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14 arrested for gambling
: The police had arrested 14 persons for gambling during raids on Friday and seized Rs 1.5 lakh. A case has been registered. The accused were later released on bail. 

Talent hunt: A four-day talent search competition at S.R. Government College for Girls concluded here on Friday. About 400 students participated in various competition. Dr Raj Kumar, MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Education, gave away the prizes.

3 hurt in mishap
: Two passengers and a driver were injured in a head-on collision between two buses near Nasrala bridge, about 10 km from here, on Friday. They were admitted to the Civil Hospital.

Body found: The body of a man aged about 30 was found in a field of Gambowal village yesterday. According to the police, his clothes were soaked in blood. The police has registered a case under Sections 302 and 301 of the IPC.

: Lt-Gen S. Pattabhiraman, GOC-in-C, Western Command, inaugurated a Vajra Polyclinic at Jalandhar Cantonment here on Friday. The GOC-in-C said that such polyclinics were being set up to provide comprehensive medical cover to ex-servicemen.

Farmers’ rally:Farmers and farm labourers participated in a rally organised by the All-India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha at the Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall on Friday. They demanded that land reforms should be carried out and minimum wages should be implemented.

: DSP Merrill Lynch has launched a new mutual fund, “DSP Merrill Lynch Super S.I.P”, which would offer a monthly systematic investment plan and also provide an investor with a life insurance cover. 

One dead: A man died after falling into a 25-feet deep well near Panj Peer shrine here. He has been identified as Makhan Singh from Naulari Kalan village. His body was seen in the well on Saturday morning but due to non — availability of any legal heir, his body was not taken out of the well till noon. 

SAPLINGS PLANTED: The State Bank of India here celebrated vanamahotsava at Government High School on Saturday. Branch Manger D.K. Kaushal inaugurated the programme by planting a sapling. A cultural programme was presented by school students on the occasion. 

Two held
: The police on Thursday arrested Inderjit and Jaswinder Lal of Ratenda village for the murder of Charan Dass, a dera head, in 2002. It is alleged that Charan Dass had illicit relations with the sister-in-law of Inderjit. He and his two accomplices, Jaswinder Lal and Gurpal Singh, murdered Charan Dass. Inderjit has confessed to the crime during interrogation.

: The government has appointed Dr Satya Parkash, Civil Surgeon, Kapurthala, as Director, ESI, Punjab and Dr Harinder Rana, Civil Surgeon, Ropar as Director, Family Welfare, Punjab. 



UBS ranked: The University Business School has been ranked 11 in the latest B-School survey carried out by the Outlook magazine. Last year, it was ranked 19th. According to a press note issued by Prof Satish Kapoor, chairman, UBS, the ranking is on the basis of parameters like intellectual capital, industry interface, infrastructure and facilities, placement performance, international linkages, recruiter satisfaction, student satisfaction and faculty satisfaction.

Lecture: A lecture on declining sex ratio due to gender bias and female foeticide was delivered by Dr Poonam Goel, Reader, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, GMCH Sector-32 at Government College of Education, Sector 20 here on Saturday.

Office-bearers: Following have been elected un-opposed as office- bearers of Non-Teaching Employees Union, DAV College, Sector 10: Mr Surinder Sharma — chairman, Mr Som Nath — President; Mr Harbhajan Singh — general secretary; Mr Girdhari Lal — secretary; Mr Gurdev Singh — cashier. 

Stir enters 3rd day: The indefinite strike of the students of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology-UIET entered its third day on Saturday. One of the students on indefinite hunger strike was admitted to the Government Hospital, Sector-16. The students are demanding a mercy chance for their external papers. They alleged that despite assurances from the Dean, Student Welfare, that the matter will be looked into, the authorities were not paying any attention.

Blood donation camp
: The Deputy Chief Minister and local MLA, Mr Chander Mohan, will inaugurate a blood donation camp being organised by the Sant Nirankari Mandal on Sunday. The camp will be organised at Nirankari Bhavan, Sector 9.

'Remove jhuggis': Members of the Panchkula Industrial Association on Saturday met the Estate Officer, Mr S.P. Arora and urged him that the jhuggis that have come up on land reserved for an ESI dispensary in Industrial Area be vacated. Mr S.L. Jindal, president of the association, said they told Mr Arora that there was no stay against the vacation of the jhuggis.Top

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