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Students honoured
: More than 200 brilliant and needy students were honoured by presenting mementoes, given scholarships and study material during a function organised by Shri Ramsharnam, a spiritual organisation, in its complex here on Sunday. All of them were also vaccinated free of cost for prevention from Students were honoured during a function in Abohar. Hepatitis-B and typhoid. Bhawna Sawhney, director of an NGO, Building Bright Generation said so far vaccination had been provided to about 1600 citizens during the monthly camps. Chief guest Vijay Chopra chairman of the Press Trust of India and chief of the Punjab Kesari newspaper group in Jalandhar lauded the efforts of the NGO.

Students were honoured during a function in Abohar. Photo: Raj Sadosh

Teachers with forged degrees lose job
: Eight ETT teachers were terminated on the direction of the Punjab and Haryana High Court after being found guilty of using forged degrees. It is learnt that they may go in for appeal in the Supreme Court. The Block Development and Panchayat Officer said Deedar Singh, Gulzar Singh, Mohinder Kaur, all of Sandalpur village, Sonia Banjuman, Gurinderpal Kaur Dhaulpur, Uttamjit Kaur Khanfatta and Anu Chandok were working with forged documents.

Green Design Studio comes up in Bathinda
: The Greenply Industries Limited today launched its exclusive brand shop — Green Design Studio in Bathinda. This is the eighth such studio in the country which aims at providing a world class interior shopping experience to the customers of Bathinda and would cater to all the interior designing requirements and provide end to end solution to the customers, said Subir Palit, country head, decorative division of the company. Palit added that the studio would provide in-house consultants to guide the customers in choosing designs. The VP (north) of the company Ravi Panday and several others including Vinod Bansal were present on the occasion.

Orientation function: An orientation function was held at Baba Farid College of Engineering and Technology on Monday. This interactive function was held to welcome the newly admitted batch of students in B-Tech first year. Dr Jasbir Singh Hundal, Director-Principal, threw light on the vision of managing director S. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal who believes in producing scholars at the national and international level. 

School teacher beats students
: Two students of class VIII of a private school have allegedly been beaten up by a private school teacher. They have been admitted to a local civil hospital. Lovkesh Kumar and Rohit Kumar, both cousins, in a statement to the press alleged that their maths teacher beat them today in the classroom. While citing the reason, they explained that they had not done their home work. As they could not solve the sums, the enraged teacher allegedly beat them up. Police station, city, in-charge Veer Chand said the police have not received any information or medico-legal report (MLR) from the hospital till late in evening. It is stated that efforts to resolve the issue in both the groups by the senior citizens were being made till late in evening. 

Chintpurni fair from today
: Pilgrimage for the eight-day-long heritage Sawan Ashtami fair of the shrine of Goddess Chintpurni will start tomorrow. More than 10 lakh pilgrims from northern India would pass through Hoshiarpur on their way to the holy shrine located in Una district of Himachal Pradesh. More than two dozens NGOs would organise free langars of various edible goods, including meals, snacks and soft drinks on the 52-km-long route from Hoshiarpur to Bharwain for the pilgrims. Automobile mechanics would provide free service for the repair of scooters, motorcycles, cars, etc. Similarly, barbers would do free service of shaving and cutting hair of pilgrims. Keeping in view the heavy rush of pilgrims, the police has made elaborate arrangements on the route from Hoshiarpur town to Mangowal village. 

Impure water
: 59 students fall ill: A total of 59 students of St Ezra School fell ill after consuming water from another school at Kharar where they had come to practice for Independence Day celebrations.These students of classes VIth to Xth were taken to a civil hospital at Kharar. As per authorities in school, when children returned to their school after practicing, a few of them complained of stomach ache. Later, several students complained of stomach ache and were taken to the hospital where they were kept under observation for two hours and were discharged later on. 

