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BDS results announced
: The result of the BDS Final examinations of the Desh Bhagat Dental College and Hospital, Muktsar, was 79 per cent which was declared by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

Seminar on career guidance: A seminar on career guidance was organised by Shaheed Baba Bhagu Ji Club, Gill Patti village, at Shaheed Kuldip Singh Government Senior Secondary School, Gill Patti. Deputy Director, Employment Generation, Bathinda Harpal Singh was the chief guest at the seminar.

Programme at jail: A programme “Ek din kedion ke naam” was organised by the Bathinda Vikas Manch at the Central Jail here. On the occasion, 170 persons were examined and medicines were given to the patients.

Nitish's effigy burnt: Under the leadership of state president of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Kiranjit Singh Gehri, the party members and activists burnt the effigy of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar here for allegedly committing atrocities on Dalits and minorities in Bihar. They also staged demonstration in the city.

Probe demanded: Local Akhil Bharatiya Grahak Panchayat on Saturday urged the deputy commissioner to order probe by an officer into the functioning of the local LPG agencies so that people could not face any type of inconvenience in getting the LPG supply.

Sahit Sabha elections: According to Punjabi writer Gurdev Singh Khokhar, the following have been elected office-bearers of Punjabi Sahib Sabha, Bathinda: Gurdev Singh Khokhar - president, Mangat Kuljind - senior vice president, Sukhdarshan Garg- vice-president, Jaspal Mankherra - general secretary, Ravinder Singh Sandhu - secretary.



Mother-in-law held
: The police has arrested Pavitra Yadav’s mother-in-law Shanti Devi, a resident of Mayur Vihar Colony here, in connection with the abetted suicidal death of Pavitra Yadav (22) as well as the murder of her son Naman (2) here on December 13. The police remand of Pavitra’s husband Amit Yadav, who was arrested earlier by the police, expired on Thursday. Amit Yadav and Shanti Devi were produced in the court of the Illaqa Magistrate, who remanded them both in judicial custody. It is alleged that while Pavitra committed suicide under compelling circumstances, her son Naman died of strangulation.

MLA gets warm welcome
: Congress MLA from Kalanaur Shakuntala Khatak was accorded a warm welcome by the Kabir Samaj Jagriti Manch and the Samasat Dhanak Samaj here on Saturday. Khatak said the Dhanak Samaj had been getting due representation under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and assured that there would not be any discrimination in future also. She said Hooda had left no stone unturned in paving the way for socio-economic uplift of poor sections of society by launching various welfare schemes, particularly for the education of students.

Tributes paid: Paying tributes to Shaheed Udham Singh in a meeting at the local Kot Mohalla, Dr Pruthi, senior Congress leader and president of the Geeta Vidya Mandir Education Society, said the youth should take inspiration from the sacrifices youths like Udham Singh, who lived and died for the country and society. He claimed that the country as well as Haryana under the Congress leadership had taken rapid strides in various fields and there had been no compromise on the unity and integrity of the country. He also welcomed the nomination of Bharat Singh Baniwal as Congress nominee for the Ellenabad bypoll.



2 held with fuki
: The police today arrested two persons after recovering 52 kg of Fuki, a powdery substance used as narcotics, from Pulwama, the police said. The banned substance was recovered from the possession of Mohammad Yousuf Bhat and Mohammad Ayub Malik at Daferpora, 32 km from here.


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