PTU seminar: A two-day seminar on ‘Integrating human values in technical education’ organised by the Punjab Technical University concluded on the campus of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology here. Principal Secretary Technical Education Suresh Kumar stressed on the purity of thoughts and conduct in real life. He endorsed the inclusion of the subject as a part of the curriculum from the next session. Addressing the gathering, Dr Rajeev Sangal from International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, said that their experiment on inclusion of a human values course had proven to be a great success as it helped the students differentiate between values and superficial life. He also stressed that it had helped the students adopt a more rational, universal and humanistic approach.
2.5ºC at Adampur: Adampur remained the coldest in the plains with the maximum of 2.5º C followed by Amritsar and Bathinda, which recorded a low of 5.5º C. The mercury is on a constant decline in the region with extreme cold conditions in the morning and evening hours. Chandigarh remained at a low of 5.6º C while Pathankot recorded a low temperature of 6.2º C. In the upper reaches, Jammu recorded a minimum of 8.4º C. Mercury dipped at Udampur and recorded a low of 3.7º C. While Srinagar saw a freezing low temperature of minus 3.5º C bringing a normal life to a halt.
Moharram: The Muslim National Front, Punjab, would organise a grand procession in the city on December 17 to observe Moharram held in the memory of the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain. Front president Syed Yaqub Hussain Naqvi would lead a procession while the main function would be held at Dargah Baba Qadri, Nakodar chowk in the city.
Dharminder lifts World Bodybuilding trophy: Gym instructor of Lovely Professional University, Dharminder Singh, has brought laurels by being declared as the World Champion-2010 in the World Fitness and Bodybuilding Championship-2010 held in Republic of Slovakia. Competitors from 92 countries from across the world participated in the event. He grabbed a gold medal in weight category 95 kg fighting against 42 strong rivals.
DSP issues instructions for marriage palaces: Phagwara DSP Sandeep Sharma has instructed marriage palace owners to take all necessary preventive measures to prevent any mishap. In a meeting with marriage palace owners held here, DSP Sharma instructed the marriage palace owners to make adequate arrangements of parking of vehicles to prevent any mishap and to install CCTV cameras in their palaces for the security measures. The DSP also advised them not to allow anybody to use weapon in their premises.
‘Punjab Bandh’: The newly formed Dalit Organisations Coordination Committee, Punjab, has given a call for “Punjab Bandh” on December 17 in protest against the excesses committed on Dalits in Dhilwan recently. Committee member Ashok Kultham told mediapersons after the first meeting of the committee here on Tuesday. He claimed that the bandh would be observed peacefully.
Purse snatched: Motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched a purse, containing cash and valuables, from a schoolteacher, Ramandeep, in Mohalla Guru Nanak Pura in Goraya in Phillaur subdivision on Tuesday. The victim raised an alarm, but the robbers fled away. A case has been registered.
Sweet shop burgled: A sweet shop was burgled at nearby Panchhat village on Monday night. According to reports received here on Tuesday, burglars entered Saini Sweet Shop and decamped with valuables goods. The Rawalpindi police has registered a case.
Robbers’ gang busted: The police busted a gang of robbers and arrested four members, identified as Shama of Dakoha, Harpreet of Nangal Shama, Rajinder Kumar of Talhan and Satnam Singh of New Paragpur under Section 382 of the IPC today. All the robbers were wanted in dozens of robbery cases, committed in different towns of various districts. The police has recovered looted gold ornaments and few mobile phones.
Three found unconscious at rly station: Three persons, all residents of Bihar and presently working at Sopore in Kashmir, were found lying unconscious at the Jammu Tawi Railway Station here on Tuesday. The police said some persons might have given them some intoxicants mixed with some eatables, which they consumed and fell unconscious. They were taken to the GMCH by some passersby. Srinagar