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B.Com (III) results today:
The results of the B.Com (III) examination held in April by Guru Nanak Dev University would be declared tomorrow. The results would be available on the university website, www.gndu.ac.in, the same day.

: Jagdeep Singh Gehri has been elected as the co-convener
of Yuva Lok Jansakti Party (YLJP) of Punjab. The YLJP national
president Rajiv Ranjan announced the party’s decision in Jalandhar
on Wednesday. President of Punjab LJP Kiranjeet Singh Gehri
expressed happiness over the party’s decision and thanked party
chief Ram Vilas Paswan in this regard.

Cellphone shop burgled: Unidentified persons entered a Samsung mobiles showroom, owned by Tara Chand Goyal, on the Santpura Road here on Wednesday night and decamped with four mobile phones, two chargers, 20 memory cards and a set of computer speakers. The owner said they usually had a large stock of mobile phones but they carried home the sealed packs of mobile sets. It was the second theft in a week, he added. A case has been registered at the Kotwali police station.

Retd rly staff jumps before train, dies: One Des Raj (60) committed suicide by jumping before a running train near the railway overbridge here on Thursday. He was a retired railway employee.



Cheques distributed
: Cheques worth Rs 2.70 lakh were distributed from the Chief Minister’s relief fund for the treatment of patients suffering from heart diseases and cancer by Deputy Commissioner CG Rajnikathan on Wednesday.

Fine collected
: A sum of Rs 1,30,370 has been recovered as fine from passengers travelling without tickets in Haryana Roadways buses in May 2009 as compared to Rs 64,010 recovered in May 2008. This was disclosed by general manager, Kaithal Depot, RK Goel in a press note here on Wednesday. The per kilometre average had also improved and the depot saved Rs 1.74 lakh by reducing the diesel consumption. Goyal further said in May 2009, the depot earned a revenue of Rs 2,71,88,626 as against Rs 2,22,99,649 earned during the same period last year.

Toll-free number
: Kurukshetra University (KU) will soon provide a toll-free number for freshers to lodge complaints if they are subjected to ragging. The university also suggested publicising the mobile numbers of the university security patrol vehicle, which has been working for the past two years. This was announced by Professor Raghuvendra Tanwar, KU registrar, during a meeting held here to take steps to prevent ragging as the campus would reopen soon. Dr RP Bajpai, Vice-Chancellor, had constituted a committee to be headed by the registrar to curb the menace of ragging on the campus.

MDU admissions
: Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) has issued the admission notice for foreign language courses for 2009-2010. Sunit Mukherjee, director, public relations of the university, said prospectus and application forms for diploma course in French, certificate course in French and Spanish will be available from July 1. The last date for submission of application form is July 22. Thereafter, application forms can be submitted with late fee of Rs 500 up to July 27, he said.

Drugs recovered
: The drugs control authorities recovered drugs used for intoxication from a chemist shop in Dabwali town here on Wednesday. Senior Drugs Control Officer, Hisar, LC Mittal and Drugs Control Officer, Sirsa, Rajnish Dhaniwal had visited the town to open seals of a shop. They went on a surprise visit to another chemist shop, where they found two kinds of intoxicant drugs. Dhaniwal said though the quantities of drugs seized were not very substantial, the chemist had no sales and purchase record and had kept those hidden in his counter. Samples have also been taken from the shop, he added.



Water crisis
: In the wake of heat wave prevailing in the region and in the absence of expected monsoon rains, some parts of the hill terrains of Chamba district are facing water crisis. The water level in different nullahs, streams and rivulets has receded, according to reports reaching at Chamba on Thursday. Inmates of Kasturba Gandhi girls hotel at Tissa in the interior part of the district were facing drinking water problem for the past over one week. Forty-five girls are staying in this hotel, which is being managed by four helpers.

FM disease: The foot-and-mouth disease, which has broken out in the livestock of Sei Kothi belt of Churah subdivision in the district, has created panic among farmers of the area. Farmers said on Thursday that around 250 heads of cattle belonging to about 45 families were under the grip of this disease. They had also informed the concerned authorities of the Animal Husbandry Department about the factual position. Most affected heads of cattle were milch cattle, the farmers disclosed.

Patwari held
: The anti-corruption and Vigilance Bureau (VB) today caught a patwari, Ashok Kumar, posted at Patwar circle red-handed while taking a bribe of Rs 1,500 from Sant Ram, a resident of Shankri. According to officials, Sant Ram had complaint that the patwari was demanding Rs 2,000 for issuing jamavandi for the krishak certificate. The team laid the trap and nabbed the patwari.

Machine installed
: Nurpur became the first tehsil in Kangra district on Thursday where the state government had installed a franking machine at the tehsil office. According to official information, the customers will be issued stamp papers from this machine of above Rs 2,000 in value and stamp vendors will sell papers only below Rs 2,000 in value. Earlier, the stamp papers were released from the treasury office after fulfilling prolonged formalities. Local tehsildar Kavita Thakur said with the functioning of this machine the customers would save time and it would also benefit the state exchequer. She also revealed that three staff members had been trained to operate this machine.

Ex-VC’s death condoled
: Governor Prabha Rau and Chief Minister PK Dhumal have expressed grief at the sad demise of Dr Anil Wilson, former Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University (HPU). Wilson, a former principal of St Stephen’s College, Delhi, remained the Vice-Chancellor of the HPU till early last year. Rau prayed to the Almighty to give peace to the departed soul. Dhumal said the services rendered by Dr Wilson at the HPU and other renowned educational institutions would be remembered. He added that Dr Wilson was an educationist par excellence. The teaching community of the HPU also condoled the death of Dr Wilson. They said his contribution in areas like drafting the recruitment policy and other important matters would always be remembered.


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