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Rally held
: A rally was organised by the Black Arrow Brigade of the Western Command under the Veer Sampark Programme at Senior Secondary School here on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Col S.S. Kumar said the brigade had two Paramvir Chakras, five Mahavir Chakras, 12 Veer Chakras, 27 Sena Medals, 32 Mention in Despatch and two Vishisht Sewa Medals to its credit. 

Relief material sent: The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) on Tuesday sent as many as 4,000 blankets for the victims of earthquake in Pakistan via Wagah border here. The material was handed over by Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner, to Chaudhary Muhammad Sayeed, president, Federation of Pakistani Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Change in syllabus: Guru Nanak Dev University has changed the syllabus of Political Science of B.A. Part-III. A press statement issued here Tuesday stated that the Paper -A (Some Indian Political Thinkers) of Option (II) of Political Science subject for B.A. Part-III examination appearing on pages 37-38 in the syllabus for the year 2006, has been replaced and be read with "Indian Political Thinkers" for the year 2005. 

Gym in GND varsity: Mr Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, would inaugurate a multipurpose gymnasium built at a cost of Rs 2 crore on Guru Nanak Dev University Campus on the eve of 36th foundation day of the university to be celebrated on November 24. Designed by a noted architect, Mr Mohinderjit Singh, the double-storey building of the gymnasium has a covered area of 35,000 sq ft.

: Sardool Singh was killed when he was allegedly run over by a speeding Tata Sumo near Udhowal village on the Batala-Gurdaspur road on Tuesday. A case has been registered. The driver of the vehicle, however, fled the scene.

Electoral roll revision: As per the orders of the Election Commission, Punjab, the work of the upgradation of the electoral rolls has been undertaken by the district authorities. It is likely to continue for about a month. Scores of government employees have been deputed to visit the residential areas to make new votes and to delete the names of the non-residents through verification on the spot.

: The Consumer Forum has ordered the Railway authorities to compensate Ram Lal, Chander Mohini, Krishan Lal, Raj Rani and Giano Devi of Dasuya, who could not board train due to locking of the door of the coach from inside by an official despite their reservation of seats from Dasuya to Urli in January 2004. The forum asked the authorities to refund the fare along with nine per cent interest and Rs 450 as litigation expenses to each of them. 

Travel agents booked: On the complaint of Mohar Singh of Barichan village, the Mukerian police on Monday registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC against Manjit Kaur and her husband Surjit Singh of Bulandpur allegedly for duping him of Rs 1.50 lakh on the pretext of sending his nephew abroad.

: A "jan sampark divas" was organised here on Tuesday. Deputy Commissioner Krishan Kumar heard the grievances of the general public on the occasion. He settled as many as 52 complaints on the spot and directed the officials concerned to redress the grievances. 

Inter-college contest: The local Arya Samaj organised an inter-college one-act play competition at B.L.M. Girls College here on Tuesday. Mr Swatantar Kumar Mugai, vice- chancellor, Gurukul Kangri Vishav Vidhyalya, Hardwar, was the chief guest. The teams of Master Tara Singh Memorial Girls College, Ludhiana, Sikh National College, Banga, R.K. Arya College, Nawanshahr, and DAN College of Education for Women, Nawanshahr, won the first three and consolation prizes, respectively.

Cycle expedition
: Spreading awareness on environment issues a cycle expedition of 25 students of A.S College, Khanna, reached here on Wednesday. The students were carrying placards with slogans, grow more tree, save water and prevent pollution. Mr R.S Jhanji, Principal of the said college, such events helped to channelise the youths energy.



Blood camp: A blood donation camp was organised at SGGS College, Sector 26, to commemorate the martyrdom of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji on Wednesday. The NSS unit of the college in collaboration with the Transfusion Medicine Department of the PGI organised the camp. As many as 205 staff members and students donated blood. Mr S.S. Bari, Registrar, PU, inaugurated the camp. 

Quiz: The Chandigarh Librarians Association organised an inter-college quiz at Government College, Sector 46 on Wednesday. Eight teams from the city and Jalandhar participated in the competition. Prof K.K. Wig, Deputy Director (colleges), Department of Higher Education, Government of Haryana was the chief guest. Anupam Verma and Dinesh Chahal of Government College, Sector 11; won the first position Krti and Chitra of Hansraj Maha Vidyalaya of Jalandhar won the 2 position and Manas and Karan of SD College, Sector 32 remained at 3.



NCC cadets: NCC cadets of Gandhi Memorial National College, Ambala Cantt, have won several trophies at the annual training camp held at Trilokpur recently. The camp had been organised by the 2nd Haryana NCC Battlion. The cadets won trophies for best drill, best quarter guards and best layout. 

Two commit suicide
: Three members of a family of Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh, Prem Raj Saini (30), his wife Manso Devi (27) and his younger brother Gajju Saini (20), reportedly consumed celphos tablets at a farm house in Garhi Alawalpur village, near Dharuhera, on Monday. Manso Devi and Gajju Saini died, while Prem Raj Saini, who had been rushed to the Raman Munjal Hospital at Dharuhera in a critical condition, was stated to be out of danger. 

11-year-old raped: An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Shahadat Nagar village, near Kosli on Monday. It is stated that when the girl, a student of class V, went to watch TV programme in her neighbour’s house, the man shut the door and raped her. The Kosli police has registered a case of rape, wrongful confinement and criminal intimidation and arrested Balwan Singh Yadav. 

Health camp
: More than 300 students and staff members of the Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management and Technology (MAIMT), Jagadhri, were immunised against Hepatitis B during a health awareness and immunisation camp organised in association with the Health Department here on Tuesday. Deputy Commissioner Sukriti Likhi inaugurated the camp.


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