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Youth fair inaugurated
: Hundreds of students and teachers organised the fete ‘The Youngistan Fiesta’. Lok Sabha member Sher Singh Ghubaya announced a contribution of Rs 5 lakh for the development of the institution. He was joined by principal Dr Neelam Arun Mittu in lighting the lamps to inaugurate the fair. SDM Jasdeep Singh Aulakh and a retired SDM BL Sikka were also present on the occasion.

Mock test results
: Harbhajan Institute of Competition on Monday declared its Class X mock test result held in different cities of Punjab on February 6. A total of 5255 students took part in the mock test. Arpit Jindal, got the first rank, Ashim Garg, stood second, Manpreet Kaur of Budhlada came third, Sawarandeep Kaur, also of Budhlada, got the fourth rank while Kamaljeet Kaur got the fifth rank. Managing Director Prof. Harbhajan Singh congratulated the students. Students can check their results on the website of the institute www.hicbti.com

Preventing femicide: The annual function of Dr Nagpal's Punjab Medical College of Nursing, Katarsinghwala, was held on Sunday. Vice-chancellor of the Central University of Punjab Dr Jai Rup Singh, Deputy Commissioner Dr S. Karuna Raju, Income Tax Commissioner Dr Rajinder Kaur were the guests of honour. The theme of the function was preventing female foeticide and women’s empowerment. Chairman of the group Dr GS Nagpal and Institute president Dr TS Nagpal also spoke on the occasion.

: The state executive of the Patanjali Yog Samiti and the Bharat Swabhiman Trust have been reconstituted, with Parwinder Singh Jolly as state president (north) and Amarjit Singh as state president (south).

Slimming centre: The Zero Gravity slimming, beauty and dance studio was inaugurated at the Model Town Extension here on Monday. Chairman Rajan Nagpal spoke on the facilities provided.

New plan: LIC has launched two new non-linked plans Bima Account I and Bima Account II. These are the first variable insurance plans under the new IRDA regime. The basic structure of the two plans are same.

Virasat Mela concludes
: The two-day Virasat Mela-2011, organised at Guru Nanak College for Girls, concluded. Twenty-five colleges participated in different competitions. Earlier, it was clarified that Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal was not able to attend the function on Sunday due to bad weather.



Awarded: Ashok Khanna, chairman and managing director of Khanna Watches, has been awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph D) for his social service work for the universal benefit of humanity by the SBBS/Zoroastrian College. Presently, he is in the board of director of reputed firms like Ansal Housing & Construction Limited, Power Grid Corporation Limited, World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services Limited, M/s Nirvana Biosys Private Limited, The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) and many others.



One held with drugs:
The Kathua police arrested a drug-peddler and seized 400 intoxicant capsules and 15 bottles of tranquilisers from his possession at a naka on the outskirts of the city today. It said the accused identified as Vijay Kumar, a resident of Pathankot, was intercepted at the naka and the drugs were seized from his possession. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

Mishap victim succumbs to injuries: Godbo Tulsi, 40, a native of Assam, who was injured in an accident two days ago, succumbed to her injuries at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here today. The police said Tulsi was brought to the hospital after she was hit by a vehicle near the Bahu Fort here on Saturday.

849 playgrounds to be developed: Chib: The government is planning to develop 28 playgrounds at the block level and 821 playgrounds at the village level in the second phase to upgrade the sports infrastructure at the grass-roots level. Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services and Sports RS Chib said this while presiding over a review meeting of the Department of Youth Services and Sports and the State Sports Council here on Monday. He said Rs 96 lakh had been released under the state’s share for the purpose this year.

Missing boy found dead: The decomposed body of a youth, who had been missing from his house in Pamposh Colony here since February 15, was recovered by the Janipur police behind a vegetable market in the area on Sunday night. The deceased was identified as Bharat Lal, son of Bodh Ram. The police said the body was handed over to the deceased’s family after a post-mortem at the Government Medical College and Hospital. The police has started investigation.

One killed, 3 hurt in accidents
: One person was killed and three others were injured in road mishaps across the Kashmir valley on Monday. Haji Mohammad Jamal Shah was critically injured when a minibus hit him at Rangwar in Baramulla. The minibus, driven by Mehraj Ahmad Mir, a resident of Gutyar in Baramulla, was going from Rangwar to Baramulla when the incident took place. The injured was taken to the district hospital, Baramulla, where he died. The police has impounded the minibus and arrested the driver. Three others were injured in accidents in Srinagar.



Akanksha, Aviral champions in scholarship test: Akanksha Arya of Touchwood School and Aviral Bahuguna of Montessori School emerged as national champions in the National Merit Scholarship Test (NMST), 2010, by scoring 90 and 83 per cent, respectively. Children from Touchwood School, Beverly Hills, Brightlands School and Unison World took the test. The boys and girls clinched nine all-India positions in this prestigious competition. The NMST-2010 was conducted under the aegis of Uttarakhand Edutech Private Limited.

Physiotherapy camp for elderly held: A free physiotherapy camp for the elderly was organised by the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). Fortyeight persons attended the camp. The health camp was organised by Dr Hemant Raj Singh (MPT neuro), Dr Sandeep Gurjar (MPT neuro), Dr Anuarg Joshi (MPT ortho) and Dr Richa Agarwal (MPT sports). They were assisted by Hari Raj Mehra.

Workshop held for empowering EWRs: A workshop for empowering the Gram Sabha, Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) and self-help group members was held here on Monday. More than 250 EWRs participated in the workshop organised by the Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK) and Pragati and supported by the Canadian for Promoting Gender Equality in local governance and community participation (CIDA). Sessions on gram sabha functions and transparency in its workings; panchayat resources; problems related to MGNREGA and their possible solutions; RTI, legal rights of women etc. were successfully taken by the RLEK team.


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