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Exhibition on dress designing:
Khalsa College at Chawinda Devi near Amritsar organised an exhibition on dress designing. Students displayed their designs at the exhibition.
College principal Dr Paramjit Singh Dua, who inaugurated the exhibition, said students took keen interest. Some of the designs, including sun suit, romper, A-line frock, skirt-top, nightwear for kids, kurti and salwar suit were also appreciated.

Coaching classes: Khalsa College will launch classes for UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) aspirants from March 1. The classes will take place at college’s IAS Coaching Centre. He said there are 30 students in the college who will take the test. The classes are free for students belonging to backward classes, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and minorities. A nominal fee would be charged from general category students.

Rs 40,000, earrings snatched: Three motorcycle-borne unidentified youths snatched a purse containing more than Rs 40,000 cash, a pair of gold earrings and a mobile phone from Surinder Rani. Police said Surinder Rani and her husband was going to catch a bus to Haridwar. When they reached near the village cremation ground, three people took her by surprise and snatched the aforesaid valuables. At that time her husband was walking ahead of her. President of All-India Democratic Party Jai Gopal Dhiman condemned the snatching incident and criticised the police for its failure to nab the accused.



Job fair held: Shree Siddhivinayak Engineering and Management Institutions, Shahpur-Bilaspur, near Yamuna Nagar organised a job fair, “Opportunity-2012”, recently in which eight companies and placement consultants from various sectors took part. The students of the final semester of the college and other institutes of the region took part in the job fair. As many as 24 students from different stream were recruited by various companies after preliminary rounds, GD and interview.

Expedite revenue collection: DC
: Rakesh Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, Faridabad, has directed the heads of the government departments to expedite collection of revenue targeted in the current financial year as it comes to a close next month. Addressing a meeting of the officers stationed here, he stressed on expediting the works on projects which were announced by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. He singled out the registries and mutations and asked for streamlining the process relating to them. He also directed the SDMs of Faridabad and Ballabgarh to update him on the dues to be recovered under water tax head regarding the distribution of waters from the Agra Canal and the Gurgaon Canal passing through the district.

Placement drive held
: A two-day joint campus placement drive of OILCO Services (India) Ltd, which was organised by the Geeta Institute of Management and Technology (GIMT), Kanipla, concluded here recently. Murad Khan, head (Operations), North, and Aditya Sharma, head, (Technical), of the OILCO Services started the recruitment process with a written aptitude and technical test followed by group discussions and personal interviews. The company shortlisted 22 BTech students and 16 diploma holders. The selected students would start their career as assistant service engineers. The management and administration of the institute congratulated the students and wished them a bright future.

1 dies in mishap: Satish Kumar of Baliyawala village in Fatehabad district was killed and Vikram Singh of the same village was injured when their motorcycle collided with a Canter near Ajravar village, 20 km from here, today. The police has registered a case against the Canter driver, who is at large.

40 students selected
: WIPRO (BPO) organised a placement drive pool at Geeta Engineering College, Naultha, Panipat, recently in which 500 students of IT and other streams from 40 colleges of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh participated. While addressing the aspirants, relationship manager of the company Rahul conducted a screening test. Interviews were conducted in three phases, including IQ, subject knowledge and technical effectiveness. About 40 students from Pathankot, Faridabad, Kurukshetra, Jalandhar, Mathura, Agra and Noida engineering colleges were selected for various technical posts of the company.

Gurukul holds annual function
: Citizens with a nationalistic bent of mind and adherence to the noble ideals of Maharshi Dayanand, founder of the Arya Samaj, participated in the annual function of a gurukul near Khol village, recently. The function comprised of a ‘rashtra raksha sammelan’ and commemoration of the death anniversary of revolutionary Veer Savarkar. Noted Arya Samajist Acharya Satyapriya was the chief guest, while Jivanand Naishtik, director of Nangalia Gurukul, presided over the proceedings. The programme commenced with a ‘havan’. Highlighting the teachings of Maharshi Dayanand, Acharya Satyapriya said Swami Dayanand Saraswati attached vital importance to the glorification of women.

