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: Passengers in a private bus suffered injuries when it overturned near Kathunangal on Thursday. Those injured were rushed to nearly hospitals by passersby. According to police sources, the bus was on its way to Pathankot when the driver lost control and it overturned, reportedly after hitting a car coming from the opposite direction.

Workshop: The Alumni Association of Guru Nanak Dev University organised a one-day workshop on business plan competition here on Thursday at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bhawan Auditorium. Prof Raghbir Singh, Dean, Academic Affairs inaugurated it. Gagandeep Singh, alumni of the university, coordinated it. One hundred and twentyfive students of three departments took part in the workshop.

Seminar on stroke mgmt: The third National Congress of Indian Stroke Association (NCISA) would be organised from February 8 at Golden View Resorts here, said organising secretary Ashok Uppal. Uppal said some of the top neurologists, neuro-surgeons, neuro-radiologists, neuro-interventionists and neuro-intensivists from India and abroad were expected to participate in the three-day seminar. He said they would showcase the latest trends through a rich academic programme covering all aspects of stroke, especially latest management strategies.

TSU strike
: The Technical Services Union (TSU) of Goniana Mandi organised a protest rally against the SDO. They alleged that the SDO was responsible for a cut in their pay. They alleged that the SDO had behaved rudely with them. They also warned the higher authorities that if their demands were not met, then they faced the threat of agitation and non-cooperation. They also decided to go on strike on November 21.

Cricket tournament: The Delhi Public School, Bathinda, is organising the North-Zone –I Inter DPS Cricket Tournament for boys (under-14). The inaugural ceremony will be held in the school premises on November 12. Ashok Chandra, chairman of Delhi Public School Society, will be the chief guest. Rahul Tiwari, deputy commissioner of Bathinda and S.P. Kumaranand, district forest officer of Bathinda, will also be present on the occasion. The tournament is bing held to tap young talent and nurture them.

Top position: Geetanjali Sharma of Bathinda has clinched the top postion in the whole state in the subject of Computer Education in the Punjab School Education Board Examination for class X. Daughter of Shobha Rani and Chander Shekhar, Geetanjali secured 88 per cent marks in the examination. The examination was held in August, 2007.
                                                                       Geetanjali Sharma

Purse snatched
: Two unidentified motorcycle borne youths snatched a purse containing Rs 9,190 from Surjit Kaur of local Mohalla Sarup Nagar, near Nakhawala Bagh while she along with her daughter Jassi was returning to her house on an Activa scooter from the market. According to police sources, two motorcycle borne youths suddenly appeared before Surjit Kaur, who is a government teacher in a school at Shergarh, and the pillion rider snatched the purse containing the cash, including Rs 6,890 worth of students’ fee of her school. After snatching, the looters fled on their motorcycle. A case has been registered.

Joined: The BSP further strengthened its base in the state with persons of Aggarwal and other Swarn castes joining it here on Thursday. At a meeting of the party held under the presidentship of its state chief Avtar Singh Karimpur, Suresh Aggarwal, president of the Beopar Mandal Shiv Lal, Mithan Aggarwal, Pawan Aggarwal, Gaurav Mohindru, along with their supporters, joined the BSP.

Farmers killed
: Two farmers were killed and five sustained injuries in a road accident which occurred on Mansa-Patiala Road, near Bhikhi, on Wednesday. In this accident, Chhota Singh and Sunder Ram were killed. The police have registered a case.

Rs 1.46 lakh looted
: Ranjit Singh of Baghik village in a complaint filed at Nihal Singh Wala police station stated that he was robbed of Rs 1.46 lakh here on Thursday. He was returning home after withdrawing money from the State Bank of Patiala, Nihal Singh Wala branch, when a Bolero hit his scooter.

Crop damaged
: Cotton and Basmati rice crops, over nearly 30 acres, have been damaged following the breach of Muddali canal at Bura Gujjar village near here.

Call for teachers
: A seminar on 'Life and philosophy of Bhagat Singh' was organized at Government High School, Mazara Kalan to commemorate the birth centenary of Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh, on Thursday. Dr Paramjit Mann underlined the need of bringing in social and economic equality to realise the dreams of the martyrs. The teachers and doctors should come forward to play the vital role for providing quality education and health care services to the deprived section of the society, he said.

: Simranjit Singh, a prisoner, who was admitted to Rajindra Hospital, fled on Thursday. The jail authorities suspended wardens Kulwinder Singh, Ram Pal and Gurmail Singh, who had brought Simranjit to the hospital. The accused was lodged in the central jail and was brought to the hospital following a nose injury. A case had been registered against Simanjit.

Dharna: Members of the Food Corporation of India (Handling) Workers Union under the leadership of state secretary of the union Harjash Singh Khadial on Thursday held a dharna in front of the local office of the FCI to compel the Central government to accept their demands. Harjash warned the Union government that if it failed in fulfilling their demands they would gherao Parliament during its ensuing session.



PLAYS STAGED: The annual inter-house plays were staged at Yadavindra Public School, here today. The plays, in English, for this year, dealt with a wide range of topics. Tagore House staged ‘Dr Faustus’, Ranjit House presented ‘The Happy Man’, Nalagarh House presented an adaptation of Julius Caesar, Patiala House enacted ‘Ghost Busters’, Aitchison House presented an adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Punishment’.

Literary Day
: Literary Day was observed at Govt P.G. College, Kalka, today. Ten colleges from all over Haryana and Chandigarh participated in various inter-college competitions like poetical symposium, debate, declamation, essay writing, charts, maps, model making and rangoli competitions.



Rally: The Army recruitment office, Ambala Cantonment, will hold a recruitment rally at Tejli Sports Complex, Yamunanagar, early next month. Candidates from Karnal, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Ambala, Panchkula and Chandigarh will participate in the rally.

Competitions: Various competitions were held at Lord Mahavir Jain Public School, Ambala Cantonment, on the eve of Diwali on Thursday. Thali, kalash decoration, rangoli, mehndi competitions were held.



VC visits hospital
: Palampur farm varsity vice-chancellor Tej Pratap visited the local government hospital on Thursday and distributed sweets among patients there. Besides presenting an oxygen bank regulator, he also announced financial assistance for the blood bank and medicine store of the hospital.

Competitions: La Montessori School, Kelheli, won the best school trophy in the three-day district-level competitions organised by the Bal Vigyan Congress at Government Senior Secondary School, Bajaura, today. Principal of the school Lalita Kanwar said the school would now represent the district in the state-level competitions. Gaurav Sharma and Gagandeep stood first in senior secondary-level contests, Udai Singh Kanwar and Nitin Thakur stood first among seniors and Sanyam Kapoor and Shantam Sood were adjudged best among juniors.

Suicide: A 50-year-old woman, Pawana, died after she allegedly jumped into a canal in Mandi district. Some persons tried to save her, but in vain. A case has been registered.

BJP offices: The BJP opened three party offices in the Nachan Assembly segment at Sainj, Jaach and Chailchowk yesterday. Former minister Dile Ram addressed workers at these places. The party already has a party office at Mahadev village. According to president of the Nachan unit of the party Ved Parkash Sharma offices would be shortly opened at Rohanda, Dhanotu, Kanaid, Saroa and Kalahod.


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