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Students get placement:
Richa Bajaj, Bhupinder Singh and Sanjiv Malik have topped in different streams among students of the Vth semester in Abohar Polytechnic College here, principal Subhash Ahuja informed. As per result announced recently by the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training, 75 per cent students of the institution have been declared successful. Meanwhile, Richa Bajaj and Gagandeep Kaur have also been selected for placement by the Mohali-based NM InfoTech.

Meeting held: The unemployed multi-purpose health workers and Asha workers held meetings at Nehru Park here, shouted slogans against the state government and later submitted memorandums to Satish Chandra, principal secretary, health department, in presence of Laxmi Kanta Chawla, health minister, urging them to accept their long-pending demands.

Drug, bikes seized: In an offensive against drug trafficking and incidents of thefts, the Sriganganagar district police on Sunday stormed the infamous Mohalla Chhajgiria early morning and carried door-to-door search. As per the action monitored by the new SP Rupinder Singh, police parties led by officials from all district town police stations cordoned off the locality before going in for the search. The police confirmed having recovered five gram smack and four motorcycles that are believed to have been stolen. Meanwhile, the traffic police too set up nakas and issued 85 challans under the Motor Vehicles Act besides seizing 10 vehicles.

Wheat crop gutted:
Several incidents related to destruction of standing wheat crop due to fire were reported today at various places in the district. At village Badhni, Gukab Singh on the Ferozpur-Moga road, three acres of standing wheat crop belonging to Jashan Singh went up in flames. Fire tenders from the city and cantonment fire stations reached the site and it took two hours to control the fire. Meanwhile, at village Chahal near Mallanwala, standing crop in over four acres was destroyed due to spark in electric wires. Judge Singh, the affected farmer said that the fire was controlled in time. In yet another incident from Mandi Rodanwali near village Khuranj, over five acres of standing crop was damaged. Four acres of crop belonged to Mander Singh whereas another acre belonged to Bohar Singh.

Forum order
: The District Consumer Redressal Forum has ordered Tibrewal Tubes of Hoshiarpur and Oyster Bath Concepts Private Limited, New Delhi, and its Jalandhar branch to replace a defective steam room “Oyster Bath” with a new one of the same make and model or refund the amount (Rs 1,68,410) along with interest of 9 per cent per annum. The complainant is Ravi Kumar Jain of the local Bharwain Road, who will also get litigation expenses of Rs 1,000. The equipment had problems since its installation in 2008. 

Sohain gets  Rs 20 lakh for development
: Manpreet Singh Ayali, Chairman, Zila Parishad, Ludhiana, has handed over Rs 20 lakh to Sohain village sarpanch Gurmail Singh. Out of this, Rs.10 lakh would be spent for constructing and repairing streets and sewage system besides sanitations. Rs 5 lakh would be spent on the renovation of a village pond under the new natural treatment plant system. Rs 2 lakh would be spent on constructing a boundary wall of the school, Rs 2 lakh on a village gymnasium and Rs 1 lakh on other developmental activities. 

Feeder for Hans Kalan: A separate rural and urban residential feeder for Hans Kalan village and high voltage distribution system for the agricultural sector was inaugurated by PS Gill, PSEB chief engineer, Central Zone, Ludhiana. Gill also promised to get main power transformer at Heran village upgraded to 20 MW. 

: Dr Rabinder Singh Sobti has done the city proud by topping in the All-India Examination of Critical Care Medicine conducted by the National Board of Examination, Dwarka, New Delhi. Dr Sobti has opted for a fellowship in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi. 

Medical camp: The Rising Youth Association has organised a medical check-up camp for students at Government Primary School, Chander Nagar, Ludhiana. A team of doctors from Medicity Hospital examined 300 students and 150 other patients.

New judges: Legal fraternity extended a warm welcome to the new additional sessions judges Karamjit Singh Kang, Arunvir Vashishst and Mandeep Pannu, judicial magistrates Deepti Gupta, Gurpreet Kaur, Vipindeep Kaur, Raman Kumar, Vikrant Kumar and Rajwinder Singh. 

Miss World  Punjaban-2010: The Miss World Punjaban- 2010 contest would soon be organised in Chandigarh and Ludhiana. Gursaran Bajaj, general secretary, disclosed that any Punjabi girl between the age group of 17 to 25 years could participate in the event. There is no entry fee and forms can be downloaded from www.missworldpunjaban.in <http://www.missworldpunjaban.in> <<http://www.missworldpunjaban.in>>. 