Eye check-up camp: A free eye-check up camp was held with the sponsorship of Ganga Devi Pandey Charitable Eye Hospital of Mahendergarh at Pranpura village, recently. Congress leader and social activist Vijay Rao inaugurated the camp. As many as 263 persons were examined by Dr Ruby Makhija, an ophthalmologist, at the camp. Addressing the gathering, Rao said patients in the rural areas needed such camps direly.

Freedom fighter cremated: The mortal remains of freedom fighter Deen Dayal (89) were consigned to the flames with state honours at his native Dhani Shobha village yesterday. While tehsildar Naurang Rai placed a wreath on the pyre on behalf of the administration, a police contingent fired several rounds in the air as a mark of respect to the freedom fighter.

Cop suspended: Vikas Kumar Arora, SSP, today suspended constable Ashok Kumar for indulging in alleged corrupt practices. Krishan Lal, DSP (Headquarters), has been deputed to conduct a departmental inquiry against the constable. Constable Ashok Kumar, posted as the driver on PCR-11, was caught extorting money from truck drivers at Dharuhera today.



Governor expresses grief:
Governor NN Vohra has mourned the demise of GN Drabu, former IAS officer and former member of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission. He expressed sympathy with Nighat Shafi and Mohammad Shafi Pandit, deceased’s daughter and son-in-law, and other members of the bereaved family.

NSS camp concludes at Reasi:
The seven-day special camp of the National Service Scheme (NSS) concluded at Government Degree College, Reasi, today. Rajinder Gupta, District Forest Officer, Reasi, was the chief guest on the closing ceremony. Gupta talked about the NSS and conveyed his best wishes to the students. He added that the NSS provided a platform to do some good work for the nation. He also praised the social work done by students during the seven-day camp, which also included awareness camps in nearby anganwaris and lecture on AIDS.



Accident relief: District Magistrate Dileep Jawalkar said the relatives of those who died or injured in the bus-accident at Tyuni on last Saturday had been provided financial help which includes Rs 50,000 for the kin of the 10 deceased and Rs 20,000 for each of eight wounded. The bus while coming from Tyuni to Vikas Nagar fell into a rift near Patan Khera.

Panel set up: District Magistrate and Chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority Dileep Jawalkar has constituted a committee under the provision of the Disaster Management Act 2005.

Recovered: A mobile phone was recovered from Roshan Din, resident of Asharodi by the Clement Town police. Roshan snatched the mobile phone from Rahul when he passed through Asharod a day before.

Kumaon Briefs
Yugmanch to hold Holi Mahotsava: Yugmanch, a cultural organisation, will organise a two-day 16th Holi Mahotsava from March 4 at Nainital. The event will be marked with the holding of Baithaki and Khadi Holi sessions. The group has already been holding a workshop for Holi recitals for children since February 15. The mahotsava will start from the Ramlila stage at Mallital. The Ram Sevak Sabha will hold the Holi celebrations on its premises from March 2.

One killed in mishap: In a hut-and-run case, a man was crushed to death by a vehicle. The deceased, Tejpal (40) of Rampura locality, used to work at a petrol station on the Gadarpur road. He was returning home on foot when a vehicle hit him. Passersby took him to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. Efforts are on to trace the vehicle involved in the accident.

70-year-old crushed to death: A 70-year-old man of the Damuadhunga area was crushed to death by a truck in Haldwani. The victim, Lal Singh, had gone out for his morning walk when the accident took place. He fled the spot leaving the vehicle behind.

Spurious khoya seized: More than five and a half quintals of spurious khoya and cottage cheese were confiscated from buses that were bringing them to Uttarakhand from UP. The spurious milk products were discovered during a check by officials at the Pul Bhatta police post in the Kitcha area of Udham Singh Nagar. It was found that five quintals of khoya and 60 kg of paneer were being transported into the state through the public transport. The drivers of the buses said the products had been loaded on the buses at Bareilley and those loading them had said the products would be unloaded by various persons at various destinations.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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