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SEMINAR: Baring Union Christian College, Batala, is organising a two-day national seminar on “Exploring Alternate Paradigms in Education Today” from Saturday. The seminar will be inaugurated by Dr S.P. Singh, Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

NSS CAMP: About 55 volunteers on Monday attended a one-day NCC camp organised at Government Senior Secondary School, Burj Mehma village. In a press note issued on Monday. Mr Teja Singh, Principal, said volunteers of the NSS cleaned the school campus. He appreciated the efforts of the volunteers.

CHARAS SEIZED: Ram Bakhas son of Madan Lal of Shastri Nagar Jagraon was allegedly arrested by ASI Devinder Singh near old grain market and the police seized 180 gm of the contraband. A case has been registered.

Hit and run: Mitha Singh a scooterist and resident of Rampura Jagraon was hit by Maruti Car PB-10W-0131 when he was going on his scooter No PB 10AE-7617 near Chicken Hut at GT Road. The car was allegedly driven by Kanwaljit Singh of Agwar Khawaja Baju who sped away in the car. Scooterist sustained injuries. The local police has registered a case.

Four booked: Baldev Singh, Randhir Singh, Jagjit Singh and Gurbax Singh of Jatpura 12 km from here, allegedly assaulted Saudagar Singh of their village with iron rods and sticks with intention to kill due to some old enmity. A case has been registered.

ALLOCATED: The Lok Sabha MP from Ferozepore, Mr Zora Singh Mann, has allocated Rs 11 lakh out of his MPLADS fund for relief and resettlement work at Govindnagar and Jogindernagar villages situated near Campbell Bay in the Great Nicobar Islands, which were hit by tsunami.

CRITICISED: The Scheduled Castes and backward Class Teachers’ Union, Punjab, on Monday criticised the state government for its failure to release salaries of thousands of teachers for the past several months. Mr Harbans Lal, convener of the union, in a press note here, alleged that the state government had failed to redress the grievances of the teachers. He demanded that salaries should be released immediately.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Scheduled Castes and Backward Class Teachers’ Union (Jalandhar chapter): president — Mr Sunil Kumar; senior vice-president — Mr Jagdeep Kumar; vice presidents — Mr Bhupinder Singh, Mr Gurbinder Singh and Mr Madan Lal; secretary — Mr Satish Kumar; and treasurer — Mr Sukhwinder Singh.

DECIDED: The joint action committee (JAC) of five farmers’ organisations has decided to hold dharnas at Jalandhar and Amritsar on Friday and Monday to register their protest against the alleged wrong policies of the state government. Mr Kulwant Singh Sandhu, a spokesman for the JAC, on Monday said that the state government was pursuing anti-farmer policies.

RELEASED: A two-day conference on “Cost Accountant and Industries” organised by the Jalandhar chapter of cost accountants concluded here on Monday. Mr Manmohan Singh, Commissioner (Appeals), Central Excise Department, deliberated upon the importance of cost accounting in the evaluation of excisable goods. He released a book on service tax writers by Mr Atul Gupta, treasurer, the Institute of Cost and Works Accounts of India.



STOLEN: Cash worth Rs 9 lakh was allegedly stolen from a ‘niwar’ factory on the Gohana-Jind road at Gohana on Monday. According to a report, the owner of the factory has lodged a complaint with the police. The police summoned the dog squad and fingerprint experts but failed to achieve any breakthrough.

ELECTROCUTED: Subhash, an assistant lineman was electrocuted when he was rectifying a fault in a transformer at Mandora village on Tuesday. According to a report, the victim belonged to Kharkhauda town and had gone to the village to rectify the fault.

OPEN DARBAR: The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam is holding an open darbar on the premises of the 132 kv grid substation at Rai village on Friday. According to a report, Mr T.C. Gupta, Superintending Engineer (Operations), of the nigam, will hear and redress grievances of the consumer on the spot.



CONDEMNED: The Himachal Pradesh State Journalists' Federation has condemned threats to Pankaj Chabba, a journalist, at Santoshgarh in Una district and has urged the district administration to take immediate action in the matter.

BAN ORDERS: The District Magistrate, cum Deputy Commissioner, Mr JS Pathania, on Monday banned the carrying of all types of arms and ammunition in the Kotkehloor police station area of the district on February 12 and February 13 due to Basant Panchmi fair.

UGC SEMINAR: About 20 delegates from different universities and colleges in the region took part in the two-day national UGC seminar on 'Post-Colonial Diaspora: Fiction after 1980', held at Government Degree College, Dharamsala. Works of eminent writers, including Salman Rushdie, VS Naipaul, Amitav Ghosh, Jhumpa Lahiri and Vassanji were discussed by the delegates.

LAUNCHED: The Hoteliers, Restaurant Owners and Travel Agents Association of upper Dharamsala has launched an awareness drive against beggars at Dharamsala. Posters have been pasted asking tourists not to give money to beggars. A spokesman for the association said of the association will also launch a cleanliness drive at McLeodganj.


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