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BTech students bring laurels to institute
Tribune News Service

Ropar, September 15
Final year BTech students of Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology (RIEIT), Ropar, bagged seven prestigious awards for producing the finest projects in the engineering field.

The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) will be giving the awards to the students during the XVI National Annual Students’ Convention at Periyar Maniammai University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu on September 27.

The campus director, SC Bedi, said Gaurav and Gazal, from the computer science engineering and information technology department, bagged the first prize in ISTE - Punjab Technical University Award for Young Engineer Innovators for a project titled membrane computing cover classification using remote sensing images, while Ankit and Priyanka got the third prize for their project on beehive-based anticipatory route approach in terrain environment.

Amandeep Singh, Banveer Singh, Karun and group also won accolades for their project on design and fabrication of micro-controller based automatic drilling robot. Bhavik, Gurpreet and Harwinder Singh bagged the Young Engineer Innovators award for a project titled, solar based data acquisition spy robot.

Manpreet, Yashpreet Singh, Amarjeet Singh and group were selected for the Devender Singh Bansal Memorial award for a project named optimisation of MIG welding parameter to study the effect on welding using factorial design approach. From electronics, communication and electrical engineering, Akshay bagged the PTU award for Young Engineer Innovators.

Abhishek, Akhil , Ashish and Dinesh got the third prize for a project titled robotic arm accelerometer and got the award for the best project.



Moot court competition concludes in Patiala
Tribune News Service

Patiala, September 15
Surana and Surana Trial Advocacy Moot Court Competition-2013, organised by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, concluded today. The moot problem was based on various provisions of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, Code of Civil Procedure, 1960, and Arms Act, 1959. Various universities and colleges from across the country participated in the competition.

Gujrat National Law University, Gandhingar, and Ram Monohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow, made it to the finals. Sitting judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, RK Jain, GS Sandhiawalia and BB Parsoon, judged the finals.

Welcoming the guests Paramjit S Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor, RGNUL, presented a welcoming speech and said the students were lucky to have presented their cases in front of a full bench, which is a rarity for young lawyers at the bar.

Prizes for best team, best speaker, best memorial and spirit of Surana and Surana, were awarded to the winning team by the judges.

Justice RK Jain, advised the students to learn some tricks of the trade and simplify acts instead of cramming. He urged the students to understand that this profession is now service-oriented. Justice Sandhawalia encouraged students to join litigation and not be tempted by initial pay package. Meanwhile BB Parsoon said it is only through education that one learns cultural aspects and teachers play a very important role in doing the same.



Cong forms panels to sensitise people about welfare schemes
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, September 15
The District Congress committee has launched a campaign in the district, to apprise the beneficiaries of the Union government's public-oriented schemes such as Food Security Bill, Direct Cash Transfer as LPG subsidy and employment opportunities under MANREGA.

While addressing the worker's meeting, Harinder Singh Bhambhri, president, District Congress Committee, said booth-level committees, under the supervision of the block presidents have been formed to aware the deprived section of the society of the Congress government's schemes.

The members of the committee will visit their respective area and apprise the masses of the schemes, exclusively meant for their welfare, Bhambri said. He said under Food Security Bill, the deprived section of the society will get rice and wheat at subsidised rates.

Bhambri appealed to the youths to come forward and join the Congress, as the youths are the future of the nation. He cited the example of Rahul Gandhi and said the youth should take inspiration from him and join hands in building a better future for the coming generation.

Mandeep Kaur Nagra, wife of MLA Kuljeet Singh Nagra, and Rajinder Bittoo also addressed the gathering on the occasion.



Dist planning committee
Joginder Pal Singla appointed chairman
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, September 15
Joginder Pal Singla has been appointed as the chairperson of District Planning Committee, Fatehgarh Sahib. Singla took over the charge of the post from Bibi Satwinder Kaur Dhaliwal, former Member of Parliament, SAD (B). In a closely-contested election, there were many contenders for this coveted post, including former MLAs from across the district and other politicians.

Spokesperson of the Chief Minister's office said Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal today gave his nod to appoint Joginder Pal Singla as chairperson of Fatehgarh Sahib, under the Clause 3, Sub-clause (6) of Punjab District Planning Committee Act, 2005. The representatives of various social, religious, trade and industry associations of Mandi Gobindgarh welcomed the decision of the state government and distributed sweets in the area.

Singla, a former Congress leader, had joined SAD (B) on September 11, 2012, by leaving the Congress. To induct him into the party fold, Sukhbir Badal, party president, had visited Mandi Gobindgarh and addressed a rally organised by Singla. The newly-elected chairperson belongs to famous Lahoria family of Mandi Gobindgarh. His father, Nand Kumar Lahoria, was also elected as the permanent treasurer of the party.



Sealing of generator sets
Traders oppose Board’s action
Accuse PPCB officials of harassment, threaten to stage protest
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, September 15
The traders and industrialists of Sirhind town have opposed the action of sealing of the generator sets by officials of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB). The traders and industrialists have alleged that the action has been initiated without giving them a prior notice regarding the same.

The traders led by Varinder Rattan, president, District Beopar Mandal, held a meeting and warned the government to not to interrupt the working of the trade and industry.

Rattan said the trade, industry and petty shopkeepers are passing through a great recession period and the officials of the State government from different departments are unnecessary harassing the traders.

“Officials from PPCB accompanied by a team of police conducted raids and sealed the generator sets of industry and traders. The board should have atleast given a notice before taking such an action,” said Rattan. He said there is no power and the industry is running on generator sets.

He alleged the government had promised that they will not introduce e-trips across the town, but they have not fulfilled it yet.

“If the officials continued to harass the traders, we will be forced to launch an agitation,” said the president of District Beopar Mandal.



Ludhiana college corner glory in cross-country meet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 15
Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana won the Panjab University Inter-College Cross Country (women) Championship with 27 points. GGS College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur and Dasmesh Girls College, Mukerian secured second, third and fourth positions respectively.

On the other hand, SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, won the Panjab University Inter- College Cross Country (men) Championship with 35 points. DAV College, Chandigarh, SGGS College, Sector-26, Chandigarh and A.S. College, Khanna secured second, third and fourth positions respectively.

In individual category Inter-College Cross Country (women), Lovepreet Kaur of GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, secured first position followed by Amandeep Kaur of Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana and Harvinder Kaur of SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur securing second position.

In individual category Inter-College Cross Country (men), Makhan Singh of SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, bagged the first position. Sukhdev Singh of DAV College, Chandigarh and Pritpal Singh SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur secured second and third position respectively.



Ajay emerges victorious in tennis tournament
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 15
Ajay Sharan, a Chandigarh Academy for Rural Tennis (CHART) trainee, won his 1st CLTA tennis under-10 tournament beating Prarav Chopra 4-2, 5-3 in the Boys Green Court finals, held at CLTA grounds in sector 10, here today. In Girls Green Court finals, Shreya Singla beat Nandini Yadav 4-1, 5-3.

In the Boys Orange Court Semi-Finals, Darshan Dilbar Singh defeated Anirudh Sangra 5-3 whereas Tanya Aggarwal trounced Harteshwar Dhaliwal 5-2. The finals will be played on September 21.

In the Boys Orange Court consolation semi-finals, Ekamvir beat Kartik Goel 5-0 and Uday Karan beat Udaypal Singh 5-0. Ekamvir and Uday Karan will play the finals on September 21. In the Girls Orange Court semi-finals, Pragya Pabbi beat Jyotsna Sharma 5-4 (7-5) and Jiya Gawari beat Tanya Gupta 5-2. Pragya Pabbi and Jiya Gawari will play the finals on September 21.



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