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Meeting to re-strengthen BSP:
Rajasthan BSP president Bhagwan Singh Baba has said that ways and means to re-strengthen the party in district Ferozepur will be discussed with the party supremo Mayawati and Punjab state president Avtar Singh Karimpuri. Addressing a workers meeting here, he said it needs to be assessed why the BSP had performed poorly in the recent Lok Sabha and 2007 Vidhan Sabha elections earlier while in the past, BSP candidate (Mohan Singh Phalianwala) had won twice from the Ferozepur parliamentary constituency.

Amandeep tops in college:Ninety per cent students of the Gopi Chand Arya Mahila College, who passed the PGDCA exam, have secured first division, principal Dr Neelam Arun Mittu informed, while welcoming the students on the opening of new academic session on Thursday. Amandeep topped in the college securing 78 per cent marks.

Job-oriented education:Dr Gauri Shankar Mittal and Sita Ram Sharma managing director and chairman of Sardar Patel Medical Institute promised job- oriented education to the new students during a function recently. Dr Rakesh Arora, senior medical officer of the Community Health Center, Khuikhera, was the chief guest.

Ex-minister passes away: Banwari Lal Berwa, former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, was cremated with full state honours at Peeli Talayya cremation grounds on Wednesday evening. CM Ashok Gehlot visited the bereaved family to console and later laid a wreath to pay respects to the departed leader, who breathed his last at the hospital after prolonged illness. Gehlot said Berwa will be remembered for his services rendered to uplift the downtrodden people of the state.

Self-development programme:
Fifty-five delegates from all over the country reached this town to take part in a self -development programme on 'LibraryAutomation, Networking and Digitisation', which commenced at the Malout Institute of Management and Information Technology (MIMIT) here on Thursday.The programme was inaugurated by Dr SS Gill, VC, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, and is being sponsored by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The presidential address was delivered by Dr Sanjeev Sharma, principal of MIMIT. Among others, who spoke were Dr JagtarSingh, head, department of Library and Information Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala.

lakh saplings to be planted: Nearly five lakh saplings would be planted in Mansa district with joint efforts of the Forest, Panchayat and Agriculture and Horticulture departments during the month of July and August. Informing about the tree plantation campaign, DC Kumar Rahul said five lakh sapling would be planted at various places in Mansa under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) scheme.

Farmers gherao DC’s office:
Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan) members gheraoed the office of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and held a rally also here on Thursday . They were demanding payment of subsidy direct to the farmers and not through arhtiyas and opposed the withdrawal of notification on direct payment to the farmers through cheques.

Mother ‘throws’ kids into canal: Three children were allegedly thrown into a canal near Khanauri by their mother a couple of days ago. In a complaint to the Moonak police by a resident of Lehal village, about 6 km from Moonak, he said his wife Nimmo threw his three children (two sons aged about seven years and four years and a daughter aged one and a half years) into the canal on July 21 with the help of her lover. However, the bodies of the children had not been found so far. The police has registered a complaint against Nimmo and her lover under Sections 302, 201 and 34 of the IPC. Both were absconding.

‘Probe sum spent on sanitation’: Parveen Bansal a member The People for Democratic Reforms and Governance, an NGO ,on Wednesday demanded a probe into Rs 34. 41akh spent by the municipal council (MC) on cleanliness of the town through the Mohalla Sudhar Committees.



BSF holds medical camp: The BSF’s 91 Battalion on Thursday organised a free medical camp for benefit of residents of Dug Chhani border village and the adjoining area of Jareda. Sanjay Sharma Commandant of the battalion, inaugurated the camp in which 400 villagers were provided medicare and medicines free of cost by Dr. Subhash Kujur, SMO, and medical staff of the battalion.

Body found: The police recovered the body of Ishar Dass, a resident of Kirmoo Ramhgarh in the Dr Karan Singh area in Serian Ramnagar in suspicious circumstances.Inquest proceedings have been initiated in the case.

Cattle seized: The police during a regular checking at the main gate of Chanderkote seized three cattle from a Tata Mobile driven by Zulfikar Ali, a resident of Parnote Ramban. The police seized the vehicle and registered a case under Section 188 of the RPC. During another checking, the police seized a load carrier with cattle. Two persons namely Nisar Ahmad and Bahar Ahmad, both residents of Banihal, were also arrested. A case has been registered.

JJM’s indefinite dharna: The Jammu Justice Movement (JJM) has started indefinite dharna for the Central university at the Shahidi Sathal in Government Gandhi Memorial (GGM) Science College. The dharna would continue till the movement reaches its logical conclusion. Earlier on Wednesday, the students of GGM Science College boycotted their classes under the JJM’s banner.

Two arrested: The Gangyal police on Wednesday arrested two persons and seized around 7,000 proxivan capsules from their possession during the naka, said a police spokesman. The accused were identified as Joginder Singh, a resident of Kotha Main Fateh and Rakesh Kumar of Dablehar at Gangyal. A case has been registered under Section 8/21 of the NDPS Act.

NSF questions MC role: National Secular Forum (NSF) president Vikas Sharma said that the forum had decided to launch an agitation against the Municipal Commissioner, Jammu, for not taking any action against unauthorised study centres running in the state for the past many years without NOCs from the Municipal Corporation. A case of criminal conspiracy should be lodge against these study centres running despite a ban on their working in 2006.

Farewell to DIG:
The Bhaderwah police organised a function to bid farewell to Hemant Kumar Lohia, who has been transferred to Srinagar. In his welcome address, Bhaderwah ASP T R Katoch recalled the contribution of the outgoing DIG to promote the welfare of cops. A memento was presented to the outgoing DIG by ASP Katcoh, SDPO Abdul.Quyoom and SHO Bhaderwah Varinder Singh on the behalf of the people of Bhaderwah.


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