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Karate event from today
: As many as 600 Karate players would participate in the 1st ISKA National Karate championship scheduled to be held here on September 26 and 27. The championship is being organised by The International Shotokan Karate-Do Association in various age groups and weight categories. Vijay Bhalla, president of the association said the formal inaugural ceremony will be held on September 26 at Badminton Hall at 5 pm

1,500 saplings planted:
A social organisation, ACCP Cops, today planted about 1,500 saplings in and around Kular village. Varinder Singh Sant, national president of the organisation, who is mainly working for preservation of environment by the way of installing gas-based crematorium in the rural areas planted saplings along with many villagers and office bearers of the organisation.



Coach invited for national seminar:The Sports Authority of India has invited weightlifting coach KDS Nagra to attend a national seminar for Commonwealth Games to be staged in New Delhi in 2010. The seminar will be held in New Delhi from September 29 to October 2. 

Cricket meet from today
: The inaugural DPS Pinjore Six-A-Side Cricket Tournament is being organised jointly by Yuva Sports Club and Delhi Public School on DPS ground in Pinjore on September 26 and 27 here. A total 16 teams from Chandigarh, Panchkula, Pinjore and Baddi will take part in boys’ Under-16 and Under-14 age groups.

Hansraj academy, CCA in final: Hansraj Cricket Academy, Panchkula, will take on District Panchkula Cricket Coaching Centre in the final match of the first Under-12 BK Black Cup Inter-Academy League Cricket Tournament on September 28 at Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, here.

T-10 gully cricket begins: The T-10 Gully Cricket- Season 2, “Ab har koi khelega”, kick started its second season by announcing calls for entries and selection on September 27 and 28 from 9 am at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here. The selection will be followed by the practice session on September 29. Only non-first class cricket players between the age group of 15-24 years are eligible to participate in the tournament.



Congress nominees meet tomorrow
: The Haryana Congress has convened a meeting of all its 90 candidates here on September 27.Party president Phool Chand Mullana said here today said that Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda would brief the party candidates about electioneering.

MDU exams from Oct 1
: Maharshi Dayanand University will hold the supplementary examinations of undergraduate classes - BA/BSc/BCom (Part I/II/III) from October 1. MDU controller of examinations KC Dadwal said admit cards had been sent to all eligible candidates. Any candidate, who did not receive admit card, might download from the university website.



Academic collaboration:
The Department of Strategic and Regional Studies (DSRS), University of Jammu, has entered into an MoU with the School of International Relations and Politics (SIRP), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, for collaborative initiatives in area of teaching, research, development and instructions. As per the MoU, the DSRS and the SIRP would work out the modalities to achieve meaningful academic collaboration through exchange of students, researchers and faculty, transfer of students, joint and collaborative research and exchange of scholarly and pedagogical materials.

4 bovine smugglers held: The police arrested four smugglers and recovered 10 bovines from a truck in Jhajjar Kotli near here on Friday. Official sources said the police intercepted a truck in Jhajjar Kotli and recovered 10 bovines being smuggled to the valley. The arrested persons have been identified as Mohammed Maroof of RS Pura, Om Raj of Batote, Bashir of Kanachak and Akhter of Batote. A case has been registered.

Blast rocks gun factory: A powerful blast rocked a gun factory in Digiana industrial estate here on Friday. However, nobody was injured in the incident. Official sources said the blast occurred in Khurmi Gun Factory at around 1 pm and the roof of the building collapsed due to the impact. Later, fire engulfed the premises. However, two fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the flames were controlled in time. Sources attributed the cause of fire to a short-circuit. The factory belongs to Gurcharan Singh of Gandhi Nagar.

SRTC staff hold protest: Nearly, 1,100 State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) employees took a rally from Vikram Chowk to Dogra Chowk and sat on road for half an hour on Friday. It created a big traffic jam on the road, though it did not lead to any untoward incident. The SRTC strike today entered into 31st day.

Protest over man’s death
: Relatives of a person, whose body was found in a field, on Wednesday protested against the police failure to arrest those behind his murder. The protesters alleged that he was murdered over a land dispute. Local sources said the relatives of Adul Rasheed of Chawa here blocked the busy Sher-e-Kashmir bridge for half-an-hour, disrupting vehicular traffic. It was only after the ASP, Rajouri, assured the protesters of action against the accused that they lifted the blockade.

CM’s relief for patients
: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has sanctioned over Rs 32 lakh financial assistance to 119 patients critically ill to enable them to get advance medical treatment requiring substantial amount. These include 29 cancer patients, 25 heart patients, nine renal failure patients and 24 physically challenged persons.

Police-public mela on Oct 4: A one-day police-public mela, being organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association (JKPWWA), will be held at Bakshi Stadium here on October 4. Reviewing the arrangements for the event, DGP Kuldeep Khoda here on Wednesday said more than 40 stalls representing various police establishments, government departments and voluntary organisations from all over the state were participating. A raffle draw would take place on the same day at the mela venue. 



Woman dies of snakebite
:A woman died of snakebite in the Corbett region yesterday. Vimala Kargeti, 25, was watering her fields when a venomous snake bit her. Hearing her cries, villagers rushed to the spot but before any medical help could come, she passed away. 


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