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Martyr’s anniversary
: Family members of late subedar Pal Singh of Devinagar village, who had died in the Kargil war in 2003, lamented that the government had failed to fulfil its promise made at the first death anniversary of the martyr. Charanjit, son of the martyr, said the seventh death anniversary of the martyr was observed on Wednesday, but no official or prominent politician from the ruling party turned up on the occasion. An announcement to name a road and school after the name of the martyr remains unfulfilled. The SDM, Dera Bassi, said he was not aware about any announcements made in memory of the martyr.

Husband booked: The husband of the woman, Kusam Devi, who had allegedly committed suicide, was booked under the charges of abetment to suicide in the Lalru police station on Wednesday. According to information, Ved Parkash, a resident of Nagla village, Mohali, was booked under Section 306 of the IPC. The case was registered on the statement of the brother of Kusam Devi. The complainant, Rajbir Singh, stated that his sister was harassed by her husband over one pretext or the other. Kusam Devi had allegedly set herself on fire on April 8 and she succumbed to her injuries in a hospital on Tuesday.

70-year-old found dead
: A 70-year-old man was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Rulda Singh, a resident of Maheshpura village situated on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana road.

PO arrested
: A proclaimed offender (PO), Ram, resident of Bakhlaur, who was wanted by the Mukandpur police in a case registered against him under sections 406 and 420 of the IPC in 2007, has been arrested by the Mukandpur police under the special drive launched by the SSP, Narinder Bhargav.

Hostel opened: The Sandhu Institute of Nursing, Mahalon, organised a religious ceremony to mark the inauguration of a hostel building for B.Sc( Nursing) students here on Wednesday. Dr D.P.S. Sandhu, former Director, Health and Family Welfare, Principal Sukhminder Kaur, staff and students participated in the ceremony. The hostel having the capacity of 60 students has been equipped with the ultramodern facilities.

Minibus operators: The minibus operators of the state have been totally unhappy by the new Minibus Policy, recently announced by the state government, as the policy published in the Motor Transport Gadget is totally in contrast with the decisions taken by the Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, during the meetings with the representatives of the minibus operators’ union.

Pbi varsity results
: Punjabi University, Patiala, on Wednesday declared the results of BA (III), BCA (III) and BSc (biotechnology). The results will be available on the university website www.punjabiuniversity.ac.in. Controller (examinations) Pawan Kumar Singla said 15 annual results of various classes had already been declared.

Petroleum dealers:
The Petroleum Dealers Association, Kapurthala district, has urged the state government to reduce VAT on petroleum products on the pattern of Haryana and Himachal Pardesh so that these could be provided at equal rates throughout the region. In a meeting, headed by Swaran Singh Jaswal, held here on Wednesday, the association urged the government to act fast as thousands of persons, including tourists, were preferring to fill their vehicles with fuel from Chandigarh, Haryana or Himachal Pardesh in place of Punjab and the state was suffering financial loss in crores.

One killed in accident
: A person was killed in an accident today. The deceased has been identified as Jasvir, a resident of Ugana village, who was on his way towards Uksi village on a bike with his brother Amandeep. While Amandeep, who was driving the bike, received a phone call and got off the bike, his brother kept sitting when a speeding truck hit the vehicle and crushed Jasvir. A complaint in this regard was lodged by Amandeep and the truck driver was booked for rash driving. The body was handed over to the family after the autopsy.



: GGDSD College principal AC Vaid has been appointed as adjunct faculty member at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Canada. The appointment, which is an honorary academic appointment for a period of three years from May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2013, will entitle Vaid the right to claim association with the UFV and the right to use the title. He would also be supervising research scholars at UFV.

Representation submitted
: Dr Daler Multani, president of the Shelter Charitable Trust and Clean and Green Campaign, in a representation to the president of the Mohali District Planning Board has stated that the proposal to widen road from Balongi to Phase VIII bus stand would result in damage to green cover. The green cover along the roads was acting as green lungs for the residential sectors. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) was spending crores of rupees on removing the high-tension wire to allow widening of the road. Since GMADA is already laying 200-ft wide road from Chatt village up to Desu Majra at Kharar, there was no need to widen the road from Balongi to Phase VIII bus stand. The bus stand was also being shifted out.

Decisions hailed: BS Anand, president of the Mohali Industries Association, has appreciated the decisions taken by state government regarding the approval of Mega Industrial Park. He said, “This park will increase the business opportunities in the region and more investment will come to the town.” He added that, “The government should also take care of the existing industries. We know that infrastructure in the new industrial park will be world class and expect that the status of the existing industrial area will also the elevated.” The facility of hostels for working women would also help women from rural area to get employment in the local industries.


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