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: The All-India Dental Association will organise an All-India Dental Students Conference from November 2 to 4 at the Punjab Government Dental College and Hospital, Amritsar. Around 1,700 students from more than 40 dental colleges from across the country are expected to participate. Dr Vimal K.Sekri, chairman, organising committee, said Punjab minister for medical education and research Tikshan Sud would inaugurate the conference.

Varsity results: The results of B Sc (IT) part II, B Com (Professional) part III, BBA part III and B Com part I and II examinations conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University held in September this year were declared on Wednesday. Harbhajan Singh, controller of examinations, said the results would also be available on the university websites.

2 surrender: Two persons accused of attacking Kabal Singh Sodhi, alias Maulvi, in Jallupur Khaira village in Baba Bakala on October 21 surrendered before the police on Wednesday. The police had registered a case under Sections 324, 323 and 34,IPC. After X-ray of the victim, Sections 308 and 326, IPC, were added. Two of the accused, Ranjodh Singh, alias Jodha, and Sukhdev Singh, alias Sukha, surrendered before the police. The third accused, Kuldeep Singh, is still at large. The two accused will be produced in a local court on Thursday for seeking police remand for recovery of weapons in the crime.

Anniversary observed: MLA Sunil Jakhar and the city Congress president B L Nagpal paid tributes to the former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, at a meeting held in new grain market here on Wednesday.

Body identified: Minutes before cremation, some residents of Malout identified an unclaimed body as that of Sahib Ram (22) who had been missing since October 24. The body was found by the volunteers of an NGO while searching a cow that had reportedly drowned in the Malukpura sub-canal.

Journalist assaulted: A senior journalist working with a leading Hindi daily in Bathinda was assaulted by unidentified men late on Wednesday night. The incident took place as he was preparing to leave for home on his motorcycle. A case has been registered at the Kotwali police station.

3 injured: Three persons were injured when the canter they were travelling in overturned near lake number 2 here on Wednesday. Sources said the driver lost the control of the vehicle as a stray animal came into the way. On receiving information, an ambulance of Naujwan Welfare Society rushed the injured to the civil hospital. The injured were identified as Budh Singh, the driver, Shiv Kumar and Gagan.

Assaulted: Jagsir Singh of Paras Ram Nagar in his report to the police alleged that Vishal Kumar along with five accomplices entered his shop and assaulted him on Tuesday. Police sources said the complainant stated that he had lent the accused some money. When he demanded it back, the borrower along with his friends assaulted him. A case has been registered at Kotwali police station. No arrests have been made so far.

Blood donation: As many as 37 students including 7 girls donated blood at a camp organised by the Naujwan Welfare Society in collaboration with the Sign Soft Education, here on Wednesday.

8 booked: Following a complaint from the PUDA authorities, the police here have registered a case against eight locals for violating property regulations. The police carried out an inquiry and found eight persons responsible for building an illegal colony on the Faridkot-Ferozepur road. A case has been registered against Harish, Satish, Ishwar, Suhag, Bhupinder, Naresh Pal, Gurcharan and Savita under the Apartment Act.

One dead: The state committee member of the SAD (A) Swarn Singh of Nangal Khunga died when his scooter rammed into a wall near the bus stop at Nainowal Vaid village on Wednesday.

Power shutdown
: Electricity will not be supplied to the areas getting power from 66 KW TV centre substation from 9.30 am to 2 pm on Thursday as it will remain closed for repair.

APRO retires: Krishan Kumar Tandon retired as assistant public relations officer (APRO), Jalandhar, on Wednesday after serving the Punjab Information and Public Relations Department for over 34 years. He joined as tehsil publicity officer in Gurdaspur in August, 1973.

Two killed: Two truck cleaners died when they were hit by a speeding truck near a dhaba at Jalowal village on the Jalandhar-Pathankot road. The deceased have been identified as Bilal Ahmed Dar of Baramula and Firdosh Ahmed Khan of Srinagar.

