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Railways refunds Rs 94 lakh
: The Railways has refunded Rs 94 lakh to passengers due to cancellation of trains even as it organised ‘langars’ at major stations for stranded passengers during the three-day violence in the sate. Divisional Railway Manager Satish Kumar said here on Thursday that the Jammu and Amritsar stations had refunded Rs 47 lakh to passengers. The Divisional Manager said 70 schoolchildren who were stranded in a train near Jalandhar Cantonment were rescued and a special coach was arranged for their onward travel.

Two buried alive
: Two persons were buried alive at village Sher Mohammad of nearby Jalalabad sub-division as the earth caved in while they were digging well to install a motor on Wednesday evening. The deceased have been identified as Boota Singh and Rajesh Singh. The earth caved in when both of them had reached a depth of about 25 feet. As the mud fell on Boot Singh and Rajesh Singh, Angrej Singh, son of Rajesh Singh, raised an alarm and a large number of villagers, after sustained efforts of three hours recovered their bodies from the well. They were immediately rushed to the Civil Hospital at Jalalabad where doctors declared them brought dead.

PTU puts off exams; CET result today
: Punjab Technical University on Thursday put off semester examinations further to June 1. Registrar Sarojini Gautam Sharda said the examination, which had been earlier scheduled to be held from May 29, would now be held from June 1 as per the earlier datesheet. The schedule of the postponed examination would be put up on the website later. The university, however, will declare the CET results tomorrow.

School, colleges open today:
All the educational institutions in the city will reopen tomorrow, Vikas Garg, District Magistrate, said here today. The curfew will be relaxed tomorrow from 6 am to 6 pm in all the five police divisions under curfew, including division number IV, VI, VII, Basti Jodhewal and Salem Tabri.

Tagore school  registers  100 pc result: Students of Tagore International Sr Sec School, Sahnewal, have excelled in the Class X CBSE results. The school has registered 100 per cent pass record. Out of the total appeared 48 students, 34 students have passed the examination in first division and 13 students passed it in second division. Rishma Bhatia stood first by securing 95.4 per cent marks, Iqbal Singh Garcha got second position by securing 93.3 per cent marks, and Harinder Kaur bagged third position by securing 90 per cent marks.

BVM students bring laurels: Students of BVM School, Kitchlu Nagar, got 100 per cent results in Class X CBSE examinations. As many as 25 student scored above 90 per cent marks. Harsh Jain stood first with 95.4 per cent marks, while Ankush Bansal and Anjali Gupta stood second and third with 95 per cent and 94.8 per cent marks.

Bhanot is BSNL GM: Chander Shekhar Bhanot took over as the new General Manager of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) at its Bharat Nagar office today. Earlier, GS Jhulka was looking after the Ludhiana circle on temporary basis after SK Aggarwal was arrested on May 16 by the CBI team from Chandigarh for alleged embezzlement of the government money.

Villagers block highway
: Residents of Rogla village (near Dirba) on Thursday blocked the National Highway for about three hours at Dirba village, about 26 km from here, protesting against the police for allegedly not initiating any action against the alleged killers of a Class VII student, Jagsir Singh of Rogla village. Jagsir had died on May 18. The protesters blocked the road under the leadership of district president of the BSP Jagtar Singh Changal. Dirba SHO Bakhshish Singh said an inquiry was in progress in the case.

Farmer killed over land dispute
: Miscreants killed a farmer over a land dispute and set his cattle shed on fire at village 23 GG, sources said late in the evening. As per the information, a group of farmers allegedly attacked Lakhbir Singh and his relatives over a land dispute. Lakhbir Singh was killed while Jasbir Singh and Gurbhej Singh sustained serious injuries. They were rushed to the district hospital in Sriganganagar.



The UT Administrator has appointed Justice Pritam Pal as president of the Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission, UT. He will hold the office for a term of five years or up to the age 67 years, whichever is earlier, according to a press note.


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