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Mirankot is new PUNSUP chief:
Ex-MLA, Jandiala Guru, Ajaypal Singh Mirankot assumed charge as chairman, Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited (PUNSUP), here on Friday. He expressed his gratitude to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon for appointing him PUNSUP chairman to serve the people of the state. 

Admission date extended: According to an official statement here on Friday, the last date for admission to diploma courses in all affiliated institutions of the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training has been extended to October 31.

Sehgal elected Rotary Club chief:
Swaranjit Sehgal has been elected president of the Rotary Club Jagraon.
Dinesh Malhotra, assistant general secretary, SBI Staff Association, Ludhiana chapter, and outgoing president, will hand over the charge to the new governor on Sunday. Sanjeev Sethi, DGN (20011-12) of district 3070 of Rotary International, will install the new president and his team in the presence of chief guest Mukand Singh Sandhu, Jagraon SDM.

2 held  for LPG  pilferage:
Two persons were arrested for pilfering LPG from one cylinder into another. A team of the police arrested two temporary employees of a gas agency near Bhasin Bhawan in this connection. The accused, Manoj Kumar and Ashwini Kumar, both residents of Ropar, were arrested with 34 filled and 56 empty cylinders.



PU counselling postponed: In view of the assembly elections in Haryana on October 13, Panjab University has postponed the counselling for admission to 150 seats in M.Ed (through correspondence) to October 14. A university spokesman said earlier the counselling was to be held on October 13. Now, it would be held in the auditorium of the USOL on the PU complex. Power Shutdown
Power supply would remain suspended to parts of Sectors 17, 30, ITBP Campus, Industrial Area, Phase I, Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat and Vidhan Sabha from 9 am to 1 pm on Sunday. Power supply will also remain suspended to parts of Sectors 19, 20, 27, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, 44, 45, 46 and Burail village from 9 am to 5 pm.

Community centre inaugurated: Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources Pawan Kumar Bansal today dedicated the Municipal Corporation community centre at Sector 11 to people. Addressing the gathering, Bansal urged the area residents to take up the responsibility of upkeep of the community centre. He said it was meant to cater the needs of the area residents. He said every sector would get a community centre in the near future. 

Coaches’ course ends:The All-India Tennis Association (AITA) Level III (ITF Level I) Coaches’ Course organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) concluded here today. A total of 26 coaches and two candidates participated in the re-test. Gajendra Singh, chief operating officer, CLTA, and Gary O Brien, director coaching, CLTA, were tutors of the course. Result will be declared by All-India Tennis Association (AITA) Coaches Education Department. 

Rohit records win: Rohit of Friends Club defeated Akshay of Guru Nanak Khalsa School in the semifinal bout of the 30 kg category on the inaugural day of the 24th Chandigarh State Sub-Junior Men Boxing Championship at SD Public School, Sector 32, here today. Dr CK Jerath, secretary of the Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association, said final bout of the boxing championship would be conducted tomorrow.

Ministers, MPs campaign for Bansal: With only one day remaining for campaigning, the Congress has put in all efforts to retain its seat with bringing in Union Cabinet Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, former Chief Minister of Punjab Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Member Parliament from Kurukshetra Naveen Jindal here today. Sangrur MP Vijay Inder Singla and MLA from Dirba Surjit Dhiman also took part in the campaigning for party candiate DK Bansal.



Teenager honoured for honesty:
A teenager has set an example of honesty by handing over a wallet containing Rs 4,000 and ATM cards he found to the city police. Arun Jalotra, a resident of Patoli Brahmina, found the wallet outside his house. He handed over the wallet personally to SSP Basant Rath in his office. The SSP honoured the teenager before mediapersons on Friday evening. 

Man hit by train, dies: Raj Nath Dhar (70) of Trikuta Nagar died on the spot after he was hit by the Jammu-bound Sealdah Express at Channi Himmat on Saturday. The police said Dhar was trying to crossing the railway track when he was hit by the train at Channi Himmat. Though he spotted the Indore-bound Malwa Express, he could not see the Sealdah Express approaching Jammu on second track from other direction, Railway Station SHO YPS Jamwal said. The old man tried to save himself but the train hit him, killing him on the spot. The body has been handed over to his family for last rites. 

1 killed in mishap: A motorcyclist was knocked to death by a speeding bus at Bikram Chowk here on Saturday. The police said Sushil Padha, an employee with Canara Bank posted at Bari-Brahmana, was knocked to death by a college bus. Sohan Singh of Digiana, the driver of the vehicle, has been arrested. The body was handed over to his family, who lived in the Bharat Nagar area of Talab Tillo, a police official said. 

Woman goes missing: A woman has been reportedly missing from her in-laws house in the Supwal area of Samba district. The police said Sonam Choudhary of Supwal was missing from her house since October 6. 

5 bovine smugglers held: The police rescued seven bovines and arrested five smugglers in the Ban Talab area near here on Saturday. The police said seven bovines were seized from two vehicles during a routine checking at the Ban Talab check post. The bovines were being smuggled to Kashmir. The police has arrested all five smugglers. 

Carpenter found dead: A carpenter was found hanging with a tree outside his house in the Bahu Fort area on Saturday. Bagh-e-Bahu SHO Vikram Parihar said Dastoor Singh (45) was found hanging from a tree outside his house at Sheikh Nagar. The autopsy report has revealed that he died of hanging and his neck bone had been broken, he said. No suicide note or injury marks have been found he said. 

Bitta honours Rukhsana:
Chairman of the Anti-terrorist Front MS Bitta came to Rajouri on Thursday to honour Rukhsana Kousar. He gifted a kirpan to the brave girl who reportedly killed an LeT militant and injured other in the Kalsian area in Thannamandi here on September 27. Bitta met Rukhsana and her family members at the police lines. He expressed satisfaction over the security arrangements for Rukhsana and her family.” 


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