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Fatehgarh Sahib
CONVOCATION: The RIMT Institute of Management and Computer Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised its first convocation here on Tuesday. Dr S.K. Salwan, vice-chancellor of Punjab Technical University, was the chief guest. He conferred degrees on 200 students. Director of the institute B.S. Bhatia read out the annual report of the institute.

FUNCTION: The annual prize-distribution function of BZSFS Senior Secondary Public School was held here on Tuesday. Prof Rajinderjit Singh Bajwa, principal, highlighted the achievements of the school. Students presented a cultural programme.

ELECTED: The following have unanimously been elected office-bearers of the teachers’ union of Mata Gujri College here: President - Prof Harminder Singh; general secretary - Bikramjit Singh Sandhu; joint secretary - Prof Harjit Singh; treasurer - Prof Jupinder Singh; delegates - Prof Gurdarshan Singh, Prof Sital Singh Tiwana, Prof Sukhdev Singh and Prof Devinder Singh.

INVITED: Dr Dharminder Singh Ubha, head, department of management studies, Mata Gujri College, here has been invited to present his paper on “Pedigree of social responsibility: A study of Indian spiritual system” at the 14th Annual Global Finance Conference. It is being organised by La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, from April 1.

Two killed:
Two persons were killed in road accidents in Hoshiarpur on Tuesday. Harbhajan Singh of Shiv Sunder Nagar, Pathankot, died on the spot when his car met with an accident with a bus. The victim was travelling with Himat Singh in the car near Mukerian on the Jalandhar-Pathankot road. In another incident, Satinder Kaur was crushed to death by a bus at Fatehgarh Chowk here. A case has been registered under sections 279 and 304 of the IPC against driver Kulwinder Singh of Pathankot.

Body found: The body of a new-born female child wrapped in a towel was found near Therian village on Tuesday. Ram Dass, sarpanch, Handokhurdpur, reported the matter to the police. A case has been registered.

Drug peddlers held
: The police has arrested a number of drug peddlers at different places and seized 42 gm of smack from their possession. Cases have been registered against the accused under various sections of the NDPS Act.

Workshop: The local Nav Nari Club organised a week-long “activity workshop” for children at the Baradari Club. Lally Saini, chairperson of the club, said experts gave training on different activities like yoga, art and craft, dance and cooking. The concluding function was attended by parents.

Charge taken:
Bhulla Singh took charge as DSP Samrala on Wednesday. He has been transferred in place of Mukhminder Singh Bhullar, who has been shifted to Jalandhar. Earlier, Bhulla Singh had been posted as DSP Sangrur.

Tributes Paid: The first barsi of Bibi Ranjeet Kaur Mundi, mother of youth Akali leader and general secretary of the All India Youth Akali Dal Rupinder Singh Mundi and sub-divisional judicial magistrate P S Mundi, took place at their residence in Machhiwara, 10 km from here on Wednesday. Many well known personalities were present there to pay their tributes to the departed soul.

convocation: First annual convocation and prize distribution function at National College for Women, Machhiwara will be held on March 31, according to Amrik Singh Kahlon, secretary of the college. Principal Parminder Singh Benipal informed that B D Budhiraja will deliver the convocation address and Akali Malhotra, MD M/s Shiva Fabricators, Machhiwara will give away the prizes.

Ram Naumi: Ram Naumi was celebrated in temples of Samrala with great pomp and show. On this occasion, Baldev Singh, SDM Samrala and Jagjiwan Singh Kheernian, MLA, appealed to the citizens to follow the footsteps of Lord Rama.

Tarn Taran
Three booked
: Three members of a family have been booked for demanding dowry. The complaint has been registered by Harjinder Kaur, daughter of Balwinder Singh of Thatha village near Chabal. She has accused her husband Jaskaran, father-in-law Gurmukh Singh and mother-in-law Surjit Kaur of torturing. The accused are said to be absconding.

Noise pollution: Kulwant Kaur and Sukhdev Raj, residents of Fatehabad, 18 kilometers from here, have been booked under Section 188 of the IPC for playing loud music. The complainant Balwinder Singh lodged the complaint keeping in mind the on going exams of the students.

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