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Dy Commissioners to register marriages:
The Punjab Government has appointed all the deputy commissioners in the state as district registrars of marriages. The appointment comes under the Punjab Compulsory Registration of Marriages Act, 2012. All the district revenue officers, tehsildars and naib tehsildars have been appointed additional district registrars of marriages, who shall register marriages within the area of their respective jurisdiction.

2 women held for drug trafficking:
The district police has arrested two women on the charges of drug trafficking. Rajni Bala was arrested from Baghapurana for possessing 1,080 tablets of a banned drug while Manjit Kaur was arrested from Daulewala village for possessing 20 gm of heroin. Two separate cases under the NDPS Act have been registered against them.

Batth appointed PSEB Secretary:
Gurinder Pal Singh Batth was appointed the new Secretary of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) here on Wednesday. Bath, who was serving as a Chief Engineer in the board, has been selected from a panel of six officials that included three PCS officers and the board's joint secretary Janak Raj Mehrok and senior legal advisor Sukhwinder Kaur Saroya. PSEB chairperson Dr Tajinder Kaur Dhaliwal said the decision to appoint Batth was unanimous.

International meet at varsity:
A two-day International Conference on "Socio-Economic Changes in South Asia", being organised by the Centre for South West Asia Study (Pakistan and Afghanistan), was inaugurated at Punjabi University, Patiala, here on Wednesday. Delegates from institutes in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Iran participated in the conference. Prof. Shakti Kak from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, in her keynote said the 1990s economic reforms had made South Asian countries weaker. Delegates from Guru Nanak Dev University, IIT Roorkee, IIT Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Jammu University also spoke on the issue.

Cancer screening camp from Sept 28: A mega cancer screening camp will be held at Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, from September 28 and 29. Patiala Deputy Commissioner GK Singh said patients will be tested free of charge. A team of specialist doctors from India and abroad will do the checkup.

2 teenaged girls held for theft:
Two teenaged girls and a woman were arrested in a theft case in Sunam on Wednesday. The police also recovered Rs 60,000. Station House Officer (SHO) Satnam Singh said while both minor girls had been produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sangrur, the woman was produced in the court of Sub-divisional judicial magistrate, Sunam. The teenagers were sent to Juvenile Jail till October 4 and the woman to judicial custody till October 4. A case has been registered.

Three held with fake currency: The district police on Wednesday arrested three persons and claimed to have busted a gang allegedly involved in circulating fake currency in the market. They also seized fake currency worth Rs 2.52 lakh. The accused reportedly were in contact with a Bihar resident and exchanged Rs 70,000 of genuine Indian currency with fake currency worth Rs 1 lakh.



Dental check-up camp held:
Dr Gagandeep Singh and Dr Taranjot Kaur of Dr Singh’s Dental Clinic and Implant Centre organised a free dental check-up camp at a club in Sector 27. Dr Gagandeep Singh and his team educated people on the preventive aspects of oral health.

CU to establish business incubator:
To impart comprehensive training and Doctorate degree (PhD) in the field of entrepreneurship, Chandigarh University (CU), Gharuan, is all set to establish Business Incubator on its campus. The step aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in Punjab, claimed the university authorities adding that a special training programme would be designed for the purpose.



Student poll likely:
Student union elections are likely on the pattern of Delhi and Punjab. Rohtak MP Deepender Hooda and Kurukshetra MP Naveen Jindal indicated this at an NSUI conference at Kurukshetra University today.

Man gets life term:
A local court today sentenced a man to life imprisonment for killing a youth 'for honour' at Lohgarh village in Sirsa on February 2 last year. Tek Chand suspected that Raj Kumar had illicit relations with his wife. Tek Chand had a tiff with the victim on the issue and hacked him to death.


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