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Woman hurt after being set ablaze:
A woman, identified as Mamta, received serious burn injuries after her husband and in-laws allegedly set her ablaze in Sarangwal yesterday. The Chabbewal police has registered a case under section 307 and 498-A of the IPC against Naresh Kumar, his mother Amriti Devi and Jang, brother of his sister-in-law, in this regard. Last evening, Naresh Kumar, who has come here, along with other accused, sprinkled kerosene on her and set her ablaze due to which she was seriously wounded. She was admitted to the Civil Hospital.

Attempt to rape minor:
An unidentified person allegedly tried to sexually abuse a minor girl living in the slums near DAV College. According to the information, the girl was taking her bath under a public tap when the accused tried to rape her. However, the accused managed to flee from the spot, whereas the girl was rushed to the Civil Hospital in wounded condition. While several slum dwellers confirmed the incident, the SHO of police station number 1, Nirmal Singh, denied occurrence of any such incident. He claimed that the girl had gone to take bath under the tap where she sustained injuries as she accidentally slipped.

Residents raise funds to engage divers to locate boys:
Two boys, who were washed away in the Sutlej in Phillaur, could not be found even after 24 hours of the incident. And in the absence of administration’s help, residents of Phillaur, including few councilors, have to take the task of finding the boys in their own hands. Twelve divers have been engaged after residents collected funds for the purpose. Divers will be Rs 15,000. Vijay and Kulwinder of Phillaur got washed away in Sutlej on Sunday evening.



MSc interview:
The interview for admission to MSc first year (Hons) in botany, for candidates who have qualified the OCET 2010 in botany conducted by the university and have submitted admission forms, will be held on July 9 at 10.30 am at botany department in PU.

MA counselling: The second counselling for MA (Hindi) 1st semester will be held on July 7 at 10 am in PU Hindi department. According to chairperson, all candidates who failed to attend the 1st counselling should come with their original documents.

BPEd counselling: The counselling/interview for admission to BPEd (Special Education with Specialisation in Learning Disability), Semester-I, in the department of community education and disability studies, will be held on July 9 from 9 am at the library of the department (near Boys Hostel No.7). Students are advised to bring all original degrees/certificates/documents etc. Physical efficiency test for admission to BPEd (Bachelor of Physical Education) and MPEd (Master of Physical Education) courses will be held on July 7.

BA economics: PU has notified the dates and timing for admission to various courses in the department of economics. For BA (Hons), Ist semester, in economics, the interview will be held on July 6 at 9.30am at Arts Block 3. For MA (economics), Ist semester, the interview be held on July 9, at 9.30am.

ME admission: The interview for admission to ME (chemical), MTech (polymer) and MSc (industrial chemistry) will be held on July 8 at 10 am in the office of the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, PU. The selected candidates will be required to deposit the admission fee on July 9.

Reservation: The Syndicate of Panjab University, at its meeting on June 29, has restored five per cent reservation to Backward Class (BC) students seeking admission to the university teaching departments and PU regional centres. The departments where the date for submission of admission forms is over, the candidates can submit their applications under Backward Class Category by July 12.

Plantation drive: The Indian revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Ladies Association, in a special drive, planted more than 150 saplings. BC Bala, principal chief conservator of forests, inaugurated the function while PK Sirohi, chief commissioner, was the guest of honour.



Two bodies recovered:
Two unidentified bodies were recovered in Ambala City today. According to information, the body of a Nepali youth was recovered from the main drain in Jaggai Colony at Ambala City. The police has sent the body to the civil hospital for the autopsy. Another body was recovered from the waiting room of Ambala City railway station. The railway police transported the body to the civil hospital for the autopsy.

Sale of liquor prohibited:
The Panchkula District Magistrate has imposed a ban on the transportation, sale, serving or distribution of liquor in any manner within the jurisdiction of areas where the panchayat general election-2010 is to be held on July 6. The ban will remain in force at liquor vends, ahatas, hotels, restaurant, clubs and other establishments selling or serving liquor within the jurisdiction of areas where the elections are to be held in Panchkula district, according to sources.

Lightening damages temple: A portion of the Balmiki Temple at HMT, near Pinjore, was damaged after lightening struck the temple here on Monday. Amar Nath, president, Balmiki Sabha, said lightening struck the roof of the temple around 4 am, damaging the lintel. Walls and electrical fitting of the temple were also damaged. Electrical appliances of some adjoining houses were also affected in the incident.

The following have been elected office-bearers of the House Owners’ Welfare Association, Sector 9: president — VK Singla; vice-president — HK Sabharwal, general secretary — RK Luthra; treasurer— AP Gupta; and secretary — BN Bhat.


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