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GND varsity results: The results of PGDCA, B.Sc. (Biotechnology) Part-II and B.Com (Hons) part-II and III examinations of Guru Nanak Dev (GND) University held in April would be declared on July 15. Dr R.S. Bawa, registrar, said the results could be accessed on the university website www.gndu.ac.in after 5 pm.

Counselling: GND University will hold counselling for admissions to M.Tech (Communication System) on July 18 at the Department of Electronics Technology here. The candidates, who had taken the entrance test on June 30, should bring their original certificates at the time of counselling. Meanwhile, the university has invited applications for admissions to one-year part-time certificate course in French, German, Japanese, Russian and full-time diploma course in Russian. The last date for the receipt of application forms is July 18.

Manjeet Kaur elected as sarpanch
: Manjeet Kaur was unanimously elected as sarpanch of Naiwala village here on Monday. In this election, Mahinder Kaur, Harjinder Singh and Roshan Singh and Rinku (all panchayat members) supported Manjeet. Surjeet Kaur Barnala helped in bringing about a consensus over Manjeet' name. Manjeet expressed gratitude towards Surjeet Kaur Barnala. She said that she would strive hard for accelerating the pace of development in the village.

Women nab armed intruder: Setting an example of exemplary courage, women of Vishal Nagar on Monday nabbed one of the three masked miscreants with pistols in hand. According to police sources, at around 1 pm, three masked dacoits entered a house in Vishal Nagar. Noticing it, women in the neighbourhood gathered and nabbed one of them. SHO Kotwali Davinder Pal Singh said he has been identified as Jaswinder Singh of Partap Nagar. A case has been registered.

Cops clueless: The Balianwali police have not made any arrests in the case related to forged property related documents registered on July 10. Parkasho Devi, widow of Kapoor Chand, resident of Urban Estate, Hissar, complained that her daughter-in-law Kiran Bala attempted to grab her husband’s property. She named three, Parminder Singh, Rajinder Kumar and Jangir Singh. In-charge, Balianwali police post, Gulzar Singh said, "The case is being probed.”

SBOP branch: The State Bank of Patiala, on Monday, opened a new branch at Milk Plant, Bathinda. This is the bank's 102nd branch in Bathinda zone and 41st branch in Bathinda district. N.K. Mehta, DGM, and R.K. Tiwari, GM, Milk Plant, inaugurated the new branch. Anil Malhotra, AGM-1, spoke about the facilities available.

Pickle manufacturing unit raided
: A team of doctors of health department raided a pickle manufacturing unit in Abohar and seized around 45 quintals of unhygienic and fungi affected pickle. According to civil surgeon S.S. Walia, the health department had got specific information regarding use of unhealthy ingredients in the pickles. Walia said that a team of doctors including Rakesh Sikri, Jasbir Singh and food inspector Kamaldeep Singh reached the place where pickle was being prepared and found the raw material including mangoes and lemons being used in the pickle were fungus affected and that the pickle was being prepared in a cowshed. Walia said that the team seized the samples which have been sent to the lab for testing. Walia further said the premises has been sealed. He said that the next action would be decided after getting the test report from the lab.

Body recovered: The body of a 23-year-old girl was found from the Chagran Choe on Sunday evening. The deceased was identified as Anju Bala, daughter of Kuldip Singh of Piplanwala, a suburb of the town. According to police sources, Anju Bala left her house on July 11 for taking a ration card from the office of the civil supplies department, near local railway station, but did not return home. The Sadar police after getting conducted the postmortem of the body, handed it over to her family.

Five arrested: The police arrested five migrant labourers for pilfering iron ore and seized 560 kg of iron from them on Monday. The accused, Janet, Rahul, Baabu, Bablu and Sonu, all from Uttar Pradesh, were arrested during a raid in Gadaipur. The police said the suspects were booked in similar cases at Gauraia police station.

Bitten by snake
: Ranjit Kaur, a resident of Bukhri village, was bitten by a venomous snake on Monday afternoon. The incident took place when she was at home. She was taken to the civil hospital Kharar and further referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. Her condition is said to be serious.

New courses: The Amardeep Singh Shergill Memorial College, Mukandpur is going to start MBA and MCA courses from this academic session. The college has been allotted 40 seats in each course by Guru Nank Dev University, Amritsar. Giving details, Dr Atamjit Singh, principal, said the college was set up in 1993 by an NRI Gurcharan Singh Shergill in memory of his son Amardeep Singh Shergill.

: Dr Yogesh Gambhir, reader in the Punjabi University’s department of theatre and television, will present his research paper “Critical Study of Various Versions of Ramayana” at the World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) Conference to be held at Heraklian, Greece, from July 22 to 24.

