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Students perform group dance during a farewell function. Photo: Raj Sadosh
Students perform group dance during a farewell function. Photo: Raj Sadosh

Preeti adjudged Miss Farewell:
The students of GNM and ANM courses at Sachkhand School of Nursing here mesmerised the viewers during the farewell function organised for the seniors on Saturday. The panel of judges comprising Anu Ahuja and Golden Kaul conducted a quiz and accordingly crowned Preeti (Haridwar) as Miss Farewell while Sukhbir was runners-up. Veerpal Kaur was adjudged as the best behaviour girl while Prabhjot won the intelligence award. Principal Davinder Kaur and secretary Meenu Ahuja conveyed good wishes to the senior students.

Saumya wins gold medal: Saumya Singla of Sachkhand Convent School has clinched gold medal and was also awarded trophy in the competitions organised by the UC Mass Punjab Holistic Brain Education Company. Toppers in other categories included Harshit Gupta, Vaibhav Periwal and Bhavika Jain.

Bassi Pathana
2 held with contraband:
The police arrested two drug peddlers and seized 10 kg poppy husk and 4,000 intoxicating tablets from their possession here on Saturday. DSP Rajwinder Singh Sohal said during patrol, a police team led by sub-inspector Balwinder Singh noticed a suspect and stopped him for checking near Peerjain village. The suspect, Navjot Singh of Garhshankar, tried to flee but was nabbed with poppy husk. The police later arrested Gurmeet Singh, alias Gogy, who ran a barber shop at the village, and seized 4,000 intoxicating tablets from his possession. The two were presented in a local court and were remanded in judicial custody till May 15. A case has been registered.

Managing director of the Baba Farid Group of Institutions launching a newsletter in Bathinda on Saturday
Managing director of the Baba Farid Group of Institutions launching a newsletter in Bathinda on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Educational group launches newsletter:
The Baba Farid Group of Institutions launched a bimonthly newsletter on Saturday. Managing Director S. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal said it would be a role model for other institutions. He congratulated the editors and other staff members on the launch of the first issue of the newsletter. Besides first-hand information about happenings in the campus, the newsletter is expected to contain activities of different departments like research and development, training and placement, career guidance and counselling, competitive studies, social welfare, co-curricular activities and sports.

Sangrur girl in IIM-A: Aditi Gupta, a resident of Sangrur, has been selected in IIM Ahmedabad. Sony Goyal, director of the My Career Experts, Bathinda, whois also an IIM Ahmedabad alumni, lauded the efforts of Aditi who said that the expert and the guidance at the institute had been of great help to her in cracking the test.

NAAC team visits college: Members of the NAAC peer team visited Dasmesh Girls College of Education, Badal, from April 29 to May 1. The members of this team included chairperson Dr HS Rajashekara from Karnataka, member-coordinator Dr Shiela Stephen from Tamil Nadu and member Dr Babu Kochumkunnel from Kerala. The purpose of the team’s visit was to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the institute and give suggestions for betterment.

Man killed in mishap: A man was killed in a road accident at Lalru on Friday. Rohit Gupta, a resident of Delhi and a manager with a company in Chandigarh, was on his way to Chandigarh from Delhi in a car for work when his car rammed into a truck. He died while being taken to the local Civil Hospital. The police has registered a case under Sections 279 and 304A, IPC, against the unidentified truck driver. The truck driver fled the scene.

Lawyers’ boycott: Lawyers and clerks of the local court boycotted the court of Civil Judge (junior division) Raj Pal in protest of fining of a clerk, Narinder Singh, by the judge here on Saturday. Bar association president Jaspal Singh and lawyer Sham Singh said clerks held a dharna in front of the court of Justice Raj Pal and lawyers boycotted the court as a mark of protest. Narinder Singh was fined Rs 200 for interfering in the court proceedings. Lawyers claimed that the only fault of the clerk was that he had seen a file lying on the table.

Kamalzit Soi, member of the Punjab State Road Safety Council, has been appointed vice-chairman of the Punjab Police State Apex Committee for Traffic Awareness and Road Safety. The Punjab Police State Apex Committee on Community Policing and First-Aid Posts, with DGP PS Gill as its chief patron, has reorganised the committee and roped him in to check the increasing rate of accidents and fatalities. Soi has done a doctorate and has over 15 years of experience in road safety and traffic management. He is on the board of various international organisations like the Institute of Transportation Engineers, US, the Australian College of Road Safety and the Institution of Highways and Transportation, UK.

Distributed: As many as 200 saplings were distributed by members of the Art of Living during a green rally organised here on Saturday. The rally was flagged off by zila parishad chairman Manpreet Singh Ayali. Children took an oath to plant 10,008 saplings this season. Ayali promised to help them in planting 2 lakh saplings this year.

Seminar by chartered accountants: The local branch of the Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India organised a seminar on latest judicial judgments, penalty on concealment and reassessment provisions under the Income Tax Act 1961. Kapil Goel from New Delhi talked about provisions of penalty for the concealment of the income. He highlighted on the issue of illogical procedures being opted by the department for the reopening of assessment cases. The chartered accountants of Ludhiana, Moga, Jagraon, Khanna, Mandi Gobindgarh and surrounding areas attended the seminar.

Mandi Gobindgarh
18 recruited:
TVS Motor Company from Hosur visited the RIMT engineering institutes for recruiting students who had passed out in 2010 from the mechanical stream. At least 312 students from 18 polytechnic institutes of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh took part in the recruitment drive. The students were put through three written tests, followed by group discussion and personal interview. At least 53 students cleared the written tests. Thirty-two students were called for personal interview. Out of which 18 students were selected.



Stone of community centre laid:
Finance Secretary Sanjay Kumar on Friday laid the foundation stone of a community centre at Sector 48-C. According to a press note, the centre will be constructed in an area of 1.3 acres at an approximate cost of Rs 6 crore. The centre will have enough space for parking both in the basement and on the ground floor. The centre will also have a hall and a reading room. Provision for indoor games will be made by constructing rooms for card playing, table tennis and carom along with a gymnasium.

Car catches fire:
A Honda Civic car caught fire in front of a house in Sector 8 in the wee hours of Saturday. Car owner HC Nagpal said he had returned from his shop in Chandigarh and parked the car (CH 04 2968) in front of his house around 11 pm. Around 1.30 am, he woke up and found the bonnet of the car on fire. He informed the fire brigade, which doused the flames. Three other cars parked nearby were saved, as the fire was controlled in time.



School peon critically hurt:
In yet another incident of stone throwing in two days, a government employee was seriously injured when some miscreants threw stones at the building of Girls High School, Batmaloo, today. This is the same place where an orderly with the state Board of School Education, after hit by a stone on his head, died yesterday. As per police sources, some miscreants threw stones at the building of Girls High School injuring peon Rafiq Ahmad Kashkari of Danderkhah in Batmaloo in the head. Rafiq was shifted to the hospital, where his condition was stated to be critical.


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