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AMRITSAR
Counselling:
The second counselling for the MBBS and BDS admission under the Sikh minority quota will be held at the Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research here on Monday. Candidates, who could not appear in the first counselling, had been given a second chance to appear for admission, a press statement said on Friday. 

Cop shot at: Head constable Gurwinder Singh posted at the Police Lines here was shot at by two unidentified persons, while he was going for a morning walk near B. L. Kashav, an under construction building, here on Friday. He was injured in the incident and admitted to hospital.The police has rounded up two persons, Gurmit Singh and Surinder Singh of Rana Garden, and his neighbour in this regard. A case has been registered. 

BARNALA
Urja Divas
: To mark the 63rd birthday of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Akshay Urja Divas was observed here on Friday. As many as 200 students from different local schools held a rally in the city to spread awareness among masses about environment conservation. Deputy commissioner R. L. Mehta flagged off the rally. 

FEROZEPUR
Racket busted
: The police busted a fake currency racket and arrested three persons along with fake currency worth Rs 60,000 on Friday. The arrested persons include Baljit Singh, Angrej Singh and Kulwant Singh, while the fourth person, who managed to escape, has been identified as Sandeep of Ferozepur city.

Hoshiarpur
Pb Roadways bus catches fire
: Fire broke out in the front portion of Punjab roadways bus (PB 12 C-9765) of Jalandhar depot around 2 pm on Friday. The fire tenders reached the site and the fire was controlled after half an hour. 

Teenager injured: Harjodh Singh (17), son of Dr. Surinder Pal of Bulhowal, was seriously injured when a speedy vehicle hit his motorcycle near the village about 12 kms from here at about 5.30 pm on Friday. Harjodh has been referred to Jalandhar under serious conditions.

Decision flayed: The Punjab Pradesh Chemists Association (PPCA) has criticised the decision of health and family welfare minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla to appoint government doctors against vacant posts of drug inspector. President and chief adviser of the association Surjit Mehta and Dharambir Kapur, respectively, said here on Thursday there was no justification in appointing a microbiologist doctor against the vacant posts. 

PATHANKOT
2 arrested: The police has arrested two persons in a special drive launched against drug smugglers. Nitu, a resident of Sohal, and Sarbjit, a resident of Dhariwal, were arrested under the NDPS Act and 4,000 intoxicating capsules and 13 bottles of corex seized from them on Friday. 

Phagwara
Sacked armyman held with poppy
: The Phagwara police arrested Dalip Singh and Bikramjit Singh and seized 35 kg of poppy husk from them near Guru Nanakpura on Friday. According to DSP H.P.S. Khakh, accused Dalip Singh was dismissed from Army Signal in 2004, after which he indulged in the activity of smuggling.

Sangrur
Sealed
: The local excise authoritieson Friday sealed a liquor shop near the main bus stand here for five days on the charge of selling liquor to customers at less than the prescribed rate. The local police has registered a case against Ashok Kumar and Subhash Chand under Sections 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) of the IPC. 

SUNAM
Seized:
CIA in charge Ashok Mohan seized 25 bags of poppy husk (9.25 quintals) from a truck. The poppy husk was seized during a naka laid on Sunam-Lehragaga road near Chhajli village on Thursday. The police arrested Gobind Singh, Saaba Singh and Sunam while three others managed to flee. 

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CHANDIGARH

Chandigarh
MEETING:
A general body meeting of the Carmel Ex-Students Association (CESA) will be held at Hotel Aroma, here on Friday. According to a press note, the finalisation of dates for upcoming events like a blood donation camp, a picnic and the constitution of the executive committee, will be discussed at the meeting.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

CHAMBA
6 wounded
: At least six persons were wounded in a clash arising out of a land dispute at Bounkhri village on Thursday. The dispute occurred as an old woman named Dalmeera was raising a house on a pastureland used by the villagers for grazing their livestock. The villagers objected to the construction and the dispute arose. The injured were taken to the regional hospital at Chamba and discharged after first-aid. The police is investigating. 

Labourer dies: A labourer of the Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department died near Ghurenka village in Bharmour tribal subdivision on Thursday. The labourer identified as Megha Ram was going to his place of work, passing through the steep hillside, from where his feet slipped and he fell 30 metres down into the gorge and died on the spot. The police recovered the body of the deceased. After an autopsy the body was handed over to his family. 

Memorandum: Agitated trainees of the Himachal Pradesh State JBT Trainees Federation on Thursday submitted a memorandum to the state government through the DC demanding the deviation of the condition of filling up a bond agreement for their appointment on contract basis for 5 years. President of the federation Uttam Chand urged the government to dilute the condition of the bond and make provision of providing regular appointments. He said the bond envisaged contractual appointments for five years which was not acceptable to them. 

HAMIRPUR
Office-bearers
: The newly elected office-bearers of the CSA of the Subhash Chander Bose memorial postgraduate college are: President-Ravi Chandel; vice-president-Vishakha; general secretary- Ajay Kumar and joint secretary-Sunny Sharma. They were administered oath by the college principal Satish Chander Sharma. 

KUMARHATTI
Suicide
: A Pinjore resident allegedly committed suicide at Mandhesar village under Kasauli police station on Thursday night. Pawan Kumar who hailed from Peerna colony of Pinjore was found hanging in his room. The deceased was a labourer since the past five years. The police has taken the body into its custody and started investigations. 

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