ago, the local SD Mahabir Dal Hospital, situated near the Teachers' Home, has been facing problems in running its eye bank.

Because of HOTA, the hospital has not been able to perform keratoplasty (a surgical procedure in which a part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donor). However, it has been collecting eyes from the donors for some years to hand them over to other hospitals for performing keratoplasty.

The hospital is facing problems as after the introduction of the HOTA, the government has made registration of the keratoplasty centre compulsory, for which a registration fee of Rs 1.50 lakh has been fixed.

But the hospital authorities want the state government to waive the registration fee as they provide eye donation and keratoplasty free of cost.

The manager of the hospital, Raj Kumar said the hospital had written a letter in September 2010 to the health department authorities for waiving the registration fee. But they had not received any reply so far. Raj Kumar said the eye bank had been set up here in January 2003 by the SD Mahabir Dal Hospital.

Since then, during the first three to four years, about 50 keratoplasty procedures had been performed, but after the introduction of the HOTA, these had been stopped. Besides, the hospital had received eye donations from about 150 persons so far, he added.

After receiving the information about the donation of eyes, the hospital authorities send a doctor along with his assistant in an ambulance to bring the eyes from different areas of the district, including Bathinda, Goniana, Bhokra and Gurusar Sehnewala. The donated eyes, as of now, are being sent to the Mata Kartar Kaur International Eye Hospital, Sirsa, and other hospitals in Faridkot, Ludhiana and Patiala.

Raj Kumar also said that if the state government waives the registration fee, then they could get their centre registered for keratoplasty as they had the requisite staff and building. Besides they had also a machine which is used for processing the eye ball for preparing button-hole (cornea) in the sterilisation chamber. The centre also has a refrigerator for keeping the donated eyes, he added.

Dr AP Singh Malhi, eye specialist at the hospital, said during this calendar year, they had got more than 10 eye donations so far.

He said if they got the permission for keratoplasty here, then there would be no need to send the donated eyes to other hospitals, and the needy patients could get the same transplanted here without going to far away places and facing any inconvenience and harassment.

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diwali on the cards
Paper cards still hold the ground
Majority of customers for gifts, greeting cards are youngsters, Cantt residents
Neha Sharma
Tribune News Service

Bathinda October 19
For the most awaited festival Diwali, city residents leave no chance to collect new household items and buy gifts for their near and dear ones. But the oldest tradition of exchanging greetings seems to be never getting old as one can notice people putting in their entire energy in selecting greeting cards at various gift shops in the city.

Interestingly, in the digital age when e-greetings are available, youngsters are still buying paper greeting cards as they give more value to the real attachment rather than the cyber connections.

"One can send an e-card to anyone but paper greeting cards are given only to the special ones to make them feel important. Paper greetings cards create a special personal bondage. Moreover, one can keep it for as long as one wants whereas links of e-greetings are available only for a specific period, after which they could not be opened," said Shruti while selecting greeting cards for her friends and family at a gift shop.

The salesman at the Mittal Mall's gift gallery said, "The youngsters always buy trendy and expensive greetings, be it Diwali or the Valentine's Day. This trend of greetings will never fade despite the advent of digital cards."

While talking about cards one cannot miss the age-old Archies galleries that stock greeting cards for every occasion.

Sonu, a salesman at the Archies Gallery on the Mall road, said, "For Diwali, the brand has launched a number of designs. Though customers of every ilk visit our gallery, the Army guys buy greetings in bulk and that too of same pattern."

"Youngsters spend a lot of time in choosing greetings for their friends. A package containing a fragrance candle and a card is in vogue among youth," added Seema, a salesgirl at the gallery.

Ashok Kansal, owner of the Kansal Crockery & Gift Palace in Dhobi Bazaar which deals in items made of polystone and crystals, said, "The items which are usually not sold on ordinary days are attracting customers. On the special festival of Diwali, people want to present unique items to their dear ones which could be remembered forever."

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DEO directs schools with failed water samples to make amends
Sushil Goyal
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 19
Following the publication of a news item, regarding failed water samples of government schools, in the Bathinda Tribune today, the District Education Officer (Secondary) today directed the school Heads (Principals and Headmasters) of all those schools, whose water samples have failed the bacteriological test, to make pure drinking water available to the students and send information about it immediately.

