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Nanci tops BBA-III exam
: Nanci Dutta of the APJ College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, has topped the BBA part III examination held by GND University. According to the university statement, Nanci secured 1648 marks out of 2200, while Divya Behal of DAV College, Amritsar, and Nazuk Sood secured the second and third positions by obtained 1633 and 1567 marks, respectively. The result is available on university website www.gndu.ac.in

Pulse polio
: All children, aged between 0-5 years, belonging to migrants’ families will be administered polio drops at their doorstep from July 6 to July 8. Civil surgeon, Maninderjeet Singh, and vaccination officer Ajitpal Singh informed that along 17,000 children of the district, kids of labourers, living at 170 brick kilns, would also be covered. For this 82 teams will be formed under 27 supervisors. For slums, labourers living at construction sites, agricultural labourers, 69 mobile teams will be at disposal.

Body found: A woman’s body was found along the Bathinda-Delhi railway line near Maisarkahana railway station. The place is around 30 kms from Bathinda city. It has been believed that the victim, aged between 50-55 years, fell from the train and subsequently died. Body is yet to be identified. 

3 promoted principal secys
: The Punjab government on Tuesday approved the names of Navreet Singh Kang, Suresh Kumar and Jagpal Singh Sandhu, IAS officers of 1983 batch, for promotion as principal secretaries. At present they are working as administrative secretaries. A meeting of the screening committee was held under the chairmanship of the chief secretary Ramesh Inder Singh to approve names. Formal orders are likely to be issued tomorrow. 

Transfers ordered: The Punjab government on Tuesday ordered the transfers of two IPS officers. M.F. Farooqui, SSP, Mansa, will also look after the work of SSP, Bathinda, and L.K. Yadav, Commandant, 2nd IRB, Ladda Kothi, Sangrur, will also look after the work of SSP, Barnala, during the leave period of Naunihal Singh with immediate effect. 

Clerk held for taking bribe
: The Vigilance Bureau (VB) caught a clerk of the district food and supplies controller office for taking bribe of Rs 2,000. In a press note issued here on Monday, VB SSP Dilbagh Singh Gill stated that clerk Saurabh Kakkar was nabbed while taking money from Santokh Singh for getting signature of DFSC on the English version of his sister-in-law’s ration card. An FIR has been 

Traffic blocked: Agitated residents of Maowal village blocked the Phillaur-Bilga road in protest against the death of a village youth. The deceased, Lakhwinder, was returning to the village on his motorbike when he was hit by a speeding bus leading to his death on the spot. 

Eye donation
: The District Eye Donation Society on Tuesday received the 58th eye donation of Channo (75). 

Punjabi software  developed
: Three Punjabi software systems, developed by Punjabi University, have been selected for demonstration in the prestigious 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics to be held at Manchester from August 18 to 22. The softwares were developed by a research team led by Dr Gurpreet Singh Lehal, professor and head of computer science department of the university. The Punjabi softwares selected for demonstration include a grammar checking system for Punjabi, Shahmukhi to Gurmukhi transliteration system and Punjabi to Hindi translation system. 

Blood donation camp: Punjab Yuvak Chetna Manch organised a blood donation camp at Central Library here on Monday. As many as 511 units of blood were collected by a team of doctors from Government Rajindra Hospital. The camp was basically meant for thalassaemia patients. The deputy commissioner and the commissioner, municipal corporation, were present at the occasion. Regular donors were facilitated on the occasion. 

Tehsildar booked
: The Vigilance Bureau has registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC for fraud against Jagdeep Singh Momi, tehsildar, Patti, and nine others in a mutation case of land intqual entered in the revenue records. 



Gang busted
: The police has busted a gang of chain snatchers and arrested a member of this gang. However, an accomplice of his fled from the spot. The police has also impounded a motorcycle. The accused were sent in a four-day remand on Tuesday. The arrested has been identified as Rakesh Bawaria of Nayabaans of UP. His other accomplice has been identified as Pankaj Bawaria. Another CIA team has arrested three youths, who had stolen a car from outside Satkar marriage palace here in November 2007. Those arrested have been identified as Surinder Jat, a resident of Deoban, Ramesh Saini and Hari Singh Saini of Kaithal.

