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Board meeting
: The district has maximum number of ex-servicemen in the country and to provide education facilities to their children a polytechnic would be set up at Uchi Bassi, near Dasuya, very shortly. Disclosing this in the quarterly meeting of the District Sainik Welfare Board here on Friday, its Chairman-cum-Deputy Commissioner Megh Raj said a Central School would also be opened on the Mahilpur-Jaijon road for the welfare of children of ex-servicemen.

2 farmers electrocuted
: Two farmers were electrocuted when their combine harvester came in contact with electricity wires on Friday in Maan Majra (Manna) village. The deceased have been identified as Harpinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh. A case under Section 174 of the CrPC has been registered.

Two cops held:
The Jagroan police has arrested two cops on the charge of drug trafficking. Balwinder Singh, the driver of the DSP (city), and Kuldip Singh, at present under suspension, were caught red-handed while allegedly supplying opium to a drug dealer. The Jagraon police got the information about the smuggling of opium from a drug addict. During preliminary interrogation, the arrested cops revealed that they had purchased opium from Kullu (Himachal Pradesh). Kuldip was recently arrested twice on charges of drug smuggling and under the Immoral Trafficking Act and was under suspension.

Workshop: A workshop on “Research methodology” was organised by students of MSc nursing at Shri Guru Ram Dass College of Nursing here on Friday. Inaugurating the workshop, Dr Rachpal Singh Bharaj, a leading orthopaedician, said scientific growth could not take place without research.

Body found
: An unidentified body of a male was found near Chakki railway station here today. According to railway police, the body was lying in the bushes near the railway station on Jammu-Delhi track. The body has been kept for identification at the civil hospital. A case has been registered.



Release of roll numbers: Four students of the Department of Defence Studies, Panjab University, on Friday sought intervention of the Dean University Instructions (DUI), claiming that the department chairperson had deliberately detained their roll numbers. Stating in their letter that the chairperson had no right to stop them from appearing in the exams, the students demanded that the roll numbers of the students be released soon. On contacting, the DUI said, “Students will be permitted to appear in the exams, since the exams are approaching, but their results will be released only after the issue is sorted out after due investigation.”

Nominated: Former Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof KN Pathak has been nominated as the member to the court of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi. The tenure Pathak will be for three years. The Chancellor of the university and the Governor of Delhi have made the nomination.

Lecture: The ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre, Chandigarh, in collaboration with UGC-SAP, Department of Political Science, Panjab University is organising the lecture of Dr Shibashis Chatterjee, Associate Professor, Jadavpur University, Kolkata on Monday. The lecture will be on “Global Power Shifts and Indian Foreign Policy” at 3.00 pm at ICSSR Seminar Hall, PU Campus.

Annual function: Kendriya Vidyalya, Sector 47, celebrated its annual function at the LECMA Auditorium on Friday. AOC and chairman VMC Air Rajeev Sachdeva was the chief guest who congratulated the school authorities for the cultural performance. Principal CP Chaudhri highlighted the achievements of the school.

Friendly cricket match: The Bhavan Vidyalya started with its academic session on Friday with a friendly cricket match for its staff members. The match had school students as spectators who were excited to see their teachers and principal either hitting commendable shots or struggling with the bat. Pooja Dhir was adjudged the best player.

Best out of waste: St Joseph Senior Secondary School, Sector 44 organised a ‘Best out of waste’ competition for the school students on Friday. Students were supposed to create decorative items from the waste and discarded objects like broken plastic, old newspapers etc. The students left all mesmerised by creating articles like tumblers, paper temples, birthday caps, folders, paper bags etc.

Doc awarded: Dr Yash Paul Sharma, Addition Professor of PGIMER has been selected for “ The Best Citizen of India Award 2010” by the International Publication House, New Delhi, for the recognition of his exceptional caliber and outstanding performance in the field of Cardiology and health care system.

World biomedical lab day: To commemorate “World Biomedical Laboratory Science Day”, the Bio-medical Laboratory Technologists here and its adjoining states, organised its VIth Chandigarh Chapter and Scientific seminar-cum-Continuous Medical Education Programme on Thursday at Bhargava auditorium of PGI. The day had a special significance to provide scientific information and resource in virtually all aspects of the lab.


