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Amritsar
TOP HONOURS: Students of B.B.K. D.A.V. College for Women on Saturday created history of sorts by achieving eight top positions out of 10 in the BA (Hon) English Part-III Examination of the Guru Nanak Dev University held in May, 2004. Shruti topped the university by securing 1194 marks out of 1800, while Mehak Makkar stood third, Neelu Aggarwal fourth, Priyanka Babbar fifth, Mega Bansal sixth, Manika Singh eighth, Sunaina Suri ninth and Shivani Mehra tenth. In the MA part-II (fine arts) examination of the university Ritika Khanna topped the university and Shweta was second.

JATHEDAR’S NO TO COURT: Giani Iqbal Singh, Jathedar, Patna Sahib on Friday refused to honour decision Patna court which has directed the police to produce him in a court. He said that he is a Sikh high priest, and no Jathedar had ever appeared in any court so far.

Barnala
DHARNA: Farmers of this sub-division observed “Karza mukti divas” here on Friday and staged a dharna in front of the SDM’s office in response to a call given by the Punjab Kisan Sabha, demanding complete waiving of farmers’ loans. They also submitted a memorandum to the SDM.

Faridkot
LAW COLLEGE: The Punjab Government has accorded recognition to Baba Farid Law College by issuing a notification. The Bar Council of India had already given recognition to the college. The Chairman of Baba Farid Society, Mr Inderjeet Singh Khalsa, said the government had allowed the college to run three-year and five-year law degree courses and the classes would start from next month. Dr Baldev Singh Nirvan has been appointed as the Principal.

Jalandhar
STUDENTS EXCEL: Amandeep Kaur stood first in MCA fifth semester, and Sandeep Bhardwaj second in MCA first semester. Deepika Thakur sixth in MCA third semester and Manjinder Singh fifth in BBA fifth semester. They are students of lovely Institute of Management

Kapurthala
DIARRHOEA DEATH: Darshan Singh (55) of Kilowala mohalla here died of diarrhoea on Friday. Dr D.S. Gill, officiating Civil Surgeon was not aware of the death.

Malerkotla
DANCER BOOKED: The police has registered a case under Sections 12 of the Passport Act and 420, IPC, against a dancer, Babita. According to information, Saggir Hussain, in a complaint to the passport office, alleged that she had two passports.

Pathankot
MEDICAL CAMP: A child health care camp was organised at Bharoli Kalan village by the Lions Club Service on Friday. As many as 285 children were examined free of cost by child specialists.

LICENCES ISSUED: The Lions Club main organised a camp on Friday here for driving licences to student applicants. Mr Harminder Singh SDM-cum-Licencing Authority said 238 learners licences were issued at the camp.

Phillaur
GIRL ABDUCTED: A minor girl Mani was abducted by four armed persons near Phillaur on Friday. She was going to Ludhiana on a motor cycle with her cousin when the accused attacked her cousin with sharp-edged weapons and abducted her. 

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CHANDIGARH

COLLEGE ADMISSION: The Chandigarh Administration has permitted the Government College for Men, Sector 11, to enroll girl students to B.Sc (non-medical/medical) from this session. The principal of the college, Prof Balwinder Singh, said the students who wanted to seek relaxation could contact him. 

PEC COUNSELLING: Over 100 parents whose wards are seeking admission to PEC have criticised the role of the Chandigarh Administration in delaying the dates of counselling. The issue was raised at a meeting held at PEC on Saturday. All parents were of the opinion that by fixing August 9 as the date of counselling, the Administration had deprived the students of withdrawing their fee from engineering institutions. To discuss the issue, a meeting would be held in PEC tomorrow at 10 a.m.

SCHOOL FUNCTION: Sri Guru Harkrishan Model School, Sector 38-D, observed parkash ustav of eighth a Guru Harkrishan Sahib. Students presented Shabad kirtan on the occasion. Children of the Institute of Blind, Sector 26, also recited shabads.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: A sapling plantation ceremony was organised at Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management Catering and Nutrition, Sector 42, here. Over 100 saplings of araucarcia. silver oak, ashoka and monsari were planted by AGM, Zonal Officer of State Bank of India, Mr R. Mahajan.

