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2 kids killed in fire due to LPG leakage
Jalandhar, June 1
Two children were killed, while their parents sustained burn injuries as fire broke out in their one-room rented accommodation at Labour Colony in Garha here today. The deceased have been identified as five-year-old girl Saprina and her newborn brother, who was yet to be named. They succumbed to their burn injuries at the Civil Hospital. Their father Sham Bahadur and mother Sushma also sustained burn injuries, but are reportedly out of danger.


Sushma, mother of the two children who died in the fire, grieves their death in Jalandhar on Saturday; (right) A policeman inspects the room in which two children died in a fire, which broke out due to the leakage from an LPG cylinder, in Jalandhar on Saturday. Photos: Sarabjit Singh

66th Raising Day of Army Education Corps celebrated
Jalandhar, June 1

The 66th Raising Day of Army Education Corps was celebrated under the aegis of Vajra Corps here today. The celebration was attended by retired and serving Army personnels of Jalandhar Garrison. Lt-Gen AK Bakshi, General Officer Commanding of Vajra Corps, was the chief guest.


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Water: Suchi Pind residents protest outside Mayorís house
Jalandhar, June 1
Irked over the failure of the Municipal Corporation (MC) in providing proper water supply, residents of Suchi Pind held a strong protest carrying empty buckets outside Mayor Sunil Jyoti's house in the city today.

Residents of Suchi Pind protest in front of the Mayorís residence in Jalandhar on Saturday. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh

KCL institute introduces dual degree course in management
Jalandhar, June 1
The KCL Institute of Management and Technology, in its session 2013-14, is introducing dual degree course in Management, Masters in Applied Management (MAM). The course is of five years and facilitates the students for award of a Bachelorís degree (BM) at the end of three years, if one wishes to discontinue studies or to award of a Bachelorís degree in Applied Management (BAM) at the end of four years. At the end of five years, however, a masterís degree in applied management (MAM) will be possible.

8 city personalities get Swami Vivekanand Award of Excellence
Jalandhar, June 1
Eight eminent personalities and achievers of the city were presented the Swami Vivekanand Award of Excellence-2013 here today. With the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand being celebrated across the nation, the award is aimed at encouraging achievers putting in great work and efforts in their respective fields.

Badal flayed for giving nod to online lottery
Jalandhar, June 1
BSP has flayed Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal-led SAD-BJP government in the state for giving green signal to online lottery and horse race Act in the state. BSP state general secretary Sukhwinder Kotli said the online lottery and horse race introduced in Punjab to generate revenue would prove disastrous for youth of the state.

Teachers burn effigy of govt
Jalandhar, June 1
Activists of the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha held a dharna at the DC's office and burnt an effigy of the state government here today. Hundreds of district teachers held the dharna in which they condemned the anti-education and anti-people policies of the state government. The teachers also demanded the resignation of Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka. ó TNS





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2 kids killed in fire due to LPG leakage
Dharmendra Joshi
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 1
Two children were killed, while their parents sustained burn injuries as fire broke out in their one-room rented accommodation at Labour Colony in Garha here today. The deceased have been identified as five-year-old girl Saprina and her newborn brother, who was yet to be named. They succumbed to their burn injuries at the Civil Hospital. Their father Sham Bahadur and mother Sushma also sustained burn injuries, but are reportedly out of danger.

According to information, the fire broke out due to leakage of LPG as the pipe supplying gas from the cylinder to the stove had reportedly developed some cracks.

Their landlord, Satnam, said, "When I heard their cries for help, I went upstairs, where they have been living for over last one year, but I cannot enter the room as the fire had engulfed the entire room."

He called his son and neighbours. Subsequently they entered the room after breaking the window. They put the fire out by continuously pouring water.

All the four injured persons were rushed to the Civil Hospital, where both the children succumbed to their burn injuries.

The SHO of the police station concerned, Somnath, said the police had initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in this regard.

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66th Raising Day of Army Education Corps celebrated
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 1
The 66th Raising Day of Army Education Corps was celebrated under the aegis of Vajra Corps here today. The celebration was attended by retired and serving Army personnels of Jalandhar Garrison. Lt-Gen AK Bakshi, General Officer Commanding of Vajra Corps, was the chief guest.

Army Education Corps, which was reorganised on June 1, 194,7 at Pachmarhi, has moved forward in leap and bounds. General Bikram Singh, Chief of Army Staff and Lt-Gen Sanjeev Chhachra, Army Commander, Western Command, conveyed their best wishes to the personnels of Army Education Corps on the occasion and were appreciative of the professional perfection and hard work of the ranks and file of the corps.

Notably, in its illustrious history, Army Education Corps has carved a niche for itself in diverse spheres like betterment of human resources, foreign/regional language training, school administration, map craft training, library training, enhancement of educational qualification of Indian Army soldiers and English language training for military personnel from friendly foreign countries and personality development training.

