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Nineteen students of MBA (final year), Guru Nanak Dev University, have been placed through campus recruitments. A salary slab of Rs 1.80 lakh has been offered to four students by a multi-national pharmaceutical company. “Eli-Lilly”, The HDFC Bank selected five students, while Malwa industries, Ludhiana, selected three. two students were selected y Khanna paper Mills here and Dhanwantri Ayurvedic, a pharmacy firm, selected one university student. Capart, New Delhi, an autonomous body of the Ministry of Rural Development, selected four students.

WARNED: The SGPC President, Bibi Jagir Kaur, took a tour of Haryana to deter Sikhs from falling prey to alleged misleading propaganda indulged by some Haryana politicians to introduce a bill for the formation of the Haryana Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committed, if voted to power

KILLED: Kulwinder Singh, a resident of Gujjarpura locality was allegedly strangled to death by his brother Jatinder Singh along with Sher Singh and Nikku of the same area here on Monday. A case under Section 302 has been registered. According to information the accused, Jatinder Singh, allegedly had illicit relations with the wife of the deceased.

SI Nabbed: The Vigilance Bureau has nabbed Surinder Jit, SI, posted at Civil Line police station here while he was taking Rs 1000 as bribe to release documents of an auto rickshaw to the driver. The accused has been sent to a two-day police remand. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered.

NOMINATED: Col Dharam Singh (retd) has been nominated convener of the Punjab unit of the Rashtriya Raksha Dal. he was earlier the district president of the party at Gurdaspur.

SENTENCED: Mr Balbir Singh, Additional Sessions Judge, Hoshiarpur, on Tuesday sentenced Gurwinder Singh of Denowal village to 10 years’ imprisonment and fined him Rs 1 lakh under Sections 15, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act.

SUSPENDED: Bahadar Singh, Deputy Director, Panchayat, Punjab, through a notification has suspended a lady panchayat member, Mrs Manjit Kaur, of Chari village, near here, and has barred her from taking part in any meeting of the village panchayat. This action was taken against her on the charge of illegal grabbing of village land. In the meantime, the lady panch has challenged the order in the court of Director, Panchayat, where she was given a stay order till February 2.

FLAYED: Leaders of the Punjab Field and Workshop Workers Union, Kulwant Singh, Malagaar Singh Khamano and Sukhram Kalewal, through a press note flayed the lathicharge and arrests of unemployed teachers at Patiala. The leaders said the present Congress government is working like the past Akali-BJP government and is trying to rule Punjab with an iron fist. They also supported the struggle of powermen and warned against the privatisation of the Electricity Board. They also appealed to the workers to unite in the larger interests of employees.

INAUGURATED: Rainbow, a Franchise of Kidzee at Sarabha Nagar opened here today. School for pre-nursery kids was inaugurated by Swami Mohan Dass Ji Maharaj. Kidzee has come up with a structured curriculum.

CRITICISED: Mr Lehmber Singh Taggar, state CPM committee member and president, Punjab Kisan Sabha, while criticising the “anti-farmer’ policies of the previous SAD-BJP government as well as the present Congress government, said that the CPM had drawn up a comprehensive plan to intensify stir to raise the genuine demands of the farming community.



GROWTH LECTURE: The planning forum of GGDSD College, Sector 32, here held a lecture on ‘Sustainable Development’ on Tuesday. Principal, Dr A.C. Vaid welcomed the chief speaker, Professor A.C. Julka, who delivered the lecture with a special reference to Indian thought. He lent a new dimension to the issue and said real development should not be based on creation of wealth only.

ENVIRONMENT FEST: The Environment Society of the MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, will hold its annual Environment Fest on February 4. An awareness drive will be initiated to make youth aware of the environment degradation and its related issues. The students of the different streams would participate in it. They will make people aware of adopting eco-friendly products through various entertaining mediums.

PRINCIPAL HONOURED: Principal of Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, Mr Sanjay Sardana, has been honoured with the President’s Diamond Challenge Award and International President’s Award of Excellence for various projects undertaken by him as the president of Lions Club, Chandigarh Central. The awards have been conferred upon him by Dr Tae Sup Lee, international president of the International Association of Lions Clubs, USA, for his active involvement in various service projects.


REPRESENTED: The district Bar Association here has represented to the Chief Justice of India against the setting up of a “fast track court” at Ghumarwin which was earlier notified by the government to be located at Bilaspur. The association has urged the Chief Justice to intervene in the matter.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Technical Field Staff Association of the Himachal Pradesh Information and Public Relations Department: president — Mr Ajay Gupta; vice-president — Mr Kanti Lal; general secretary — Mr Sanjay Chauhan; chief adviser — Mr Rajinder Sharma; executive members — Mr Surender Soni and Mr Rakesh Kumar.

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