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Three publications released
: Guru Nanak Dev University on Friday released three new publications entitled ‘Between two Worlds : Punjabi Short stories’ edited by Dr S P Singh, Vice-Chancellor, “Vigyal De Pasar” written by Gurbaksh Singh Bhandal and Dr Kulwant Singh Thind, and “Namdhari Lehar” edited by Dr Harmohinder Singh Bedi and Mr Jaswant Singh.

Seminar: A one-day seminar on consumers’ rights and responsibilities was held here on Friday at the university Guest house. Mr Devraj Sharma, president consumers welfare forum , Mr Vijay Mehra, secretary of the forum spoke on the consumers’ rights and their responsibilities. The seminar was organised by the Ladies Club of the Guru Nanak Dev University in collaboration with the Consumers Welfare Forum. Prof Jagjit Kaur, president of the Ladies Club of the university presided.

Pathankot
Protest
: Activists of Shiv Sena (Hindustan) on Friday protested against the screening of Girlfriend here and destroyed posters of the film. They wanted screening of the film stopped.

PATIALA
MEETING: The Deputy Director Horticulture, Dr Randhir Singh, organised a meeting with the progressive farmers of the district to deliberate the necessary steps required to be taken to make horticulture a better profession here on Thursday. He said that with the implementation of WTO rules and regulations, the Horticulture Department would be facing some problems. He added that now the market value of fruits and vegetables would also be decided on basis of international market. The farmer community demanded that the octroi should be relaxed for fruits and vegetable traders and new power connections should be provided to farmers on priority basis as during the month of April and May.

AWARENESS CAMP: The district Red Cross Society organised an awareness camp here on Saturday. SDM, Nabha, B.S Sekhon was the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, vice-president of the society Vijay Kumar Goyal said there was a need to spread awareness regarding first aid, AIDS, drug abuse and road safety among people.

FUNCTION: SOS Children’s Village of India, an NGO, organised a function at the local Sun Flower Model High School here on Saturday. Ms Rosy Sareen, PRO of the organisation, presented mementoes, certificates and caps to students of the school for collecting an amount of Rs 50,000 for orphans of SOS village, Rajpura.

HONOURED: Rotary Club (Patiala Mid Town) honoured Kanwarneet Singh and Gursukhman Singh who have secured the 1st and 14th ranks, respectively, in an entrance test conducted by the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences this year. OC

KIRTAN: Old-Age Home, Sant Malawala Trust near Sheesh Mahal, organised a kirtan and langar here on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, general secretary of the Trust Jaspreet Singh said the basic objective of the organisation was to provide social and economic security to people.

Roll nos dispatched: The roll numbers of all candidates for the state-level entrance test being conducted by Punjabi University for admission to MBA/MCA courses were dispatched on Tuesday. The candidates who did not receive roll numbers/slips/admit cards by August 15 or whose roll numbers have been withheld due to some discrepancy in their forms may contact the office of the coordinator, MBA/MCA entrance test cell, Department of Economics, Punjabi University.

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HARYANA

Ambala
MERIT: Yogita Sahni of MDSD Girls College, Ambala City, has secured fourth position in BA (Ist) year in Kurukshetra University merit list. She has secured 84 per cent marks. She had sanskrit and economics as elective subjects.

PROMISE: New Deputy Commissioner Ambala RP Gupta on Friday promised a clean and efficient administration. Mr RP Gupta said that he had already directed the officials and employees to put up objections, if any, to a file at the outset. “I have done this to ensure that people do not have to visit offices again and again. People should not face harassment,” he said. “I have directed the officials to be available in their office from 9 am to 1 pm. They will be available for hearing of grievances,” he said. He also said that they had already coordinated with the power officials to ensure that power supply is available at the time of water supply.

Sirsa
RECOVERED: The district police has recovered 200 kgs of poppy husk. Gurjant Singh, of Norang village has been arrested and booked in this connection.

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