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CONCESSION: Guru Nanak Dev University has granted one more chance for improvement of results with a fee of Rs 10,000 to undergraduate and postgraduate candidates. The candidates can apply for April 2005 examinations.

SEMINAR: Guru Nanak Dev University will hold a one-day seminar on the life and philosophy of Maharshi Valmiki on November 9. Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, Minister for Local Government, will inaugurate and the Vice-Chancellor will preside over the seminar.

CONCERT: Mr R.K. Thukral of Abhishek Industries said here on Tuesday that a concert, Sham-e-Ghazal, will be held on November 6 at Trident complex auditorium. Noted ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas will perform.

SEMINAR: A seminar on free legal aid services will be held in the sub-jail complex here on Thursday. Mr Fateh Deep Singh, Additional District and Sessions Judge, will preside over the seminar, Mr Karnail Singh, Civil Judge, Senior Division-cum-Chairman, Free Legal Aid Services Authority, said here on Wednesday.

DEBATE: A seminar-cum-debate related to vigilance will be held at Kapil Palace on November 5. The motive of the seminar is to bring awareness among civil servants and the public towards their duties and responsibilities. This was stated by Mr Zora Singh Thind, Subdivisional Magistrate, here on Wednesday.

LOOTED: Three masked robbers looted a doctor, Manjit Singh, and snatched Rs 5,000, a mobile phone and a medical bag from him at pistol point near Sangh Dhesian village here on Tuesday. He was returning home after closing his clinic. A case has been registered.

SEMINAR: A seminar on free legal services will be held at the courts compound judicial complex, Samrala, tomorrow at 12 noon, according to the convener of the Legal Services Committee, here on Wednesday.

LEGAL SERVICE: A free legal service week is being observed at the district courts till November 9. Under the programme, a seminar will be held on November 4 in Barnala sub-jail; November 5 in district jail; November 6 at Dhuri; November 8 at Badrukhan village and November 9 in the district courts here.



Seminar: A seminar on ‘ Cultural Heritage of India’ was organised at Dayanand College of Communication and Management, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Sector 27 here on Tuesday. Mr Nand Maharaj Dass, co-president of ISKON, spoke on India’s unique contribution of Mahabharta to the world epic literature. He explained that Gita does not make any distinction between spiritual and temporal, sacred and secular.

Painting competition: The Department of Economics, Government College, Sector 11, organised a poster-making contest and a skit on issues like population, poverty, inequality and corruption.

Anti-cracker rally: The students of Government High School, Sector 11, took out a rally to spread the message of “ Say no to crackers”. Ms Harwant Kaur, headmistress administered pledge to the students not to burst crackers. The rally was flagged off. Mr S.K. Sharma, president of the Environment Society of India.

HOMAGE: To pay homage to devotees who died during Sri Ram Janam Bhoomi dispute and Godhra tragedy, members of different units of Vishav Hindu Parishad, Punjab, on Tuesday assembled in Sector 17 and organised a light procession. The members also paid tributes to kar sewaks who lost their lives in a firing incident in Ayodaya on October 1989. Activists of the Vishav Hindu Parishad and the Youth Bajrang Dal lit earthen lamps in memory of the victims.

BUSINESS SCHOOL: The Indian School of Business (ISB), a research-oriented independent management institution based at Hyderabad, is targeting the city as a main centre to enroll students. In partnership with the top management schools of the world, The Kellogg School of Management, The Wharton School and London Business School, the institution offers one-year postgraduate programme and short duration executive education programme. Addressing a press conference, Mr V.K. Menon, director admissions at the ISB, said they had been receiving a number of queries from Chandigarh-based students and this was the reason for holding a presentation at Chandigarh. To get in to the ISB, the graduates had to clear the GMAT with scrore ranging between 550 and 780.

ELECTED: Dr Dharamvir was elected president of the Chandigarh branch of the National Integrated Medical Association at a meeting of the association in Chandigarh on Tuesday.


RESEARCH PAPER: Dr R.R. Malik, Principal, GMN College, Ambala cantonment, has been invited to present his research paper at All India Oriental Conference to be held at Benaras, UP, till November 11. Dr Malik’s research paper is titled ‘Historical Sanskrit Epics in India’. The conference is being organised by Sampoornanad Sanskrit University, Benaras. Dr Malik recently was elected a member of Kurukshetra University Court.

OFFICE-BEARERS: A meeting of the Senior Citizens Welfare Council, Ambala City, was held at the Community Centre, Urban Estate, Sector-7, on Sunday. Mr Sushil Malhotra was re-elected unanimously as President. The office-bearers nominated were vice-president Dr C.R. Nagpal, general secretary Mr Ashok Saigal, secretary Dr Bhisham Makhija, finance secretary Mr G.S. Bhatia, auditor Mr K.K. Bhatia. The executive committee members were Mr Ram Yash, Mr B.L. Suthar, Mr K.C. Sharma, Mr Ajit Singh and Mr Adishwar Jain.

UNEMPLOYMENT ALLOWANCE: More than 10,000 unemployed youths have registered themselves with the local employment exchange so far. Out of 1,612 applicants, 900 were registered on October 28 and 712 on October 30. The state government is providing an unemployment allowance of Rs 100 to graduates and Rs 200 to postgraduate and above.

CONSTITUTED: To strengthen the organisational set-up in the Mundhal Assembly constituency, the district president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Mr Tara Chand Aggarwal, has constituted a mandal consisting of 12 villages, Bamla, Phoolpura, Naurangabad, Sirsa Ghoghda, Sanga, Kayala, Nathuwas, Bapora, Sui, Kharkhadi, Rajpura and Prem Nagar. Mr Verender Grewal, and Mr Verender Parmar of Sirsa Ghoghda have been made president and general secretary, respectively, of the mandal.

DEMANDED: A two-day conference of the Haryana Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes and Minorities Council concluded here on Monday. Mr Hawa Singh Bohat, acting president of the council, said the council demanded setting up of a Haryana safai karamchari commission for the study of problems of safai karamcharis.

SENTENCED: The Additional and District Sessions Judge, Ms Anita Chaudhary, has sentenced Daya Nand and his four sons, Naresh, Rajesh, Subhash and Surender, of Bhawar village to life imprisonment in a case of murder.

ELECTED: Mr Vimal Kishore was elected Councillor of the Municipal Council from ward no 16 here on Tuesday. The seat had fallen vacant following the death of Mr Bijender Batra.

DEAD: Amarjeet Kaur, a student of Jagadhri Government School, died when a Haryana Roadways bus hit her near the Kheda power house, here on Tuesday morning. A case has been registered.

LEGAL SERVICE: A Legal service week is being observed at the district courts, Jagadhari. This was stated by Mr Basehar Singh, Chief Judicial Magistrate and Secretary, District Legal Service Authority. Persons belonging to weaker sections of society may obtain free legal aid, he added.

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