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JJS XI defeat TLC Delhi
: The JJS XI Chandigarh defeated TLC Sports Delhi by 24 runs during the IFFCO Cup Twenty-20 National Cricket tournament here on Wednesday. Batting first, the JJS scored 144 runs with a 39 run contribution by Johny while Rahul contributed 34 runs. Sonu claimed three wickets by conceding 23 runs in four overs. In reply, Delhi XI were all out after scoring 120 runs with Bharat scoring 29. Inderjit took three wickets in three overs conceding 24 runs. Johny was declared man of the match. 

Karkara bar assn chief
: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Amloh Bar Association: president: Jatinder Karkara; vice-president-Sanjiv Abrol; secretary-Hitesh Thour, joint secretary-Dipal Sharma; treasurer-Manish Modi.

Man commits suicide
: A man committed suicide after taking poison on Sunday, while his wife was admitted to the Civil Hospital in a serious condition here yesterday. Mandeep Singh (27), resident of Khojewal village, died on Sunday, while his wife Simarjeet Kaur (25) was admitted to the Civil Hospital yesterday in a serious condition. They got married three years ago and have a two-year-old daughter.

Poem recitation contest: S.L. Bawa DAV College organised an inter-college declamation and poem recitation contests. Minister for Health and Family Welfare Laxmi Kanta Chawla was the chief guest and Chief Parliamentary Secretary Jagdish Raj Sawhney guest of honour. College Principal Dr S.K. Arora said 51 students of different colleges participated in the events. HMV, Jalandhar, won both team trophies (declamation and poem recitation). In the poem recitation contest, Amandeep Kaur stood first, Navdeep Kaur second and Manpreet Kaur and Rupinder Kaur third. In the declamation contest, Richa Sodhi won the first prize, Sunleen second and Rohini third. Laxmi Kanta Chawla announced a grant of Rs 2 lakh for the college development. 

Beopar Mandal office-bearers:
Madan Lal Kapoor, state president of the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal, has nominated Ashok Kumar Dhunike from Bathinda as the vice-president of the traders’ body while he has nominated Kasturi Lal Aggarwal as Bathinda district president of the Mandal. 

Seminar on Punjabi language
: A seminar on promotion of Punjabi language was held at the DAV Collegiate School wherein the main thrusts of the deliberation was to highlight the grave plight of Punjabi language in India and abroad, and at the same time devise ways to save the language from decline. Harbans Singh, DEO, was the chief guest whereas Sukhchain Singh Lyalpuri, OSD to Education Minister, Punjab, presided over the seminar. The resource persons were Dr Rameshwar Singh and Prof Jagdeep Singh. Dr Harbans Singh stressed on the need for adopting immediate and effective measures to salvage the situation. Prof Rajeshwar Singh traced the different phases of the growth and progression of the language and pleaded for concerted efforts to keep it alive and healthy. Dr Pushpinder Walia, principal, assured the delegates of dedicated efforts to promote Punjabi language.

Woman files complaint against husband
: A woman named Babita has registered a complaint against her husband Mohinder Pal and father-in-law Narinder Singh of Nai Abadi, Hoshiarpur, for alleged torture and harassment in the name of dowry. A case has been registered under sections 406 and 498 A of the IPC against the duo. 

AAKS enrollment camp
: The District Youth Congress (Rural) Jalandhar today organised Aam Admi Ka Sipahi (AAKS) enrollment camp in the Nakodar block. As many as 200 youngsters applied from their respective villages to get enrolled in this drive. The AAKS drive is monitored by Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi. President of the District Youth Congress (rural), Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary said nearly 6,500 sipahis would be enrolled by March 31 this year in the rural area. It might be noted that the AAKS members would work at the panchayat level for the common man as a soldier of the Congress party. “The aim is to reach out to the masses and apprise them about the people-oriented policies of the UPA government”, he added. 

Foundation stone for girls hostel to be laid
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was accorded a warm welcome at his native village Gurusar Modian on Tuesday night. He would deliver a spiritual discourse on Sunday. Lakhs of people from different towns of Rajasthan and neighbouring areas of Haryana and Punjab are expected to attend the spiritual discourse. He is also expected to lay stone of the hostel for the girls’ senior secondary school that had been raised during his last visit.

Tarn Taran
Call to shift ‘illegal’ taxi stand
: Tara Singh Khehra, District Secretary of the Communist Party Of India (CPI), in a letter to the Deputy Commissioner and other authorities, has demanded the shifting of the illegal taxi stand from the local Palika Bazar. The CPI leader said the shop-cum-flats (SCF) were allotted to people by the local Municipal Council, fetching crores of rupees to the MC, but the market has been encroached upon by illegal taxi owners who use it as a safer place for urinal purpose. The CPI leader urged the administration to make alternative arrangements for the taxi stand. 



DSP killed
: Harish Dutta, Deputy Superintendent of Police posted at Tohana, was killed when the car he was travelling in skidded off the road and hit a tree near Kharak-Pandwa in Kalayat sub-tehsil on the Kaithal-Hisar road here on Wednesday.



Social worker dead
:Dr Ramesh Chand Garg, 65, a prominent social worker of Subathu died here today after prolonged illness. He leaves behind two sons and three daughter. He will be cremated tomorrow at 10 am in Subathu.



Respite from cold:
People of Jammu and Kashmir got some respite from the cold wave today as the mercury rose marginally in the state.Jammu, the winter capital of  the state, recorded a low of 5.6 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal. It had a low of 2.7 degrees Celsius yesterday.



HNB varsity exams from March 25:
Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna (HNB) Garhwal University’s annual examination will start from March 25 and conclude on May 26. In the first phase, regular students will take the exams and later private students.However, to timely announce the results, better arrangements for evaluation will follow. BA and BSC exams will start from March 25 and MA and MSC exams from April 19. These details were discussed on Tuesday in a meeting held by examination committee at Srinagar, Garhwal.As per officials of the examination committee, along with proper arrangements for evaluation, the date has been finalised keeping in mind the preparations of Maha Kumbh and other important competitive examinations.


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