Wheat crop worth Rs 70,000 gutted
: Wheat crop worth thousands of rupees was burnt to ashes in Pinjore on Thursday. Nek Ram and Sri Ram, farmers, told The Tribune that due to breaking of a live electric wire connected to a transformer in their fields of Johluwal village of Pinjore block, wheat crop of more than Rs 70,000 was gutted. The farmers had urged to the local and the district administration to compensate them for their loss. They had blamed the department of the UHBVN for this loss. The farmers submitted applications to SDM, Kalka, DC, Panchkula, tehsildar, Kalka, and officials of the UHBVN regarding this.

In-laws booked: The Pinjore police had registered a case against in-laws of Aruna, who died on Thursday in mysterious circumstances in Kalka Civil Hospital. Police sources revealed that on the complaint of Kishan Lal, father of Aruna, a case under Section 304 of the IPC had been registered against Rajesh, Aruna’s husband, her father-in-law, mother-in-law and sister-in-law. According to sources, Rajesh frequently used to quarrel with his wife in an inebriated condition.

Woman dies of burns: Sukhdeep Kaur, a resident of Surajpur Power House of Kalka subdivision, who had sustained severe burn injuries on April 12, succumbed to her burn injuries on Friday in the PGI, Chandigarh. Police said a case under Section 307 of the IPC had been registered against Kartar Singh, father-in-law, and Bimla, mother-in-law, as the deceased had given statement before a magistrate against the duo.

Scribe bereaved: Vivek Saxena (45), only son of Vishnu Saxena, a correspondent of a Hindi daily from Pinjore, died here on Thursday. According to sources, the death occurred due to leakage of gas in Jugliana Chemical Company at Janjrola, Muradabad, on Wednesday, where Vivek was working as an assistant manager. He was rushed to Appolo Hospital in Delhi where he succumbed to his burn injuries. Press Club, Kalka, and Patarkar Ekta Parishad, Pinjore, organised emergency meetings to pay homage to the departed soul.

Science symposium
: Dhriti and Gaurav of Saupin’s School, Sector 9, here bagged the first prize in the Future City Project in the ICSE Schools Science Symposium held on Friday at St Xavier’s School, Chandigarh. Pavneet and Sambhavi from the school won the first prize in collage making competition. Principal Upasna Babuta said students from different ICSE schools participated in different categories like project on future city, bio-magnification, collage making, science quiz, etc. She also congratulated the students and their parents.

Annual function begins: Malhaar 2010, a technical, sports and cultural annual function, held at Swami Devi Dyal Group of Professional Institutes Barwala, was inaugurated on Friday by Naraingarh MLA Ram Kishan Gujjar at the college complex. Gujjar exhorted the students to be serious in studies and should also take keen interest in extra curricular activities viz sports and cultural events. Earlier, the cultural fest started with a welcome song followed by bhangra performed by students of Pharmacy College.



Road link sought
: Charging the successive state governments with neglecting villages inhabited by Scheduled Castes (SCs), the Dalit Sena today demanded that developmental activities should be accelerated in the under-developed and far-flung villages. In a statement issued here today, the Dalit Sena alleged that a decision to connect Suranga and Kunthal of Thathri tehsil of Doda districts with road was taken way back in 1987, but till date no action has been taken. The authorities have neglected these two villages without any reason, they added.

Body recovered: The body of a 37-year-old man was found from the Gangyal area on Friday morning, the police said here. It further said the body was lying under a tree and it was sent to hospital for a post mortem. The identity of the deceased could not be ascertained.

Srinagar-Leh highway reopens:
After remaining closed for traffic for over five months due to inclement weather, Srinagar-Leh National Highway, the only road linking frontier Ladakh with rest of Jammu and Kashmir, was thrown open for light vehicles. The 434-km highway was thrown open for vehicular traffic, a month ahead of the schedule after getting nod from the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) that maintains the arterial road, an official spokesman said. The decision to reopen the 11,578-feet-high Zoji-La Pass for light vehicles was taken at a joint meeting chaired by Transport Minister Qamar Ali Akhoon during his inspection of the road at Zero point on April 13, he said.


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