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100 donate blood:
The Dhurve Pandove Cricket Trust held a blood donation camp at Dhruve Pandove Cricket Stadium. More than 100 sportspersons donated blood.



Vegetable prices stable:
Due to a better supply of vegetables to the market, prices of almost all vegetables, including onions and potatoes have come down. Spinach, methi and coriander are being sold for Rs 5 per bunch. 

Impact of globalisation discussed: The national seminar on “Globalisation, Urbanisation and Migration” held at Panjab University witnessed presentations of 75 scientific papers. These papers dealt with the influences of urbanisation with respect to nutritional status and human body composition of various tribal and non-tribal rural and urban communities in various parts of the country.

Punjab Technical University and Gurukul Vidyapeeth today organised a one-day workshop on “Integrating Universal Human Values in Technical Education” at Gurukul Vidyapeeth Centre of Excellence. Aound 100 principals of various management & engineering colleges attended the workshop. Most of the head of institutes agreed to implement the course of “Universal Human Values” in technical education. Around 120 students of BTech and MBA also attended the lecture delivered by resource persons Dr RR Gaur and Rajul Asthana. Manmohan Kumar Garg, CEO-cum-chairman, Gurukul Vidyapeeth, Banur, said human values in technical education were needed. He applauded the PTU for such a worthy initiative. He highlighted the role of education and significance of teachers in education system.

Baby show: More than 300 children in the age groups of 1 to 2 years, 2 to 3 years and 3 to 4 years participated in the healthy baby show. The competition was held in three categories- “Most Healthy Baby”, “Most Active Baby” and “Most Attractive Baby” and “Most Aware Parent”. Winners of the contest: Most healthy baby : Gauri (1-2), Armaan (2-3), Maanya (3-4). Most active baby : Avneet (1-2), Harshita (2-3), Aditya Goyal (3-4). Most attractive baby : Avijit Singh (1-2), Ishan Sharma (2-3), Aryan Narang (3-4). Most aware parent: Manish Kumar, Ashish Bansal, Vishal Arora and Vainavi Arora.

Job fest: Around 825 rural BPL (Below Poverty Line) youths from seven districts of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand got placements in a first-ever mega rural job mela held at ITFT College on the PGI-Mullanpur-Majri road on Saturday. Nearly 50 per cent of those employed were girls. The job fest was inaugurated by Morinda MLA Ujagar Singh Badali. The ITFT’s spokesperson said 951 rural youths from the BPL families drawn from 14 blocks, two each from the districts of Hoshiarpur, Fategarh Sahib, Ropar, Mohali, Amritsar, Dehradun and Hamirpur, came for the interview and 825 of them were placed.

Govt’s effigy burnt:
Residents of Sanoli village today burnt the effigy of Punjab government and raised slogans against lease holder trust and village sarpanch. The village residents have been demanding the cancellation of lease deed. They also alleged that the sitting MLA Jasjit Bunny had no knowledge about their ongoing protest from the past two weeks. However, residents said they would continue their protest till the cancellation of the lease deed.



Five cops suspended for prisoners’ escape:
The five-member police team, whose negligence helped seven prisoners of the notorious Bawaria Gang escape from the courts complex, was suspended on Sunday. Earlier, the cops were booked under Section 222 of the IPC. The suspended cops included Sub-Inspector Prem Singh, three ASIs Suraj Bhan, Krishan Kumar and Rajender Singh and head constable Joginder. The accused are still at large and a special team has been constituted to nab them. The police had managed to arrest three of them.

Foetus found in Sirsa:
A foetus has been recovered from a vacant commercial plot in the thickly populated Dabwali road market. DSP Puran Chand Panwar and city SHO Krishna Yadav reached there after locals informed the police and sent the five-month-old foetus for a postmortem.



Funds sanctioned for hostels:
The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has sanctioned Rs 2.2 crore for construction of hostels in Chaudhary Sarvan Kumar Agriculture University, Palampur, and Rs 1.50 crore for a hostel in HP University, here. Meanwhile, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sarveen Chaudhary said here today that the first instalment of Rs 25 lakh had been released by the ministry.


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