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Neeraj Baghla tops in MBA:
Students of first batch of the Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Bhaddal, have secured high percentile in third semester of MBA examinations conducted by Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, in December, 2008. Neeraj Baghla, Aparna Jain and Deepak Kumar got top three positions securing 84, 79.6 and 79.4 per cent marks, respectively. Out of 24 students, 16 scored above 70 per cent and overall result is 95.8 per cent.



Traffic diversion: The vehicular traffic on V-3 road between Sectors 7 and 8, road from Sector 39 to Maloya village, road from junction 43 to the railway traffic light junction (on the Chandigarh-Kalka road), V-3 road between Sectors 38 and 38 (West), link road from the Chandigarh-Ambala road to Daria village, junction 43 to the Bapu Dham police post will be closed/diverted on May 26 due to re-carpeting or strengthening work on these roads.



Seminar in Sydney:
Vidhan Sabha Speaker Raghubir Singh Kadian will attend the 21st Commonwealth Parliamentary Seminar being organised by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association from May 24-29 in Sydney, Australia. The theme of the seminar is strengthening of parliamentary democracy, an official release said here on Sunday. From India, presiding officers of only three states - Haryana, Delhi and Chhatisgarh - have been invited to attend the seminar, the release said.

1 killed in mishap:
Mohammad Ikram (35) of UP, conductor of a canter, was killed while its driver Mohammad Shakeel was seriously injured when the canter they were travelling in reportedly rammed into a truck parked on the Delhi-Jaipur highway, near Asalwas village, on Monday. Shakeel was referred to a private hospital in Gurgaon. The incident took place when the canter was on its way to Bawal, 4 km away from Asalwas village. The police has registered a case.

5 booked: The police has registered a case of cheating, criminal breach of trust, forgery and criminal conspiracy against Charan Singh Gujjar, his wife Naresh Devi, residents of Bakhapur village, and three others on a complaint filed by Ram Dhan Yadav of Bolni village. Charan Singh, in collusion with three others, fraudulently got the registry of the Dhan’s land executed in the name of his wife Naresh Devi on May 14. Ram Dhan met City Magistrate HC Bhatia here on Monday and sought speedy arrest of the guilty.

Farmer drowned: Hans Raj (42), a farmer of Gokalgarh village, near here, reportedly drowned in the village pond here on Monday. The mishap occurred when he was laving his two buffaloes in the pond. The body was handed over to his family members after a postmortem at the local Civil Hospital. The police after holding inquest proceedings treated it as a case of incidental death.

Cash looted:
A gang of thieves reportedly looted Rs 23,000 and gold and silver ornaments from the house of Phool Singh, a resident of Jakholi village, on Sunday night. The police has registered a case on the complaint of Phool Singh. In another incident, Rs 6,000, an LPG cylinder and two mobile phones were reportedly stolen from the house of Jawahar of Indira Colony.



ASI killed in mishap:
An ASI posted at Gandhi Nagar police station was run over by a diesel multiple unit (DMU) and killed near Chann Arorian in Hiranagar tehsil of Kathua district this morning. Official sources said ASI Babu Ram left for Kathua this morning in the DMU to face an official inquiry. However, when the DMU was approaching Chann Arorian, he fell from it mysteriously and his body was cut into two pieces, they added. A case under Section 174, CrPC, has been registered with the Chann Arorian GRP. A senior police officer denied that the ASI had committed suicide and described it as an accident.

Beg resigns as MLC:
According to the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council secretary, the resignation of Dr. Mehboob Beg from the membership of the Legislative Council has been accepted with effect from May 22. Mehboob Beg of the National Conference was elected to the Lok Sabha from his home constituency of Anantnag in the recent parliamentary elections.

Cops honoured:
To encourage police personnel to perform their duties with dedication and honesty, Gulzar Singh Slathia, DIG, Udhampur-Reasi zone, honoured outstanding police officials with cash awards and commendation certificates. Complimenting the cops, the DIG said it was due to their dedicated duties that smooth the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections were held smoothly in the district. A variety programme was also held on the occasion.


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