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House burgled:
The house of Parminder Kumar was burgled in Mukerian on Tuesday. Miscreants, who broke into the house, decamped with gold jewellery, cash and other valuables worth Rs 25 lakh. Parminder Kumar and his family had gone to the shrine of Goddess Chintpurni to pay obeisance on Tuesday. The police has registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC.

The Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) on Tuesday initiated an “Indo-Africa Forum Summit” - a 14-day training on post-harvest processing and value addition of food grain. The ministry of external affairs, government of India, sponsors the training programme, which will continue till February 22. Participants from Nigeria, Mauritius, Egypt, and Tanzania are taking part in the programme, which is a blend of hands-on experience, field visits and expert lectures.

Patient safety: A two-day workshop on patient safety was organised for senior nursing staff of DMCH by the College of Nursing and Safety Management and Sentinel Event Committee. The main aim of the workshop was “identification and management” of patient safety needs and communication within health care team to improve patient safety. Discussion revolved round ensuring patient safety in invasive procedures and responsibility of nursing personnel in pretext of legal and ethical issues concerning patient care. Principal of DMCH, Dr Daljit Singh, inaugurated the programme by lighting the ceremonial lamp.

New store: TATA DOCOMO opened its first store at Sarabha Nagar on Wednesday.The store nicknamed “Drive In” is an autonomous exploration zone designed to enable an independent and singular experience. The company will showcase the rich world of value added services at its store for allowing the visitors to explore the latest telecom technology and gadgets.

Film production:
The media, entertainment and film technology department of the Desh Bhagat Institute of Professional Studies recently organised a three-day workshop on film production and direction. The students were given tips on acting, screenplay, production, location and facial expressions. Students also made a documentary on social evils and ragging.

Youth killed:
Pawan Kumar (20) of Mehndipur village was killed when his motorcycle rammed into a stationary truck on the Garhshanker road here on Tuesday night. The police has registered a case.

2 injured:
Madan Lal and his wife Chhindo of Akalpur village sustained serious injuries, when the motorcycle, they were riding, was hit by a car near the bus stand here today. Both injured were admitted to the local Civil Hospital.

Census: The second phase of Census was inaugurated by Technical Education Minister Swarana Ram at his residence here on Wednesday. SDM Amarjit Pal was also present. The minister appealed to the people to cooperate with the government staff engaged in Census duties and register correct details for the required preparations of the new development schemes.

Farewell party: Class IX students of Sacred Heart Convent School recently organised a farewell party for their seniors. Father Daniel Gill, director of the school, and Sister Pavitra, principal, graced the occasion. Sister Enrose, vice-principal, was also present on the occasion. The director read out the annual report. The programme was marked by various cultural events, including dance performances and singing. Kirti Kaushal was adjudged Miss Graceful, while Jaskaran Aulakh was named Mr Graceful.



Mild quake in Kashmir:
The Kashmir valley witnessed a moderate intensity earthquake with the magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale around 10.06 am on Wednesday. “A moderate intensity earthquake, measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale, rocked the Valley at 10.06 am,” said Amir Ali, coordinator of the Disaster Management Cell, Kashmir. He said the epicentre of the earthquake was located 104 km of the Gilgit region in the occupied Kashmir. There was no report of any loss of life or property due to the earthquake, he added.

BA, BSc, BCom-III results declared: The University of Kashmir declared the results of BA, BSc and BCom final year here on Wednesday. As many as 66 per cent of the total 28,020 candidates passed the exam. The results were made available on the websites of the university, while result gazettes would be made available at all affiliated colleges on Thursday, Showkat Shafi, PRO of the university, said. According to Prof AM Shah, controller of examinations, the examination branch worked day and night to declare the results ahead of the scheduled date.


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