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MBA/MCA entrance test on June 30:
Guru Nanak Dev University will conduct the entrance test for five-year integrated MBA and MCA courses on June 30. The last date for submission of application forms is June 22. Dr Hardeep Singh, coordinator, said the prospectus for admission to the courses would be available from May 30 from the cashier, University Campus, Amritsar, GND University College, Basti Nau, Jalandhar, and ASSM College, Mukankpur (Nawanshahr).

2 held for firing on convoy:
The district police on Friday arrested two of the accused involved in the firing at the convoy of Baba Balbir Singh, chief of the Shiromani Panth Akali Budha Dal, in which he had a providential escape on Janaury 13. The Baba had been proceeding towards Muktsar to attend the Maghi Mela celebrations when the attack took place. Though reliable sources in the police confirmed the presence of the arrested two at the CIA staff police station, SP (D) Ajay Maluja, head of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed for the case, confirmed only one arrest.

One hurt in accident:
An ice-cream vendor was injured after being hit by an unknown vehicle near Bhushan factory on the Dera Bassi-Ambala highway on Saturday night. The injured was identified as Ramjit Shah, a resident of Dera Bassi. The police said Shah was moving towards to his home where the vehicle hit him hard from behind. A passer-by immediately rushed him to civil hospital, Dera Bassi, where the doctors referred him to GMCH-32, where his condition was said to be stable, the police added. A case has been registered.

3 booked for assault: The police registered an assault case against three persons on the complaint of Dalip Singh, a resident of Nimbua village. The accused had been identified as Jeet Singh, Naib Singh and Dyal Singh, all residents of Nimbua village. The complainant alleged that the auction of panchayati land was going on in the village. The members of the panchayat were present on the spot and the auction was in process. The accused attacked him with sticks and rods and injured him badly. The injured was admitted at GMCH-32 and his treatment was going on. A case has been registered.

ITI students stage protest Students of the ITI took out a protest march against non-availability of water in the institute on Saturday. They later marched to the town bazaars and blocked traffic on Malout chowk and presented a memorandum to the SDM.

67 take audition
Audition for Doordarshan's serial "Bharat ki Shaan" were held at Guru Nanak School. Image Creators director said auditions were for 67 singers (16 to 26 years of age).

Nanhi Chhaan drive:
Newly elected MP from Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday said her first priority would be to expand the Nanhi Chhaan campaign in the whole country with the cooperation of newly elected women MPs. Talking to mediapersons at Jogga, she said the problems of female foeticide and polluting environment had become the problems of the whole nation. In this regard a meeting would be held with the Prime Minister soon, she added. She stressed upon the joint efforts by all MPs of Punjab for the development of the state.

Drug de-addiction seminar:
A seminar on drug de-addiction was organised at the Red Cross Drug De-addiction Centre here on Saturday. Project director of the centre Mohan Sharma said the crime rate in the state had increased due to the evil of drug addiction. Besides, the future of the youth was also in danger, as they were becoming habitual to drugs. Those present on the occasion also took a pledge to work for creating awareness among people against this evil practice.



Painting contest:Anee’s School students, Sector 69, participated in painting and fancy dress competitions organised at the British Library under the title “Paint Britain”. They presented themselves with colourful attires denoting different themes. School coordinator shared her views with the students on scarcity of water.

Office-bearers elected:The following have been elected as office-bearers of the Chandigarh Area MES Workers’ Union, Chandimandir, Chairman — Manohar Lal; president — Suresh Kumar Mehta; vice-presidents — Angrej Singh and Shamsher Singh; secretary — Ranbir Singh; joint secretaries —Suresh Kumar and Avtar Singh; cashier — Pal Chand; adviser — Puran Chand.

Billiards c’ship from May 26:Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Association is organising men and women (senior/junior/sub-junior) 25th Chandigarh State Snooker and Billiards Championship from May 26.

Jaipur Garib Rath suspended:
The Railways has suspended the Chandigarh-Jaipur Garib Rath on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays for this week only. The reverse pair of the train has also been suspended. Railways officials said: “Due to repair work on the railway track at Rewari, the train has been cancelled.”

Body found:
An unidentified body was found on the Ambala-Kalka railway track near Dhakoli village here on Saturday. According to sources, the deceased died after getting hit by a passenger train on the track around 7.45 pm. The body has been sent to civil hospital, Dera Bassi, and will be kept for next 72 hours for identification.

Car stolen: Gaganpreet, a resident of Sector 22, Chandigarh, reported to the police that his car was stolen from outside AKM marriage palace, here. A case of theft has been registered.



Summer camp:
A summer camp is being organised in DAV Public School, Model Town, Ambala City. This school has arranged specialised teachers to give the training of making paper bag, glass painting, pot making and gift packing. Personality development and English speaking classes are also been organised. She said the camp would continue for a fortnight.

Body found:
The body of a middle-aged man was found in a pump house at Madanpur Akheri village here on Saturday. The body was spotted by an employee of the pump house. The police fished out the body from the water after taking the stock of the situation. However, the body has not been identified as yet.

Weather information centres:
To provide weather information, the Indian Space Research Organisation will establish 83 weather information centres in important towns, including 21 district headquarters in Haryana. Stating this at the concluding function of the six-day state-level flood relief training camp here on Saturday, financial commissioner and principal secretary of the Haryana Revenue and Disaster Management Department Urvashi Gulati said the centres would start functioning within four months.