NGO organises function: An NGO, All India Sonia Gandhi Association, national president, Rishi Bishnoi, MC, administered oath to its newly appointed vice-president of the north zone unit, Davinder Sachdeva, at a local palace in a programme held here on Sunday. Hundreds of rural and urban residents participated in the programme. The membership identity cards and appointment letters were also issued to the office-bearers and members of the district-level and local-level leaders. Bishnoi, while addressing a large gathering, said the main agenda of the association is to work in social fields. 

Trust gets possession of land
: After a long legal battle, the Phagwara Improvement Trust today got possession of the more than 1,000 yards prime land which had been occupied by some earthen pot-makers and milk sellers. The Improvement Trust had allotted four plots, but as it could not provide possession, one of the plot holders was offered an alternative plot in another trust scheme, who accepted the offer. Now the Improvement Trust will allot three plots to the allottees and the fourth plot would be auctioned.

Bikes collide
: Two killed, 5 hurt: Two persons were killed and five others sustained serious injuries when two motorcycles collided on a blind turn in Turra village near Apra in Phillaur sub-division late last evening. The deceased were identified as Sat Paul of Masani village and Sonu of Jalandhar. The injured --- Raja, Paramjit Kaur, Rajni, Simran and Anjali --- were admitted in local Civil Hospital. Both bodies of the deceased were handed over to their families after conducting the post-mortem examination. 




Cricket meet from Aug:The Hansraj Cricket Academy, Panchkula, would organise Smt Kaushalya Devi Memorial League-cum-Knockout Cricket Tournament (U-10, U-14) at the school grounds from August 14. All matches would be played at the turf wicket. The winners and runners-up would be awarded individual prizes and also the best batsman, bowler, all rounder, fielder and wicket keeper would be selected during the tournament.

Protest for scholarships: The Student Organisation of India (SOI) on Monday protested against the pending scholarships to be awarded to the students of MTech (microelectronics), Panjab University. These students have qualified GATE 2009 and have demanded their pending postgraduate scholarship. “The matter has irked students as it’s been a year since they have not got the scholarships,” said SOI members. The students had also requested the UIET director, but nothing has been so far. 

Father seeks speedy probe: Father of Neha Ahlawat, who was brutally done to death by unidentified killers in Sector 38 (West) on July 30, on Monday met the UT IGP seeking a speedy probe into the case. @@Neha’s father Rajbir Singh Ahlawat had come to the UT Police Headquarters in Sector 9 after performing the ‘kirya’ of his daughter. It is learnt that IGP PK Srivastva had assured a speedy probe into the matter, saying that they police would soon crack the case. Mayor Anu Chatrath and Deputy Mayor Bhupinder Singh visited Ahlawat’s residence and condoled the family. The members of the Residents Welfare Association of Sector 38 took out a candle procession to show solidarity to the family.

No foolproof mechanism:The DOEACC had recently signed an agreement with the MC for preparing water bills on the basis of water meter readings. MC officials say the DOEACC can only calculate the water meter readings according to the slabs fixed by the MC, but it has no system to calculate the percentage of the hike in the proposed water tariff under different slabs.

Babies delivered in candlelight@@Kurali, August 9@@Two women delivered babies in candlelight at the Kurali Civil Hospital today. @@Raj Kaur of Sialba Majri village and Karamjit Kaur of Rattangarh delivered babies in the labour room of the hospital in candlelight following power failure. The babies, both boys, were delivered at 6.55 pm and 7.15 pm, respectively. @@SMO Dr Pawan Jagota said the transformer of the hospital was damaged a few days back and the work of installing the new equipment was on. — TNS

YPS closed today @@MOHALI: Following the BKU rally, Yadavindra Public School (YPS), Mohali, will remain closed on Tuesday, said vice-principal of the school Anita Kashyap. - TNS



Varsity declares results
: Jammu University declared the results of private candidates of BA/B.Sc./B.Com/ BBA/ BCA part-I here today.The total pass percentage was 10 per cent. The total number of private candidates, who were enrolled for the three-year degree (general) course exam 2010, was 14,897.


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