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Rare feat
: Ishbir Singh (10) has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) 2003 ranked first in Punjab and 34th in India, attaining 919 marks out of 1000. Ishbir completed all seven exams as per the requirement of the MCSE 2003 and became the youngest person on July 11 to do so. 

Placement: As many as 18 students from 11 institutions, including Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), from Punjab and Haryana were offered jobs by L&T Infotech, Mumbai, at a salary package of Rs 2.53 lakh per annum at a joint campus recruitment here on Wednesday.

Held with smack
: The Ferozepore police has arrested one person involved in interstate drug peddling and recovered 30 gm of smack from him. Mr Arpit Shukla, SSP, talking to the media said Sub Inspector Gurmohan Singh along with a police party was on routine patrol duty in Kuhala near the Rajasthan feeder when he noticed a man coming towards the bridge. The police detained him for interrogation and on being searched 30 gm of smack was recovered from his possession.

Accidental death
: A constable working with the local police was killed on Wednesday when his gun went off accidentally. Charanjit Singh, constable, was sitting outside the local SSI branch of the State Bank of Patiala here when the trigger of his gun went off accidentally. The police has registered a case.

Man kills wife
: Mrs Raj Kumari (30), mother of two, was allegedly murdered with sharp-edged weapons by her husband Gurdial Chand at Tehang village, 4 km from Phillaur, on Wednesday night. Sohan Lal, father of the deceased, alleged that his daughter was murdered due to greed for more dowry. The police has registered a case against Gurdial Chand, a tailor.

Jan Sampark
: As many as 151 complaints related to unauthorised occupation, drainage of sullage water, erratic power supply, old age pensions and domestic disputes were received at the ‘Jan Sampark Divas’ organised here at Dilbagh Hall on Tuesday. Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, settled most of the complaints on the spot.

: Samrala Patwar Union’s former president Budh Singh Patwari has been appointed vice-president of the District Patwar Revenue Union, according to Punjab Patwar Union spokesperson Sukhdev Singh Chauhan here on Thursday.

Rs 1 lakh grant: MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon announced Rs 1 lakh for the construction of two rooms in the Harijan dharamshala of Bagli Kalan, here on Thursday. He announced the grant in the memory of Lambardar Inder Singh, father of Tarsem Singh, Head Cashier, Punjab National Bank, Samrala. Among others who remembered the social services of the lambardar were Punjab National Bank Employees Union vice-president J.P. Singh and Bank Employees Union spokesperson Baljinder Kaur.

Charge taken: Additional Superintending Engineer R.K. Dhawan has taken over as in-charge of the Samrala/Ghulal Division PSEB and replaced Yogesh Tandon, who has gone to Ludhiana at Janta Nagar. Mr Dhawan was earlier posted at Zirakpur.

Patwaris’ strike: Patwaris will go on strike on Friday in support of the demands of the Revenue Patwar Union. According to tehsil union president Gurmel Singh here on Thursday, in spite of Revenue Minister Amarjit Singh acceding to their demands, these had not been implemented. The patwaris will hold a rally in front of the tehsil office.

: Sherdin (48), a worker, was electrocuted at Gharka on Wednesday evening while working in a house. The Sarhali police has lodged a complaint.



Saplings planted: A tree plantation drive was celebrated today at Government High School, Sector 24. Fifty medicinal and floral saplings were planted on the school premises. Jarnail Singh Basota, principal of GMSSS-49, in charge of the school activity committee, was present at the function. Sushil Kumar, PTA, president, was the Chief Guest. Students of Class IX and PTA members participated in functions like on-the-spot drawing competition. Students were also given a lecture on the importance of plants.



BSNL fined
: The District Consumer Forum on Wednesday directed Bharat Sanchar Nigam to pay Rs 2,000 to Mr Jagat Singh Negi as compensation. Mr Negi, MLA from Kinnaur, had deposited his mobile bill well in time and despite this his phone was disconnected by BSNL without any reason. 


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