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Campaign on condoms
: Jaya Bhattacharya or Payal of “Saas Bhi Kabi Bahu Thi”, V.J. Manish Paul and VJ Payal of Zee TV fame enthralled residents of Jalandhar as they landed here on Saturday to participate in “Yahi Hai Sahi” campaign launched jointly by the ICICI Bank, USAID India and PSP-One to promote use of condoms.

: The Fruit and Vegetables Commission Agents (Arhtyias) Union here had decided to shut down market on July 4 in protest against the high-handedness of the staff of private contractors. Union leader Gurdip Kumar on Saturday alleged that the staff forcibly lifted fruits and vegetables and carried these to a marriage Hall on Friday. 


BUFFALOES ELECTROCUTED: Four buffaloes died after coming in contact with a broken high-voltage electric wire at Kheri Lamba village in Kalayat block of this district on Saturday evening. A large number of animals had been taken to the village pound and while returning four buffaloes of a farmer, Om Parkash, came in contact with the electric wires which had fallen on the road. Residents of this village held the power board functionaries responsible for this incident and demanded suitable compensation to the owner of buffaloes.

THIEVES’ GANG BUSTED: The local branch of CIA staff has busted a gang of motor cycle thieves and arrested three members of this gang and recovered four motor cycles from their possession. According to information, Mr Amrik Singh, in charge, CIA, got information that some persons were selling stolen motor cycles in the Sunday bazar here. He constituted a team to nab the thieves. The team raided the Sunday bazar market and arrested Jagdeep, Mohinder and Vijay of Kurukshetra who were allegedly trying to sell stolen motorcycles.

ARRESTED: The Rohrai police has arrested Dharam Pal, a sub-postmaster of the Rattanthal unit of the Postal Department, in connection with a case of cheating, a criminal breach of the trust and criminal intimidation earlier registered under Sections 420, 409 and 506 of the IPC against him following a complaint lodged by Sube Man Singh, a son of Mrs Shanti Devi, a savings account holder of the Rattanthal sub-post office. Dharam Pal was produced in a local court on Saturday and was remanded in police custody till Monday.

DOWRY CASE: Following a complaint lodged by Bhoop Singh, father of a harassed woman, Kanta Kumari, a resident of Govindpuri village, near here, the Khol police has booked Deepak (husband), Som Dutt (father-in-law), Tara Devi (mother-in-law), Rajni (sister-in-law) and one another person, all residents of Nangla Mayan village, about 20 km from here, on the charges of harassment for dowry, a criminal breach of the trust, causing hurt and criminal intimidation under Sections 498-A, 406, 323, 506 and 34 of the IPC. The case has been entrusted to the women’s cell here for further investigation.

ASSAULT CASE: Ram Sewak, a car driver of Mr Anil Thakkar, Congress MLA of Sonepat, was taken in custody by the police here on Sunday in connection with a criminal case registered against him. The police action followed a complaint lodged by Mr Narinder Panwar, a cashier of a privately-managed school, who had alleged that Ram Sewak had assaulted him along with Mr Mohan Madan, owner of Krishna Guest House, his brother Raju Madan and some others on June 20.

PISTOLS SEIZED: The police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a youth, Satpal, alias Palu, a resident of Kahlpa village following the alleged recovery of two country-made pistols from his possession. A case under the Arms Act has been registered against him.

CLERK LOOTED: Mr Thaat Singh, a clerk in the Police Department, Delhi, was robbed of cash, a golden chain and a ring by some persons on the Sonepat-Kakroi road near Vikas Nagar here on Saturday night. According to a report, he was returning to his home after duty at Delhi. When he reached the Kakroi road, he was stopped by some persons and robbed of Rs 7,000, a gold chain and a  gold ring.



BURNT TO DEATH: A 21-year-old girl of Nagrota Surian was burnt to death when her clothes caught fire from a kerosene stove on Saturday night. Mr Virender Thakur, Deputy Superintendent of Police, on Sunday said here that Lalita Devi, daughter of Chaman Lal of Nagrota Surian, was in the kitchen at her home when her clothes caught fire and she received 53 per cent burn injuries. She died in Dr R.P. Government College and Hospital at Dharamsala.

WORKER DEAD: A 40-year-old worker with a kabadi in Nagrota Bagwan town in this subdivision was found dead under suspicious circumstances in his rented room on Saturday. Mr Virender Thakur, DSP, on Sunday said that Satish Kumar, who was earlier working with a kabadi, Mr Baldev Singh in Nagrota Bagwan, was found dead under suspicious circumstances in the verandah of a house on Saturday evening.

CONTRACTOR FINED: The misjudgment of the area earmarked to expand the Kalka-Shimla national highway at the Parwanoo barrier by labourers has cost a PWD national highway private contractor dear. The contractor was imposed a penalty of around Rs 15,000 by the Forest Department for cutting 14 trees without prior permission. Labourers, who were unaware of the boundary earmarked for expanding work, chopped off the trees. The chopped trees had fallen on the housing board land. However, as per PWD claims, the Housing Board had already transferred the land to it.


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