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Prospectus upgraded
: Guru Nanak Dev University has upgraded the main prospectus, along with the application form, for admission to various courses available on its campuses of Amritsar, Jalandhar and Gurdaspur for the academic session 2007-08, on Internet. Giving this information, Dr R.S. Bawa, registrar, said the prospectus as well as the application form could be downloaded from website www.gnduonline.org and submitted to the university within the stipulated dates along with the prescribed fee and additional fee of Rs 350 as cost of the prospectus. 

Two bodies found
: The police on Wednesday recovered two bodies from different canals. The search had actually been launched to recover a son of Des Raj, resident of Azeemgarh, who had reportedly got drowned.But this led to the recovery of Sandeep Gupta (20), son of Chander Parkash, who had been reported missing from his Gobind Nagri residence since Saturday.Another body of a woman was found trapped in the small bridge of a sub canal near Jandwala Hanuwanta village this afternoon.

Patwari caught
: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has caught Ranjit Singh,a patwari of Dhariwal, while he was allegedly taking bribe from a farmer of Khunda village.The VB has also recovered the Rs 5,000 bribe money from the patwari.A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered.

Budget passed
: Zila Parishad, Hoshiarpur passed its annual budget of Rs 28 crore for the year 2007-2008 unanimously at a meeting. Arjan Singh, chairman, said Rs 1.12 crore had been provided under Sampuran Gram Rozgar Yojna for the development of the villages in the district during 2006-07.

Smugglers held:The police arrested two smack smugglers, identified as Jasbir of Denowal Khurd and Bahadar Singh of Chabewal, under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and seized 8 gram and 5 gram smack from them, respectively, last evening.

Seminar begins:
Complying with the directions of the director of SCERT, Chandigarh, and the principal of DIET, Jagraon, a twelve days seminar for primary teachers started in Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sidhwan Bet.
Principal Jagjiwan Lal delivered a lecture on the importance of such seminars as are organised under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan. Gurjit Singh, BPEO, Sidhwan Bet, exhorted the teachers to be sincere and dedicated since the future of the nation is shaped in schools.

New principal takes over: Rajni Beri, a senior English lecturer of Swami Roop Chand Jassi Senior Secondary School, Jagraon, has taken over as new principal of the school.

COI ordered: The Vajra Corps has ordered a Court of Inquiry into an incident of a reported misbehaviour with a wife of a lance havildar at Military Hospital in Jalandhar Cantonment on Monday. Balwinder Kaur, wife of Lance Havildar Satpal Singh, posted at Ferozepore, had come to the MH for a surgery to get her gall bladder removed. The woman acused an hospital attendant of misbehaving with her.

Power shutdown: The supply of electricity will remain suspended to different parts of the city due to some repair work from 9 am to 2 pm on Thursday. The affected areas would be Tanda Road, Santokhpura, Hoshiarpur road, Deep Nagar, Hardayal Nagar, Nurpur Colony, Dhoghri, Sarabha Nagar, Punjabi Bagh, Pathankot Road, Prithvi Nagar, Baldev Nagar, Kishanpura road, Lamma Pind, Indian Oil complex, Doaba Chowk, Basant Nagar, Vikas Puri, Bulandpur, Subash Nagar, Garha, Deep Nagar, Sofi Pind, Chugitti, Defence Colony and Ladhewali.

DTH services: The DTH+ services will remain suspended on Thursday night as it is being shifted from American satellite NSS6 to Indian satellite INSAT 4B which is parked at 93.5 degree east. Addresing media persons Jalandhar Doordarshan Kendra station director S.S. Rehman said the change would be done on Thursday from 10 pm. So the DTH+ services would remain suspended from Thursday 10 pm to Friday 6 am.

Bid to rape grandaughter:
Malkiat Singh, 65, a resident of Palahi Gate, has been arrested for allegedly trying to rape his five-year-old granddaughter. Sources said Malkiat Singh, an alcoholic, tried to rape his granddaughter on Saturday but fled when he saw his wife Mohinder Kaur.

