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800 get degrees:
At the annual convocation of DAV College, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Vice-Chancellor S.S. Gill, along with college Principal Jarnail Singh, conferred degrees on 800 graduate and postgraduate students here on Saturday. 

Power shutdown:
Power supply to Chak Hussian, Pathankot Raod, Gaushala, Aman Nagar, Bahani, Dhadda, Nauli and Narangpur will remain suspended from 9 am to 1 pm due to urgent maintenance of 66 KV substation on Sunday. The areas of Madara, Alawalpur, Badiana, Dureh, Kishanpur, Birowal, Dasupur, Karali and Sarswati will also face power cut from 10 am to 2 pm. 



UID project:The Chandigarh administration has constituted an empowered committee to oversee and guide the implementation of the UID project in Chandigarh. The administrator will be the chairperson of the committee while the Adviser to the Administrator, the Home Secretary and the DC will be its members. The Finance Secretary will be the member-secretary of the committee. 

Office-bearers:In order to spread the message of Srimad Bhadwadgita, Sri Gita Prachar Samiti, Panchkula, reconstituted its local unit and elected RL Garg as president of the samiti. The president nominated the following as its office-bearers in a meeting held at Mahajan Bhavan, Sector 37: secretary — Ravi Gulati; finance secretary — Ashok Gupta; executives — Dr KL Narsimhan, Sandip Gupta, Dr Shankar Mohan, Balwant Rai and OP Sharma.



Vohra mourns doc’s death:
Governor NN Vohra visited the house of the Principal of the Government Medical College, Dr Rajinder Singh, at Shahidi Chowk here on Saturday morning to sympathise with him over the death of his son Dr Mandeep Singh. The Governor remained with Dr Rajinder Singh and his family for some time and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. Principal Secretary to the Governor Raj Kumar Goyal, who accompanied the Governor, also mourned the death of the young doctor. 

Farm technocrats continue stir: The fast unto death by agriculture technocrats on Saturday entered its 15th day and one of the protesters, Hafiz, was shifted to the hospital by the police. The representatives of All-India Student Federation and All-India Youth Federation had assured their full support to the technocrats, Atul Gupta, president of the Jammu and Kashmir Agricultural Technocrats Association, said.

2 bodies recovered: Geeta Devi of Khanwal Shohanjana was found dead at Agra Chak under the jurisdiction of RS Pura police station on Friday. The body was later shifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for postmortem. In another incident, the police has recovered the body of Nidan Chand of Batli Sarakha in Ramban from the Chappri Batli forest area in Dharamkund. The body was later shifted to the Ramban district hospital.

Global warming: To combat global warming, the Nature-Human Centric Peoples Movement, Jammu, on Friday stressed that developed nations should help under developed countries. “There must be a people-based global environmental governance body, free from veto infection, political interference and economic weightage,” said, Roop Chand, a member. 

NSUI unit: The National Students Union of India (NSUI) declared the setting up of its unit at Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, on Friday. Kajal Shabnam was nominated as its president. Other office-bearers are senior vice-president — Vidushi Slathia; vice-president --Vandana Sharma; general secretaries -- Gurvinder Singh, Neha Chaudhary and Navdeep Kour; and secretaries -- Shazia Malik and Sayeed Rabia. 


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