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Varsity results
: Results of BA, BSc (I, II, & III), BEd, BSc (biotechnology) ( I & II) and BA (hons school) in English (I & II) examinations of Guru Nanak Dev University held in September will be declared on Friday. Harbhajan Singh, controller of examinations, said these would be available on the university websites www.gnduonline.org <http://www.gnduonline.org> and www.gndu.ac.in <http://www.gndu.ac.in> after 5 pm.

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.

Shot dead
: In broad day light a murder took place at Dhanaula about 12 km from here on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Amrinder Singh of Dhanaula. As per the police diary Amrinder Singh along with his father Avtar Singh was standing near a service station near Radha Swami Satsang Bhawan, Dhanaula. All of a sudden three car borne youth got off from the car. Swarnjeet Singh, who was accompanied by his two companions Gurdeep Singh and Chamkaur Singh in car, shot Amrinder Singh and fled from the site. A case has been registered.

Assault: Dyal Pura police arrested two brothers, Talli Singh and Hansa Singh of village Kangar in the district, on Wednesday, for allegedly assaulting Mangal Singh of Salabat Pura, on October 31. Police sources said the accused hit the complainant with lathis and a sharp-edged weapon. On the very day of the attack, the accused were arrested but were released soon. Now on the basis of the X-ray reports, the accused have been arrested again and will be produced in the court on Friday.

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.

Dera Bassi
Nursing school
: Sri Sukhmani Group and Institutions has started a school of nursing from this session. Group chairman Prof Avtar Singh said class XII students of both science and arts streams can join the GNM (general nursing midwifery) course at the school. Fee concession will be given to students from Dera Bassi, Banur and other villages, he added.

Patwari suspended
: R.K Meena, Deputy Commissioner suspended patwari Ravinder Pal Singh for indiscipline here on Thursday. He has also been transferred to city heaquarter.

Medical camp
: The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and the state health department jointly organised a free medical check-up camp for truck drivers,  conductors and operators in the truck union premises here on Thursday. A team  of doctors from the civil hospital comprising. D.K.Bhukka, skin specialist S. K.Parnami and dental surgeon Anita Kataria conducted a comprehensive health check-up of over 90 persons.

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.

: Loans worth Rs 2.23 crore were distributed among 186 beneficiaries by various banks at a rural employment generation programme organised to mark the 118th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru here on Wednesday.

Woman missing
: Indresh, alias Bholi, a resident of Siklighar Mohalla, Jujhar Singh Nagar, Badh Majra, has been missing since November 13. She was last seen wearing a red silk suit and is reported to be mentally unstable. She had been living in the colony with her husband Jagdish for some time.

Pak spy
: Furhat Ali of Namit Colony, Faisalabad, Pakistan, has been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for three years on the charges of spying. He had gained access to the Baddowal Army area by posing as an electrician. He was awarded three years’ imprisonment under the Official Secrets Act, one-year imprisonment under the Registration of Foreigners Act and three-month jail under the Passport Act. The sentence would run parallel.

Unveiled: Shaheed Bhagat Singh Shatabdi Manch has set up a cut-out of Bhagat Singh at the District Administrative Complex in Mansa.  Deputy Commissioner Surjit Singh Dhillon unveiled it on Thursday.

: The local police registered two cases here on Thursday against four travel agents for duping Rs 13.50 lakh from three persons on the pretext of sending them abroad.

Dharna: Under the banner of a joint forum officers of the All-India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Executive Association, Sanchar Nigam Executives Association (India) and All-India Graduate Engineer Telecom Officer Association a dharna was held at the telephone exchange complex here on Wednesday in support of their demands.

: SBI Life Insurance honoured its top performers at a function on Thursday. Chief manager, cross selling department, State Bank of Patiala, said a campaign had been launched by the company to mobilise premium in individual products. He added that the bank had collected Rs 30.28 crore as premium. Chief general manager Diwakar Gupta and deputy chief executive officer of the company Pier Paola Dipaola addressed the function and honoured top performers.

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.



: Shivalik Public School here celebrated the 118th birth anniversary of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru with fervour at the school auditorium. Children came attired in colourful dresses for the occasion. Director principal D.S. Bedi opened the celebrations. School’s head boy Gulinder Singh and head girl Gurleen Kaur were presented bouquets by coordinators Malvinder Kaur and Baldeep Kaur. They presided over the celebration as chief guests. Senior hostel warden Fazal Afaq presented a ghazal on childhood reminiscences.

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.



Talent contest: A talent contest was held at SD College, Ambala Cantonment, on Thursday. In poster-making competition, Deepika came first, while Sonia came second. In collage making, Manik Jain came first and Neeru Saini second. In ad-mad contest, Rahul Passi bagged the first spot, followed by Anuj Kumar in second place, a press note stated.


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