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Medical conference
: Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda, in collaboration with Physicians Forum and IMA Bathinda organized a CME on Saturday. Doctors from different specialties presented lectures to enhance knowledge in different fields. Dr Jatin Sareen presented lecture on 'Newer trends in breast cancer management', Dr Harpreet Singh Gilhotra on 'Sudden cardiac death prevention' and Dr Gaurav Singhal on 'Introducing vascular surgery.

More seats allocated: Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, has been sanctioned 30 seats of B.Sc. Animation by PTU, Jalandhar from the academic session 2010-11. This was disclosed by Prof. Shalini Gupta, DG of the group. Dr Zora Singh, chairman, DBGOI and Tajinder Kaur, vice- chairperson, congratulated the students and staff. 

Dera Bassi
College anniversary
: International Polytechnic College for Women celebrated its 25th anniversary. The organisation, established in 1985, had just four courses in the beginning. Now it has more than 12 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of fashion technology, interior designing, textile, NTT and beauty culture.

Bar council election: During a meeting of the bar association, Dera Bassi, new office bearers of the body have taken the charge. Anmol Singh and Harbhajan Singh Khari were announced the president and the general secretary, respectively. Other office bearers of the old team of the association were included in the new team.

3 held for black marketing: The Lalru police has arrested three persons for black marketing kerosene oil. Those booked have been identified as depot holder Venod Kumar and his brother Pawan Kumar, both residents of Lalru, and Pintu. The accused have been sent to judicial remand for 14 days. 

Golden jubilee celebrations
: A series of activities will be organised at Khalsa College, Patiala, on Sunday. The college is celebrating its golden jubilee. An akhand path was organised on the college campus. Harmail Singh Tohra, while congratulating principal and staff of the college, said teachers should play the role of nation builders. A kirtan was also organised. 



Patwari manhandles cop
: A patwari of Mohali was arrested for allegedly manhandling a PCR official who had come to an accident spot near PCL traffic junction here. The patwari, who was in an inebriated state, abused the cop and manhandled him. A case under Sections 186 and 353 of the IPC has been registered against the patwari.

Eye camp: India Oil Company Ltd, Baba Janki Dass Truck Operators Society, JP Eye Hospital, Mohali, and Yuvsatta (an NGO), organised a free eye check-up camp at Transport Union near Dara Studio in Mohali on Sunday. Doctors from JP Eye Hospital examined around 105 patients, mainly drivers, mechanics of the area for external eye infections, vision loss caused by nutritional deficiency, conjunctivitis, refractive errors and various other ailments. Around 15 were referred to hospitals for cataracts. The camp was inaugurated by chief divisional retail sales manager of Indian Oil Sanjiv Kakkar. Sukhwinder Singh, president of the Truck Operators Society, was among the speakers. 

Illegal liquor seized
: The excise and taxation department arrested three persons for smuggling 500 cartons of English wine worth Rs 4.25 lakh near Suraj Theatre in Sector 1 on Friday night. A naka was laid near the theatre. As a truck carrying illegal liquor approached near the naka the officials directed the driver to stop the vehicle. On inspection 500 cartons of English wine were found loaded, which the accused had brought from Darua village in Chandigarh and were carrying it to Saharanpur, UP. Driver Shishpal, along with his two companions, were arrested by the police and produced before the city magistrate who released them on bail on Saturday.



Industrial visit
: BBA and BCom students of Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Management were taken on an industrial visit to Metro Plywood Industries Ltd. Managing director of Metro Plywood Industry Harsh Chopra told students that the company was a manufacturer and supplier of different types of plywood like Chinese ash, exterior grade, softwood and block board. The industrial visit enhanced the knowledge of students.

Ex-MLA bereaved
: Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda visited Chang village here on Sunday to condole the death of Vidyawati, mother of former MLA Shashi Ranjan Parmar. HPCC working president Kuldeep Sharma accompanied him. Hooda said Vidyawati was a religious woman and done a lot of work for the welfare of people.

Landslide endangers lives
: A huge landslide in the Virat Nagar is endangering the BEd college hostel near Himshikha colony of Pinjore. The college administration has urged the Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, to make arrangement for the safety measures. On Saturday night, due to land slide on the bank of Kaushalaya River, more than 30-foot ditch was formed. Subsequently there is an acute danger for the existence of the BEd hostel, which is also situated on the bank of same river. 

Mobile shop burgled: A mobile and garment shop was burgled in Pinjore on Saturday night. Hitesh Navratan, proprietor of the shop in the main bazaar, Pinjore, in his complaint to the police, stated that the thieves decamped with mobile phones and garments worth lakhs of rupees. He came to know about the incident this morning when he saw his shop’s door open.



Nod to plan for Ganderbal 
: Minister for Rural Development, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Sagar on Saturday stressed the need for achieving targets within a fixed period and utilising the funds earmarked for various sectors without compromising on quality of the works. The minister, who is also the chairman of the District Development Board, Ganderbal, was addressing a meeting of the officials of various departments. Reviewing the current year’s plan, the board approved the district plan for Ganderbal at over Rs 60 crore. 

2 jawans killedin mishap: Two jawans were killed and four others injured in a road accident today in Kupwara district on Sunday. According to the police, the jawans were killed when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge near the ICN tower in the Tangdhar area along the LoC in the district. 


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