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: The annual prize distribution function of New Era College, Tapa, about 20 km from here, was organised here on Monday. Mr GS Neor, DSP, Tapa was the chief guest and Prof Amrish Kumar Garg presided over the function. Mr Neor gave away the prizes.

: Mr Devinder Goyal, alias Ishwar (37), a resident of Jaito in the district and a grandson of the late Bhagwan Dass, a former Food and Supply Minister, Punjab, died in a road accident near Mastuana village in Sangrur district on Tuesday. Two others in the car who were seriously injured in the accident were taken to Ludhiana and admitted to DMC Hospital.

MEETING: A state-level meeting of the Brahmin Sabha will be held at Shri Naina Devi Temple Sirhind City on February 8, in which delegates from all districts of the State would participate. This was stated by Mr R.N.Sharma and Mr Varinder Rattan, president and secretary of the district Brahmin Sabha in a press note issued here on Wednesday. They said after the general body meeting a special meeting of the executive committee would also be held, which would be presided over by Mr C.D. Shashtri, state president.

Accounting practices
: The Commerce Department of Ramgarhia Girls College, Millerganj, organised an extension lecture on ''accounting literature in logical perspective'' here on Wednesday. Dr Sukhdev Singh, Coordinator, Postgraduate Department of Commerce at the GGN Khalsa College for Boys, was the resource person. The lecture was a part of a series initiated by the college for the benefit of the students and for the expansion of their vistas of knowledge. Dr Singh said that in the days to come, the world of business was going to be dominated by multinational corporations which would expect accountants of international calibre. He stressed that the students must acquire the knowledge which was relevant to the real world as compared to the theoretical knowledge imparted in the classroom. OC

Cut in market fee: The Solvent Extractors Association of Punjab has welcomed the decision of the Punjab Government to abolish the market fee on mustard. The decision would improve realisation to the mustard seed growers in the state by at least Rs 30 per quintal. Mr A.R. Sharma, president of the association, said in a press release here on Wednesday that the Union Government had also raised the minimum support price of mustard seed to Rs 1,600 per quintal from Rs 1,330 last season. The relief provided by both the state and central governments would go a long way to encourage the much-needed diversification from foodgrains to oilseeds.



Elected: The following have been elected as the office-bearers of the Panchkula Malayalees Association:president—Mr Vijayan TK;vice-president— Mr KJ George; secretary—Mr Unni Krishnan Nair; joint secretary—Mr V Ravindran; treasurer—Mr B Soman; and auditor—Mr Murali Nair.

Arrested: The police arrested on Monday Manoj Kumar and Puran Singh, both residents of Mahadev Colony in Surajpur, on theft charges.Mr Avtar Singh, a resident of Sector 2 in Surajpur, had complained of a theft in his shop. In another incident, Suresh Kumar, a resident of Ramgarh, was arrested on the charges of making obscene remarks at a public place. 



POPPY HUSK: The district police on Tuesday arrested a person and recovered 110 kg of poppy husk from his possession. According to the police, Malkiyat Singh, a resident of Ludhiana, was allegedly carrying the contraband from Rajasthan in a Maruti car when a police team, on a tip off, arrested him near Chaudhariwas in the district and recovered the contraband from the vehicle. The Sadar police has registered a case in this regard.

ACCIDENT: A person was killed in a road accident that took place in the cantonment area here on Tuesday. A teacher, Sadhu Ram, of Mayar village was returning to his village on his moped when a jeep hit his vehicle in front of the TCP gate No 1 of the cantonment, on the Hisar-Delhi National Highway, on Tuesday evening. Later, he was admitted to the local Civil Hospital where he succumbed to injuries. The police has arrested the jeep driver Ramesh Kumar of Rajasthan.

KISAN CARD: A kisan credit card distribution function was organised by the Pehowa branch of Punjab National Bank (PNB) at Pehowa, 20 km from here, on Tuesday. The function was presided over by Mr JS Jass, Senior Regional Manager, PNB, while the Subdivisional Magistrate, Pehowa, Mr Prem Chand was the chief guest.


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