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Technical Services Union stages protest rallies
: The Technical Services Union organised protest rallies at sub- divisional offices of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) on Wednesday to condemn the government for ordering lathicharge on the PSEB workers during "peaceful" demonstration against CM Parkash Singh Badal at Patiala. The employees posted at sub-divisional office number 2 and 3 wore black badges during office hours and shouted slogans against the CM and Punjab Police during a rally that was jointly convened in the afternoon. Those who addressed the gathering included divisional president Shankar Lal, circle vice-president Krishan Lal Ghayal, sub-divisional presidents, Maya Parkash, Jagat Singh and Shiv Charan, besides senior trade union worker Narinder Behal. 

Entrance test result
: The result for the entrance test for admission to BTech, Electronic Communication System, GND University, held on July 15 was declared here on Wednesday. The result will be displayed on the notice board of the department, besides will be available at the university website www.gndu.ac.in. Dr Maninder Lal Singh, head, Department of Electronic Technology, said counselling for general category candidates with rank up to 37 and for all eligible reserved category candidates would be held on July 18. 

Workshop on miracles: The Department of Zoology, GND University, will organise a zonal-level workshop on “Scientific Explaining of Miracles” sponsored by DST from July 21 to 24 at Guru Nanak Bhawan in university premises. Dr Arvinder Kaur, programme coordinator, said various miracles which happened in our day to day life were because of science. 

Left parties hold rally
: The delegations of the CPI and the CPI (M) reached here on Tuesday evening and held a rally to make the people aware about the 'anti-people' policies of the Central government. Addressing the rally, state secretary of CPI Bhupinder Samber said that nuclear deal with US was not a part of the Common Minimum Programme (CMP). This deal would adversely affect the sovereignty of the country and the energy needs would not be met. He said that anti-people policies of the Union government had raised the inflation. CPI (M) leader Charan Singh Virdhi said that wrong economic polices of UPA government had increased the inflation. CPI national council member Hardev Singh Arshi said that through nuclear deal, India’s independent foreign policies would be affected and this was also not suitable for the energy needs. Among others who addressed the rally were Butta Singh, Kulvinder Uddath and Krishan Chauhan. 

Old Students Association
: Sudershan Verma has been elected president of the Old Students Association unanimously at Senior Secondary School, Lamini, in a meeting held here on Wednesday. 

Woman electrocuted: A woman was electrocuted while bathing at her house here on Wednesday. The victim has been identified as Anupama (30), wife of Rajesh Kumar of Muzaffarpur working in GREF here. 

Youth commits suicide: Eighteen-year-old Sunjeev Kumar reportedly committed suicide by taking poison at his house in Jawali village, 20 km from here, on Wednesday. Family quarrel is said to be the main reason for the suicide. 

US delegation
: A 60-member delegation from Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, USA, will pay a two-day visit to Punjabi University, Patiala, to interact with senior faculty members. The team, inter alia, will hold three sessions on July 17 and 18 with the Punjabi University faculty, especially that of Punjab School of Business Studies (PSMS) with which it had first signed MoU in November 2006. 

12 head teachers promoted
: District Education Officer (Elementary Education) Gursharanjit Singh Mann in the orders issued here on Wednesday has promoted 12 head teachers (HT) as centre head teachers (CHT). Out of these half of them are female. According to information, the promotions will be effective immediately in the pay scale of Rs 5,480/8,925 plus Rs 150. 



Seminar ends
: The two-day seminar on “Sanjhi Sanskriti and Sanjhi Virasat ” (Integrated Culture and Heritage) organised by the Haryana Sahitya Akademy concluded here today. Asghar Ali Engineer and Ram Punyani from the Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai, spoke on the occasion. “No religion permits the killing of innocents and the terrorism is the creation of society and circumstances, ” opined Punyani while defining the common ethical doctrines enshrined in the religious books. 

: A buffalo was electrocuted and two children suffered electric shock in Krishna Enclave at Dhakoli. Incident was noticed by the passer-by Kuldeep Singh. Buffalo’s owner Satinder Singh of Himmatgarh said the animal was eating grass when it came in contact with naked wires jutting out of a streetlight pole. The two children had received the shock prior to this incident. 



PF account statements
: The general provident fund account statements of employees of the Haryana government for 2007-08 will be handed over to the drawing and disbursing officers (DDOs) or their representatives from July 22 to July 24. In case of non- receipt of the statements, employees can obtain information regarding their GPF balances, final payment cases and pension cases on the official website www.aghr.cag.gov.in or through telephone number 0172-2615555. 

Eye check-up camp
: As many as 530 patients were examined at a free of cost eye check-up camp at Faral village here on Wednesday. The camp was held under the aegis of the Om Parkash Jindal Gramin Jankalyan Sansthan. An eye surgeon examined the patients and informed them about the symptoms of eye ailments. The patients were given medicines free of cost. 

Vaccination campaign: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will launch a special vaccination campaign at Siwan village in the district on July 18. Deputy commissioner Vikas Gupta said Kaithal would become the first district in the country to launch a special vaccination campaign, under which vaccination to pregnant women and children would be provided to immunise them from various diseases. 

Cong workers’ meetings
: The Congress will organise five parliamentary constituency-level workers’ meetings in Kurukshetra, Panipat, Sohna, Bhiwani and Fatehabad districts. The meeting in Kurukshetra will be held on July 19 and in Panipat on July 26. The dates for the Sohna, Bhiwani and Fatehabad meetings will be announced shortly. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and other senior leaders of the HPCC will address the meetings. 

Man dies in accident: Brij lal (35), a resident of Bhiwani district, died when the motorcycle he was riding on collided with a truck on the Rewari-Mahendergarh road near Siha village, 20 km from here, on Tuesday. The police has registered a case. 



Body found
: The body of a 62-year-old unidentified man was found dumped at the Maigel bridge under Dramg police station on Wednesday. The police has registered a case of murder under Section 302 IPC and started inquest proceedings in the case. The police said a resident, who had gone to answer the call of nature in the morning, spotted the body and informed the police. Nobody has claimed the body. The body has been sent for postmortem at the zonal hospital, Mandi. 

2 labourers injured
: Two labourers from Orissa and Uttarakhand sustained serious head injuries when they fell from a local bus near New Shimla on Wednesday. The mishap took place around 9.30 p.m when the driver applied the brakes and the labourers standing near the door of the bus (HP-63-6114) fell down. While one of the injured, Shanshan Deva, has been referred to the PGI, Chandigarh, the other labourer, Devinder, is stable and undergoing treatment at Indira Gandhi medical College (IGMC). A case has been registered. 



Broadband services down
: Broadband users of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in the Kashmir valley had a tough time on Wednesday as services remained down. Broadband users, particularly in Srinagar, alleged that the system was out of order for the past 24 hours. The media organisations also complained of poor broadband BSNL service, alleging that the system often went off even when they paid full rent and other charges levied by the BSNL department. The divisional engineer (DE), Broadband, when contacted said there was some fault beyond Jammu. He said work was on to restore the system. 

Student abducted: Anees Ahmad Sheikh, a class X student of M.S. Public School, was abducted by three persons in the Kashmir valley, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. Anees is a resident of Aloochi Bagh at Waza Bagh, Hydepoora. The spokesman said the three persons, who came in a Sumo, were reportedly demanding ransom for Anees’s release. The police has registered a case and started investigations. Meanwhile, there is no trace of Mehran Latief Mir, who went missing from his residence in old city Habakadal, on May 13. 


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