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Car fair from Feb 2
: A two-day auto expo would begin in Amritsar from February 2. Brand Zone is organising the fair. Volvo and BMW cars will also featuring at the event. 

Science seminar:
In commemoration of its centenary celebrations, the Patiala chapter of the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) organised a seminar on “Role of Science in Shaping the Future of India” at the Punjabi University’s Senate Hall here today. While Dr BS Dhillon, Vice Chancellor of the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, inaugurated the seminar, Dr Jaspal Singh, Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University presided over. Dr Jaspal Singh said science could tremendously help in fostering the sustained inclusive growth and emancipating the society from malnutrition, ill health and environment degradation.

Punjab Guv to unfurl national flag in Ropar
: Punjab Governor Shivraj V Patil will unfurl the national fag at the state-level Republic Day function, to be organised in Ropar. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pradip Kumar Aggrawal, while reviewing the arrangements, said 16 contingents from Punjab Armed Police, Ropar police, Home Guards, ex-servicemen and NCC cadets will take part in the march past on the occasion. Ludhiana Assistant Commissioner of Police Dhruman Nimbale will command the parade and Ropar Deputy Superintendent of Police Harbir Singh Atwal will be second in command. 

Cancer hospital to come up at Sangrur
: The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has approved in principle the setting up of a 300-bedded Satellite Centre of the PGIMER, Chandigarh, at Sangrur, in collaboration with Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai. A concept proposal in this regard was prepared by the PGIMER, Chandigarh, after detailed discussion. 



Truck rams into mobile shop
: A drunk truck driver rammed his truck into a mobile phone shop on the NH-22 here today. Sources said the incident took place at 3 pm near petrol pump when the truck hit an auto-rickshaw and then rammed into a mobile phone shop. The police has arrested the truck driver.


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