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Dr Jasbir Kaur, professor and head of the department of anaesthesia, has been appointed principal of Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital. Jasbir has replaced Dr AS Sekhon. The college had courted controversy after its CEO Kamaljit Singh was arrested by the CBI on charge of bribing Ketan Desai, chief, Medical Council of India, in New Delhi. Dr Jasbir Kaur took the charge on Saturday. She was felicitated by Dr AS Sekhon.

Annual convocation held: The annual convocation of SD College of Education, Barnala, was held in the college. Three hundered students were awarded B.Ed degrees on the occasion. DS Guru, IAS, Principal Secretary to the CM, Punjab, presented degrees to the students. Jatinder Nath Sharma, general secretary, SD College Educational Society welcomed the guests. Dr Rakesh Jindal, principal, presented the college annual report. Dr Aneesh Prakash, president, management commitee, Arshdeep Singh Thind, DC Barnala and HS Bhullar SSP Barnala were also present.
— A student receiving B.Ed degree during the convocation of SD College of Education, Barnala. A Tribune photograph

Mother’s Day celebrated: Bachpan, a play school, celebrated Mother’s Day on Saturday. During the function, small children of the school wished, greeted and thanked their mothers for the warmth and love they give by presenting them with a rose flower and a certificate of appreciation. The school had organized a free medical check-up camp on the occasion where the children were given complete check-up by noted paediatrician Dr Inderjit Kaur  Khurana. Dr Khurana thanked directors of the school Manu Jaura and Vikas Bansal for appreciating the cause of motherhood. Principal Palak Jaura also spoke on the occasion.

Result declared: Result of the BAMS were declared by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, on April 28 in which students of Babe Ke Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Daudhar, Moga, got the top three positions. Geeta Gupta stood first, Siddhika Sharma and Neel Kamal came second and third, repectively. Principal Dr Vijay Verma thanked the faculty for their hard work. Chairman of the Management Committee Sant Baba Kapoor Singh and general secretary Dr Rohin Sachdeva and Dr Uma Sachdeva congratulated the students.

Educational trip: B.Ed and M.Ed students of Dasmesh Girls College of Education, Badal, visited Mahant Gurbanta Das School for the Deaf and Dumb and the District Employment Exchange in Bathinda. Vanita Gupta and Sushma Midha lead the groups. Harpal Singh, Deputy Director, Employment Exchange, provided information about the registration process, its renewal and cancellation and information regarding job opportunities. At the Mahant Gurbanta Das school, they interacted with the students as well as the staff and discussed the methodology used by the teachers and the difficulties faced by them.

Woman among 3 arrested
: Three persons including a woman were arrested by the police last night on charges of attempt to murder. They were also allegedly involved in flesh trade, the investigations of which were in progress. When the neighbourers objected to them they fired shots in air in a bid to run away from the spot.

Nominated: Sanjeev Godara, a member of the SAD general council and resident of village Seetogunno in Abohar sub division, has been nominated as non-official member of the board of directors of the Punjab Agricultural Marketing Board.

Mullanpur Dakha
Work on sewerage system starts
: In order to provide the villagers the basic amenities, the Zila Parishad today undertook the project of laying of a sewerage system at Ayali Khurd village and the Dashmesh Nagar locality. The project will cost Rs 60 lakh. MLA Dakha Darshan Singh Shivalik and zila parishad chairman Manpreet Singh Ayali inaugurated the work. A cheque for Rs 20 lakh as the first instalment was given to the sarpanch of Ayali Khurd village.



Workshop concludes: The three-day workshop on “Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation” concluded today at KBDAV, Sector 7. The workshop was organised to apprise teachers about nuts and bolts of the latest evaluation system introduced by the CBSE. Emphasising the need of similar efforts, Mohan Lal, secretary, DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi, said, “We can reap the maximum benefit only if our academicians are well versed with the nuances of the system. Such an event has not only given them an opportunity to understand the system better but even share their ideas on the latest teaching methodologies and techniques.”