These water samples, found unfit for human consumption, were collected by the district health authorities from different schools of the district and got tested from the State Public Health laboratory, Chandigarh.

The DEO has also asked the school Heads to send the information about the failed water sample of their respective schools on the email (dssbtisidhu@yahoo.in).

He has also instructed the Heads if no requisite arrangement for providing pure drinking water could be made in their respective schools then they should make arrangements for this by contacting the village Panchayats, philanthropists and Water Supply Department personally.

Besides, the school Head could also make arrangement of the pure drinking water for students from the reverse osmosis (RO) plant, installed in the village. The availability of pure drinking water to the students is personal responsibility of the school Head, he added.

He also said that availability of pure drinking water to students should be given priority. Besides, his office should also be informed after making requisite arrangements for providing pure drinking water to the students, he added.

It may be mentioned here that in the Bathinda Tribune it was highlighted today that there were seven such private (two) and government schools (five) in the Bathinda district whose water samples had failed the bacteriological test twice during testing since March 2011.

Besides, the water samples of four other schools, three government and one Navodaya Vidiyala, had also failed the bacteriological test during first testing.

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Itís going to be hot November in Bathinda
Several cultural & literary events are lined up besides the World Cup Kabaddi
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 19
Array of cultural and literary events are lined up to treat people of Bathinda in the month of November. Starting from November 1 till November 13, the first two weeks would witness activities in city.

On November 1, the World Kabaddi Cup 2 would be inaugurated at a grand ceremony to be held at the newly constructed stadium.

Adrenaline will run high with Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif being an integral part of the inaugural ceremony that will have paraphernalia and fire works never seen before, claim the sports officials.

Besides hosting inaugural ceremony, Bathinda may also host semi-finals of the kabaddi matches, scheduled dates for which are yet to be released.

After the inaugural ceremony, stadium would be abuzz with literary extravaganza Prof Mohal Singh mela that has been spread over a period of three days. Now re-scheduled, the mela would be held from November 4 to November 6 at the stadium.

Earlier, it was to be held from October 18 to October 20 in the memory of Prof Mohan Singh.

The last day of this mela will share attention with opening day of eight-days drama fest being held in the memory of dramatist Bhai Gursharan Singh.

From November 6 to November 13, ace theatre personalities of Punjab will descend in Bathinda presenting nukkad natak (street plays) and elaborate dramas to be held at the Balwant Gargi Open Air Theatre in Rose Garden.

Markets, educational institutes and other public places would be abuzz with plays of renowned theatre artists, including Samuel John from Lehragaga, Prof Sompal Heeran from Raikot, Rajinder Raja from Ludhiana, Surjit Gami's team from Mansa and the Natyam Manch Jaito.

From November 9 to November 13, plays would be presented at Balwant Gargi Open Air Theatre.

On the concluding day, the book of artist NRI Chander Shekhar titled ĎMitti Di Kahanií would be released.

Later in December, the much-awaited heritage fest will attract all the attention from the residents of Bathinda as well as surrrounding places.

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No more night service of registered posts at city sub-post office
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 19
The Postal Department has withdrawn night service of booking registered letters and speed posts after 4 pm at its city sub-post office in the Civil Lines area. In a press statement issued here today, social worker Jagdish Singh Ghai said the move of the department has come as a setback to those who used to get important posts registered at late hours also.

"Now, people have to go to the Railway Mail Service (RMS) counter situated at a railway platform. Senior citizens have to climb a flight of steps to reach the RMS officer. In winters, it would become all the more difficult to get letters registered at the RMS counter," he said.

The postmaster, Purshottam Das Bansal, said the services had been withdrawn owing to the poor response it had evoked. "We are already offering these services at the main post office and it is also available at the RMS office. At the sub-post office, we did not have enough number of people seeking this service and hence, it was revoked," he said, adding that speed post services are available.

Ghai also objected to withdrawal of services of Sirki Bazar sub-post office an year ago. He claimed that the sub-post office had around 10,000 savings accounts along with postal stationery service to this business pocket. He sought re-introduction of withdrawn services.

