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Bathinda
Career counselling camp held:
The Aryans Business School (ABS) held a three-day career counselling camp at a hotel in the city.The spokesperson of the Aryans Business School said students from Mansa, Faridkot, Sangrur, Ferozepur, Bathinda, Moga and Muktsar districts got career related information during the camp.

A blood donation camp held :A blood donation camp was held in memory of Kargil martyr Sandeep Singh at Parasram Nagar here on Sunday.

DBIEM campus:Dr SS Ahuja, noted scientist and administrator, PAU, has taken charge of the new campus of Desh Bhagat Institute of Engineering & Management (DBIEM), Dagru at Moga. Dr Zora Singh, DBF chairman, Ashok Gupta, DBIEM president, Davinderpal Singh and Gaurav Gupta, welcomed him.

Free eye check-up camp held:The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Gram Vikas Society of village Mehalan in the district organised a free eye check-up camp at the village. The camp was inaugurated by Madan Lal Kapoor, chairman, small-scale traders' board. Rajesh Gehariwala, a SAD (B) leader of the village, donated Rs 1100 in the fund of the society.

Chandigarh
Old office timings restored:
Keeping in view the considerable improvement in the supply of electricity the Punjab government has again issued an order to restore the old office timings in all Punjab districts (9 am to 5 pm) with immediate effect. According to a spokesman of the Punjab government, a communiqué has already been sent to all heads of various departments, Registrar, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Divisional Magistrate and Chairman, Managing Directors of Corporations and Boards. 

21 model schools:The Punjab government will set up 21 English medium model senior secondary rural schools in educationally backward blocks of seven districts in the state to impart quality education to under-privileged rural students. Disclosing this here on Sunday, Education Minister Upinderjit Kaur said these 21 blocks were from the Malwa region where this centrally sponsored project would be initially started. Dr Upinderjit said the Punjab government had chalked out a plan to set up three such schools in Bathinda, two in Muktsar, five in Mansa, one in Patiala, three in Sangrur, six in Ferozepur and one in Tarn Taran. She said the Centre would provide Rs 3 crore to develop infrastructure in a model school in addition to a Rs 75 lakh annual fund to cover the recurring expenses.

Pre-fabricated tents for cops:The Punjab police has decided to replace the tents being used by security guards in North India with pre-fabricated structures in a phased manner. A Police Department spokesman said it was felt the policemen performing guard duty were compelled to live in tented accommodation in harsh weather and without toilet, kitchen and dining facilities. He said lack of these facilities reduced efficiency of cops. The spokesman said DGP PS Gill had ordered the identification of the tentage accommodation that can be replaced with pre-fabricated structures in a phased manner. 

Boost to tourism: Hira Singh Gabria, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, on Monday said the Central government had sanctioned Rs 331.27 lakh for Roop Nagar district to put it on the world tourism map. Nangal, Harika and Roop Nagar had been included in the eco-tourism projects, he added. The main objectives of these projects were to conserve the decreasing area and make wetlands free from pollution. The Pinkasia tourist complex in Roop Nagar would be given on private lease rather than being sold.

Model schools to come up in Malwa:The Punjab government will set up 21 English medium model senior secondary rural schools in educationally backward blocks of seven districts in the state to impart quality education to under-privileged rural students. Disclosing this here on Sunday, Education Minister Upinderjit Kaur said these 21 blocks were from the Malwa region where this centrally sponsored project would be initially started. Dr Upinderjit said the Punjab government had chalked out a plan to set up three such schools in Bathinda, two in Muktsar, five in Mansa, one in Patiala, three in Sangrur, six in Ferozepur and one in Tarn Taran. She said the Centre would provide Rs 3 crore to develop infrastructure in a model school in addition to a Rs 75 lakh annual fund to cover the recurring expenses.

Fazilka
Masked youths rob teacher
:Two motorcycle-borne masked youths snatched cash worth about Rs 15,000 from a retired teacher in a thickly populated locality here in broad daylight today. As per police, Swarna Rani had withdrawn Rs 8,500 from the Central Bank of India. The youths snatched the bag that already contained Rs 6,000. 

