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Cheema nominated
: Amandeep Singh Cheema has been nominated as member to the National Agricultural Advisory Committee by the Central Government.

HIL CGM retires
: After putting in 33 years of service, SK Nanda, chief general manager, Hindustan Insecticides Limited retired here on Monday. His colleagues gave him a warm farewell. They said Nanda had headed the Bathinda unit with much dedication.

Eye check-up camp: Free eye check-up and surgery camp was organised under the aegis of IFFCO Kisan Sewa Trust on Monday at village Achadiki near Abohar.

Dera Bassi
Fee exemption:
Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi, will offer free education to the 100 top all-India rankers of AIEEE. Chairman of Sri Sukhmani Group of Institutions Prof Avtar Singh announced fee exemption for 100 students who have topped the All-India AIEEE examination. Principal Dr GN Verma gave a brief overview of the Institute.

Stress on hygiene:
At least 67 college volunteers visited the slum areas of the town and enlightened the dwellers regarding issues relating to hygiene, cleanliness, abstinence from drugs, etc. The dwellers discussed their problems with the volunteers and the latter assured speedy solution by taking up their problems with the civic authorities.

Man held with pistol:
The Sadar police on Saturday arrested Sukhjit Singh of Dhoot Kalan and seized a country made .303-bore pistol, along with three live cartridges from him. He was booked under the Arms Act.

Bikes crash: Sukhwinder Singh (22) succumbed to the injuries he received in an accident here on Saturday evening. A resident of local Purhiran, Sukhwinder was seriously wounded when a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction hit the motorcycle on which he was going near his house.

Selected: Chandigarh Group of Colleges held a placement drive at Gharuan campus, wherein Patni Computers selected 237 engineering and MCA students. Satnam Singh Sandhu, chairman of the Gharuan and Landran campuses, said a large number of recruitments were conducted on the campus. Indigo Airlines would conduct joint placement drive soon at Landran, he added.

Car stolen from BRS Nagar:
A car parked outside the house of a business was stolen from BRS Nagar here yesterday. Vivek Sharma, owner of the vehicle, said the incident took place in the afternoon, when two unidentified youths unlocked his Mitsubishi Lancer car parked outside the house and drove away. He informed the police following the incident.

Drug recovery up in Punjab:
In what may be termed as a matter of concern, drug menace in the state has acquired alarming proportions in the past one decade. According to Anti-Narcotic Task Force (ANTF), Punjab, there has been increase in drug peddling and subsequent recovery of various types of narcotics, including heroin, smack, opium and poppy husk, from different parts of the state during the past 10 years. As per the official data from 1999 to 2009, 41,294 cases were registered under the NDPS Act. As much as 784-kg heroin, 278-kg smack, 899-kg charas, 5,660-kg opium, 12,07,759-kg poppy husk and 4,980-kg bhang have been recovered by the Punjab police in the past one decade. While in 1999, just 10 kg of heroin was recovered, the figure went up in 2009 with 156 kg being recovered. From 3 kg in 1999, the figure of smack recovery stood at 64 kg in 2009. About 30-kg charas was seized in 1999, but 2009, the figure was 99 kg.


Result: In the first batch of AKSIPS-65, Mohali, Manish Bajaj and Birender Singh have got a CGPA of 9.8, while Asha Jambagi and Raghav Sharma have scored 9.2 and 9 CGPA, respectively.


Teachers’ training: MM Engineering College, Mullana, organised a five-day teachers’ training workshops starting from Monday. NP Mehta, Pro Vice-Chancellor of MM University, inaugurated the function. Baldav Setia, college principal, welcomed the guests, resource persons and participants. Setia emphasised upon the enhancement skills necessary for the growth of an individual at every stage in life. Dr Mehta stressed the relevance of such training programmes. A total of 150 faculty and staff members are attending the programme.

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