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Students honoured:
Meritorious students, including Nikhil Juneja of Bathinda, Nazia and Seema of Jalalabad and Davinder Singh of Rania (Haryana) who have been figured in the top-ten merit list in BHMS (II year) examination by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, were honoured during a brief function at the Homoeopathic Medical College here today. Principal Dr Rajinder Girdhar gave away the prizes.

Extempore competition held:
An extempore competition was held on Friday by the Hindi Association under the guidance of Prof Rushatdeep Singla at the Meera College of Education, Sardulewala, Mansa on the eve of the World Book Day. Principal Dr Prabhjot Kaur spoke about the importance of books. The winners were awarded by the principal and members of the managing committee Vijay Lehri, Mahesh Garg and Rajinder Garg.

Fancy dress: A fancy dress competition was organised for children between one and five years of age on the second day of the Global Peace Fair on Wednesday evening. The fair is being organised by the Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Bathinda. About 70 students from different schools participated in the competition. The winners of the competition were given prizes.

Eye camp: The Bathinda Vikas Manch organised a free eye check-up camp in the Central Jail here. More than 150 inmates were examined at the camp. Medines were also given to the patients.

Anti-polio drops: As part of a drive, anti-polio drops will be administered from April 25 to April 27 to 16,435 children of migrants in the district. The drops will also be administered to the children (upto five years of age) residing at 170 brick kilns. This was stated by Civil Surgeon Dr ID Goyal here on Friday.

General category welfare body: Speaking against the education department's statement for thinking to modify the seniority list of the lecturers' cadre, activists of the General Category Welfare Federation, Punjab, lodged resentment, here on Friday. They said the modification of the list would mean reconsideration of the promotions given to the lecturers in February 2010. In a pres release, the activists of the union termed it an expression of the officials bowing to the “undue” pressure built by a handful of employees belonging to the reserved category.

2 killed in LPG explosion:
Two labourers were killed in an LPG cylinder explosion that took place at a textile mill here on Friday. Police sources informed that the textile mill was recently sold ou. To remove some machinery, the labourers had brought a cylinder on a jeep and while it was being pulled down, it exploded.

Painting exhibition
: A three-day exhibition of sculptures and paintings “Vision” was inaugurated at Rajindra Gymkhana Club on Friday. The exhibition is being organised by AC Sagar and his granddaughter Naqsh. Around 31 sculptures of Lords Krishna and Ganesha and 26 paintings have been put on display at the exhibition. 



Eye clinic: A complete unit with latest machinery for eye check-up has been established at Sood Bhawan, Sector 44-A, here. 

Nod to ward committees: UT administrator Shiv Raj Patil has given a go-ahead for the constitution of ward committees by the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation. There will be 26 committees, which are being formed after a gap of one year. It will be headed by the area councillor and have residents and nominated councillors as the key members. 

Awarded: The fifth Ajit Singh Bagri Award Samaroh was held at Community Centre in Sector 38 here on Thursday. PP Arya, former professor of Panjab University, presided over the seminar, which was organised by the Punjab Government Pensioners Association.The awards were conferred on Sudagar Singh Grewal for his life-long services to the Punjab government employees, Shamir Singh, a veteran leader of Punjab Cooperative Agricultural Development Bank and Om Parkash, former president of theMarkfed Employees Union.



Vets defer strike
: The Haryana Veterinary Association, which is protesting against the alleged anomalies in pay scales and demanding on par status with civil doctors, today decided to defer its strike and proposed mass casual leave scheduled for April 28 and 29. The decision was taken after the CM assured the association of considering its demands sympathetically. President of the association Dr Rajbir Chahal briefed the members about the meeting held with Hooda yesterday. 



6 held for bovine smuggling
: The Kathua police on Thursday claimed to have foiled two bids of bovine smuggling and arrested six persons from Kathua and Lakhanpur. The police said nakas were laid at various areas in the district and 11 bovines were rescued from a truck and four persons were arrested from outside Kathua city. In another incident, five bovines were rescued from Lakhanpur, which were being ferried to Srinagar in a load carrier, the police said. Two persons were arrested. 

Central varsity VC: The Student- Scholar Joint Action Committee has demanded that a local person be appointed the Vice-Chancellor of Central University, Jammu. The committee said in a statement that the candidate for the post be preferably selected from Jammu University. 

Charas seized: The police seized 700 grams of charas from the possession of Nazir Ahmad Wani in Anantnag on Friday. In another incident, the police seized 500 bottles of Recodex from a medical godown of Shabir Ahmad Zerik and Vakeel Ahmad, both residents of Bijbehara.

Protest against water shortage:The youth wing of the PDP today held a protest against the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department for the shortage of potable water in some areas of the city.The members of the wing alleged that the department had failed to cater the need of drinking water of people in various areas. They demanded that the department should streamline the water supply quickly in the affected areas.

Development programme:The Engineers Development Council today started a three-day executive development programme at Hotel Asia.The programme was inaugurated by GM Saroori, Minister for Road, Building & Mechanical Engineering. Around 39 senior engineers from the state government will participate in the programme. 

NC worker shot dead
: A worker of the NC was shot dead and his son injured when some militants barged into their house and fired upon them at Hajin in Bandipore district on Thursday night. The police here said militants shot dead Sonaullah War and injured his son Muzaffar Ahmad War at their residence in Hajin township, about 30 km north of here. The injured was admitted to the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura. The militants called Sonaullah out of his home and fired upon him and his son. 

Urdu poet felicitated: The State Academy of Art, Culture and Languages here on Thursday organised a function to felicitate eminent Urdu writer, poet and broadcaster Ashfaq Hussain, who was born in Pakistan and settled in Canada. In a face-to-face interactive session at the academy headquarters here, the contemporary trends and the present position of Urdu language and literature were thoroughly discussed. Ashfaq Hussain has been instrumental in popularising Urdu. The function was presided over by former Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir and noted academic Prof. Hamidi Kashmiri, while former director Doordarshan Farooq Nazki was the guest of honour.


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