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SAARC engineers’ summit from Sept 6
: A summit of SAARC Diploma Engineers Forum will be held here from September 6 to 9. As many as 51 delegates from SAARC countries, including Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh will take part in the summit at which various issues related to environment, dams and engineering will be discussed. Satnam Singh Dhanoa, president of the All India Federation of Diploma Engineers, said 140 delegates would take part in the summit. He said over 20 lakh engineers of the SAARC countries were members of the forum that was established in 1996. Union Minister Manish Tiwari and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would be the chief guests at the summit.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Two drug peddlers arrested
: The local police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two drug peddlers and solved three theft cases. The police recovered cash and jewellery worth Rs 8.25 lakh from the accused. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gurmeet Singh Chauhan said the police had arrested Rajesh Kumar alias Manga and Sonu Bangali, both of Gobindgarh with 400 gm narcotic powder and 500 sedative tablets. Chauhan said the two accused admitted to have been involved in three theft cases in the past year. Further investigation was on in the case, he added. 

Man held with fake ration card:
The Bhargo Camp police has arrested Surinder Singh for possessing a fake ration card. Surinder Singh had reportedly even used fake stamps for the purpose. A case has been registered under Sections 420, 468 and 471 of the IPC on the complaint of Rajneesh Gill, said ACP (West) Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu. 

1.35 lakh to appear in PSEB exam
: The Punjab School Education Board’s (PSEB) supplementary examination for Class X and Class XII would begin on Wednesday. PSEB chairperson Dr Tajinder Kaur Dhaliwal claimed all arrangements had been put in place at various examination centres across the state. “As many as 1,35,376 students will appear in the examination at 192 centres,” she said. The chairperson said communiqués had been sent to the Deputy Commissioners of all the districts to impose Section 144 in the vicinity of examination centres to keep anti-social elements at bay. On the eve of the examination, around 200 students, mostly from Sangrur district, complained at the PSEB headquarters here today that they had not received their roll numbers. The students had to be issued duplicate admit cards. Confirming the development, Dr Dhaliwal said, “An inquiry has been ordered into the gaffe. If any board official is found guilty, he will be punished.” — TNS

Man killed
: Inderjit Singh of Khatkar Kalan village was killed on the spot after a road mishap on Jalandhar- Nawanshahr- Chandigarh highway. He died when his scooter had a head-on collision with a bus, here on Tuesday. He has returned from Dubai few days ago.

Woman found dead: Raveena (22), a resident of Khamancho village, has died under mysterious circumstances. She has solemnised love marriage to her neighbour Mandip Kumar. While the family of her in-laws says that Raveena has committed suicide but her parents had been terming it as a murder. The police has registered a case under Section 306 of the IPC against Mandip Kumar and his family members Parkash Ram, Gurmej Kaur, Manjit Kaur and Balbir Chand on the basis of statement of Mohan Lal, father of the deceased. 

Jawan killed in
road mishap: Raj (42), a jawan of Punjab Home Guard, posted at Police Lines, Sangrur, was on Tuesday killed while his wife Raj Kaur was critically injured when a truck allegedly hit the motorcycle they were riding near civil hospital here. Station House Officer (SHO) Harinder Singh said the deceased, a resident of Baguana Basti, succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital. His wife has been referred to Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala. A case has been registered against the truck driver who fled from the spot, the SHO said.

Seminar on Ghadar: A seminar, dedicated to Shaheed Bhagat Singh and the Ghadar party, was on Tuesday organised by Punjab Students Union (PSU) at Akal Degree College, Mastuana Sahib, about 5 km from here. The PSU leaders criticised the central government for not considering Shaheed Bhagat Singh as a martyr. They also demanded that chapters on the life of martyrs should be included in the syllabus books of various classes. The PSU leaders also criticised the government for sharply increasing school fee. They alleged that several children were dropping out of school for this reason. Among others who addressed the seminar were Pardeep Kasba, PSU state finance secretary and Kulwinder Singh Sekha, Sangrur district president.



Sumer Yadav is MD, UPCL: Sumer Singh Yadav has taken charge of Managing Director, Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL), following resignation by AK Johri yesterday. Yadav, who is MD, Power Transmission Corporation, has been given the charge of the UPCL temporarily. His appointment was announced today. 

Dowry case: A woman has lodged a complaint against her in-laws for allegedly harassing her for dowry. In the complaint, Krishna Negi of Raiwala accused her husband and in-laws of beating her up and demanding more dowry. She said some of her neighbours also intervened and talked to her in-laws regarding the alleged harassment, but the situation did not change even after that. A case has been registered. 


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