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Varsity results:The results of BBA part I and II and B Sc (IT) part I examinations of Guru Nanak Dev University held in September this year will be declared on November 6. Harbhajan Singh, controller of examinations, said the results would also be available on the university websites www.gnduonline.org <http://www.gnduonline.org/> and www.gndu.ac.in <http://www.gndu.ac.in/> on Tuesday after 5 pm.

2 arrested: The police on Monday arrested two persons with 12 gm of smack. The accused have been identified as Tejinder Singh of Preet Nagar, Batala road, and Kuldeep Singh of Dharar village, Jandiala. About 200 gm of toxic was recovered from their possession. They have been booked under the NDPC Act.

Binder Singh of village Mirjeaana reported to the police alleging that Pritam Singh, Malkiat Singh, Amrit Pal Singh, Buta Singh, Gurnam Singh, all residents of the same village assaulted and fired upon him and his cousin, Babu Singh on Sunday. Police sources said there was a dispute among the accused and complainant on the issue of land in the village. The complaint had said that Malkiat Singh fired from a pistol and Gurnam Singh fired from a gun. Other accused were laced with swords and lathis. After attacking him, all of them ran away. Talwandi Sabo police has registered a case under sections 323, 324, 148, 149, 336 of the IPC and 25, 27, 54, 59 of the Arms Act. Investigation officer, ASI Gurvir said, “After the medical report, section 326 of the IPC has been added to the list of offences on Monday.”

Bankers’ demand: On the eve of celebration of 90th anniversary of the State Bank of Patiala, (SBOP), the employees union of the bank have requested the authorities to give one month extra salary on Diwali. General Sectary of the staff union of, M.M. Behal said that the monetary benefit on the festival would boost the morale of the employees.

Assaulted: Kotfatta police registered a case of assault on the complaint of Gudeep Singh of Kofatta against Gurbax Singh, Talwinder Singh of the same village, on Sunday. Police sources said the complainant in his complaint stated that the above said accused beaten him with lathis in front of his house and injured him. The reason of the assault was the old dispute. The case has been registered under sections 34, 323, 341 of IPC but no arrest has been made till the date.

Founder’s Day: A skit by tiny tots of UKG and LKG highlighting the Punjabi tradition marked the 8th Founder’s Day of the Silver Oaks School, Bathinda. Various cultural programmes including plays, songs and a Bharatnatyam dance by the kids were also showcased on the occasion. The students also presented the annual report before the assembled guests.

: Bhakat Hans Raj, president, Ram Sharnam sect, would address a religious congregation at Barnala on November 16, a press release issued here said on Monday.

Aid given
: The Sanatan Dharm Arorvansh Geeta Bhawan Society distributed wheat, sugar, ghee and rice and other household goods to 110 widows and needy women on Sunday. The goods were distributed by Surinder Kumar Ahuja at the monthly aid programme for the poor and the needy, being held since 1971.

BKU opposes privatisation
: Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta) in a meeting held at grain market made deliberations against the privatisation of the PSEB. The leaders stated that the privatisation means the collection of electricity charges from the farmers. BKU also decided to participate in the protest rally on November 6 and 7 to be held at Patiala. Jagat Singh Leelan, district general secretary, Nand Singh,district leader, Darshan Singh, Galib Ran Singh, block president were among other who were present.

Committee: A group of local citizens have formed development and welfare committee, Jagraon, with objective to develop the city, lights, cleanliness and make city green for which they had sought co-operation from the different social service societies. The gathering elected Gurmail Singh Kohli, Davinder Singh Cheema, Jaswant Singh Daherka as its president general secretary and treasurer respectively.

Held: In two separate cases the local police arrested three persons and recovered liquor. In the first, Harvinder Singh of Kothe Khajooran and Deepinder Singh of Kacha Malak road, Jagraon, were arrested from Kothe Khajooran and police recovered 15180 ml of illicit liquor they were carrying on their scooter (PB-18H-9368). A case under Excise Act has been registered and scooter has been impounded. In the other, Pritpal Singh of Jagraon was arrested by the police from Agwar Gujjran and the police recovered 6930 ml of illicit liquor from them and case under Excise Act has been registered.

Dr Vinod Kumar Gandotra, professor of gynaecology, has joined as the head, department of animal reproduction, gynaecology and obstetrics, today. He had joined the university as assistant professor in February 1987 and was appointed as professor of gynecology in July 2005.

Municipal meet
: The monthly municipal council meet in Moga turned into a mockery on Monday as the Akali councillors ended the meeting even before the arrival of Congress councillors. By the time the Congress councillors arrived, the Akalis were gone having held the meeting.

