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Acid thrown on cars of officials: Panic gripped the Guru Nanak Dev University campus when some unidentified persons damaged the cars of chief security officer S.S.Chhina and hostel warder Harbir Singh parked at their residences. The incident occurred despite the installation of security cameras on both gates of the varisty. Earlier, some theft incidents, including lifting of two-wheelers, from university premises were also reported.

Roll Nos. despatched: The examinations of MA/MSc part I and II of Guru Nanak Dev University will commence from April 17. Stating this, Harbhajan Singh, controller of Examinations, said roll Nos. to all eligible candidates had been sent by the university. Candidates who had not received roll Nos. so far should personally contact the examination branches (Administrative Block) on April 15.

2 hurt in AC plant blast: Panic gripped the posh Ranjit Avenue B-Block area here when the compressor of an AC plant at a VLCC centre blew off accidentally during repair injuring two persons Aman and Jasbir seriously. Both have been admitted to a nearby private hospital.

: Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology (SUSCET), Tangori, hosted a national conference on recent trends in electronics and communication that was inaugurated by director, Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSOI) Dr Pawan Kapur.

Transfers ordered
: The Punjab government on Friday ordered the transfer of two IAS and two PCS officers. Satish Chandra is secretary, Planning and Special Economic Package, in addition to project director, Rural Health Mission. He will also hold charge of project director, AIDS Control Society. T.R. Sarangal has been appointed managing director, Health System Corporation, in addition to secretary, Health and Family Welfare. Harmesh Singh Pabla becomes ADC(D), Ferozepur, and Devinder Singh Saroya will be additional secretary, Housing and Urban Development.

CPM’s procession
: Over 300 activists of the CPM, Punjab, took out a procession through the main bazaars here on Friday against spiralling prices of commodities. Subhash Sharma, tehsil committee member, CPM, led the procession. He said liberalisation of economic policy and privatisation were the major causes responsible for the price hike.

: The department of zoology, Punjabi University, organised a one-day lecture series on national science day. Vice-chancellor of Panjab University Dr R.C. Sobti delivered a lecture on planet earth. Vice-chancellor of Punjabi University Dr Jaspal Singh also spoke.

Power shutdown: Due to some urgent repair work at Sirhind road, Power Feeder of 11 KV and incoming feeder at Rattan Nagar, the power supply in Abchal Nagar, Sukhram Colony, Bharat Nagar, Ghuman Colony, Azad Nagar, Preet Nagar Upkar Nagar, Guru Nanak Nagar, Tripuri, Vikas Colony and Ravidas Nagar have been suspended from 10 am to 5 pm on April 12.

Scribe booked
: The police has booked Harnek Singh, a suspended scribe of a Mohali newspaper, for getting published a derogatory news in the name of the present representative of the paper. He was arrested on Thursday night and produced in the local judicial courts which sent him to one-day police remand. H.S. Chahal, SSP, said here on Friday the accused had mentioned in the news that smack had been recovered from a Shiv Sena leader of the town.



: The Residents’ Welfare Association, Phase XI, has urged the CTU authorities to re-start a direct bus service from Phase XI to PGI, Chandigarh. Association president Kulwant Singh Kaler said before the grid system was introduced, a direct CTU bus service to the PGI was available from Phase XI.

Introduced: RG Stone Urology and Laparoscopy Center located at Ivy Hospital, Sector 71, Mohali, introduced holmium laser prostetomy in the hospital. The center is a part of the RG Stone Hospital Group, India's only chain of super specialty hospitals for urology and laparoscopy.

Liquor seized
: The district police seized two truckloads of Indian-made foreign liquor on Friday. The contraband was to be smuggled to Rajasthan and Gujarat from Chandigarh and was worth Rs 14 lakh.

Discourse: Shri Swami Vishvas ji, founder and head of the Vishvas International Mission, delivered a discourse at Inderdhanush Auditorium, Sector 5, on Friday.



Wife held for murder
: A woman was arrested on Friday in connection with the murder of her husband in Budhakhera village in the district about 10 days ago. The victim, a photographer, was found dead in his house with his head chopped off. The wife’s alleged illicit relations are stated to be the cause of the murder. The accused, Sushma, was married to Bhoop Singh (28) about a couple of years ago.



Consumers’ body formed
: The state government has formed the district-level consumers protection council for spread awareness among people regarding rights of consumers under the Act concerned and also to provide protection to them in this matter. A government notification issued here said the DC would be the chairman of this council, while the additional deputy commissioner would be the vice- chairman and subdivisional magistrates (civil) of Bilaspur Sadar and Ghumarwin, district public relations officer and the regional manager, civil supplies corporation, would be its members.

Result declared
: The HP State Electronic Department Corporation has decleared the result of the written examination for recruitment of 1,400 constables. The Kangra SP said in a press note issued here on Friday that the marks have been displayed at the SP office, here, and at the office of subdivision police officers at Kangra, Palampur, Baijnath, Dehra, Jawali and Nurpur.

LPG shortage
: Residents of Nahan town have been facing acute shortage of LPG for the past two weeks. Sudershan Sood, in charge, gas agency, Nahan, said at least supply of 2,500 LPG cylinders was required immediately to streamline the proper supply of LGP in the town. Bhanwar Singh, field officer of IOC at Shimla office, said there was no shortage of gas but these crises were due to the non-availability of sound transport system.



BJP women’s protest
: Over 400 BJP women staged a demonstration here on Friday in protest against the rise in prices of essential commodities. Led by the president of the BJP’s women's wing Usha Chowdhary, they took out a procession from the party office to the city chowk. The protesters raised slogans against the state government and the AICC president and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

BPL families: The Jammu and Kashmir Government will be conducting a fresh survey to determine the number of households below poverty line (BPL) in the state. Three separate surveys would be undertaken by three different departments for compiling the fresh data.

Liquor seized from medical shop
: The state police had seized illicit liquor from a medical shop at Pulwama in south Kashmir, official sources said. The police searched a medical shop of Fayaz Ahmad Wani at Tumlahal, Pulwama, on Thursday on a tip-off that liquor was being sold there, the sources said. During the search, the police seized eight bottles of illicit liquor from the shop.

2 killed in separate incidents: A woman was killed and two others seriously injured when a house collapsed in Baramulla district on Friday. The second floor of the house collapsed at Al-Mustafa colony in the district town in the wee hours, killing Afshana (29), a police spokesman said. In another incident, a girl was killed after being hit allegedly by an Army vehicle near her house at Dethu in Anantnag district on Friday.

Traffic awareness campaign: In order to create awareness and educate people about traffic rules and regulations, the traffic wing of the state police will launch a campaign next month. A three-month campaign aimed at creating traffic awareness and discipline among people, including private vehicle owners, would be launched from May, SP, Traffic, Shabir Ahmad said on Friday.

Jawan kills civilian: A jawan of the 22 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) killed a civilian in Baramulla district on Thursday, a police spokesman said. The jawan found Shakeel Ahmad Malik’s movements “suspicious” and shot him. It is believed that Malik did not realise the danger of straying in the area guarded by the troops.


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