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Body donated:
Sugna Devi became the 21st body donor after  death in the sub-division. Her body is being taken to Ghaziabad-based medical college. Body and eye  donation campaign spokesman Naresh Bajaj said Radha Devi of Kikkarkhera village had informed on Monday night that her mother Sugna Devi has died and that she had told them to donate their body for research to a medical college. Scores of members of the NGO Green Social Welfare Force reached the village to “salute” the deceased woman.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Job scam busted, 6 held:
The police on Monday busted a six-member gang for allegedly duping thousands of unemployed youths. They allegedly floated a company, Teji Group of Business Company, and offered jobs to youths by claiming that their company was a sister concern of a US firm.

10,000 pledge to vote:
About 10,000 persons took a pledge to cast their vote in the Lok Sabha elections, during the four-day Fazilka Heritage Festival which concluded on Sunday. It was organised by the local Graduates Welfare Association. The chief guest of the concluding ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Charandev Singh Mann, administered the oath to the audience.

Slogan writing contest:
Nehru Study Centre and Kala Surbhi Society of BD Arya Girls College, Jalandhar Cantt, organised a slogan-writing competition on ‘Importance of voting. Students were also shown a CD of national icon Aamir Khan’s vote oath. Principal Dr Sarita Verma emphasized on the importance of voting.

Boy kidnapped:
A 16-year-old boy was kidnapped by 35-year-old man, who was allegedly in love with the boy’s mother. The incident came to light when the family, who lives in Abdullahpur Basti, informed the police about the kidnapping. It is learnt the kidnapper is a distant relative of the family.

Two youths killed:
Two youths were killed when a tipper hit the scooter they were riding on the Nurpur Bedi-Garhshanksr road near Kalwan bus stand on Sunday.

Youth beaten to death: A 27-year-old youth was beaten to death at Lower Rampur Kalan village in Nurpur Bedi area near here on Monday. 



Vintage car rally organised: Chandigarh’s Vintage and Classic Car club organised their annual vintage car rally. The rally was flagged-off today morning and featured about 24 vintage cars and eight bikes. The participants drove to Kasauli hills and returned in the evening. 

Self-management programme begins: A six-day management development programme (MDP) for the ministerial and supporting staff of the Malviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur, began at the University Business School (UBS), Panjab University today. A total of 30 participants from MNIT are attending the event, which will be organised from April 21-26. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Arun K Grover presided over the function. Prof Manoj Arora, director, PEC University of Technology, and Prof MP Poonia, director, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, (NITTTR), were the guests of honour. Manish Jindal, Registrar, MNIT, shared the dais along with UBS chairman Prof AK Vashisht.



YV Sharma calls on Guv:
President of the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries YV Sharma called on Governor NN Vohra here at Raj Bhawan today. Sharma discussed with the Governor varied problems being faced by industrialists and traders in the Jammu region and the efforts being made by the chamber to secure resolution of some of the issues, which were thwarting rapid industrial growth.


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