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BOOKED: The Tanda police, on the complaint of Chattar Singh of Tahli village, has registered a case under Sections 406, 420 of the IPC against Jaswinder Singh of Jaswant Nagar Jalandhar allegedly for taking Rs 3.90 lakh for sending his son abroad. He neither sent his son abroad nor returned the money.

CAMBRIDGE VARSITY COURSE: The University of Cambridge has permitted B.D. Arya Girls College here to introduce one-year Cambridge international diploma in business management, a workplace-oriented course. The course is said to be recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Business Administration and Management and the Association of Business Executives. Three new courses — Diploma in Information and Communication Technology, Diploma in Information Technology and Business English certificate — have also been introduced by the university. 

Prize distribution
: The GHG Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar, organised its annual prize distribution function here on Monday. Dr Ajaib Singh, member of the PPSC, was the chief guest. The college Principal, Dr J.S. Brar, presented the annual report of the college. Students were awarded prizes for showing excellence in various fields.

condemned: The Ludhiana Masihi Welfare Society on Wednesday condemned Ms Uma Bharti for tendering resignation to the BJP president in protest against the possibility of Ms Sonia Gandhi. Mr Nathaniel Gill, president of the society, said if she was so keen on resigning, she should have submitted the resignation to the Governor. He said by opposing Ms Sonia Gandhi, the BJP was creating hurdles in the way of Indians enjoying high positions in foreign countries. The Christian community of Punjab wanted to see Ms Sonia Gandhi as the Prime Minister, he added.

ABVP protests: Activists of the ABVP, Ludhiana, submitted a memorandum to the President of India and the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Mr Anurag Verma. The memorandum read: “That the internal as well as external security of our country will come under a threat if a person of foreign origin becomes its Prime Minister. That India must be represented by an Indian and not by a foreigners.” National executive member of the ABVP Sumedha Gupta said their organisation would always oppose any attempt of appointing a person of foreign origin on any top post in the country.

Summer camp: BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, will organise a multi-disciplinary summer camp from May 24 to June 5. The camp has been divided into various sections viz music, dance, sports, painting, computers, calligraphy, candle making and personality grooming. Students participating in the personality development course will be given tips on improving handwriting, reading skills, conversation skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, group discussion skill, positive thinking and etiquettes. A separate kindergarten section ‘cool school’ will be run for tiny tots. It will cover activities like drawing, painting, rain party, yoga, hoop drill, dance and music.

Lecture: The Anari Friends Club International held a lecture on ‘How to become an ideal leader’ at Hotel Dyal Palace on Tuesday evening. Mr J.P. Aggarwal, vice-president of the Jaycees Club, was the resource person. He said an ideal leader must possess the art of public speaking. He said this skill was not just useful for those entering political arena, but also for those into some business or social welfare activities. A cultural programme was also organised on the occasion. Mr Inderbir Singh Nanda, director of the club, was present on the occasion.

Website: With an aim to provide the public with an easy and efficient web directory of the district, Oswal Spinning and Weaving Mills Limited is coming up with a new portal The objective of the site will be to cover different areas and segments of manufacturing and service sectors. It aims at assisting its users to explore new possibilities of growth and projecting the city’s commercial strength at the national and international levels. The portal is offering free listing opportunity for the residents of Ludhiana. Other features like helpline, forum, opinion polls will also be added very soon, according to Mr Ashok Oswal, managing director of the company.

Contest: TVS Scooty will organise a contest on traffic safety at Ramgarhia Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Sargodha Khalsa Girls’ Senior Secondary School and Sayed Khalsa Pothohar Senior Secondary School on Thursday. Students of Classes IX to XII will appear for a written test. they will have to answer 50 multiple choice questions on road safety. Mr Naresh Goswami, director, Zoom Media Vision, an event management company, said after covering a few more schools in the city, an inter-school contest of top two winners from each school will be held in the first week of next month.

Exhibition: The Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology participated in a four-day exhibition on ‘Career vision’ that concluded at Welcome Palace on Monday. Dr A.S. Bansal, director of the institute, said the stall of the institute received an overwhelming response from candidates interested in enrolling for the MBA, MCA, BBA and BCA courses. The candidates were apprised of the requirements of securing admission in the courses. They were also told about career prospects in the field.

Function: A function was held on the retirement of District Rural Development Agency employee Kabal Ram on the premises of the agency in the mini-secretariat here on Wednesday. Mr Sumer Singh Gurjar, Addition Deputy Commissioner (Dev), presided over the function. He said in the present setup, it was rare to find people like Mr Kabal Ram who worked honestly and retired with a spotless reputation. Employees of the DRDA presented a gold ring and gifts to Mr Kabul Ram on the occasion. Playwright and Director H.S. Randhawa and District Manager, PEDA, Anupam Nanda, also honoured Mr Kabal Ram. 

Effigy burnt: Activists of the Congress burnt an effigy of Ms Sushma Swaraj at the main chowk here on Wednesday. They were led by Mr Avtar Singh Ghulal, vice-president of the District Congress Committee, Ludhiana.

Yoga camp: A week-long yoga camp will be organised by Yogacharya Samresh Kashyap of Dev Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Hardwar, at Samiti Kendra here from May 21 to 28. According to Mr Om Parkash Sharma, one of the organisers of the camp, “The focus during the camp will be on the treatment of diseases like obesity, cough and cold, asthma, migraine, diabetes, mental depression, sinus, cervical spondalitis, eye ailments, sciatica, hypertension and cardiac problems with the help of yoga.”

Seized: The police arrested Sukhdev Singh, alias Sukha, of Barundi from the area of Andloo village and seized 30 kg of poppy husk. A case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered.

4 ARRESTED: The police here has arrested Hardev Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Jagdish Singh and Buta Ram for trespassing on the house of Joginder Ram of Uchapind village and beating him and his daughter up. They were remanded in police custody for one day by a court.

Tarn Taran
STUDENT SHINES: Harwinder Kaur, a student of the Sri Guru Arjan Dev Government Girls Secondary School here, has stood second in the 53 All-India General Knowledge Test conducted by the All-India Board of General Knowledge test. Principal Ms D.K. Mahia said on Tuesday here that Harwinder Kaur was given Rs 500 in cash and a certificate.

Heat wave death
: Mr Tirlochan Singh (55) a Markfed employee travelling from Nawanshahr to Kapurthala in a bus. He felt sick near Phagwara died in a hospital.

Suicide: Sandip Kumar (30) of Thakarki village was rushed to a Ludhiana hospital after he consumed some poisonous substance. He died in the hospital.



NEW MACHINE: An automatic hard shell gelatine capsule-making machine has been developed by MOLIND Engineering Limited here. A press note released by the managing director, Mr S.K. Shrivastava, has said the machine is highly efficient and user friendly and it produces 63,000 capsules an hour.

CAMP OPENS: Sukriti-2004, the 11th character-building-cum-personality development camp, began at DAV Senior Public School, Surajpur, on Wednesday. The Kalka SDM, Mr Mahavir Kaushik, inaugurated the camp.

SHIVIR: A three-day “Sri Gita Gyan Amrit Mahotsav and Dhyan Sadhna Shivir” will be organised at Shree Prachin Shiv Mandir, Sector 9, by the Shree Krishan Kripa Seva Samiti from May 21, according to a press note.

HAILED: The Punjabi Welfare Association on Wednesday hailed the election of Dr Manmohan Singh as the Leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party. Under his leadership, the country would make all-round progress, association president S.K. Nayar said. 


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