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Water: Suchi Pind residents protest outside Mayorís house
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 1
Irked over the failure of the Municipal Corporation (MC) in providing proper water supply, residents of Suchi Pind held a strong protest carrying empty buckets outside Mayor Sunil Jyoti's house in the city today.

The residents stated that they had not been getting proper water supply for over a fortnight as the tubewell in the area was not working because of depletion of groundwater table. They demanded that the MC should make a permanent arrangement for ensuring proper water supply to them without any further delay.

Till the permanent arrangement, the MC should send water tankers to the area for providing them adequate water in this scorching heat.

Mayor Sunil Jyoti assured them of solving their problem on priority basis.

Later talking to The Tribune, Mayor said, "The problem of improper water supply is being faced by the residents of only 30 per cent area of Suchi Pind as the groundwater level has depleted. Now the MC will sink a new deep tubewell to solve their problem on Monday. Till then, adequate water is being supplied to them by water tankers."

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KCL institute introduces dual degree course in management
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 1
The KCL Institute of Management and Technology, in its session 2013-14, is introducing dual degree course in Management, Masters in Applied Management (MAM). The course is of five years and facilitates the students for award of a Bachelorís degree (BM) at the end of three years, if one wishes to discontinue studies or to award of a Bachelorís degree in Applied Management (BAM) at the end of four years. At the end of five years, however, a masterís degree in applied management (MAM) will be possible.

The scheme, curriculum, pedagogy and syllabus of the course is internationally applicable. Foreign university requires a four-year degree course which is main highlight of the course as student can get BAM Degree on the completion of four years of the course.

A foreign university requires a four-year degree course which is the main highlight of the course.

As per the model scheme of the AICTE, students are going for industry project and work experience in VIIth and Xth semester, which will help them acquire practical knowledge and skills as per the requirements of the industry.

Sukhbir Singh Chatha (Director Education) said this course was designed to educate and groom the students to get entry at managerial positions in manufacturing /services organisations or to start and run own ventures with good business knowledge. And to facilitate the development of students to take up growing challenges and find and implement solutions those were environmentally viable, ethically correct, and socially acceptable so as to provide job opportunities at different levels of management within organisations starting at supervisory level in SME segment and middle-level management in large PSUs and MNCs.

The addition of foreign languages will enable the students to be globally employable and emphasis on communication skills. English speaking will add to the confidence and personality of the students. Comprehensive knowledge of the contemporary subjects like creativity and innovation, IPR and Patents, Managing Change etc would eventually help to gain comprehensive advantage over the others.

Dr IP Singh (Director KCL-IMT), Prof GK Jain (Vice-Principal) Prof Raman Deol (HOD), Dr Inderpal Singh (Associate Professor) and other faculty members were present during the introduction of the course.

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8 city personalities get Swami Vivekanand Award of Excellence
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 1
Eight eminent personalities and achievers of the city were presented the Swami Vivekanand Award of Excellence-2013 here today. With the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand being celebrated across the nation, the award is aimed at encouraging achievers putting in great work and efforts in their respective fields.

In the award ceremony, organised by Pranay Media and Production House, engineer SS Gill and president of the World Human Rights Protection Association Jaswant Singh were guests of honour.

Rajesh Senger, national convener of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan, as well as the chairman of the Sarva Raksha Adhikar Samiti Dinesh Kumar were also present.

Eminent city achievers awarded with the Swami Vivekanand Award of Excellence-2013 on the occasion were Lt-Col (retd) Manmohan Singh (defence), Spartan Sports ,Jalandhar (Sports and Manufacturer), Surinder Saini (social service), Prof Lakhbir Singh (special award), Rohit Bhatia (young achiever), Dr DK Joshi (education), Deepak Bali (music), Teji Sandhu (art, culture and theatre).

A three-minute short film on all awardees was presented which highlighted their success and achievements.

The jury finally arrived at the decision to honour the eight city personalities after a month-long search.

Before Jalandhar, achievers in Amritsar and Chandigarh have also been awarded. After Jalandhar, the event would be held at Hoshiarpur.

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Badal flayed for giving nod to online lottery
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 1
BSP has flayed Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal-led SAD-BJP government in the state for giving green signal to online lottery and horse race Act in the state. BSP state general secretary Sukhwinder Kotli said the online lottery and horse race introduced in Punjab to generate revenue would prove disastrous for youth of the state.

Sukhwinder Kotli said: ďInstead of introducing online lottery and horse race, the Badal government should concentrate on recovery from already existing system to fill its empty coffer.Ē

Flaying the Badal government for its anti-public policies, he alleged: ďthe Akali-BJP government is failed in providing Dalits their due.

While Badal is claiming to double the shagun amount for SC girls, over 80,000 new applications are pending with the state government for the past over four years regarding the same.

Thousands of beneficiaries had not been paid old age and widow pension for years.

Kotli also criticised the Badal government for imposing two per cent tax on registering sale deed of immovable property on the basis of the power of attorney.

The Badal government should withdraw this decision, he added.

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