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Ex-servicemen seek CBI probe into Adarsh scam:
The SAD ex-servicemen wing has demanded an inquiry by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court or by the CBI to identify guilty in the Adarsh Housing Society flats scandal in which the flats meant for widows of Kargil heroes have been grabbed by many VVIPs, including two former Army Chiefs and a former Navy Chief, besides politicians and bureaucrats. President of the wing Gurjinder Singh Sidhu said the scam has tarnished the glorious image of the armed forces.

Land allotment to adarsh schools by Nov 25: All private partners, who have opted to setup Adarsh Schools in the state, will be allotted land by 25th of this month and construction of these schools will start by end of this year. Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday asked Chief Secretary SC Agrawal to authorise the state’s DCs in this regard and in case of any legal problem with any particular site, take a decision himself to shift the site to another unrepresented village.



PEC fest from Nov 19:
PEC University of Technology today invited applications for PEC Fest 2010 to be held from November 19 to 21. Highlights of the event will be a dance competition “Groovz” and a fashion show “Glitterati”. The fest will also have a rock night “TNT Rock Nyt” and a “Star Nyt”, where musicians from across the country will perform. Details of the events are available on www.pecfest.in.

Workshop: The department of journalism and mass communication, GGDSD College, Sector 32, organised a film-making workshop today. Prof PS Nirola was the resource person. During the session, students learnt about various aspects of different genres of film making with special emphasis on scriptwriting and camera techniques. Professor Nirola urged students to think out of the box while idealising or executing their projects.

Papers presented: The two-day UGC sponsored national seminar on “Global Environmental Issues and Climate Change” concluded at MCM DAV College for Women. Around 13 illustrious papers were presented. The papers were based on diverse issues ranging from science to literature. Chief guest Prof RC Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, PU, presided over.



Youth commits suicide:
Hounded by the police on a complaint filed by a grain market trader, a man jumped into the Bhakra Main Canal in Tohana town on Wednesday. The police had “picked up” Bantoo, brother of Rajesh, for stealing paddy. The trader had alleged that the two brothers were seen stealing paddy from his shop. He was allegedly tortured by the police. Frightened at the possibility of being tortured like his brother, Rajesh ended his life by jumping into the canal.

The Akhil Bharatiya Jat Mahasabha has decided to step up its stir on quota for Jats in government jobs with a rally here on December 5, a spokesperson of the mahasabha said here recently. The samiti has already announced a meeting in New Delhi on November 25.


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