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Woman found dead, husband booked
: The police has registered a case under section 306 of the IPC against one Jagga Ram of village Chanankhera after recovering the body of his wife Bimla Rani (32) from a sub-canal near Dhaani Kadaka Singh on Tuesday, sources said. As per information, Jagga Ram had allegedly forced his wife to stay with her parents on January 28 as he wanted to marry someone else even after 12 years of the first marriage which had blessed him with three children also.

Compulsory retirement
: The Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers Association on Tuesday decried compulsory retirement of Joint Director Dr P S Kooner of Government Medical College, Patiala after completion of 58 years of service. The association also condemned the “hurried” action against hospital employees following the fire in the neonatology unit, which claimed lives of five infants.

Tributes paid to martyr
: The Balidan Diwas of Om Parkash Jyani of the BSF, who had laid down his life while fighting the militants in Manipur, was observed at his native village Pakka Saharana on the Hanumangarh-Sriganganagar road on Tuesday. Legislator Vinod Kumar and district collector Naveen Jain jointly unveiled the statue of the martyr. BSF commanding officer R.S. Dahiya was joined by Induvar Dubey of the District Sainik Welfare Board, Daya Ram Jakhar chairman of Zila Parishad, Captain Het Ram Suthar and Santosh Jakhar, Sarpanch of the village in placing a wreath and garlands on the memorial. Jyani's wife Ramti Devi along with other war widows including Narinder Kaur, Manjit Kaur was honoured on the occasion.

Woman gets life term
: The District and Sessions Judge Bhupinder Singh awarded life imprisonment to a woman in a murder case and also imposed penalty of Rs 5,000. Mansa police had registered a case against Jagraj Kaur, wife of Gurcharan Singh, a resident of Mansa.

Survey for mid-day meal: To ensure proper supply of mid-day meal in the schools of the district, deputy commissioner Kumar Rahul asked the officials to conduct a survey. Following the instruction, SDM Mansa Gurjeet Singh Pann surveyed different villages including Randitewala, Gele and Nangal Khurd. The SDM did not find any irregularity in the supply of Midday meal.

Assumes charge
: Karan Deep Chaudhary has assumed charge of member distribution of Punjab State Electricty Board (PSEB) here on Wednesday Chaudhary has experience in distribution, transmission, enforcement, generation and stores. He played a role in introducing reforms in the PSEB such as single window system of redress of consumer grievances in 2001.

BKU meets PSEB chief: A delegation of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal group) met Harinder Singh Brar, chairman, Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), here on Tuesday and discussed power supply and issues related to agricultural consumers like pending tube well connections registered up to December 31, 1990, under the general category. The PSEB decided to supply seven-hour power for farm sector.

Doctors protest: Senior and junior doctors and hospital employees of Rajindra Hospital held dharna in front of OPD complex on Tuesday to highlight poor condition of medical colleges and state health and medicare Services.

Awarded: The Patiala branch of Indian Medical Association under Dr DS Bhullar has been conferred upon with the Sobha Singh Memorial Award of Excellence for the year 2008-09 on the occasion of 61st State Conference of IMA Punjab.



: A lecture on "A passionate promoter of architecture and architects" was the highlight of the 100th Dr MS Randhawa birth anniversary celebrations at Indo Global College of Architecture, Ahbipur, near here.



: The following have been elected as office-bearers of the district-level committee of OBC, SC and ST. President: Bishen Dass Choudary, senior vice-presidents: Ram Lal Choudary, Subhash Naheria, vice-presidents: Rajkumar Choudary, Vijay Mehra, spokesman: Suresh Bhardwaj, Virender Choudary, treasurer: Pawan Choudary, general secretaries: HC Guleri, Rajender Choudary, secretaries: Chuni Lal Paterwal, Sudesh Kumar Masal, Roma Kundal, Dugresh Pal, Kushelia Devi, Ranjeet Singh, Sajeet Suhota, Pravesh Nath Diman, Choudery Yash Pal, Rajinder Choudary and BS Puni.

Quiz contest
: The Himalaya Social Welfare Society, Jassur, organised an inter-school quiz competition here in BTC Government Girls Senior Secondary School on Wednesday. Teams from six schools participated. Teams of Noorpur Public School, Nurpur, Model Public School, Jassur, and DAV Public school Bagni were respectively declared first, second and third. Presiding over the competition local municipal council president RK Mahajan announced to bear the study expenses of 15 students whose fathers were no more.



Malik made associate dean
: Prof Shohab Inayat Malik from the Department of Urdu has been appointed associate dean, student welfare, Jammu University, in addition to his existing duties. Prof Malik has a vast experience of organising cultural activities and has several books in Urdu to his credit. He is associated with several cultural and literary organisations of the subcontinent. He is the secretary-general of the All-India University Urdu Teachers Association and vice-president of the Funkar Cultural Organisation. He is also the president of the Rasa Javedani Memorial Literary Society.

8 hurt in road accidents
: Eight persons, including three policemen, were injured in two separate road accidents in Pulwama and Budgam districts of the valley, official sources said on Wednesday. A police car skidded off the road at Drangbal-Pampore in Awantipora area of Pulwama district on Tuesday, injuring three police personnel and a civilian. In another accident, four persons travelling in a sports utility vehicle (SUV) were reportedly injured when the driver of the vehicle lost control and hit an electric pole at Khathergund in Chadoora area of Budgam district in central Kashmir on Wednesday.

Drug peddler held: The police arrested a drug peddler and seized two kg charas from him in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on Wednesday. Manzoor Ahmad Khanday was arrested on a tip off from his house at Saria in Ashmuqam area in Anantnag district, sources said. A case has been registered against Khanday.


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