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Monday, 07 January 2019 | Agencies

School timings changed in Punjab

Chandigarh: Punjab Education Minister OP Soni on Sunday ordered partial modification in the school timings changed earlier to facilitate the students and teachers. Now, as per the modified orders, all the primary school timings would be from 10 am to 3 pm and the timings of all the middle as well as the senior secondary schools would be from 10 am to 3:30 am. Punjab Government spokesperson said that these orders would remain in force till January 15, 2019.

De-addiction talk for drivers held

Chandigarh: Ivy Hospital, Hoshiarpur, on Sunday organized a de-addiction talk for taxi and ambulance drivers at Tanda. During talk, clinical psychologist Priyanka Sharma talked about alcohol and addiction of opium and its derivatives, stating that addiction has become a massive disease and is ruining people and their families. She also talked about withdrawal symptoms associated with these substance abuse.

Over 8.62 lakh quintals sugar produced

Chandigarh: The cooperative sugar mills in Haryana have so far produced over 8.62 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 98.32 lakh quintals of sugarcane during the current crushing season. A spokesman said, the Cooperative Sugar Mill, Shahabad has produced a maximum of over 1.69 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 18.37 lakh quintals of sugarcane. Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rohtak has produced over 1.37 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 16.30 lakh quintals of sugarcane, followed by Cooperative Sugar Mill, Kaithal has produced over 1.01 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 11.18 lakh quintals of sugarcane.

350 docs to participate in MLAG conference

Chandigarh: Training doctors on legal aspects in medicine for the 5th year now, the annual conference of Medicos Legal Action Group (MLAG) will be held on January 20 at IMA Complex in Sector 35 here. Dr Neeraj Nagpal, Convener, MLAG, and Ex-President, Indian Medical Association (IMA) Chandigarh, informed, “More than 350 doctors are expected to attend the conference from the region and rest of the country. Top leaders in the medico-legal field from the country are confirmed as faculty.” The unique part this time is going to be a 3-hour workshop for a limited number of delegates on communication skills which be held as a parallel session, he added.

net result: Bright Academy students shine

Chandigarh: NTA has declared the result of NET/JRF exam which was held for the first time by The National Testing Agency across 235 cities in the country. Around 7000 students appeared for CBSE NET & JRF exam from tricity in December 2018 session, out of which around 800 students have qualified and pass percentage is 11.42% which is better than PAN-India Level pass percentage which is 6.45%.  RK Mahajan, Director of Sector 15 based AAA-Bright Academy said 109 students of academy has cleared UGC- NET/JRF exam.

Hunger strike continues in Patiala

Chandigarh: Families from villages, Shergarh and Atalan in Patiala district continued their hunger strike for the 17th day. They are sitting on strike since December 21 against the corrupt system. The scheduled caste families are protesting against the fake FIRs lodged against them under IPC Section 307, 326 and many more. National Scheduled Castes Alliance, president Paramjit Singh Kainth said, “This fight to make these victims free from the oppression that they have gone through since June 2018, fighting the rich landlords, who with the protection of the local MLA and under whose pressure, the Police is not performing its duties properly, protecting the accused and hurting the victims.”

Supreme Industries organized workshop

Chandigarh: Supreme Industries and Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) organized a workshop themed on “Plumbing Technology: Design, Execution and Inspection” which was well attended by architects and allied professionals of tricity.  PG Kuppu Swamy, Consultant, Supreme Industries said the workshop was aimed to improve the plumbing practices.

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