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Students shine: Gurkiran Verma and Anmol Aggarwal of the Gita Bhawan Public School in Moga have scored 100 per cent marks at mathematics in class X CBSE Board exam.



NSS advisory panel reconstituted:
Adviser to the UT Administrator Pradip Mehra has reconstituted the state advisory committee of the National Service Scheme (NSS). According to a release issued here today, the advisory committee has 23 members, including top officials of institutes and departments, retired and prominent personalities.


Summer festival
: To promote the thriving tourism industry, local MLA Renu Chadha has taken an initiative for organising a summer festival in the town on June 27 and 28 at the local youth hostel ground. This step would attract tourists from the neighbouring states. The MLA has directed the local administration to commence preparations and make arrangements for holding the celebrations for various events, which would virtually start from May 30.

Liquor seized
: The police seized eight boxes of English wine at Devi Talab in Jawalamuhki town in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. The Jawalamukhi SHO said eight boxes of English wine were brought to the town from Chandigarh and was being unloaded at Devi Talab. The police seized the wine and arrested Shrawan Kumar of Basthi in Bilaspur district. the police had impounded the van (PB-07-775) used in the crime. A case under the Excise Act was registered.

Hike in pay scales sought
: The Kangra district unit of the Himachal Pradesh Government Teachers Association has expressed its dissatisfaction over the recommendations of the Punjab Fifth Pay Commission. Association president Onkar Rana said the pay bands recommended by the commission did not carry equal number of pay scales and enhancement of pay scale was inadequate. He demanded 50 per cent enhancement in pay scales.



Kerosene dealer arrested
: The police arrested a kerosene dealer for selling subsidised kerosene in the black market to a tractor driver in the Greater Kailash area on Tuesday. Official reports said a police party arrested Suram Singh of Chowadi while he was selling 200 litres of kerosene to a tractor driver near Fountain Chowk. The accused has a kerosene depot near Fountain Chowk in Greater Kailash. A case has been registered against the accused.

Sect leader’s death mourned: State BJP spokesman Ramesh Arora has mourned the death of dera sect head Swami Ramanand in the Vienna shootout. “There was a huge public reaction to the killing of Swami Ramanand but at the same time the statement of Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram about the method of enforcing curfew was unwanted and the it has politicised the entire issue,” he said. Arora demanded that India should deal with the culprits under the IPC after ensuring their repatriation from Vienna.

Farewell party: The fourth-year students of Law School, University of Jammu, on Tuesday organised a farewell party for the fifth/final-year students Head of Department Lalita Parihar was the chief guest. Students presented various cultural items and played many games with their seniors. Mementoes were distributed among fifth-year students.

Amarnath yatra: Samba DC Saurabh Bhagat reviewed the arrangements for the forthcoming Amarnath yatra on Tuesday. He directed the PHE executive engineer, Samba, to make water supply arrangements at the sites where langar for yatris would be served. He also directed the executive engineer to make alternative arrangements for providing supply through water tankers. He asked the Power Development Department to keep to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all places where the pilgrims would stay.

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