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Amritsar
UGC GRANT: The University Grants Commission has sanctioned a grant of Rs 6 lakh to the All India Services Pre-Examination Training Centre of Guru Nanak Dev University a special scheme for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Dr P.S. Raikhy, Director, AIS Centre, said here on Monday that this grant was meant for a coaching scheme for SC and ST candidates for groups B, C and A of all India and state services.

MEMORIAL QUIZ: The Society of Botanical and Environmental Sciences of Guru Nanak Dev University organised Prof I.S. Grover Memorial Quiz. Mr Tarunpreet Singh, M.Sc. part I , Department of Botanical And Environmental Sciences ,won the first position. Mr Mabwoga Samson of M.Sc. (Hons) Environmental Sciences Part II and Mr Amandeep Walia M.Sc. (Hons School) Part I secured second and third position, respectively.In the on-the spot painting and sketch competition Mr Tauheed, M.Sc.Part1, Environmental Sciences secured first position while Mr Abhinav Joshi (B.Sc. Hons Part III) and Miss Savinder (B.Sc Botany Part I) got second and third position, respectively.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: The candidates of Prof H.S. Walia- Brar-Jagwant group won the district council elections of Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Ludhiana of the Punjab Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) here on Monday. The winners are Prof Daljeet Singh of the local Khalsa College, Prof A.K. Dhir of the local BBK DAV College, Prof Mukhwinder Singh and Prof Khushwinder Singh .

Hoshiarpur
DHARNA: Panchayat Secretaries, led by Sabjinder Kedar ,staged a dharna in front of the office of the Block Development and Panchayat Officer at Bhunga,18 km from here, on Monday. They are demanding salary for the past four months.

CREMATION: The mortal remains of Dr Inder Mohan Sud, Senior Medical Officer and in charge, Civil Hospital, Dasuya, were consigned to the flames at the local cremation ground on Monday. Besides Mr Romesh Chander Dogra Health and Family Welfare Minister, several local dignataries laid wreaths on the body of the deceased. Members of the PCMS Association from Dasuya, Mand Mander, Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala also paid tributes to the former vice-president of the association.

Nawanshahr
INAUGURATIONS: Mr Parkash Singh, Parliamentary Secretary, inaugurated the Computer Labs at the local Goverment Senior Secondary School on Monday. He also inaugurated the pucca yard constructed at a cost of Rs. 84 lakh in the local Grain Market by the local Market Committee.

MERIT HOLDER: Navjot Singh, a student of Guru Nanak Public Senior Secondary School, Dhahan Kaleran, has secured the seventh position in the state in the plus two (Science Group) examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board.

Phagwara
Three injured:
Three labourers were injured when a Maruti Zen car hit them near Jamalpur village on Monday evening. The injured were identified as Sunil Kumar, Ram Babu and Ramesh of the same village. They were admitted to the local Civil Hospital.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club Phagwara(Smile): president Mr Harish Kumar Banga; secretary Mr Mohinder Singh Bhamra; cashier Mr Raman Chausar; and PRO Mr Jaswinder Chana.
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HARYANA

Kurukshetra
NANDA CHAIR: Kurukshetra University is considering to establish a study chair in the name of Guljari Lal Nanda, former Prime Minister, from the coming academic session. A proposal in this regard was put forward by the Guljari Lal Nanda Foundation, New Delhi, recently. The matter has been discussed with Dr A. R Kidwai, Chancellor of the university and Governor of Haryana.

Sonepat
1 HELD FOR RAPE BID: Hakim Ali of Tharia village was arrested on Tuesday on the charge of attempting to rape a 10-year-old girl of the same village. The culprit had barged into her house when she was alone. He made an attempt to rape her but she raised an alram following which he fled the spot. Rajesh of Bandepur village was arrested on the charge of making a murderous assault on Mr Sultan Singh of the same village. Mr Sultan Singh sustained knife injuries.

In-laws held: Luxman Singh, Om Parkash, Deepak and Chandrawati, all residents of Badli village (Delhi) have been arrested in connection with a dowry cae. Ms Rekha and Ms Asha had filled a complaint in the court alleging dowry harasssment at the hands of their in-laws.

YOUTH ARRESTED: Sonu of Kurar village was arrested with a country-made pistol while he was travelling in a Haryana Roadways bus of Sonepat Depot on Tuesday. A case under the Indian Arms Act has been registered.

STRIKE CALLED OFF: The two-week-old strike by the workers was called off in the Hindustan Everest Tools Limited at Jatheri village, 7 km from here, on Tuesday. An agreement was reached between the representatives of the management and the workers union in the presence of Mr R.S. Khola, Deputy Labour Commissioner Panipat. Four workers, who had been terminated from the service of account of indiscipline, would not be taken back.

DEMANDED: The Haryana Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Uthan Sabha on Tuesday urged Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to pass orders for setting up a government college in the city which was a district headquarters in Haryana. It has criticise the managements of the privately managed colleges for hiking fees.

Yamunanagar
WHEAT ARRIVAL: Government agencies are purchasing wheat in mandis of the district. A total of 93,735 metric tonne wheat has arrived in the mandis till Monday.According to press note issued here,Hafed has purchased 55,156 metric tonne, Food and Supplies Department 15,802 metric tonne, Haryana Warehousing Corporation 8,091 metric tonne, Food Corporation of India 3,979 metric tonne, Confed 10,477 metric tonne and traders 230 metric tonne.
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