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Blood donation camp held
: The members of the Roller Skating Hockey team that had recently returned from China after winning the Asia Cup were among those who donated blood at village Gurusar Modian on Sunday. The camp was inaugurated by the Dera Sacha Sauda, chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, at the native village in Sriganganagar district. 

World Peace Day: Billions of people are expected to participate in the prayers as 8500 centres of Brahmakumari organisations in 132 countries would celebrate the World Peace Day commemorating death anniversary of the founder of the NGO Brahma Baba on Monday, informed BK Karuna, chief spokesman of the organisation. 

Ankita tops BBA, honoured with Ankita Sehgal flanked by her parents. university medal
: Ankita Sehgal, daughter of Arun Sehgal, has topped the Punjabi University in BBA for the session 2009 by scoring 83.36 per cent. A product of local SSDWIT, Ankita has been honoured with the university medal and a merit certificate by the vice-chancellor of the university. Presently, she is pursuing her masters in mass communication and journalism at the Punjab University, Chandigarh.

Ankita Sehgal flanked by her parents. A Tribune photograph

National Cyber Olympiad: The second level of the 9th National Cyber Olympiad was organised by the Science Olympiad Foundation at the Reliance Webworld here on Sunday. As many as 15 students from schools in Malwa region sat in the online exam. Issuing a press release, area coordinator of the foundation GS Brar claimed the result would be out within 45 days. 

Vatsyayan to give training to students
: Noted ayurveda physician of Ludhiana, Dr R Vatsyayan, has been selected to give training to students under the “guru-shishya parampara”, a project to promote and propagate the learning of ayurveda.

Mazdoor Morcha stir
: Mazdoor Mukti Morcha on Sunday held a demonstration in Sammaon village against the beating up of Morcha worker by the grandson of former MP Chetan Singh Sammaon two days back in village in the presence of police when officials were making the BPL cards of poor people in Sammaon village. Mazdoor Mukti Morcha workers also burnt the effigy of the SAD leader Balwinder Singh Bhunder for supporting the accused. He demanded appropriate action against the accused in this case. 



Foundation stone laid
: DCVikas Gupta laid the foundation stone of gymnasium hall to be constructed at a cost of Rs 32 lakh here at the local Bhim Stadium on Sunday. Gupta said a sum of Rs 5 crore was being spent to provide modern sports facilities to sportsmen at Bhim Stadium. He said the gymnasium hall would be ready in the next five months. He further said a hockey astro turf was being constructed in the stadium at a cost of Rs 4.50 crore. A synthetic tennis court was also being constructed here, he added.

Seniority list of lecturers
: The Haryana Higher Education Department has prepared a revised draft seniority list of lecturers working in its government colleges and invited objections if any from the college lecturers working on rolls of the Haryana government up to February 6. Stating this here recently, a spokesman for the Haryana Higher Education Department said all such objections should be addressed to HCS Rajesh Jogpal, Shiksha Sadan, Sector 5, Panchkula, under whose chairmanship a committee had been constituted to consider and decide such objections. The draft seniority list can be accessed at the department website haryana.gov.in.

Youth’s body found
: The police found a youth’s body near Sector 25 on Saturday. It registered a case and arrested two of the victim’s friends on ground of suspicion. The victim identified as Kanhaiya, a resident of Sohna road, was murdered on Friday night. He took out his salary on Friday and had gone out with two of his friends, where they consumed liquor. Kanhaiya used to work at a workshop here. His body was found near the fish market. According to the police, the two friends, who were arrested, have denied committing the crime. The police is also zeroing in on the relatives of the deceased.

No change in school timings
: As the region continues to reel under intense cold wave, the Gurgaon district administration on Sunday has asked the government as well as private schools in the district to continue school timings from 10 am to 3 pm for another week. District Magistrate Rajender Kataria issued orders in this regard today. The timings were changed taking into consideration the ongoing weather conditions.

1 held for helping robbers
: A man, who gave shelter to robbers, has been arrested by the CIA branch of the Kaithal police. The accused identified as Jasbir Singh of Chandoli, Panipat, has been sent in the judicial custody. SSP Sandeep Khirwar said here on Sunday that Jasbir Singh had given shelter to Surinder Singh of Kaithal and Sandeep of Badala in Hisar district. The two accused were wanted by the police for their alleged involvement in looting Rs 10. 75 lakh from an accountant of a local Maruti dealer on November 3.

Office-bearers elected
: The District Bar Association, Kurukshetra, elected its office-bearers here on Saturday. Amar Singh Malik was elected president, Mohit Tandon vice-president, Jagrup Singh - general secretary, Praveen Chopra - joint secretary and Kuldip Singh was elected treasurer by returning officer Vikram Singh.

Villager killed in accident
: Laxman Singh Yadav (30), a resident of Dhani Sundroj village, near here, died when the car he was travelling in reportedly collided with a tractor-trailer on the Dharuhera-Nandrampur Bas road on Saturday. The mishap occurred when he was on his way to Nandrampur Bas. 

Farmers block traffic: Farmers from Nahar, Jhal, Juddi, Sadat Nagar, Surehli and several other villages of the Kosli region blocked traffic on the Kosli-Kanina road near the wildlife sanctuary of Nahar on Sunday. Kuldeep Yadav, sarpanch of Nahar village, Gajraj Singh, sarpanch of Jhal, and elders of other villages said over 200 stray cows, which stayed in the sanctuary, had become a scourge for them. They strayed into their fields and destroyed crops. They said even after repeated requests made to Rohtak MP Deepender Singh Hooda and other officials concerned, the menace continued unabated.

Woman commits suicide
: Pravesh, mother of two girls, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the roof of her house in Bichpuri on Saturday. The police has registered a case of dowry death against her husband Jagbir and his parents - Baljit and Premvati - on the complaint of Pravesh’s father Attar Singh of Mirzapur village in Hisar district. Attar Singh alleged that her in-laws used to torture her for more dowry.


4 arrested with charas
: The police has seized 5 kg of charas and a cash of Rs 19,000 and arrested four persons, including three women, in this connection at Bijbehara in Anantnag district. 

Illicit timber seized: The police seized about 25 cubic feet of illicit timber from the Bandsaw Mill belonging to Mohammad Ramzan Yatoo from Hayatpora in the Chadoora area of Budgam district. 

Woman killed in mishap: A woman died when she was hit by a tractor at Shankerpora, Dooru, in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, the police said here.


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