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Student’s demise mourned:
The staff and students of Guru Gobind Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Talwandi Sabo, have mourne dthe death of Dishant Sharma, a sixth semester student, who passed away May 10. A condolence meeting was held on Tuesday by the staff and students of the GGS Group of Institutes. A two-minute silence was observed for the peace of the departed soul.

Mandi Gobindgarh
Paper presented:
The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, in collaboration with the City University of London and Research Councils, UK, recently organised an international conference on security and identity management. A Patiala-based research scholar, Gaurav Deep, who is presently working at RIMT-Maharaja Aggrasen Engineering College here presented his paper titled ‘Blue Component Alteration Technique’. He proposed a new image steganography scheme.



Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Consumer Protection and Grievances Redressal Forum: Chief patron- PS Ahluwalia; patron- MDS Sodhi; chairman- SS Puri; president- NS Gill; working president- Gurmeet Singh; senior vice-president- JS Dhillon; vice-presidents- SK Sandhu and SS Chawla; general secretary- Angad Singh; joint secretary- Hakam Singh; finance secretary- Heminder Kaur; publicity secretary — Mandeep N Singh; legal adviser — SS Jaspal.



Notice to CBI:
The CBI court issued noticed to the CBI in a bail application of DSP Dheeraj Setia, who along with other four police officials have been made accused in the Sarita suicide case. The CBI in its chargesheet had pointed out these police officials for exhibiting inaction in this matter. DSP after getting interim bail from the Punjab and Haryana High Court had filed an application for regular bail in the special CBI court of judge A K Verma three days back. Defense counsel Anil Kaushik said the high court had already granted interim bail to his client and it was a fit case for regular bail. However, CBI counsel HPS Verma opposed the bail application of Setia.

Police record asked for:
Justice Rajiv Bhalla directed Haryana to produce on May 21 the police record pertaining to suicide committed by newly wed Puja Mann of Narnaul in the last week of March, allegedly due to police harassment following inter-caste marriage with Virender Yadav. She ended her life by jumping into a well.

Two get burn injuries:
Two boys, Rahul and Nakul - aged about 12 years, received high degree of burns on Friday by a live wire hanging from a pole near NS-3 police check post. The victims, who were rescued by the police personnel on patrol duty, were rushed to Badshah Khan Hospital from where they were referred to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. Their condition was stated to be critical. Electricity department officials alleged that laying of the wire was done by the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad through private contractor. The contractor is absconding.



Man gets life term for killing wife:
The Principal Sessions Judge, Kathua, has awarded life imprisonment to Harbans Lal, who was facing trial for killing his wife. The lambardar of Chak Nathal village lodged a complaint on February 28, 2001, at Chadwal Police Post, stating that the accused, who was having strained relations with his wife, attacked her with a ‘darat’, killing her on the spot.

7 hurt in mishap: Seven passengers were injured when a Matador met with an accident near Gandhi Nagar Police station here on Friday. According to sources, the Matador was tilted as one of its tyres got separated after the driver applied brakes to escape collision with a Santro car which suddenly stopped near a zebra crossing.

JU changes route for students: Jammu University has advised the students, who are appearing in different examinations on May 16, that they should use the new route to enter the campus.The candidates are advised to use the new Tawi Bridge and enter from the rear University Gate, near Zorawar Singh Auditorium, as the road to the main gate shall be closed for counting of ballots at MAM College.

Dr Suri JUTA joint secretary: Dr Kavita Suri, assistant director, Centre for Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, University of Jammu, has been elected as the new joint secretary of the Jammu University Teachers’ Association (JUTA). The elections on Friday saw a key contest between Dr Kavita Suri and Dr Sapna Sangra, Department of Sociology.


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