Refresher course: GND University will organise a three-week refresher course on thrust area of recent trends in library and information science from July 18 to August 7. Stating this in a press note here on Thursday, Dr H.S. Bhatia, director, Academic Staff College, said the prescribed form was available from the university or could be downloaded from the university website ww.gndu.ac.in. Dr Amritpal Kaur, head, Department of Library Science, GND varsity, will be coordinator of the course.
Blood donated: To celebrate the birthday of their friend Bahdaur Singh, a son of ASI Jasbir Singh of Bulhowal, Navneet Gupta, Munish Walia, Parminder Singh, Nitesh, Mandip Kaur Saini and Navneet Kaur donated blood at Bhai Ghanaiyaji Charitable Blood Bank here on Friday. They appealed youths to donate blood and not to use drugs. Bahadur Singh himself donated blood for the seventh time.
Charas seized: The police arrested four persons, Jatinder Kumar of Gita Bhawan, Sarifan, Sonu and Manoj Kumar of Prem Nagar, Sujanpur, here on Friday under the NDPS and Excise Act and recovered 100 gm charas and 1425 ltrs illicit liquor from their possession.
Passport office sought: The district unit of the Lok Bhalai Party (LBP) on Thursday urged the Union government to set up a regional passport office in Sangrur for people of the Malwa region. District president of the party Sardar Ali said at present people of the Malwa region, who wanted to go abroad, had to visit regional passport offices at Jalandhar or Chandigarh for the purpose.
Flesh trade racket: By arresting three women and a man, the police on Friday busted a flesh trade racket at Sunam, 13 km from here, on Friday. The police has registered a case against them under Sections 3, 4, 5 and 6, Prevention of Immoral Traffic Act 1956. SP (D) Bhupinderjit Singh Virk said the arrested women belonged to Sunam, Patiala and Kanjhla village while the man also belonged to Sunam.
Raids conducted: A team from the State Food Authority, including assistant director Dr A.K. Khullar, conducted raids at some premises in Sohana, Lakhnor, Chanalo, Khanpur and seized nine samples (two of pure ghee, two of banaspati, two of milk liquid and one of milk powder). Dr Khullar said the campaign had been launched on the special instructions by the Punjab health minister Prof Lakhsmi Kanta Chawla to check the sale of adulterated food and it would continue in the state.
De-addiction day: A district-level function to mark Drug De-addiction Day was organised at the civil hospital here. Assistant civil surgeon Dr V.K. Harjai expressed his concern over the rising trend of drug abuse in youths. He feared that if strict timely measures were not taken, this menace of drug addiction could destroy the nation. Although the government was taking measures to curb the problem, efforts were required to be made at multi-levels, he added.
Dowry harassment: 4 booked: The police has booked four persons, including a woman, on the charge of dowry harassment. Kuldeep Singh of Dadri had married his daughter Poonam with Ashwini of Fatehabad. In her complaint, Poonam alleged that she was subjected to harassment for dowry since marriage. The police has booked Ashwini, Suman, Kamal and Manek Chand. However, no arrest has been made so far.
Seven held for rape: The police has arrested seven persons for allegedly abducting a minor girl from Prem Nagar village on May 7. According to the police, Yashvir, Naurang, Kaalu, Jitender, Tejvir and Sunil of Bhagvi village had allegedly abducted 17-year-old Jyoti from the village. A case had been registered on the complaint of the girl’s father. The police sent the girl to Nari Niketan, Karnal, after conducting her medical examination. A case of rape has been registered against the accused.
Test dates changed: The dates of eligibility test for elementary teachers and heads to be conducted by the Haryana School Education Board have been changed. Giving this information on Friday, a spokesman for the board said as per the new schedule, the eligibility test for heads would now be conducted on August 3 instead of July 27 and of elementary teachers would be conducted on July 27 instead of August 3.
Jawan, two ultras killed: An Army jawan and two militants were killed and a junior officer was injured in a gun battle in Ganderbal district on Friday, official sources said. Based on information about hiding militants, troops of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) and the police launched a joint search operation at Kachpathri-Mawar in Kangan area, 40 km from here on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway. The militants opened fire on the forces and in the ensued encounter, which lasted for several hours, two militants and jawan Anil Kumar were killed. The identity of the militant group is yet to be established, the sources said. The injured JCO, Anchal Singh, was moved to Army base hospital here, sources added.