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Amit adjudged best archer:
SGGS College, sector 26, Chandigarh, has won the PU Inter-College Archery tournament that was hosted by the DAV College here. SGGS student, Amit Kumar, was adjudged as the best archer among boys in overall assessment. The host college got second position while the Government College, sector 11, Chandigarh, secured third position. Principal Dr BB Sharma said that archery competition for girls could not be held as only two colleges had sent their teams. However, trials facilitated selection of Pinky and Shagun from Government College, sector 11, Chandigarh and Praveena and Neha from the Gopi Chand Arya Mahila College here in the PU team for archery.

Award for DAV Pro
f: Prof Dr RK Uppal, head department of Economics, DAV College, Malout, has been honoured with the “Pride of India Award” by the Delhi-based All India Achievers Association. The award was presented to him by Dr GVJ Krishna Murthy, former, Election Commission of India during the 54th national seminar on ‘Economic Development and World Peace’ that was held recently in the India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi. Prof Uppal was selected for the award for excellence in the field of education and research. He wrote more than 33 books and 103 research papers published in the national and international journals. In all, 128 distinguished persons were invited from different fields. At present, he is working on a UGC sponsored research project on Indian banking system.



House allotment
: The Secretary, House Allotment Committee, Haryana, has invited applications for allotment of type-I at Sector 39-B, Chandigarh, and Panchkula and type-IV Haryana government houses located in Sector 39-B, Chandigarh, from the employees of the government of Haryana working on regular basis in the office located at Chandigarh and 
Panchkula. Stating this here on Friday, an official spokesman said the applications in form ‘A’ along with form ‘D’ should reach the House Allotment Committee by January 10, 2010. Haryana government employees who had already been allotted government houses of appropriate category at Chandigarh by the administration were not eligible of the Haryana government houses at Panchkula. 

Threat letter
: Aarti Singh, Judicial Magistrate First Class, Karnal, on Friday received a threatening letter asking her to give a decision in favour of one particular party in a dispute in Shergarh Tapu village dispute or face dire consequences. The letter believed to be written by one of the party to the dispute is in English. The police has registered a case against unknown person and started investigations, Surinder Boria, DSP (headquarters) said. 

Karnal adjudged best dist: Karnal district has been adjudged the best district in the state by the Centre under the total sanitation programme and 36 villages in the district have been selected for the Nirmal Gram Puraskar during the current year. Deputy Commissioner JS Ahlawat said the Central Rural Drinking Water Supply Department had selected 131 villages in the state, including 36 villages from Karnal district, for the award. Ahlawat said the prize money to be received by the panchayats would be utilised for various development works.

Villager killed
: Satbir, a resident of Saban village, near Bawal, was killed when the motorcycle he was riding on was reportedly hit by a truck on the Delhi-Jaipur highway near a factory, 12 km from here, on Saturday. The mishap took place when Satbir was returning to Saban village from Dharuhera. The truck driver reportedly fled after the accident. 

Conference for drivers: In view of a recent spurt in fatal accidents on the Delhi-Jaipur highway from Kasaula Chowk to Saban Chowk here, the Youngmen’s Association of India (YMAI) organised a precautionary (advisory) conference for vehicle drivers of the region near HSIIDC Complex of Bawal on Sunday. Emphasising upon the urgency of innocuous driving on the above tract, Amit Swami, national president of the YMAI, cautioned the vehicle drivers against the perils of drunken driving while advising them to conform to the prescribed speed limit.

Orientation programme
: Teaching is an art and teachers must be creative, insightful and informative and must encourage their students to develop their personality. They must focus on development of communication skills in students. This was stated by Sunit Mukherjee, assistant professor, department of journalism and mass communication, and director, Public Relations, of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. He was speaking as a resource person in the orientation programme for teachers at BPS Women University, Khanpur Kalan, on Saturday. 

Man crushed to death
: Shiv Kumar Batra (55), a resident of Model Town here, was crushed to death by a train at the Jagadhri railway station here on Saturday. The mishap took place when he had gone to drop his wife, who had to board a train to Beas. He incidentally slipped while he was coming out of the train after leaving his wife. He was crushed under the wheels. In another incident, Mayank (23) of Khizrabad was killed when the motorcycle he was riding on was hit by a tractor-trailer on the Chhachhroli-Poanta Sahib national highway on  Saturday.


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