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Refresher courses:
Guru Nanak Dev University will organise refresher courses in English, mathematics and commerce and management for university and college teachers. Prof T.D. Narang, Dean, Academic Affairs, said the refresher course in English would be held from October 24 to November 13 while refresher course in mathematics had been scheduled from November 23 to December 13.

Seminar: Persons from the medical field should come forward to help psychiatric patients. This was stated by Mr Gurdev Singh, District and Session Judge, during a seminar organised by the Anatomy Department of Government Medical College here on Thursday. Additional Sessions Judge, Vivek Puri and Civil Judge A.S. Grewal also expressed their views at the seminar.

Silent protest: Members of the Rural Medical Service Association held a silent protest in support of their demands here on Thursday. They submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner. The demands include regularisation of jobs, maternity leave for female doctors and end to political interference.

Varsity poll: Elections to Guru Nanak Dev University Officers’ Association for the year 2006-07 will be held on October 30. Mr Balkar Singh Sandhu, secretary of the association, said Dr M.D. Singh of Law Department would act as Returning Officer. He said October 17 would be the last date for filing of nomination papers.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Dharna by teachers:
Teachers of Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib, wore black badges against the non-merger of 50 per cent DA in their basic pay. Their coordination committee handed over a memorandum in this regard to the college Principal for forwarding it to the president of the SGPC.



NAGAR KIRTAN: In connection with the “Gurgaddi Divas” celebrations on October 20, the local Nagar Kirtan Talmel Committee on Friday decided that a nagar kirtan would be held on October 18. It would begin from the Sector 37 gurdwara at 3 pm and pass through Sectors 21, 22 and 23 before culminating at the Sector 21-C gurdwara.

DIVALI MELA: A Divali mela is being organised by Devi Dyal and Company, at the Sector 34 exhibition ground here. Over 100 stalls have been set up there. These include stalls of handicraft items from Kerala and Saharanpur. A number of joyrides have also been set up for the children.

Appointed: Dr S.S. Bhatti, former Principal, Chandigarh College of Architecture, has been appointed member of the All-India Board of Architecture by the All-India Council for Technical Education, for three years.

BLOOD DONATION: Eightynine persons donated blood at a camp organised by the Department of Posts in association with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGI. The Chief Post Master General, Punjab and Chandigarh, Ms Manjula Prashar, also donated blood in the camp.

Summit on Breast Cancer:
The Fortis hospital will organise a National Breast Cancer Summit-2006 on Saturday. Dr Rajiv Bedi, Senior Consultant (Medical Oncology), Fortis, said the speakers would include leading oncologists, onco-surgeons and related specialists.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: A blood donation camp was held at the Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology and Gian Jyoti Public School. A team of doctors and medical technicians from the PGI visited the college in connection with the camp. In all, 308 units of blood were collected.

BUS DAMAGED: Some unidentified students broke the windowpanes of a Punjab Roadways bus here on Friday after the driver did not stop the vehicle at the bus stop. The bus belonged to the Jalandhar depot of the Punjab Roadways. The driver of the bus lodged a complaint with the police but he failed to identify the students who damaged the state property.



An inter-school folk dance group competition was held at DAV Public School, Ambala city, on Wednesday. Groups from different schools participated in the competition in which DAV School, Sadhaura, was adjudged first, Tulsi Public School, Ambala city, second and DAV Public School, Naraingarh, was declared third.

LOOTED: A truck carrying tyres was looted on the Saha-Shahbad road here on Thursday. The incident took place near Shergarh village. The truck, coming from Delhi, was headed for Mani Majra. Around 10 persons, who came in two trucks, stopped the truck carrying tyres and asked the driver of the truck and its owner to get down the vehicle at gun-point. After tying them to a nearby tree, the miscreants loaded the tyres onto their trucks and fled from the spot.



Death toll in accident rises: The death toll in the accident which took place on October 5 near Bhootnath temple here, has risen to three. The father of the car owner, who was referred to the PGI Chandigarh, died on Thursday. The mother and the son (car owner) died on the day of the accident. The fourth family member, the daughter of the deceased, was also referred to the PGI where her condition was stated to be out of danger.

Held with charas: The district police here nabbed Sukh Ram (28) son of Mr Uttam Chand of Bahan village in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh for possessing 2 kg of charas at Dhalpur on Wednesday. A case under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (ND & PS) Act has been registered.

A three-day international symposium on new strategies for prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging zoonoses began here on Thursday. It is being jointly organised by Dr G.C. Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences of CSK Agriculture University and Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College.


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