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282 selected at job fest: About 282 candidates were selected during two days mega job festival organised at Shaheed Udham Singh Group of Colleges in Tangori. As many as 4,500 candidates from engineering and management institutions of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Noida, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh participated.

Woman killed in mishap: A woman was crushed to death by Shatabadi Express train while she was crossing the railway track near Lehli village last night. According to information from the railway police, a 65-year-old unidentified woman was hit by the train that was coming from Delhi to Chandigarh around 9 pm. She died on the spot. Body of the deceased had been kept in the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, for identification for 72 hours. A case has been registered.

Jalandhar: The issue of occupying a ‘Mushtarkan Malkan” land at Gadaipur by members of the Dalit community two days back was resolved by the efforts of the administration today. Members of the community on May 5 had tried to occupy the land for setting up a religious place. ADC G.S. Khera said today that the members had agreed to remove any temporary erection overnight. He said they had been asked to put up a request with the Local Bodies Minister for providing them a land for setting up a religious place.

Abduction: The Fatehgarh Sahib police has booked a migrant labourer for abducting a minor girl from Khamano. The accused has been identified as Jatinder Yadav.
Gadaipur land issue resolved

5 injured in mishaps: Five person were injured in separate accidents in Khanna on Thursday night. Manoj Sharma of New Delhi was injured when the car he was travelling in was hit by a speeding truck on the GT Road. He was rushed to a nearby hospital.The police has booked the truck driver, Chaman Lal, of Rajauri in Jammu. In another accident, Sukhbir Singh and three others from Chandigarh received injuries when the car they were travelling in collided with another car driven by Balbir Singh of Machhiwara.

One arrested for gambling: The Khanna police on Friday arrested one person for gambling near Hedon village in Machhiwara. The accused has been identified as Raj Kumar. The police said over Rs 1,000 was recovered from his possession.

Arrested: The police has arrested a woman with 3.5 kg of poppy husk. The accused has been identified as Jasvir Kaur. Police officials said the woman had been smuggling the contraband for the past few months.



Science lecture: As part of the special lecture series to create awareness, interest, aptitude and scientific temper among school students, parents and teachers, the department of life long learning and extension (DLLLE), Panjab University, Chandigarh, delivered a lecture at Government Girls High School, Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Friday. More than 120 students from various government schools attended the lecture. RC Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, said, “We are living in an era of science and technology and new inventions are on for the benefit of humanity.” 

Polythene raid: A raid was conducted at the grain market in Sector 26 here by the SDM (East), along with the inspectorate staff of the MOH (UT) and the local police, to enforce the ban on use of polythene. A total of 871 kilograms of polythene bags and packing material was seized from M/S Rajiv and Co., SCF 122, and kept at the market committee office.

Mother’s Day: Tiny tots of DAV Public School, Sector 39-D, expressed their love, respect and gratitude towards their mothers on the Mother’s Day. Various events like poetry recitation, dance performances and fun games were organised.

Election cancelled: The additional registrar, Cooperative Societies, Punjab, has declared the election of the Hardyal Singh Mann and four others to the managing committee of the Puncham Cooperative House Building Society, Sector 68, as null and void. The orders have been passed on the basis of a petition filed by Wg Cmdr Chiranjeev Singh (retd). The petitioners had alleged that prior to the election, 413 out of 448 members of the society were deliberately declared defaulters in order to debar them from casting their votes. Following the orders, the petitioners have urged the Registrar Cooperative Societies to appoint a senior-level officer from the department as the administrator.

Mother’s Day: The British School on Friday organised a function to mark the Mother’s Day. Tiny tots sung songs and gave a dance performance. School director Geetika Sethi said Bollywood choreographer Fatima Khanam, who was also the chief guest at the function, would be organising a summer workshop on the school premises from May 20.



Swati first in district: Swati of JP Gurukul School, Pinjore, has brought laurels to her school, as she has secured the first position in Panchkula district by securing 93.16 per cent in the middle standard examination of the Haryana Education Board, Bhiwani. Pardeep Kumar, co-ordinator of the school, said Swati had got 559/600 marks in the examination, meanwhile Ashish of the same school scored 93 per cent in the same examination by obtaining 558/600 marks.



Poppy crop destroyed: In its drive against narcotics, the Bijbehara police along with the revenue authorities destroyed poppy crop spread over 30 kanals at Chinnigam, Batapora and Nowpora villages of Anantnag district on Friday. The Pulwama police along with the Revenue Excise and Narcotic Department jointly destroyed poppy crop spread over 94 kanals in Nehama, Lassipora and Achan villages.


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