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5 looters held: The police on Wednesday busted a gang of looters and seized about 70 gm of gold jewellery from them. The accused were identified as Punit Pal Singh and Manjit Kaur of Kot Baba Deep Singh, Balwinder Singh and Charanjit Kaur of Jagdambe Colony, and Tilak Raj of New Golden Avenue. A case has been registered.

Smuggler held: The police on Wednesday nabbed smuggler Tabrej Singh Gill, a resident of Kotli Sakkian Wali, from an area in Bhikhiwind in Tarn Taran district and seized 2 kgs of heroin from him. A case under Sections 21/61/85, NDPS Act, has been registered.

Varsity results: The results of Diploma in Computer Applications (full and part time) part-I and II, BA (Hons) in English part-I and II, MA (Fine Arts) part-I and II, and MA (Sanskrit) part-I and II examinations of Guru Nanak Dev University will be declared on July 12. The results will also be available on www.gnduonline.org after 5 pm. 

Counselling: Guru Nanak Dev University will hold counselling for admission to B.Tech in computer science and engineering and B. Tech in electronics and communication engineering under ‘NRI category’ on July 16 in Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bhawan of the varsity at 10 am.

MOGA
Robbery: Robbers armed with sharp-edged weapons attacked the four unarmed watchmen of a rented godown of the Warehouse Department on Moga road near here on Tuesday night. They managed to take away 319 bags of wheat in tractors and trolleys. One watchman - Balwinder Singh - was killed and the other three were injured in the incident. A case has been registered.

NABHA
Books donated: The general manager of Glaxo Smith Kline Consumer Healthcare Ltd (GSKCH) B. Jagdish Rao donated five sets of books of various entrance exams to the local chapter of Sewa Bharti. The company also donated 54 chairs to the Civil Hospital for use in the out-patient ward. Dr Chetan Goel of Sewa Bharti said Rao had also promised 10 scholarships for deserving girl students.

Samrala
Appointed
: Jaspal Singh has taken over as senior manager in the Punjab National Bank branch, here Tuesday in place of B B Goyal, who has been transferred to Salem-Tabri, Ludhiana. Earlier, Jaspal Singh was posted at Tira near Mohali. — OC

Office-bearers: At a meeting of the general body of the local Nankana Sahib Public School, Samrala, held under the chairmanship of Ujjal Singh Jathedar, Jathedar Kirpal Singh Kheernian has been appointed additional secretary, Jaspal Singh Bedi as senior-vice president and Joginder Singh Seh, Sher Singh Mushkabaad, Harbhajan Singh Gurugarh, Balbir Singh Mann Machhiwara, Hardev Singh Harion, Parminder Singh Balli, Surinderpal Singh Dhillon, Malwinder Kaur, Kuldeep Singh Jattiwal and advocate Harjeet Singh as executive members of the managing committee of the school. — OC

Goats electrocuted: Two goats of Binder Singh Binda, a poor Mahzabi labourer of Baghaur village, were electrocuted here on Tuesday. The sarpanch of the village Surjit Singh, member panchayats Labh Singh and Nazar Singh, demanded financial aid from the Red Cross funds, keeping in view his poverty.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

BILASPUR
Voter I-cards
: Election photo I-cards and voters photo lists will be made here in the district for Bilaspur Sadar Assembly segment up till July 14 while for Ghumarwin Assembly segment I-cards will be made between July 14 to July 17. DC-cum-district electoral officer Rajinder Singh said here on Wednesday that I-cards for Geharwin reserved constituency would be made between July 17 to July 19. The time will be from 9 am to 5 pm. Any voter who has lost their I-card can get a duplicate card prepared after paying a fee of Rs 25.

Salary: The district executive committee of INTUC here has expressed resentment that several labourers in the Forest Department here have not been given their salary for the past three months. At a meeting presided by district president Paras Ram Parmar the committee demanded that the salary should be disbursed immediately or the INTUC would be constrained to start a Dharna outside the forest office here. —

Hamirpur
BSNL dharna
: Members of the BSNL Employees Union and the MNEA Union on Monday staged a dharna to protest the delay in the purchase of certain equipment. Secretary of the union V.S.Kanwar said the purchase of G2 and G3 equipment, to be installed at a cost of Rs 4.55 crore, was being delayed by the Ministry of Communications, affecting the expansion of mobile services. The employees unions have threatened if the equipment was not purchased by July 11 they would go on strike.

Course begins: A short-term course on fundamentals of technology began at NIT here, which was inaugurated by NIT director I.K. Bhat. Course coordinator Rajesh Kumar said Brahma Kumar, who had come from Sweden to attend the workshop, highlighted various activities being undertaken at the division of machine elements at Tribolab, LUT, Sweden. This two-week programme will focus on various themes related to friction, wear and lubrication.

KUMARHATTI
Drowned: A Nepalese migrant labourer was drowned in a bowri adjoining the Balad khud near Baddi on Tuesday. Raju Thapa was heavily drunk had gone to the bowri to take bath. He reportedly fell in the bowri and died. Nearby villagers reached the bowri and noticed his body. 

NURPUR
Conference: The Himachal Pradesh INTUC, will highlight problems of workers and employees of the state in its two-day conference scheduled to be presided over by INTUC president G.Sanjiva Reddy in Shimla on July 21- 22.

Shimla
Theft:
A sum of Rs 60,000 and a gold chain were stolen from a hotel room in which a couple from Panchkula was staying. D.P. Sharma told the police that his bag containing Rs 60,000 and a gold chain went missing from the hotel room in the US Club Gate area on Monday night. The bag was in the room in the night but was found missing in the morning. The police has registered an FIR.


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