Awareness rally
: The Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) organised an awareness rally on scooters here on Wednesday against female foeticide, drug menace and dowry. The rally, led by state chief spokesperson of the party Jagdish Kataria, culminated in the courts complex.

Elected: The National Academy of Sciences of India has elected Malkiat Singh Saini, professor and head, department of zoology, Punjabi University, as it’s fellow. Sources in the university said this was the first time in the history of the university that its alumni has been bestowed with this rare honour in the field of life sciences.

Dental camp: The Lions’ Club, Patiala Central, organised a free dental check-up
camp at Sant Ramanand Public High School, here today. The camp was organised in collaboration with the State Bank of Patiala, in which 255 students were examined. Free medicines were given to the needy students.

Workshop: The department of electronics and instrumentation engineering (E&IE) organised a two-day workshop on robotics with software implementation in collaboration with Netmax Technology, Chandigarh (a software training company). The workshop was conducted for final year students of the fifth semester who are pursuing their B.Tech.



Visit: Imroz - the famous artist, poet and life-long companion of Amrita Pritam, visited Dr I.T. Business School on Wednesday and addressed the students. Kirpal Kazak, Punjabi short story writer and former professor of folk literature, accompanied him. Imroz said the study of aesthetics should be made an integral part of management studies. Kazak exhorted the students to worship their parents, teachers and alma mater.

Robbery bid: Alert guards at the BSNL store in Industrial Area, Phase VIII, here foiled a robbery attempt. According to the police, the incident took place last night when four youths tried to enter the BSNL store. The alert guards caught one of them while the others manage to flee. Vijay has been arrested and a search is on for his accomplices.

Objected: Members of the Punjab School Education Board (non-teaching) Employees’ Association have objected to the board spending crores of rupees on the establishment of Adarsh Schools in the state. In a press note issued by Gurmail Singh Mojewal, members pointed out that the board had agreed to spend Rs 6 crore on these schools when it was itself running in losses.

Pre-conference: A day-long pre-conference workshop on “basic concepts of scientific research and communication” was organised by the department of pharmacology and toxicology in connection with the 40th Annual Conference of the Indian Pharmacological Society from November 1-3, 2007 at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) here today.



Tributes paid: Congress leaders and social organisations paid tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary on Wednesday. The District Congress Committee organised a workers’ meeting on the occasion. The district administration and Anti-terrorist Front of India also held functions to pay tributes to the late Prime Minister.

Sankalp Diwas: National Sankalp Diwas was observed at the deputy commissioner’s office on Wednesday and officials of the district administration and school children were administered the oath of unity and integrity of India. Deputy commissioner Mohammed Shayin said Indira Gandhi had sacrificed her life for the unity and integrity of India. He urged the people to follow her footsteps.



Clash: The SFI and the ABVP activist, who clashed outside the local college on Wednesday, have accused each other for attacking their activists. The police has registered a complaint.

DC’s appeal
: DC Devesh Kumar has called on yuvak mandals and mahila mandals to participate in constructive activities in their areas so that these villages could develop in to model villages. Presiding over a district-level youth conference organised by the district Nehru Yuva Kendra here on Wednesday, Kumar said the rural youth should come forward for the implementation of self-help schemes for which various government departments provide both training and financial help and which help provide employment to others also. Kumar exhorted women to join hands to form self-help groups and start growth-oriented economic activities.

NCC camp: A 10-day adventurous boating expedition-cum-training camp of the first J&K NCC Naval Unit concluded here on the banks of Gobind Sagar on Tuesday evening. Camp in charge Capt. P S Cheema said 35 senior boys and girls drawn from various colleges of J&K participated in this camp in which they travelled 450 km. He said they were given training in various arts of sea-faring life and also organisation, discipline, hard work and leadership apart from boating, rowing, swimming and rescue and hazard management.


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