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Holiday on September 3
The Punjab Government has announced that September 3 would be a gazetted holiday instead of September 4 to mark the birth anniversary of Baba Sri Chand. In a press note, the government said the notification regarding public holidays had been amended to that effect.

Suvidha centres to be inspected: Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal has ordered officers of the Department of Governance Reforms to inspect all Suvidha Centres from September 2 to 4. The move aims at bringing improvement in the delivery of services at such centres. The inspecting officers have been directed to inspect the overall functioning of the centres in terms of timely delivery of services, citizen facilitation, services being charged, upkeep of the centres and other operational and monitoring systems.

Plea to honour varsity team:
Former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Bir Devinder has urged Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to honour the Punjabi University team that recently launched online software to check spellings in Punjabi on Punjab Day on November 1, 2014, besides ordering incentives for them.

Man beats wife to death:
A 48-year-old woman, Paramjit Kaur, was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and brother-in-law at Alipur village near Amargarh on Saturday night. Her husband suspected her to be having an extra-marital affair. Station House Officer Daljit Singh said victim's husband Bahadur Singh and brother-in-law Jasbir Singh had been booked. No arrest has been made so far.

Tarn Taran
Woman kills self, 3 booked:
Sandeep Kaur, a 23-year-old married woman, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at Ranniwalah village, 25 km from here, on Saturday evening. Victim's brother Varinder Singh alleged she had been harassed by her in-laws. Three of her in-laws' family have been booked. The accused have been identified as victim's husband Gurlal Singh, his father Jarnail Singh and mother Narinder Kaur.

Farmer electrocuted: Nirvail Singh (38), a farmer of Toot village, 40 km from here, was electrocuted to death while he was working in the fields on Saturday. The police said Nirvail Singh died on the spot when he touched a live wire near the tube well. A case has been registered.



KV1-Halwara strike gold:
KV1-Halwara won gold during the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Regional Football Tournament for Boys (U-19) at KV No.1, Chandimandir, today. The team defeated KV- Subathu, 3-2, after a penalty shootout in the end by Amandeep Singh. KV1 RCF-Hussainpur bagged the bronze medal.

Office-bearers elected: Ashok Malhotra has been elected as the president of the Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association (North Western region). Other office-bearers elected are Vijander Kumar, general secretary; Sudhir Khanna and Jatinder Kumar Gupta, vice-presidents; Davinderpal Singh and LD Bansal, additional secretaries; SP Singh, joint secretary; Pawan Kumar Yadav, assistant secretary; Mahender Singh, treasurer; and Dharam Pal Chaudhary, Ajay Kumar, Vikas Sood, Parveen Sharma and VK Sood, zonal secretaries.

Felicitated: Kamaljit Singh Panchhi, president of the Traders’ Association, Sector 17, Chandigarh, has been honoured with the “National Award (Social Service)” by the All India Achievers Foundation during a function held at New Delhi. — TNS

National Sports Day: Government High School (Smart School), Sector 50, celebrated National Sports Day on its campus. To highlight the importance of this day, the teachers sensitised the students on the importance of sports in life and the significance of this day. The teachers also planned various playful activities for the students.

Art and craft exhibition: Students of Saupin’s, Sector 32, put up an impressive exhibition on art and craft on the school premises. The exhibits included paintings, drawings, craft work, needle work, clay modelling and pottery were all contributed by the students of Classes I-X.

Fancy dress competition: Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28 B, organised an inter-house fancy dress competition for the primary wing. Students from all the four Houses were dressed up innovatively as peacock, cracker, junk food etc.



Bank opens 1.5 lakh accounts:
Under the Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana, the Sarv Haryana Gramin Bank has opened over 1.5 lakh new bank accounts in the state. Praveen Kumar Jain, chairperson of the bank, said over 16,000 persons had already been enrolled under the scheme so far.

Issuing of arms licence banned: The government imposed a complete ban on issue of arms licence with immediate effect from Saturday.

Lab assistants’ continue job: The Department of Secondary Education, Haryana, has continued the services of lab assistants in the ICT labs set up by M/s CORE Education and Technologies on work order basis. A spokesperson said the salary of lab assistants would be fixed at Rs 6,000 per month.

Woman dies in mishap:
Neena Devi, 40, died, while Aziz from Madhya Pradesh sustained injuries after a wall of a house fell on them in Taala Mohalla on Saturday.

South Korean farmers’ visit:
A 19-member delegation of South Korean farmers visited the Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, on Friday. Vice Chancellor RP Dahiya said the university would organise a three-day farmers’ conference soon.

Aditya tops medical exam: Aditya of BPS Government Women Medical College, Khanpur Kalan, has topped the university of Health Sciences, Rohtak, by securing 74.6% marks in the first year MBBS annual examination.

Hit by truck, man dies:
A man died after he was hit by a truck while he was crossing NH-73 near Pansara village of Yamunanagar district on Saturday. The deceased, Ram Chander, from Odisha, was taken to the Civil Hospital where he was declared dead.



GMC to observe National Nutrition Week:
The Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, will organise a week-long awareness programme to mark National Nutrition Week being observed from September 1 to 7. The GMC will organise awareness programmes in schools, anganwadi centres and health centres.

Moderate quake in Valley: A moderate intensity earthquake today shook the Kashmir valley, but there was no report of any damage due to the tremor. A tremor of 5.5 magnitude was felt in Kashmir but there were no report of any damage, an official said here. The epicentre of the earthquake was in the Hindukush region in Afghanistan.


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