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Progressive Punjab Agri Summit on Feb 16:
The Punjab Government will hold 'Progressive Punjab Agriculture Summit-2014', a mega agricultural event to be held for the first time in the state, on February 16 at Chappar Chiri in Mohali. The five-day programme will include, among other events, an exhibition of various farm tools for agriculturists.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Holiday in Fatehgarh Sahib district today:
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has announced a local holiday in the district on December 27, the third day of Shaheedi Jor Mela held to mark the martyrdom day of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh. Arun Sekhri, Deputy Commissioner, said the Chief Minister had announced the holiday so that the devotees could participate in ‘nagar kirtan’. The Tribune had in these columns on Wednesday highlighted the demand by Bir Devinder Singh, former Deputy Speaker, to declare a holiday on the martyrdom day.

2 killed, 2 hurt in road mishaps:
A man and a woman were killed while two others were injured in two separate accidents in the district on Wednesday night. Ram Raj and his wife Yashodhra of Jhawan village were hit on Tanda Road by a speeding car. They were going home on their bicycle. Yashodhra died on the spot and Ram Raj was seriously injured. In another accident, Vinod Kumar of Amb in Himachal Pradesh died near Baghpur village and his uncle Vijay got hurt. They were hit by a trailer when they were travelling in their pick-up vehicle.

Dentist gets national award in Mumbai:
Dr Vivek Saggar, a dentist and implantologist, won the “Outstanding dentist of the year” award at the first annual FAMDENT Excellence in Dentistry Awards-2013 held in Mumbai. Dr Vivek, who is based in Ludhiana, figured among nine finalists, who were shortlisted out of 500 dentists from across the country for the award. He was the only finalist from the region (north of Delhi). He also won the ‘Special jury award’ for the ‘Clinic of the year’.

Two traders held for selling Chinese string:
The police have nabbed two shopkeepers, Akash Gautam and Nitin of Arya Samaj Road, for violating the imposition of section 144. They were found held for selling, using and storing Chinese string. As many as 14 rolls of the string were recovered from their possession.

TET to be held at 7 examination centres: The arrangements for conducting the state Teacher Eligibility Test on December 28 have been made in the district. District Education Officer Kulwant Singh said 3,228 candidates would appear for the test at 7 examination centres - Government Senior Secondary School, JSFH Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Doaba Sikh National High School, Doaba Arya Senior Secondary School, Dr Asanand Model Senior Secondary School, WL Arya Senior Secondary School and KC Public School in the city.


Debentures announced:
Manappuram Finance Ltd announced public issue of redeemable debentures of Rs 1,000 each, aggregating to Rs100 crores. The MD and CEO, Nandakumar, said, funds raised will be further utilised for growth of the business.

Anjitha joins as new DSP: Anjitha Chepyala, a Delhi and Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Services (DANIPS) cadre officer, has joined the Chandigarh Police as a DSP. She has done BTech in electronics and communication engineering. Earlier, she was posted as the ACP (Cyber Crime Cell), economic offence wing, crime branch in the Delhi Police.

Sports campaign launched:
The local unit of the Rashtriya Yuva Dal launched a unique campaign, ‘Let’s Play Sports- Save the Youth’ for the youngsters to save them from bad habits and harmful thoughts. “We are going to create space for playing sports in the city,” said Sandeep Kapoor, the president of the unit. @@He said the activists of the body would launch a door-to-door campaign to sensitise people on the issue.


Jammu United Club scripts win in soccer championship:
Jammu United Club got the better of Sainik Colony Football Club by 5-4 via a tie-breaker in the ongoing Christmas Soccer Championship being organised by Christian Sports Organisation, J&K, at GGM Science College Football Ground in Jammu on Thursday. Earlier, both teams managed to score 2 goals each in the stipulated time.

BJYM to hold cricket tourneys from January 11: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha will organise cricket tournaments across the country from January 11, 2014. BJYM state president, Ravinder Raina said the national BJYM leadership has decided to hold the cricket tournaments under the slogan 'Khelega Yuva-Jeetega Bharat' across all states and Union Territories, in which 16 teams would be registered. The entry fee for each team has been fixed at Rs 500 and the application forms can be downloaded from BJP's website www.jkbjp.org.

Awareness programme for treasury officers: As part of taxpayers' education programme, a seminar was organised by the Income Tax Department in Jammu on Thursday. AK Thatai, Income Tax Commissioner, J&K, inaugurated the session and gave an overview of the role of treasury officers regarding mandatory filing of monthly form 24G and communication of book identification number to the drawing and disbursing officers.

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