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300 students get placement
: During the two-day recruitment held by the globally acclaimed software company Wipro, as man as 300 students from 15 colleges competed in the test that concluded at the DAV College here on Thursday. While 61 students were selected in the first round, 54 qualified in the final round. Wipro associate recruitment officer Hitesh Parmar and associate manager (HR) Garima Parkash monitored the selections. Principal Dr BB Sharma informed that 21 students have been selected from the host college (DAV). The selected candidates would be imparted training by Wipro before giving regular placement.

One held with pistol
: The police arrested Jagdeep Singh with one country-made pistol and four live cartridges near Baddowal village here on Sunday. He is a proclaimed offender and is wanted in many bank robbery and extortion cases. He was living in Gharkian village in disguise just to avoid arrest. 

BJYM state chief honoured
: The state president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Gurparvej Singh Sandhu alias Shelley was honoured by the national president of the BJP Nitin Gadkari for his contribution during the Ekta Yatra that concluded at Madhopur-the inter-state barrier between Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir, on January 25. Speaking over the phone from Delhi, Shelley said Gadkari lauded him during the national executive meet of the BJYM held on Friday evening. The rally evoked good response among the youth of the state during its visits to Mohali, Ropar, Nangal, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Amirtsar and Pathankot, claimed Shelley, adding that he was also arrested during the yatra at Madhopur. Hailing from Ferozepur, Shelley was made the state chief of the youth wing five months back. He was also an active leader of the ABVP at the Panjab University, Chandigarh. 

Military hospital holds mega cancer camp: The local military hospital, with support from the civil medical authorities, including Dr ID Goel, Civil Surgeon, Bathinda, Dr Hanuman Yadav, head of the department, GGS Medical College, Faridkot, and Dr GS Shekhawat, eminent radiologist, organised a mega cancer and health screening camp on Sunday. Pali Gujral, vice-chairperson, FWO, 10 Corps, inaugurated the camp. A large number of families of the troops and ex-servicemen underwent health check-up and cancer screening. The highlights of the camp were blood pressure measurement, routine lab investigations, bone densitometry, screening for cervical, breast and oral cancers. 

Nehru hockey tournament
: Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, Al-Ameen College, Bangalore, and Jawaharlal Nehru PG College, Bhopal, won their league fixtures on the second day of the ongoing 18th SAIL-Nehru Champions College Hockey Tournament at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium here today. In the first match, Al-Ameen College, Bangalore, registered their second victory in the league by defeating Municipal College, Rourkela, by 4-2. In the second match of the day, Jawaharlal Nehru College, Bhopal, registered their first victory by beating Loyola College, Chennai, by 4-0. The third match of the day remained a one-sided affair with Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, defeating Jamia Malia Islamia, New Delhi, by 7-0. 

Snatchers held
: The police has arrested two snatchers, identified as Kishan of Santokhgarh and Naresh of local Guga Sai Mohalla. The police recovered two pairs of earrings from them. 

Skeleton found in field
: About two-month-old skeleton of an unidentified person was found lying in a field at nearby Hardasspur village in the subdivision last night. The SHO, Chiheeru, Sat Paul, said here today that the skeleton, kept in the mortuary of the Civil Hospital, would be sent to a Amritsar lab for examination. He said it was not ascertained yet whether the skeleton was of a male or female. He said the police had initiated proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC, but it would be investigated whether it was a case of a murder, suicide or natural death.

Man held for cheating: The police has arrested Jagmohan Sharma of Amritsar for duping Simrajit Singh and his brother Pardeep Singh of Rs 20 lakh on the pretext of sending them to Canada. The accused was produced before the local Judicial Magistrate who sent him to judicial custody for 14 days. 

Shop ransacked: Some armed assailants ransacked a wine shop on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur Road and took away Rs 34,000 from the cash box last night. Minor quarrel was said to be the cause of the incident. The police has registered a case. In another incident, unidentified armed robbers snatched a mobile phone and purse from a local resident at a gun point in Rattanpura Mohalla. In separate incident, three unidentified motorcyclists snatched earrings from a old woman Seebo in local Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar last night. The police has registered a case. 

Tarn Taran
KSC to launch reform movement
: The Kisan Sangharsh Committee (KSC) has decided to launch a social reform movement to bring relief to the debt-ridden farming and other communities of the society. A meeting of the KSC state executive was held here yesterday under the chairmanship of farmers’ leader Gurbax Singh Burj. 



4 gangsters held
: A special investigation team of the Sonepat police claimed to have arrested four car-borne gangsters identified as Sandeep of Panchi, Praveen of Jharonthi, Monu of Baiyanpur and Sandeep of Bahu Jamalpur in Rohtak district, after a brief encounter near Lalheri village on Sonepat-Gannaur road recently. The team also seized three pistols, eight cartridges and a car from their possession. 

Police tollfree No.
: The Haryana police has provided a toll-free telephone facility to the public at the Police Headquarters, Panchkula, to register their complaints against any police official. Stating this here, a spokesman for the police said now any person could register a complaint against any police personnel at the toll-free number 1800-180-2200. 


Militant hideout busted in Kishtwar
: The security forces busted a hideout of militants and recovered ammunition in Kishtwar district, police officials said here today. Acting on specific information, a joint team of the police and the CRPF busted the hideout in the forest area of Andheri in Keshwan area last evening and recovered one rocket launcher, two rocket shells, 63 rounds of AK ammunition, 42 rounds of 7.62 mm pistol, one wireless set and one radio antenna, they said.However, no person was arrested in this connection. 

Warm day in Valley
: The Valley on Sunday witnessed a warm day with some places recording temperatures a notch or two above the normal. The city recorded a maximum temperature of 10.3°C, two degrees higher than the normal for this time of the year, a MeT official said .



Brother lodges complaint
: A resident of the Madrasi Colony has alleged that his sister has eloped with a boy of the same locality. Complainant Sunny alleged that his sister was enticed by Sayal into running away with him. The police said the two might have fled with their own consent. However, they were trying to trace the boy who hails from Muzzafarnagar (UP). A case has been registered. 

CBI raids grocery shop in Roorkee: A team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided a grocery shop at Manglore, 8 km from Roorkee, on Sunday. Shopkeeer Anuj Garg was allegedly selling certain food agents being used for adulterating milk and food products. RK Rawat, Food Inspector, Haridwar, said, “A case will be registered against Anuj Garg if found guilty after the result report arrives,” said Rawat. 

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