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Cop killed in mishap: Five deaths during the mishaps were reported in Abohar and surrounding areas on Wednesday. A policeman identified as Sukhwinder Singh presently posted in the district jail at Bathinda was crushed to death as a jeep hit the motorcycle that he was using near village Balluana on Abohar-Malout road today. He was declared "brought dead" when the ambulance rushed him to the civil hospital here, sources said.
Roll Nos dIspatched: The annual theory examinations of
BA/BSc part I, II and III and other under-graduate professional courses of Guru Nanak Dev University will begin from March 27. In a press note here on Wednesday, Dr Gurnam Singh, Professor In charge (Exams), said the roll numbers had been sent to all eligible candidates. Those examinees who did not receive roll numbers by March 20 were advised to contact the Examination Branches (I and II) of the university. Moreover, the Exam Branches would remain open on gazetted holidays falling on March 21, 22 and 23 to facilitate the candidates, he added.
IMA office-bearers: Dr Narottam Bhalla and Dr Balwinder Kaur have unanimously been elected president and honorary secretary, respectively, of the district unit of the Indian Medical Association
(IMA) for the current session. Dr Yash Sharma, state president of the association, conducted the elections.
Eye check-up camp: Swami Vivekanand College of Pharmacy organised an eye check-up camp for students of Swami Vivekanand Group of Institutes on Wednesday. Over 300 students got their eyes checked at the camp. The students were examined with latest techniques for visual testing using Snellen’s chart and trial glasses set. The students were also screened for
stye, chalazion, squint and other refractive errors which were common among students these days.
Held with drugs: A youth, Dharampal Singh, resident of Murgi
Mohalla, Chander Nagar, here, was held with 40 gm of narcotics powder at a naka on the Amritsar bypass here on Wednesday. The Civil Lines police has
registered a case against him under the NDPS Act.
Women’s Day celebrated: The Kotkapura-based Axis Bank organised International Women Day celebrations today at Gandhi Memorial College for Women. The purpose was to emphasise the importance of women in every walk of life. This was for the first time that any bank has come forward in Kotkapura to celebrate this day.
Proclaimed offenders held: The Sadar police, Fazilka, has arrested three proclaimed offenders (POs). Two of them are accused of boot legging while another was allegedly involved in forward trading
(satta). Sadar police in-charge Maninderbir Singh said Kala Singh, a resident of Dhani
Chiragwali, presently living at the village Mahalam, was arrested on July 3, 2004 with 11 bottles of illicit liquor. Another PO had been identified as Nirmal of village Saidoke under the Excise Act and had been
absconding. Third PO has been identified as Chiman Singh of Dhani
Chandigarh. He was accused of playing forward trading.
Army recruitment: The three-day army recruitment rally for the category of soldier technical (all castes), which was scheduled to be held from March 19 to 21 in Patiala, has been postponed due to the Lok Sabha elections. The next date of the rally will be declared after the elections.
Research workshop: The Lyallpur Khalsa
College will organise a two-day workshop on research methodology in association with the Indian Commerce Association on April 10 and 11. A senior professor from the Management and Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, will be the resource person.
to injuries: A 50-year-old unidentified woman was killed in a road accident while she was crossing a road on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway on Tuesday by an unidentified vehicle when it hit her hard. The injured was immediately rushed to GMCH-32,
Chandigarh, where she succumbed to injuries on Wednesday. The body of the deceased has been sent for 72 hours in mortuary. A case has been registered against unknown driver and the police has started further investigations.
Health, sports activities: The Mohali Club will be organising health, entertainment and sports activities for its members as well as non-members at nominal charges from March 22. Sahibjeet Singh
Sandhu, vice-president of the club, said here on Wednesday that a yoga expert would teach yoga to all those who got enrolled for learning it. Participants would be exposed to special techniques for anger management and stress management. Aerobics classes would be organised for the young. He said the club would also hold a swimming competition.
Poppy husk seized: The CIA staff has arrested Amandeep Kumar, alias Bhoondi, of Sloh village at a police naka on the Dosanjh Kalan-Jandiali road and seized 40 kg of poppy husk from him.
Five arrested: The police arrested five persons under the Excise and Gambling Acts here ion Wednesday.They have been identified as
Biran, Banarsi and Harjit of Dinanagar and Jagdip Singh and Ranvir Kumar of Dhariwal and seized some cash, slips being used in gambling activities and illicit liquor from their possession.
Consumers’ day: The Patiala Consumer and Telephone Subscribers Forum, in collaboration with the Food and Supply Department, celebrated “World Consumers’ Rights Day” at Bhasha Bhawan here. SK
Jain, chief engineer of the PSEB, was the chief guest and founder member of the ‘Birdh Ashram’ Urmil Kumari was the guest of honour on this occasion. After discussing the problems of people like electricity, food adulteration, sewerage and school fees, Jain assured them to solve the problems wherever he can help.
‘Pay Rs 5 lakh to widow’: In a case of deficiency in service, members of the local District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, including president MD Sharma and member Harvinder Sharma, have directed ING Vysya Life Insurance Company Ltd, Bangalore, to pay Rs 5 lakh, along with interest at the rate of 9 per cent per annum from the date of repudiation of the insurance claim i.e. November 14, 2008, till realisation, to Jaspal Kaur, widow of Balwinder Singh of Pharwahi village in Barnala district. The forum has also directed the company to pay Rs 3,000 to the widow in lieu of litigation expenses. The order of the forum shall be complied with within 60 days of communication.