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GND varsity results today
: The results of the MA (music vocal) part-II and MA (Urdu) Part-I  examinations held by Guru Nanak Dev  University in April will be declared tomorrow. Dr R.K. Bedi, In charge (examinations), said in a statement that the results would be available on the university website, www.gndu.ac.in, after  5 pm tomorrow.

Cong dharnas against erratic power
: The Punjab Pradesh Congress will organise dharnas and rallies at sub-division level to protest against the government’s “failure” to ensure power supply to domestic, agriculture and industrial sectors. Party spokesman Ashwani Sekhri said senior party leaders had been made in charges of districts to organise dharnas starting from Tarn Taran on August 24, Batala and Dera Baba Nanak on August 25, Gurdaspur and Pathankot on August 26 and at Ajnala and Amritsar on August 27. Dharnas would be organised in front of the subdivision headquarters.

2 kg heroin seized
: The BSF and the Narcotics Control Bureau recovered 2 kg f heroin in the Dona Telu Mal area along the Indo-Pakistan border on Thursday. Four Pakistanis arrested with drugs and arms on Sunday, had revealed about the heroin buried at a place. The packets had stamp of an Afghan company.

Army trekking expedition: To commemorate valour of Vajra Corps, Major General TS Gill, GOC, Golden Arrow Division, on Thursday flagged off a trekking expedition to Padan in Jammu and Kashmir to Manali in Himachal. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Arun Chandel, the team comprises two officers, one JCO and 20 other ranks of 19 Grenadiers. The expedition will end on September 13. The GOC said the team would cover 207 km from Padan-Raru-Cha-Kurgiath-Junkar-Koksar to Manali.

Role of good diet stressed:
The NSS unit and the Red Cross Society, Khalsa College For Women, jointly orgainsed a role of diet and exercise on health, ageing and longevity. The resource person was naturopath Prof H.S. Brar. Prof Brar made the students aware about the diet and fibre. Principal Varinder Kaur Thind thanked the resource person for his lecture.

Violation of holiday order
: Alfalah Senior Secondary School , Thandi Sadak affiliated to the Punjab School Education Board was open onThursday, a holiday on account death anniversary of Sant Harchand Singh Longowal . Principal Rehana Salim said they had no information of holiday.



Sadbhavana Divas
: ‘Sadbhavana Divas’ was organised here on Thursday at the Deputy Commissioner’s office complex in which large number of officers and employees participated. DC Nandita Gupta administered the oath of national integration and unity of the entire nation. She said peace, brotherhood, goodwill and tranquillity among all sections of our society were the guarantee of our faster progress and prosperity and if we are to go ahead in every field as a nation then we all must take precautions to ensure that this balance is never disturbed.

Elected unopposed
: The ABVP has captured all four seats of the Students Central Association (SCA) of Government College at Salooni when its candidates were declared elected unopposed before the date of elections. The college falls in the Dalhousie Assembly constituency of Chamba district. President- Manish Sharma, vice-president- Vaibhav Sharma, general secretary- Manju and joint secretary- Dharmender Kumar were declared elected uncontested.

Patwari charge-sheeted
: Hamirpur DC Abhishek Jain has issued a charge sheet to a patwari working at Bijhad for issuing forged revenue certificates. Patwari Amarjeet Singh has been charged of issuing forged bona fide certificates and wrong revenue papers to people. The DC said after receiving reply from him an inquiry would be conducted by the Badsar SDM.

Labourer killed
: A Nepalese, Sonam (20), daughter of Kurma, working with the GREF as a labourer, was killed in an accident at 19 Miles on the Manali-Leh highway on Thursday as a tanker (JK 02-AG-7974) hit her on the road. She was rushed to a hospital at Manali, but succumbed to her injuries.

9 inducted into IAS:
Nine officers belonging to the HAS cadre have been inducted to the IAS with the approval of the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. Those who have been appointed include Sarvshri Shekhar Gupta, Mohan Chauhan, RS Gupta, Rajender Singh, Amar Singh Rathore, Padam Singh Chauhan, Arun Kumar Sharma, BM Nanta and PS Draik.

Man run over by truck: A person was run over by a speeding truck at Ner Chowk on National Highway-21 yesterday evening. After the accident the truck driver ran away from the scene taking advantage of darkness and is still absconding. According to the police, around 8.30 pm a truck (HP-33A-2337), which was on its way to Mandi from Sundernagar, ran over a youth at Ner Chowk, who was killed on the spot. The deceased was identified as Rajesh Kumar (28) from Urla Thas village in Kullu district.



Purse snatched
: A youth snatched a purse from a schoolteacher at Trikuta Nagar here on Thursday. Anuradha was on her way to a private school when the youth, who was on a mobike, snatched her purse at Trikuta Nagar. In her complaint, the victim stated that the purse contained an ATM card and some documents.

Body of youth found: The body of a youth was recovered from near Trikuta Nagar police station here on Thursday evening. Official sources said some passersby spotted the body and informed the police. The body was sent to the Government Medical College for an autopsy.

Trauma centres
: The Department of Health has undertaken the construction of six trauma centres on national highways in the state, Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma said in the Legislative Council on Thursday. While the trauma centres at Qazigund, Gund and Leh had been completed, those at Kargil, Mahanpur and Thatri were expected to be completed during the current financial year.

Mughal Road: Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Nasir Aslam Wani said in the Legislative Council that the Shopian area was gifted with beautiful tourist spots like Raineru, Dubjan, Acharba, Kongwatan, Sedav, Sangarwani and waterbodies like Nundansar, Chandansar and Kolnrnag that had enough tourism potential. The Mughal Road was expected to be completed by March, 2011. This road would boost all-round development of the area.

Interaction with Veer Naris
: An interaction with the Veer Naris of Udhampur district was organised by the Family Welfare Organisation (FWO), Northern Command, at Udhampur Military Station on Thursday. Deepa Bhardwaj, regional president of the FWO, Northern Command, along with other functionaries interacted with the widows and mothers of brave soldiers who laid down their lives for the country during various operations. She said Veer Naris were part of the Indian Army family, and the organisation would make every single effort to assist them.

Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary celebrated: To create mass awareness about renewal energy, various programmes were organised here on Thursday to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The birth anniversary was observed as Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas. A mass rally of schoolchildren was organised. The rally was flagged off by Udhampur DC Ajay Khajuria, who stressed the importance of renewable energy.



500 cadets attend NCC camp:
A ten-day NCC camp got underway here on Thursday. The camp is attended by 500 cadets from all over the state, including 70 girls . Lt Col BS Ahluwalia said:“Discipline and unity is the motto of NCC camps and the students attending the camp will be taught to lead the life in disciplined manner.” He said that the purpose of the camp is to prepare students for Thal Sainik camp and Republic Day camp 2010. The students will be trained in weapon training, firing, map reading and battle craft. — TNS


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