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Cricket tourney
: Hasrat Verma and Adil Charaya of the LRS DAV Senior Secondary School here were declared man of the match as the team defeated Lucknow and Bathinda during the SP Sinha national cricket tournament that concluded at Dehradun recently, coach Ravi Kumar informed on Wednesday. They were honoured during the morning assembly here.

Newspaper reading contest: Simran, Anureet, Sukhmanjit, Mehakdeep and Shabadjot topped in their respective category during the newspaper reading competition that was organised at Amrit Model School here on Wednesday. Veena Watts was the judge. Principal Shyamali Kalra honoured the winners.

One killed in road mishap
: Kuldeep Singh (30), resident of Dhilwan village, was killed whereas his companion Kulwant Singh was seriously injured when the motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a mini-truck near Aliwal here today. Kuldeep Singh and Kulwant Singh were coming from the Fatehgarh Churian side, while the truck was going towards the Fatehgarh Churian side. Kulwant was admitted to the Civil Hospital, while the body of Kuldeep was taken to the same hospital for post-mortem examination. The driver of the truck fled from the spot.

Career counselling camp
: Local St. Xavier’s School organised a career counselling camp for the students of class XI and XII on Wednesday, in which they were motivated to meet the challenges in future. During the session, Colonel Tarun Narula and Wing Commander Anurag Gupta exhorted the students to seek a career in defence services as officers to render services to the nation. Principal Rev Fr. Ivo Dias also addressed the students.

Annual function at KV-IV: The staff and students of the Kendriya Vidyalya IV celebrated the annual day with great zeal here on Wednesday. Colourful Haryanavi, Rajasthani, Punjabi and Arabian dances made the atmosphere vibrant. A vegetable dance — Happy Birthday of Aloo —performed by the primary section, enthralled the audience. PK Sharma, 471 Engineer, BDE, was the chief guest on the occasion while principal Ravinder Kumar welcomed the guests and read out the school’s annual report.

Science exhibition held: Following the direction of the science and technology department of the Central government, the education officials of the district organised an exhibition of scientific models at the Teachers’ Home here on Wednesday. Students of classes VI to X from schools in the Bathinda and Sangat blocks participated in the exhibition. District Education Officer (Secondary) Harbans Singh Sidhu and District Science Supervisor Inderjeet Kaur appreciated the efforts of the students.

: Kendriya Vidyalaya Ammunition Depot, Dappar, celebrated its annual function. School principal AK Upadhaya read out the annual report of the school.

Employee decamps with cash
: An employee working at a liquor vend near village Khai Pheme Ke, decamped with an amount of Rs 6.85 lakh which Sukha Singh, son of liquor contractor Mangal Singh, had collected from various liquor vends. After collecting the amount, Sukha came to Khai Pheme Ke where he kept the amount at the counter. The employee identified as Runa Sharma, a resident of Maharastra, who was present there, took advantage of the situation, and slipped away with the entire amount. ASI Vipin Kumar said the police have registered a case and a hunt has been launched to arrest the culprit.

Ayurvedic medical camp
: The Health and Family Welfare Department today organised an ayurvedic medical camp at ESI Dispensary, Chohal, for workers of the JCT, Reliance and Usha Martin factories. Teams of doctors, led by Dr Neelam Tiwari, examined more than 500 workers. Medicines were distributed to the needy free of cost.

Intermittent rain brings relief: Hoshiarpur and its surrounding areas have been experiencing intermittent rain since Wednesday afternoon, causing a considerable fall in the temperature. People got relief from the scorching sun and unscheduled power cuts.

Army invites applications
: The Army has invited applications for the recruitment of Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO) as religious teachers - pandit, granthi and maulvi. Defence spokesperson said the candidates applying for the post of religious teachers should have passed graduation in any discipline from a recognised university while candidates applying for re-mustering in any of the category should have passed 10+2.

No afternoon water supply in Jalandhar
: The Municipal Corporation has done away with water supply in the afternoon for two months, quoting excess load on the sewage treatment plant at Pholariwal here as the reason. The time for water supply in the city will be 5 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 9 pm till June-end, Superintending Engineer (O&M) V.P. Singh said.

