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Valedictory function:
Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology organised valedictory function for its Executive Director Dr H.N. Chandrawat. Dr Rajneesh Arora, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Technical University, was the chief guest. Dr Chandrawat, Alumnus of Thapar Institute, joined this college in 2003.

Felicitation: Rotary Club felicitated Dr Atamjit Singh Gill, former Principal, Government Dental College, and awarded a certificate of distinction for his exemplary contribution in the field of education. Post retirement, he is settled at Sri Ganganagar and heading a private Dental College and Research Institute.

Biker killed:
Motorcyclist Gagandeep Singh, son of Kulbir Singh of Chhetra village, Una district (Himachal Pradesh), died on the spot when a tractor-trailer hit his motorcycle (PB-07W-2886) near Chagran on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road this morning. After the accident the driver of the tractor-trailer sped from the scene along with his vehicle. The Police has registered a case in this connection.

Health centre:
Health Minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla will lay the foundation stone of a 30-bedded community health centre (CHC) at the Punjab Armed Police (PAP) complex tomorrow. A spokesperson for the PAP informed that the health centre would come up at a cost of Rs 5 crore in one year.

Murder accused acquitted:
The court of additional district and sessions judge of Moga, SK Aggarwal, has on Friday acquitted a 22-year-old youth Baljinder singh, son of Jasbir Singh, a resident of Sattowal village (Ludhiana), languishing in the jail for the past over three years facing trial in a blind murder case, for lack of direct evidence and weak circumstantial evidence putting a question mark on the police investigation.

Lineman electrocuted:
Ranjit Singh, lineman of Powercom, was electrocuted in Thakaraki village this afternoon. He was working on an electricity poll for repairing works.The body of the deceased has been sent to local Civil Hospital for the post-mortem examination.



Forum resents hike in rent:
The National Secular Forum (NSF) yesterday protested against the new order of the Dean Student Welfare (DSW) for increasing the rent of the Rajinder Singh auditorium at Jammu University. Protesters gheraoed the office of the DSW for almost half an hour and pressed for the withdrawal of the new order.



Lok adalat on Nov 9: The state legal services authority will be organising a lok adalat at the court premises of Dehradun, Vikas Nagar, Rishikesh and Chakrata on November 9. Civil judge, district legal services authority, today said that the authority has arranged for the lok adalat and those who are interested in getting their cases solved on the spot should reach the court on that day.


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