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Launch of religious book:
Former Chief Commissioner, Income Tax, S.J.S Pal, has written a book, “Knowing About the Shabd Guru”. Penned in English, the text of the book is in question and answer format that explains facts regarding Guru Granth Sahib. Earlier, Pal has written two novels, two books on poetry, a book on Sikh history and 16 books on Income Tax.

New fashion stores in city: Stores of Jack and Jones, the international denims and apparel brand for men, and Vero Moda, the fast fashion brand for women, both from the house of international fashion company Bestseller, were opened here today.

Entrance test: Yatin Arora, a student of Institute of Commerce and Mathematics, bagged ninth position in the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) for admission in chartered accountancy. The CPT is a nationwide entrance test and is conducted twice a year. Sahil Malik, another student of the institute, secured second rank in the state.

200 examined at camp:
Dr Nivedita Dhanda and Dr Sukhdip Singh Boparai, chief consultants, Patiala Eye Hospital, examined more than 200 patients at an eye camp. The camp was organised at Peer Baba Bhikam Shah, Gharam village. Free medicines were distributed among patients. A langar was also organised.

Eye check-up camp: Surinder Kumar Jakhar, director, International Cooperative Alliance, during a free eye check-up camp at village Diwan Khera, Abohar, recently offered to hold seminars on health in villages.



Freshers welcomed:
MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, on Tuesday organised its annual induction programme to welcome freshers. Seniors organised a skit. The college felicitated various students. Divya Gurnay of BA-III was honoured for being part of the first all-women team to scale 19,090 m high Rudugaira Peak in Gangotri belt. Prabhjot, whose project has been selected for the IISER, was also honoured. Aastha Sharma was felicitated for receiving the International Rotaract Achievers prize.



MC chief
: Harjinder Singh, an INLD councillor, from ward number 7 was elected president of the Rania Municipal Committee (MC) on Tuesday. In an election for the committee, Prem Jindal from ward number 5 was elected vice-president. Out of the 15 municipal wards, nine councilors owing their allegiance to the INLD and one independent attended the meeting and they elected the office-bearers unanimously. The INLD had earlier established its hold over the Ellenabad and Sirsa municipal committees.


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