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MA (HISTORY) RESULTS: Students of Lajpat Rai DAV College, Jagraon, have brought laurels to the college in the results of MA- I (history) declared on Saturday. Rajni Arora stood first by scoring 249 out of 400 marks. Gurpreet Singh and Manjit Singh secured second and third positions, respectively. This was stated by Dr Satish Sharma, Principal of the college.

Mill workers to continue stir: Balwinder Singh, Cane Commissioner, Punjab, along with two Chief Engineers from other states on Saturday visited the Cooperative Sugar Mill, Jagraon. Technical experts also accompanied them. The team tried to collect information with regard to cane loader, DC motors, mill turbine, boiler and boiling house. The team, however, could not satisfy the group of mill workers, who had been on agitation. Mr Tajinder Singh Nunny, president, Mill Bachao Action Committee, said the workers would not allow the shifting of the mill to Bhogpur.

36 CASES SETTLED: Thirty-six cases were settled in the lok adalat conducted by Ms Jitender Walia, SDJM, Jagraon, on Saturday. An amount of Rs. 833,122 was also awarded as compensation.

Last date for VAT returns
: The Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Jalandhar-II, has announced that the last date of filing VAT returns for the quarter ending on June 30, 2006, would now be July 31, 2006, instead of July 30.

Samples taken
: A health department team led by the district health officer took samples of milk from three separate milkmen in different parts of the city during a surprise checking on Saturday morning. The samples were taken after as some citizens complained to the DC of spurious milk supply.

Girl drowned
: An 11-year-old schoolgirl was drowned in a well at the nearby Mandali village on Saturday morning. The deceased Tripta had gone to fetch water from the well along with her sister Jyoti. However, she got entangled in the rope she was using to draw water and fell into the well. 


Student electrocuted
: Rahul, a boy of Chandana Gate locality, was electrocuted here on Friday while he was trying to free his kite entangled in a high-voltage electricity cable. He died on the spot. Rahul was a student of S.S. Balsadan School here. His body was handed over to the family after a post-mortem examination at the Civil Hospital.

Ishan tops BSc II exam
: Ishan Aggarwal of MLN College here has topped the BSc II examination conducted by Kurukshetra University by securing 92.5 per cent marks. He got 925 marks out of 1,000.



Woman arrested
: A 40-year-old female citizen of Hong Kong was arrested on Thursday evening for staying in McLeodganj without passport and visa. A local court has remanded her in judicial custody for 14 days.

4 held with illicit liquor
: Four persons were arrested and a Tata Sumo (HP 40 A 3046) was impounded during raids on illicit liquor traders under the Jawalamukhi police station in Dehra subdivision here on Friday. Those arrested were Joginder Singh of Varch, Mast Ram of Dhanova village and Namesh Kumar of Kharot village. Around 108 litres of country-made liquor was seized from their possession. Ramesh Chand of Manyala was also arrested with country-made liquor. 

: Mr Bhupesh Sharma, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sundernagar, on Thursday convicted Salochana Devi of Chambi for possessing illicit liquor and sentenced her to simple imprisonment for six months. A fine of Rs 3,000 was also imposed on her.


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