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200 students attend lecture
: Gobindgarh Public College, Alour, held an extension lecture on TrafficAwareness and Drug Addiction. Pawandeep, traffic in-charge, Khanna, and Gursharan , secretary, Punjab Police State Apex Committee, were the resource persons. Over 200 students attended the lecture.

Addl charge of debt tribunal:The Union Ministry of Finance has given additional charge of the Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT)-1 having jurisdiction of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh to Harcharn Singh, who is presently heading the DRT-Punjab. He will discharge the functions of both the benches from his office in Chandigarh. He is also holding the additional charge of the DRT-Jaipur.

e-stamping system soon:The Revenue Department has initiated steps to implement the e-stamping system for registration deeds with the state Cabinet approving Punjab e-Stamp Rules 2014. Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia said efforts would be made to involve all stamp vendors in the authorised collection centres of the e-stamping system to give them an opportunity to enhance their earnings. He said under the system all registration deeds requiring stamps above Rs 50,000 would be covered by e-stamping.

ASI held for graft:The Vigilance Bureau has arrested an Assistant Sub Inspector, Randeep Singh, for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 18,000 from a PRTC driver, Jugraj Singh, to settle a case against him. The case was registered against the driver following a scuffle with a conductor. KD Sharma, DSP, said they had arrested the ASI and recovered the bribe money from him.

SAD leader loses security:
A day after Labourfed managing director Nazar Singh Shahpur raised his voice against a senior BJP minister, his security was withdrawn on Tuesday. Nazar Singh said the gunman attached with him had been put on another assignment. Shahpur had held a press conference at Kiratpur Sahib on Monday. Alleging that illegal mining was rampant in the area, he had blamed a BJP minister for it. Students gherao district complex:Muktsar: A large number of Government College students today gheraoed the District Administrative Complex (DAC), demanding the repayment of fees collected from the Scheduled Caste (SC) students. They alleged that the state government had spent the funds allocated for the SC students at CM’s sangat darshans.



Orientation programme:The Chandigarh branch of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on Tuesday organised an orientation programme for the newly qualified chartered accountants. Over 150 newly qualified CAs from the north India attended the programme.

Airtel launches music app:Bharti Airtel Limited on Tuesday announced the launch of Wynk Music, a mobile application designed to introduce music lovers to a library of over 1.7 million songs, including Hindi, regional and international hits. With this launch, Airtel has now become the first operator to introduce an OTT (over-the-top) mobile application in the Indian market, which will work across mobile operators enabling customers to stream, download and buy songs.

Cigna TTK Health Insurance now in city:Cigna TTK Health Insurance, a joint venture of US-based global health service leader Cigna Corporation and an Indian conglomerate TTK Group, has launched its branch in Chandigarh on Tuesday, announced Sandeep Patel, managing director and CEO, Cigna TTK Health Insurance Company Limited. “We are delighted to bring Cigna TTK’s products to residents of Chandigarh,” he said.



Mary Kom in GurgaonGurgaon
Mary Kom to spread awareness on cancer:
Olympic medallist boxer Mary Kom was roped in by multi-super speciality hospital Artemis, to partner with them in fighting cancer and cardiac diseases among women. Mary came to the city on Tuesday to attend the ‘Women’s cancer and cardiac awareness and screening camp,’ organised here.

Mary Kom in Gurgaon

Blind murder case solved; wife among two held:
In the Udham Singh murder case, the Sadar police have arrested two women, including the wife of the deceased. Udham Singh was brutally murdered with a sharp-edged weapon near the Baldi bypass on the intervening night of August 9 and 10. Four more persons are yet to be arrested. SHO Narinder Kumar said they have arrested Santosh, wife of the deceased, and Rani, sister-in-law of Santosh, from the Baldi bypass on a tip-off.

Dalit girl goes missing from Garnavathi village:
After the disappearance of two girls from Garnavathi village in the district, another Dalit girl from Madina village has also gone missing. The girl's parents said they searched for her for three days before informing the cops, who launched a search operation to trace the girls.

Women cops train college girls in self-defence:The Rohtak range police authorities launched a special campaign against eve-teasing and other crimes against women at IC Girls' College here on Tuesday. A live demonstration of self-defence techniques was presented before the girls.

3 children die after consuming medicine:
Rishi colony residents, Muskan, 8, and her two younger brothers, Sonu, 5, and Ajay, 2, died after consuming ‘poisonous’ medicine on Tuesday. The father, Bharat Singh, purchased the medicine from Kaushik Medical Store on Monday evening, as his children were suffering from stomach ailments. After taking the medicine today, the children fell unconscious and were rushed to the civil hospital, where Sonu and Ajay were declared dead. Muskan was referred to PGIMS, Rohtak, but she too passed away.

Varsity non-teaching staff strike work:
Irked at certain transfers, members of the Non-teaching Staff Association of Chaudhary Devi Lal University on Tuesday locked their offices and staged a dharna outside the Vice-Chancellor's office.

28-yr-old ends life  by consuming poison:
A 28-year-old resident of Sudhail village committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance on Monday night. The deceased's brother, Vicky, said Ravinder came back home around 7pm yesterday and suddenly started vomiting. He was rushed to a private clinic, where he died around 2am.


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