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Womanís body donated for medical research
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 19
A family residing on the local 100-feet road donated the body of its elderly member for medical research. In a press statement issued here today, Gurdev Singh, the block in-charge of the Dera Sacha Sauda, stated that the body of 68-year-old Gian Devi has been donated. Gian Devi, mother of Surinder Kumar of the 100-feet road area, had expired on Monday night.

Fulfilling the deceasedís wishes, her sons Surinder Kumar and Narinder Kumar, and daughters Maya Devi, Meenakshi and Mamta donated her body for the noble cause. The body was handed over to a medical team from the Mata Chintpurni College, Pathankot.

The team was headed by Dr Bikram Bains, who said such gestures help medical professionals to conduct researches in the larger interests of the people.

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Couple charged with encroaching upon house
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 19
A couple residing near the old stand has been booked by the police for trying to encroach upon a house. In his complaint to the police, Janak Raj of the 60-feet road in Bathinda alleged that he had given a portion of ground floor to one Parwinder Kumar Bansal and his wife Tripta without charging any rent.

The couple, however, locked the rooms of the first floor of the house and had allegedly sold the goods and other material kept there. It was done in a bid to encroach upon the entire house, he alleged.

Acting on the complaint, the Bathinda police booked the couple under Sections 451, 511, 380, 506 and 34 of the IPC at the Kotwali police station. No arrests have been made in this regard so far.

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Two held under NDPS Act
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 19
The Bathinda police has arrested one person with 30 kilogram of poppy husk. The accused has been identified as Gurdeep Singh, a resident of Bhucho Kalan village. He was arrested from near Fallar village.

A case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him. He was produced before the magistrate and has been sent to jail.

In another case, a resident of Talwandi Sabo, Raj Kumar, was arrested after 30 gram of smack was recovered from his possession near Golewala village.

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Seminar on social justice concludes
Tribune News Service

Bathinda October 19
The two-day national seminar on 'Law, governance and social justice' organised by the Department of Law, Punjabi University Regional Centre, Bathinda, concluded here today.

A total of 79 papers were presented during the seminar in which delegates from various universities, including the Delhi University, the Punjabi University, the Panjab University, the Guru Nanak Dev University and the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, took part. Prof Balwinder Singh, Punjabi University, Patiala, delivered the valedictory address.

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Local lads leave a mark at karate championship
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 19
Four students of Lord Rama public school have won medals in the South Asian Karate Championship which was held in Barodra at Gujarat.

In a press release, the Wado Ryu Karate Do Association of Punjab stated that the two-day sports event was organised by the Wado Ryu Karate Federation of India wherein players of Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Mayanmar, Nepal and Bhutan participated.

Nitesh Garg won gold, Raghav got silver while Amandeep Singh and Sukhdeep Kaur won bronze medals each.

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Computer teachers plan stir
Tribune News Service

Bathinda October 19
The district president of the Computer Teacher Union Bathinda (Punjab) Balkaran Singh stated that in a meeting of the union with Chief Secretary Darbara Singh Guru, the DGSE and officials of the Finance department, held at the CMís residence on October 12, it was decided to give a notification to revise the grades of computer teachers according to the grade anomaly committee within three days and to present the budget of salaries of the teachers in a week. However, no notification has been issued till date. They have planned a stir to get their demand accepted.

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Motorcycle stolen
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 19
A resident of Mata GV Nagar has lodged a complaint with the police about his motorcycle being stolen.

The complainant Ram Singh said that on October 14 at around 4 pm, his Hero Honda motorcycle bearing registration number of Bathinda was stolen from near the bridge of the Bathinda canal.

A case in this connection has been registered against unidentified persons under Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code.

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One booked for breaking ATM
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 19
A resident of Uttar Pradesh has been booked for trying to extract money from a bank ATM after damaging the machine.

Investigating officer Gurcharan Singh said a complaint in this regard was filed by assistant manager of the State Bank of Patiala, Chandan Kumar, wherein he alleged that the ATM was broken by Sonu Kumar of Balia district in UP on Monday night. A case has been registered at the Canal Colony police station. No arrest has been made yet.

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