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Activities Week concludes:
During the Activities Week that concluded in the DAV College of Education here on Monday, extension lecture of Amit Azad director Heights was also arranged to give important tips to the students on interview skill, principal Dr Venita Singh informed. Ajay Khosla was the convener of activities. NSS volunteers assisted the para medicos in administering Polio plus drops to eligible children in the town. Yogi Sukh Ram and Dr Saroj Miglani guided the students on yoga exercises during three day camp that was convened by S K Oberoi.

Bassi Pathana
Man killed in accident
:A motorcyclist was killed when a speeding tipper carrying soil hit the bike on the Bassi Pathana-Nand Pur Kalour road this evening. According to the police, Kulwinder Singh (45), a resident of Nand Pur Kalour, was coming out of a filling station at Kajal Majra village when the tipper hit him. He fell on the road and died on the spot. A case has been registered. 

Battlefield to be preserved:
The Punjab Government will develop and preserve the historic battlefield of Asal Uttar in the Khemkaran sector as a tribute to those brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice to repulse the Pak army attack in 1965. Asal Uttar is also known as “a cremation ground of Patton tanks.” This was announced by Punjab Defence Service Welfare Minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan while presiding over an Armed Forces Flag Day function organised on Monday at Punjab Sainik Bhawan here.The minister also said he would take up with the state Education Minister the matter of arranging at least one bus for schoolchildren daily for their visit to the state war museum near Ludhiana and the war memorial, Jalandhar.

Poor patients: Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla has urged Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad to list and authorise private hospitals under the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi scheme for the treatment of poor patients at PGI, Chandigarh, rates. In a letter to the Union Minister, Chawla said beneficiaries under this scheme were not able to get treatment in time due to the long waiting period at the PGI and other government hospitals.

Liquor seized, one held:
City police arrested one youth identified as Ajay Kumar along with over 300 bottles of illicit liquor from Bedi colony area. Police sources told that a case has been registered under NDPS Act. The arrested person had taken a room on rent in this area and was allegedly running illicit liquor business.

Stone for gaushala complex laid:MP Sher Singh Ghubaya alongwith Irrigation Minister Janmeja Singh Sekhon and Sukhpal Singh CPS Revenue laid the foundation stone of the Gopal Gaushala Complex in presence of Swami Krishan Nand Maharaj here on Sunday.

IIFD to hold Millange-2009:
The International Institute of Fashion Designing (IIFD) will be organising Millange-2009 to put the creations of its students on display in Sriganganagar, director Parul Bhatia informed on Sunday. The exhibition will be inaugurated on December 10 and the products including designer garments, candles, toys etc would be exhibited till December 13. The students of all streams were found busy even today giving a final touch to the products.



Annual function:The annual function of St Teresa Convent School, Sector 25, was held on their school premises. Various songs and dances performed by students enlivened the function. The children’s performance drew huge applause. Former Mayor Seema Chaudhary gave away prizes to the students for their achievements.

2 golds  for Rohit:
Rohit Bajaj, a student of DAV College, Chandigarh, bagged two gold medals in road and rink race I in the District Roller Skating Championship being organised at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, here yesterday.



Kidnapper gets life term:
District and Sessions Judge RS Baswana here on Monday sentenced Ashwani (20), a resident of Sakra village here, to life imprisonment after holding him guilty in an extortion case in which he had demanded Rs 1 crore as extortion money from the father of a kidnapped boy. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him. The accused will have to further undergo one-year imprisonment if he failed to pay the fine. Siya Ram, son of Inder Singh, a resident of Sakra village, had lodged a complaint on October 20, 2007, that his three-year-old son Ayush had been abducted and the kidnapper had demanded Rs 1 crore from him for the release his son.

Freedom fighter cremated:
A freedom fighter and member of the Ajad Hind Fauj, Ch Banwari Lal, was cremated at his native village, Sanghi, on Monday morning with state honours. He was 93. Banwari Lal was born in Sanghi village on November 11, 1916, and remained in the Ajad Hind Fauj from 1941 to 1946. He was a prisoner in Japan during World War II, where he met Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He joined the Ajad Hind Fauz and took part in the war against the British.

Health centre inaugurated:
The Vice Chancellor of Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Dr HS Chahal inaugurated a university health centre on the university campus here on Monday. This 12-bedded centre has been named after Shushruta, renowned surgeon of ancient times who wrote Shushruta Samhita on surgery 3,000 years ago. Dr Chahal said besides a medical team of eight members, the centre would have two operation theatres, an isolation ward, a pathological laboratory and a malaria unit. Facilities like physiotherapy-cum-health gym and ultrasonic digital facility for scanning would also be added soon.

Magistrate injured: Ashwani Mehta, Judicial Magistrate First Class at Nuh in Mewat district, was injured when the car he was travelling in collided with another car of Sangeet Rana on the GT Road near Nangal Kalan village on Monday. He has been admitted to the local Civil Hospital. He was on the way to Nuh from Panipat. In the accident, Sangeet Rana as well as Riri Raj, gunman of the JM1C, were also injured. The police has reportedly not registered any case so far.



Kathua college wins quiz contest:
The Department of Students Welfare, Jammu University, on Monday organised a quiz competition under its ongoing display your talent series. Government Degree College, Kathua, lifted Dr Surinder Sharma Memorial trophy. Government MAM College (Morning) and Luthra College of Education bagged second and third prizes, respectively. Remembering Dr Surinder Sharma, dean student welfare Prof JS Tara said he died in the prime of his youth while serving in the department as assistant registrar.

Cop dies in mishap:
A police head constable was killed, while another person was injured in road accidents across Kashmir since Saturday. Head constable Farooq Ahmad died when the vehicle he was travelling in met with an accident at Sadnah, near Dana Mode, Kupwara, the police said. Ghulam Hassan was injured when a motorcycle hit him at Kaloosa in Bandipora.


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