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COUNSELLING: Counselling for admission to BA LLB (Hons) and BA LLB (five year course) would be held on July 17 and July 18, respectively. While the counselling for LLB (three year course) would be held from July 19 to 21 at Guru Nanak Bhavan.

ANNOUNCED: Mr Hardalbir Singh Shah, member Dharam Prachar Committee, announced here on Tuesday that the committee would soon launch a programme to spread the message of Guru Granth Sahib at the grassroots level.

INAUGURATED: The United Nation Development Programme-funded tailoring and embroidery training centre was inaugurated at Rajasansi on Monday. Bishop Pradeep Kumar Samantaroy, Chairman, Socio Economic Development Programme (SEDP), run by Church of North India inaugurated the centre.

SHEEP KILLED: As many as 115 sheep were killed when the truck carrying them overturned at Khuda on the Jalandhar-Pathankot road near Tanda on Tuesday. The driver and conductor of the truck sustained minor injuries.

Invited: A chest physician of the city, Dr R.S. Bhatia, has been invited as a faculty for National Update on Allergy, Asthma and COPD to be organised by the Department of Chest Diseases, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, at Varanasi on September 3. According to Dr Bhatia, the comprehensive programme, being held under the aegis of the Indian Chest Society, would lay emphasis on imparting good patient care, newer etiological, pharamacogenetic, diagnostic and therapeutic issues of emerging importance on these diseases.

Workshop: Mr Daman Bir Singh, a renowned make-up artist conducted a beauty makeover workshop here on Tuesday. The participants were given makeover demonstration and professional beauty tips by the expert. The workshop was a part of Oriflame’s Beauty Makeover Contest, which is being organised in India from July 1 to August 31. The national-level winning makeover artiste will get a free trip to Bangkok.

CAMP ORGANISED: Mr Piara Singh, District Education Officer, organised a camp at Government Senior Secondary School here on Tuesday to dispose of ACP cases of teachers lying pending in the office. Special camps will be organised on July 21 and July 27 at the local Government Senior Secondary School for on-the-spot disposal of the legitimate ACP cases.

RECOVERED: The police recovered Mithu (3) of Kararan Mohalla, Rahon, within two hours of his kidnapping and arrested his kidnapper, Chhotu, alias Jittan, on Tuesday. A case has been registered under Section 364 of the IPC.

Meeting: At a meeting of the Anti-Corruption Front held here on Wednesday, under the presidentship of Mr Mehma Singh Kang, the members demanded justice in the alleged rape case of a minor of Chungrali Sikham village, near here, by his uncle. The deputation of the front met the SSP, Khanna, Mr Nau Nihal Singh, who has assured the arrest of the culprit immediately.

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CAMP: As many as 200 patients were examined in a free heart check up camp organised by Escort Heart and Super Speciality Institute, Amritsar, with the help of the State Bank of India here on Tuesday.

CULTURAL TEAM: The 19-member gidha and bhangra team of Sri Guru Anged Dev College, Khadoor Sahib, after taking part in the 10-day 59th International Music Festival returned on Tuesday. The festival was organised in the UK.



BILLS PAID: With 10,450 defaulting consumers paying their current electricity bills on Monday, the total number of such consumers has increased to 91,677 paying Rs 3.19 crore to avail of the benefit of the scheme aimed at waiving arrears of electricity bills in the jurisdiction of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam.

‘THIKRI PEHRA’: The district administration has deputed village youths as ‘thikri pehredars’ on bridges built on river, rivulets, canals, bundhs and other sensitive areas of the district. This will remain in force till September 30.

SENTENCED: Mr Virender Singh, Additional Sessions Judge, Jind, on Tuesday sentenced Ajmer and Sandeep of Jaisa village in Rohtak district to life imprisonment for kidnapping a three-and-a-half years old boy Abhiteg. The judge also find them Rs 5,000 each. According to the case Ajmer and Sandeep had kidnapped Abhiteg son of the then Chief Judicial Magistrate, Jind, Mr Gulab Singh on July 3, 2003.

KAVI SEMMELAN: Haryana Panjabi Sahitya Akademi will organise a Kavi Sammelan and felicitation function at Tagore Public School, Pehowa, on Thursday. Poet Mr Harbhajan Singh Komal, Rabinder Masroor, Babu Ram Diwana, Kulwant Kaur, Balwant Singh Lali, Lakhwinder Singh Lakha, Gurcharan Singh Jogi and Arkamal Kaur will participate in the Sammelan.

PROBE ORDERED: Kurukshetra University, has instituted an inquiry into the working of the study centres of the service providers engaged by the university during the previous sessions for enrolling and counselling of the students to various distance education courses of the university.

TRAIN SEARCHED: Panic prevailed when the officials of the Government Railway Police (GRP) and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) searched coaches of an Amritsar-bound Paschim Express at the railway station here on Wednesday.

DROWNED: A three-year-old boy was drowned in the water tank built in a house at Garhi Ujale Khan village on Wednesday. According to a report, the boy was alone in the house when the incident occurred.

THEFTS: Thieves are reported to have broken the locks of a shop in Arya Nagar here on Tuesday and decamped with goods worth several thousands of rupees. According to another report, the thieves broke open the locks of a shop at Lehrara village on Tuesday and decamped with household goods.

SEVEN FINED: Fishery Department personnel fined seven persons for selling the banned African Magur fish. They seized five quintal of the fish valued at Rs 25,000 from them at Choti Line Market, Jagadhri, on Sunday. The department has also fined six persons of the district for violating the ban on fishing till August 31 .


FILM FEST: A week-long children’s film festival will be organised in Kangra district by the Children’s Film Festival Society of India under the aegis of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on September 19.

BODY FOUND: Of the three school-going children who had gone missing on Monday, the body of one of them was found in Manjhi khud on Tuesday. Two police parties were looking for the missing children and the Charan khud and Manjhikhud areas were also being searched.

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