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Woman dies at 137:
Hundreds bid adieu to Jiwani Devi, perhaps the eldest woman in the region, who died at the age of 137 in Bazidpur Kattianwali village near Abohar. Village sarpanch Gokal Chand and former sarpanch Ved Parkash, who attended her funeral, said 'Dadi' would always spoke of harmony and give tips to people on maintaining good health. Her family never had to shift her to any hospital as she preferred trying traditional Indian methods to cure headache, fever etc.

Man killed in  road mishap: Jagsir Singh of the Government Seed Farm Colony here was killed by a truck as he was crossing the Abohar-Malout road. He had returned from Rajasthan along with a canter-load of straw for a mini power generation plant, sources said.

Cancer check-up:
A special cancer check-up and detection camp would be held at the Phul sub-division courts on December 24. The Bar Association, Phul, under the aegis of the Indo-American Cancer Care Foundation, is organising the camp. In a press release, it said that one could get his blood examined at the camp to assess his susceptibility to cancer in the next 10 years or so, at a fee of Rs 2,000. Noted oncologist Barjinder Singh would lead a team of doctors at the day-long camp.

Cattle fair begins:
A two-day district-level cattle fair was inaugurated at MR Government College stadium on Thursday. Fazilka Deputy Commissioner Dr Basant Garg inaugurated the fair that is being organised by the Animal Husbandry Department. Several animal competitions would be held during the district-level fair. The winners would participate in a state-level cattle fair slated to be held next month. Prizes amounting to Rs 5.50 lakh would be distributed among the winners on the closing day of the fair on December 21.

Ban on carrying of arms
The Commissioner of Police, Ishwar Singh, under section 144, has banned the carrying of licensed weapons. He said people could not carry their licensed weapons, including pistols, sharp weapons, axes, etc, with them. The order will remain in force till January 15, 2013.

Two held under NDPS Act:
Acting on a tip-off, the Sadar Muktsar police on Thursday arrested Kulwinder Singh and Satnam Singh of Sohangarh Rattewala village in Guru Har Sahai area of Ferozepur district after nearly 20 kg of poppy husk was recovered from their possession. A case under various sections of the NDPS Act was registered against them.



Blood donation camp organised:
Blood bank Rajouri received over 98 points blood donated by students, Army jawans, prominent citizens and District Development Commissioner, Rajouri Sougat Biswas himself, setting an example for people of border region Rajouri to donate more and more blood and save lives. Red Cross Society Rajouri, in collaboration with Degree College Nowshera, today organised a blood donation camp on their campus.

Militant hideout busted:
The Awantipora police and 50 Rashtriya Rifles busted a militant hideout in the Khrew area of south Kashmir last night. “Three sleeping bags, three blankets, 2 kg dry fruit, one water bottle and one tiffin carrier were recovered from the hideout,” a police spokesman said. A case has been registered.


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