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3 vice-chairmen appointed:
The Local Government, Industry and Commerce Minister on Thursday appointed Sukhmander Singh Grewal as vice-chairman of the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation; Ram Saran Prashar as vice-chairman of the Punjab Information and Communication Technology Corporation and KK Kathuria, present member of the Punjab Khadi Village Industry Board as vice-chairman of the Punjab KVIB.

Mandi Gobindgarh
Lord Dhanvantri is said to be the progenitor of ayurveda,” said Dr Loveleen Kaur, principal, Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital (DBAC), at a function organised to mark Dhanvantri Jayanti. The institute celebrates Dhanvantri Jayanti every year. A havan is held on the campus. Desh Bhagat Group chairman Dr Zora Singh distributed Diwali gifts among employees. Among others present on the occasion included director-general Shalini Gupta and Dr Arjun Singh, director, Desh Bhagat Engineering College. 

Arrested:The police has arrested a person and recovered 500-gm opium from his possession. The accused has been identified as Ranjot Singh of Begumpur village. The police said the accused was nabbed during a naka near Masani village. 

One arrested with 500 gm opium: The police has arrested a drug smuggler identified as Ranjot Singh of Begumpur village and seized 500 gm of opium from his possession. DSP Parampal Singh said the accused was nabbed during a nakabandi near Masani village. The police has also impounded his motorcycle (PB-32B-9549), the DSP said.



The Punjab Government has appointed Harmel Singh as the Legal Adviser  of PUDA. He is currently  serving as the Legal Adviser in GMADA.



Award for ‘Ammaji’
Local girl Meghna Malik, popularly known as ‘Ammaji’ for her role in TV serial ‘Na Ana Is Desh Lado’ has been adjudged the best actress for her negative role by the Indian Television Academy. Earlier, she was awarded a national award for this role.



Unidentified man’s body recovered
:An unidentified body of a man was recovered from the bank of the Tawi at the Jagwan area in Khour today.
The police said the man, appearing to be in his early-forties, might had drowned in the river and the water currents brought the body to the bank. It added that the body had been shifted to GMCH here for the post-mortem. The police has initiated inquest proceedings in this regard and is trying to establish his identity. 

Three killed in road mishap:
Three persons, including a woman, were killed when the car they were travelling in collided with a sports utility vehicle in central Kashmir’s Budgam district today, officials said.
The accident took place near Magam, 25 km from here, they said. Meanwhile, one person died and another was injured when a load carrier overturned last night at Damhal Hanjipora in Kulgam district, 80 km from here, the police said. 

Wani is new Public Information Officer:The state government has nominated Additional Commissioner, Kashmir, Abdul Majeed Wani as the new Public Information Officer (PIO) under the Right to Information Act, an official spokesman said. Wani, has been designated as the PIO under the RTI Act in the office of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, he said. He will be assisted by Assistant Public Information Officer Abdul Khaliq Najar. 



Candle march in memory of rain-hit victims:
The Uttarakhand State Congress Committee held a candle march in the memory of families who lost their lives and property in rain-induced disaster. The committee members observed two-minute silence and urged the government to provide permanent habitation to those living in tents. Those who participated in the candle march include Madan Lal Gupta, Tilak Raj Sonkar, Anuj Bhardwaj, Shamsher and others. 


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