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Maur campus MBA student tops:
Deepika Garg of the Punjabi University’s Maur campus has topped in the third semester of MBA as per the result declared by the Patiala-based university. Principal of the Maur campus DK Madaan said all students of the campus had passed the third semester. Vice-chancellor of the university Dr Jaspal Singh and Dr Manjeet Singh, Dean, College Development Council, Punjabi University, congratulated Deepika and the staff at the Maur campus. 



Course introduced: Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM) has introduced BBA and MBA in pharmaceutical management. The course has been introduced for the first time. No other educational institute has the right to offer this course in India for the next 20 years. The admission to this course will be through All-India Pharmaceutical Entrance Test (AIPET) to be conducted on June 5, 2011. Chandigarh campus has reserved 100 seats for the course. This five-year full time UGC recognised course will allow students to explore enormous lucrative opportunities available in the pharmaceutical industry across the globe. This 10-semester course also offers a six-month training in a pharmaceutical firm. Internship will be sponsored by EIILM. The course also includes a one-week overseas certification programme at a university in Dubai.

Basket making: Home science students of Government Model High School, Sector 36, made exquisite items out of discarded waste material to promote the idea of 'Best Out of Waste'. Students used bottles and disposable ice-cream cups for making dolls. Tin containers were used for basket making.The baskets were decorated with flowers made of tissue papers. Indu Handa, teacher, helped students make various items.

: A camp was organised by DAV Senior Public School, Surajpur. Tips were given to students on how to brave emergency situations with guts and alertness. Constable Sunil Kumar and Partap Singh from Combined Training Institute, Panchkula, explained to students the ways to handle emergency situations. — TNS


Two killed in accident:
Two persons were killed while three others, including a woman, injured when the two motorcycles they were riding on collided head-on near Kamalpur village here today. The deceased have been identified as Pankaj and Ishar Singh. The incident took place when Pankaj, a resident of Bras village, was on the way to Nilokheri to appear in the entrance test of Government Polytechnic, Nilokheri. He gave lift to two persons - Deshraj and Rinku. Ishar Singh and his wife Ishro Devi were on the other motorcycle. Village Sarpanch Balkar Singh said he along with other villagers rushed to the hospital on hearing the sad news of the accident.



LeT hideout busted: A joint team of the Army and the police on Saturday smashed a militant hideout in the forests of the Bhalna area of Keshwan in Kishtwar district at around 8.25 am. Based on a tip-off, a joint operation was launched on the intervening night of May 27 and 28, said an Army spokesperson. During search of the suspected area, a man-made hideout was busted. The hideout belonged to the LeT district commander, Habib Gujjar, alias Habibullah, alias Salman, who in recent times had been evading the security forces. One Chinese origin grenade, 14 rounds of AK-47, three blankets, one bed sheet, three glasses, two cooking utensils and a jerri-cane filled with water was recovered from the hideout. 

Jashan-e-Faiz: To mark the centenary of the revolutionary poet of the sub-continent, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the Department of Urdu at the University of Jammu is holding a Jashan-e-Faiz on Monday. The two day long function would be held in the Gain Chand Jain seminar hall of the department. An inaugural ceremony would be held in the morning followed by Shaam-e-Faiz in the evening while the function would conclude on May 31. A book exhibition would also be held on the occasion.

Thieves’ gang busted: The police on Sunday claimed to have solved at least 10 cases of thefts by arresting three notorious thieves. Addressing a press conference at the Sarwal police station, SP North, JS Johar, said ten tolas of gold, besides household items worth Rs one lakh were also recovered from the possession of thieves. The arrested persons have been identified as Ravi Kumar, alias Pappa, of Nud village in Akhnoor, Deelip Kumar, alias Deepu, of Shakti Nagar, Jammu, and Sukhwinder Singh, alias Shibbu, of Amritsar, presently living in Resham Ghar colony here. The police said Shibbu was the main kingpin of the gang, against whom 10 cases of burglary were registered in various police stations. 

BJP to hold protests: The BJP will organise protest demonstrations in all the 24 wards and 12 panchayats of the Gandhi Nagar Assembly segment against unscheduled power cuts, irregular supply of water and rise in price of petroleum products from Monday. This was announced by the state BJP president Shamsher Singh Manhas while addressing a joint meeting of Satwari and Gandhi Nagar mandals of the party here on Sunday. Manhas said with each passing day the mercury level was going up and drinking water and electricity were becoming luxuries. “Unsche-duled power cuts are imposed in whole of the Jammu province. The rural areas are worst affected, where power cuts are imposed for 5-7 hours. 

2 buildings gutted: Two structures of the government press building were damaged in a fire incident on Sunday. According to the officials, the reference and research library of the Information Department miraculously remained safe after fire broke out in an adjacent government press building. They said the fire broke out at 8:40 am in the store-cum-form section of the government press, which was completely damaged as a result of fire. The reference and research complex was saved with the timely action of the Fire Services Department and officials of the Information Department. 


Pindari glacier: A group of 13 schoolchildren from Nagpur in Maharashtra went back after visiting the Pindari glacier in the district. They spent 16 days here. “Students were in the age group of 10 to 16 years and the aim of the trek was to teach leadership qualities to them,”said Narendra Single, coordinator of the tour.

Hemkund Sahib yatra: The police has put in place all arrangements ahead of the Hemkund Sahib yatra scheduled to start from June 1. Deputy Inspector General of Police Deepam Seth chaired a meeting of officers to chalk out plans for the yatra in Rishikesh. A large number of devotees from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh take part in the yatra. 

Mega lok adalat: Nearly 900 cases were disposed of during a mega lok adalat organised under the District Legal Services Authority here on Saturday. A fine of Rs 33 lakh was also recovered in the lok adalat. The adalat was also organised in Risihikesh and Vikasnagar.

NSS programme : Coordinating officer of the National Service Scheme Devender Singh Negi announced the results of the State National Service Scheme Programme run by HNB Garhwal University here on Sunday. The results have been handed over to all district NSS officers in Uttarakhand.

Blood donation : As many as 50 units of blood were collected by the IMA Blood Bank Society at a blood donation camp organised by Aryan Group, a youth group working for socio-cultural development, on Sunday to mark the opening of their office and a counselling Centre at Rajpur. It was inaugurated by Rajpur MLA Ganesh Joshi while the guest of honour was Chander Gupt Vikram, Chief Warden, Civil Defence. 

Rain plays havoc: Sudden rain on Saturday night damaged more than two hectares of cultivable land. Rainwater also entered some of the houses, displacing eight families in Jarmalgaon of the Gangolihat area. “However, no one from the Disaster Mitigation Department or from the district administration visited the affected people to provide them relief,” said JN Pant, a villager.

Jim Corbett National Park: The Governor of the South Province of Sri Lanka would visit the Jim Corbett National Park on May 30 with her team, said Rakesh Tiwari, tehsildar of Ramnagar. Balasurya will reach Kathgodam by the Ranikhet Express and then visit Raj Bhawan, Nainital, on the same day.

Mid-day meals: Mid-day meals in a primary school near here are being cooked in a toilet despite the school having a kitchen. This fact has been revealed by an inquiry team set up by the District Education Officer of Champawat district. “This is a serious matter and the guilty will be punished,” said Mukul Sati, DEO.

(Compiled by BD Kasniyal) 


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