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Avneet KaurAvneet wins silver: Bathinda-based rifle shooter Avneet Kaur Sidhu on Sunday won a silver medal (individual category) in the 33rd Intershoot competition held at Haque in Netherlands. Avneet scored 495, 5 scores and missed gold by just two points. However, she won three gold medals in the team category in the competition. Avneet is an Arjuna awardee and had represented India in the Beijing Olympics, 2008.


Six hurt in road mishap: Six persons sustained injuries when a canter hit the car they were travilling in on the Bathinda-Mansa road near Delhi railway crossing on Sunday. Volunteers of the Sahara Jan Seva rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to the Civil Hospital here. They informed that the injured were going from Bathinda to Kalianwali. The Sadar police officials stated that two of the injured were referred to a private hospital while others had been discharged.

Gurbanta Singh remembered
: The 30th death anniversary of former Agriculture Minister Master Gurbanta Singh was observed at his paternal Dhaliwal village in Jalandhar. Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Mohinder Singh Kaypee, Punjab Youth Congress President and MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, senior leaders Amarjit Singh Samra, Rana Gurjit Singh and former minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh were among those present at the function.



One held with 7.5-kg ganja: The police has arrested Ashok Kumar (19), a resident of Uttar Pradesh, and recovered 7.50 kg ganja from his possession at Colony No 5 here today. SHO Yashpal Vinayak said the accused had brought ganja from his native place near Mugalserai in Uttar Pradesh to sell it in Chandigarh.



Stolen goods recovered
: At the instance of the two miscreants - Sant Lal of Rohtak district and Mahipal of Sonepat district - the Model Town police here has recovered stolen goods as well as the truck. The truck, which contained packing material worth Rs 17 lakh, had reportedly been looted by the miscreants from truck driver Ayaz Khan on the Rewari-Bawal road at Karnawas village, 6 km from here, on January 29. The incident took place when Ayaz Khan was going to Jaipur where he was to deliver the goods. A case was registered and the duo was arrested.

Arya’s appointment: Functionaries of various voluntary organisations of the Ahirwal region participated in the Abhinandan Samaroh held under the joint auspices of the Lions Club, Swatantrata Senani Laxman Singh Yadav Memorial Samiti, Babu Balmukund Gupt Patrakarita and the Sahitya Sanrakshan Parishad to felicitate veteran freedom fighter Hari Ram Arya, newly appointed chairman of the Haryana State Swatantrata Senani Samman Samiti, here on Friday. Highlighting Arya’s contribution in the freedom movement, Hindi literature and the domain of social service, Swami Sharnanand asserted that Arya epitomised the spirit of genuine nationalismand was a true hero.

Intensive Care Ambulance: The Arogyadham Charitable Trust has introduced the services of Intensive Care Ambulance for patients. The ambulance has been donated by managing director of the Dafin Group of Industries Pradeep Jain. The founder and president of the trust, Vivek Jain, said facilities like ventilator, DFib, pacemaker, para-monitor and refrigerator would be available in the ambulance for taking patients to Delhi hospitals under safe and protective conditions.

Workshop on NGO partnership: The department of social work of Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidylaya, Khanpur Kalan, on Saturday organised a one-day workshop on “NGO Partnership in Haryana”. Experts from as many as 35 NGOs participated in the workshop to share their experiences with the students of the university. The workshop emphasised on enhancing the quality of social service amongst the needful and on measures of making it available to the largest number of needful. It was felt that there was a need to coordinate and collaborate the activities and functioning of different government departments and the NGOs.

Campus placements: As many as 58 engineering students of the Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal (Sonepat), were selected by Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) after two days of campus placement exercise. The selected students included 24 each of computer engineering and electronics engineering, six of electrical engineering and four of mechanical engineering. Training and Placement Officer Dr Virender Singh Ahlawat said as many as 215 students appeared in the online test on Wednesday and 105 of them qualified for the interview. The interview was conducted on Thursday.

: Kurukshetra University has allowed reevaluation of answer books of BDS exams wef July/August 2009 in conformity with the BDS Course Regulations - 2007 of the Dental Council of India. Stating this here recently, KU examinations controller Dr Hukam Singh said the candidate should apply on a prescribed form with a reevaluation fee of Rs 1,000 per answer book (s) (without late fee) within 10 days from the date of the notification i.e. January 29, 2010, to the Administrative Officer (Re-evaluation), Kurukshetra University. Thereafter, a late fee of Rs 500 will be charged up to seven days, he added.



5 houses gutted
: Five residential houses were gutted in a fire at Malik Sahib Safakadal, Srinagar. The fire that broke out due to electric short circuit in the house of Ghulam Mohammad Khan soon spread to the adjacent four houses. The fire was brought under control. One fireman received minor injuries while extinguishing the fire. No loss of life was reported.

Soldier found dead: A soldier of the 42 Rashtrya Rifles stationed in Tral was found dead under ‘mysterious circumstances’. As per a police spokesperson, Lance Naik Rochyach Hong was found dead in his bed last night under suspicious condition.


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