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Bassi Pathana
50 units of blood collected:
Baba Zorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Sports and Gen Club, Behram Pur, organised a blood donation camp today. Yashvir Mahajan, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated the camp. As many as 50 units of blood were collected. Mahajan appreciated the efforts of the sports club. He urged youngsters to donate blood. Manjit Singh, patron of the club, enlisted achievements of the club.

41 students selected: Around 41 students were picked up by various companies during the mega job fair organised by the Cordia Group of Institutions at Sanghol. Students from different streams like MBA, MSc (IT), BTech, BCA and MCA took the written test.

Parents’ orientation day:
The Radcliffe School, Bathinda, organized the parents orientation day today. The function began with a welcome speech by principal SK Jana. He dwelt on the mission, facilities and innovative methods of teaching in the school like ICT methodology to impart quality education. The school has day care facility till 6 pm for working parents and also for extra-curricular activities including yoga and taekwondo. The function concluded with the speech of BR Goyal, the educational consultant of the school. Wing Commander (retd) HS Bhullar in his speech said there was need to focus on imparting education and building character, all values which have seen considerable erosion of late.

Seminar on foreign studies: BetterThink, in partnership with British Council, held a seminar on overseas education at its centre at GK Plaza, GT Road, Moga, on Sunday. The aim of the seminar was to remove myths about foreign education. British Council representative Harjot started the seminar with a session on the importance of IELTS. It may be recollected that IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP and the University of Cambridge. Centre owner Gaurav Gupta said, “Students are misled by agents. We offer free career mapping, free course selection counselling, free visa filing and free pre-departure counselling for students.”



The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 33-A: President: DS Lamba; senior vice-president: Satish C Aggarwal; vice-presidents: GS Brar and Parampal Singh; general secretary: KL Verma; joint secretaries: Rajpal Singh and Hardev Singh; finance secretary: DV Chopra; auditor: RD Gupta; secretary: MS Sudan.

Arjun Nagpal has done the city proud by winning the first-ever SD Sharma best sustainable design award during the 19th A3F Fest held at Chandigarh National Museum and Art Gallery on April 3. Arun, a resident of Sector 9, and student of department of architecture, NIT Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), said the A3F Foundation was established in 2004 by city-based architect Sangeet Sharma with a goal of promoting sustainable architecture in the region and was named after famous architect SD Sharma who worked on Chandigarh project with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret.

Raipur Rani (Panchkula)
8 students hired:
Eight MBA students (final year) were selected during the 16-day joint mega employment fest which began at Shree Ram Mulkh Group of Professional Institutions (SRMGPI) complex on Monday. Companies like HDFC Bank, Money Matter INC, Unicon Investment Solutions, DBS Cholamandalam, Spectraforce Technologies Inc, Aegon Religare, Advanced Technology, HCL Infosystems Ltd and Metlife India are expected to visit the fest.

Job fair: The Dolphin (PG) College of Life Sciences organised a job fair on the college campus. Companies like Panacea Biotech, Lalru; Princeton Review, Mohali; Hash Biotech, Mohali; Bio Age, Mohali; ESICO, Panchkula; Ind Swift Ltd, Dera Bassi; IEEC Delhi; Chromus Biotech, Delhi; ADI Biosolution, Mohali; ICICI Chandigarh visited the fair.

Four booked for assault:
The police booked four persons in an assault case on the complaint of Sunil Gupta, resident of Mani Majra here today. The accused have been identified as Somnath and his three sons. According to the police, the complainant alleged that he was assaulted by the accused while he visited furniture market at Baltana on Sunday morning. A case has been registered.



One killed, 3 hurt in mishaps:
One person was killed and three others were injured in different road accidents across the Kashmir valley on Monday. Bashir Ahmad Malik of Patipora fell from a tractor.The driver of the tractor fled along with the vehicle from the spot. Malik was shifted to hospital where he died. In other accidents, three more persons were killed.


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