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Amritsar
Fuel hike: Farmers plan stir:
To protest the hike by Rs 2 a litre on diesel, the Kisan Sngarsh Committee has announced to hold protests at all district headquarters across the state on July 6.

Fuel hike: Farmers plan stir: To protest the hike by Rs 2 a litre on diesel, the Kisan Sngarsh Committee has announced to hold protests at all district headquarters across the state on July 6.

Bathinda
One killed:
An elderly, Goda Singh of village Dhipali, was killed late on Wednesday evening when he tried to stop two youths Gurpreet Singh and Manpreet Singh of the same village from passing through the street on a speeding motorcycle, said Jarnail Singh, the deceased's son. The youth had assaulted him with a lathi before pushing him down. He died on the spot. The Phul police registered a case against the accused duo under sections 302 and 34 of the IPC.

IOCL jubilee celebrations: The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) will observe its golden jubilee from June 30 to Septmenber 1. As part of celebrations, senior IOCL took part in the celebrations at two filling stations, Mann Motors and Bathinda Service Station, on Tuesday. Joining in the celebrations, customers gave their remarks on the graffiti boards installed there. An IOCL dealer Arvinder Singh Sidhu informed that the oil  marketing entity, established on June 30, 1959, was renamed on September 1, 1964. 

Patiala
Appointed:
The Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Dr Jaspal Singh, has appointed Dr Ravi Karan Singh as head of the law department of the university for three years. His research papers have been published in various national Journals. 

SANGRUR
Trust chief takes charge:
BJP leader KK Maudgil on Thursday assumed the charge as chairman of the Sangrur Improvement Trust for a tenure of two years. He is known for his close relationship with in charge of Punjab affairs of the BJP Balbir Punj. However, members of a BJP group stayed away form the ceremony. 

Trust chief takes charge: BJP leader KK Maudgil on Thursday assumed the charge as chairman of the Sangrur Improvement Trust for a tenure of two years. He is known for his close relationship with in charge of Punjab affairs of the BJP Balbir Punj. However, members of a BJP group stayed away form the ceremony. 

Tarn Taran
2 die in mishaps:
Two persons died in two road accidents late last night. The deceased have been identified as Karaj Singh (35) of Pahuwind village and Jagir Singh (55) of Aladinpur village. Karaj died when a truck hit his motorcycle. Jagir, a cyclist, was hit by private bus. The police has registered a case.

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CHANDIGARH

Admission interviews: The interviews for admission to MSc (honours school), first year, Panjab University, in mathematics for the academic session 2009-2010 for all categories except NRI will be held on July 16 at 10 am in the mathematics auditorium.

UT gets 2 SEs:The UT Electricity Department has got two Superintending Engineers(SEs). According to sources, Damanjit Singh has joined SE(Electrical) on deputation from the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), DP Singh, who was earlier working as the Xen in the department, has been given the additional charge of SE (Electricity Opeartions). He is a UT cadre officer. Till now, Surinder Pal, who is officiating as the UT Chief Engineer, was holding the charge of both posts.

Applications invited for bravery awards: The Indian Council for Child Welfare, New Delhi, has invited applications for bravery awards for 2009. Children between the age of six and 18 years, who have shown exemplary courage or have some meritorious deed to their credit during the period from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009, are eligible for nomination. The applications can be forwarded to the Child Welfare Council Punjab, Karuna Sadan Sector 11, Chandigarh.

Trials for u-19 tomorrow: CCA affiliated to the PCA will conduct trails to select women’s cricket team for Under-19, and senior teams at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, at 3 pm on July 4 for the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament.

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JAMMU & KASHMIR

Hemis
Peace yatra:
A colourful cultural program has been organised on the completion of 47 days Peace Pad Yatra from Manali to Ladakh on the concluding day of the yatra at the Hemis Monastry, 45 km from here. With a message of Live to Love and Walking on the World’s rooftop, the yatra is performed by the spiritual and religious head of the Drukpa Lineage of Tibetan Buddhist Sect Galwang Rinpcohe along with 600 nuns, monks and foreign followers. The yatra began on May 25 from Tilburi pass at Keylong in Himachal Pradesh and concluded at Hemis Monastery. 

Jammu
Posts for jobless docs soon: CM:
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said new posts will be created to provide jobs to trained unemployed doctors in the state. “More posts of dental surgeons, medical officers in the Indian System of Medicines (ISM) and allopathy are being created to absorb the unemployed trained doctors in the state,” Omar said at a function after inaugurating two hostel buildings at a cost of Rs 5.80 crore in Indira Gandhi Dental College here on Monday. The government was also contemplating to enhance the honorarium of those doctors who would serve in the far-flung areas, he said.

500 gm of charas seized: The police today seized 500 gm of charas from a Tata Sumo at the Nagrota police checkpost. The vehicle was on its way to Udhampur from Jammu. The driver, Suram Chand of Adarsh Colony in Udhampur, was immediately taken into custody. A case has been registered. against the accused.

Rajouri
Goods traded:
Indian and PoK traders exchanged goods worth more than crores on the first day of the weekly cross-LoC trade through the Poonch Rawlakote road in Poonch on Tuesday. The Indian traders reportedly sent goods worth over Rs 74 lakh to their counterparts in the PoK. The items include onion, pomegranate, pineapple and coconut. The PoK traders sent goods worth more than Rs 92 lakh. 

Srinagar
NC-Cong panel meeting held:
The Coordination Committee of the NC and the Congress at its meeting here on Tuesday discussed matters, including further strengthening of coalition between the two parties at grass-root level. “We discussed different matters related to the state and the prevailing political situation,” said Saifuddin Soz, state president of the Congress Committee. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, Minister for Finance Abdul Rahim Rather and former minister and senior party leader Pt Mangat Ram Sharma.

Bear attacks man: A wild bear critically injured a person in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Tuesday, a police spokesman said. Bashir Ahmad Naikoo was collecting firewood in the forest area near Ahallan village in Kokernag, 80 km from here, when he was attacked by the bear, the spokesman said. Naikoo was rushed to a hospital, where his condition was stated to be critical, he said. 

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