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Campus placement
: As many as 595 students of different IT courses from 32 institutes participated in a campus placement session conducted by i-flex Solutions at Guru Nanak Dev University here on Wednesday. The company selected 48 students.

SPO killed
: Sukchain Singh, an SPO, succumbed to injuries in the Civil Hospital here on Wednesday. He was on duty at a police naka near Royal Palace, Tapa, 20 km from here, when he signalled a car to stop. The driver instead of stopping the car sped after hitting the SPO. The police has registered a case.

Tablets seized
: The Drugs Control Department officials raided chemists shops at various places in the district on Wednesday and seized large quantity of habit forming drugs which included more than 60,000 tablets of drugs like Diazepam, Nitrazepam and Alprazolam. The raids were conducted at Abohar, Fazilka, Jallalabad, Guruharsahai, Zira and Makhu by a team led by Ajay Singla, Assistant Drugs Controller Punjab.

Dowry case
: A dowry case was registered at the Dasuya police station on Tuesday. Amandeep Kaur, wife of Kewal Singh, of Chang Basoya village reported that her husband and her mother-in-law, Brahmo Devi, allegedly tortured her for bringing insufficient dowry.

One murdered: Chanan Lal (60) was killed when his cousins — Baba, Baba Mistri and Tota — allegedly assaulted him with blunt weapons at Fatehgarh Niara village on Wednesday. According to the police, the accused hit the victim on his head with an iron road. The police has registered a case.

Power cuts: Resentment prevailed among local residents against the PSEB authorities for imposing unscheduled power cuts. Mr Rajnish Tandon, general secretary, District Congress Committee, condemned the PSEB for imposing undeclared power cuts daily.

JE arrested
: The Vigilance Bureau on Wednesday arrested Balwinder Nath Sharma, a PSEB JE posted at Baghapurana, while allegedly accepting a bribe from a villager for getting his work done regarding temporary motor connection. He was arrested on the complainant Jagtar Singh of Rode village.

Electoral rolls
: As many as 4,391 objections and claims against the publication of electoral rolls were received from June 19 to July 3. The objections and claims would be settled by July 24 and the final publication of the rolls would be done by August 31. Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, said this while addressing patwaris and kanugos here on Wednesday. 

One killed
: One person was killed when the vehicle in which he was travelling met with an accident on the Pathankot-Kangra road near Chattwal village on Wednesday. The victim was identified as Gorkhu Ram.

PO arrested
: The police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a Proclaimed Offender along with a cache of Indian-made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) at a naka here. The accused, Sham Kishore, a resident of Bawa Basti Khel, Jalandhar, had confessed to have smuggled liquor from nearby areas into Phagwara, the police claimed.

Chains snatched : Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched gold chains from two women, both sisters, near the Basant Bagh in Satnampura locality here on Thursday. Seema Chhabra and Anita Rani, residents of Hadiabad, said gold chains weighing about six tolas were snatched.

Three injured: Three persons sustained multiple fractures when the car they were traveling in rammed into a stationary truck near Jassomajara village eight km from here on the Phagwara-Banga road on Wednesday night. Those injured were identified as Uma Parkash, Ram Sharan Dass and Ajay Kumar. The police had registered a case against the truck driver, a resident of Lalru.



: Residents of this town have urged the government to declare Manimahesh pilgrimage as a “national pilgrimage”. In a memorandum to the Chief Minister, the residents urged him to promote religious tourism by declaring the Pathankot-Chamba-Bharmour-Hadsar road as national highway. They also demanded the completion of the Kharamukh-Ahjoo road via Surahi pass.

: Parvatiya Gramin Bank, the only sponsored bank of the State Bank of India operating in Chamba district, has disbursed loans worth Rs 12.80 crore till last month. Presiding over the Eighth Credit-cum-Awareness Camp, organised by the bank at Pukhri, near here, on Thursday, Mr R.S. Rana, Chairman of the bank, said the bank’s credit deposit ratio had increased to 47 per cent.

Memorandum: The Chamba Welfare Association has urged the district administration to register shopkeepers, hawkers, vendors, beggars and others coming from other states during the Minjar fair and issue them identity cards. In a memorandum submitted by the association on Thursday, it demanded the setting up of a reception-cum-information centre and a police assistance centre. 

: Mr V.S. Kokje, Governor, inaugurated a workshop on child art, organised by Camlin Limited, at Bishop Cotton School here on Wednesday. He said such workshops would go a long way in encouraging child artists. Earlier, Mr C.S. Ojha, National Promotion Manager, Camlin, gave a presentation on child art. Mr Kokje honoured Manupriam Seth, a child artist, and his father, Mr S.B. Seth. 


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