Saplings planted: As many as 20,000 saplings of different varieties of trees were planted in New Amritsar (Khasa) military station by Brig S.K. Gadeock, Commander of the Flaming Arrow Brigade, to provide an enhanced green cover on the occasion of Vanamahotsav-2008. Meanwhile, Mission Aagaaz-earth and resources care group and pollution control committee also planted about 70 saplings of kaner, chandani, neem, Darek, etc along the Government Polytechnic road here.
KMV girls top in BA exams: Students of Kanya Mahavidyalaya (KMV) College, Jalandhar, got top positions in the BA parts I, II and III (Hons School) examinations in English conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University in the provisional merit list released by the university here today, Rinkle placed first in BA-I (Hons School) in English by securing 441 marks out of 600, while Gurjinder Kaur remained second with 425 marks. In BA-II Astha Saini got the top spot while Astha Sharma secured the second position by attaining 440 and 410 marks, respectively. Sonia Singh and Natasha Singh were placed first and second in the BA-III examinations by scoring 1267 and 1172 marks, respectively.
Smack seized: Jarnail Singh of the local Guru Nanak Nagar was arrested with 40 gm of smack by the police here. DSP (HQ) Gurmej Singh said the accused was held at a naka laid at the Hansli bridge, Jalandhar Road. A case has been registered.
MC re-poll: Two electronic voting machines were broken by some hooligans in Wards 5 and 6 of the Qadian municipal council, 20 km from here, on June 30. The repolling on these wards was conducted peacefully today. In ward no. 5, Congress candidate Jatinder Kumar won the Ward 5 seat by 61 votes and in Ward 6 SAD candidate Hardeep Kaur won the seat by 77 votes. The results were declared by Gurdaspur DDPO-cum-assistant returning officer Ranbir Singh Mudhal in the evening.
Truck mishap: Pushp Raj (23), cleaner of truck, was killed on the spot when a truck (HP-11-4161) rolled into a gorge near Braham Pukhar near here on Monday. While driver Baldev Singh of Janjaili, Mandi district, was injured seriously and was rushed to the regional hospital here.
Youth Cong head: Manmohan Katoch has been appointed president of the state Youth Congress. He replaces Sukhwinder Singh, who remained at the helm for 10 years.