Renewal facility:
Now, ex-servicemen need not go to the headquarter station, Alwar, for smart cards and membership registration. All these works have started under one roof at the ECHS Polyclinic, Narnaul, located in Employees’ Colony since April 1. ECHS office in charge Om Prakash said the form for the membership of the ECHS was given on a payment of a nominal fee of Rs 2 and submitted here only. Renewal of membership registration and issuance of smart card were also done in the office, he added.

Rs 8,000 looted from truck driver:
Three unidentified youths reportedly looted Rs 8,000 and a cellphone from a truck driver at gunpoint on the Rohtak-Panipat road near Makrauli village here last night. The truck driver, Rajesh, a resident of Kannauri village, lodged a complaint in this connection with the Sadar police station here.

Cash looted:
Some persons allegedly looted gold and Rs 70,000 in cash from a residence in the local MITC colony on Saturday. The incident took place when the owner of the house, Sukhwinder, was not at home. The police has registered a case.

Blood donation camp: Dr Ved Beniwal, patron of the state chapter of the Indian Medical Association, organised a blood donation camp at his clinic here on Saturday. As many as 64 units of blood was collected during the camp. Sirsa ADC Yudhvir Singh Khayalia inaugurated the camp.

3 buffaloes electrocuted:
Three buffaloes of Ramesh, a resident of Silana village, were electrocuted when a live high tension wire reportedly fell on them here today. The incident took place when the animals were being brought back from a village pond. Irked over the incident, a large number of villagers blocked the Rohtak-Kharkhoda road in protest against the incident and the alleged failure of the power nigam authorities to replace the dilapidated wires. The SDO of the nigam from Kharkhoda persuaded the villagers to lift the blockade promising that the wires would be replaced and loss of the buffaloes would be suitably compensated by the nigam.

Man killed: Surat, a resident of Bidhal village, was allegedly killed by Shambhu of the same village on Saturday. The police has registered a case against Shambhu, who absconded after committing the crime. The victim’s son, Ramesh, alleged that Shambhu also molested his brother’s wife. When his father went to Shambhu’s house to complain to his family members, Shambhu allegedly attacked him with a brick.

Assault condemned:
The president of the Haryana Civil Medical Services (HCMS) association, Dr Vijay Dahiya, on Saturday condemned the assault on the medical officer, Dr Gaurav Bhardwaj, posted at the CHC, Kalayat, in Kaithal district. Addressing press conference here, he demanded that assailants, who attacked the doctor on Friday, should be immediately arrested. He also demanded that adequate security should be provided at remote and peripheral health institutions.



Excellence award:
National Hydropower Corporation Limited has been conferred with the “Performance Excellence Award” by the Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, during a four-day-long 12th CEOs conference started at Manali on Friday. Chief Secretary Asha Swarup presented the award to chairman-cum-managing director of NHPC S K Garg. The NHPC had generated 16,690 mega units of electricity in 2008-09 thereby registering an increase of 12 per cent in comparison to the previous year.

3 killed in mishap:
Three persons were killed and one seriously injured when the car (HP-62-0048) they were travelling in rolled down into a deep gorge near Lambidhar on the Theog- Sandhu road on Saturday. The deceased have been identified as Rajinder Singh, Roop Singh and Hemant Singh. Mohan Singh has been admitted to a hospital with serious injuries.

New courses: The St Bede’ College will be starting two new courses in microbiology and biotechnology from the current academic session. The college administration on Saturday said the approval had been granted for starting B.Sc (Hons) in microbiology and biotechnology. The admission forms could be obtained from Himachal Pradesh University and the last date for the submission of admission forms for microbiology was May 30 and June 5 for course in biotechnology.



1 killed, 10 hurt in mishap:
A man was killed while 10 were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road in the Kaluchak area, near here, on Friday. The mishap occurred when one of the tyres of the vehicle burst suddenly. The deceased is Abdul Majeed of Rakh Rajpura in Bari Brahmana. The injured are Maisima, Bhuggi, Surma, Gulabi, Kali, Bhago Bibi, Salima Bibi and Nagima, all residents of Vijaypur, Joginder Lal of Ramgarh and Nazira Begum of Udhampur.

Jawan electrocuted: An Army jawan (31) was electrocuted while repairing a live wire of an electricity water pump at his residence in Badyala Chak village in Akhnoor, near here, on Saturday. Parvin Kumar of the 6 JAKLI, who had come home on leave, fell unconscious and was immediately rushed to the Army Hospital in Akhnoor, where doctors declared him brought dead.

Rain brings respite:Rain in some parts of the city brought the temperature down and people were seen enjoying the showers as a respite from the scorching sun. For the past many days, the city has been reeling under intense heatwave as the day temperature has been soaring with every passing day. “Showers in some parts of the city brought respite for people who were reeling under intense heat,” said an officer of the MET Department. He, however, said today’s showers were not pre-monsoon showers and the people of the city might have to wait for some more time before the arrival of monsoon.

Kashmir writer remembered:
Rich tributes were paid to legendary Kashmiri writer Akhtar Mohi-ud-Din at a function organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages here on Friday. Prominent Kashmiri poet and scholar Amin Kamil presided over the function held on the eighth death anniversary of Akhtar, and attended by a number of writers and scholars.

Seminar on moral education:Concerned over the alarming rate of people from all sections of society, particularly youth, getting involved in anti-social activities, the Jamiat-e-Ahli Hadith, a religious organisation, organised a seminar here today. The seminar entitled Importance of Moral Education in Modern Education being held at Salfia Muslim Institute, Barzalla, was attended by various intellectuals, doctors, lawyers, heads of educational institutions, journalists, religious heads and students.


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