Khatri Sabha
: The Khatri Sabha will intensify its drive against social evils like female foeticide, dowry and drugs by involving the youth from the community at a large scale. Newly elected president of the state unit of the sabha Daljit Singh Zakhmi said today that he would announce his team in consultation with his colleagues and senior leaders of the community. The elections of the youth and women wings would be held soon, he added.



: Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran, in association with the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh, on Monday inaugurated a five-day summer school on “Effective Curriculum Implementation” for the faculty of various colleges under the CGC. The programme is sponsored by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD), All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.


Passing-out parade: The passing out parade of the third batch of recruits undergoing training at the Centre for Police Training and Research will be held on Tuesday on its premises in Bhondsi, Gurgaon. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will be the chief guest on the occasion. IGP, Training Centre, Bhondsi, Sheel Madhur said the batch consisting of 1294 recruits would pass out to be appointed as constables in the Haryana police.

2 held under NDPS Act: The district police has arrested two persons under the Narcotic Drugs Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, for allegedly possessing 960 gm opium. Stating this here on Monday, additional superintendent of police Mahinder Singh said the arrested persons had been identified as Sewa Singh of dera Banta Singh, Lotni village and Nirmal Singh, alias Nimma, of dera Sankalia, Thaskan Meeranjee village in this district.

1 dies in accident: A young man Mahi Lal, resident of Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh, died on Sunday when he was reportedly hit by an unknown vehicle on the Bhiwadi-Dharuhera road, near Dharuhera.The deceased was a worker in a factory at Dharuhera. The police has registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the driver.

Folk dance competitions
: Divisional and state-level folk dance competitions will be held under the auspices of the Haryana Kala Parishad (HKP) in August. Deputy commissioner Chander Prakash said each participating team would comprise between one and five folk dancers in the age group of 15 to 25 years. He said the last date for submission of applications accompanied by a bank draft of Rs 1,000 each, drawn in the favour of director, HKP, Chandigarh, was July 20. The winners will be given cash rewards.

Labourer killed: A labourer Net Ram, resident of Alwar district in Rajasthan, killed on the spot when a heavy stone, which was being lifted by a crane, reportedly fell down hitting him violently at the construction site of a new factory at Chirhara village, near Bawal on Sunday. The Kasaula police has registered a case of causing death due to negligence under section 304-A of the IPC against the crane operator Kamal and the work supervisor Dinesh Kumar.


Pensioners’ demands: The Himachal Pradesh Pensioners Welfare Association has urged the state government and Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal to look into pensioners’ long-pending demands and provide relief at the earliest. Addressing mediapersons here on Monday, state president of the association and retired DC Jiva Nand Jiwan, senior vice-presidents J.K. Nadda and Avtar Sangh and general secretary D.R. Parwalia, said the pensioners in the state should be provided benefits on the Punjab pattern. Their main demands include 5 and 10 per cent rise in pension on attaining age of 65 and 75 years, respectively, and monthly medical allowance of Rs 300 etc.

Driver missing: Yadav Thakur (22), a resident of Kharsi village and a driver by profession, has been missing since Saturday evening. He is suspected to have been washed away in a flooded nullah while travelling in his tempo (HP-51-6783) at Bagga, near Kharsi. The damaged vehicle was found about 1 km away from the road, but there was no trace of Yadav Thakur. A case has been registered.

Truck mishap: A truck (HR- 38A-1932) loaded with buffaloes overturned near Pansai village on Sunday. Four persons and 25 buffalos were injured in the mishap. The truck plunged into the gorge when the driver lost control on it. Raffiq Mohammad, Abak Mohammad, Tohad Mohammad and Jai Prakash, driver of the truck, were injured. Prakash was referred to PGIMER, Chandigarh. The police has booked the driver for negligent driving.

Forest officers’ association: The state Range Forest Officers Association has welcomed the state government’s decision to distribute herbal plants on Van Mahotsava. After holding its meeting, general secretary of the association S.S. Kashyap said the ranger’s welfare association had also urged the forest minister to hold a meeting with it to discuss its pending demands.

CM’s tour: Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will attend several programmes here during his one-day tour of the district on Tuesday. Dhumal would lay foundation stones of the Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, bank and post office block at NIT campus and 2nd-phase of DAV Public School. He would inaugurate pensioner’s conference and attend student’s honouring ceremony at NIT.

Seminar: A seminar was organised by the HPSEB today at Hamir hotel to highlight the conservation of electricity. Vijay Chandan, ADM, Hamirpur was the chief guest. Assistant engineer Desh Raj Sharma and others attended it.

Child killed in accident: A child was killed and five persons were injured when a car collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction on the National Highway No. 22 near Kaithlighat this morning. The car was on its way to Chandigarh. Sahil, 10, was killed in the accident. Those injured were: driver Tommy, his wife Pinky, daughter Sakshi, Pradeep and Ashwani. A case has been registered.

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