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Chairman appointed:
Dr Rajinderjit Kaur Puar, Professor of Law at the Guru Nanak Dev University has been appointed as the chairman of the University Medical/Health Committee till March 31, 2008. It was officially announced here today.

Appointed: The Executive meeting of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has appointed senior functionary K.S. Bawa as Additional Manager Darbar Sahib and Manager Accommodations with immediate effect. The fresh posting has been made in recognition of the dedication of Bawa in the SGPC. 

Results out: The results of B.A/B.Sc (Part-III) examination of Guru Nanak Dev University held in April this year has been declared. Stating this, Dr R.S. Bawa, Registrar, said this result would be available on the university website www.gnduonline.org on Thursday after 12.00 noon. The results of B.A/B.Sc (Part-I); BBA (Part-III); B.Sc. (IT) Part-III; B.Com. (Professional) Part-III and B.Sc. (Bio-Technology) Part-III examinations of the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) conducted in April would be declared on July 6.

Minor raped:
Rape case of a teenaged girl by her father has been reported in the Model Town Police Station here last evening. Tina (17), name changed, in her complaint to the police stated that she was married about 9 months ago. After a month of her marriage she came to know that her husband was a smack addict. She left him and started living with her parents. She alleged that her father Raj Kumar alias Raju forcibly raped her many times. On July 2 her father again raped her forcibly. The police has registered a case under section 376 of the IPC. 

Bag snatched: An unidentified person snatched a bag containing Rs 35,000 cash from Rampal, a shopkeeper while the latter was opening his shop at about 8:30 am at Chack Sadhu, 12 kms from here on Hoshiarpur-Una road today. According to the police, the snatcher fled away on a motorcycle No. PB-07S-3093. On the way he threw the bag and motorcycle on the road side. Sadar Police has registered a case under section 379 of the IPC.

One killed: Surinder Kumar a resident of Mohalla Krishna Nagar, Mukerian, was run over by Jammu bound Pooja Express coming from Jaipur. The victim was killed while crossing the railway track near Mukerian. 

Seven booked:
Daljit Singh, Bhawanjit Singh of Hans Kalan, Amana of Halwara along with four others allegedly assaulted Lachhman Singh of Attiana with sharp-edged weapons. The Sudhar police has registered a case under Sections 307, 341, 324, 325, 427 and 34 of the IPC on the complaint of Parminder Singh of Hans Kalan. The injured has been admitted to Arora Neuro Hospital, Ludhiana. 

Theft case: The police has booked three persons on charges of committing theft. According to information, Ujjagar Singh of Dera Machhiwara, Gurpreet Singh of Rajpura and Punjab Dass of Mehdipur had allegedly stolen Rs 2.95 lakh from Gurdwara Bolli Sahib in Sodhiwal village. The Sidhwan Bet police has registered a case under Sections 328, 457 and 380 of the IPC. 

Loan mela:
The State Bank of Patiala organised a loan mela and Grahak Sanman Smaroh in the town. Presiding over the function in the Lions Club, Bhawan Divakar Gupta, chief general manager of the bank honoured 45 prominent customers and distributed a loan of Rs 9.11 crore among 256 persons. 210 persons were insured under the accidental insurance scheme. 

15 injured  in mishap:
About 15 people including the bus driver were injured during a collision between bus and a tractor-trailer near Jeendowal village on Thursday. The mishap took place on Chandigarh-Jalandhar highway and three were seriously injured, who were later admitted to the Guru Nanak Mission Hospital. 

Meat trouble: Seven persons, including a woman, were injured during a quarrel over “langar” at a religious place near Palli Jhikki village on Monday night. According to the information, Manga Ram, along with his family and relatives, had organised a “langar” where meat was served as per the tradition. The repeated demand for meat resulted in a row between Manga Ram, Telu Ram, Deepa and Jatinder. The injured were admitted to the Nawanshahr Civil Hospital from where they were referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. A case has been registered at Banga police station on the statement of Manga Ram.

Dr R.K. Bawa from department of computer science, Punjabi University, has been invited as guest editor of “International Journal of Neural, Parallel and Scientific Computation”, published by Dynamic Publishers, USA, for its special issue on computational techniques for singular perturbation problems.

Charge assumed:
Dharam Pal Singh Mann has assumed the charge of range officer, forest department, sub-divisional office, on Thursday. Earlier, he was posted in circle office, Jalandhar. 

New BDO: Gagan Deep Singh Virk has taken over charge as block development and panchayat officer here on Thursday in place of Dilawar Kaur, who has been transferred to Chamkaur Sahib. 

Exhibition: An exhibition was held at the local civil hospital on Thursday. During the exhibition, residents of the area were educated on various diseases, including AIDS, TB and dengue, and the importance of mother’s milk to the newly born child. 

Tributes: Tributes were paid to freedom fighter Girdhari Lal Bhagi at a function held here on Thursday. Jasveer Singh Dhillon, president of the Nagar Council, Samrala, garlanded the statue of the freedom fighter in the presence of a large number of residents of the town.

Charge taken: Baldev Singh has taken over as senior manager in the local branch of Punjab and Sind Bank on Wednesday.




3 sentenced:
Sessions Judge A. S. Jaswal on Thursday sentenced Ashwani Kumar, Pradeep Kumar and Gulzar Singh, all from Patiala district in Punjab to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 10-years. They were held guilty under Section 20 of the NDPS Act and have to pay an additional fine of Rs 2 lakh each.

Suicide by woman:
28-year-old pregnant Sunita Devi allegedly committed suicide at Sadvan village in Nurpur subdivision on Tuesday night. She was being harassed by her in-laws and this tempted her to take this extreme step. She was brought to the Government Hospital after having consumed some poisonous substance where she died a couple of hours later. She was reportedly eight months pregnant at the time of the incident. The police has booked her In-laws under relevant sections.

Cheque-bounce case:
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Hamirpur, has convicted a person in a case of cheque bounce and sentenced him to six-month imprisonment besides imposing a fine of 2.5 lakh. CJM Rakesh Kainthla found Roshan Lal, a resident of Dodoh, guilty of not paying Rs 2.11 lakh after a cheque given by him to Hem Ram was dishonoured at Kangra Bank branch at Badasar.

Five injured:
Five persons were injured, one of them seriously, when a Maruti van carrying them collided with a truck bearing a Haryana state number at sector 6 on Wednesday night. The accident took place on a curve at around 8.45 pm when the van driver could not judge the road due to darkness. He hit the hill before colliding with a truck. The injured were rushed to the local ESI hospital. 


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