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Man kills son over alcohol:
Kishan Singh of Chaudhary Colony, Sriganganagar (Rajasthan), reportedly strangled his son Hari Singh (34) on Sunday night after an altercation over consumption of liquor by the latter. The police have registered a case on the complaint of Suman Kanwer, wife of the deceased. Residents of the colony told the police that Hari Singh used to abuse them almost every day when he returned home drunk.

Blood donation camp: Responding to the call from the Civil Hospital's blood bank, the Bar Association organised a blood donation camp in the sub-divisional complex here on Monday. Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate Amit Malhan inaugurated the camp by donating blood. Senior Medical Officer JC Takkar said 55 units of blood had been collected. 

4 kg heroin seized:
The BSF and the police on Monday seized 4 kg of heroin worth Rs 20 crore at the India-Pakistan border in the Amritsar sector. The contraband was reportedly smuggled from the Pakistan side. MF Farooqui, DIG BSF, Amritsar, said four packets of the contraband (suspected to be heroin) were found near the Rania border outpost.

Pak national repatriated: The BSF on Sunday night handed over to the Pakistan Rangers through Attari-Wagah joint check post a Pakistani national who inadvertently crossed the border. Salman (20), a resident of Lahore Cantt, was in an inebriated state. He crossed the prohibited area from Chowki Kahngarh near pillar number 103 and entered the Indian side.

Kang gets central posting:
Punjab Financial Commissioner (Revenue) Navreet Singh Kang (in pic) has been posted Additional Secretary in the Union Health Ministry. A 1983 Punjab batch IAS officer, Kang has held important positions in the Punjab Government, including as Patiala Deputy Commissioner.

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Boy electrocuted:
The residents of Amarkot, 40 km from here, protested the electrocution of a 13-year-old boy, Gurbir Singh, due to alleged negligence of the power officials. The protesters placed the child's body in the middle of the road and demanded action against the officials. He was playing on the rooftop of his house when he touched a high-tension wire.

Farmers hold protest: Farmers owing allegiance to Kisan Sangharsh Committee staged a dharna outside the Powercom office here on Monday. They were protesting shifting of electric meters outside residential premises of consumers. Committee state chief Satnam Singh Pannu said the Powercom were allegedly flouting norms. He said rules suggested that consent of consumers was a must before shifting meters.



PGI doc honoured
: Dr Aman Sharma, associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, has been awarded Prof Rathinavelu Subramaniam Endowment Oration by the Association of Physicians of India (API). He will be delivering this oration during the Annual Conference of API at Hyderabad in January 2016. He will be given an Honorarium of Rs 10,000 along with complementary travel and hospitality. Dr Aman was also awarded ‘Shurvir trust visiting professorship’ for the year 2014 by the Association of Physicians of India.

Ola mobile app offers delivery of goods: Customers of Ola, can now send gifts to loved ones in Chandigarh and across the country. Just like booking a cab on the Ola app, users can now plan to deliver a Diwali hamper to their friends straight from the app using the option called ‘Connects’. Ola will deliver the gift hampers in less than an hour on 21 and 22 October after getting the customer’s request. The Diwali hampers include an assortment of high quality dry fruits and a greeting card that will cost Rs 490 including delivery.

10deals service launched: City-based entrepreneurs Vikram Bhagwan, Rohit Garg and Neeraj Gupta launched 10deals.in, tricity’s deals website for the residents today. 10deals.in is a deal portal that brings the best deals that Panchkula, Chandigarh and Mohali has to offer.



Seminar on education
: A two-day seminar on “Institutional Quality Improvement” concluded at SVN College of Education, Tarkwari, here. It was convened to share the experiences of educationists to bring out new vistas for the improvement of education institutions. It was sponsored by the National Assessment and Accreditation Committee, Bangalore, in coordination with Himachal Pradesh University. Over 70 teachers of various universities participated in the seminar.

Teacher attends intl congress:
Prof JP Saini, head, Department of Organic Agriculture, College of Agriculture, CSK HP Agriculture University, participated in the Organic World Congress, organised by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement, at Istanbul in Turkey recently. Around 850 delegates from 80 countries participated in it. Dr Saini acted as one of the five panellists and presented a research paper on organic farming, which was appreciated by the participants and the organisers.

HC bans felling of trees: The HP High Court issued directions that no tree would be felled on the basis of the recommendations made by the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Shimla, till further orders. The order was passed on Friday by a Division Bench comprising Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Sureshwar Thakur on a Public Interest Litigation filed in this regard alleging that permission had been granted by the DFO for felling a healthy tree.


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