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Paper on economics
: Developing countries should shun dependency on primary exports through industrialisation and lay stress on technology-intensive industries like electronics.
These remarks were made by eminent economist, Paramjit Nanda, Reader, Guru Nanak Dev University, while presenting her research paper on ‘Trade and growth since the nineties: the international experience at the 18th conference of the International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABD) held recently in California (USA).

Art of Living: The Amritsar chapter of the Art of Living is organising a special course ‘Sri Sri Yoga’ based on ancient knowledge of the Vedic era. Mr Sunil Kejriwal, coordinator, in a release to the press said Mrs Saijal, a senior teacher from Bangalore ashram would conduct the course to be held for six days from May 2. 

Held with pistol
: Kuljit Singh was arrested on Wednesday and a country-made pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from his possession by ASI Baldev Singh. Kuljit was moving around in suspicious circumstances near Nikko Sarai. A case under the Arms Act has been registered at the Dera Baba Nanak police station.

Theft in shop: A theft occurred at Lakshmi General Store near the Qadian octroi post here. Rinku, a resident of Dharampura Mohalla, told mediapersons here on Wednesday that the thieves had broken open the roof of the shop. A report has been lodged with the Urban Estate police chowki.

Traffic blocked
: Vendors blocked traffic for more than an hour on the Hoshiarpur-Dasuya road at Garhdiwala, 28 km from here, on Wednesday afternoon in protest against the local municipal authorities for forcibly taking their rehries into custody. A spokesman of the vendors said this had been done without prior notice. The local Naib Tehsildar had to intervene to end the blockade. 

Suicide by villager: An aged person, Lehmber Ram, committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at an abandoned place in Badesron village near Garhshankar on Wednesday. According to police sources, Lehmber Ram was fed up from illness and poverty.

Power cuts resented: Resentment prevails among residents here against the PSEB authorities for imposing unscheduled power cuts since Monday. This has affected industrial production and hit the regular water supply in the city. Mr Rajnish Tandon, general secretary, District Congress Committee, Hoshiarpur, said according to his information no unscheduled cuts had been imposed by the PSEB headquarters.

Medical camp
: The Sardar Dilbagh Singh Memorial Trust will organise a free medical check camp for people suffering from mental disorders, at Dilbagh Singh Samarak situated near Barnala Kalan village here on the last Saturday of every month, Dr Brij Mohan Goel, a renowned psyhiatrist will examine the patients



Stir threat
: The All-India Postal Employees’ Union (Class-III) has warned that it would resort to agitation if its demands are not accepted and if the honourarium regarding postal life insurance scheme is not paid at the earliest. Addressing the district-level annual conference of the union here on Thursday, union national general secretary S.S. Guleria said top-level officials were behaving in a dictatorial manner.


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