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SGPC kabaddi team member dies in UK
: Bikramjit Singh Jangi, a member of the SGPC's kabaddi team, died of cardiac arrest at Birmingham. A member of the team currently touring England, Jangi was reportedly exercising when he suffered a cardiac arrest. The team had left for the UK earlier this month on an invitation by GNG Kabaddi Club. The SGPC staff held a condolence meeting to pay respects to the departed soul on Wednesday. Its officials also visited his ancestral village to expresses their condolences to the bereaved family.

Kalianwala Khu gate may be renamed: The Kalianwala Khu Memorial Gate, erected on the road entering Ajnala town, may soon be renamed. Gurdwara Shaheed Ganj Management Committee chief Amarjeet Singh Sarkaria said they had raised the demand with Ajnala SDM Ravinder Singh, who had responded positively. The gurdwara panel, which is making efforts to preserve the historic ‘khu (well) has already changed its name at the historic site. Around 500 soldiers had reportedly raised a banner of revolt at Mian Mir Cantonment in Lahore as a part of the 1857 uprising and swam across Ravi to reach Ajnala. Of them, 218 were killed by the British at Dadian Sofian village, near here, while the remaining 282 were incarcerated in a cage-like room where many of them died of asphyxiation. The well later came to be known as 'Kalianwala Khu', as the British used to call Indians 'Kale' (Blacks).

Wagon fire: Six charge-sheeted: The Ferozepur Division of the Northern Railway has charge-sheeted six officials for the fire that broke out in two wagons of the Saharsa-Amritsar Garib Rath at Jandiala, 20 km from here, on May 7. Railway Manager Naresh Chander Goel said the inquiry committee held human error responsible for the fire.

Students get uniforms:
Yoga Aur Sewa Parivaar distributed dresses and shoes to 28 students here on Wednesday. The association members also distributed fruits, biscuits and soft drinks to the students. SP Uppal, chief demonstrator, gave useful tips on yoga to the students.

Meeting: A meeting was organised by the District BJP committee to discuss about the preparations for the coming birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar here on Wednesday. Duties were given to various workers to make the function a success. Artistes during the function will throw a light on the life of Ambedkar through their songs.

Appointed: Devi Sahai Tandon was appointed as the convener of Ludhiana unit of BJP and Rajesh Julka was appointed as assistant in charge of northern Vidhan Sabha. The appointments were made amid a function organised at the district BJP office.

Book released: Silver jubilee celebration for completion of 25 years of 'Sirjandhara' was organised at Punjabi Bhawan here on Wednesday. A book 'Hase De Vapari' was also released on the occasion. The book is written by Gurnam Singh Seetal. Many Punjabi litterateurs were honoured on the occasion. A 'Kavi Darbar' was also organised during which poets recited their poems.

SAD to issue ID cards to members
: After the completion of its ongoing membership drive, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) would issue identity cards to all its members, SAD secretary general Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said here on Wednesday. He said the membership enrollment process was still going on and "it will strengthen the party at various levels". He also honoured 30 zila parishad and 185 block panchayat samiti members elected recently from Sangrur and Barnala districts at a function held at Gurdwara Nankiana Sahib.


KU results:
Kurukshetra University today declared results of BBA (3rd semester), MSc biochemistry (1st semester) and MSc biochemistry (3rd semester). Dr Hukam Singh, Controller of Examinations, KU said the results had been uploaded on KU website www.result.kuk.ac.in.


Prisoner gets  one-year RI: Chief Judicial Magistrate Aman Sood has sentenced prisoner Ram Lal of Nari village under Rampur police station, Shimla district, to undergo one-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) and a fine of Rs 500. Assistant Public Prosecutor Champa Sureel said Ram Lal was granted parole from January 22, 2009, to February 11, 2009, from the Open-Air Jail, Bilaspur. But he did not return. He was arrested by the Solan police on June 28, 2012, and handed over to the Superintendent, Open-Air Jail, Bilaspur.

Six booked for thrashing man: The police has booked six persons for waylaying a man, Chand, in the Bhanag area of the district and thrashing him on Monday night. Chand was injured and hospitalised at a Chamba hospital, said a report received here on Monday. A case under various sections of the IPC had been registered.

1.23 kg charas recovered: The police seized 1.23 kg charas from a pedestrian near Koti in a remote area of Chamba district on Monday. The accused Yusub, a resident of the Salooni area, has been arrested. SP BM Sharma said Yusub was on his way to Chamba when he was stopped by a police party that recovered the charas from his bag. A case under Section 20, NDPS, had been registered.

Two arrested, sedatives seized: The police arrested two persons, along with 47 intoxicating capsules, near Trimath falling under Chowari police station on Monday. A report here on Tuesday said the police on patrol near Trimath intercepted two persons Sadiq and Davinder.

90 bags of cement seized in raid: A team of Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau, Hamirpur, on Tuesday seized 90 bags of cement meant for government supply to raise a tower line, in a raid conducted at a construction site at Kayalu village in Kaiherwien panchayat of Badsar subdivision. A case has been registered at Bhoranj police station. The cement bags were recovered from the construction site of Ajudhya Dass who is reportedly constructing a new house.


Students honoured:
Humanity Public School, Bassi Kalan, (Bari Brahmana) today honoured the meritorious students who had excelled in class X annual examination, the result of which was declared recently by the J&K State Board of School Education (JKBOSE). A party was organised in the school’s auditorium to mark the occasion.

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