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Saplings planted:
To mark the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, Youth Congress activists led by Monty Sehgal, general secretary, Punjab, planted saplings on Monday. Nearly 70 workers planted the saplings at two government primary schools at Haripur and Gajipur villages. Manjit Bilkhu, Lakhbir Singh, councillor, Adampur, Ashwan Bhalla, Satvir Satta, Piyush Arora and Baljit Singh were present there, among others.

GND University has invited applications for admission to M Phil courses in the subjects of physics, botany, environmental science, zoology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, English, Hindi, Punjabi (campus and regional campus Jalandhar), Sanskrit, music, religious studies and philosophy till August 30. Dr T.D. Narang, Dean, Academic Affairs, said, the entrance test (except for M Phil Punjabi, at regional campus Jalandhar) would be held on August 31 at 2 pm and for regional campus Jalandhar on September 1 at 10 am in the respective departments.

Live telecast: GND University will organise a live presentation on Eduset by Elsevier Publishers on e-books and navigational tools on Tuesday in the campus.

Appointment: Prof Derick Engles of the Department of Electronics and Technology has been appointed as the coordinator of the Educational Communication Centre of GND University. This has been stated on Monday in a notification issued by the registrar.

Gang busted, three held: With the arrest of three persons, including a Jammu and Kashmir resident, the district police on Monday busted a gang involved in the selling of stolen vehicles by forging false documents. A case under Sections 379, 411, 468 and 471, IPC, has been registered. It took them into remand after presenting in the court.

Harjinder Singh, alias Raju, 12, of Dhan Singh Colony, was killed by a speeding car on the Faridkot-Ferozepur road on Monday. Raju was on a bicycle with his friend when a speeding Alto car came from behind and struck them. Both of them were rushed to a hospital, but Raju died on the way.

Indefinite fast:
Rajinder Rana, district organising secretary of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thakre), Hoshiarpur, on Monday started indefinite fast-unto-death at the local Shastri Market in protest against the district police for not registering a case against activists of the Ambedkar Sena.

Bag snatched: Two motorcycle-borne youths on Monday snatched a bag containing Rs 25,000 from Gurbax Singh of Khijarpur (Mukerian). According to sources, Gurbax Singh withdrew the amount from the Hazipur branch of Punjab National Bank and boarded a bus to his village. After he got down from the bus and was going towards his house on foot, two motorcycle-borne youths snatched the bag containing Rs 25,000 from him and sped away.

Blood donation drive: The Punjab Chapter of the Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immune-haematology (ISBTI) launched “rakta kranti grassroots movement” to promote voluntary blood donation. Minister for medical research and education, parliamentary affairs, forest and wildlife and labour Tikshan Sud said the movement was the need of the hour. Warm and enthusiastic support of the people is required to achieve the target of 100 per cent voluntary blood donation.

Computer lab inaugurated:
To equip students with the latest know-how in IT education, a computer club has been set up at Kirpal Sagar Academy near Rahon. Dr Karamjit Singh, chairman of the Academy, formally inaugurated the club on Friday. He said IT education had become the basic need in the era of globalisation. Computer faculty members, Narinder Bhoomak, Kamaljit Singh and students Harpreet Singh, Sanoi Sethi and Sandeep Kaur presented a slide show to highlight the proposed activities of the computer club. The club consists of 35 students who prepared projects on the occasion. R.C. Sethi, principal, T.T. Selvam, headmaster, Madhu, chief education officer, spoke on the occasion.

‘Teej’ celebrated: The ETT students of SAI College of Education, Jadla organised festival of ‘Teej’ on Saturday. The students, attired in the traditional Punjabi dress, 
presented cultural programme.

5 arrested:
The district police has booked five persons under the Excise Act during a special drive against the drug and illicit liquor smugglers within 24 hours. SSP Lok Nath Angra said the arrested persons had been identified as Mehnga Ram, Kamaljit, Srishta, Sudesh and Tarsem Lal. It has recovered 3750 litres of illicit liquor from their possession.

Five injured in clashes
: Five persons sustained injuries in two separate group clashes which occurred in the town on Monday afternoon. Four of them were admitted to the civil hospital, while the fifth person was sent to the DMC Hospital in Ludhiana. The police has registered two cases under sections 452, 354, 148 and 149 of the IPC.

Grocery, cash stolen: Some miscreants allegedly looted cash and grocery from the shop of Charanjit Kumar in Dhyan Singh Colony here on Saturday night. The cost of grocery items is estimated at Rs 90,000, while the cash was Rs 34,000. The police has registered a case under sections 457 and 380 of the IPC but no arrest has been made so far. The miscreants entered the shop by breaking its shutters and took away valuables, including two quintal of sugar, 51 kg of ghee.



Highway blocked: Over 100 residents of Fhumman Singh village, a farmer who was found dead along the Pinjore -Swarghat national highway near Nalagarh on July 21 night blocked the highway on Monday. The villagers gathered in front of the Nalagarh police to stage protest over the dilly-dally approach of the police to solve the case.

Charas seized: The Barotiwala police seized 315 gm of charas from Hardeep Rana of Anandpur Sahib at Palaankwala Tobba village on Monday. Rana has been booked under the NDPS Act.

Boy killed: A boy was crushed to death by a speeding Canter at Nangal village, near Nalagarh, on the Pinjore-Swarghat national highway on Monday. Anees Khan, a plus-two student of government school, Nalagarh, was crossing the road when the Canter hit him. He died on the spot. A case has been registered against the driver of the Canter.


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