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PMET: Amrinder ranked 9th:
In the Punjab Medical Entrance Test  (PMET), Amrinder Singh got ninth rank. Director of the Gulati Institute Prof. Jai Gulati and Prof. Anju Gulati congratulated him on his success.

Man electrocuted at ATM: In a freak accident, a man was electrocuted at the entrance of the ATM of Axis Bank at Lalru on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Dilbagh Singh, a resident of Sardarpura colony, Lalru mandi. According to information, he went to the ATM to withdraw money when he came in contact with the defective iron frame of the AC installed there and was killed due to electrocution. The in-charge of the ATM control cell, Lalru branch, Gurmeet Bhatia, was booked on charges of negligence. The deceased was 27-year-old and got married two months back.

Youth killed in accident: A motorcyclist was killed after being hit by an Indica car in front of Bhushan factory near here on Monday. The deceased had been identified as Chanderhans (25), a resident of Lalru. According to information, the accident took place around 10 pm when Chanderhans was coming from Lalru side when the Indica hit him from backside. Chanderhans died on the spot, while the car driver fled after the incident. The police had registered a case against the unidentified car driver under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC.

Factory gutted: Goods worth crores of rupees were gutted at a box packing factory near Lalru on Tuesday. It took nearly five fire tenders from Chandigarh, Dera Bassi and Dappar to control the fire. The reason behind the fire could not be ascertained. Factory owner Yogesh Jain said nearly all machinery, raw and readymade material was destroyed.

Man, son killed in accident:
Two persons were killed and five sustained serious injuries in an accident near Mirthal, 22 km from here, on the Pathankot-Jalandhar road this evening. According to information, a family of Taraeti village was coming from Ludhiana to their village in a car. As they reached near Mirthal, a truck coming from the opposite side rammed into the car. Dharam Pal and his son Vinod Kumar were killed on the spot, while five other family members, identified as Krishna Devi, Mamta, Nitika, Mannu and Jatinder Kumar, sustained serious injuries.They were rushed to the Civil Hospital here. The police has registered a case.

Two new courses: Punjabi University will start two new short-term evening certificate courses in videography and video editing by the Centre for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS) from the forthcoming academic session. This announcement was made by Vice-Chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh during the meeting of the University’s Planning Board, held here on Tuesday.

45 donate blood: To mark the 294th martyrdom day of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, a blood donation camp was organised by Bairagi Maha Mangal, Ghanaur, in joint collaboration with some other NGOs at the government school of Chappar village, here on Tuesday. As many as 45 units of blood were donated by the volunteers during the camp.

Man dies mysteriously:
A vendor was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Baltana market here this evening. The deceased has been identified as Aslam, a resident of Abhaypur, Panchkula. Aslam had gone to sell bakery products in Baltana on his cycle where he suddenly collapsed and got unconscious. A passerby informed the police and rushed him to the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, where doctors declared him brought dead. The exact cause of the death would be confirmed after the autopsy.



Wheelchairs donated
: As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Competent Foundation donated 10 wheelchairs to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, today. Balramji Dass Tandon and Sanjay Tandon, chairman and secretary of the foundation, respectively, donated the wheelchairs to GMCH director-principal Raj Bahadur.

: ING Vysya Bank opened a new branch in Mohali (SCO 537, Sector 70) on Tuesday. Vivek Partap Singh, chief administrator, GAMADA, inaugurated the branch. He said: "I am indeed happy to be here and declare the branch open. This should increase the banking choices for people in Mohali.”

Aerocity: 8,000 more forms sold: The second day of the launch of Aerocity, a housing project by the Greater Mohali Area Development (GMADA), witnessed sale of about 8,000 forms despite rain. Quoting figures released by banks, GMADA’s estate officer Balbir Singh said various branches of the State Bank of India had so far sold about 15,000 forms alone.



350 students attend techno quest:
Galaxy Global Group of Institution organised “GG Techno Quest-2” that was inaugurated by Dr Harish Abhichandani, director of the institute near here. The programme started with a presentation. As many as 350 students from different polytechnics of Haryana, including Ambala, Karnal and Kurukshetra participated in the event on Dinarpur campus.


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