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Man run over by train:An unidentified person aged around 30 was killed while his wife and son were injured when they were hit by a train near the Police Lines level crossing here on Monday. Jagjit Singh, ASI, said the victims were crossing the track when a goods train hit them. The victims could not be identified so far, he added.

Scrap dealer injured in blast:
Fingers of both hands of a scrap dealer were blown off in a blast in the Aslamabad area of Hoshiarpur city on Monday. Mohammad Kyum, a native of Bihar, was trying to dismantle a shell-like thing when the blast occurred. He also suffered head injuries in the blast. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital.

Workshop on library automation held:
GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, organised a workshop on ‘Library Automation’ keeping in view the revolution which ICT has brought in the library environment. Kehar Singh, an expert from LPU, Phagwara, discussed about RFID technology, smart cards, institutional repository and e-resources which are available free of cost.

House burgled:
The house of an NRI woman, Pawandeep, was reportedly burgled in Hargobind Nagar on Sunday night. The woman was in Beas to attend a religious congregation at Dera Radha Swami Satsang at that time. The burglary came to light when she returned home from Beas.

Fire in plywood factory: Goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a fire in a plywood factory on the Ubhawal road on Monday. Ply boards, machinery and other material were gutted. Two fire engines from the Sangrur municipal fire station and one from Malerkotla were pressed into service to extinguish the fire.



Plant flowers along road: Bharmauri tells officers
: Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmauri on Friday directed officers to plant ornamental plants and flowers along the road in the Shimla water catchment forest to make it more attractive and beautiful. Bharmauri who made surprise visit to the catchment forest, inspected various developmental works being undertaken and said battery-driven vehicles would be provided to tourists.

Conference on advanced materials
: A three-day conference on â "Multi-functional Advanced Materials" was held at Shoolini University here recently. The conference was organised by the university in association with the Defence Research and Development Organisation, Innovative Science Research Society and the Indian Council of Medical Research. Chief guest Prof Lalit Awasthi, Director, Atal Bihari Government Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pragatinagar, highlighted the importance of material science. Shoolini University VC PK Khosla and Dr Atul Thakur, coordinator of the conference, also presnted their views.


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