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Placement drive:
More than 100 students were selected at a mega job fair organised by the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology (SSIET), here today. More than 300 students from the SSIET and other colleges participated in the drive, carried out for the students of B.Tech (CSE / IT /ECE/EE/ME/), BBA/BCA/MBA.

Farmer killed by stray bull :A farmer was killed when a stray bull hit him in a field here on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Jarnail Singh (70) of Salora village. According to eye-witnesses, the bull attacked Singh while he was on his way to his field. He was killed on the spot.

Tarn Taran
Man booked for molestation:
A man has been booked on the charge of molesting his neighbour in Muradpur locality here. The victim alleged that the accused, Rajesh Kumar, forcibly entered her house when her husband was away to work and her daughter was in school. She saved herself by running from the house.

Hockey team wins meet:A hockey team of Baba Gurmukh Singh Uttam Singh Senior Secondary School, Khadoor Sahib, has won the 10th All-India Dr BR Ambedkar Inter-School Hockey tournament. The tournament was held in Maharashtra.



Tata Docomo expands 3G service:Tata Docomo has expanded its 3G service in the Punjab region by starting its network in Nabha. This will help customers of Punjab to access services such as video calling, mobile TV and video on demand. The overall expansion has further strengthened Tata Docomo's position to ensure that the company's rapidly growing customer base enjoys seamless services, even while in the hinterland.

SBOP opens branch:The State Bank of Patiala (SBOP) opened its branch at Mundi Kharar, Mohali distrct, to meet the specific requirements of various segments of the society. It was inaugurated by S Vijay Kumar, chief general manager (retail banking) of the bank. Gurnam Singh, general manager (retail network), Chandigarh, was among those present. This is the 523rd branch of the bank in Punjab and 22nd branch in Mohali district.

New Rexton RX6 launched:Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), on Monday announced the launch of a new model of the SsangYong Rexton, the ‘RX6’ with manual transmission and a host of features. The new model ‘RX6’ will be an addition to the existing model range of Rexton is the No 2 selling brand in the high-end SUV segment in the FY 2013-14. The ‘New Rexton RX6’ comes with five-speed manual transmission on the 2.7 L RX270 XDi engine and a range of luxurious and hi-tech features. Vivek Nayer, chief marketing officer, Automotive Division, said: “As a customer-centric organisation, we take feedback from consumers regularly and update our products to cater to their evolving needs.”

MoU inked:In order to promote entrepreneurship in the northern region, the India Centre of Sikh American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) has partnered with Seattle based-UP Global, known for its ‘Startup Weekend’ programmes. Marc Nager, CEO along with Adam Stelle, COO of UP Global, US, and Manipal Dhariwal, president, SACC India, signed a memorandum of understanding to use the synergy of both organisations with similar mission reaching out to more and more aspiring entrepreneurs in Chandigarh and Panjab.



Order to clean siphons to ensure water in Ghaggar
:The Haryana Irrigation Department has decided to clean all siphons of Sirsa district to maintain the flow of water in the Ghaggar during the monsoon. An official said directions had been issued to the officials concerned to complete the cleaning work before the rainy season.



Man assaults son
: A son received injuries when his father assaulted him with a knife at Jaadu village here on Sunday, SP DK Chaudhary said. The SP said on a complaint of Beena Devi, a case against her husband Laxman Singh had been registered at the Kihar police station. She said her husband had attacked their son who was injured. Laxman had also intimidated his son, the SP said.

110 examined at Dalhousie eye camp
: As many as 110 patients were examined and 17 selected for eye operations at a free eye check-up camp held at the Government Hospital, Dalhousie, under the aegis of the National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) on Wednesday. During the camp, eye specialist Vipin Thakur and a team of paramedical staff of the hospital conducted the operations and put eye lenses, besides providing free medicines to the patients.

Woman dies as raft capsizes in Beas
: A woman, Chandana Niroop Kumar (38) of Hassan district in Karnataka, died while five others were rescued when a raft capsized in the Beas near Bandrol, 9 km from here, on Sunday. The tourists had boarded the raft near the camping site at Raison and the raft flipped in the gushing waters of the river, about 300 metres from the starting point.

Youth electrocuted in Nurpur
: Swaran Singh (22) of Khaloon village in Kherian gram panchayat received a severe electric shock and succumbed to his injuries on the way to the Nurpur Civil Hospital here on Friday. As per police information, the deceased was ironing his clothes with an electric iron when he got the electric shock. His elder brother rushed to him on hearing his screams and with the help of villagers took him to the Nurpur hospital, where he was declared brought dead by doctors.

Husband, father-in-law arrested in dowry case: In a dowry harassment case, the Jawali police arrested Vickky, husband, and Joginder Singh, father-in-law of complainant Sonu Devi of Katora village under Nagrota Surian police chowki on Wednesday. The complainant, who was married to Vickky in July last year, had alleged that her husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law had been torturing her and demanding more dowry. The police arrested two of the three accused. The Jawali police said third accused Raksha Devi, mother-in-law of the victim, would be arrested shortly.
Train engine derails
: The engine of a Pathankot-Jogindernagar train derailed near the Jassur railway station here today. However, all passengers in the train escaped unhurt due to the slow speed of the train. As per information, one of the engine wheels of Train No. 5265, which left the Nurpur station around 8 am, suddenly broke. Ashwani Kumar, Station Master, confirmed the report.

Three held for attacking police party:
Three members of a marriage party were arrested by the Baijnath police for attacking a police team and injuring a policeman on duty at Paprola bazar in Baijnath tehsil on Friday night. A senior police officer said the police party had put up a check-post in the bazar. It intercepted an Alto car and asked the driver to show car documents, the trio in it thrashed a head constable and his colleague. The head constable received serious head injuries and was taken to hospital where doctors stitched his forehead.

24 injured as bus overturns in Una
: A bus, carrying devotees from the Baba Balak Nath shrine in Hamirpur district to Chintpurni, overturned at Jassana panchayat in Bangana block here on Sunday. About two dozen persons injured in the accident were taken to the Bangana Primary Health Centre. Four persons, who were seriously injured, were referred to the Una district hospital. They were Sarwani Devi from Pathankot, Parveen Kumari from Gurdaspur, Kamala Rani and Prem Parkash, both from Shahpur.


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