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CONDEMNED: The Punjab National Husbandry Services Association has strongly condemned the appointment of a non agricultural technocrat as head of the Agricultural Department. The association has demanded the appointment of a senior joint director as head of the department.

APPEAL: The Janwadi Lekhak Sangh, the Folkfore Resarch Academy, the Maa Boli Sangharsh Manch and several other organisations have urged various non government organisations to come forward to help Mr Rajpal, a teacher, who was seriously injured after an acid attack by a former student of the school on November 4.

CAMP: The Department of National Service Scheme (NSS) of S.L. Bawa DAV College organised a blood group checking camp at the college library here on Wednesday. Mr V.K. Bhatia, principal of the college, presided over the function. Prof Sunil Dutt, in charge of the NSS unit, was also present on the occasion.

QUIZ COMPETITON: An Information technology quiz Competition-cum-art and craft exhibition was organised by DAV Itans Gen Next, a society of IT students of S.L. Bawa DAV College, here on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Principal V.K. Bhatia asked the students to excel in every sphere of life.

AWARD INSTITUTED: The Welfare Association of Sons of Sarawan Bodla, an NGO, has instituted an award of Rs 5,000 in the name of Comrade Desa Singh Sandhu. Dr J.S. Sandhu, president of the association, said the award would be given to a student of Government Senior Secondary School who gets top position in the village.

REVENUE STAMPS: The local people have been facing a lot of problems because of non-availability of revenue stamps in the post offices for the past 15 days. The revenue stamps are being sold at exorbitant prices ranging from Rs 2 to Rs 50 per stamp. Mr Rajiv Barnala, president, Punjab General Category Association, has expresses his concern over the shortage of revenue stamps.

DEAD: Ajit Singh, son of Meher Singh of Hussainpur, died due to severe cold at Udham Singh Park here on Wednesday. He was sleeping in the park.

FUN DAY-OUT: The Zee Turner will organise a ‘fun day out with Cartoon Network and POGO’, an event that will bring popular cartoon stars of leading kids’ channels to the city. According to a press note issued, the event will be held in the city on November 17, at the Water Kingdom. Kids will get to interact with cartoon stars like Dexter, Deec Dee and Noddy.

HACKING COURSE: The Asian School of Cyber Laws on Thursday launched an ethical hacking course here. Mr Baljinder Singh Saimbi, director, Northern Pioneer of Cyber Laws, said in a press note . He said the courses are being offered by the NPCL, ASCL’s franchisee here. The ethical hacking course will focus on topics like web hacking, e mail hacking and spoofing attacks, to discussions on introductory concepts on hacking. 

NIRVAN DIVAS: The Arya Samaj in Model Town, will celebrate the nirvan divas of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati at a function in Shastri Nagar on Friday. Mr Vijay Syal, general secretary of the samaj said. The students and staff of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Arya Kanya Gurukul and RS Model Senior Secondary School will pay homage to Swami Dayanand.

GCG GIRLS SHINE: The Government College of Girls, Patiala, won the overall trophy at the inter-zonal youth festival which ended on the Punjabi University campus on Wednesday. The G.C.G. Patiala, notched 66 points while the Punjabi University campus team came in second with 39 points. The third position was bagged by Government Mohindra College with 36 points. The winning teams will be awarded cash prizes of Rs 11,000, Rs 7,500 and Rs 5,000 respectively by Vice-Chancellor Swarn Singh Boparai at a function later.

RALLY: Students of Victoria International Public School took out a rally with a message for cracker-free celebration of Divali. The rally passed through various bazars, including Central Town, mandi road, Gandhi Chowk, Gaushala Road, Model Town and Urban Estate. Mr Jaspal Singh, DSP, flagged off the rally. Dr Manjulika Kanchan Singh, principal of the school, was also present on the occasion.

ARRESTED: Sukhdev Kundlna, Salman, Ramu Kundlna and Kishori were arrested in a case of rape and killing of Champa, a domestic servant, here on Tuesday. The four and the victim belonged to Jharkhand. She was gangraped and later strangulated on October 30.

HELD: Kulwinder Kumar Sansoa, a resident of Mansa Devi Nagar, was arrested by the police in a case of fraud. Mr Sansoa had posed himself as a journalist and assured Mr Jhandu Ram of Nasirabad village to highlight his case in tehsil. He defrauded him of Rs 10,000.



PARKASH UTSAV: The 26th parkash utsav of Baba Vishvakarma will be celebrated at the Gurdwara Vishvakarma Sabha, Sector 30-B, Chandigarh, on Saturday from 8.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. 



BOOK RELEASED: Dr Kamdev Jha’s Sanskrit book was released at a programme held in Varanasi recently. Dr Jha is head of the Sanskrit Department in DAV College, Naneola. The book is called ‘Shabd Brahm Mimansa’.

PANEL FORMED: The Senior Citizens Welfare Council has formed a sub-committee under the chairmanship of the council president, Mr Sushil Malhotra, to tie up with other societies of similar aims in other states for mutual understanding. Ashok Sehgal, Adishwar Jain, Shyam Sunder Mehra, R.P. Dhawan and Chaman Lal were included in the sub-committee as members. 

SPORTS DAY: Indian Public School, Mohara (Ambala), organised its annual sports day. Mr N.K. Sadana was the chief guest. The outstanding students were awarded and a number of saplings were planted on the school premises on the occasion.

ALLEGED: Ms Sunita Dhariwal, chairman, cultural cell of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, as part of a mass contact programme, addressed meetings at Atela, Dharampura and Babaladana villages of the Kaithal Assembly constituency here on Wednesday. She alleged that jobs were being given on the basis of caste by the Chautala government. She said corruption was rampant. The crime graph in Haryana was rising sharply, she added.

ASSAULTED: Subhash and Pooran of Didawar village attacked an assistant lineman, Om Prakash, while he was attending to a complaint at the village here on Wednesday. He had disconnected connections of defaulters, including the assailants. He received injuries and was admitted to hospital.



CONFERENCE: The Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Engineers Association will hold a state-level conference at Sundernagar on November 19. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will be the chief guest. This was stated by Mr C.S. Chandel and Mr B.L. Sharma, president and general secretary, respectively, here on Wednesday.

ECO CLUBS: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr R.D. Nazim, said 150 eco-clubs were functioning in various schools in the district. He was presiding over a meeting of the monitoring committee of the Green Crops Programme, held at Bachat Bhavan here on Wednesday. He called upon the clubs to plant at least 200 saplings on Environment Day which was on November 15.

PROTEST: Members of the Students Central Association of the local Postgraduate Degree College boycotted their classes in protest against the indifferent attitude of the state government to filling vacant posts of college lecturer. Mr Saurabh Bhardwaj, joint secretary of the association, said 11 posts of lecturer had been lying vacant for a long time. The government was paying no heed to their requests.

THEFT: Theft of telephone cables have badly affected telecommunication services in the town. As many as 200 telephones are out of order. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited had lodged FIRs many times but the police has failed to nab the culprits.

BODY FOUND: The unidentified body of a young woman was found by a forest guard near Sidh Chalet village, about 43 km from here, on Thursday. Mr Dinesh Yadav, Superintendent of Police, said she was wearing Rajasthani type of dress and was murdered by cutting her throat. He said the possibility of rape before murder could not be ruled out.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested Karam Chand and Rajinder Singh of Dulehar village and another person Hiran of the Santoshgarh constituency and seized 25 cases of country made liquor from their pick-up van at a naka near the Tehilwal industrial area, about 20 kmfrom here. 


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