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Students bag top positions:
Baba Farid College, Bathinda, achieved 100 per cent result in MSc (Physics) III semester. The result was declared by the Punjabi University, Patiala. A total of 24 students had appeared in the examination. Student Pinki Rani, Harvinder Singh and Manbir Singh obtained first, second and third position respectively. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal, MD Baba Farid Group of Institutions congratulated the staff and the students. The associate director of the institutions, Pardeep Kaura greeted all the students and teachers.

Dr Zora Singh is IMA chief:
Indian Medical Association (IMA) Chandigarh president and chairman of the Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes, has been re-elected as the president of the Chandigarh Chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) for the fourth consecutive year. Dr Zora Singh has been successfully running the administration of the IMA for the last three years. Considering his commendable performance, Dr Zora Singh had been selected by the National Award Committee for the prestigious 'President IMA appreciation award for the best adjudged president of a state branch' for the year 2007-08.

Recruitment postponed:
On account of administrative reasons, the date for the recruitment of constables and armed constables for the district police has been changed from April 1 to April 9, 2010. According to the press release by SSP Rakesh Aggarwal, all the applicants have been called for getting the admit cards, roll numbers and other instructions at Police Lines on April 9, 2010 at 8 am.

Inclusive education seminar:
A seminar on ‘Inclusive Education at School Level in Punjab and Haryana’ was held on Monday in the Dasmesh Girls College of Education, Badal (Muktsar), in collaboration with ICSSR. Dr SS Gill, vice-chancellor of Baba Farid university of Health Sciences was chief guest on the occasion. Dr Sujata Bhan, reader from SNDT Women University, Mumbai, Dr Kulwinder Singh, chairman department of education and community services, Punjabi university Patiala, Dr SN Ghosh chairman, departmnet of Psychology, HP University, Shimla, were the resource persons. Presidential remarks were given by Prof. MR Chilana (NCERT), New Delhi) , Dr SS Sangha, director of the college, also spoke at the seminar.

Two killed
: Two persons, Mandip Singh of Nawanshahr and Balbir Singh of Chahal Khurd village, were killed on the spot when the Maruti car they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck near Kahma village here.



War veteran dead:
Brig Karan Singh, a former Director of the Indian Army’s Remount and Veterinary Corps, died at his farmhouse on Tuesday. He was 93. He is survived by his widow, two sons and three daughters. His younger son, Dr Virendra Singh, is the Director of the Haryana Veterinary Vaccine Research Institute here.

Girl crushed to death:
A minor girl was crushed to death by a truck on the Rewari road near Silana village here on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Priya (8), daughter of Pratap, resident of Khakrana village. According to reports, Priya along with her mother had gone to her fields in the morning. She was crossing the road when a truck coming from the opposite direction ran over her. She suffered serious injuries while the truck driver fled from the spot after the incident. Later, she was rushed to the PGIMS, Rohtak, where she died. The police has registered a case in this regard.

Media Personality Award:
Shiv Bhattia, media adviser to Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has been awarded best Media Personality Award- 2009. Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj CP Joshi conferred the award on Bhattia at a function held at FICCI Auditorium here on Monday.

Arms prohibited:
As a precautionary step for maintaining peace and tranquillity during the Commonwealth Games scheduled for October 2010 in Delhi, DM Ajit Joshi has prohibited carrying of arms and firearms from April 1 to June 30, in the jurisdiction of the Sonepat district that is a part of the National Capital Region. He has also ordered all license holders of firearms to deposit their weapons at the nearest police stations or to fire arms dealers.

Office-bearers elected: The working committee of the Teachers’ Welfare Association of the Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalya, Khanpur Kalan, on Tuesday conducted elections for office-bearers of the association under the supervision of Dr Rajesh Hooda, chief returning officer. Dr Pawan, assistant professor, Department of Laws, was elected the president of the association, whereas Dr Rajiv Malik became the vice-president.

Signature campaign held: BJP activists, led by state media in charge Rajiv Jain and his wife Kavita Jain, MLA, on Tuesday put a stall outside the local railway station and obtained signature of around 8,000 people against inflation and price rise of essential commodities under their nation wide signature campaign.



17 bovines rescued:
The Lakhanpur police on Tuesday rescued 17 bovines, which were being transported in two trucks from the Maghar Khad area here. It said both trucks were impounded and a case was registered.

2 killed in mishaps:
Two persons were killed and three injured in road accidents across the Kashmir valley on Tuesday. A tipper hit Tata Sumo near the Galander National Highway, Awantipora, resulting in the death of Sumo driver Irshad Ahmed Bhat. In another accident, four injured were shifted to SKIMS, Soura, where Showkat Ali Khan of Awoora, Kupwara, died.

Baby’s body found: The body of a newborn baby was found wrapped in a plastic bag under the seat of a passenger bus at Lolipora Beerwah, Budgam. Meanwhile, Mohammad Akbar Denda of Reyar Khan Sahib, Budgam, died under mysterious circumstances at the residence of Fayaz Ahmad Kanth of Nadir Gund.

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