Seminar: The Rotary Club, Patiala, organised a seminar on Aids awareness and varied measures to prevent it at Government Mohindra College on Monday, in which, members of the staff and students participated. Dr Daljit Singh Brar was the chief guest. Programme director D.S. Sodhi gave general instructions about the necessity of Aids awareness.

Medical education: The Indian Medical Association, Patiala branch, organised a medical education programme, in which Dr Kanchan Gupta of Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, talked about the adverse effects of antibiotics.

Conference: The department of sociology and social anthropology organised the 11th annual conference of the North West Indian Sociological Association on ‘Emerging Trends of Violence in the North West’ on Monday.

New School:
On the occasion of 25 Barsi of late Minister Jagdev Singh Bhagwanpura, his wife Bibi Satwinder Kaur and his son Gurtej Pal Singh has decided to start a school at Samrala on the eve of Children Day i.e. November 14 for handicapped children, mentally retarded children and poor girls for cutting and tailoring.

Meeting: The local SDM Sukhdev Singh Mahal called the meeting of the shopkeepers of Machhiwara and Samrala in which the executive officers participated. The SDM appealed the shopkeepers to sell only small and safe crackers and keep them away from the crowd and must abide by the terms and conditions of the Supreme Court.

Accident: A PSEB employee and a truck driver were killed on the spot when the truck loaded with wood turned turtle while trying to escape the employee. The employee is identified as Gurbachan Singh, internal editor PSEB Ludhiana. The local police registered the case and dead bodies are sent for postmortem.



ELECTED: Following have been elected office-bearers of the State Bank of India Pensioners Association, Chandigarh: President - Jai Ram Gupta; vice-presidents - O.P. Banga and S.K. Bajaj; general secretary - N.S. Dhamoon; deputy general secretary - A.C. Rambani; organising secretary - N.K. Juneja; treasurer - S.K. Sharma and assistant treasurer - Tek Chand.

FUNCTION: The director of Healthyway Immigration Consultant Pvt Limited handed over the keys of a Maruti Alto car to a staff member, Rekha Thakur, at a function organised to encourage the employees for their performance throughout the year. Officers from the Canadian High Commission and faculty from foreign universities were present.

Blood donation camp: As many as 41 units of blood were collected at a camp organised by Small Scale Industrial Welfare Society on Monday. The camp was inaugurated by cooperation minister of Punjab Capt Kanwaljit Singh. Mementoes were distributed to blood donors by Khushwant Rai Giga, president, Mohali district unit of the BJP.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Welfare Action Committee, Phase VI: patron — D.S. Bedi; president — G.K. Nanda; secretary — G.S. Bains; senior vice-president — Jasmer Singh Bath; vice-president — Baldev Raj Sharma; joint secretary — Manjit Singh Bhalla; cashier - Gurdial Singh Parhar.

Inspection: A team of the district health department on Monday inspected sweets shops to check adulteration in view of the festive season. The inspection was carried out by a team led by Dr M.L. Garg (DHO). The shops in the city and Kalka were checked.



Eye camp: Rotary Club, Ambala Centre, organised a free eye check up camp in Ambala City. Deputy commissioner Mohammad Shyin was the chief guest on this occasion. As many as 300 patient were examined in the camp and spectacles were given to 50 persons. President of the club Naresh Aggarwal and other office-bearers including R.K Grewal, Gaurav Garg, Nalini Koonar, and Jaspreet Kaur were also present.



Eye camp:
ASP Vimal Gupta on Monday inaugurated a road safety camp for vehicle drivers to get their eyes checked. The camp was organised near police station Sadar and at Barmana on National Highway No. 21. He urged drivers for getting their eyes regularly checked. District traffic in charge Minakshi Bhardwaj said 211 people got their eyes checked. Eye specialist Dr Ajay Solanki examined the patients.

Three injured: Three persons were injured when the tractor in which they were travelling rolled down the road near Gamrol on Monday morning. The injured were: Charan Singh, his brother Ajay Kumar and Joginder. Charan Singh and Ajay fell unconscious and were referred to the zonal hospital, Hamirpur, while Joginder received only minor injuries. 

Conditional support:
The Himachal Pradesh Unemployed Trained Teachers Association has announced to support only that political party in the Assembly election which had accepted its demands and promised pro-unemployed policy in its manifesto. State president of the association Sushil Kaushal in a press note issued here alleged that the Virbhadra Singh government had played a cruel joke on the unemployed trained teachers by making only hollow announcements.


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