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Opium recovered, one held
: The Anti-narcotic cell of Punjab police led by ASI Manjit Singh on Monday arrested Harish Chander alias Anil Kumar of village Udarian of Pokaran, district Jaisalmer under the NDPS Act on recovery of one kg opium during a search near village Chiragh Dhaani, sources said.

Solo dance competition: In the solo dance competition, organised at Sachkhand Convent School here on Saturday, Sagar Sharma an expert from Rajasthan advised the students to pay more attention to techniques than costumes. Winners included Saumya, Japsharan, Gehna Gumber, Pursharth, Tanvi, Shiven and Yash. Principal Golden Kaul gave away the prizes.

DAV students shine: The DAV College has won 32 prizes in the PU zonal youth festival that was recently held in Jalalabad. Dr BB Sharma principal informed that the college students topped in quiz, drama, histrionics, mime, mimicry, mehandi design (Praveena), clay modelling (Saloni Malhotra) and general dance competitions while Ravi Kumar, Rishu Kalia and Ajay Pal Jakhar won first prizes in individual category. Bhag Singh Hayer Khalsa College for Women Kala Tibba has won 31 prizes in the same festival, principal Dr Parminder Sharma informed. The topper students in different competitions included Sharanjeet Kaur (on-the-spot painting), Priyanka (cartooning), Gursimran Kaur (still life), Seema (shabad), Yogeshwari (short story writing), Davinder Kaur (skit), Ranjana (crochet work), Seema (Pakhi designing) while Gursimran Kaur was adjudged the best in folk dance.

Cong MLA honoured
: Congress legislator Aad Ram Meghwal were given a rousing reception in Rawatsar on Sunday for having sanctioned new panchayat samitis at Rawatsar and Peelibanga in Hanumangarh district. The state government had recently issued notification to this effect. Hundreds of Congress workers and other citizens escorted Meghwal on two-wheelers as the procession started from Ramdev Dharamshala to emerge into a big rally in the grain market. Several sarpanches honoured the MLA by presenting memento. Iqramudin Qureshi, former president of the MC and Narain Singh Karadwal offered Rajasthani pagree to Meghwal.

Man commits suicide
: The Hariana police has booked Kuldip Kaur and her husband Satwinder Singh of Pandori Sumla under sections 306 and 34 of the IPC for allegedly harassing and torturing Kulwinder Singh of Bhagowal, which compelled the latter to commit  suicide. According to police sources, Kulwinder Singh committed suicide by consuming poison on October 23. In a suicide note, Kulwinder Singh blamed the couple of torturing and harassing him, which compelled him to  commit suicide.

Office-bearers elected
: Annual election for Journalist Association Jhuneer was held at Jhuneer on Friday. All office-bearers of the Association were elected unanimously. Gurjeet Shinh, Bajewala, Surjeet Singh Vashisht and Jeet Chachehar were elected president, convener and secretary respectively while for the posts of senior vice-president, vice-president and cashier Gurmail Singh Bhamma, Ramandeep Singh Sandhu and Baljeet Singh Jorkian were elected respectively. On the occasion, president of the Association appealed to all journalists for fair journalism.

Aakarsh wins gold: The students of local SDKL DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Mansa, won medals in the essay writing and fill the colour competitions conducted by AVANTIKA, a group of contemporary artist and intellectuals New Delhi in the memory of Sarla Chopra, wife of GP Chopra, president DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi. Aakarsh Ketan, a student of IV standard bagged gold medal in the essay writing competition while Anurag Jindal and Khushpreet bagged silver and bronze medals respectively. In the state-level group song competition conducted by Bharat Vikas Parishad at Faridkot, team of the SDKL DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Mansa secured first position in Punjab in Sanskrit group song. The winning team will now represent the state of Punjab at Kanpur in the national-level competition. Principal Sudhir Singh honoured the medal winners and group song 



Part-time MBA programme
: Aryans Business School (ABS) and Aryans School of Management (ASM) is all set to start a part-time MBA (60 seats each) programme at Nepra village, Banur campus. The declaration comes in wake of the Punjab government giving its final nod to the All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) approved MBA (part time), popularly known as the executive MBA programme. Anshu Kataria, chairman, Aryans Group of Institutes (AGOI), claimed that ABS would be the first institute to offer such a programme.



Man killed in mishap:
Rajnish Kumar (36), son of Kashmir Singh of Rinna village, died on the spot and pillion rider Nagin Chand, son of Munshi Ram of the same village, was seriously injured when the scooter (HP38A-2472) on which they were travelling was hit by a speeding bus coming from the opposite side at Bani, near here, on Monday. The police has impounded the bus and arrested its driver Darshan Kumar. A case has been registered against the driver.



Kaith Biradari celebrates annual day:
The Kaith Biradari of Jammu and Kashmir today organised a function at Kothe Chohala wherein the annual day of Bua Uttmi Devi was celebrated by performing prayers. Speaking on the occasion, Lt-Col (retd) Manohar Lal Kaith impressed upon the Biradari members that children being the future of the biradari must be provided with all opportunities to excel in academic and all other activities, including sports, professional and technical fields. 

Body recovered from canal: Mystery shrouds the death of an old Sikh man, whose body was found this morning from a canal in the Jeevan Nagar area of Satwari here. Official sources said the body was spotted by some locals, who informed the Satwari police. Cops reached the spot and shifted the body to Government Medical College for identification and autopsy. The body bore injury marks on the face, a police officer said, and added inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the Cr PC had been initiated

Live grenade recovered:
A live grenade was recovered near Higher Secondary School, Boniyar, in the Uri area of Baramulla district this morning. The grenade was defused by the bomb disposal squad, without causing any damage, the police said.


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