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Italian artistes rock Amritsar:
A member of Italian dance group Nomadi performed at the Art Gallery in Amritsar on Thursday. The event was held as part of the World Folk Fusion Festival organised by Punjab Culture Promotion Council in association with the Art Gallery. Artiste Maya Monica Devi and her troupe performed flamenco and kathak dance forms fused with Arabic rhythm of Sufi renditions and Punjabi beats of giddha.

Three booked for assault
: The police on Thursday booked three villagers for beating up a person in Burj villager. Ranjit Singh, in his complaint to the police, said the accused entered in his house and started beating him up over an old dispute between him and another villager. The attackers inflicted serious injuries upon the complainant who was rushed to the hospital by his relatives and neighbours. A policeman from Maur police station reached the hospital and recorded the statement of the injured. A case under Sections 452, 323, 324 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against Gora Singh, Jagsir Singh and Harpreet Singh, all residents of Burj village. The police said efforts were on to nab the accused. 

Cops offer day's salary to help acid attack victim
: All employees deployed under the Police Commissionerate, Ludhiana, have agreed to donate their one-day salary to an acid attack victim. The 22-year-old girl was attacked hours before her marriage at a beauty parlour. She was recently flown to Mumbai for specialised treatment at the National Burn Centre in Airoli, Mumbai. 

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School students hit bull's eye
: Students of Om Parkash Bansal Modern School won laurels at the Shooting National School Games held in Pune. Dilshaan Kelley bagged the first place in the individual air pistol event. Sayna Singhi, Samiksha Dhingra, Vanshika Shahi and Prerna Khanna were among the achievers.

Man booked on rape charge
: The police have booked a Phagwara resident, Rakesh Kumar, for allegedly raping a woman at her house here on Wednesday. The police said the complainant alleged that the accused barged into her house and raped her.

One killed, 12 hurt in mishap
: A woman was killed and 12 injured when the jeep they were travelling in overturned near Bamna village on the Bhawanigarh-Samana road on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Sukhwinder Kaur. The injured were admitted to Bhawanigarh hospital. Four of them who were in a critical condition were referred to Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala.

Flesh trade racket busted, four held: The local police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a flesh trade racket and arrested two women and two men. A case under the Immoral Trafficking Act has been registered. Harinder Singh, SHO of city police station, said the police after receiving a tip-off, raided the house from where the racket was being run and arrested four people.



Two-day ICAI conclave begins: The Chandigarh branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) started a two-day conclave — ‘Vishwas 2013’, — here today. The event has been organised to enrich professionals and through them the public at large on various changes in the laws and its implementation and interpretation.

Auxiliary nurses get training: The first batch of the three-day training for ANMs on HIV/AIDS and ART” under the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) in association with the Indian Nursing Council was organised under the guidance of Sandhya Ghai, Principal, and Avinash Kaur Rana, Principal Coordinator. The training was completed at the National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE), PGIMER, Chandigarh, from December 16 to 18. A total of 24 nurses from Punjab and Chandigarh participated in the event.

Dental treatments discussed: 'From guessing dentistry to precision dentistry, the magnification technology had changed the way dental treatments were done. The dental ergonomics had revolutionised dental treatments making it easier to view the oral cavity unlike the earlier days, said chief managing director, The Dental Arcade, Dr Vijita Mehta, MDS, Endodontist. “Magnification allows the dentist to have a better view of patient’s oral cavity and an easy access which in a way improves the overall result of the treatment by limiting the trauma and increasing the precision,” she added. Showing hands-on live demonstration with a reporter in the dental chair, Dr Vijita went through the “patient’s” jaw and teeth, magnified live on the screen at The Dental Arcade. 

Three held for illegal sale of kerosene: The Food and Supplies Department today arrested three persons for illegally selling kerosene in Manimajra. At least 1,800 litres of kerosene was seized while the commodity was being sold to consumers. The commodity was brought from Haryana. The three accused were handed over to the police and a case has been registered under the essential commodities Act.



Teenage girl jumps into Dal Lake, rescued
: A 17-year-old girl, who allegedly jumped into Dal Lake, was rescued by the police here on Thursday. The police said they were investigating as to why the girl, hailing from north Kashmir’s Tangmarg locality, tried to end her life. “The girl jumped into the lake near Makyie point Cheshmashahi. She was rescued due to timely action of police,” a police spokesman said. 

Red Cross distributes relief material: The Indian Red Cross Society, J&K, distributed relief material among the families, whose houses were devastated in various fire incidents recently at Koolipora, Khanyar, Grattabal and Nawa-Kadal in Srinagar. Besides blankets, clothes, torches and slippers, cash assistance was also provided to the victims. The distribution of relief material was carried out by the officers of the Red Cross. 



Qureshi for expansion of medical facility: Padma Shri Mohan Chandra Pant, newly appointed VC of Hemawati Nandan Bahugun Medical University, called on Governor Aziz Qureshi on Thursday. Qureshi expressed hope that necessary resources would be gathered to improve medical and health services in the state. He said focus would be to provide and expand medical facilities in rural areas. 


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