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Result of JET courses: GND University has declared the result of joint entrance test (JET) held for admission to M.Sc (industrial chemistry), M.Sc chemistry (instrumental analysis), M.Sc applied chemistry (pharmaceuticals) and M.Sc (food technology). The result is available at the university website www.gndu.ac.in. Dr Tarlok Singh Banipal, coordinator, JET, said the counselling for the courses would be held on July 4 in the morning for all reserved categories and afternoon for general categories.

Chief administrator: The DC of Amritsar has been appointed chief administrator of the Amritsar Development Authority (ADA) with immediate effect. According to official spokesman, DC Kahan Singh Pannu, who has additional charge of DC Tarn Taran, will also look after the work of the ADA for the overall planned development of holy city.

Van Mahotsav: More than 20,000 saplings were being planted during the two-week Van Mahotsav-2008 from June 20 to July 4 organised by the Army detachment posted at Khasa military station under the aegis of the Flaming Arrow Brigade.

Meeting held: With a view to expedite the process of computerisation of land records, commissioner, Jalandhar Division, S.R. Ladhar held a meeting with revenue officials of Amritsar and Tarn Taran districts at Circuit House here on Wednesday. He said cent per cent computerisation of land records would serve the twin task of assisting people to keep tab on their land and in the minimisation of fraudulent land deals. Multi-stage verification of record should be simultaneously undertaken, he added.

House burgled
: Miscreants stole articles worth Rs 3.5 lakh from the house of Balwinder Singh of Shanti Nagar here on Tuesday. The family members of Balwinder woke up on Wednesday morning to find that the belongings of the house lay scattered. The locks of almirahs were broken and Rs 60,000, 18 tolas of gold, a passport and a.12-bore rifle were taken away.

New train: The railways launched a passenger train from Sirhind to Saharanpur on Wednesday. The departure time of the train (3-USN) will be 11.50 am from Sirhind. It will first go to Nangal and then leave for Saharanpur. Another Jansadharan train from Amritsar to Seharsa in Bihar started halting at Sirhind railway station from Wednesday.

Tehbazaari supdt attacked
: A team of the tehbazaari department that had gone to remove encroachments at Sanghu chowk was attacked by alleged encroachers here today. Tehbazaari superintendent Naveen Malhotra was injured when a stone hurled by encroachers hit him. The MC police, accompanying the squad, arrested those who pelted stones.

IMA honours two docs: The district unit of the IMA has honoured Dr G.L. Avasthi, director, Medical Services, and Dr R.P. Singh, senior consultant cardiologist, SPS Apollo, for their contribution to the medical field.

Mullanpur Dakha
Constable ends his life:
Constable Sarbjeet Singh posted as munshi with the Dakha police station committed suicide by hanging himself at the police station this evening. Police sources said Sarbjeet Singh went to the ambulance room at 5.30 pm to take some rest, but when he did not return for some time, the other staff members went in and found him dead. The cause of the suicide could not be known. Police officials said he did not discuss any problem with them. His son and daughter are studying in college.

BJP group clash: Four persons were injured in a clash between two rival groups of BJP workers on Tuesday night at Jandiran. All of them rushed to the Civil Hospital. Two of the injured persons have been identified as Shukla Mahajan and Ashwani Salhotra. SP Harpreet Singh said he had marked an inquiry to DSP Karamjit Singh.

Project sanctioned: The department of science and technology, Government of India, has sanctioned a new research project of tiger moths to Dr Jagbir Singh, principal investigator, department of zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala. A grant of Rs 25 lakh has been sanctioned besides the posts of one research associate, one junior research fellow and one lab attendant.

Theatre fest ends: A three-day Dr Prem Parkash Singh Dhaliwal Memorial Natakwala Theatre Festival concluded on Wednesday with a standing ovation to the acclaimed play ‘Mitti Na Howe Matraiyee’. Theatre artistes Rajesh Sharma-Kavita Sharma and veterans Pran Sabharwal-Sunita Sabharwal. N.S. Sekhon, SP (headquarters) was the chief guest.

