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Result out
: Guru Nanak Dev university has declared result of entrance test held on June 25 for admission to M.Tech (IT).The result is available on university Website www.gnduonline.org. A university spokesman said Manjot Agnihotri has stood first in the test while inder Singh and Sunaina Verma were declared second and third respectively.

Prof selected: Dr Vikram Chadha, professor of economics at Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, has been selected by the ministry of human resource development for a short-term faculty position on deputation for 16 weeks at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok. He has been assigned to take up a course on industrial development and planning at the AIT.

Counselling: Counselling for admission to M.Tech (urban planning) at Guru Nanak Dev University will be held on July 3 at 11 am. According to Prof Sarup Singh, head of the department, all candidates who have qualified in the test are eligible to come for counselling.

500 kg poppy husk seized: The Special Narcotics Cell on a tip-off arrested Makhan Singh and Bakshish Singh and seized a truck loaded with poppy husk in the wee hours near Jandiala Guru here on Tuesday. Two of their accomplices - Bakshinder Singh and Ranjit Singh Rana -managed to escape.

: Social activist Thandi Ram Aggarwal was cremated at Shivpuri here on Monday evening. He was a member in the board of patrons in Aggarwal Sabha, gaushala managing committee, Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Seva Samiti, Dusehra Committee, AV Gurunanak Senior Secondary School.

Seminar held
: The district police on Tuesday hosted a seminar at the Police Lines to observe International Day Against Drug Abuse. SSP Paramjit Singh Grewal was the chief guest and Dr Sandeep Kumar, a psychiatrist, was the key speaker. Prominent among those who participated in the seminar included Sukhdev Singh Bhatti, Makhan Sharma, Jatinder Nath Sharma, Harpalinder Singh Rahi, Raghbir Chand Jindal, Rupinder Singh, Rakesh Garg, Kamaljit Singh and Anil Bansal.

Found dead
: Harpreet Singh (37) of Kohli Kalan was found dead in a pool of blood at his in-laws’ residence in Doda village, 10 km from here, on Monday. Blood was found in the rooms and the courtyard of the house. There were sharp cuts on his neck and arms and his skin was peeled off on many parts of the body. According to the kin of the deceased, he might have committed suicide as he was suffering from depression. The police has registered a case under Section 174 of the CrPC.



CHHABEEL: On the eve of Nirjala Ekadshi, the Sukhmani Seva Samiti organised a chhabeel in Burail on Tuesday. The event was organised under the aegis of spirtual leader Varinder Bhatara.



One killed
: Jattoo Ram (65) of Nand Behla village was crushed under a Mahindra Jeep (HP 24-B- 2459) and died on the spot on Tuesday. The driver was reversing the vehicle when the incident occurred. The police has registered a case. The driver has been arrested.

: One person was killed and two were injured when a motor cycle (HP- 55-4199) collided with a private bus (HP-56- 7215) on the Beas bridge near Sujanpur. While Rajeev (32) succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital , his five-year son, Shubham, has been referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. Seema, wife of the deceased, received minor injuries.

Seat quota: The International Institute of Fashion (INFID) has decided to reserve 5 per cent seats for students from IRDP families from the next session, MD of the institute Sat Pal Sharma said. Ten students of the institute had been selected for the Wills Fashion competition to be organised at New Delhi in September.

1 held for rape
: Biri Singh allegedly raped a married woman Chinta Devi, 25, at her parents' house at Hanei village after he found her alone at home on Monday. The victim worked as a peon in a court in Chandigarh and was here on a visit to her parent’s home. The police has registered a case of rape.

Drug abuse
: On the eve of International Day against the drug abuse and illicit trafficking, a declamation contest, drawing and painting competition and slogan writing was organised in the premises of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Paonta Sahib on Tuesday. J.P. Singh, SP, who was the chief guest said drug abuse was a social problem and was spreading fast across the region and threatening the future of our youth.


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