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BBA part-I result today
: The results of B.B.A part-I examination of Guru Nanak Dev University held in April 2008 will be declared on June 18. Stating this, the Registrar said the results would be available on university website www.gndu.ac.in after 5 pm on the same day.

Rly staffer ends life
: Surinder Pal, 35, railway employee posted at Railway Station Bassi Pathana, committed suicide on Monday night by consuming some poisonous substance. He was rushed to the PGI in a serious condition but he died there. His dead body was brought to the civil hospital Bassi Pathana for post-mortem and handed over to the family members. The family members in a police FIR alleged that he was mentally sick and he consumed some substance and died. No suicide note was recovered.

MC nominations conclude
: The process of filing nomination papers for municipal council elections in the district was completed on Tuesday. Ninety-seven candidates have filed their papers in 13 wards of Bassi Pathana, 128 have filed in 17 wards of Sirhind, 53 have filed in 11 Khamano Nagar Panchayat wards till Tuesday. In Mandi Gobindgarh, 149 candidates have filed papers for 19 wards. The time for filing the papers was extended by three hours and candidates submitted their papers till 6 pm. 

Fazilka roads still inundated
: Both the approach roads to railway station are still inundated. Hundreds of passengers going and coming to Fazilka have to wade through water. The road is otherwise also a busy road connecting different areas of town to bus stand, railway station, local courts and many other localities. The approach roads to railway station from the court roadside and Shastri chowk side had been re-laid with bitumen. Reflector, speed breakers had also been fixed. It is pertinent to mention here that several lakhs of rupees had been spent for construction of roads beautification and renovation of the open area around the railway station, about six months back.

CPI leader commits suicide
: Continuous financial strain has allegedly forced a former secretary of the CPI, Mahilpur unit, Major Singh Sandhu, son of Karam Singh of Mahilpur, to commit suicide, police said on Tuesday. Sandhu consumed some poisonous pills near Bains Dhaba at Mahilpur on Tuesday. He was immediately shifted to the local Civil Hospital.

Tanishq  exchange offer
: Tanishq, one of India’s largest jewellery brand, has launched an exciting offer under which customers can exchange their old gold jewellery for Tanishq 22k jewellery. The offer is available from June 14 to 29. The offer will feature special range of gold jewellery studded with diamonds and other coloured gems.

Meeting on mealy bug held
: DC Surjit Singh Dhillon presided over a meeting, called for the eradication of Mealy bug on Tuesday. He said that last year, 0.4 percent crop loss was caused by Mealy bug in Mansa. He said that to remove the Congress grass from common places, nearly 150 panchyats were given Rs 2000 each to aware the people about the dangers of the pest. ADC (D) Baljeet Singh Sandhu, DDPO Parampal Kaur, chief agriculture officer Davinder Singh, Xen, water supply, Bhim Sen Garg, and divisional forest officer Salinder Kaur.

Forum rules against PSEB
:In a case related to the alleged theft of electricity, the local District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the PSEB to withdraw its demand for Rs 4,69,436 from Amarjit Singh of Bhadaur village. In the order, delivered by president of the forum M.D. Sharma and member Harvinder Sharma, the board has been directed to pay Rs 1,000 as compensation for harassment besides Rs 1,000 as litigation expenses to the complainant. The forum has also directed the PSEB to comply with its order within 60 days of communication. 

Farmers stage dharna: Activists of the Bharatiya Kisan (Lakhowal), led by district president Gurdev Singh Amargarh, today staged a dharna in front of office of the deputy commissioner here in support of their demands. Their demands included Rs 500 per quintal royalty on wheat, linkage of prices of crops with price index, withdrawal of hike in the prices of diesel and the LPG, 10-hour daily power supply to tube well motors and waive off of loans of farmers. They also submitted a memorandum to the district administration, enlisting their demands. The farmers were addressed, among others, by Gurdev Singh Amargarh, state vice-president of the union Shamsher Singh, district senior vice-president Pt Behari Lal and district press secretary Sarwan Singh.



Body found
: The body of an unidentified person was recovered from a park in Phase IX industrial area here on Tuesday. According to the police, the deceased appeared to be suffering from a mental disorder. He was about 40 years of age and only had a shirt on his body. Workers of the area saw the body lying in the park and informed the police. The body has been sent to the local Civil Hospital.



Bid to loot PNB
: Thieves made an attempt to loot branch of Punjab National Bank situated at Pinjore. Police sources of Pinjore revealed that manager of the bank has lodged a complaint that the thieves broke open the locks of the bank and tried to open the locker but could not succeed. The police said no loss has been reported so far. A case has been registered.



Physically challenged candidates
: Social welfare minister Abdul Gani Vakil said on Tuesday that physically challenged candidates would be given due representation in the ongoing selection process of anganwari workers and helpers“Directions have been issued to all selection committees across the state to give due representation to physically challenged candidates while selecting people,” Vakil said addressing a conference of the All-Jammu and Kashmir Handicapped Welfare Association at Tagore hall here. 

Two drowned: Two persons were drowned, while a boy was killed and a girl was injured, in the Kashmir valley on Tuesday. Official sources said a vehicle coming from Tangmarg to Srinagar injured one Sajad Ahmad Mir at Wussan. The boy was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. Meanwhile, a girl was injured when a vehicle hit her at Chennar in Ganderbal district. In another incident, Basharat Nabi Sheikh and Nazir Ahmad Mir were drowned in the Jhelum river near the NHPC powerhouse. Efforts were on to fish out their bodies. 

Woman dies: A woman tourist from Ferozabad and a man from Dehradun died in the Kashmir valley on Tuesday. Police sources said a woman identified as Khushboo Agarwal, a resident of Ferozabad, suffered a heart attack. She died before she could be shifted to a hospital. Meanwhile, one Kher Singh, a resident of Dehra Dun was found dead 1 km short of Brarimarg. The cause of his death was being ascertained, sources added. 

Banned crops destroyed: The police destroyed banned crops over 200 kanals in Melhora village in Pulwama on Tuesday. Official sources said, following a tip-off that some farmers had cultivated banned crops, the police along with officials of the Excise Department conducted a raid in Melhora village. The officials destroyed cannabis cultivated over 200 kanals. A case has been registered against the landowners. 

Drug addict dies: Ghulam Rasool Sheikh, a drug addict, died under mysterious circumstances at a hospital here on Tuesday. Police sources said Ghulam was found in an unconscious state and was admitted to the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) at Soura. A case has been registered.


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