‘Increase MSP of paddy’
: The state unit of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has demanded that the MSP of paddy should be increased to Rs 1,100 per quintal. In a statement released here on Tuesday, state president of the party Chaudhary Ved Pal said the existing MSP of paddy at Rs 850 was inadequate. He also announced the party’s decision to fields its candidates for all 10 parliamentary seats of Haryana. 

Truck driver booked
: Swarnjit Singh, a resident of Punjab, who worked as a truck driver with Manpreet Singh of Vikas Nagar Colony, has been booked by the police for allegedly appropriating the truck along with the goods deceitfully. A case of criminal breach of trust has been registered against him. The police said Swarnjit took the truck, which was loaded with scrap worth Rs 3.20 lakh, from Vikas Nagar for Ludhiana (Punjab) on June 18. However, when the scrap was not delivered to the firm concerned in Ludhiana by Sunday, Manpreet grew apprehensive of Swarnjit’s fraudulence and filed a complaint. 

Labourer killed: Narender Singh, a labourer and resident of Kheramurar village, 18 km from here, was killed while two other labourers, Rama Kant and Ravinder, were injured when a heavy roofing stone reportedly fell down at an under-construction building of an industrial unit in Industrial Estate of Bawal near Patuhera village on Monday. The mishap occurred when the roofing stone being placed with the help of a crane upon the pillars suddenly collapsed owing to some imbalance. The police has registered a case against the crane operator and the builder, Kedar Raj. 


Anjana Bilaspur YC chief
: Anjana Dhiman, a member of the local Zila Parishad, has been appointed president of the district Youth Congress in place of Kamlender Kashyap, who has resigned after his appointment as one of the vice-presidents of the district Congress committee. State YC chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has asked Anjana Dhiman to finalise the district executive committee and other office-bearers at the earliest. She is the first woman to be appointed as district unit president. 

Press club office-bearers
: The Press Club, Hamirpur, has elected D.P. Gupta as its president and Ashok Katoch as its general secretary. The meeting was held here on Friday in the press room chaired by senior journalist Som Dutt. The members of the club also bid farewell to its outgoing president Dinesh Kanwar, who remained president of the club for several years. The members also decided to expand the activities of the club. 

Prize distribution function: Shanti Niketan College of Education on Tuesday held its annual prize distribution function and farewell party on the college campus. Isha Sharma was adjudged best student of the college. Kusum Kumari was given prize for her achievements in academics and Deepika was given prize for her achievements in sports, besides other prizes. The college management also gave a scholarship of Rs 2,500 to Praveen Kumari. N.K. Sharma, president of private B.Ed college association, was the chief guest in the function. Managing director of the college P.K Ahluwalia presided over the function.

Revision of electoral rolls
: A special summery revision of the photo electoral rolls will be conducted in all 68 newly delimited assembly segments from July 10 to August 31. Chief Electoral officer Manisha Nanda said the qualifying date for the purpose would be January 1, 2008. Claims and objections could be filed from July 10 to July 24 while verification of names would be done on July 12. A special campaign in all polling stations would be conducted from July 13 to July 20.The final photo electoral rolls would be published on August 31. 

Pension adalat put off: The senior accounts officer, DPDO, has informed that the defence pension /adalat, which was to be held on June 25 and 26 in the Dhauladhar auditorium, Yol Cantt, by the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension), Allahabad, has been postponed. As per the intimation sent by the Controller-General of Defence Accounts, New Delhi, no new dates had been fixed for holding the adalat. 

Rodrigues meets Kokje:The Governor of Punjab, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), called on Governor V.S. Kokje at Raj Bhawan here today. He was accompanied by his wife, Jean Rodrigues. It was a courtesy call during which Lady Governor Leena Kokje was also present.  



PDP zonal presidents
: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suspended two zonal presidents in the Kashmir valley on Tuesday. A PDPspokesman said Mushtaq Ahmad Sadiq, zonal president, Sangrama, and Abdul Salam Reshi, zonal president, Kokernag have been suspended for their anti-party activities and non-cooperation in their respective zones. He said both the leaders would remain suspended till pending enquiry.


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