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UGC grant
: The UGC has earmarked Rs 90 crore for women studies centres in its 11th plan. This was stated by a UGC nominee, Prof Jaya Indiresan while addressing the delegates of the UGC-sponsored seminar on “Capacity Building for Women Managers in Higher Education” at Guru Nanak Dev University here Thursday.

Migrant labourers: The Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Parishad led by Mr R.C. Yadav, has urged the Prime Minister to direct the state government for ensuring minimum wages to migrant labourers, besides providing ration and voter cards to them. They said migrant labourers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar had made significant contribution in improving the economy of the state.

One booked for murder
: A resident of Chughe Kalan village has been booked on the charge of murdering his wife following an altercation on Tuesday. Sources said the accused, Mandar Singh, had a tiff with his 48-year-old wife Ramrakhi, over some issue on the fateful day. He thrashed her badly after which she was admitted to a private hospital. However, she succumbed to her injuries.

2 arrested:
The CIA staff here on Friday busted a gang of cheats who fraudulently got motorcycles financed from banks and used to sell the same after forging documents. At a press conference, Mr Wazir Singh, DSP(D), stated that the police tried to stop Vishal Kumar Sharma and Jagdish Singh of Karnail Nagar, Ludhiana,at a naka at the Kishanpura chowk, Sidhwan Bet, when they were coming on a motorcycle and going towards Dharamkot to sell the same. Jagdish managed to flee while Vishal was arrested. The police recovered two motorcycles after questioning him. A case has been registered under Sections 420, 468, 471, 34, IPC.

Poppy husk seized: The Dehlon police has arrested Gurmail Singh of Sarin from Latala village and seized 10 kg of poppy husk from him. A case under Sections 15, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered. OC

2 held with liquor: The Sidhwan Bet police has registered two cases under Sections 61, 1, 14 of the Excise Act against Gurdeep Singh of Malsian Bajan and Gurdev Singh of Kanian Hussaini. The police seized 200 kg of lahan and 6,360 ml of illicit liquor. Gurdeep has been arrested while Gurdev managed to flee.

‘Suspend officers’
: Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, secretary general of the SAD, demanded suspension of the government officers who were handing over development cheques to the Congress party leaders for distribution among panchayats, youth clubs and mahila mandals.



Manager caught: A branch manager of the Jhajjar Central Cooperative Bank at Dujana village was caught red handed while accepting a bribe in lieu of granting a loan to farmers on Thursday. The vigilance team led by a tehsildar raided office of manager Mahavir Rangh while he was accepting Rs 700 as bribe from Mahipal of Nyola village. He had demanded the bribe through a middleman who was also arrested along with him.

: Mr Pawan Garg, president, Indira Gandhi National College Governing Body, Dhanaura and Mr Vijay Sabharwal, DAV College Governing Body, Naneola, have been elected members of Kurukshetra University Court for two years in an election held here on Thursday.

Maths meet: Mathematicians from India and abroad deliberated upon mathematical theories and concepts on the second day of the national conference on ‘History of Mathematics and Recent Developments’ here on Thursday. The Department of Mathematics, M.D. University, is organising the three-day conference. Dr Hansraj Joshi, Department of Mathematics, York University, Toronto (Canada), said in the Vedic period, mathematical concepts were weaved within ritualistic practices, to ensure their survival.



One held
: The police has arrested Madan Lal (29 years), son of Hardyal Chand of Plasala village in the Talai area of Bilaspur and recovered 750 gm charas from his possession on Thursday. A case was registered.

Cyclist dead
: An old man, who was riding a bicycle was hit by a truck near multipurpose barrier at Tunnuhatti on the Dalhousie-Pathankot highway on Thursday. He succumbed to his injuries.

Wildlife team
: The Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest-cum-Chief Wildlife Warden, Mr S.K. Tandon, said on Friday that the Wildlife Department would soon constitute squads of specialised shooters to tranquilise or shot monkeys or wild boars creating havoc in cities or villages of the state. However, both animals are protected under section 3 of the Wildlife Protection Act.


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