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APPOINTED: The Home Ministry has appointed Dr H.S. Bedi, Professor and Dean (Languages) of the Hindi Department of Guru Nanak Dev University, as Hindi expert for delivering lectures to Central Government officers.

DATE EXTENDED: Guru Nanak Dev University has extended the last date for admission to postgraduate diploma in printing technology and management to Tuesday.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: Government Medical College, in collaboration with an NGO, planted saplings on the GMC campus here on Monday.

FOUNDATION DAY: The foundation day of the Student Book Bank Branch, Hoshiarpur, was celebrated by its governing body here on Sunday. The chief aim of the branch is to promote education among economically backward students, Mr Ashok Sud, president of the governing council, said.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested six persons and recovered stolen goods from their possession. According to the police, a case was registered on Monday on the complaint of Jasbir Singh of Chitti village who alleged that some robbers had taken away mobile sets, money exchange cards and mobile cash cards from his shop.

SEIZED: The Dehlon police has arrested Harmanveer Singh, alias Bheema, and Baldev Singh of Bhaini Arora and recovered 228 kg of poppy husk from a truck (HR-37A-8142). A case has been registered under the NDPS Act. It impounded the truck also.

ROBBERY BID: Some unidentified persons have made an attempt to commit a robbery in Punjab National Bank. The Sudhar police has registered a case. According to Mr Gurwinder Singh Sohal, manager of the bank, Boparai Kalan, some unidentified persons broke the lock of the bank but they could not approach to the strong room as nothing had been missing. The police has started investigation but no arrest has been made so far.

FIVE BOOKED: Sunny, a resident of Adarsh Colony, Sidhwan Bet Jagraon, Sonu of Dashmesh Nagar, Sunny of Malak Road, Jagga mistry of Atam Nagar and Deep Aulakh of Malak Road have allegedly assaulted Saleem a resident of Punjabi Bagh, Jagraon, with iron pipe and other sharp edged weapons. The police has registered a case. No arrest has been made so far.

COPS SUSPENDED: Mr Arun Pal Singh, SSP, has suspended Amarik Singh and Surjit Kumar, both Sub-Inspectors, for their alleged bid to change a bag containing havala money seized during a police naka at Banga, about 12 km from here.

CRAFT EXHIBITION: A four-day art and craft exhibition organised by the local Prime Art and Craft Institute on its premises concluded here on Monday. More than 150 oil paintings, pencil sketches and clay models were displayed.



DRIVER BOOKED: A driver has been charged with negligent driving. In a complaint, Ashok of Chillar village alleged that he was crossing the road when the vehicle hit him from behind. Ashok has been hospitalised.

DOWRY CASE: A case has been registered against five members of a family for allegedly trying to kill the bride by pushing her from the roof of the house. The incident took place in the Vidya Nagar area on Sunday. In a complaint lodged with the police, Sanjeev Goyal of Jind alleged that his daughter was beaten up a number of times for more dowry.

INAUGURATED: The MP from Kurukshetra, Mr Naveen Jindal, inaugurated the Varadraj Mandir Dharamshala here on Saturday.

SEMINAR: Teachers and students of history participated in a seminar on “Innovative research into the cause of demise of Napoleon Bonaparte” at Swami Uma Bharati Public School here on Monday. Principal Dewan Singh presided.

Newly born’s body found: Quite a stir was caused when the body of a newly born child was found in a drain near Tikka Ram Senior Secondary School, here, on Tuesday. The body was spotted by a safai karamchari. The police has registered a case in this regard.



PENSION SCHEME: Employees of the HP School Education Board have thanked the state government for announcing a pension scheme for them. Board Chairman B.R. Rahi said the decision would ensure a secure future for the employees of the board.

RESENTMENT: Mr Rajnesh Sharma, state general secretary of the INTUC, in a statement released here on Monday criticised the management of the HRTC for not disbursing salaries for July. He said the management had not released the salaries, despite the statement of the Transport Minister that the salaries would be disbursed on Monday.

MILK PLANT: The Milk Federation has decided to set up a milk chilling plant at Kafotta in the Shilai area with a chilling capacity of 5,000 litres at a time. A sum of Rs 50 lakh would be spent on the plant.


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