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ISO CERTIFICATION: The 32-year-old L R S DAV Senior Secondary School has received ISO 9001 certification. The inspection team stated that this school has qualified for International Standardisation Certificate for qualitative management not only from New Zealand but also from Auckland-Netherlands organisations. Principal Brij Bhushan Sharma showed the new gymnasium to the team.

‘DEFER’ SUMMER VACATION: The Government School Teachers Union (GSTU) demanded that summer vacation schedule in government schools be postponed for a fortnight. In a press note here on Friday Mr Avtar Singh, president of the union, said that summer holidays should start from June 1 instead of May 15.

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FAREWELL PARTY: Students of the outgoing batch of the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology shared their experiences of the past four years on the occasion of a farewell party at the institute premises here on Saturday. Mr Avtar Singh, Chairman of the institute, was the chief guest. The principal of the institute, Prof I.S. Sandhu, also addressed the students. Navtej Singh Patheja and Jasleen Kaur were crowned as ‘Mr and Miss Sukhmani’, according to Ms Gurpreet Kaur, Dean of Cultural Affairs of the institute. 

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: The district administration will celebrate the World Red Cross Day as “Bhai Kanhaya Divas” on May 14 at the Bachat Bhavan. Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Deputy Speaker, will preside over the function. Though World Red Cross Day falls on May 8, the function it had been delayed due to parliamentary elections. This was stated by Mr S.K. Ahluwalia in a press note issued here on Sunday.

WOMAN KILLED: Ms Ramandeep Kaur died in an accident on Malout road here on Friday afternoon when Yadvinder Singh (25), his wife Ramandeep Kaur (22) daughter Komalpreet of Arniwala village were returning home on a motor cycle (PB-22-2534) which collided with a tractor-trailer, 2 km from here. Ms Ramandeep Kaur died on the spot.

POLL SECURITY: Mr Lok Nath Angra, SSP said on Friday that security arrangement for the Lok Sabha polling had been made and urban and rural areas would be patrolled round the clock. He said that seven inter-state nakas were set up and paramilitary forces deployed there . He said Reserve Police Force had been attached with gazetted police officers in the district.

KILLED: An aged woman died on the spot while trying to cross a link road on the Moga Kapura road, 12 km from here on Saturday. The victim, Ms Gurmel Kaur of Dhilewal village was run over by a speeding car while she was trying to cross the road. A case has been registered and the body sent for post-mortem examination.

TRAINING CAMP: A training cum demonstration on use of straw chopper for incorporating wheat crop residue into the soil was organised by the scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Langroya (Nawanshahr) in Dopalpur village on Friday. As many as 28 farmers of Dopalpur, Alowal and Tajowal villages were trained in crop residue incorporation for conservating soil health.

HONOURED: The Amardeep Singh Shergill Memorial College, Mukandpur (Nawanshahr) has won “Overall Championship - B division, Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar for 2003-04 said Dr Surjit Singh Bhatti, Principal.

BODY OF SCHOOLBOY FOUND: Body of a schoolboy Sanjay Yadav, (14) and class VI student, was found on Saturday on Railway track near Gobindpura mohalla here. He was son of a migrant.

SCOOTERISTS’ RALLY: Youths belonging to the BJP, the SAD, the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray), the BJYM, the Youth Akali Dal on Saturday took out scooter rally in support of Charanjit Singh Atwal, candidate for Phillaur Lok Sabha seat. The rally passed through bazaars. The participants carried flags and banners for Mr Atwal. SAD national Adviser Jarnail Singh Wahid and BJP state Vice-President Swarna Ram addressed the activists.

MANCH’S PLEA: The General Samaj Manch on Saturday decided to oppose Congress candidate from Phillaur constituency, Ms Santosh Chowdhary, for her role in anti-GC 85th Constitution amendment, ignoring general categories and their religious places. Ms Chowdhary denied these allegations and asserted that she had distributed grants on merit.

THREE ARRESTED: The police here has arrested three persons for smuggling liquor at a police naka at Jande Chak village. The three were identified as Kuldip Kumar, Ragubir Singh and Palwinder Singh. They were booked under the Excise Act.



EX-SERVICEMEN’S BODY: The president of the Punjab and Chandigarh Chapter of the Indian Ex-services League (IESL), Lieut-Col J.S. Mand (retd) has termed the reports of IESL members deciding to support the Congress as misleading. In a statement issued here on Sunday, Colonel Mand said the IESL had already declared its support for the SAD-BJP combine. He said people making statements in favour of the Congress did not represent the Punjab and Chandigarh chapter of the body.

LIONS CLUB: Lion Arun Bala Vij, president of the Lions Club Chandigarh Nightingale, was declared the first best president in the district conference of District 321-F “Deep Shikha” held at Manali on Saturday. The club was also declared the first best club. Lion Renu Bali and Lion Sublesh Bansal were declared the second best secretary and treasurer. Lion Sushma Malhotra was also honoured as the first best region chairperson in the district. Lion Harinder Banga was the first PRO. Lion Renu Bali and Lion Pritpal Benipal were also awarded third best chairpersons of women’s membership and environment.

CENTRE OPENED: A Hyderabad-based organisation-preparing students for the entrance examination conducted by IIMs opened its centre in Sector 34 here on Saturday. A talent-search examination-cum-scholarship test was also conducted on the occasion. Mr Sanmeet Sidhu and Mr Guneet R Singh, directors of the centre, said the organisation was running 84 centres in 57 cities. A seminar on career prospects after graduation was also conducted.

MOTHER’S DAY: Vijay Public School, Sector 17, celebrated Mother’s Day on Saturday. Students made greeting cards for their mothers and recited poems on the occasion.

CHARGE TAKEN: Mr Janak Raj Sharma has taken over as the Chief Manager of the main branch of the Central Bank of India, Sector 10. The ATM facility will be started at the branch soon, he said in a press note.



CAUTIONED: Residents living alongside the Chamera hydroelectric project (stage-II) and in the low-lying areas of the district have been cautioned against crossing the Ravi and going into the riverbed falling between the Chamera project at Bagga and its tailrace outlet at Karian even when there is no flow of water to avoid any untoward incident.

DEAD: One person was killed and four injured in the three accidents on Friday. Prem Singh from Haryana died on the spot when a car hit him while he was standing behind a bus parked at Sanwara, 7 km from here. Mr Anand Sagar of Subathu lost control of the car when its tyres got deflated. In another accident at Sanwara a car hit a person who was crossing the road after answering the call of the nature. The injured person, Mr Dulo Ram, from Aani in Kulu district has been referred to the Zonal hospital, Solan.

SENTENCED: The Sessions Judge, Mandi, Mr J.L. Gupta, has convicted Jagdish Kumar of Kotlu village for allegedly raping a four-year-old child and sentenced him to undergo 10 years rigorous imprisonment. A fine of Rs 5000 has also been imposed on him. In case of default of the payment of fine the convict would have to further undergo simple imprisonment for a period of six months.


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