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SGPC’s plea
: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh has urged Sikhs, all over the state, to mention their religion as Sikh and mother tongue as Punjabi during the current census. In a statement issued here on Friday, he said the Sikhs should avoid mentioning their caste and gotra with their names.

Meet on banking
: The Economics department of the DAV College (Malout) held a national conference on the topic ‘Indian Banking-Vision 2020’.Dr Nirmal Singh, principal, MIMIT (Malout) was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr Ashwani Bhalla of the Government College (Ludhiana) delivered the keynote address.Dr RK Uppal introduced the topic to the audience. His book ‘Service-The competitive edge in banking industry’ was released by the chief guest. 

Ghuman is new PSERC member
: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal administered the oath of office and secrecy to Gurinderjit Singh Ghuman as the Member of the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission here on Saturday. A spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office said Ghuman was appointed as the Member in place of Satpal Singh Paul whose term, as the Member of the PSERC, expired on February 10. 

: An English debate was organised at Green Grove Public School on Saturday. Students from classes III to V participated in the debate. Students expressed their views on topics like “TV is a bad influence” and “Junk food should be banned in school”. Komalpreet of Class IV-A stood first, while the second position was shared by Tejdeep of Class V-B and Damanpreet of Class IV-A. Prabnoor of Class IV-A and Probhjot Kaur of Class V-A stood third. 

Rajasthan Roadways staff go on strike
: About 120 buses of the Rajasthan Roadways remained off the road today due to strike by the staff.The call for strike was given by all the three trade unions to express resentment over transfer of a driver and two conductors from Hanumangarh to Anoopgarh depot. 

Player honoured
: International karate player Monika Sharma, who recently won the twin tower classic karate championship in New York (US), was honoured by Veer Hakeekat Rai Seva Samiti at a function here on Friday. 

Rs 70,000 snatched
: In two separate incidents of snatching, miscreants decamped with Rs 70,000 in cash, two mobiles phones and fixed deposit receipts of Rs 70,000. According to police sources, four unidentified motorcycles-borne youths today snatched a purse containing Rs 57,000 in cash, one mobile phone and fixed deposit receipts of Rs 70,000 from Shanta Kumari, wife of Mohinder Singh of Bana, while she was returning to her house at Ransota turn at Hajipur. In another incident, two unidentified motorcycle-borne youths snatched a bag containing Rs 13,000 cash and a mobile phone from Gurbax Singh of Behranga, after he withdrew the amount from the PNB branch Talwara this afternoon. 

2 killed in mishaps
: A woman, identified as Urmila Devi, was killed and two persons were injured in a collision between Tata Ace and a canter near Singhpur village on the Garhshanker-Anandpur Sahib Road here on Saturday. The injured were Urmila Devi’s husband Sunder and Tata Ace driver Onkar Sharma. They were admitted to the Civil Hospital, Saroya. Canter driver Gurdip Singh of Sekhupur village against whom the police has registered a case is absconding. In another accident, Ranbir Singh (20) of Jagatpur village died on the spot when he rammed his motorcycle into the wall of a shop near the Civil Hospital, Balachaur. He had reportedly been coming from Siana to Jagatpur. 

Shop burgled
: A mobile shop was reportedly burgled in Nakodar on Friday. The burglers decamped with mobile phones worth Rs 2.5 lakh and a cash of Rs 40,000 from the shop. The police has registered a case. 



Puppet show ends: “Gandhi yatra”, the ongoing series of a puppet show, talks on Gandhian values, concluded here on Saturday at Carmel Convent School with puppeteers from Rajasthan Samgr Sewa Sangh presented their show “Mohan Se Mahatma” 

Injured: Dr Vijay Shankar, a resident of Sector 38, alleged that driver of Innova car no. PB-65-HT-7855 Sarwan Kumar, a resident of Sector 38-A, hit his Indigo car no. CH-01AA-1837 near the Sector 40 Community Centre on Thursday, due to which he got injured and was admitted to the PGI.A case under Sections 279 and 337 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 39 Police Station. The accused was arrested and later on bailed out.



Office-bearers elected
:The following have been elected the officer-bearers of the Mahajan Sabha(Suket/Sundernagar) unanimously. President- Hira Lal Gupta; senior vice-president- Parkash Mahajan; vice-president- Raman Gupta, general secretary- Ghanshyam Mahajan; secretary- Shyam Lal; treasurer- Roshan Lal; organising secy- Amar Chand and accountant- Sohan Lal.



Man, sister charred to death
: A mentally-challenged man and his sister were charred to death after their wooden hut was gutted in a fire incident in the Shamkpora Habak area in Srinagar on Saturday. “Mohammad Sidiq Bhat, a mentally-challenged person, and his sister Amina were burnt alive after their hut was gutted in a fire,” the police said. The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained. Inquest proceedings under Section 174 of CrPC has been initiated. 

Normal life restored in Valley: Normal life was restored across the Kashmir valley on Saturday, a day after a general strike on the call of the JKLF was observed on the 27th death anniversary of its founder leader, Mohammad Maqbool Bhat. All shops and business establishments reopened and traffic resumed on the roads. Government offices, banks and other private institutions functioned normally. 


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