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PMT paper leak “most unfortunate”
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 8
The PMT leakage incident is most unfortunate. It needs a thorough probe and culprits should not be spared at any cost.

In a communication sent to Dr J.S. Gujral, Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences and Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, today, Mr Yash Paul Ghai, Director Public Cause has urged the authorities to announce fresh date immediately for conduct of examination again.

“Fresh date should be announced at the earliest to save the candidates from further harassment,” said Mr Ghai.

Meanwhile, the parents and students have expressed shock over the PMT paper leakage. The students, who had taken the test after putting in a lot of dedication and hard-work, feel cheated. They said that the tests had great importance as future of students was dependent on these entrance tests.

“If system fails to conduct fair examinations, it would be better to scrap the entrance tests and students should be given admissions on the basis of + 2 performance. At least, they should be saved from such mental stress”, said Ms Kiran Bhandari, parent of a student.



Seminar to educate schoolteachers
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 8
A seminar to educate schoolteachers about creating awareness among children towards studies was started at Government High School, Salem Tabri, here yesterday. The seminar, organised by ‘Education For All’ will continue till June 18.

Teachers from more than a dozen schools are participating in the seminar. The school Principal, Mr Ranjit Singh welcomed all participants.

Among those who participated include Ms Usha Sidhu, Mr Pradeep Kapoor, Mr Ashwani Kumar, Ms Vandana, Ms Prabhjot, Ms Sushma and Ms Amarjit Kaur.

Excellent results

The D.D. Jain Institute of Vocational Studies for Women has got 100 per cent results in the PGDCA.

Kirandeep Kaur got 84 per cent marks, Paminder Kaur 83 per cent, Ashu Chabra 82 per cent and Shifali Uppal 81 per cent securing positions in the university.

According to a press note, all students of the institute got above 70 per cent marks.

Coordinator Suninder Dua and Principal Dr Prem Singla congratulated the staff and students for their success.

Summer workshop ends

A 15-day summer camp of Ryan International School, has concluded here. The parents watched their children perform on keyboard, guitars, bongo, dancing to the tune of bhangra and western music.

Speaking to the parents, the school Principal, Ms Jaishree Gupta, said, “All this is made possible because of the efforts of the founder Chairman, Dr A.F. Pinto, and the Director, Dr Grace Pinto.

The school gave a festive look as children displayed their talent. Students were awarded certificates.



Shift trade fair venue, says ABVP
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 8
The Ludhiana unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has opposed the holding of a trade fair on the ground of the Government College for Women, Ludhiana. ABVP leaders told a press conference here yesterday that the fair was in no way related to students and it was blatant misuse of the college space.

The ABVP leaders appealed the authorities to shift the venue of the fair as it would disturb the academic atmosphere, besides damaging the college ground. It belonged to the students and no one should be allowed to misuse the college land, they said.

The press conference was addressed among others by state secretary Rajat Sood and city secretary Harsh Verma.



Life imprisonment for killing wife
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 8
The Sessions Judge, Mr Harbans Lal, has sentenced Major Singh of Khanna to rigorous life imprisonment on the charges of killing his wife-Paramjit Kaur in July 2004. Fine of Rs 10,000 has also been imposed upon the accused.

The accused was booked on the complaint of Nachhatar Singh, brother of deceased lady at Sadar Police station Khanna on July 20, 2004 under Section 302 of IPC.

According to prosecution, suspecting illicit relations of his wife with a villager, the accused strangulated his wife to death. The body was found hanging in the shamshat.


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