300 examined at camp
: Members of Nanhe Kadam, an NGO, organised a health camp at Jeevan Mukt Nishulk Vidyalaya, Jagatpura village, Mohali. The health camp began with an interactive session, in which students put forth their queries and were apprised about the importance of personal hygiene and nutrition. The interactive session was followed by a medical check-up. Around 300 students of Jeevan Mukt Nishulk Vidyalaya were examined at the camp. Free medicines were distributed among the patients.

78 donate blood
: District Red Cross Society, Patiala, celebrated World Red Cross Day on Saturday in which 24 doctors, 28 principals of various organisations and more than 30 social workers took part. SDM, Patiala, Gurmeet Singh was the chief guest. He honoured various persons from Red Cross, first aid, junior Red Cross, blood bank and other welfare societies for their contribution in spreading awareness and helping people. A blood donation camp was also organised on the occasion by Our Lady of Fatima Convent School in which 78 donated blood.

PPSC ex-chairman appears in court: Former Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) chairman Ravi Sidhu appeared in the court of additional sessions judge Surinder Mohan here on Saturday for the first hearing after the case was transferred from Mohali to Ropar. The court fixed June 3 as the next date for hearing in the case registered against him for assets disproportionate to his known source of income.



Cricketer Virender Sehwag receives a bouquet from a fan at a mall in Gurgaon on Saturday. — PTI

Inspector caught taking bribe
: The Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has caught RK Yadav, Inspector of Food and Supply Department, Faridabad, red-handed while accepting an illegal gratification of Rs 25,000 from Jai Chand Aggarwal of Raja Garden, Faridabad. Stating this here on Saturday, a spokesman for the bureau said a case had been registered against the accused under Section 7/13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, at the bureau’s police station, Gurgaon. Further investigation in the case was in progress, he added.

4 held under Arms Act
: The police on Friday arrested four persons for keeping illegal arms and recovered a gun, a 315 bore rifle, a 32 bore pistol and 16 live cartridges from their possession. The accused, travelling in car, were nabbed near Nilokheri. The accused identified as Neeraj, Bijendra, Pawan and Sandeep were booked under Section 25 of the Arms Act and Section 120-B of the IPC. Meanwhile, the police recovered a  motorcycle, arms, cash and mobile phones on the basis of information extracted from five persons arrested for temple thefts on May 2.

2 booked for dowry
: The Kosli police has booked a person and his mother on charges of harassment for dowry, causing hurt and criminal intimidation. The complainant, Radha, alleged that her in-laws had been constantly harassing her for dowry ever since she got married to Krishnan, a resident of Bhiwani, in November 2008. She filed a petition in the Kosli court after abandoning her marital house in Bhiwani. A case under Sections 323, 498-A, 506, 406 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against the accused.

Rs 2 lakh looted: Two motorcycle-borne miscreants looted Rs 2 lakh from a resident of Churiawas village at the Bawal Chowk here on Friday. The incident took place when one Kanhaiya Lal (62) was going to the village with a bag containing the money. The miscreants intercepted the victim’s motorcycle and fled with the booty. The police has registered a case in this regard.

Varsity exams: BBA (third year), BA (Maas Communication)/ BMC (third year) and MCA (third year) main as well as re-appear examinations of the Distance Education Department of Guru Jambheshwar Science and Technology, University, Hisar, will be held from May 11 to 23. Vice-Chancellor Dr ML Ranga said while five examination centres had been set up in Delhi, three in Hisar and one each at Faridabad, Gurgaon, Karnal, Chandigarh, Rohtak, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Amritsar, Jammu, Shimla and Lucknow to facilitate appearance of the examinees of various states.


CAPD staffer held
: The police on Saturday arrested an employee of the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Department for allegedly blackmarketing subsidised ration. Sources said Safder Hussain was arrested and handed over to the Talab Tillo police post.

Body fished out: A decomposed body was fished out from a river in the Talab Tillo area on Saturday, the police said. It added that the body had been kept in the Government Medical College and Hospital, and efforts are on to identify the deceased.


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