Symposium: Organic chemistry will create excellent job opportunities in the country. This was stated by K. Nagrajan, a scientist and corporate adviser, Hikel R & D Centre, Bangalore, while delivering a keynote address at a four-day international junior organic symposium organised by the NOST and Guru Nanak Dev University here on Thursday. More than 80 delegates from India and UK are participating in it. Raghbir Singh, dean, academic affairs, inaugurated it.
14 held: The district police arrested 14 Bangladeshis near the Golden Temple while roaming under suspicious conditions here on Wednesday. A case was registered under the Passport Act here on Thursday. The police authorities denied their having any terrorist link. They have been sent to judicial custody.
Arrested: The Special Narcotics Cell here on Wednesday arrested a Nigerian with 1 kg heroin. Tulsi Ram, SSP, Special Narcotics Cell, said Nwabudo Chijioke Basil was caught while he was about to board a tourist bus from the Bhandari Bridge area for Noida.
NDPS Act: The Kotwali police arrested Sanjiv Kumar of Bhatti road here and seized 4,000 tablets of a prohibited medicine from his possession, near the Barnala bypass, on Wednesday.Police sources said the cops suspected that the accused was carrying prohibited drugs and intercepted him. During the incident, the police managed to nab the accused and arrest him. The accused has been sent on judicial remand for 14 days.
Cricket: The 55-run knock by Balzadpreet Singh of Delhi Public School (DPS), Bathinda could not save his team from losing in the Inter DPS North Zone I (under-14) tournament which concluded at DPS Bathinda grounds. The final was played between DPS Bathinda and DPS Rohtak. Batting first, DPS Rohtak scored a huge total of 222 from 20 overs and DPS Bathinda could not achieve the given target and were all out much earlier. Vijay N Jade, ADC gave away prizes.
Eyes donated: Kin of Roshan Lal Narang, a local resident, donated his eyes after his death, here on Thursday. The eyes were donated on the initiative of an NGO, the Social Welfare Society. Ashwani Kumar and Sunil Kumar, his sons, disclosed that they had donated the eyes as per the wishes of their father.
Case registered: The sadar police, on getting a tip-off, nabbed two persons for allegedly selling kerosene in the black market on Thursday. Around 1,000 litres of kerosene was recovered from their possession. The police have registered a case under section 7 of the Essential Commodity Act and section 420 of the IPC.
Annual function: Blossoms Senior Secondary School celebrated its 26th annual function on the school premises on Thursday. It was presided over by chief information commissioner, Punjab, Rajan Kashyap. A school trustee welcomed the chief guest. She read out the school report and laid stress on the need for environmental awareness. Tiny tots presented Hindi and English rhymes, and “Mr Beans”, a pantomime. Senior students presented plays “Bhagat Prahlad” and “Dear Departed”. The programme ended with a Haryanvi dance. Later, Kashyap handed over prizes for academic and sports achievements to students.
Rs 51,000 donated: Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar, former president of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, donated a cheque for Rs 51,000 to the National Volunteers Group at a function organised here on Thursday. The group, a social welfare organisation of DMW, had organised a blood donation camp at Atwal Policlinic and Hospital at Bhadson Road,with the help of NGO headed by Dr Dharamvir Gandhi. The members expressed gratitude for the gesture.
Workshop: Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences organised an interactive workshop for future information technologists, according to group chairman Dr Zora Singh here on Thursday. Dr Sigard Meldal, chairman, computer engineering, San Jose University, was the keynote speaker. Meldal talked about the advancements made the world of computers. He emphasised on various cyber security issues. Around 200 students and faculty members participated in the session.