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Anjul VermaPMT: Anjul tops in city
: Anjul Verma has topped in Bathinda in the All India PMT conducted by the CBSE. His overall ranking is 85th. Anjul, who had been a student of St. Xavier’s School of the city, studied CBSE books to crack the examination. He wants to become a heart surgeon. Anjul said he studied for six to seven hours a day, adding that his hard work and God’s blessing were the reasons for his success. Anjul has received an interview call from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.

‘Make maths compulsory’: The Maths Teachers’ Association of Punjab held a meeting with the director general (schools) at Chandigarh and apprised the latter about the problems they were facing. The teachers demanded that maths should be made a compulsory subject in Punjab. They further demanded at least one maths teacher in middle school and two in high school.

High Court order on sand mining
: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has lifted the stay order on digging of sand from quarries lawfully auctioned by industries department. While hearing a writ petition filed by Salemshah village panchayat in Fazilka sub-division, the court had imposed a ban on digging of sand in the district. The ban has been lifted on 34 quarries, DC Megh Raj said.



2-day piles camp begins:
A two-day piles check up camp began at Cheema Medical Complex in Phase IV here today. Dr Ajaiwant Cheema, director, Cheema Medical Complex, said a selected number of 20 patients would undergo advanced free stapler surgery for treating piles in a painless way on June 13.



HAS exams on July 5
: The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) will hold the combined competitive preliminary examinations for the Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service (HAS) on July 5. A spokesperson of the HPPSC said the examination would be conducted at the centres located at Shimla, Solan, Mandi, Dharamsala, Nahan and Una in morning and afternoon shifts on July 5.

‘Bima yojna’: The government on Saturday ordered the establishment of a separate society under the Societies Registration Act, 2006, which will work as the nodal agency for implementation of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna for BPL families in the health department. The general body of the society will consist of senior functionaries from the finance, labour and employment, ayurveda, social justice and empowerment, rural development, panchayati raj and information technology departments.

Recruitment rally: The Indian Air Force will organise a recruitment rally at the police ground, near Bharari, from June 8 to 11. An official spokesperson said candidate who had passed their fclass XII examination with 50 per cent marks and have date of birth between July 1, 1988, to September 30, 1992, would be eligible to appear for the examination.

Meeting postponed
: A meeting of the Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS) of the local Civil Hospital scheduled for Saturday was postponed due the lack of quorum. The samiti has 24 members but only nine turned up for the meeting. The SDM-cum-chairman of the samiti has now scheduled the meeting for June 10.


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