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HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014

Amritsar

CNI shows way to attaining zero dropout rate in rural schools

Teachers in rural schools themselves discourage students to pursue education resulting in an increase in the dropout rate. The alarming fact came to the fore during a literacy enhancement project undertaken by the Diocese of Amritsar, Church of North India (CNI), in the border belt.

Punjab borders calm, but BSF, locals ready for any eventuality

Though no firing has been exchanged so far between India and Pakistan at the international border of Bamial sector, the locals are ready to deal with any situation.

Dinanagar boy enacted fake drama of his kidnapping

Amandeep Singh, a 17-year-old student of Class-12 who was allegedly 'kidnapped' for ransom from Dinanagar town of this district on September 25, had himself enacted a fake drama of kidnapping.Amandeep was recovered by the police from Hazur Sahib at Nanded in Maharashtra and was handed over to his parents at New Delhi on Thursday evening.

Rajendra Gangani enthrals people with Kathak dance

Renowned Kathak exponent, Pt Rajendra Gangani, on Friday enthralled the audience with his performance at the Cambridge International School, Amritsar, which was organised in association with SPICMACAY.

Delhi Girls rout Haryana in inter-state cricket

Delhi eves on Friday routed Haryana in the Under-19 Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) zonal-level inter-state cricket tournament (girls) match held at the Khalsa College Cricket Grounds.

GNDU youth fest to commence on Oct 12

The zonal (C-zone) youth festival of colleges of   Jalandhar district affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) will be held from October 12 to 15.Dr Jagjit Kaur, director, youth welfare department, said that this festival will be inaugurated at 9.30 am in the Dasmesh auditorium of the University on October 12.

Rt Rev PK Samantaroy installed 13th Moderator of CNI

PK Samantaroy, Bishop, Diocese of Amritsar, Church of North India (CNI), has been installed as the 13th moderator, CNI, following his election to the post during the 15th ordinary meeting of the Synod of the CNI held recently at Sherwood College, Nainital.

18 pilgrims hurt in bus collision

At least 18 people returning from Vaishno Devi shrine pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir sustained injuries when the bus they were travelling in crashed into another bus coming from opposite direction, from Pathankot side, near Vallah village here on Thursday.

Mann hails Sidhu assault on SAD over 'double standard'

backstabbing the BJP in Haryana, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann on Thursday appreciated Sidhu's stand and demanded the cricketer-turned-politician must repeat the tone and tenor in Punjab as well.

Laxmi Kanta comes out to support Chintpurni Medical College students

The protesting students of Chintpurni Medical College, near Pathankot, got support from unexpected quarters on Wednesday when senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla assured them of her support.

Aerospace, science discovery camp held

A one-day Aerospace and Science Discovery Camp (ASDC) was held at Holy Heart Presidency School on Wednesday, where Sam Gibbs, who is known for building public outreach programs around STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) along with his team of six more scientists conducted the workshop.

Air force martyrs remembered

Rich tribute paid to the martyrs of Indian Air Force on the 82nd Air Force Day at Pathankot Air Force Station. On the occasion, Air Commodore VSM JS Dhamun laid wreaths on the war memorial.

Five cops booked under Prevention of Corruption Act

Acting tough against earring policemen, the Batala senior superintendent of police (SSP) on Wednesday suspended a head constable and four constables allegedly for accepting a bribe of `25,000 from a person. The accused were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Makkar's appeal to SGPC members to  help keep J&K residents warm in winters

Appealing to keep Jammu and Kashmir cozy and warm during the upcoming winters, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Tuesday urged all SGPC members to collect warm clothes, especially quilts, mattresses and blankets for the J&K flood affected families.

2- year- old missing under mysterious circumstances

A two-year-old boy reportedly went missing under mysterious circumstances from Kapoora village under the Ghuman police station since Monday evening
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