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Training for ambulance drivers:
A drive was held to create awareness about the 108 ambulance service at Bathinda-Mansa road. The workers of the 108 ambulance service made people aware about how they can call for help and when to use this service. Blood pressure of around 40 people was checked and they were educated on the importance of maintaining normal blood pressure for good health.

Finally, CM announces degree college for Ferozepur:
On persistent demand of local residents, the government finally gave its consent to set up a government degree college in this border town. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced this during the Martyrdom Day function here on Saturday. Badal said the college would be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. Local MLA Parminder Singh Pinki said the Centre had already given its nod for setting up a college here and the state government was just trying to take the credit.

Students apprised of career avenues:
A seminar to guide students about career opportunities was organised at Guru Nanak Bhavan. Motivational training expert Chirag Thakkar focussed on stress and anxiety management during the seminar. He shared tips on handling pressure during examinations and educated students on the importance of time management. Organised by a private tutorial group, the programme aimed at giving information about various career opportunities to science students. Thakkar inspired children to never give up hard work.

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200 screened for cancer:
Over 200 women were screened for cancer, especially breast cancer, during a camp at Nangal village. The cancer detection camp was jointly organised by the UK-based Roko Cancer England and Manjit Kaur Chawla Trust. The suspected cases were referred to the health authorities for confirmation and treatment.

Panchayat secy held on graft charge:
Vigilance Bureau sleuths have caught a panchayat secretary, Amrik Singh, red-handed while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a villager. Officials said Amrik Singh had allegedly demanded the bribe from Hakam Singh, husband of Mathiara village (Banur) sarpanch Harvinder Kaur, for issuing a certificate and for annual audit. Patiala Senior Superintendent of Police (Vigilance) Pritam Singh said investigations were on in the case.

3 thieves held
: The Apra police has arrested three thieves, identified as Aladin of Mahilpur and two brothers, Ravi Kumar and Jiwan Kumar of Langeri village. The police reportedly recovered a country-made pistol from their possession.

Body found: An unidentified body of a middle-aged man was found from a drain in Dosanjh-Khurad area last night. “It is suspected that the deceased was murdered and then thrown in the drain ” said the police. The body has been sentl for the post-mortem examination.

Labourer killed in road mishap:
A 55-year-old labourer, Hakam Singh of Alloarkh village, was killed when he was allegedly hit by a truck on the Nabha road, near Bhawanigarh. Station House Officer Sanjiv Goyal said Hakam was preparing tea on the roadside when the mishap took place. He said the police had registered a case against the truck driver.

Rly under-bridge inaugurated: A railway under-bridge, constructed at a cost of Rs 8.5 crore near the grain market in Sunam, was inaugurated on Sunday by Rajya Sabha Member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa. Dhindsa said with the construction of this under-bridge, a long-standing demand of the residents of Sunam had been fulfilled. He claimed Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa had played a key role in getting the under bridge-constructed on a priority.



Annual report approved:
The Kurukshetra University Executive Council in its meeting held recently under the chairmanship of KU vice-chancellor Lt Gen Dr DDS Sandhu approved an annual report of the year 2012. The EC also approved the revised vision and mission of the university. The revised vision reads “Be globally acknowledged as a distinguished centre of academic excellence.” Based on the recommendations of a committee, which reported irregularities in the functioning of the Shri Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kurukshetra, the EC also recommended disaffiliation of the institute from the KU.

Blood camp: A blood donation camp was organised on the premises of Red Cross Society to pay tributes to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on their martyrdom day on Saturday. Shahabad DSP Sheetal Singh inaugurated the camp where 70 persons donated blood.

4 get life term:
Additional District and Sessions Judge Manisha Batra sentenced Paramvir of Bilbilan village, his mother Bhagwati, elder brother Yudhvir, and Yudhvir’s wife Sudha to life imprisonment holding them accused in the death of Paramvir’s wife, Poonam, on October 23, 2009. Poonam had consumed some poisonous substance and she was admitted to the PGIMS, Rohtak, in a serious condition and during her treatment, she had died there. On a complaint of the victim's family, the police had registered a case and arrested the accused.



Salaries on March 30:
The salaries and pensions of government employees for March will be drawn and disbursed on March 30. According to the official spokesperson, the decision to disburse the salaries in advance has been taken in view of March 31 being a Sunday and April 1 a bank holiday.


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