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Students honoured:
Ninety-five students belonging to district schools, who got more than 80 per cent marks in Class X exams, were honoured by MS Jaggi Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) at a function held here on Wednesday. The students were presented mementoes and appreciation letters. The ADC (G) said Rs 3.77 crore had been spent on development of infrastructure, construction of toilets for girl students, 1,451-m boundary walls and on repair in schools in the district.

2 killed in mishaps: Two persons died in various accidents in the district. Ranjit Singh (5) of Mandi Gobindgarh was run over by a speeding truck, when he was returning home from his school on Amloh Road. The truck driver fled from the spot. Gurnam Kaur too was run over by a truck on Amloh Road in Mandi Gobindgarh. The accused drove away.

Mall authorities unmoved:
It seems that the authorities of Flamez Mall have learnt no lesson from the past. A labourer had died after falling off the scaffolding at the mall. Today, labourers were seen carrying out work outside the shopping mall located on Sat Pal Mittal Road without wearing safety equipment, exposing the callousness of the mall authorities. None of the officials were available for comments.

Draftsmen not entitled to issue notices: Draftsmen working as building inspectors will not be entitled to issue notices to building bylaw violators. Under the PMC Act, 1976, the notices will be served by the ATPs only. The charge given to non-technical inspectors to work as building inspectors has been withdrawn with immediate effect.

No train on this track:
Though a rail track links the Sriganganagar-Abohar-Fazilka-Muktsar stations, not even a single train runs between Sriganganagar and Muktsar. The shortage of staff on the Abohar-Fazilka section is creating hurdles for many trains to run between these stations. This track serves purpose only between 6 am and 2 pm and thereafter remains closed for the day, only because the staff manning this track is one-third of the required strength, say members of the Northern Railways Passengers’ Samiti. Sham Lal Goyal, samiti secretary, said, “If the Railways deploys staff, many new trains could have reached Muktsar.” The residents have been demanding new trains for the district for long, but to no avail. — Archit Watts

BSc-I results: Swati, a student of Guru Nanak College for Girls, has brought laurels to the college by securing the second position in the Panjab University BSc-I year results declared on Monday. She got 643 out of total 700 marks in the non-medical category.

Blood donors’ demand:
Activists of the Life Line Blood Donors Club on Wednesday demanded rollback of the hike in fee for blood units at government hospitals. A delegation of the club led by its president Raman Sharma met Senior Medical Officer Dr Manohar Lal and submitted memorandum to him in support of their demand. They said blood associations across the state had decided not to organise any blood donation camp the till withdrawal of the decision.

Man falls from roof, dies:
A 55-year-old man died when he fell from roof of his house at Khairabad village near here on Tuesday night. The deceased has been identified as Shamsher Singh of Kharar. Balwinder Kaur, the wife of the deceased, said Shamsher went to the roof to sleep and fell down. The police have started investigation in the case.


Rotary Club provides aid to special children:
The Rotary Club, Una Greater, gave away a cheque for ~12,500 to Prem Ashram, a home for special children, here yesterday. The club, as per its president Mahesh Kumar Datta, has adopted five special children belonging to EWS families for rehabilitation.

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