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DATE CHANGED: The school of Punjabi Studies of Guru Nanak Dev University has changed the date of interview for admission to M.Phil (Punjabi) from August 31 to September 2.

COMPENSATION: The Motor Vehicle Accident Tribunal has directed an insurance firm and other parties concerned to pay a compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh to the kin of an accident victim. They have also been told to pay 6 per cent interest on the amount from 2001. The victim, Kewal Singh, alias Gora, was killed in an accident while he was going to Jhotiwala three years ago.

AWARDS: Gurdwara Godri Sahib and the Baba Farid Society here have decided to honour Mr Gursharan Singh, a dramatist and Kanwar Vijay Partap Singh, Comman-dant, ITBP, Ludhiana, with Baba Farid Honesty and Bhagat Puran Singh awards, respectively, on September 23 here for their services to the cause of society. Mr Rai Aziz, a descendant of the family of Rai Kala and Chairman, Department of Tourism, Pakistan, will honour the dignitaries with a cash reward of Rs 51,000, a citation, a shawl and a siropa each.

BAIL GRANTED: The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ravinder Singh, has granted bail to Bajrangi (12) and Ram Bhawan (10), sons of Ram Karan and Radhey Sham, respectively, and residents of Ferozepore. Deputy Commissioner Alok Shekhar said during his visit to the juvenile jail here two days ago both accused, who had been detained there since August 18, told him that the railway police, Ferozepore, had implicated them in a false theft case.

ASSAULTED: Jangbir Singh, Junior Engineer of the PSEB, Hoshiarpur, along with Surinder Pal, Jaswinder Singh, Surinder Singh, Swarn Singh and Tirath Singh, allegedly assaulted Sudeh Kumar and his father, Sarwan Ram, of Jatpur village on Wednesday. Both were injured during the incident. The Sadar police has registered a case.

NABBED: Aman Kumar, a clerk in the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, was nabbed by the Vigilance Bureau while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 from Harjit Singh of Guru Ka Khud in Tarn Taran. The accused was demanding bribe for clearing his file for providing him a job as per government order. A case under Sections 7, 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered.

PLANT PROTECTION: The Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, Punjab chapter and College of Engineering , PAU, Ludhiana, organised a seminar on “Scenario of plant protection in India in contrast to Western countries” in the light of WTO here on Thursday.

EDUCATIONISTS’ MEET: Mr Surinder Aggarwal, former chairman of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust would attend a meeting of an educationists’ delegation which has come from South Australia at Mumbai on September 2. Mr Aggarwal, who did his postgraduation in Textiles from Australia has been invited for the conference by Ms Stephane Key, Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education of the Government of South Australia, who was heading the delegation.



ARRESTED: The police has arrested Sita Ram and Ram Kishan in connection with the murder of Tika Baba Jugraj Singh, head of Ravinder Dal, Ahlupur (Mansa), and one of his followers. They were murdered at Fatehabad on Wednesday. The police had recovered their bullet-riddled bodies from Baba’s car.

GRIEVANCES: The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, listened to the grievances of the industrialists here on Thursday. He was addressing the industrialists after inaugurating the Paryavaran Bhavan building. He announced that a 500-MW thermal power plant would be established at Hisar. Work on the Yamunanagar power plant would start by year-end, he added.

SOUGHT: Dr Ajay Chaudhary, member of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, said due to a heavy rain, flood-like situation had been created in several villages near Narnaund and its outer localities. Dr Chaudhary demanded immediate relief operations in the area. He said due to stagnation of water, an epidemic could not be ruled out.

DIRECTED: Mr Wazir Singh Goyat, Additional Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over a “khula darbar” held at Bal Bhawan here on Wednesday directed the district officers to deal with the problems presented there on priority.



EYE CAMP : The District Health Department, Mandi, is organising free eye check-up camps from September in different parts of the district. The camps would be organised at Sundernagar from September 8 to10, Gohar from September 16 to 18, and Karsog from September 23 to 25. The camps are being oganised by the department to provide the specialised treatment and eye care.

AGITATION : The Kangra district BJP along with its frontal organisation, the BJP Yuva Morcha, will launch an agitation against the Virbhadra Singh government for signing an MoU with the Central Government and for mounting pressure to remove tainted ministers from the Cabinet. The district BJP will hold a meeting with the state BJP Yuva Morcha at Jwali on August 29 to formulate the strategy for the agitation.


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