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CONVOCATION: Joint convocation of faculties of engineering and technology, physical planning and architecture and sciences of Guru Nanak Dev University will be held here on March 18. Dr V.C. Sahni, Director Physics group, Bhabha Atomic Research centre Mumbai will deliver the address.

PROGRAMME: A "Meet and Match" programme was organised by the Kisan Club, Suhagheri, in collaboration with NABARD and MGB at Suhagheri village on Wednesday. Mr Tara Singh, manager, Malwa Gramin Bank gave tips to the participants regarding new techniques in agriculture sector. He also informed them about various finance schemes for farmers. Mr Ashwani Kumar Mahajan, DDM, NABARD, spoke about the benefits of Kisan Clubs. Dr Jasbir Singh, Deputy Director (Dairy), Dr Darshan Singh, Deputy Director (Animal Husbandry), Dr Banta Singh, ADO (Agriculture), Dr Ravinder Singh Veterinary Officer, Mr Sohan Singh Cheema, inspector, and Mr V.K. Gautam, also addressed the participants.

Copying Cases
: Mr Parvinder Singh, in charge of the flying squad of the Punjab School Education Board, has detected 10 cases of copying in class X and plus two examinations. Three cases of copying were defected in an examination centre in a private school in Jalalabad during the mathematics examination of class X. The rest of the cases were detected in schools at Panje ki uttar, Megha Rai and Zira.

Killed: In a head-on collision between a canter and a scooter, the scooterist was killed while another person riding on a moped was injured. The accident took place on the Fazilka-Ferozepore road, 6 km from here. Ashok Kumar (42), a lineman of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), was coming here from Ladhuka village on his scooter on Tuesday evening when a speeding canter from the opposite direction allegedly hit the scooter. Ashok Kumar died on the spot. The canter also hit a moped.

NOMINATED: Brig D.S. Sidhu, AVSM, VSM, (retd), who is Vice-President of the Zila Sainik Board, has been nominated to the Senate of Punjabi University for a period of two years by the Governor of Punjab. He is an alumni of the Defence Services Staff College and the College of Defence Management.

APPOINTED: Mr Jawahar Lal Sethi was appointed media adviser of the Sarvopari Mandir Parbandhak Committee here on Tuesday.

Tarn Taran
EXPELLED: Mr Surinder Pal Singh, Ghariali, district president of the All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) (Rural) Amritsar said here on Tuesday that Mr Kashmir Singh Sangha, senior vice-president on the district unit, had been expelled for six years.

MURDER SUSPECTED: Lakhbir Singh (40) resident of Dhotian village was found dead on Monday night. The Sarhali police registered a report under Section 174 Cr P.C. Mr Jasbir Singh Dhotian, a former sarpanch, alleged foul play in the death and demanded a probe into the matter. He alleged that the deceased had strained relations with the woman who was living with him as his wife.



CONTEST: Pratik Sinha, a student of Delhi Public School, is among the finalists from the Northern region for the ‘Search for India’s Smartest kid’. The contest was organised by Star World for the search of ‘India’s Child Genius’. The organisers of the event had shortlisted 500 students from all over the country.

ORIENTATION PROGRAMME: Rai School organised an orientation programme for kindergarten students. The Headmistress of the school, Ms Punam Dogra, said the aim of the programme was to develop confidence among children.

Workshop: A two-day design-cum-dyeing workshop on using eco-friendly dyes started at the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) here today. The workshop was inaugurated by Ms Vijay Sharma, Director, NIIFT. Mr Virender Kumar Aggarwal, Assistant Director, Processing, Weavers Service Centre, briefed the audience about the various activities of the centre. An exhibition of the works of the Weavers Service Centre has also been put up as part of the workshop.

Holiday: The Haryana Government has declared March 21 as government holiday in Pinjore on account of the elections to the municipal council. According to official sources, the decision has been taken with a view to enable the government employees to cast their votes. The holiday has been declared under the Negotiable Instruments Acts,1881, the sources added.

