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UK fellowship for Dr Neki
: London-based Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has bestowed fellowship on Dr N.S. Neki, professor of medicine, Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, in view of his outstanding contribution in the field of tropical medicine.

Smack seized: The police nabbed drug peddler Sonu of Basti Bawa Khel, Jalandhar, and seized 260 gm of smack from his possession. The police said on a tip-off, the district narcotic cell team arrested the accused near the Sangam Cinema and seized the contraband from him. The accused came to Amritsar to deliver smack. A case under sections 22, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered.

Body found
: A body of an unidentified migrant labourer was found in Noorpur village on Monday. He was murdered and dumped by some unknown miscreants. A case under section 302 of the IPC has been registered in this connection.

Body found
:A body of an unidentified man was found lying dead on a railway track near here yesterday night. The police reached the spot immediately and took the victim to Dera Bassi Civil Hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. The autopsy of the deceased would be conducted tomorrow. A case has been registered in this regard.

1 killed in mishap
: Narinder Singh of Sangrur was killed when his car was hit by a vehicle near Lal dhabha on the Nawanshahr-Jalandhar road here on Wednesday.

Drug addict kills wife
: The Sujanpur police booked Kasturi Lal, a resident of Basroop village, 27 km from here, for allegedly murdering his 32-year-old wife Soma Devi this evening. Kasturi Lal is said to be a drug addict. SP Harpreet Singh said the piece of wood used in the murder had been recovered from the house of the deceased. A case under section 302 of the IPC has been registered against Kasturi Lal.

Gang of thieves busted: The police has arrested two persons of a gang of thieves and seized one Mohindra jeep and 10 quintals of iron rods. Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Tanda, and Kuldeep Kumar of Dhariti (both from Himachal Pradesh) were nabbed when they were on the way to HP.

Medical programme tomorrow
:Government Medical College will organise a one-day continuing medical education (CME) programme, “Medicine Update-2009” in the college auditorium on February 25. Various medicine experts from DMC, Ludhiana, PGI, Rohtak, PGI, Chandigarh, and AIIMS, New Delhi, will present their views on latest developments in the field. More than 500 delegates from Punjab and neighbouring states are expected to attend the programme.



Lok adalats held
: As many as 44 cases were settled in a lok adalat organised in Bhadolawali village here on Sunday. Narinder Kaur, Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division), Fatehabad, presided over the lok adalat in which cases pertaining to the Excise Act, civil cases, petty criminal matters and the Electricity Act were taken up. As many as 29 cases were settled at a rural lok adalat organised in Government Girls Senior Secondary School at Kalanwali in Sirsa on Sunday.

Sikh virsa contest: Students of Akal Academy, Ratia, have won all six state-level prizes in the Sikh Virsa Competition organised by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee. School principal Indu Sharma said the cash prizes received by the school management from the DSGMC were given away to the winners on Saturday. Sharma said Raswinder Singh won a cash prize of Rs 5,000, Gursharnpreet Singh Rs 2,500 and Kriti Rs 1,000 in the junior section by winning the first, second and third positions, respectively, in the state. In the senior section Amanpreet Kaur got Rs 5,000, Dilsher Singh Rs 2,500 and Farneet Kaur Rs 1,000 by winning the first three positions in the state, respectively.

College guest teachers
: College-cadre guest teachers of Rewari district have flayed the state government for its apathetic approach to them in contrast with school-cadre guest teachers who have been offered a year-long contract, a hike in remuneration and the casual leave facility by the Chief Minister. At a meeting here chaired by their district vice-president Nisha Rani, the teachers demanded the provision of a permanent contract, the casual leave facility and a minimum monthly remuneration of Rs 25,000.

3 hurt in mishap
: Three persons, including a child, were seriously injured when a Maruti car collided with a pick-up on the Odhan road in Kalanwali town here on Sunday. The injured persons have been taken to the Sirsa general hospital for treatment. Naresh, a resident of Kalawali, was going with his five-year-old son in the car when it collided head-on with the pick-up. The driver of the pick-up was also seriously injured.

4 held for kidnapping
: The police on Monday arrested four persons, who had allegedly kidnapped five members of a family from the Jadoda Gate locality in Jagadhri over a property dispute nearly three months ago here. The arrested include Insan Singh and Onkar. Police sources said Suresh, his wife and three children were allegedly kidnapped over an old dispute over the possession of a plot where a family was residing on November 15. Suresh’s brother Ved Parkash had lodged a complaint alleging that his brother along with his family had been kidnapped, following which the police registered a case. Later, all five members of the family were released the next day.



Panthers set up policy panel
:Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party Bhim Singh has constituted party’s policy and programme committee headed by Harsh Dev Singh, leader of the legislature party. Harsh Dev will be the vice-chairman of the party. All legislators, state party president, both provincial presidents, and the regional party president of Ladakh will be the members of the committee. The committee shall be competent to prepare policy and programme reports from time-to-time and submit reports to the chairman every fortnight.

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