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Fatehgarh Sahib
Two-day meet concludes:
The National Conference on "Emerging Horizons in Science and Technology", organised by Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University in collaboration with Punjab Academy of Sciences concluded here on Sunday. Surjit Singh Rakhra, Minister for Rural Development, was the chief guest. Among others present were Dr Sarabjit Singh, Former Senior Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, and Vice Chancellor Dr Gurmohan Singh.

Seminar on drug addiction:
Yuva Parivar Sewa Samiti, an NGO, organised a seminar to raise awareness on drug addiction at Baradari Gardens on Sunday. Chief Parliamentary Secretary Sohan Singh Thandal and District Planning Committee chairman Dr SK Sukhi presided over.

PPS Nabha students hold art exhibition:
Students from the Punjab Public School (PPS), Nabha, on Sunday held an art exhibition at Omaxe Mall under the Art of Blooming Buds category. As many as 20 students along with headmaster Jagpreet Singh participated in the exhibition that was inaugurated by Patiala Divisional Commissioner AS Pannu. The exhibition will continue till February 18.


Sex racket busted:
A police team arrested three women for allegedly running a sex racket in Geeta Colony, Shahabad. The police raided a house following a tip-off. The police sent a decoy customer and arrested them, sources said.


1 dies as truck overturns:
Susheel Chandel (35) of Berry Rajadiyan village was killed when the truck (HP-69-0617) he was driving met with an accident near Berry village, near here, last night. Reports said some nearby residents rushed to the spot on hearing a crashing sound and found the truck lying overturned. The police were informed and villagers helped in extricating the victim’s body from the truck. The body was handed over to the family after postmortem.

‘BJP will form next govt’:
Rebel BJP leader and former minister Roop Singh today said the BJP would form the next government at the Centre. He said the Modi factor would not only work at the national level, but also in the state. The public was fed up with the anti-public policies of the Congress, he said.

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