Tuesday, July 24, 2001,
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EDUCATION

New courses at IGNOU centre
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 23
Dr U.C. Pandey, Regional Director, IGNOU Regional Center, Khanna, inaugurated the BPP and certificate courses of IGNOU at Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, a special study centre of IGNOU. The management and the staff of the institution accorded him a rousing reception. Addressing the gathering, Dr Pandey highlighted various courses and programmes sponsored by IGNOU.

Dr Inderpal Singh, former Pro Vice-Chancellor of GND versity, appreciated the role of the school in spreading education among backward classes. The last date for admission to the courses was extended till August 30, 2001, a press note said.
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PCCTU hails appointment
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 23
The Punjab and Chandigarh Teachers Union has hailed the appointment of Dr S.P. Singh as Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University.

Prof K.B.S. Sodhi, president of the union, said that since the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor started his teaching career at GGN Khalsa College and had also served as president of the management of the same college, the members were confident that the new VC would understand the problems of the teaching community as well as the management.

He said Dr S.P. Singh was earlier working as Dean, College Development Council, GND varsity, and he would be well-versed with the needs and areas of improvement in various affiliated colleges.
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Interview for PAU Comptroller held
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 23
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) yesterday interviewed the candidates for the post of Comptroller here. Five candidates appeared for the interview.

Mr Satpal Sharma, Accounts Officer in the office of Dean, College of Agriculture, Mr Gopal Dass, Accounts Officer, Office of Director Research, Mr G.L. Arora, Mr Tirlok Singh and Mr J.P. Jindal, all outsiders, appeared for the interview.

The university had earlier postponed the interview on May 19, as a member of the selection committee could not come.
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Convicted for setting ablaze tenantís articles
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 23
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Madan, has convicted Dapinder Singh (31), a resident of Industrial Area, Ludhiana, and sentenced him three years of imprisonment, besides, a fine of Rs 2,500 on the charges of setting ablaze articles belonging to his tenant, Mr Satish Kumar, on May 19, 1999. The judge also sentenced coaccused Lada alies Pushpinder Singh (30) for three years of imprisonment.

An FIR was lodged against both the accused on May 19, 1999, at Sarabha Nagar Police Station, under Section 436 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Satish Kumar.

It was alleged by the complainant that at about 4 p.m. he alongwith his partners Naresh Kumar and Ashok Kumar, were present at their shop when Dapinder Singh alongwith Lada came there. Dapinder poured kerosene oil on the rubber V-belts, rubber pipes and packing material and Lada set the articles on fire. Thereafter, the accused fled from the spot.

According to the prosecution, material worth Rs 16,000 was damaged and even door of the godown was burnt.
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