Doctors’ Day: The Patiala branch of Indian Medical Association organised a seminar on doctor-patient relationship and media in memory of Dr B.C. Roy, on Tuesday. Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, general secretary of SAD, was the chief guest.

Train engine crushes two
: Two migrants from Bihar were crushed to death by a diesel engine near Phagwara railway station on Tuesday night. According to GRP sources, Dilip Kumar and Lakshman Dass of Bihar were run over by the engine when they were returning to their house. The duo probably could not notice the approaching engine due to darkness, the sources added.


Training for medical officers: Two-day training for medical officers of Panchkula was conducted in School of Public Health, PGIMER, here. A total of 17 officers participated in this training. The aim was to make the medical officers aware and enable them to detect cases of RF/RHD at the local level by means of simple history and clinical examination and refer suspect cases for confirmation to higher centre.


Cow shed collapses: Three buffalos and two calves were killed while two calves were injured when the roof of a cow shed collapsed late Tuesday night near Amba temple at Ambala city. Around 20 cows and buffalos were present in the cowshed when the incident occurred around mid-night. The roof was made of wooden planks.

1 killed in mishap: A 55-year-old woman was killed and 11 others were injured when a mini-truck overturned near Paintawas village on the Bhiwani-Dadri road on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Sarona Devi.

GJU interviews: The Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology would hold walk-in interviews for 77 faculty positions on contractual basis from July 9 to 11, Lt Gen Devinder Dayal Singh Sandhu (retd), vice-chancellor of the university, said here on Wednesday. The teachers to be appointed would be paid salaries ranging from Rs 12,000 to 18,000 per month.

Man stabs wife: Sonia, a resident of Birghaggar village, near Chandimandir, has lodged a complained against her husband Puran Chand that he injured her with a knife following an altercation. Sonia sustained injuries on her hands. Puran Chand has been arrested and sent to district court, Panchkula, from where he was sent to judicial custody for 14 days.

Mango Fest on July 5: The department of Haryana tourism will organise the 17th Mango Festival at Yadvindra Gardens, Pinjore, on July 5-6. A meeting of the officials concerned was organised at Yadvindra Gardens, which was chaired by Keshni Anand, finance commissioner, Haryana and Santwanti Ahlawat. Various competitions among schoolchildren, including mango eating contest, will also be organised on the occasion.

Sirsa bandh today: The VHP, Bajrang Dal and other Hindu organisations have called for Sirsa bandh on Thursday in protest against the Jammu and Kashmir government for revoking the order on the transfer of land to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB).

Man electrocuted: Amar Singh (20) of Ellenabad subdivision was electrocuted on Wednesday. The incident occurred when he went on his neighbour’s roof to repair an electricity fault. However, he came into contact with a high-tension wire and died on the spot.


Man found dead in hotel
: Piara Singh (62) of Ludhiana was found dead in a room of a private hotel at Naina Devi on Wednesday. Reports said Piara Singh had come to the shrine along with a woman who has not yet been identified. There were no signs of any injury on the body of the deceased who was also found in possession of a revolver. The police suspects it to be a case of death by poisoning as froth was found coming from his mouth.

Anganwari workers protest: The Anganwari Workers and Helpers Union held a protest seeking higher wages in front of the DC office on Wednesday. President of the union Kaushalya and general secretary Raj Kumari said the government had increased daily wages in the state, 3,600 anganwari workers had been ignored, they said. The union has demanded Rs 4,000 per month for anganwari workers and Rs 3,000 per month for helpers.

NIT workshop: A two-week summer workshop on application of MATLAB, OrCAD/ SPICE simulation tools in engineering was inaugurated at the NIT by Prof I.K. Bhatt, director of the institute, on Monday. The workshop is being organised by the departments of electrical, electronics and computer engineering. It will be on till July 11.

4-year RI in charas case
: Kinnaur District and Sessions Judge D.K. Sharma has convicted Ran Saran of Kullu under the Narcotics Substances and Psychotropic Substance Act and sentenced him to four-year rigorous imprisonment. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000. According to the prosecution, the police had seized 1 kg of charas from the convict at Ani on December 15, 2005.

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