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SGPC to honour Kaleke’s kin today:
The SGPC will posthumously felicitate Satwant Singh Kaleke who died while protecting devotees during a shootout by a gunman at Oak Creek gurdwara at Wisconsin in the USA on August 5 last year. The SGPC, in a statement, said Kaleke's family members will be honoured with a gold medal at a ceremony at Gurdwara Manji Sahib Diwan Hall at the Golden Temple Complex on Tuesday. SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar had announced to felicitate Kaleke and injured US policeman Brian Murphy with gold medal following an 'akhand path' on August 10 last year.

Additional charge of NFL:
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers chairman-cum-managing director RG Rajan took over the additional charge of chairman-cum-managing director of National Fertiliser Limited on Monday. Rajan is a specialist in gas pipelines, gas processing plants and petrochemicals.

Holiday in Sangrur district on Jan 17:
Deputy Commissioner Kumar Rahul has announced a holiday under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881 on January 17 in the district in view of the state-level function to be held in Malerkotla to pay tributes to the martyrs of the Kuka Movement. All government, semi-government, private educational institutions, offices and banks will remain closed in the district on that day.



Lankan delegation visits city varsity:
An 81-member delegation consisting of students and faculty from Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka, arrived at Desh Bhagat University here on Monday under Students Educational Exchange Programme. The delegation, which will remain here for five days, will participate in seminars, panel discussions and lecture session during its stay. The aim of the programme is to provide opportunities to the students and faculty of the two universities to interact with each other on important national and international economic, social, cultural and educational issues. The delegates will also be taken on industrial, historical and cultural visits in this area. Faculty and students of the Desh Bhagat University interacted with the delegates on different topics like leadership, management, knowledge capital, emerging trends in professional education and cultural matters.

BSP office opened:National general secretary of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Narender Kashyap, inaugurated party office in Burail, Sector 45 here on Monday. On this occasion, state president, Jagir Singh, state convener Hafiz Anwar Ul Haq and Sudesh Kumar Khurcha along with the other senior leaders of BSP were present. Addressing the workers, Kashyap said in the leadership of Jagir Singh party would be more strengthen.

Free karate classes for girls:
Free Karate Classes were launched for Girls of Gurasra, a girls’ orphanage in Palsora in order to pay a tribute to Delhi Gang Rape victim at St Paul’s International School Phase VI, Mohali. The students of the institution are already enrolled for karate classes since April 2012. “The obvious and most important reason for a girl to get involved in the martial arts is the capacity for self-defense that she will develop. Karate provides girls the means by to develop high self-esteem and self-confidence,” said school principal Alka Mahajan.



Dies after  eating fruit:
Kanta Devi, 65, resident of Raipur, died after eating pears at Pithowala. She bought the fruit and had some of it and then she collapsed on the spot.

3 trucks seized: The Sales Tax Department seized three trucks of goods on the city border for not paying the sales tax and penalised them with a challan of Rs 5 lakh.

Duped: Megha Sharma, resident, Indira Colony, lodged a complaint against Vijender Nath, resident, Neshvilla Road, and bank manager, Central Bank of India, Prabhat Kumar for taking a loan of Rs 50,000 in her name. She said initially Nath tried to lure her into taking the loan herself and gave some more money to Prabhat Kumar. When she refused, then he went ahead in taking loan on her name without telling her. She got shocked when she got the bank’s paper in this regard. She also accused Vijender Nath of threatening her not to take the matter to the police.


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