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Girl’s parents booked
: The police have booked the parents of a girl, who figured in the suicide note that was recovered during the search of the body of a youth on Thursday. The body of Rahul Garg (22) of Gobind Nagari was found floating in a sub-canal at its tail-end at Gumjal village on Friday. He went missing a day before. Preliminary investigation by the police reportedly indicated that he got frustrated over fixing of marriage of his beloved girl with a boy of Sriganganagar.

2 held for girl’s exploitation: A resident of village Ramsara, Ram Pal along with his friend Jaimal Ram, have been arrested under section 376, 34 of the IPC for allegedly fleecing a Dalit girl, 22-year-old and exploiting her sexually for more than six months. Her medical examination at the civil hospital here reportedly indicated that she had five months pregnancy. Sources at the Bahavwala police station said Ram Pal had allegedly fleeced the girl six months back assuring that he would marry her. She was sexually exploited during the stay at different places and became pregnant. Meanwhile, the accused married some other girl and asked the Dalit girl to go back to her parents. The exploitation had connived with some friends of the accused, the parents of the victim girl alleged in the FIR.

Conference kicks off: The National Conference on Convergence of Technologies: Futuristic Approach kicked off at Gurukul Vidyapeeth Group of Institutes. The conference was inaugurated by Prof RP Dahiya, director, MNIT, Jaipur. Researchers, academicians, students and IT professionals submitted around 251 papers at the conference. Manmohan Garg, CEO, Gurukul Vidyapeeth, stated that the conference would bring researchers, experts, academicians, and students together to discuss the latest technologies in management.

Job fest ‘Dream 2010’:
Five multinational companies (MNCs) namely HCL, GTT, NEBERO SYSTEMS, NextGen and NSPL, which joined on the first day of the two-day mega job fest titled ‘Dreams 2010’ organised by Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engineering and Technology (SBSCET) in its campus here today attracted a huge crowd of job-seekers. Disclosing this here on Friday, TS Sidhu, principal, SBSCET, said two-day mega job fest from June 11-12, was being organised by a government college for the first time. It was a joint recruitment drive for B. Tech, Computer Science and Information Technology (IT) students who would be passing out in 2010.

Constable held on graft charge:
The police on Friday arrested a constable at the Nabha jail for allegedly taking money from a person in lieu of arranging a job in the Punjab Police for his son. Malerkotla DSP Sukhdev Singh Virk said a case had been registered against two persons in this regard. The DSP said Nek Khan lodged a complaint alleging that Kangan Khan of Takhar Khurd village and Saraj Mohd of Pharwahi village, took Rs 1.65 lakh from him. He assured himthat he would arrange the job for his son and allegedly demanded Rs 2.12 lakh as a bribe. Nek Khan gave Rs 1.65 lakh as advance and the rest amount was to be paid after the job. The money was reportedly paid in September last year. Kangan Khan has been arrested while Saraj Mohd managed to abscond.

Campus placement
: As many as 22 students of the recently set-up Construction Skill Training Institute (CSTI) at Abul Khurana near here on Friday succeeded in campus selection by two leading companies of the country. CSTI is a state-of-the-art institute providing training and education in the field of construction skills and was recently established as a joint venture of the Punjab government and the Larsen and Toubro (L&T) with a view to train the youth for gainful employment. Officials of the CSTI were excited, as this was the first batch that has come out of the institute. Of the 22 students, 15 have been selected for the L&T site in Mumbai and seven for the Hitech Industries, Bathinda. Deputy Commissioner, Varun Roojam, flagged off the vehicle carrying students placed for the Mumbai site. Principal Subhash Arora said the CSTI has demand for 300 workers from L&T and other multinational companies.

Anganwari workers block traffic:
Hundreds of anganwari workers, led by district president of the Anganwari Workers Union Balbir Kaur, held a demonstration and blocked road traffic on the Nakodar-Jalandhar road near the bus stand here, in protest against the indifferent attitude of the state government towards their long-pending demands. The protesters burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and raised anti-government slogans. Their major demands include better pay scales, regularisation of the services of ad hoc employees, etc.

Placement drive:
As many as 454 students got placements in an MNC, Accenture, at the Doaba Group of Colleges situated on the Nawanshahr-Chandigarh highway in a placement drive carried out from June 4 to 6. Manjit Singh and S.S. Sangha, executive vice-president and managing vice-president of the Doaba Group of Colleges, while giving details here on Wednesday, said more than 10,000 students were registered online by the training and placement bureau of the college.

Seminar on hacking: SSP Dr Narinder Bhargav inaugurated a seminar organised by the district police in collaboration with an NGO, Anti-Hacking Anticipation Society, at Police Resource Centre here on Wednesday. Activists of the NGO, Rishabh, Pallavi, Anurag, Rajesh, Deepak and Vandana gave tips on taking precautions to foil the bid to hack confidential information from mobile phones by miscreants. The police officials were also made aware of the techniques for tracing the cyber crime.

No frisking of tourist vehicles
: The Ropar Police has formulated a tourist-friendly traffic policy to check unnecessary harassment to tourists bound for Naina Devi, Anandpur Sahib and parts of Himachal Pradesh. SSP Ropar LK Yadav has directed the traffic police that no vehicle carrying pilgrims or tourists will be checked. When a tourist vehicle violates norms, the area traffic in charge will make a detailed report of the violations on the given performa and submit the same with the area DSP. The area DSP will then decide action to be taken against the erring officials and send recommendations to the SSP.


Two villages adopted: AYUSH department of Chandigarh administration has adopted two villages Badheri and Buterla under the project “Foundation”. The project aims at popularising ayurveda, homoeopathy and yoga at these villages. The first camp was organised today at Badheri village, where more than 100 patients were examined by AYUSH doctors and provided free medicines. Yoga instructor gave yoga training to public. Dr Manjit Singh Bains, director AYUSH, said the programme would be extended to other villages also. The project “Foundation” has been approved by the Government of India under the National Rural Health Mission.

Action demanded: The Punjab unit of National Federation of Blind (NFB) met the Punjab Chief Secretary and demanded strict action against the departments failing to fill the backlog of vacancies belonging to the visually-challenged persons. Rajesh Mohan, general secretary, claimed that the Chief Secretary had assured the federation that he would direct the departments particularly the education department to fill the backlog at the earliest.

Entrance test: The University School of Open Learning, Panjab University, is going to hold entrance test for admission to MBA (off campus) for the academic session 2010-11. According to RK Gupta, convener (MET), MBA (off campus), PU, the last date for the submission of application forms for the test in the office of AR (CET Cell), Panjab University, is up to June 25 and the entrance test will be held on July 4.

Invited: Har Kaur, a librarian of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, here has been invited by the organising committee to present a paper at the “Internet Librarian International 2010”, which is going to be held in London from October 13 to 15. Her research topic is “Impact of e-resources on research: Role of citation databases - Indian scenario”. This paper will highlight positive as well as negative effects of electronic information on research. It will further generate awareness about the basic features of research quality check like citations, impact factors and H-Index amongst research scholars.

Lauded: Panjab University lauded the performance of two of its courses, MA community education and development BEd (special education with specialisation in learning disability), which were instituted last year. The university congratulated the students of community education, who have been involved in various activities like spreading awareness about precautions to be taken for swine flu, advocacy for literacy for vocationalisation and development of skills for the under-privileged and migrant population. They have worked in different colonies around Chandigarh and especially in alternative education centres run by the department.

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