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Office-bearers elected:
The following have been appointed office-bearers of the IMA, Ludhiana. Senior vice-president: Dr Ajit Singh Chawla; vice-president: Dr Gaurav Sachdeva; secretary: Dr Narjit Kaur; finance secretary: Dr PS Jassal; joint secretary: Dr Narinderjit Singh Toor.

450 examined at medical camp: Didar Hospital and Heart Beat Diagnostics, Gill road, organised a free medical camp in Alamgir Gurdwara Sahib today. Around 450 patients were examined during the camp. Around 100 patients got ultrasound, X-Ray, echocardiography and TMT done. Thirty patients were advised to get angiography of heart done. Pregnant women were also examined.

Workshop: GHG Harparkash College of Education for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, organised a one-day workshop on the revision of PU B.Ed syllabus for the academic session 2012-2013. Professors from various colleges affiliated to Punjab University attended the event.



Kurukshetra to get holy city status soon:
While talking to mediapersons on the premises of Kurukshetra Development Board (KDB) here today, Mahinder Kumar, secretary to the Haryana Governor, said keeping in view the importance of Kurukshetra at the national and international levels, the town will be awarded the status of holy city shortly. Kumar said the KDB had chalked out a Rs 6-crore plan for the restoration of all ‘teerthas’ within an area of 48 ‘kosas’. The project would be implemented soon, he added. Deputy Commissioner Mandeep Singh Barar said a special booklet would be prepared for the convenience of pilgrims visiting Kurukshetra.

Girl’s body found: Tribune News Service
: Mystery shrouds the death of a teenaged girl, whose body was recovered near a roadside eatery on the Nathusari Chopta-Kagdana road this morning. The circumstances under which the body of 16-year old Suman, a daughter of Shan Mohammed, a resident of Chhoti Gandhi village, was found, foul play is not ruled out. However, the police has registered a case of road accident on the complaint of the girl’s kin. The kin said the girl went out in the night and did not return home. The police has recovered a mobile phone from Suman’ bag. The body has been sent for a postmortem examination.



School games from Dec 15:
The J-K government will organise National School Games from December 15 here at the winter capital of the state. Games like under-19 cricket (girls) and under-19 wushu (boys and girls) will be part of the six-day sporting extravaganza organised by the state Directorate of Youth Services and Sports.

Girl ends life:
A girl committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her house in Bijbehara in Anantnag district, the police said on Sunday. “A girl of Marhama in Bijbehara consumed some poisonous substance at her house. The girl died on way to a hospital,” the police said. A case has been registered in this regard.

25 hurt in mishap: Twenty-five persons were injured when a bus they were travelling in overturned at Pareypora Wayel in Anantnag district, the police said on Sunday. Around 25 passengers were injured in the accident. All the injured were taken to a hospital. The police has registered a case in this regard.



Gang busted:
The police on Sunday busted an inter-state gang of car thieves and recovered four stolen cars from them. On a tip-off, a team of the special operations group arrested a travel agent who committed to the crime. Later, three of his accomplices were arrested and four stolen cars were recovered from them. The accused are Iqbal, Mohan Singh, Rahat and Anil.

Kumaon Briefs
2 shops sealed for keeping expired medicines:
After finding expired medicines at a medicine shop in Bageshwar without licence, the sub-divisional administration in Bageshwar on Sunday sealed two medicine shops in the town. “After raids were conducted at two medicine shops, expired medicine worth Rs 2,000 were found. We have also instructed the owners of the medical shop to report about the status of the medical stock in their shop,” said Meenakshi Bisht, drug inspector of the district.

Surya Roshni workers forced to end fast: The Kashipur police administration forced the workers of Surya Roshni to end their indefinite fast on the 8th day on Sunday. The workers were on a fast on the SDM office campus. “After the workers were ousted from the SDM office on the 7th day of their fast, they continued it at the old office of the SDM, from where they were lifted by the police and admitted in a local hospital,” said Jagdish Deopa, a police officials at Kashipur.

Fire breaks out at spare parts’ shop at Rudrapur: A fire broke out at a spare part shop at Rudrapur town on Saturday, destroying equipment worth Rs 18 lakh. A short circuit is stated to be the reason behind the incident. According to the FIR lodged with the police goods, including batteries, tires, inverters, lubricants burnt in the fire.

Rs 5 crore sanctioned for road recarpeting: The Uttarakhand Government has sanctioned Rs 5 crore for recarpeting of four roads in the Dhari and Bhimtal Assembly constituencies. “The government has given Rs 1.50 crore to re-carpet the motor road from Anna to Jamrani and from Bravery Marg to Basutia in the Bhimtal area,” said Jitendra Kumar Tripathi, an engineer, PWD Bhimtal. “The motor road between Bharlekh to Pastola has also been given same amount to metal the road,” said the PWD engineer.

MGNREGA projects’ tenure extended: Champawat District Magistrate Aashis Joshi has said that the tenure of projects being carried out under the MGNREGA has been extended to three year from one year and the funds sanctioned for the same would also have to utilised within this period.“The officials have been instructed to utilise the funds allotted under the project by last of December this year. They have also been instructed to advance the work of plantation of tea in the Lohaghat and Khetikhan area under the MGNREGA,” said Joshi.

Leopard creates panic at Devtoli village: A leopard has created panic among the residents of Devtoli village. The residents maintained that animal has not only lifted their pet animals but has also become a threat to schoolchildren, as they have to cross the dense forest to reach their schools. “The villagers have written to the Forest Department to install a cage at the village to trap the animal but the department has not paid any heed to their demands for past one month,” said Mohan Pathak, a villager.

(Compiled by BD Kasniyal)


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