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Conference on technology: The two-day international conference on “technology and information system” concluded at DAV College here. C.L. Kochher, Regional Director (Engineering Colleges), DAV CMC, highlighted the academic significance of the conference. He said, “This conference will send new ripples in academia by becoming a signifier to signify the motif of quality research.” Dr Hardeep Singh, professor, Department of Computer and Engineering, Guru Nanak Dev University, emphasised the need of organising these conferences in the field of academic. He focused on the need to overcome digital divide in order to develop a homogeneous society rich in IT knowledge. More than 120 research papers were presented in the conference. The major research papers included “artificial intelligence” by Dr S. Raviraja, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Dr G.D. Sharma, former Vice- Chairman, UGC, presented his thoughts on the concept of “cloud computing”. Dr Yasmeen Fatimah from California, USA, presented her ideas on “social networking trends and web as an effective platform for collaboration and sharing information.”

Monthly pension
: The Sahara Club distributed Rs 15,000 among 50 poor persons under its monthly pension scheme. Naval Malhotra of the Congress distributed the money. Each person was given Rs 300 each. Function was held at the Congress Bhawan here.

Inter-college hockey tourney begins
: Punjabi University Inter-College Girls Hockey Championship began at the DAV College in Bathinda on Monday. According to college, five teams, including Modi College, Patiala, University Campus, Physical Education College, Mastuana, LBS Arya College, Barnala and DAV College, Bathinda are participating in the tournament. The matches are being played at Sports Stadium, Bathinda. The final would be held at November 24.

Arya Samaj function
: There is a dire need to follow the teachings of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, founder of Arya Samaj, to eradicate social evils like female foeticide, addiction and dowry. These views were expressed by the well-known social activist Dr Ajay Bagga while addressing on 108th annual function of Arya Samaj here last evening. Local leaders of Arya Samaj threw light on the life of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati who always stood for the development of downtrodden. Students of various local schools participated in symposium and other competitions in which Surbhi and Gaurav of Vidya Mandir School secured first and third position, respectively, whereas Deepika Kaushal of Government Girls Railway Mandi Senior Secondary School bagged second prize.

J&K Rifles celebrates reunion
: The Jammu & Kashmir Rifles celebrated its 11th reunion somewhere in the western sector from November 18. The celebration concluded today. As part of the reunion various functions were organised. Lieut-Gen B.S. Jaswal of the regiment, a number of serving and retired Army officers participated in the celebrations. The regiment remembered its martyrs and a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the War Memorial of Jammu & Kashmir Rifles Regimental Centre. A special sainik sammelan was held at the regimental centre which was addressed by Lieut-Gen Jaswal and Lieut-Gen G.S. Rawat, former Colonel of the regiment.

Youth killed
: A Nepali youth was run over by a train near Bhattian village between Goraya and Phillaur last night. The railway police is investigating to establish whether it is a case of suicide or an accident.

Purse snatched: Two unidentified motorcyclists snatched a purse of a woman, Anju Bala, at Atta village, near Goraya, last night. The victim was returning home when the snatchers struck. The police has registered a case.

: Traffic on the Chandigarh-Ambala Highway came to a standstill for over two hours following a collision between a private bus and a swift car near the Zirakpur-Chandigarh barrier here this evening. Driver of the car had a narrow escape. Meanwhile, the police reached the spot and started investigation.



Free health camp at DAV:
A free health check-up camp was organised at DAV School, Surajpur, near here, on Saturday. Facilities for eye and dental check-up were made available at the camp, which was conducted by a team of doctors from an eye hospital in Panchkula. Dr Suman and Dr Santosh Kakkar examined the patients for dental and general ailments. Madhu Bahl inaugurated the camp. She appreciated the efforts of the principal and staff members.



Vocational training
: The Food Science and Technology Centre of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCS HAU), Hisar, has decided to organise vocational training programmes of one-week duration free of cost for the SC/ST youths at its complex from November 27.

62 challaned Karnal: The police challaned 62 persons at nakas set up at 67 places in the district during the night domination drive. It also checked 778 
vehicles and 392 suspected persons under the initiative of district police chief Rakesh Arya, who constituted a team of three DSPs, nine Inspectors, 36 Sub-Inspectors, 94 Assistant Sub-Inspectors and 282 constables to maintain a strict vigil from 11 pm to 4 am.


Five held, 1,190 cement bags seized
: The Rajouri policeon Monday arrested five persons illegally transporting a large number of cement bags from Punjab to the state without paying tax. The police said the accused were held on the charge of tax evasion and three trucks loaded with 1,190 bags of cement were impounded. Those arrested were identified as Jarnail Singh, Pawan Gill, Bodh Raj, Ajay Singh and Sheeru. A case has been registered at Rajouri police station in this regard.

6.45 kg charas seized
: The police has arrested one person and seized 6.45 kg of charas from his possession in the Beijbehara area of Anantnag district. The arrested person has been identified as Mohammad Akram Bhat, a resident of Takiyabal, Bijbehara, the police said, adding that a case has been registered.

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