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Presentation: A presentation on “Research and Teaching Methods in Mathematics and Science” was given by Dr Philip L
Balcaen, faculty of education, University of British Columbia, Canada, at Guru Nanak Girls College on Saturday. HS
Mamik, chairperson, Association of Private Schools of Chandigarh, accompanied him. Principal Dr Charanjit Mahal welcomed the guests and said the lecture aimed at polishing students’ knowledge and help them become precursors of their respective fields. Dr Philip L Balcaen gave a comprehensive and detailed presentation on education opportunities available at University of British Columbia.
Three held: The police has arrested three residents of Samana - Yash
Chhabra, Santosh Chhabra and Ashok Chhabra - for allegedly harassing Yash’s wife for bringing inadequate dowry. The victim,
Rashmi, alleged that she was married to Yash on December 10, 2009, and soon after their marriage, her husband
Yash, mother-in-law Santosh and her husband’s uncle, Ashok, started harassing her for bringing inadequate dowry. They asked her to bring Rs 5 lakh and a car from her parents. However, when she refused to meet their demand, she was allegedly thrown out of the house.
Documentary on Dhindsa: A filmmaker will make a documentary on the life history of veteran Akali Dal leader Sukhdev Singh
Dhindsa. Director Jatin Gurudev said it would cover his entire life starting from his village in
Sangrur. The “mahurat” shot was filmed on Wednesday at Dhindsa’s residence in the national capital. Baba Sukhdev Singh
Bedi, the 16th descendant of Guru Nanak Dev, gave the “mahurat” shot. The documentary will be named “Siyasat Da Olympian” and will be available in Hindi, English and Punjabi.
Cops honoured: The policemen who busted members of Topi gang of highway robbers were honoured by Punjab Director General of Police P.S. Gill at here today. Those honoured were Dorangla SHO Yoga Singh, Dinanagar SHO Sukhpal Singh and Surjit Singh
Buter, In charge CIA staff, Gurdaspur.
Phagwaraed in road mishap: Amritpal Singh of Adampur was killed, while Sandeep Singh sustained serious injuries when the motorcycle they were riding on collided with a heavy vehicle near Rihana-Jattan village on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road last night.
The police has registered a case against unknown vehicle driver who sped away along with the vehicle after hitting the motorcycle. The body of Amritpal Singh was handed over to the family members after post-mortem examination. The injured was admitted to the
Warning for panchayats: Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati
Raj, warned the panchayats against using substandard material in the development works carried out in the villages. Any panchayat found guilty of using substandard material would face action, he added. He was addressing a rural gathering at Bath village, eight kms from here today. The minister said grants for the development of the villages were released without any discrimination and the state government was committed for providing basic facilities to the village at par with the towns. The minister also released grants worth Rs 15 lakh for the overall development of the village and a grant of Rs 31,000 to the village health club. The minister also highlighted the different development schemes of the state government.
claims life: Twenty two-year-old youth lost his life in an accident involving a stray animal near Sarhali village, 25 km from here, late last evening.
Jatinder Singh, a resident of this town, lost control over his motorcycle in panic when a stray animal appeared from nowhere. He was declared brought dead by the doctors at the hospital. A report under Section 174 of the CrPC has been lodged at Sarhali police station.This is the fifth such incident in one and a half months involving stray animals. Six persons have died in these mishaps.