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THREE ARRESTED: The district police on Thursday arrested three persons in a case of robbery and recovered a stolen vehicle and two pistols from them. They were identified as Jatinder Singh, Jaswinder Singh and Raj Kumar — all of Bhogpur. The police also recovered two countrymade pistols, a stolen scooter, one air gun and one gold chain.

Lecture: The Postgraduate Department of English, Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, organised a lecture on “Dynamics of 18th century English literature” on Friday. Dr V.T. Girdhari, S.R.T. Marathwada University, Nanded, was the principal speaker. He dwelt on dynamics of English literature, which he described as mingling of politics and literature. He said the primary quality that characterised the 18th century literature was the suffusion of the element of intellect vis-a-vis Elizabethan literature. Literary writings were influenced by societal concerns, he said. Earlier, Dr T.S. Anand, Head, Postgraduate Department of English, introduced Dr Girdhari as a profound scholar besides being a fine teacher. Principal Gurdip Singh also thanked Dr Girdhari.

Winners: Students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Model Town, won accolades with their performance at Pratibha-2004, an intellectual meet organised by the Gyan Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, Mohali. The students bagged maximum number of first prizes in the tally of results and emerged overall winners. In “Sell it” event, Rashmi, Jasmine and Preeti of the GNIMT won the first prize. Parnita was adjudged the best in oration and bagged first prize in debate competition. First prize was bagged by Anita Arora of the GNIMT in the IT paper presentation event. Dr A.S. Bansal, Director, lauded achievements of students in various events.

National toppers: A team comprising nine girls from Government High School, Ramgarh, has topped the national-level drama contest organised in New Delhi as a part of the Wetland Day celebrations. The team won the first prize at the district level, the state level and the national-level competition in which teams from nine states participated. Nine members, including Rajveer, Harinder, Kamaljit, Manpreet, Jaspreet, Sangeeta, Amanjot, Sandeep and Sapinder, won a cash award of Rs 5000, a trophy and an appreciation certificate. Mr Varinder Sharma, District Science Supervisor, congratulated the Ms Manpreet Kaur, director of the drama and Mr Amar Singh, assistant director. 

DECLAMATION CONTEST: Teams of Kamla Nehru College, Phagwara, S D College, Jalandhar, DAV College of Education for Women, Nawanshahr, won the first three prizes, Sarvjot Kaur (SD College, Jalandhar), Harpreet Kaur (Kamla Nehru College, Phagwara) and Jaswinder Kaur (DAN College of Education, Nawanshahr) Himani, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, individually won first, second, third and consolation prizes respectively at the inter-college declamation contest held at BLM Girls College on Wednesday.

SAMTA SAMAJ PARTY: The workers of newly constituted Samta Samaj Party, a breakaway group of the BSP, held a meeting here on Thursday. The following were elected office-bearers of the party: president — Mr Lehmber Singh; vice-president — Mr Jagtar Beeka; general secretary — Mr Rajesh Kumar.

POWER THEFT: As many as 18 cases of domestic power theft were detected and a fine of Rs 20,965 was imposed, according to a press note issued here on Friday. The raids were conducted at Chachoki village, Urban Estate, Khothran road, Palahi Road. Out of total 18 cases of theft, as many as 15 were detected in the local Urban Estate

CLARIFIED: The Bahujan Samaj Party leader, mr Satnam Singh Kainth, on Wednesday clarified that he was not aspirant for the Phillaur Lok Sabha seat or for keen to become Punjab BSP president. Mr Kainth said, he was a party worker and had joined the party unconditionally.



SUSPENSION ORDERS: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Harpal Singh Malik, on Friday placed the sarpanch of Sultanpur village under suspension on the charge of allotting a piece of land to a businessman by ignoring government rules. The Sarpanch, Gurcharan Singh, allegedly allotted a piece of land of the panchayat to a businessman for Rs 15,000.The Deputy Commissioner in his order charged the sarpanch with misusing his official power. He also directed the department concerned to take action against the panches of the village and the then Block Development and Panchayat Officer.

AWARENESS CAMP: An asthma awareness camp was held at DAV Public School, Ambala City, on Friday. The camp was organised by Cipla Pharmaceutical Ltd as part of its nationwide asthma awareness programme. A telefilm on asthma was screened.

SEMINAR: A seminar on ‘Spiritualism and Technology’ will be held at the Guru Jambheshwar University (GJU) here on 21 and 22. February. Mr Vishnukant Shahtri, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, will inaugurate the seminar. More than 35 experts of philosophy, religion, information technology, engineering and media will participate in it. A special session for students of the university will also be held on spiritualism for youth in today’s life.

GROOM HURT: Bridegroom’s brother and three others of a marriage party received burns at a dinner in a banquet hall here on Thursday night. Someone, to serve a delicacy hot, used petrol for fire, which fell on the four standing nearby and they were engulfed in flames. Groom’s brother Anshu (20), Yashpal (35), Ashok (42) and Amit Malik (15) have been admitted to the civil hospital here.

ACCIDENT: A motorcyclist was killed in an accident at Kalirawna village in the district on Thursday. According to the police, Ram Chander (30), of Adampur, was on way from Adampur to Agroha near here on a motorcycle. When he reached Kalirawna village on unidentified vehicle hit his motor cycle. He died on the spot. The police has registered a case in this connection but no arrest has been made.

ROAD ACCIDENT: Three persons were injured in a road accident in the district. According to the information received on Friday, Dharampal of Ellenabad was coming in a car with Jamna Devi and Geeta Devi to Sirsa when a tractor-trolley hit the car near Mehnakhera village. They have been admitted to the local Civil Hospital. Dharampal was referred to Hisar.

CAMPAIGN: All arrangements have been completed for administering polio drops to the children in the age group of 0 to five years on Sunday under the pulse polio campaign in the district. Disclosing this here on Friday the Civil Surgeon Dr Mohar Singh, said 50 mobile and 24 transit posts had been setup in the district. More than 730 teams comprising about 2900 employees would work under the supervision of 137 supervisors.

TRAINING: Voters of five Vidhan Sabha constituencies in the district will caste their vote on the electronic voting machines in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. The district administration has geared up to train officers, employees and voters. Disclosing this here on Friday the District Electoral Officer and Deputy Commissioner D. Suresh said the E.V.M.s would be displayed at the Old Court Sirsa, SDM office and the Municipal Committee Dabwali, Tehsil office and the Municipal Committee, Rania, the Tehsil office and the Block Development and Panchayat Office, Nathusari Chopta, Dabwali and Ellenabad.


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