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Awareness camp ends
: The three-day Vedic awareness and character building camp concluded at LRS DAV Senior Secondary School on Friday. Dr B C Josan Zonal Director, DAV Public Schools, has given his consent for hosting the next state-level camp here, Ms Kusum Khungar, acting Principal said. Mr Gauri Shankar Khatri, an eminent environmentalist was the chief guest. Mr Vijay Anand, Mr Radhey Shyam Sharma, Mr Surinder Sharma, Mr Parveen Pankaj, Mr Dalip Mathur, Mr Neeraj Sharma and Ms Harpreet Kaur kept the audience spellbound with bhajan recital.

Heat claims 1 life
: The severe heat conditions in the region claimed the life of a 25-year-old man on Saturday afternoon in the city. The body of Amit Kumar was found in a street near Mata Rani Chowk. The SHO of division number 6, Gurmit Singh, said the victim, a resident of Abadpura area, died of heat stroke.

Poppy husk recovered: The police on Saturday claimed to have busted a gang of narcotics smugglers and recovered 1,440 kg of poppy husk from a truck at a naka in Sunnar Kalan. SSP Ishwar Singh said those arrested were Jagtar Singh form Mohalla Santokhpura, Phillaur and Avtar Singh from Kara Bara Chowk, Ludhiana.

Three arrested: The police on Saturday claimed to have busted a four-member gang of chain snatchers. Three of the gang’s members have been arrested but the fourth one is absconding. Large amounts of gold ornaments and mobile phones were recovered form their possession. SSP Ishwar Singh said the gang was involved in as many as 13 cases of chain and purse snatching.

Costume show: Budding fashion designers showcased their creations at the Lovely Institutes here on Saturday. The show, conceived and presented by students and faculty of the institute’s fashion technology department, deviated from the usual cat walks to theme-based presentations.

PAU tie-up: Punjab Agricultural University’s College of Agriculture has tied up with Syngenta India Limited. The company will provide hands-on training to the agricultural graduates to acclimatise them with their working. In the first batch, 15 agricultural graduates will be provided training for two weeks. “The job-oriented internship will give the students an opportunity to get the feel of the market and prepare them to better adjust with their jobs after completion of their degree. Regional manager Syngenta India Ltd, Mr P.K.Goel, gave a detailed presentation of the training programmes.

Association: Electronic media association: Mr Yogesh Sood of Janmat Channel has been appointed president of the Electronic Media Journalist Association, Ludhiana. The elections were held on Friday under the chairman-ship of patron JS Arora of the Win Cable. Other office-bearers include Munish Atrey from Aaj Tak as chairman, Mr Inder Mohan from the NDTV as vice-chairman, Ms Pankaj Sharda from Win News as general secretary, Mr Sukhminder Singh from Sahara Samay as senior vice-president, Mr Rajesh Sood from Jain TV as vice-president and Mr Surinder Dalla from Zee News as cashier.

Bone density camp: More than 200 patients were examined and rendered follow up advice for the treatment of osteoporosis at a free bone density check up camp at Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital here today. The hospital had made arrangements for a free bone density test for poor patients, which otherwise costs around Rs 1000.

Eye camp: A free eye check up camp would be organised jointly by Maa Bhagwati Club and Bharat Vikas Parishad, Shivaji Branch, at Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Deep Nagar, Civil Lines, here on May 28.

CAMP: The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle will organise the National Moral Science Camp at Guru Ramdass Academy, Dehra Dun, from June 7 to 11. The daily activities include nitnem kirtan, gurmat debates, religious plays, panel discussion, kavi darbars and lectures.

WORKSHOP: A workshop for teachers of KVM was held on Thursday. Wg Cdr J.S. Bhall (retd) conducted the workshop.

CLASS VIII TOPPERS: Shail Ghai of Ritambhra Public School scored first position in Ludhiana district in Class VIII examination of the Punjab School Education Board. She scored 93.7 per cent marks. Seven students were placed on the merit list. The other students are Anupama, Jyoti Jain, Divya Lohia, Rinju, Dutika and Surbhi.



Satta racket
: With the arrest of four persons, the police claims to have busted a gang allegedly involved in satta racket. The accused have been identified as Malwinder Singh, Harish, Harcharan Singh and Sanjay. Five mobile phones and Rs 54,000 have been seized from their possession.

1 killed in road mishap
: Sumitra was killed while her husband Prahlad Singh was injured when a speeding Tractor (HR 36 F 7073 ) collided with their motor cycle on the Dharuhera- Rewari road near Hansaka village, about 5 km from here, on Thursday. The Sadar police here has registered a case against the tractor driver.

Couple gets life term: Additional Sessions Judge Inderjit Mehta has sentenced a couple, Gajraj (28) and his wife Babli (25 ), residents of Dahina village, near here, to undergo life imprisonment for the murder of Mangat Ram at Dahina village in October, 2003. The judge has also fined them Rs 4000 each.

Seminar on dairy, cattle feed
: The American Soybean Association and Ajay Oil Mills, Yamunanagar, on Friday organised a seminar on dairy, cattle feed and maintenance here. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Vijay Anand, Technical Director of the association, said cattle feed containing soybean went a long way in improving milk production. Dr Ramesh Thappar, advisor of the association, and Mr Rajinder Gupta of Ajay Oil Mills also spoke. 


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