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A candlelight march was held on the eve of Bhagat Singh’s 107th birth anniversary near Patiala on Saturday
Tribute to Bhagat Singh:
A candlelight march was held on the eve of Bhagat Singh’s 107th birth anniversary near Patiala on Saturday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Panel heads nominated:
The state government on Saturday nominated the new chairmen, vice-chairmen and members in two market committees of Muktsar and Amritsar. Surinder Singh and Ravinder Singh have been nominated as the chairman and vice-chairman of Chogawan Market Committee and Manjinder Singh Bittu and Satpal Sharma have been nominated to the two posts at Bariwal Market Committee.

Scholarship scheme
: Former Army chief General JJ Singh launched a scholarship scheme of the Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh, for children of Army personnel. Under the scheme, 50 students will be given 50 per cent scholarship in various courses of these colleges.



Vote wisely, says TV actor
Chief Electoral Officer Shrikant Walgad and state icon of Haryana and TV actor Meghna Malik have urged girls to vote wisely in the Assembly poll. They addressed students at Government College for Girls, Panchkula, on Saturday.

PO arrested:
The special cell of the Kaithal district police has arrested a proclaimed offender, who was allegedly involved in a murder and an attempt to murder case. The accused was produced in a local court on Saturday, which sent him to two-day police custody.

Woman, son set afire:
A man, Pappu, tried to immolate himself after setting his former landlady Seema and her son Vishal on fire at their residence at Kaptan Nagar on Saturday. The three were taken to hospital where Seema and Vishal died. Papu's condition is stated to be critical .

Students booked for cheating: The police on Saturday booked four students on the charge of cheating and impersonation during a history re-appear exam of Class X. While Robin and Naveen were nabbed, Rajnish and Ashu are at large.

PGIMS docs back on duty:
Patients at the local PGIMS heaved a sigh of relief as resident doctors ended their week-long strike and resumed duty on Friday. The resident doctors had gone on strike after a girl admitted at the PGIMS died and her attendants attacked a resident doctor last Friday.



Special trains for festivals:
Keeping festive season in mind, North Eastern (NE) Railway will run special trains from Lal Kuan to Delhi between September 28 and November 30. This was informed by Rajendra Singh, public relation officer of NE Railway in a communiqué on Saturday.

Flights from Pantnagar  to Delhi:
Udham Singh Nagar District Magistrate Pankaj Pandey on Saturday said a 48-seater plane would fly to and fro from Pantnagar to New Delhi. He said the plane would fly four days a week and the trial run for the same became successful on Friday. “Talks were held on timings and future expansion of the runway for landing of commercial aircrafts in the future,” said the DM.

Industrialists submit memo:
Protesting the Centre’s move to change labour laws in favour of industrialists, several organisations in SIDCUL area on Saturday handed over a memorandum to the Assistant Labour Commissioner of Kumaon region to be sent to the Union Government. They sought to cancel all amendments made in labour laws to appease the industrialists. “We have protested the bills presented in Parliament by the Union Government on July 30 as the government has intended to change the Factory Act, 1948,” said Satya Prakash, a member of the delegation.

Hand pumps to be installed:
Krishi Utpadan Mandi Samiti in a meeting held on Saturday decided to install 200 hand pumps to remove the shortage of drinking water from Sitarganj area. The pumps will be dug at Sitarganj, Nanakmatta and Saktifar areas. “A sum of Rs 10 lakh will be spent on pumps to facilitate irrigation water and Rs 4 crore for the construction of roads,” said Hem Bhatt, secretary to chairman of the samiti.


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