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Varsity exams: Guru Nanak Dev University will conduct examinations on April 22, which earlier scheduled to be held on March 28. The theory examinations had to be postponed due to administrative reasons.

Railway police conducts raid
: A sleuth of RPF from Patiala today conducted raid at a godown of a scrap dealer located in Haibowal here on Monday. A raid was conducted following a tip off that thieves were selling stolen railway material to the scrap dealer. Sources said the case of stealing railway property was on in Patiala.

Shops gutted in fire:
Four shops were gutted in fire that broke out in the industrial area in wee hours today. Fire tenders of Phagwara fire brigade department could douse the fire after three hours of struggle. The cause of the fire is not known yet. The fire destroyed goods worth Rs 3 lakh.

4 hurt in clash: Four persons were injured in a clash between two groups at Gandhwa Village on Saturday night. The injured were admitted to the Civil Hospital. A minor dispute was said to be the cause of the clash, the police said.

Set up industrial focal point: Industrialists
Industrialists and exporters of Phagwara have urged newly elected MLA Som Parkash to set up a new industrial focal point in the town. The focal point could be set up by demolishing illegal jhuggis in the industrial area. The poor could be provided residential space, adequate arrangements of disposal of rainwater, streetlights and sanitation in the area.

Drug stores raided: A team of health officials headed by drug inspector Karun Sachdeva raided two drug stores near Lovely Professional University and Satnampura today. Drugs worth Rs 18,000 were seized from these stores being run without valid licence.

Marvel stones stolen: Marvel stones worth Rs 70,000 were stolen from Krishna Marvels in the Satnampura locality on Saturday night. The police has registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC.

Man succumbs to burns: Anil Sharma, who sustained serious burns at his home in Daddal Mohalla, succumbed to his injuries in the Civil Hospital on Saturday night.

4 hurt in accidents: Four women were injuries in two road accidents in Phagwara on Saturday. The injured were admitted to the Civil Hospital.



Mullana varisty holds fest
: MM University, Mullana, organised a two-day fest, where technical and non-technical competitions were held. Around 350 students and scholar from various parts of Haryana, Punjab, UP and Delhi took part in the fest. Different were also organised in the fest. DCP Shashank Anand, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said such competitions encouraged the students in honing their talents.

Mushaira held: The Haryana Urdu Academy, Panchkula, in collaboration with Adabi Gulshan organised a mushaira at Guru Nanak Khalsa College here recently. Presiding over the mushaira, Des Raj Sapra, Director, Haryana Urdu Academy, said. “Urdu language represents a particular culture but it does not pertain to a particular community. It is unfortunate that the modern youth is not aware of its charm.” He added that the Urdu Academy teaches the language free of cost and those who secure good marks are honoured.

Job fair organised: A three-day mega job fair was organised by the Emax group of institutions, exclusively for the ITI, diploma and mechanical engineering candidates of the region, where over 575 candidates from various colleges of north India participated. Over 12 companies took part in the job fair. As many as 63 students of the Emax group of institutions and 50 students from other colleges were recruited for different posts at handsome packages.

Traffic woes in Hisar
: Traffic movement in various parts of the city has again become chaotic weeks after the police ended its campaign against traffic violations. Most two-wheeler drivers ride without a helmet and triple riding has become a rule rather than the exception. Overtaking from the wrong side and haphazard parking are other banes for the city residents. Although the traffic policemen are stationed at most of the crossings in the city, they limit themselves to ensuring smooth movement of traffic. Violators of traffic rules are not challaned.


Ballet organised
: The Women Welfare Society organised a ballet to celebrate the 150th commemoration of Rabindranath Tagore at the Abhinav Theatre here on Monday. MLA Chaman Lal Gupta was the chief guest. Gupta lauded Tagore’s contribution to the arts.

Girl commits suicide
: A teenaged girl died today after committing suicide at her house in the border town of Rajouri yesterday. Azmat Kosar, 16, a resident of Paynala in Rajouri, was admitted to District Hospital, Rajouri, yesterday. According to reports, Kosar consumed some poisonous substance at her residence at Paynala, but died in the hospital today evening. Kosar’s body was handed over to her family for last rites after completion of legal formalities and a postmortem, the police said.

Arms recovered in Sopore: A joint team of the police and the Army recovered arms and ammunition during a search operation at Sopore in Baramulla district. The Sopore police assisted by 10 Gadwal of the Army conducted a search operation at the Balkul Zaloora forests in Sopore, a police spokesperson said today. One AK-47 rifle, a AK-47 magazine, a shotgun with a magazine, two pistols, two pistol magazines, two under barrel grenade launchers (UBGLs) and a sniper magazine were recovered during the operation.



Kumaon Briefs

Honest roadways staff return Rs 70,000 to passenger: Showing honesty, the staff of a private bus returned a bag containing Rs 70,000 to a passenger who had forgotten it in the bus. It is learnt that Rakesh Sharma of the Khandari area of Lansdowne was taking the money for making payments for the construction of his house. He had come from Haldwani to Ramnagar in the bus and got down forgetting the bag behind. The bag was found by conductor Gopal Singh who informed the driver Harish Joshi. The two handed it at the union office from where it was given back to its owner.

Legal, medical awareness camp on April 8: A legal and medical awareness camp will be organised in the Gadarpur area of Udham Singh Nagar district on April 8. The camp will be organised by the District Legal Services Authority. According to District Judge and chairman of the authority Jaidev Singh, the people will be apprised of the various facets of law and also be provided medical help. In addition to this, they will be told about the various welfare schemes of the Central and the state government.

Blood donation camp on April 7: A disability camp and blood donation camp will be organised at Goralchaud Maidan of Champawat to mark World Health Day on April 7. The event will be organised by the Red Cross Society under the leadership of District Magistrate Ashish Joshi. Stalls will also be put up to promote various child welfare initiatives of the government and disability certificates will also be issued at the event. A meeting on the status of implementation of the Pre-Natal Determination Test Act will also be held at the same venue on April 7.

Two killed in separate accidents: Two persons were killed in separate road accidents in the Kashipur area of Udham Singh Nagar district. In the first mishap, Mohammad Farooq of the Khatadi locality of Rampur was killed when the motorcycle on which he was travelling with a friend was run over by a dumper near Dhakiya village. The two were going to Rampur. In the second case, Dharmendra Chauhan of Angadpur village near Jaspur was killed when his bicycle was hit by a car coming from Kashipur. He was bringing fodder for his animals on the bicycle.

Motorcyclist run over by dumper: A motorcyclist was killed after he was run over by a dumper near Akhrauli village on the Sitarganj-Chorgaliya road. He died while being treated in a hospital in Haldwani. The deceased, identified as 27-year Gopal Singh Bisht, was a resident of Ganguachaur village near Mukteshwar and was employed at a production unit in the industrial hub of Sitarganj.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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