Copying cases: As many as six copying cases were detected in the matriculation examination of the Haryana Board of School Education on Tuesday. While one case was detected at Hindu Girls Senior Secondary School, Kalka, three cases were detected at Government Senior Secondary School, Morni. One case each was detected at Jainendra Senior Secondary School, Sector 1, and Government Senior Secondary School, Nanakpur, according to a spokesman.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of Technorise Cooperative Group Housing Society Limited, Sector 20: president — Mr Neeraj Abrol; vice-president — Mr Suresh Verma; secretary — Mr N.N. Ahuja; and treasurer — Ms Kulwant Kaur.



PRISONER DIES: A prisoner of the Ambala Central Jail died in the Civil Hospital here on Wednesday. The deceased, Kulbir, was a resident of Sapera village, near Ambala. He had complained of pain in the chest on Wednesday morning. He was examined by the jail doctors who referred him to the Civil Hospital, where he died after a short time.
Later, the body was handed over to his relatives after the post-mortem formalities.

VILLAGERS ROBBED: Two resident of a village in the Patiala district were looted in Ambala City on Wednesday. The victims, Amrik Singh and Kulwinder, were found unconscious in their tractor trolley. According to information, they had come to Ambala City to purchase some household articles. When they reached near Naorang Rai Sarovar, a man asked them to transport some items to a nearby village in their vehicle. He gave them some sweets to eat. As soon as they ate them they became unconscious. Later, they found that Rs 10,000 which they were carrying in their pockets, were missing.

CYCLISTS KILLED: Two cyclists were killed on the Ambala-Jagadhri road near Ambala Cantonment on Tuesday evening. Their cycles were allegedly hit by a tractor. The deceased were identified as Satish Kumar and Satish Chander. A case has been registered against the tractor driver.

AWARDED: Mr Ashok Malhotra, chairman-cum-managing director of Valiant Healthcare Limited, has been conferred upon with the Udyog Rattan Award. Mr Sanjay Malhotra, general manager of the company, said Mr Ashok Malhotra hails from Ambala City. “He was given the award at a function held at Mumbai last week. The award was given by former Governor, Dr Bhisma Narain Singh,” he said.

CELEBRATED: Grandparents Day was celebrated at Euro Kids School Ambala City, on Wednesday. Ms Manisha Minocha, director or the school, said the tiny tots were dressed up as fruits on the occasion, Harkirat Ujjawal, Akshat, Nirbahi, Shanaya, Sejal, Raghav and Sharol presented nursery rhymes. Special games were held for grandparents.



BJP SPOKESMAN: BJP’s Bilaspur district unit President Hardyal Singh Chandel said here on Monday that Mr Niraj Sharma of Gehadwin had been appointed BJP’s spokesman. He said Mr Niraj Sharma would also be a member of the District Executive Committee of the party.

CRITICISED: BJP leader and former Himachal Health Minister Jagat Parkash Nadda said Health Minister Ms Chanderesh Kumari had failed to streamline functioning of the Health Department even after being in office for one year.

BAN ORDERS: The District Magistrate, has banned the carrying of firearms, ammunition and other weapons in the district. The order will remain in force till the election process is over. An official spokesman said here on Tuesday that the order would not apply to jawans of armed forces, the police and home guard.

ACCIDENT: Subhash Chand (32) of Kholi village was killed on Tuesday evening at Badayee Sunade on the Pathankot Mandi road when he was hit by a bus.

ARRESTED: The police on Monday arrested Vipin Kumar who was appearing on behalf on his cousin Ashok Kumar in BA (final) examination of Thural college, the police said here on Tuesday. Examination superintendent Dinesh Kumar informed the police which arrested the youth.

WOMAN BOOKED: Premi Devi of Kanana village, 24 km from here was booked under the Excise Act allegedly for illicit distillation of liquor on Monday night. The Bhojnagar police raided Premi Devi’s home and recovered ‘lahan’ from there.


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