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: Dr Atul Kapoor, senior radiologist, Advanced Diagnostic and Imaging Institute, has said the Union Health Ministry and the National Board of Examination have given their approval to the institute to impart training to postgraduate students in super speciality and radio diagnosis.

APPOINTED: The Union Law Ministry has appointed Mr Salil Kapur, lawyer, as a judicial member of income tax appellate tribunal, according to a press note here on Saturday.

Bus driver booked: Balbir Singh of Kaunke Kalan, driver in Punjab Roadways, allegedly hit a Maruti Car which was being driven by Govind Singh of Mullanpur resulting in the injuries to the Maruti driver. The Dakha police has registered a case under Sections 279, 337 and 427 IPC on the complaint of Govind Singh and arrested the driver of the bus. In another incident, scooterist Kuldip Singh of Malak and his friend sustained injuries when a Tata Sumo (HR-01E-7846) allegedly driven by Paramjit Singh of Cheemra hit their scooter. A case under Sections 279, 337, 338 and427 IPC has been registered at the police station, Jagraon. No arrest has been made so far.

Booked: Kulwant Singh of Raikot allegedly parked his car on middle of a road and blocked the traffic. The Raikot police has registered a case under Section 283, IPC, and impounded the car whereas the accused fled away.

Illicit liquor seized: The Dakha police arrested Rajwinder Singh from his Morkrima village and seized 11.430 lt of illicit liquor. A case under Section 61-1-14 of the Excise Act has been registered.

RECOVERED: The district police has arrested Saravjit Kaur, alias Shaboo of Amanatpur village, and recovered 20 kg of poppy husk from her possession. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

SEMINAR: A seminar on public speaking was organised by Ludhiana Royal Jaycees under the chairmanship of Charter President Ajay Neb here on Sunday. Zone Officer J.P. Aggarwal told the participants coming from different colleges that Jaycees organisation is organising such training programmes for the development of personality traits of the youth.

ALLEGED: Sugarcane loaded tractor-trailors are parked in a haphazard manner at the local Industrial Focal Point. Even the Punjab State Industries and Export Corporation authorities have failed to regulate parking at the focal point, small-scale industrialists have alleged.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: The first annual and prize distribution function of Sant Sarwan Das Model School, Hadiabad, was held here on Friday. Sant Niranjan Dass, of Dera Sant Sarwan Dass, was the chief guest. Mr Joy M Varghese, Principal, claimed that the school had been affiliated with the CBSE.

CONSTITUTED: A 13-member action committee was constituted by the General Samaj Manch here on Saturday. The aim of the committee is to spearhead the struggle against the misuse of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Prevention Atrocities Act. The committee will hold a protest march on February 1 for withdrawal of alleged fabricated cases against general categories under the Act.



GOLD MEDAL awarded: Today Chandigarh was awarded gold medal in the category of Professional excellence for Process Re-Engineering — New Entrants. The medal is for the “E-governance” project for collecting various types of bills under one roof. Centres have been opened across the city. The results have been posted on the website www.dparg.nic.in the initiative of Haryana Govt has also been rewarded In the category: Professional excellence for Process Re-Engineering in Professional category — Haryana Board of School Education, Bhiwani, won gold medal and Reference Monitoring System, Government of Himachal Pradesh has bagged the silver medal in the same category. Under the category of Exemplary Leadership and ICT achievement of the year — gold medal for VAT computerisation to Haryana Govt.

SCHOOL FUNCTION: The annual prize distribution function of the junior wing of Satluj Public School was held on Sunday. About 250 students presented a cultural programme after a candle & light prayer recital. Ms Neelam Man Singh, theatre artist, was the chief guest, while Kamlesh Duggal was the guest of honour at the function. Students were given mementoes and prizes for excellence in studies, sports and extra-curricular activities. 

Orientation programme: An orientation programme for parents and teachers of DAV Senior Public School, Surajpur, was held on Sunday. All primary and pre-primary teachers of the coordination committee of the school participated in the programme. Mr Harsh Kaushik, Ms Anju Saini and Ms Manisha Singh were the resource persons.

Gandhi remembered: The martyrdom day of Mahatma Gandhi was observed by keeping a two-minute silence at Government School, Sector 7, at 11 am on Sunday. The schoolchildren also sang patriotic songs on the occasion. 

Meeting: The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Neelam P. Kasni, held an election meeting of all Duty Magistrates and supervisory officers on Sunday. She asked the officers to check all booths and ensure that polling parties reaches the booths by February 2. 



EDUCATION: Steps are being taken under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) to ensure that disabled children are not deprived of their education up to class VIII till 2010. This was announced by Dr D.K. Gupta, Director, SSA, Himachal Pradesh, while presiding over a meeting of district-level seminar of teachers here on Thursday.

POLES RECOVERED: The district police recovered 53 telephone poles from the possession of Mubarak Ali and Salim Khan during the checking of a vehicle (HP-44-0786) near Dalhousie on Saturday evening. According to Mr G.P. Singh Superintendent of Police, a case has been registered against the accused.

Fire incident:
Two buffaloes, two sheep and two goats were burnt alive in a devastating fire that broke out in a cowshed on Mr Om Parkash Chaudhry at Bagarti village in the district on Saturday night. The total loss has been estimated at around Rs 1 lakh. An official spokesman told The Tribune that the cause of the fire was yet not known. However, it seemed to be accidental.

RECOVERED: CIA staff of Paonta subdivision on Saturday conducted a raid on the residence of Shaukat Ali in Bata Mandi village of Paonta tehsil and recovered 25 kg of poppy husk and 12 logs of Khair wood from his house. A case has been registered.

SEIZED: The police on Saturday conducted a raid at Jassur, near here, and seized 180 gm of charas from Chaman Lal of Sutrahar village. The accused has been arrested under Sections 20, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act.

HEATH CAMP: The JKM Institute of Alternative Medicine Public Welfare Association, Dhalpur, in Kulu district started a free health camp at the Arya Samaj Mandir, BBMB Colony, here on Saturday. The camp will conclude on February 19. The camp has been started under the Chinese system of acupuncture under the supervision of Dr D.S. Thakur, who has got experience in the Chinese acupuncture therapy after doing his MBBS. A large number of patients were seen at the camp.


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