PATIALA
Semester results out:
The result of LLB 6th semester, MA (Sikh Studies) part II, MA (Urdu) part I and II, B Com part I and II, MCA 6th semester, MBE 4th semester, BA Honours School in Punjabi 6th semester, BSc part I, BSc (Bio Technology) part I, BSc (Bio Informatics) part I, BSc (industrial microbiology) part I, BA part I, B Sc (home science) part II, BSc (agriculture) part I examinations conducted between April and July 2009 by Punjabi University, Patiala, have been declared. These results are also available on university website www.punjabiuniversity.ac.in.

Elected: A district level committee meeting of Bhartiya Khadya Nigam Karamchari Sangh was held at Baradari Gardens, in which new office-bearers were elected unanimously. Office-bearers: District chairman — Nachhattar Singh; senior vice-chairman — Ramesh Sharma; vice-chairman — Bhupinder Singh and Shiv Kumar; District secretary — VK Batta; senior additional secretary — Anil Chaudhry; additional secretaries — Tarlok Singh and Sardara Singh; office secretary — Pawan Sharma; cashier — Vijay Kumar Jain.

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CHANDIGARH

Judicial remand for two:The court of JMICSunil Kumar today remanded two accusedof molestation in judicial custody.Vikas and Lakhwinder were arrested yesterday on charges of allegedly molesting four students of GCG-42.They were arrested under Sections 323, 354, 506 and 341 of the Indian Penal Code.

Panchkula
Woman held for chain snatching
: The police has arrested a woman allegedly involved in snatching chains at Saketri village here today. The accused has been identified as Jarnailo, a resident of Patiala. According to the police, Jarnailo snatched gold chains of Satya and Anju, residents of Indira colony, at Mahadeve Mandir. The two women informed the matter to the police following which the accused was nabbed at a naka set up on the border with Chandigarh.

Suspected swine flu : A suspected case of swine flu was reported at a hospital here today. The samples of the patient, identified as a 20-year-old woman from Sector 6, were sent to the laboratory, said the hospital authorities. The patient who returned from Malaysia recently had complained of cough and cold with fever following which she was admitted at the hospital and doctors finding the symptoms of swine flu admitted her to the isolation ward.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

NURPUR
Bus service launched:
The Himachal Pradesh Transport Corporation on Monday launched Jassur-Baddi bus service. The bus would leave Jassur at 9.25 am and reach Baddi at 3.30 pm. It would leave Baddi at 6 pm and reach Jassur at 12 am. It would ply via the Una-Talwara route.

In-laws booked: Following atrocities by her in-laws Sunita Kumari (23), wife of Manjit Singh of Pargana village in this subdivision, lodged a complaint with the police against her husband, father-in-law Harbans and mother-in-law Kalo devi on Sunday. The police had registered an FIR under Sections 498(A), 426, 344 and 34 of the IPC against the accused.

Body found: Body of Ashwani (38), son of Bansi Lal of Dabbar Atara village under Gangath police chowki, was found hanging on a tree in nearby Mohal Karsana forest on Monday. The deceased was reportedly under depression and missing from his house since July 30. The police had lodged a case under Section 174 of the CrPC.


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JAMMU & KASHMIR

JAMMU
11 new buses for Ramban, Kishtwar, Doda districts: Minister for Transport, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Qamar Ali Akhoon on Sunday flagged off a fleet of 11 new buses for Ramban, Kishtwar and Doda districts from Jammu. The Transport Department has identified over 36 routes in the three districts.

SRINAGAR
Strategy for neglected areas on anvil: Social Welfare Minister Sakina Itoo said on Sunday that the government was planning a development strategy that would lay stress on initiatives aiming at the socio-economic transformation of neglected areas and sections of society. Addressing a public meeting at Damhal Hanjipora in Kulgam district, the minister said they would continue to pursue people-friendly policies.


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