Workshop on fish: The College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, will organise a two-day workshop on value addition of carp fish in collaboration with the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi, from tomorrow. Dr Kamaldeep Kaur, dean, College of Fisheries, said carps had less consumer preference and low market value due to intra-muscular bones. She said deboning of carps and preparation of value-added products were needed for not only enhancing consumption, but also increasing profitability.

Designer wear: The exhibition First Row is back in the city. Designers like Gaurav Gupta, Gauri and Nainika, Mandira Wirk, Shantanu and Nikhil, Malini Ramani, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rohit Bal and Siddartha Tytler will display dresses, tunics, tops, salwar suits, shoes and bags. Shoppers can browse racks lined with a wide range of ensembles.

New principal: Neelam Sharma has been appointed principal of the Government College for Women here. Earlier, she was vice-principal of the college and head of the postgraduate department of music. She had also served as member of the board of studies in music and dance, Panjab University, Chandigarh, from 1998 to 2002.

Scanning centres raided
: A three-member team of the Health Department headed by Dr Anita Aggarwal raided eight scanning centres at Sarabjit Hospital, Sutlej Hospital, Aggarwal Hospital, Sanjivini Hospital, Shiv Shankar Charitable Dispensary, Varun Hospital, Mahindra Hospital and Anoop Hospital Phagwara today. Senior Medical Officer Dr Rajiv Gupta said the scanning centre of Anoop Hospital had been sealed as the registration of the centre was found lying expired. Dr Gupta warned the scanning centres to maintain their records.

LPU student killed: LPU student Inderpal Singh (22) of Hemantpur village in Moga was killed on the spot while another Savinder Singh sustained injuries when their motorcycle on which they were returning to university hostel skidded near Chiherru village late last night. The injured was admitted to Phagwara Civil Hospital.

Wheat lies unlifted: More than 35,000 quintals of wheat is lying unlifted in the Rihana Jattan andi in Phagwara subdivision due to the shifting of the charge of the mandi from Punjab Agro to Punsup and now to Markfed. Taking serious notice of the non-lifting of the wheat from Rihana Jattan, SDM Amarjit Paul first visited the mandi and then held a meeting with officials concerned in his office here today. Paul instructed the officials to accelerate the lifting of wheat and finish the lifting job in Rihana Jattan within the next two days. Despite several attempts, Markfed Chairman Jarnail Singh Wahid could not be contacted. Meanwhile, lifting of wheat in Phagwara, Ranipur, Jagatpur Jattan, Wahid, Rawalpindi and Panchhat was normal.

Gang of thieves busted
: An inter-state gang based at Patiala was involved in the robbery that was committed at a leading jeweller’s residence in Sriganganagar on April 19, said SP Rupinder Singh on Wednesday. Giving details, he said that three residents of Patiala have been arrested by a special police team. However, another accused, Kala Singh of Purani Abadi, is still at large. Preliminary investigation indicated that Kala Singh’s father, Ram Singh, had been working at the jewellery showroom a long time back. The sleuths scanned the track record of former employees and suspected the conduct of Ram Singh who had migrated to Patiala. Patiala police too extended help to the team of Sriganganagar police that was led by DSP Rajinder Singh, the SP said.



Skits mark annual function
: Air Force School, 12 Wing, Air Force Station, celebrated its annual day. A prize distribution function was held. Air Cmde Rajeev Sachdeva, AOC, 12 Wing, Air Force Station, was the chief guest on the occasion. Folk dances and skits marked the function. Neeta Sachdeva, president AFWWA (L), gave away prizes to the achievers.

Donation camp: Shri Raghu Nath Rai Memorial School of Management organised a blood donation camp on its premises. The camp was organised in association with the Rotary Blood Bank Resource Centre, Sector 37.



Held for murder
: A man accused of killing his wife at Rawalwaas village in Hisar on April 18 was arrested from the Dera Sacha Sauda, where he had been hiding after committing the crime. A police party from Hisar took away the accused identified as Anoop Singh after arresting him, said Sirsa SHO Jitender Kumar.


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