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: The prestigious International Biographical Centre (IBC), Cambridge, has decided to set up a foundation in the name of noted academician Neelam Sethi, principal of the local Pt Mohan Lal S.D. College for Women. In a communication received from the IBC by Neelam Sethi, it has been said the foundation would be named as the ‘Neelam Sethi Foundation of the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge’.

National Voter Day
: The district administration will observe National Voter Day at Red Cross Bhavan here on January 25. DC Priyank Bharti said all Electoral Registration Officers (EROs), Assistant EROs, NGOs, members of residential welfare associations and school and college heads would participate in the event. He said quiz programmes would be organised for students. The newly enrolled youth in the age group of 18 to 20 years would be given their ID cards and honoured on the occasion. A movie on the importance of democracy would also be shown to youngsters.

Man held for murder
: The police today arrested Jaskaranjit Singh for the murder of his wife Ranmeet Kaur in his flat in the Onkar Nagar locality on the night of January 20. SHO (City) Amrik Singh Chahal said the police on a tip-off nabbed Jaskaranjit near Khalwara bypass on the Phagwara-Chandigarh road, when he was going to meet his sister Sarabjit Kaur in Manak village in the evening. He had been booked under Section 302 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. The couple had two kids from the marriage.



Medical camp: A medical camp was held in Sector 35 here. Senior consultants, Dr BS Bhatia, Dr RS Rai urologist, Dr Shanujeet and Dr SK Bhatia, gynaecologists, examined more than 100 patients. Free medicines were distributed and ECG, ultrasound and blood tests were conducted.



Protest over BPL cards
: A number of BPL cardholders, whose cards were cancelled after a police inquiry, today staged a demonstration in front of the DC’s office and burnt copies of the card cancellation notice sent by the IGP office, Rohtak. Led by state media in charge of the BJP Rajiv Jain, they handed over a memorandum, addressed to Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, to SDM Jag Niwas, demanding restoration of the cancelled BPL cards and issuing of cards to other eligible families.


‘Naivedya-2011’ concludes
: The three-day festival, ‘Naivedya-2011’, organised by Trikuta College of Computer Sciences and Management Studies, concluded today. According to a statement issued here, RS Chib, the Minister for Technical Education, was the chief guest on the occasion, while Brig (retd.) BS Jaswal was the guest of honour. Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest appreciated the efforts put in by Trikuta College. The minister also distributed prizes to all the winners to conclude the function.

Gunfight in Sopore, militants escape
: Panic gripped Sopore township following a brief exchange of fire between two militants and the police on Monday evening, officials said. The shootout took place as two militants passing through the Chanikhan area of the town, 55 km from here, came across a police patrol, the officials said. They said the militants started firing indiscriminately at the police party, which was repulsed the attack. However, none was hurt in the gunfight. While the militants managed to escape, the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a manhunt for them.

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