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Conference on social sciences:
A two-day international conference on “Relevance of Social Sciences in Higher Education” was organised by the Department of Social Sciences at BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar. Four technical sessions were held. Principal Neelam Kamra said in three technical sessions teachers and scholars from various colleges presented 20 research papers. In the fourth session, resolutions and solutions were discussed and were deliberated upon. Dr. Muthu Mohan, Head, Guru Nanak Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu emphasised on the need of social sciences to solve problems in social, political, psychological and economical spheres of the society. 

ADG of NCC Directorate visits city: Maj Gen PS Mander, YSM, ADG, NCC Directorate (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & Chandigarh), visited the city on Thursday. During his stay, the ADG visited NCC Group HQ, Amritsar, 2 Punjab Naval Unit NCC, Harkrishan International School, and paid his obeisance at the Golden Temple before leaving for Chandigarh. Maj Gen Mander interacted with NCC cadets who participated in the Republic Day parade.

Grand show by tiny tots:  They did not know the relevance, but they certainly enjoyed the day. Nursery kids of Delhi Public School, who graduated to primary section, put up a cute cultural show. School principal Sangeeta Singh presented the certificates to nursery students at a beautiful graduation ceremony held at school premises today. It was a treat to watch the little ones singing a melodious song and presenting a dance drama ‘Mor ka pankh’. Tajwinder Singh got 100 per cent attendance award. The function ended with a prayer and national anthem.

Purse snatched: A purse of Bulgaria resident Cvomirgstoyan Ovasavloya was snatched by motorcycle-borne youths near Bhandari Bridge area last evening. The victim was going to the Golden Temple. The incident happened near Bhandari bridge.

Career guidance seminar held :
A seminar on ‘Embedded System’ was held at the Guru Ram Dass Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lehra Bega, Bathinda. Over 300 students participated in the seminar and got guidance for career in .Net, Oracle, Hardware & Networking, Microcontroller and Embedded System, Digital System Design using VHDL, microprocessor and its applications. While inaugurating the seminar, chairman of the institute, Prof Harbhajan Singh and principal Dr HS Sandhu highlighted the importance of career guidance as it made a lot of difference in shaping every student’s career. 



Recruitment drive
: Guru Nanak Institutions (GNI), Mullana, conducted a placement drive on its campus here recently. Jatin Telecom Ltd visited the campus for recruitment of BTech (ECE, CSE and IT) students. Dharmendra, HR head of the company, conducted group discussions and interviews for the selection of candidates. He said five students were selected for appointment as trainee engineers in the company. Dr Sachin Chawla, Dean, GNI Group, said the present times demanded practical knowledge and skills rather than mere theoretical knowledge. 

107 students get placement:  During a mega placement fest, COMPTECH- 2012, at the E-Max Group of Institutions, many companies visited the campus. Over 1,150 students from various colleges of the Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Chandigarh, Delhi, Bihar, Maharashtra and Rajasthan participated in the fest out of which 107 were selected after personal interviews. The officials of the companies wished them a bright future ahead.

International seminar held
: An international seminar on “ICT in the New Millennium” was organised by the Electronics and IT Department of Mukand Lal National College, Yamunanagar, in collaboration with Human IT, University of Karlstad, Sweden, and the Society of Education and Research Development (SERD), India, at the conference hall of the college. Prof GK Sethi, coordinator of the seminar, said the purpose of the seminar was to create awareness among the students and teachers about information and communication technology. 



Kumaon Briefs

Three mishap victims die: Two of the three persons injured in a mishap in Haldwani on Tuesday night succumbed to injuries on Thursday. The deceased have been identified as Sudhir (25) and Devendra Pal (42). The accident had taken place when the dumper they were travelling in rammed into Sampark Kranti Express on the stretch between Haldwani and Kathgodam railway stations. The dumper was transporting sand via a kutcha road adjacent to the railway tracks.

Labourer run over by truck: A labourer was run over by a truck in the Sitar Ganj area of Udham Singh Nagar district. The victim, Benendr Kumar, a resident of Bihar, was going for duty on his bicycle to the industrial area when the accident took place. He died on the spot. The police has impounded the truck. The truck driver, however, managed to flee.

Theft of animals: Residents threaten stir: Residents of the Kalamuni and Balati area of Munshiyari in Pithoragarh district are agitated over the increasing number of animal theft cases. They say as many as 24 buffaloes have been stolen from these areas in the recent past. The local administration has intensified vigil to check the theft and the possibility of these animals being slaughtered after being smuggled to the plains. The people of the area have threatened to launch an agitation if the incidents of theft do not cease soon.

Water crisis in Garud area: Residents of some localities in the Garud area of Bageshwar are complaining of water scarcity in their respective areas. The people say that they are not getting a regular supply of water which is causing a lot of inconvenience to them. The worst-affected areas are Baijnath, Teet Bazar and Community Health Centre. Residents have demanded that a long-term water supply scheme be started in the area.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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