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Schedule finalised: The schedule for the 49th Panjab University Diamond Jubilee Inter-Zone Youth and Heritage Festival has been finalised. Principal of DAV College Dr B.C. Josan said on Saturday that the festival would be formally inaugurated on November 15.The festival will conclude on November 18.

Youth festival: The Bhag Singh Hayer Khalsa College for Women will host the Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival for colleges affiliated to Panjab University. This was stated by principal Dr Parminder Sharma and organising secretary of the festival Dr Karamjeet Kaur on Saturday. The competitions will begin on October 30.

Protest: The Technical Services Union on Saturday resolved to observe a work-to-rule protest over the suspension of 11 senior workers by the superintending engineer of the Muktsar circle. Blaming the PSEB management, TSU divisional secretary Balwinder Singh Sandhu said the headquarters of the sacked employees had been fixed in Jalandhar zone to harass their families.

3 surrender: A state executive member of the BJP Kisan Morcha Shiv Kumar Bhadoo surrendered at the police complex here on Saturday along with one of his sons and another person named in the FIR registered in connection with the killing of a farmer of Waryamkhera village early this week. The police had registered the case on the statement of the victim’s wife after he succumbed to injuries allegedly caused by Bhadoo, his two sons and three others from the Tibbi area of Rajasthan.

Rally held: To lodge their protest against the derogatory remarks used for Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the Punjab Students Union held a protest rally at S.D. College here on Saturday. State executive member Pardeep Kasab said Bhagat Singh was a great martyr and ‘revolutionary terrorist’ word used for him was unfortunate.

Arrested: The police arrested three persons and solved a loot case within five days. The arrested persons were Darshan Singh, Tehal Singh and Gagandeep Singh, while the fourth accused Amritpal was still absconding. They had looted a doctor and his wife on October 21 at gunpoint and taken petrol worth Rs 1,000 without paying.

Body found: The body of an unidentified middle-aged person was recovered from a rail compartment. According to in charge of the Railway Police Post Chhinder Pal Singh, guard of the train V.K. Sharma spotted the body below seat No. 34 of compartment No. 11604 of a train coming from Ferozepur.

One killed: Sher Singh (65), a resident of Hauz Gandhar village, was killed in an accident when he was hit by a tractor-trailor while going on his bicycle. According to Jaswant Singh, son of the deceased, his father was a vegetable vendor.

PO nabbed: The police nabbed a proclaimed offender (PO) dodging the police for eight years. A case was registered under Sections 457 and 380 on June 28, 1996, against some persons. Roshan Lal, an accused, wanted in the case was absconding since 1998.

Rs 35,000 stolen from temple:
Some miscreants stole Rs 35,000 from the cash box at Balmik Ashram temple on Hariana road, here on Friday night. According to police sources, the theft came to light at 7 am on Saturday when president of Sewa Society Balmik Ashram Mohinder Pal saw the broken locks of the cash box. A case has been registered.

Rubber unit fire:
Goods worth lakhs of rupees were gutted in a fire that broke out in a rubber factory at Aman Nagar here on Saturday. The incident occurred early in the morning and seven fire tenders had to rush immediately to the spot to douse the huge flames that burnt the rubber sheets and chappals. The factory building also got partly damaged. The cause of the fire could not be known.



Meeting held
: First meeting of the new office-bearers of the BJP was held here. Addressing the meeting, Balbir Punj, and in charge of the local unit of the party, urged the party cadre to be prepared for the Lok Sabha elections.



Hill Fair: Students of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Hamirpur, will organise Hill Fair-2007 from November 2 to 4. Spokes-man of the students’ body Adhiraj Seth said it would be the most happening event of the year that would witness a huge participation.

Boy drowns: As per police sources, a boy, Gourav, son of Ramesh Kumar of mohalla Balmiki Basti drowned in the Pucca Tank here on Friday evening.The Gunnu Ghat Police was informed about drowning of a boy in the tank and the Army was called for help immediately. The divers were able to recover the on Saturday morning from the tank. The body of the boy was sent for a post-mortem examination.


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