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One held with fake visa
: The immigration authorities at the Amritsar International Airport, Rajasansi, has nabbed one Malkiat Singh of village Bakkar (Ludhiana) for allegedly possessing a fake visa here on Thursday. In a complaint lodged with the Rajasansi police station, Mr Sanjiv Kumar, Immigration Officer Airport, said the accused was arrested during immigration checking and his passport was found to be fake. He had returned from UK by flight number A8-187. A case had been registered.

Charas seized: The district police has seized 500 gm of charas from Vijay Kumar, alias Billa, a resident of Gokal Avenue here on Thursday case under Section 20/61/85 Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act at local civil line police station here.

One killed in mishap:
An inspector working in the Food Supplies Department died after his car fell into a village pond on Thursday evening. Sources said the incident occurred when the deceased, Gurlabh Singh, was on his way to his village, Bhagwangarh. Some villagers pulled the car out of the pond and rushed him to the Civil Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Amardeep mela starts
: The Amardeep Singh Shergill Memorial College, Mukandpur, organised inter-college poetical recitation, quiz, folk song competitions on the inaugural day of four-day-long ‘Amardeep mela’ to mark its raising day on Wednesday. In poetical recitation, Ramanjit Kaur (Guru Nanak College, Ludhiana), Gurjit Kaur (Govt College, Ludhiana), Jaskamal Kaur (Kamala Nehru College for Women, Phagwara) won the prizes.

2000-yr-old Shivling found
: Thousands of devotees thronged Shri Chintpurni Temple of Himachal Pradesh on hearing the news of appearance of more than 2000-year-old ‘Shivling’, just before the old temple gate, during digging of stairs on Tuesday night. When The Tribune visited the shrine this evening, ‘Shivling’ was found installed near the entrance gate of the shrine. Temple Officer Madan Lal Sharma said during the digging a labourer, Jiwan Kumar, first saw the ‘Shivling’, and later ‘shivling’ was set near the entrance gate.

Mill officials locked up
: The workers of the local co-operative sugar mill locked up the officiating General Manager, Mr SL Kaushal, and Chief Accounts Officer. Mr ML Wadhwa, of the mill for more than four hours protesting against the non-payment of their monthly salary for the past two months. Mr Subhash Chander Agnihotri and Mr Balwant Singh, the president and the press secretary of the Workers Organisation Co-operative Sugar Mills, Sheron, respectively, led the workers. The mill’s officials had to call the police force.


career counselling: The Centre for Adult, Continuing Education & Extension (CACEE), Panjab University, Chandigarh , on Friday organised a one-day camp on “career counseling” for adolescents as a part of Christmas celebrations at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, Chandigarh. The sub theme of the camp is the recent trends in professional education. While inaugurating the camp, Ms Shalini Gupta, a career counsellor and Director Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Science (DBM), made people aware of various career opportunities. Mrs. Renu Gandhi, programme coordinator from CACEE, while highlighting the objectives of the programme, said that her mission was to enhance knowledge, skill, confidence and motivation of the students.

SEMINAR: A seminar on research methodology was organised by the Department of Commerce of MCM DAV College for Women here on Friday. Mr Brijesh Singh, Country Head for MBA Project of Top Careers & You, gave a presentation on research methodologies and guided the students on various aspects of primary research. The Principal, Dr. Puneet Bedi encouraged the students to undertake research projects and explore the requirements of the corporate sector in the form of potential candidates. The students of the department showed keen interest in the seminar and actively participated in the discussion that followed.


Resolved: The differences between the Zila Parisahd chief, Mr Balbir Singh Balli, and Ms Mandeep Kaur Gill were ironed out on Thursday with the interference of a senior Congress leader, Mr Arvind Sharma. Mr Ajit Singh, Mr Om Parkash Bagri and Ms Veer Paul Kaur, all Zila Parishad members were present on this occasion. Ms Mandeep Kaur Gill, it may be recalled, had levelled serious charges of sexual exploitation and caste and gender-based discrimination against the zila Parishad Chairman, Mr Balbir Singh Balli.

Looted: A liquor vend was alleged looted by three armed miscreants at Dhanana village, about 50 km from here on Thursday night, the police said on Friday. The owner of the liquor vend, with the help of the salesman, grappled with them and succeeded in arresting two of them on the spot whereas the other managed to escape under the cover of darkness, the police said.

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