Manjot excel in class VIII exams
: According to Daljeet Singh, principal of Punjab Public School, Manki, 7 km from here, the results of class VIII of Punjab School Education Board have been remarkable. Manjot Kaur got 638 marks and stood first in the school. Out  of 42 students, seven got first division, while remaining 35 students got high second division, he added.

Naib tehsildar takes charge: Hari Lal Nafri has taken over as naib tehsildar in Samrala tehsil here today. He has submitted his joining report to the local SDM, Sukhdev Singh Mahal. 

Special meeting: A special meeting of the VSB depositors has been called by the commandant, Rashpal Singh, president of the VSB Depositors Committee and president of the anti-corruption front at his office on June 11.

Migrant labour: A migrant labour, Manoj, has flee with a minor girl belonging to Harnam Nagar locality, here, last night. The police enquire the matter in this regard. But so far, no arrest has made. Sources said accused was already married and had three children.

Atta-dal scheme: Dilawar Kaur, BDPO, said a survey under Atta-Dal Scheme was conducted on 15261 families in which as many as 3805 families traced in the block would enjoy the scheme.



NOMINATED: Dr Gurtek Singh Gill, professor of geology, Panjab University, has been nominated as a member of the Joint Programme Advisory Committee for the Doordarshan Kendra and Akashwani Jalandhar by the Broadcasting Corporation of India under the ministry of information and broadcasting. A communication to this effect has been received from S.S. Rehman, senior director, Doordarshan Kendra, Jalandhar. This has been done in recognition of Dr Gill’s activities in social and educational fields in the rural Punjab.

Nod to desilting: The Centre has approved de-silting of the Sukhna Lake on the basis of comments of experts.



YC leader quits: President of the Rajnagar block Youth Congress Committee K.K. Mahajan has resigned from his post. He submitted his resignation to the high command of the Youth Congress Committee on Tuesday.

Girl dies: An 18-year-old girl of Hatli village in Bhattiyat tehsil died after she allegedly consumed mistaking it as medicine. She was taken to a hospital at Shahpur where she breathed her last. A case has been registered.

Viral fever: A number of cases of viral fever have been reported in Kakira belt of Bhattiyat tehsil in Chamba district over the past one week. On an average, five new patients having viral infection report at the Kakira primary health centre daily. Cases of diarrhoea have also come to light. Health officials said viral cases were due to seasonal changes.

House gutted: A three-storeyed house was gutted in a devastating fire at Kiani village, around 12 km from here, on Wednesday. There is, however, no report of loss of human life and livestock. The fire broke out around 9 am. Fire engines were requisitioned from Chamba to extinguish the fire. The cause of fire could not be ascertained immediately.

School excels
: CBSE-affiliated La Montessori School, Kelheli, around 13 km from here, has secured 100 results in class X examination this year. Around 70 per cent of its students passed with distinction. Principal Lalita Kanwar said the highest percentage secured by the school students was 96.6, while 81 per cent students secured the first division. 

Sentenced: A fast-track court on Tuesday sentenced Shiv Dhani Gupta to 10-year imprisonment, besides imposing a pay fine of Rs 1 lakh, in connection with a case under the NDPS Act. He was caught with 2 kg charas on March 23, 2006, near Blagarh in Banjar subdivision of the district. He would have to undergo additional one-year imprisonment if he failed to pay the fine.

Held taking bribe: Two employees of the Mandi municipal council were caught accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a resident of Saulikhad for fixing house tax for him on Tuesday. DSP, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau, Gurdev Sharma said those arrested were Hans Raj, supervisor, and Man Singh, beldar.

: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Kangra district Pensioners Sangh in the biennial elections held recently: president - P.S. Rana; general secretary - S.L. Gupta; cashier - Chuni Lal. They have been authorised to constitute the working committee of the sangh.

Workers on fast: Workers of a shoe factory situated at Bangran village under Paonta subdivision are on the path of agitation. Their indefinite fast entered the third day on Wednesday. They are demanding reemployment of retrenched workers, but factory administration was not paying any heed to their demand. Factory manager Kulwant Singh said workers had been removed from their jobs on ‘legal grounds’.


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