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ARRESTED: The police has arrested two vehicle thieves and recovered one stolen motor cycle and a gold chain from them. The accused were identified as Parminder Singh alias Bobby, of Kauralian village and Jaspreet Singh of Housing Board Colony. A case has been registered.

PARADE: The Dal Khalsa will undertake “Genocide Remembrance Parade” here on June 5 on the eve of 21st anniversary of Army attack on the Golden Temple. Mr Kanwar Pal Singh Bittu, general secretary, Dal Khalsa, said the march would begin from the party office and after passing through various localities of the city would reach at Akal Takht. He said ardas would be performed in the memory of ‘martyrs’. Mr Kanwar Pal criticised the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, for opposing the move of the SGPC to raise memorial in the memory of persons killed the attack.

CAMP: Office-bearers of the Amritsar Consumer Welfare Forum informed NSS volunteers about consumer’s rights and responsibilities on the sixth day of a 10-day camp here on Friday. They urged the volunteers to make aware general masses of their rights and the procedure of complaint in case of violation of the Consumer Act. Major H.S. Gill, president, and Mr Vijay Mehra, general secretary, of the forum also apprised them of medical as well as educational rights of the consumers.

PROTEST: Shopkeepers, rehri vendors and taxi operators held a protest against the “high-handedness” of the traffic police in connivance with the Nagar Council for its anti-encroachment drive here on Thursday. They alleged that only selective shopkeepers were asked to remove encroachments.

ARRESTED: The Sadar police solved a murder case, which was committed about a month ago, here on Thursday. A migrant labourer, Kishun, hailing from Bihar, was arrested for allegedly murdering his uncle, Mangoo Mahato of Paddi Jagir village. According to the police, a land dispute is said to be cause of the murder.

HOMOEOPATHIC CAMP: A free homoeopathic camp is being organised on Saturday by Dr Sandeep Puri, Assistant Professor, Homoeopathic Medical College, at Samadhi of Swami Hari Om, Manakpur Sharif, here.



KILLED: A six-year-old girl, Navina, daughter of Manoj Kumar, a resident of Sulkha village, was crushed to death by a tractor (RJ 02-4509) here on Wednesday. She was crossing the road at that time. Irate villagers resorted to road blockade which was lifted after the intervention of Mr Pat Ram Singh, DSP, who assured them that speed-breakers would be set up on the road. A case has been registered.

RESCUED: Nineteen oxen, which had been huddled in a truck, which was going from here to a slaughter house, were rescued by the Kasaula police at Banipur Chowk, about 10 km from here, on Wednesday. Driver of the truck, Gopal Krishan, a resident of Hansi, and his accomplice Gora, a resident of Bhilwara town of Rajasthan, were arrested in this connection. A case has been registered.

GANG BUSTED: With the arrest of two persons, the Kharkhanda police on Friday claimed to have busted a gang of thieves. According to a report, the police recovered more than 25 LPG cylinders from their possession. A case has been registered.

INJURED: Dr Manoj Sharma of Ayurvsedic College sustained serious injuries when he was assaulted by a group of youths on the Gohana-Khanpur road, near Garhi Ujale Khan, about 30 km from here, on Friday.

CAUGHT: Nearly 500 passengers were caught without ticket during a special checking by staff of the Northern Railway at the Rathdhana and the local railway stations on Friday. The passengers were produced before the Railway Magistrate, Mr Vijay Singh, who imposed a fine on them. Twentythree passsengers were sent to the Ambala Central Jail because they did not pay the fine.

ARRESTED: The Civil Lines police conducted a surprise raid at a guest house here on Thursday night and arrested 10 persons who were found under the influence of liquor . According to police sources, all of them were medically examined at the local Civil Hospital. A case has been registered.

UNEARTHED: A factory, which engaged in manufacturing black oil, was unearthed during a raid conducted by the police on the G.T. Road near Jast Joshi village, about 13 km from here, on Thursday. According to police sources, the police seized 285 drums of black oil and other manufacturing equipments. The factory was running in the name of Divya Petro Products. A case has been registered.

ARRESTED: The police here on Friday claimed to have arrested Mr Ashok, owner of Hotel Bloom, on the charge of running a flesh trade in the hotel. According to police sources, a woman along with her paramour were arrested from a room of hotel during a raid.



LIQUOR SEIZED: A scooterist, Ashwini Kumar, hailing from Saini Majra village, was arrested for illegally possessing 36 bottles of liquor near the Jharmajri bus stand by the Barotiwala police on Friday. A case under Sections 61/1/14 of the Excise Act was registered against him. 

THIEF CAUGHT: A youth, Sanju, hailing from Marrahwala in Panchkula tehsil, was arrested by the Baddi police on Friday after he was caught red-handed stealing aluminium sheets worth Rs 3,000 from Reck Beena Pharmaceutical here. The theft was discovered by a factory engineer Rahul Kumar who reported the matter to the police. Sanju was riding a motor cycle (HR-49-9591) when he entered the factory premises on Thursday night. A case under Section 380 of the IPC was registered. 

RESENTED: The Himachal Pradesh State Beopar Mandal has expressed resentment against adverse propaganda campaign launched by some ministers, against traders and shopkeepers of Himachal Pradesh under the garb of increase in prices of some commodities due to the imposition of new value added tax.

KILLED: A truck driver is suspected to have been killed as the truck-rolled down from the National Highway No.-21 near Salapar and fell into the Sutlej here on Friday. Two other occupants of the truck had a miraculous escape with minor injuries. The Superintendent of Police, Mr M. Chandershekhar, said efforts were being made to trace the truck and body of the driver.

EMPHASISED: Emphasising the need to devise new technologies to reduce post harvest losses the Vice Chancellor of Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, on Wednesday said that about 65 million tonnes of food items in India were wasted annually due to poor handling. He exhorted the scientists and engineers to evolve such technologies. He was addressing delegates at a three-day workshop on post harvest losses.

FIRE: A semi-constructed building located near Hotel Paragon in Saproon was partially damaged when its upper storey caught fire on Friday. The exact cause of fire could not be ascertained. It was learnt that some workers were working inside when the incident took place.


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