Competition: The Indian Council for Child Welfare will organise a Bal Shree competition for children in the age group of nine to 16 years in creative art, creative performance, writing and creative scientific innovation from July 27 to July 30. Those selected will participate at the zonal level competition and then for the National Bal Shree Award at National Bal Bhavan. 

Dance competition: A song and dance competition for girls will be organised on August 5 and 6 at Government College of Education, Sector 20. The gymnastics, swimming, carom, judo, roller-skating competitions in the age group of 14, 17 and 19 will be held on August 20.

Workshop: A three-day workshop titled World Comics India began at Gandhi Smarak Bhavan, Sector 16. The workshop was organised by Srijan-Peace Education Centre of Yuvsatta and the Regional Centre of the NSS, Dev Samaj College of Education. Dr Satinder Dhillon, Principal, Dev Samaj College of Education, inaugurated the workshop.

Date extended: Panjab University has extended the last date for the submission of admission forms for certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses of the Persian, Chinese, Russian, German, Tibetan, and Urdu languages. The candidates can apply up to July 30. 

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HARYANA

Jhajjar
JAWAN CREMATED
: Body of Army jawan Ramesh Kumar (21) of 17, Kumaon Regiment, was cremated in his native Lila Heri village with full state and military honours, on Saturday. Subedar Prakash Raj, who accompanied the body, said Ramesh was among four who died when an Army vehicle met with an accident in Arunachal Pradesh on their way to Kolkata on July 20.

Hisar
TEEJ FESTIVAL
: State-level function to celebrate Teej festival will be organised here on August 19 said HAU Vice-Chancellor M.K. Miglani at a meeting, here on Friday.

Sonepat
PANCHAYAT’S JUSTICE
: A panchayat fined Rs 1,000 and ordered shoe-beating of Ashok of Jat Joshi village 10 km from here on Friday. Ashok allegedly sodomised a boy (8). Ashok was given a shoe-beating by the panchayat.

YOUTH HELD: The Kharkhauda police on Friday arrested Raj of Jharot village for kidnapping and rape of a minor girl. He kidnapped the girl by giving here her a spilled laddo which made her unconscious.

THREE HELD: Three youths were arrested on the charge of travelling in coaches of a train reserved for women passengers. A case under the Railway Act was registered.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Dharamsala
PATWARI ARRESTED
: Ajit Kumar, patwari of Dugga Patwar Circle of Hamirpur district was arrested on Wednesday for accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 from Mr Upender Singh, said SP Vigilance, G.D. Bhargava, here.

Hamirpur
CRITICISED
: Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Saturday gave a clarion call to people of the state to oppose “anti-people” policies of the Congress both at the Centre and in the state. Addressing a meeting of the district BJP at Tounidevi, about 12 km from here, he said by signing an MoU with the Central Government for fiscal reforms, the state government and harmed the cause of its people.

WALL DEMOLISHED: The Revenue Department on Friday demolished a wall constructed on a road in Beharar village of the district by Kishori Lal villagers blocked road traffic for eight hours two days ago to protest against the wall on the road from Dhanet to Kangoo via Beharar.

SALESMAN DEAD: Kamal (35), a salesman of a co-operative society here was found dead on Thursday morning. A case has been registered. The body bore injury marks on head, said the police.

WOMAN SUFFERS BURNS: Ms Sapna Devi (27) of Bakarti village of the district received serious burns and was admitted to a hospital here. She reportedly caught fire when she was trying to light a gas stove on Thursday. She was said to be in serious condition.

Kangra
ENT CAMP
: More than 400 patients were examined on Friday for diseases of the ear at an ENT camp organised by Sukriti Trust New Delhi in collaboration with the Rotary Club here on the first day of the two-day camp and 13 patients identified for surgery four of which were carried on Friday. Dr Sanjay Sachdeva, Senior ENT Consultant, Indraprashta Apollo Hospital New Delhi performed surgeries.

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