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PAU organises kisan mela
Tarn Taran, September 2
The Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana, organised regional kisan mela here today. The objective of the programme was to spread awareness among the farmers about the new techniques of agriculture and to tell the farmers not to burn straw in the fields to save environment.

Farmersí organisation holds dharna
Tarn Taran, September 2
Activists of Kul Hind Kisan Sabha held a dharna in front of office of the Deputy Commissioner here today demanding compensation for the flood-affected farmers.

Doctor beaten by patientís attendants
Hoshiarpur, September 2
All the doctors of Civil Hospital went on strike for more than an hour following the beating of Dr Surinder Singh, gynaecologist, by patient Ramanjit Kaurís attendants Balbir Singh, his father Bishan Singh of Bariana today.

Travel agent booked
Hoshiarpur, September 2
The police has booked travel agents Baldev Singh and Sohan Singh, both residents of Pajora, for duping Rs 8 lakh of a woman on the pretext of sending her son abroad.

5 held under NDPS Act
Hoshiarpur, September 2
The district police has arrested five persons, including a woman, and seized intoxicated powder, pills, capsules and liquor from them.



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PAU organises kisan mela
Our Correspondent

Tarn Taran, September 2
The Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana, organised regional kisan mela here today. The objective of the programme was to spread awareness among the farmers about the new techniques of agriculture and to tell the farmers not to burn straw in the fields to save environment.

Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, vice-chancellor, PAU, presided over the mela and Dr VK Taneja, vice-chancellor GAD Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Ludhiana, was the chief guest on the occasion. Acclaimed kinnow grower Kamaljit Kaur Danewalia, Member Board of Management, PAU was the special guest.

Dr Taneja in his address stressed for the active role of the women folk in agriculture to make it more profitable. Dr Dhillon advised the women farmers to adopt apiculture as a profession and to grow cash crops like mushroom.

The agriculture experts gave answers to the farmerís questions regarding their problems. The experts advised the farmers not to burn straw in the fields to save environment. Private companies and the different departments had put their products at the exhibition in the mela.

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Farmersí organisation holds dharna
Our Correspondent

Tarn Taran, September 2
Activists of Kul Hind Kisan Sabha held a dharna in front of office of the Deputy Commissioner here today demanding compensation for the flood-affected farmers.

Mahaveer Singh Gill, district president of the Sabha, in his address said the announced compensation of Rs. 5,000 by the state government is very low as the farmers had to invest an amount of Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 per acre.

The sabha also presented a memorandum to the officials regarding their demands. They also demanded the construction of a pacca road on Dhussi Band from Harike to Muthiana Wala.

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Doctor beaten by patientís attendants
Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, September 2
All the doctors of Civil Hospital went on strike for more than an hour following the beating of Dr Surinder Singh, gynaecologist, by patient Ramanjit Kaurís attendants Balbir Singh, his father Bishan Singh of Bariana today.

Dr Anil Mohindra, senior medical officer, of the Civil Hospital, said patient Ramanjit Kaur of Bariana alongwith above said attendants came to the hospital for her delivery.

The attendants had a quarrel with Dr Surinder Singh following which they started beating him. Some visitors and patients of the hospitals intervened and rescued the doctor following which all the doctors went on strike to show their resentment over the incident. The police intervened and registered a case against the accused under Sections 353, 186, 323 and 506 of the IPC, only then the doctors resumed their duty. 

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Travel agent booked
Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, September 2
The police has booked travel agents Baldev Singh and Sohan Singh, both residents of Pajora, for duping Rs 8 lakh of a woman on the pretext of sending her son abroad.

The police said Manjit Kaur, wife of Amarjit Singh of Adarash Nagar, Gurgaon (Haryana) alleged that Baldev Singh and Sohan Singh took Rs 8 lakh for sending her son Manpreet Singh to England. A case under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC was registered.

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5 held under NDPS Act

Hoshiarpur, September 2
The district police has arrested five persons, including a woman, and seized intoxicated powder, pills, capsules and liquor from them.

The police arrested Davinder Singh of Kirpal Colony, Dasuya and Ranjit Singh of Bihalpurand and seized 132 capsules and 400 pills from them. Tanda police has arrested Radha of ward No. 8, Tanda and seized 6180 ML illicit liquor from her.

The police arrested Pardeep Singh of Piplanwala and seized 180 gram intoxicated powder from him. Similarly, Gurpreet Singh of Nariala was arrested and police seized 270 gram intoxicated powder from him. All the accused were booked under relevant Sections of the NDPS Act and the Excise Act. ó OC

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