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Students of Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School in front of the Google bus in Bathinda.Google bus at SGHPS
: The students as well as the members of the teaching faculty enjoyed as well as enhanced their knowledge with the visit of Google Internet Bus on the campus of Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School in Bathinda on Monday. The members of the Google Internet Bus made the students understand the value of Internet facility and its lesser-known uses.
Students of Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School in front of the Google bus in Bathinda. A Tribune photograph

PSEB staff stage protest

PSEB staff staging a dharna outside the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant in Bathinda on Tuesday.
PSEB staff staging a dharna outside the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant in Bathinda on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pawan Sharma

Bassi Pathana
BJP enrolment drive
: The district unit of BJP has launched a drive to enrol 1,000 active members in the district to work as a bridge between the people and the administration and help people solve their day-to-day problems as well as work to strengthen the party at grassroots level, said Satinder Nath Sharma, district president of the BJP at a meeting here on Tuesday. Rajiv Singla, local president, said the party had decided to take the public oriented policies of the government at grassroots level. He advised party workers to rise above the petty party politics.

The bonded labourers who were released from a brick-kiln at Bhagwas village, Lalru, on Tuesday.Labourers released
: Following the High Court orders, labourers were released at Bhagwasi on Tuesday. Naib tehsildar Varinder Dhoot visited the brick-kiln with the police and got labourers released. A total of 27 labourers, including 15 children were released. Brick kiln owner Amarjit declined the allegations that labourers were bounded and said they were given money in advance.
The bonded labourers who were released from a brick-kiln at Bhagwas village, Lalru, on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Job fest
: GGS College of Modern Technology, Kharar, organised a job fest for students of engineering and management courses. Around 30 companies visited the campus. Nearly 500 students had come from Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir.



Move hailed
: The BJP has welcomed the Chandigarh administration’s move to develop southern sectors of the city on the pattern of northern sectors. A press note claimed that the issue of development of southern sectors was first initiated during the BJP-SAD led municipal corporation of Chandigarh in 1996. Again under the Mayorship of Harjinder Kaur in 2007, various development issues of southern sectors were taken up in villages and slums.

Syndicate meeting: Syndicate members of Panjab University will hold a meeting on Wednesday to table the report on bachelors of physical education course at DAV College, Sector 10. In the last emergency meeting, a committee under the chairmanship of Senator-Syndic Ashok Goyal was formed to look into the matter.

Software installed: The AC Joshi Library has installed JAWS Software. The software will help the visually impaired students use computers. Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti will inaugurate the facility on Thursday at the library at 11 am.

Meeting: While addressing office in charges of various departments of Panjab University in a meeting held on Tuesday, RC Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, underlined the significance of “courtesy, catholicity and cooperation”. Sobti in his address demonstrated an urgency to re-orient the functioning of offices at the university by laying stress on strict adherence to office timings, maximum use of computers, timely submission and display of students’ attendance records. He also announced that from now onwards there would be no provision of short-leave in the university. The Vice-Chancellor added that non-teaching employees of Panjab University seeking promotions will have to furnish proof of their being well-versed with the nuances of computers.

Summer camp: Panjab University will organise a summer camp from May 20 to 24 for students of science streams. The camp will be held at the Mathematics Auditorium, PU. Eminent scientists from various institutions will interact with students during the camp, where creative activities will also be organised. Candidates can submit their applications to Prof AS Ahluwalia, PU.

Colleges Workshop: The department of higher education, UT administration, organised a two-day workshop on “e-Content Development for NMEICT” at the Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11. The workshop was attended by principal investigators and co-investigators, who had presented their proposals for e-content development on curriculum-related topics to NMEICT, at New Delhi. The mission aims at “anytime-anywhere learning” through information and communication technology. More than 80 delegates from government colleges of the city participated in the workshop. Eminent speakers related to the field guided them on various facets and dimensions of e-content development.



2 killed, 11 hurt in mishap:
Two persons were killed and 11 others were injured when a van in which they were travelling in fell into a gorge near Darsipura in Banihal today. The police said a rescue operation was launched immediately and the injured were admitted to the local hospital. A senior police officer said the identity of the deceased were yet to be ascertained.

Student found dead: A student of Class IX was found hanging with a ceiling fan at his house in the Muthi area of Domana today, the police said. It further said the body was shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital for postmortem. The police said no suicide note was recovered from the spot.


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