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College alumni meet:
The old students of MR College will meet at Fazilka on March 13 to organise the second annual get-together of the Old Students’ Association, president Bhagwant Singh Brar, Superintending Engineer in the Punjab irrigation department, informed here on Saturday.

Tributes paid:
A local resident, Ramesh Kapoor, disciple of late classical singer Pandit Bhimesn Joshi, rendered famous classical notes of Joshi to pay him tributes here on Sunday. Kapoor sang in teen taal madhyalay and raaj jogiya in thumri. Accompanying him was Raj Sachdeva on flute and Surinder Singh Dheer on tabla.

Man commits suicide
: Ajit Singh (40) of Badi Sarkar Mohalla, Anandpur Sahib, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his house. According to the police, the deceased was suffering from depression.

Suraj Bhan is chief of postal union (Group C):
Suraj Bhan, sub-postmaster, Nai Basti, Bathinda, has been unanimously elected as the president of the All India Postal Employees Union (Group-C). Meanwhile, Dalip Singh, sub-postmaster, Mansa, Makhan Lal, sub-postmaster, Bathinda city, and Parshotam Bansal, postmaster, Bathinda, have been elected as the vice-president, the divisional secretary and the assistant divisional secretary, respectively, a press release issued here said.

Harbhajan Inst holds mock tests for class X students: Harbhajan Institute of Competitions on Sunday conducted a mock test for CBSE and PSEB Class X exams for students appearing in it. Nearly 5,000 students took part in the test. The institute will provide scholarship in different courses on the basis of the performance of the candidates. Hundred per cent scholarship will be provided to the first rank holder, 75 per cent for the second, 50 per cent for the third, 40 per cent for the fourth, 30 per cent for the fifth and Rs 3,000 each to students ranking from sixth to 20th. The institute's director Harbhajan Singh said the test has been conducted at 57 centres in various cities of Punjab.

Residents welfare society: The election for the Green Avenue Residents Welfare Society, opposite Rose Garden, was held on Sunday. Dr RK Garga will be the chairman of the executive committee. Amarjeet Singh (Happy) has been elected the president, DL Sharma as general secretary and Parveen Garg as finance secretary. The executive members include AK Gupta, Charanjeet Singh, Mangat Rai Bansal, Jaswinder Singh, Angrej Singh, Amritpal Mahajan, Amrit Paul Singh Chahal, Ashok Goyal, Vijat Bansal, Rajesh Bansal, Suresh Garg and KK Chanana.

Revving up R&D: To further research and development, the Bhai Maha Singh College of Engineering, Muktsar, has recently installed two imported Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) for nanotechnology laboratory on its campus. Issuing a press release, the college authorities informed that the SEM permits the observation of material in micro and sub-micro ranges while the TEM allows imaging of the internal structure of a wide range of samples from biological, medical and material sciences.

Heart check-up camp:
More than 400 heart patients were examined during the free heart check-up camp organised by Aroravansh Sabha in which eminent doctors from DMC Heart Institute participated. The camp was inaugurated by Kamal Kishore Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, who lauded the efforts of the Sabha. Sanjeev Rajdev, secretary of the Sabha, said ECG, blood sugar and echo tests were conducted. Medicines were also given to the poor patients free of cost. Dr GS Wander, Chief Cardiologist, DMC, Dr Praveen Dhingra, Dr Kapil Arora, Dr Surinder Kinra examined the patients. Sukhpal Singh Nannu, Chief Parliamentary Secretary (Revenue) announced a grant of Rs 51,000 for the Sabha.

Cyclist killed:
Sukhdev Singh Sodhi (56) of Nangal Shahidan was seriously wounded when a motorcyclist hit him while he was going from Hoshiarpur on a bicycle to his house at a turn to the village on Friday evening. He was taken to the Civil Hospital from where he was referred to DMC, Ludhiana. But he died on the way.

26 trains cancelled:
The Northern Railway cancelled 26 mail and express trains running on various rail sections on Sunday. The railway sources said here today that the 74645/74646 Amritsar-Ambala Train, 64522/64523 Ambala-Ludhiana trains, 13049/13050 Amritsar-Howrah Express trains were among the cancelled trains.

$ 10,000 stolen from shop: A thief took away $ 10,000 from a shop, Trans World Forex Services, at Gandhi Chowk here on Saturday night. The thief went to the shop and inquired about the rate of euro and during conversation with the shopkeeper he stole the dollars and left the shop. The shopkeeper noticed the missing dollars after he had gone. The police has been informed.

Founders day
: Malwa Public School Nabha celebrated its 21st founders day in the school campus here today. Chief Parliamentry Secretary Punjab Raj Khurana was the chief guest and SDM Nabha Tejinder Singh Dhaliwal presided over the function. DSP Nabha Arashdeep Singh Gill was the guest of honour.

Youth killed: One youth was killed and another injured in a road accident on the Nabha-Mehs road on Saturday night. They were riding a motorcycle when a speeding tractor-trailer hit them near village Mehs. They were rushed to the NabhaCivil Hospital where doctors declared Jagwinder Singh brought dead. Seriously injured Gurbaj Singh is under treatment.

Imposter held:
The Zandiala police arrested Sanjeev Kumar of Pasla village, who was cheating people by posing himself as an Income Tax Officer.

Body found:
The body of a middle-aged unidentified man was found floating in a pond at nearby Rurrka-Kalan village on Saturday. Some villagers noticed the body and informed the police. The body was sent to the Civil Hospital for postmortem.

‘Update website
: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, to update its website by March 3. It C also took serious note of the SLIET not displaying various components of the student welfare fund on its website and asked the institute to display the same within month of the date of decision January 24, 2010. These decisions were announced by the CIC after hearing three petitions filed by two appellants against the SLIET authorities for not updating its website with information on disclosures of responsibilities of its officials and staff and the plan-wise allocation of funds as well as expenditure. 



50 challaned for smoking: The Chandigarh police yesterday initiated an anti-smoking drive and issued challans to over 50 persons for smoking at a public place. It also conducted checks near the premises of schools, colleges and educational institutions to ensure that tobacco, gutkas, bidis and cigarettes were not being sold near these places.


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