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Education project:
Fifty students were selected for the state government-sponsored education project after a counselling session here today. Students, who had cleared the state-level entrance test, would be admitted to Class XI and would be tutored in order to crack the IIT Joint Entrance Examination after completing Class XII.

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Bid to break open ATM:
An attempt was made to break open the ATM of Indian Bank here on the Barwala road when no security guard was present at the spot. The police investigation is on.

Strike called off:
The safai karamcharis of the MC called off their indefinite strike today as the district administration agreed to provide land for dumping garbage.

2 killed in mishap:
Sukhdeep Sharda (29) of Thandian village and Amarjit Kaur (38) of Nawanshahr, were killed in a collision between a Mohindra Jeep and cycle on the Nawanshahr-Jalandhar road here this morning.

Mining sites auction:
All 63 mining sites of the district were auctioned for six months for Rs 8.5 crore here Friday. A firm, Gurpreet Singh Kuldip Singh, got the contract after offering the highest bid of Rs 8.5 crore.



2 held with hashish:
Sleuths of the Narcotics Control Bureau today arrested two persons, including a foreigner, for possessing 525 gms of hashish and methacolon. The accused, identified as William Janki, a Nigerian national, and Kehav Ram, who hails from Himachal Pradesh, were nabbed from Sector 17. The police said the drugs were being smuggled to Himachal Pradesh.

Course: The closing session of English speaking course was held on Saturday at Government Senior Secondary School, Raipur Khurd, here. A total of 35 girl students from the school attended the course. Principal RK Sharma stressed upon the need for such programmes.

MA sociology introduced: The Postgraduate Government College for Girls celebrated the launch of MA (sociology) course recently. The department of sociology has become the ninth postgraduate department of the college after dance, music (instrumental), music (vocal), economics, public administration, botany, zoology and chemistry. Principal Achla Dogra inaugurated the department and blessed the students.

Vanamahotsava: Sri Aurobindo School celebrated Vanamahotsava here on Thursday. Environment club of the school organised various activities, like planting saplings. A skit was also staged to spread the message of greener planet.

Teej celebrated:
Saupinís School, Sector 70, Mohali, is celebrating Teej Week. The week started on July 24. Special attractions were mehandi and painting competitions. Tiny tots performed trijan, giddha and kilkli to mark the occasion.

Ladies Club honours Madhu Prakash, first complainant in the Ruchika molestation case, at Panchkula on SaturdayHonoured:
Appreciating the patience and will power shown by Madhu Prakash, complainant in Ruchikaís molestation case, the Panchkula Ladies Club (PLC) today honoured her for fighting the case for 19 years. Sharda Kathpalia, president PLC, said Madhu being a fearless lady acted strong to protect the honour of ladies. Addressing the club members Madhu motivated the members to come forward to fight injustice.
Ladies Club honours Madhu Prakash, first complainant in the Ruchika molestation case, at Panchkula on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Man electrocuted: Dalbara, a resident of Manakya village near Ramgarh, was electrocuted when he accidentally touched the electricity wires passing over his house this morning. He was immediately rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6, where doctors declared him brought dead. His body was handed over to the family members after autopsy.


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