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BOY DROWNED: Body of Harbans Singh was pulled out from Malookpura canal here on Thursday. He had arrived here to spend summer vacation with relatives from Hanumangarh. His father Baldev Singh and other members of the family reached here. The body was handed to them.

BODY FOUND: The railway police has recovered body of Murari Lal son of Sohan Lal of Khubban village in this subdivision near the Abohar Bathinda rail section. He was reported missing from Kuttianwali village allegedly after an altercation with a neighbor on Wednesday. His son Anil Kumar demand a probe into the case.

TRAINING CAMP: A 21-day self employment training camp for girls and women started at Shaheed Sandeep Singh Government Senior Secondary School at Paras Ram Nagar here on Thursday. The camp was organised by NGO. The Diamond Welfare Society and 500 women are taking part in it. Women will be trained in cooking, embroidery, flower making, typing, interior decoration and painting.

BOOKED: The police has registered a case under Sections 363, 366, 506, 148, 149 of the IPC against Alam, Sharif, Nawab Bateu and three/four others of Amritsar for kidnapping daughter of Dulla. The accused came to Taggaran village on May 2 in a car and kidnapped the girl for marriage.

CRUSHED TO DEATH: Mohinder Singh of Chhauni Kalan village was crushed to death while he was crossing a road at Ram Colony Camp on Wednesday. The driver of the truck fled with his vehicle. The police has registered a case.

FOUR ARRESTED: The police has arrested four persons on the charge of attempt to murder the Block Congress President and his family members with sharp-edged weapons at New Rajan Nagar on Wednesday. The arrested were identified as Swami, Raj Kumar, Jaswant and Balwant, all of Kotla Janga village in Nakodar.

THREE HELD: In a dispute over a piece of land along the GT Road at Jamalpur village, near here, three persons have been arrested for firing at an opposing group and booked under Sections 307, 506, 427, 148 and 149, IPC, and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. The three, Malwinder Singh Chahal, a former Youth Congress leader of Kasso Chahal village, Ajit Singh of Mallu Kadrabad village and Ranjit Singh of Karal Khurd village were remanded in police custody on Thursday for a day.


CONDEMNED: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) here on Thursday condemned an attack on Hansi-based doctor Ashok Singla. The IMA expressed concern over the incident and decided to participate in the bandh called to protest against the attack.

SP’s appeal: Superintendent of Police, Mrs Bharati Arora on Thursday told SHOs to be fair with the registration of cases and sought people’s cooperation to check crime and outlined her priorities for effective policing.

22 HELD IN DRIVE: The police here in the past 10 days has arrested 22 persons and solved 22 cases of theft, said district police chief , Mrs Bharati Arora here on Thursday. She said 120 kg of poppy husk and 1280 bottles of liquor were also seized.

APPOINTED: Mr Raj Kumar Saini was appointed as BJP Yuva Morcha district president here on Thursday. Other office-bearers will also be announced shortly.

MBE STUDENTS SHINE: Master of Business Economics (MBE) students of DAV College for Girls here, won seven out of first 10 university positions of Kurukshetra University, said Ms Sushma Arya, Principal of the College on Thursday. Niti Tandon of MBE (Part II) stood first in the University. Sheetal Bheteja won third position.


SPORTS COMPLEX: The Chamba Welfare Association has demanded the construction of a multipurpose sports complex in the town, for which government land is available. The golf course at Khajjiar, about 23 km from Dalhousie, should also be repaired, it added.

TOLL TAX: Residents of Chamba district have sought the shifting of the toll tax barrier set up by the Dalhousie Cantonment Board at Banikhet. They say there is only a small strip of land that falls under the board and it is unjustified for the board to set up the toll tax barrier.

BAN ON POLYTHENE BAGS: Ban on the use of polythene carrybags of less than 70 micron will be effective from June 15 instead of June 5. The ban was imposed on Thursday. The ban on the use and sale of polythene bags less than 20 micron thick will take effect from June 5, said Mr Shrikant Baldi, Deputy Commissioner, Kangra here on Thursday.

: Mr S.R. Mardi, DIG, Southern Range, along with Mr Abhisek Trivedi, SP, Solan, on Thursday visited Kandaghat, Dharampur and Parwanoo police stations and sought people’s cooperation to check crime. People requested the DIG to increase night patrolling on the Kalka-Shimla highway.

RS 1 CR FOR COOPERATIVE SECTOR: To encourage cooperatives in rural areas, the Himachal Government would spend Rs 1 crore in the Jhanjhali areas in the district, 90 km from here, said Mr Kuldip Kumar, Cooperative Minister at a meeting with officials on Thursday.

SCHOOL: The Tibetan community has constructed a Rs 10 crore school at Chauntra at the bottom of the Bilang mountain, an international hang-gliding site. Designed by Japanese engineer and architect Nakahara, the residential 33-room school is for 700 students.

suicide: Ms Krishna Devi alias Shoba of Bhattoli village, assistant to a doctor at Jajwan near here committed suicide on Wednesday. The police has registered a case under Section 174 of the Cr P.C.


RED CROSS FAIR: Himachal Governor V.S. Kokje, inaugurated four-day Red Cross fair, here on Thursday.

SEMINAR: Himachal Governor V.S. Kokje favoured simplification of tax laws. He was speaking at a seminar on “Income Tax and Company Law” organised by the Direct Taxes Professionals Association, Kolkota, here on Thursday.


WORKSHOP: Three-day workshop organised by Prem Ashram, institution run by Sisters of Charity Jesus and Mary concluded here on Wednesday. The workshop was organised on developments of special education for the mentally challenged children.

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