Rural lok adalat
: As many as 67 cases were settled in a rural lok adalat and reconciliation camp held at Government School, Guliana, on Sunday. Additional District and Sessions Judge AK Shori presided over the proceedings. Chief Judicial Magistrate and secretary, District Legal Service Authority, Rajesh Garg said 89 cases pertaining to Guliana, Baba Ladana, Kithana, Songri, Taragarh, Sandhal Kheri, Kheri Raiwali, Badsikri Khurd, Badsikri Kalan and Rohera villages were taken up and 67 settled and disposed off with the mutual consent of parties. 

2 killed in accident
: Two youths were killed when the motorcycle they were riding on collided head-on with a car on the Rewari-Narnaul road, near Bhalki village, 18 km from here, on Sunday. Car driver Dr Prashant and two other occupants of the car - Priyanka Yadav, wife of Dheeraj Yadav, and her son Gaurav (11) - sustained injuries in the accident. The deceased have been identified as Harish Kumar (31) of Gurgaon district and Mahesh Kumar (26) of Alwar district of Rajasthan. The mishap occurred when the youths were on their way to Surajgarh town of Rajasthan while Priyanka and Gaurav were coming to Rewari. 

Office-bearers elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Rewari District Bar Association. Raghuvir Singh Yadav - president, Chandan Sinmgh Yadav - vice-president, Sunil Kumar - secretary, Anoop Prakash - joint secretary, and Sandeep Yadav - treasurer. They were administered the oath of office by Returning Officer Hawa Singh at a ceremony held here on Saturday. The newly-elected president, Raghuvir Singh Yadav, said he would make all efforts to keep the dignity of the Bar and would not allow any such thing to happen that could lower the prestige of the Bar members. 

Truck driver looted: Four armed miscreants looted Rs 5,000 and two mobile phones from truck driver Sukhbir Singh Gujjar, a resident of Bawal, at gunpoint while he was sleeping inside the truck parked outside a factory in Industrial Estate, near Bawal, on Saturday. The miscreants, who were reportedly travelling in a pick-up van, fled with the booty. On a complaint filed by the victim, the Kasaula police has registered a case of robbery in this regard. 

Stone laid: The Finance, Irrigation, Forest and Environment Minister, Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, laid the foundation stone of two canal-based rural water supply schemes, one each at Phadni and Bamber villages, near here, on Saturday. He said the two schemes, which would be accomplished at a total cost of Rs 2.43 crore, would provide drinking water to residents of 18 surrounding villages. 

Pre-hospital manual
: A pre-hospital life support manual was released by Dr SS Sangwan, Vice-Chancellor of the Pt BD Sharma University of Health Sciences, here, recently. It is written by Dr Kundan Mittal, professor in the department of pediatrics. — OC


11 bovines rescued
: The Kathua police has foiled a bovine smuggling bid and rescued 11 bovines from a truck from the Nagri area on Saturday late night. The police said acting on a tip off, a naka was laid and a truck, carrying the bovines, was stopped at the Nagri area. The driver fled away from the spot, but the truck was impounded and bovines were rescued. A case has been registered and the police is investigating the matter. 

Hideout busted : Security forces have busted a hideout and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in Doda district. Acting on a tip-off, troops of the Territorial Army on Saturday busted a hideout in the Khankote area and recovered a .12- bore rifle with two rounds of ammunition, 10 rounds of AK ammunition, 8-meter safety fuse, 3 detonators and 10 kg of assorted ration, sources said. No one, however, was arrested in this regard, they added. 

Tributes paid to Mehjoor:
Prof. Saifuddin Soz, president of the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC), paid tributes to Shair-e-Kashmir Mehjoor on his death anniversary on Saturday. “Mehjoor was not only known for his poetry, but he was true representative of aspirations and emotions of people of Kashmir,” he said. A function was organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Mehjoor Foundation. Khilati-e-Mehjhoor award was posthumously presented to Munshi Mohammad Din Fauq, a historian, and Sufi poet Samad Mir and Sufi Gulam Mohammad, a writer and journalist. The other awardees included Avtar Krishan Rehbar, a writer and broadcaster, Ayash Aarif, a producer and actor, Arif Hussain Nengro, a research scholar of Kashmiri language and literature. 


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