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Course
: As information technology is not a substitute to human mind, so teachers should keep on updating their knowledge. These views were expressed by S.S. Bhatti, director, Adesh Institute of Engineering and Technology, Faridkot, while inaugurating a refresher course on IT being organised by the Academic Staff College of Guru Nanak Dev University here on Thursday. Derick Engles, professor of electronics technology and communication, also spoke on the occasion. — TNS

SAD-A seminar: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Amritsar would organise a conference at Attari border on October 28 to take stock of the problems being faced by the farming community of the state. Disclosing this here today SAD(A) general secretary Ram Singh said the party has also urged the UPA-led Congress government to rethink on the nuclear tie-up with America. — OC

Barnala
Campaign
: The Art of Living Chapter here on Thursday joined the STAND UP and SPEAK OUT event, which is a joint initiative of the United Nations Millennium Campaign and the Global Call to Action against Poverty. The event was organised at Sacred Heart Convent School, Raikot Road, Bharat Vidya Mandir Convent School, S.D. High School, Sarv Hitkari Ucch Vidya Mandir, Mother Teacher Convent School, Government Senior Secondary School, Sandhu Patti, and Jai Vatika Convent School. — OC

Bathinda
Exhibition
: A two-day district-level science exhibition was held at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School here. More than 61 schools from Talwandi Sabo, Mandi Phul and Bathinda took part. Chief guest DEO Gurdev Singh Gill gave away the prizes to students. The results are: water management - Harmeet Singh and Umrai Singh, agriculture and food - Jeevan Preet and Virpal Yadav, energy resources - Lakhwinder Singh and Lakhwinder Kaur, disaster management - Harsimran Singh and Amandeep Kaur; mathematical aptitude - Harmandeep Singh and Gagan Garg, educational technology - Nikhil Sharma and Gargi Mittal, chart making - Bharat Bansal, quiz - Jitin Kumar, poster making -Atinderpal Singh, drama - DAV Public School (Rama Mandi), teaching aid- Jasvir Singh. — TNS

Booked: A case of rape has been registered at the Dyal Pura police station against Hardev Singh, 22, of Burj Ladha Singh village in the district for allegedly raping a minor girl on Wednesday. The six-year-old girl is dumb and was his neighbour. — TNS

Assault: Ashok Kumar of Navi Basti in the district has complained to the police that Harish, an employee of a local bank, allegedly threatened and beat him up on Wednesday. Police sources said the quarrel took place over parking. Ashok was reportedly beaten up in his shop. A case has been registered. — TNS

Abduction: Pawan Kumar of Mehana Chowk has complained to the police that Jiti, Rishi and their accomplice abducted his daughter Neha on Wednesday. A case had been registered at the Kotwali police station in this regard. — TNS

Theft: Mandir Singh of Kaljhrani village in the district has filed a complaint with the police alleging that some ornaments and cash was stolen from his house on Wednesday. A case has been registered. — TNS

Seized: The Dyalpura police arrested Bahadur Singh of Kotha Guru village with 12 kg of poppy husk while he was carrying it in his scooter on Wednesday. The police had arrested him and impounded his scooter. A case has been registered under the NDPS Act. — TNS

Hoshiarpur
Child’s play: 4 hospitalised
: Four children received serious burn injuries while trying to burn a paper containing powder of firecrackers at Dehriwal Bainchan village last night. The children, Dikshan (6), Sunny Kumar (9), Rahul (5) and Neha (12), of Vijay Kumar, were admitted to the civil hospital. — OC

Accident deaths: Two persons, who were injured in a Sumo-Tempo collision on October 16, succumbed to their injuries at the civil hospital, Mukerian, on Wednesday evening. The deceased have been identified as Sham Lal of New Bhangala and Manjura of Taggar Kalan. A total of four persons were injured in the accident. They were admitted to Mukerian civil hospital. The Sumo driver, Satwinder Singh, of Gurdaspur has been booked . — OC

Nawanshahr
Science fair
: State Institute of Science Education and district education department organised a sub-division level ‘Science Fair’ at Government Senior Secondary School, Banga on Wednesday. District science supervisor Balihar Singh Bains inaugurated the event, in which students belonging to different schools exhibited their models on different sub themes - water management, agriculture 
and food, energy resources, disaster management, mathematical modeling, educational technology.. — OC

Talk on martyr: Famous Punjabi author Ajit Singh Rahi delivered a special lecture on Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh here at Government Senior Secondary School on Wednesday. He touched various aspects of the life and philosophy of the great martyr. Rahi recently penned down a book ‘Satlej Gavah Hai’ on Bhagat Singh’s life. — OC

Youth fest: The youth festival zone ‘B’ (men) of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, which began yesterday at Amardeep Singh Shergill Memorial College, Mukandpur, entered its second day today. NRI Surinder Singh Dhindsa and Banga DSP Pushkar Sandhu were the chief guests. — OC

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HARYANA

BHIWANI
Dharna
: The Aanganwadi Workers and Helpers Union will organise a state-level dharna and demonstration in Chandigarh on October 25, said Saroj Chahal, a member of the union, affiliated to the Aanganwadi Employees Federation of India, on Wednesday. — OC

CHANDIGARH
Appointed: The Haryana government has appointed Lekh Raj Nandal as assistant advocate general with immediate 
effect. — TNS

KARNAL
Poetry contest
: Paramveer Samdayan, a class IX student of Dyal Singh Public School, has won the second prize in an all-India poetry competition organised by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development. He also won a cash prize of Rs 
7,000. — TNS

SIRSA
Documentary: With a view to spread awareness about ill effects of drugs prevailing here, the district police has made a documentary highlighting the plights of addicts, which will be shown to all villagers. — TNS
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BILASPUR
Ration cards
: Some 54,326 new ration cards will be issued here in district till October 31 through district food and supplies controller while 3,623 ration cards will be issued to the consumers here in the town. The DC said all these ration card holders would be of the families which belong to the above poverty line (APL) category. He said these ration cards would replace the old ones. He said the consumers should deposit their old ration cards in the district office at Bilaspur
while in villages, these cards should be deposited with the panchayat secretaries who would be supplied new cards through the respective block development officers. — OC

NURPUR
Camp for kids
: The Health and Family Welfare Department on Wednesday organised a camp for special children in the age of 0 to 12 years at the community health centre at Gangath. A team of doctors from Civil Hospital, Nurpur, examined 114 children and identified 98 of them with disability. According to Nurpur block medical officer Anil Mahajan the Health Department is giving certificates of disability to the examined and identified children. — OC
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