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Three hurt in road mishap
: Three persons, including a woman, sustained injuries after the bus they were travelling in overturned at Gehri Bhagi village on Sunday morning. On receiving the information, volunteers of the Sahara Jan Seva reached the spot and rushed the injured to the Civil Hospital. None of the injured was critical, doctors said. The volunteers informed that the accident took place when a tractor all of a sudden came in the bus' way and the driver lost control over it. The police was collecting details before initiating any action.

Seminar for engineering, medical students held: The AK Vidyamandir, Chandigarh, held a seminar on ‘Engineering/Medical Entrance Examinations – Tools for Success’ at the DAV College here on Sunday. Over 350 students from different schools of Bathinda and surrounding areas attended the seminar that highlighted various aspects of competitive examinations. Dr F Q Shamsi, CEO of A.K. Vidyamandir, welcomed the gathering and gave an overview of the purpose of this seminar.

Green campaign
: Concerned over scant respect for environment, retired teachers at Mianpur Government Middle School formed “save environment munch”. They also plan to spread awareness regarding female foeticide. Due to the efforts of Gurnman Singh, the forum encouraged students and teachers to plant 400 saplings.

Workshop: A two-day workshop in collaboration with National Institute of Technical Teacher’s Training and Research, Chandigarh, was held at Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology (SSIET), Dera Bassi, Mohali on “Education through Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).” Experts from NITTTR headed by Dr SS Patnaik highlighted the importance of education through ICTS to enhance the technical knowledge of the participants.



: The following have been unanimously elected as office-bearers of the Kashmiri Pandit Sabha, Panchkula. President - KK Koul; senior vice-president - Om Ji Tikku; vice-president - Veena Bumbroo; general secretary - Vinod Razdan; joint secretaries - Sanjay Ganju and BK Maam; finance secretary - Satish Razdan; social secretaries- Asha Gigu and Ravinder Bhat and organising secretary - Ashok Dhar.



Land for ICAI
: The Haryana government will explore the possibility to provide land to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for setting up of its training centres to impart training in accounts to officials of the state government. A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting which Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had with the representatives of ICAI here recently.

In-laws booked
: The police has booked Manju Yadav’s husband Anil Kumar Yadav, mother-in-law Sarita Devi, Sunil Kumar Yadav, brother-in-law and husband of Manju’s younger sister Monika and two others, residents of Lukhi village, for the death of Manju Yadav, who was allegedly administered poison by her in-laws on May 4. A case has been registered against them on a complaint filed by Nawal Singh Yadav, father of the deceased. Nawal Singh alleged that Manju’s in-laws persistently took cash by way of dowry while using coercive means.

Dealer looted: Two motorcycle-borne armed miscreants looted Rs 90,000 from Raj Karan Sharma, a dealer of electrical appliances of Ludhiana city of Punjab, on the Rewari-Dharuhera road, near Masani village, 10 km from here, on Saturday. The incident took place when Raj Karan was going to Gurgaon from Rewari. His car was intercepted by the miscreants, who looted the money at gunpoint. The Dharuhera police has registered a case.

Cop, wife killed in accident
: A head constable, posted in Dabwali town here, and his wife were killed when the motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a vehicle on the Barnala road on Saturday. The incident took place when Sat Pal and his wife Sneh Lata were coming from the Police Lines. They were seriously injured and rushed to the general hospital. The doctors attending on them referred them to Hisar. However, both died before they could get any medical help.

Office-bearers elected
: Dr OP Pruthi was re-elected president of the Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha Geeta Bhawan, Sonepat, for the third consecutive time in the tri-annual election of the sabha held on Sunday. The sabha runs a number of prestigious educational institutions in the town. Other office-bearers of the sabha included Rajinder Pal Chug, Senior Vice President; Manohar Kumar, general secretary; Rajiender Rehlan, treasurer; Komal Krishan Pruthi and Ravi Gandhi, junior vice-presidents; Sanjay Sehra, joint secretary; Chander Bhan Chhabra, publicity secretary; Subhash Gakhar, school manager; Ashwani, deputy publicity secretary; and Sandeep Doda, manager store.



Army man dies
: A havaldar with the Army died at the base camp of Saichen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield, in Leh on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Havaldar Suraj Chand of 14 Jat D coy. The police has initiated proceedings under section 174 of the CrPC.

Poppy crop destroyed: The Awantipora police along with the Revenue Department destroyed poppy cultivation spread over 32 kanals of land at Shahabad village, Khankha, in Awantipora. Similarly, in Pulwama too, the police destroyed poppy cultivation spread over 84 kanals of land at Larbal, Lereve, Kesrigam, Dogam, Mohnvij and many other villages.

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