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NSUI MEMO TO CM: The National Students Union of India on Thursday decided to submit a memorandum to Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh demanding no hike in fee in colleges and re-establishment of sports wing in colleges, said Aman Prashar, state president of the union in a press note here. He said all state office-bearers and workers were present at the meeting. he said the union would also urge the CM to announce concessional bus passes for students.

NEW BUS STAND: An additional bus stand would be established at Pataka market in Jahaj Garh area to ease traffic pressure on the Amritsar Jalandhar road from old bus stand to new bus stand at Mall Mandi here.

POOR’ RESULT: Mr Bachitter Singh Tarsikka, President of the Krantikari Taraksheel Lok Chetna Lehar decried the poor result of government school in Tarsikka village. He here on Wednesday, stated that 16 students of the school had compartment of 20 appeared for the class XII examination.

TWO WOMEN HELD: The police here has arrested two women on the charge of snatching gold chains, earrings and purses from women at general bus stand here said Mr Lok Nath Angra, SSP on Wednesday. They were identified as Lata and Roopa from Bihar.

CONGRATULATED: “I feel privileged to congratulate Mr Piara Singh Clair, a former student of the PAU on being elevated to the prestigious post of Lord Mayor of Leicester,” said Dr Kirpal Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the PAU. Dr Piara Singh was not only good in studies but was an outstanding sportsman. He was adjudged the best athlete of the university for three consecutive years and was awarded roll of honour in 1975. Mr Piara Singh received his school education from Khalsa College, Amritsar, and bachelor and master degree in agricultural sciences from the PAU.

ELECTED: Dr S.S. Chahal, Professor of Plant Pathology and Controller of Examinations, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has been unanimously elected as President of the Indian Society of Plant Pathologists for year 2004 -05. Associated with the society since its establishment, Dr Chahal was previously founder secretary and also the first editor-in- chief of the journal “Plant Disease Research’ which is being published by the society.

COURSE ENDS: The Department of Food Science and Technology, Punjab Agricultural University, organised a five-day training programme on processing and preservation of fruits and vegetables which concluded on Friday. More than 50 persons participated. Dr A.S. Sandhu, Director, Extension Education, PAU, was the chief guest.

NAGAR KIRTAN: A nagar kirtan would be taken out from gurdwara Kalgidhar Singh Sabha on June 14 in connection with the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev. According to Mr Gurcharan Singh, chairman of the gurdwara managing committee, the nagar kirtan would start at 4 pm and cover its traditional route before culminating at the gurdwara later in the evening.

SANKIRTAN: The Shri Radha Madhav Sankirtan Mandal, led by Mr Hira Lal Chopra, would hold a harinam sankirtan at Shri Santoshi Mata Mandir in New Chander Nagar on Saturday. According to a spokesman of the mandal, the kirtan would start at 8.30 p.m. and continue till late in the evening in which members of the sankirtan mandal would sing hymns.

Yoga camp
: Yoga instructor M.L. Kumra organised a free yoga training camp at Gurbax Colony here recently. As many as 20 persons attended the camp.

APPOINTED: Mr C.S. Gill, Mr Balbir Singh, Mr Sukhdev Singh and Mr Harjit Singh have been appointed as general secretary, additional general secretary, chief patron and patron of the PSEB Diploma Engineers’ Association here. 

FUNCTION: Dedicated Brothers Group, an NGO, organised its annual prize distribution function here on Thursday. Mr K.K. Sharma, Chairman Improvement Trust, was the guest of honour. Speaking on the occasion Mr Sharma said there was a need to inculcate the spirit of brotherhood among them. The founder of the group, Dr Rakesh Vermi and Project in charge Tarjit Singh Sandhu also spoke.

AWARD: Dr Jagtar Singh, Head, Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, has been chosen by the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) for the Ken Haycock Leadership Development Award for the year 2004. 

ONE HELD, SMACK SEIZED: The police arrested Surinder Singh alias Sahbi of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar mohalla here on Wednesday and recovered 2600 milligrams of smack from him. Surinder Singh has been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.

THEFT: The Khera road house of Rajinder Singh was found burgled of more than Rs 15000 and 150 gm golden jewellery, two cellphones, two cameras, and one cordless telephone set.

ARHTIYA ATTACKED, ROBBED: Three motor cycle-borne youths on Thursday attacked, injured and looted an “arhtiya” (commission agent) Suresh Kumar of Rs 20,000 and a cellphone. The arhtiya was hospitalised here. Mr suresh was coming from his Varinder Nagar residence to New Sabzi Mandi on the Hoshiarpur road when he was attacked with a sharpedged weapon near Baba Gadhiya “puli” (culvert) and relieved of his belongings.



: The engine of a goods train got derailed in a railway yard near Ambala Cantonment Railway Station on Friday morning. The cause of derailment has not been ascertained so far. After the efforts of three hours the engine was put back on the track. The senior railway officer also reached on the spot.


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