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31 cases disposed of at Lok Adalat:
As many as 31 cases out of the 69 presented before the different benches set up at Nawanshahr and Balachaur Judicial Complex were disposed of during the monthly Lok Adalat. The adalat was organised by the District Legal Services Authority here on Saturday. District and Sessions Judge Gurcharan Singh Sra presided over. Compensations amounting to Rs 17.17 lakh were awarded in the cases.

Book candidates for cheating:
PSPCL: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has approved the registration of FIRs against the eight candidates, who had allegedly cheated during the recruitment test conducted in July last year. PSPCL was to recruit 385 assistant engineers and 320 junior engineers. PSPCL chairman-cum-Managing Director KD Chaudhri confirmed this. The inquiry into the alleged recruitment scam was conducted by Sanjiv Gupta, DGP, and later by Vijay Partap Singh, DIG, Cyber Crime. The matter is also pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

300 patients attend health camp:
Over 300 patients were examined at a free medical check-up camp organised by Aniket Welfare Society at a temple here on Sunday. Deputy Commissioner Kumar Rahul inaugurated the camp.

1,651 appear in GK test: The annual examination of a general knowledge project, "Udaan", being run in 45 government schools in the district, was conducted in eight schools on Sunday. The convener of the project, Devi Dayal, said 1,651 students participated in the test.



Ultrasound centre sealed:
The heath authorities recently raided four ultrasound centres in Shahzadpur and Naraingarh. The team detected several discrepancies at Mittal Nursing Home, Shahzadpur, which was immediately sealed. The raiding team confiscated Form F from the centre and initiated legal proceedings against Dr Sanjay Mittal, owner of the nursing home. The health team also raided Gupta Nursing Home, VKS Ultrasound Centre and Raj Nursing Home in Naraingarh block but found their records in order.

Anganwari workers:
The government has recommended the names of three best anganwari workers, Karishna, Kanta and Santosh Rani, for a national award to be conferred by the Union Government. The Centre will choose one of them for the award, which carries a cash reward of Rs 25,000.

Health camp:
As many as 300 patients were examined at a free health check-up camp organised by the Dharamjivi Sewarth Trust, Kurukshetra, on Sunday. Kurukshetra Deputy Commissioner Mandeep Singh Brar inaugurated the camp on the premises of the Ved Bhawan here. Eye specialist Dr Anita Sethi and Dr Salender from Nova Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, examined the patients.

2 die in mishaps:
Two persons were killed in two accidents in the district. Manglesh (28), an employee of a factory at Manesar and a resident of Dharuhera, died after his scooter was hit by a car at Dharuhera in the wee hours on Thursday. In a second incident, 13-year-old student Akshay Kumar, was crushed to death by his school bus at Bohka village on Friday.

Left leader dies:
Comrade Baldev Bakshi, a veteran Left leader and a proponent of martyr Bhagat Singh's ideology, passed away on Sunday after a brief illness at the PGI, Chandigarh. He was 90. His mortal remains were brought here and were placed in the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Park, where hundreds paid their tributes. Baldev Bakshi was instrumental in the setting up the of Bhagat Singh Park and the Bhagat Singh Yaadgar Manch in Sirsa.

Body found:
The police found the body of Sonu (24) of Khizarpur Jat Majra village from the fields in adjoining Karewari village on Saturday. There were injury marks on the victimís neck. On the complaint of the victimís family, two persons, including Manjit of the same village, have been booked.



Laptop snatched:
A man pounced upon the laptop bag of Neha Kumari inside a Dadhole-bound HRTC passenger bus at Ghumarwin bus stand, near here, on Sunday and fled with it from the rear door of the bus before anyone could grab him. Neha later got an FIR registered with the police.

Caring Companies Award for SJVN:
Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Ltd was awarded the Caring Companies Award by the World CSR Congress at a function held in Mumbai recently. The award was received by Nand Lal Sharma, Director (Personnel) of the Nigam, who is also Chairman of the SJVN Foundation, the trust implementing the CSR activities of SJVN Ltd.


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