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Canadian varsities
: Dr Glenwood Irons, Director, International Development Market, of two Canadian universities, University of Brock, Toronto and University of Kwantlen , Vancouver, visited BIS Group of Institutes on Monday. Impressed by the infrastructure and its computer laboratories and library set up in the rural area of Punjab, he said that the Canadian universities have agreed to give opportunity to the students of BIS Group and its sister institutes, i.e. SAS Group, Mohali, SUS Group, Tangori and GGS Group Talwandi Sabo in IT, computer science, biotechnology and management from session 2010-11. H.S Dhaliwal, Canada, director MS Dhanju, dean Dr RP Gupta, principal Dr SS Bhardwaj and principal Swaranjit Singh were present. 

Book released: Income Tax Commissioner, Bathinda, HS Sohi released renowned Punjabi writer late Ram Sarup Anakhi’s book “Haddin Baithe Pind” at the Teachers’ Home, here on Tuesday.Speakers informed that the book contained Anakhi’s experience about 25 villages, where he moved throughout his life.Surjeet Patar, Amardeep Gill and Jagmohan Kaushal were prominent among those who attended the event. 

Man run over by train
: Ajmer Singh (60) of Uppal Khalsa village was run over by a train near Phillaur Railway Station while crossing the railway lines on Monday night. GRP has registered a case and sent the body to the Civil Hospital, Phillaur, for the autopsy.

Jewellery worth Rs 2.5 lakh stolen:The house of Mukesh Gupta, a trader, was reportedly burgled in Guru Nanak Nagar in Goraya on Monday.The burglars took away gold jewellery worth Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 35,000 cash from the house. The Goraya police has registered a case.

MoU signed
: Sahibzada Ajit Singh Academy (SASA) signed an MoU with Garforth Community College, Leeds, England. Seven students of the academy were sent on a 10-day trip to England.



Pensioners' body: The election to various office-bearers of the Senior Citizens Federation North Zone (NZ) comprising Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K and Chandigarh was held at the Senior Citizens Centre, Sector 15, Panchkula. Manmohan Singh Walia was elected president, SD Kalia senior vice-president and DP Piplani secretary of the organisation. Walia said all pending matters with the union and state governments would be taken up. 


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