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CET law-2010 counselling extended to August 9
: The last date for second counselling of CET law-2010 conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University for online counselling admission to five and three-year law courses has been extended to August 9. Earlier the last date was August 8. Coordinator Dr Satish Verma said the last date was extended to August 9 because August 8 fell on Sunday. He said due to holiday the students could not be able deposit their counselling/shifting fee in the bank on August 8.

Results declared: The results of MA (police administration)-I examination conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University in April, 2010, were declared today. The results are available on university website www.gndu.ac.in, a university press release said.

Protest held: Members of the Punjab Education Department Ministerial Staff (Sub Offices) Association, Amritsar, held a dharna outside the office of the District Education Officer (Secondary) in favour of their demands here today. President of the district chapter of the Association Dalbir Singh Bajwa said the major demand was to scrap the obsolete type test for clerks and introduce computer training and test. The Director General School Education had provided computer training to clerical staff of its department but no effort has been made to promote them.

Officiating NC President
: The Municipal Council Quadian elected Dalwinderjit Singh Khehra of the Congress as the officiating MC President. Khehra got the support of 11 councillors in 15 member house. Besides, eight members of the Congress, 3 BJP councillors also supported Khehra. A meeting of councillors of was held here today under the chairmanship of Gurdaspur Deputy Commissioner Prithi Chand as per the instructions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Three BJP councillors --- Sukhwinder pal Singh Bhatia, Harbhajan Singh and Kamlesh Kumari --- supported the Congress. Four SAD councillors remained absent in the meeting.

: A survey by the Global Human Resource Development Centre revealed that Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi, has been ranked seventh in Punjab. 

5-kg opium recovered
: The police has recovered 5-kg opium and arrested two persons on this connection. The accused were arrested while travelling in an Indigo car (PB 42 B 6056) near Bhairopur village T-point. Those arrested have been identified as Gurinderpal Singh Sharma, alias Rinku Patiala, and Karnail Singh, alias Chicha, from the Gugga Marhi area in Patiala. They have been booked under various sections of the NDPS Act. 

Saplings planted
: MP Singh, senior executive engineer, Aggar Nagar division, in collaboration with the Punjab Youth Forum, an NGO, planted 100 saplings in the divisional office on the occasion of the ongoing sapling plantation drive in the Central zone of Punjab State Power Corporation (Powercom). 

Clinical Establishment Bill
: Reacting sharply to the speeches made in favour of the Clinical Establishment Bill in the Rajya Sabha, district IMA president Dr Paramjit Maan, in a press release here yesterday, said the debate on the bill had exposed the real faces of the public representatives who claimed to be championing the cause of the common man. While voicing the demand of reviewing the bill before voting in the Lok Sabha, Maan exhorted the members of the different units of the IMA to make the MPs of their respective areas aware of the fact that in reality the proposed bill would make the delivery of healthcare services out of the reach of the common man.

Tarn Taran
Seminar on breastfeeding
: The Health Department organised a seminar on breastfeeding here yesterday. Mothers of newborns and officials of the department participated in the seminar. Civil Surgeon Dr Balwinder Singh Kalsi stressed the importance of the mother feed calling it a complete diet for the newborn which enabled them fight diseases. 

Teachers’ protest on Aug 8: Gurwinder Singh Rampur, state president of the Computers Teachers Union (Contractual), has condemned the state government for not regularising their services in spite of giving them assurances a number of times. Gurwinder was here to address a meeting of computers teachers of the district. He said both the SAD and the BJP in their election manifestos had assured to regularise them. 



Gymnastics meet from today: Sacred Souls’ School, Gharuan (Mohali), will be organising the sixth National Trampoline Tumbling Gymnastics Championship from August 6 to 8. A total of 14 states have already reached the venue, while the remaining ones are on their way. The selection of Indian team for the Asian Games will also be held during the nationals.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab module of the State Bank of India Officers’ Association: zonal president- Virender Kaushal; deputy general secretary- Devinder Pal Singh Chhabra; assistant general secretary- Ashok Wadhera; zonal treasurer- Sanjeev Sharma Banka; and regional secretaries- (region 1) RPS Sachdeva and Rajeev Sharma; (region 2) Sushil Kundra and Pankaj Sharma; (region 3) KC Sharma and Pardeep Bhardwaj. 

Youths booked for interference
: Jaspreet Singh, a resident of Gobindgarh in Fatehgarh Sahib, received head injuries after he fell from his motorcycle on being signalled to stop by a police party near Phase V market. Meanwhile, the youths -- Jaspreet and Gurinder Singh -- alleged that the cops forcibly stopped them which led to the accident. To save itself from any embarrassment, the police registered a case of obstructing a government official from performing duty. In the complaint, Constable Harman Singh said he was at the naka duty near Phase V market when Jaspreet and Gurinder, who were riding the motorcycle without wearing helmets, refused to obey his order to stop and instead started abusing him. A case under Sections 353, 186 and 34 of the IPC has been registered.

Man abducts father: In a family drama resulting out of ownership of a piece of land, a man allegedly kidnapped his father after assaulting his sister-in-law in Phase VII on Wednesday night. Ramajit Kaur, a resident of Phase VII, told the police that his brother-in-law, Gurdeep Singh, along with his wife, son and some other persons, barged into her house and started thrashing her and her niece. Gurdeep then abducted his father. A two-acre land in the native village of the family is said to be the bone of contention. A case under Sections 452, 364, 147, 149, 323 and 506 of the IPC has been registered at the Matour police station. 

Body found
: An unidentified body of a man in mid-40s was found under mysterious circumstances near Artificial Limbs Centre situated on the Zirakpur-Chandigarh highway here on Thursday. According to the police, the deceased was apparently a beggar and was roaming in the area from the past few days. However, a roadside vendor said the body was decomposed. The body has been kept for identification at the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, for 72 hours.

Mobiles stolen: Thieves struck at a mobile store, The Store, located near Zirakpur MC office and decamped with mobile phones worth about Rs 50,000 here on Thursday. According to Vikas Singla, owner of the shop, the theft came to light in the morning when he entered the shop. The thieves also took away mobile accessories, he claimed. 



Disbursal of pay sought
:The state IPH Ministerial Staff Association’s district unit has expressed concern over non-disbursal of pay to seven senior assistants for July by the IPH authorities.The association urged the Hamirpur XEN to disburse the salary at the earliest.“Some of the employees have already overdrawn extra pay and we have asked them to adjust the amount and a few of them have not even made online entries for the past six months that is now mandatory,” said Hamirpur XEN SK Dhiman.

NIFT director lodges eve-teasing complaint
:The police yesterday registered a case against two unidentified youths for allegedly indulging in eve teasing of girl students of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), near Chebb, on the outskirts of the town.Kangra Sub-Divisional Police Officer Jeet Singh Thakur said director of the NIFT Dinesh Rangra had got registered a complaint that two unidentified youths indulged in eve teasing of girl students on July 30.


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