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Amritsar
PLACEMENTS: Eighty students of IT of Guru Nanak Dev University were selected by multinational IT companies at annual salary of Rs 2.03 lakh to Rs 2.75 lakh, said a university press note here on Thursday. Tata consultancy Services (TCS) selected 23 students and Quark 14 students and Perot System TSI 10 students. It added 26 (B. Tech Computer Science and Engineering), 21 (B. Tech electronics and Communication engineering), 15 (MCA) were selected from Jalandhar, 17 (MCA-Amritsar) and one student of M.Tech (IT) was also selected.

JOBS FOR MILITANCY VICTIMS: Mr Raminder Singh, Deputy Commissioner, here, said on Thursday that kin of victims of militancy could submit applications for jobs to his office at the earliest. He said an opportunity was being given to those who could not avail themselves of it earlier. They would get jobs on compassionate grounds, he added.

VANAMAHOTSAVA: Mr Raminder Singh, Deputy Commissioner, here, inaugurated vana mahotsava by planting a sapling at Khalsa College here on Thursday. He added that during this monsoon more saplings would be planted.

BASERKE BEREAVED: Body of Ms Sawinder Kaur, mother of Mr Inderjit Singh Baserke, president DCC rural, was cremated at Saheedan gurdwara cremation ground here on Thursday. The rasam chautha will be held on July 11.

RE-INDUCT DARBARI LAL: The Sri Durgiana Committee here on Thursday demanded the re-induction of Prof Darbari Lal as a minister. In a letter to Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Congress president, it said that the city must be given representation in the Punjab Council of Ministers.

Faridkot
SGPC poll:
All arrangements have been made for the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC)
elections to be held on July 11 in the district. Out of the total 165 polling stations, 23 have been declared hypersensitive and 45 sensitive. The administration has made tight security arrangements at these booths. Deputy Commissioner Hussan Lal said for Faridkot (general) seat, ballot papers and other material would be given to the polling staff at mini-secretariat on July 10. He said the counting of votes would start after the polling on July 11, but the results would be declared on July 15.

Jagraon
DEATH ANNIVERSARY: The second death anniversary of Lieut Manpreet Singh "Goldy" was observed in Town Hall here on Friday by the Sher-e-Punjab Jagriti Manch. Mr Purshotam Khalifa, Director, Punjab Khadi Board, and the president of the manch, Mr Jaspal Heran, were present, among others. The father of the martyr, Mr Karamjit Singh, was honoured on the occasion. The portrait of Lieut Manpreet Singh was affixed in the meeting hall of the municipal council. Lieut Manpreet Singh sacrificed his life on this day in the Doda area of Jammu and Kashmir.

Woman held: The Jodhan police has arrested Rani on charges of pick-pocketing. According to the complainant, Major Singh, the woman allegedly took out his purse at the bus stand.

Ludhiana
Position
: Shivani Talwar of MA-I (Punjabi) of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, was second in Ludhiana and third in Punjab University. She scored 256 marks in annual examination 2003-2004.

Nominated: Dr P.S. Jassi, DHS Punjab (retd), president-cum-director general Indian Non-Government Organisation Association (INGOA) North India and Prof Uday-Pratap Singh, organising secretary INGOA and Chairman Population Control Committee Punjab have nominated Dr Aman Preet DHMS (Punjab) and MRSH (Punjab) as President Population Control Committee of the local unit.

PCTE student: Shilpa, a student of Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), Ludhiana, has bagged the first position in of BCA first semester exams held in December 2003 by Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. She got the top position after re-evaluation results. Earlier Shipra Jain of KIMT, Ludhiana, had bagged the first position in the university first semester exams by achieving 621/700 with 88.7 per cent marks and Shilpa was second in the university with 617/700 and 88.1per cent marks but after re-evaluation result Shilpa bagged the first position by scoring 633/700 with 90.4 per cent marks. 

CAMP: A women's awareness camp was organised by the Animal Husbandry Department at Dhandra village in Ludhiana district. It was inaugurated by Dr H.P.S. Gill, Deputy Director of the department, on Thursday. Nearly 115 women participated. Dr Reena Wahi, Veterinary Officer, Dhandra, welcomed the participants and the chief guest. Dr Purshottam Garg, Senior Veterinary Officer, Ludhiana, highlighted different schemes of the department. Dr Surinder Wahi spoke on the importance of milk testing and other diagnostics facilities. Dr Pushpinder Kaur, Dr Gurdeep Singh and Dr Kulwant Singh gave knowledge to the participants on disease control and vaccination. Ms Sarabjit Kaur, sarpanch, thanked the department for holding the camp.

SEMINAR: The BNSM College of Technical Education, Alamgir, on Friday organised a seminar for students of B.Sc. (IT), PGDCA and M.Sc. (IT) on different concepts of networking. Mr Baldeep Singh, Director, Arsh Infotech, and Prof Praveen Sharma of the college addressed the students.

Moga
Arrangements
: The district administration has made all arrangements for the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections in the district. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr G. Ramesh Kumar, held a meeting of head of
all the departments in this regard here on Friday. He told officials to arrange generators to avoid any hindrance in counting of votes, which would take place on the same day, i.e. July 11.

SAMRALA
RETIRE: Mr Tarsem Bahia, Principal, A.S. College, Khanna, has retired, according to Mr Vijay Sharma, general secretary of the managing committee of the college. A function to honour him will be held in the college on July 10. The SDM Samrala, Mr J.S. Jassi, will be the guest of honour. 

INAUGURATED: Dr A.A. Siddiqui, Director-General of Police, has inaugurated a traffic aid post at Neelon. Addressing mediapersons, he said the law and order position in the state is good as compared to other states.

Patiala
Chargesheet filed
: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau filed on Thursday chargesheet against former Punjab Chief Electrical Inspector T.N. Sharma in a court here. He was arrested while accepting a bribe of Rs 20 lakh from a Ludhiana-based businessman for providing him with a No-Objection Certificate for installing a power generator.

Power to 4000 tubewells: The Punjab State Electricity Board will release power connections to 4000 agricultural tubewells in 2004-2005 said a board’s press note here on Thursday. To curb sale of tubewell connections the board has decided in future tubewell connections can be transferred from one place to the other only if the connection is transferred in the name of the original consumer or his family.

Phagwara
MORE HELD: The police on Thursday arrested Pardip Kumar, alias Sharma, alias Doctor, of Bhagatpura Mohalla here for stoning the DTC Delhi-Lahore bus at Hargobind Nagar light point on the GT Road two days ago. Earlier, Sunil Kumar, alias Lippi, of Ratanpura and Maninder Singh, alias Laadi, of Rehana village in Nawanshahr district were also arrested, Kapurthala SSP S.K. Asthana said.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Hamirpur
SNAKEBITE DEATH: Ms Chanchlo Devi of Ropa village of the district lost her life after she was bitten by a snake at her house on Thursday morning. She was taken to a hospital here but doctors could not save her life. Four persons have died of snakebites in one week in the district.

Kumarhatti
APPEAL: Brig S.S. Sambyal, President of the Subathu Cantonment Board at a meeting of social organisations on Thursday exhorted civilians to help in the development of Subathu cantonment. Dr S.C. Kaushal, Executing Officer of the board, has warned against unauthorised constructions in religious places.

Shimla
MARRIAGE ACT: The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to enforce the Himachal Pradesh Registration of Marriages Act 1996 with immediate effect, it was officially stated here on Thursday.

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