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Inter-school contest:
Dashmesh College of Education (Badal) held an inter-school competition today. The programme, dedicated to the World Forest Year, included contests in poem recitation, speech, skit and landscape. An art workshop (woodcut printing) was also held by Manjit Singh. Professors, Lok Nath, Ravi Ravinder Kumar and Balkar Singh, were the guests of honour. Prizes were given to the winners.

Students of Army Public School, who did their school proud at the National CBSE Inter-school Athletic meet held in Kerala, pose with their principal and senior Army officials.Union Bank’s new complex to be inaugurated today: The new complex of the Bathinda branch of the Union Bank at KV 11, NFL, at Goniana road, Adarsh Nagar, will be inaugurated on Wednesday at 3 pm by the Commissioner, Faridkot and Ferozepur divisions, Raminder Singh.

Students of Army Public School, who did their school proud at the National CBSE Inter-school Athletic meet held in Kerala, pose with their principal and senior Army officials. A Tribune photograph

A Rajasthani cultural programme in progress at the DPS, Bathinda.Artistes from Rajasthan enthral DPS kids: A Rajasthani troupe enthralled the students of DPS Bathinda with their songs and dances. The event was organised under the aegis of SPICMACAY. Students were exposed to various folk and indigenous musical instruments like ‘Khartal’, ‘Morchang’, ‘Been’ and ‘Algoza’. The singers mesmerised the audience with their renditions of favourite numbers like ‘Nimbuda’ and ‘Damadam mast kalandar’. TD Garg, an eminent educationist, was the chief guest. Dr Arun Jee, Principal, DPS, Bathinda, lauded the efforts of the SPICMACAY in promoting classical music and Indian culture among the youth.
A Rajasthani cultural programme in progress at the DPS, Bathinda. A Tribune photograph

Prof Jaswal is VC of Rajiv Gandhi law varsity:
Professor Paramjit Singh Jaswal has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi National Law University at Patiala. The orders were issued by varsity Chancellor-cum-Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The appointment has been made on the recommendations of a search committee headed by Justice SB Sinha (retd.), former Supreme Court judge. Prof Jaswal is a Professor of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

5 booked:
The Sujanpur police has booked Bodh Raj and his four accomplices for allegedly attacking a shopkeeper here today. The complainant, Roshan Lal, alleged that Bodh Raj with his accomplices attacked him with sharp-edged weapons and also damaged goods, including furniture and refrigerator, of the shop.

Paintings, sculptures on display:
A state-level art exhibition was organised jointly by the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi and Government Mohindra College on the college campus here today. Padma Shri Nek Chand, creator-director of Rock Garden, Chandigarh, inaugurated the exhibition. About 120 artifacts, including paintings and sculptures were on the displayed. College principal Dr Sudeep Bhangoo said the aim was to promote talent and creativity among students.

Sub-tehsil inaugurated:
The Sahnewal sub-tehsil started functioning on Tuesday with Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari formally inaugurating it. Bahadur Singh has been appointed naib tehsildar of the sub-tehsil. The state Cabinet had last month upgraded Sahnewal as sub-tehsil.



PU scholar gets scholarship: Rakesh Yadav, senior research fellow, Indian Council of Medical Research, working at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab University, has been awarded with a prestigious scholarship by the Government of the Slovak Republic. He has won the scholarship through “National Scholarship Programme” of the Slovak Republic for the support of mobility of students, PhD students, university teachers and researchers. Rakesh Yadav has been pursuing his doctoral programme on the synthesis and evaluation of eight-phenylxanthine derivatives for asthma therapy under the guidance of Dr Ranju Bansal, associate professor, of pharmaceutical chemistry in the UPIS.

Ankit first in quiz: Library department of PGGC-11 organised a quiz contest here today. More than 200 students participated. The participants from different departments of college were told to attempt 50 multiple-choice questions in one hour. Ankit Gupta of BA (II) got first prize, Azad Singh of the same class stood second and third prize was jointly bagged by Rakesh and Sukhwinder of MA (II). Renu Oberoi, head, library department, claimed that such contests enhanced student’s curiosity and eventually lead to improved reading habits.

Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Senior Citizens Forum, Sector 47: chariman- MS Duggal; president- DS Bindra; vice-president- JS Sundlass; general secretary- HS Saini; office secretary and PRO- PK Aggarwal; joint secretary- AS Sachdeva; cashier- ML Sharma and internal auditor- DM Sharma.

NTSE scholarship:
A total of five students of Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula, including Gurkaran Singh, Rohan Sharma, Bhavya, Uday and Sanchit Gupta, brought laurels to the school, as they cleared STSE, the first level, to win the NTSE scholarship. Principal Jaya Bhardwaj congratulated the students and encouraged them to put their best at the national-level.



Runaway couple:
A newly wedded couple has been provided police security and lodged in the protection home set up by the police here. The boy, Nitin, a resident of Bhiwani, fell in love with a local girl. The two married in a temple and the couple approached District and Sessions Judge Dr Shiva Sharma seeking police protection.



Prisoner escapes from police custody:
A prisoner of the Kot Bhalwal Central Jail, arrested under the Public Safety Act in a case of attempt to murder, escaped from the police custody when he was being taken to the Government Medical College and Hospital for a routine check-up here on Tuesday, sources said. The prisoner identified as Rahul Padha, a resident of Udhampur, was brought to the central jail on August 23 last year. Though the police launched a hunt to nab the accused, he could not be arrested till the filing of the report.

Two employees held with narcotics: Two employees were arrested on Monday for allegedly smuggling narcotics in a car at Rajouri, the police said. The Rajouri police said a junior engineer at Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU), Rajouri, Mohammad Shakoor, and a junior assistant at a branch of J& K Bank in the BGSBU, were arrested while carrying 6 kg of charas and 400 gm of poppy straw in a Santro car. The police said the car was seized and a case under various sections of the NDPS Act registered at Rajouri police station.

Hizbul’s fundraiser held:
The Baramulla police on Tuesday apprehended an overground worker of the Hizbul Mujahideen, Fayaz Ahmad Wani, a resident of Lolipora Pattan. A letter pad and a receipt book of the Hizbul Mujahideen were seized from his possession. Fayaz disclosed during interrogation that he had been collecting money on behalf of the Hizbul Mujahideen and distributing it among the families of the killed militants and the families of those injured during the recent turmoil.



4,000 to attend Doiwala meeting:As many as 4,000 members of young parties will attend a conference in Doiwala on April 8. Twenty boys and 20 girls from the Doiwala area will take part in it. Youth Affairs and Sports Minister of the state Khazan Das gave this information at a meeting today.


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