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Proclaimed offender held: Barnala police arrested a proclaimed offender Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Industrial Area, Chandigarh. According to sources here, Sanjay Kumar was at large since 2001 after having been booked at Kotwali Police Station here under Section 138 of the N.I. Act. After producing him in a local court, he had been sent to sub-jail, Barnala.

School branch inaugurated: Delhi Public School today inaugurated its branch for the tiny tots in the town. Mr Bikramjit Singh, chairman, Zila Parishad, was the chief guest of the occasion. The students of the school presented a cultural show at this occasion.

1 killed in mishap: The conductor of a bus, Anil Kumar, son of Jai Ram of Faridabad, was killed on the spot, while 35 passengers were injured when a bus (HR-38C-6034) rammed into a tree near Khudda on Friday. The injured were admitted to the Civil Hospital, Tanda. The police has registered a case against the driver of the bus, Shiya Ram of Valider, Faridabad.

Hunger claims life: An unidentified person fell down and died near Government High School, Bore, PS Garhshankar, on Thursday. According to police sources, he died due to hunger.

Motor cycle stolen: Unknown persons are alleged to have stolen a motor cycle (PIL-1317) belonging to Babu Singh of Chakkar from the parking site of Gurdwara Nanaksar, 5 km from here. The local police has registered a case under Section 379, IPC. The complainant had come to pay obeisance at the gurdwara.

Poppy husk: In a dramatic way, the police arrested a person and recovered poppy husk from him. But he managed to flee. The Dehlon police has registered a case under Sections 15, 25, 61 and 85, NDPS Act. ASI Jaswant Singh arrested Hardip Singh of Rangian from Qilla Raipur and recovered 70.4 kg of the contraband.

Summons issued: Mr Harinderjit Singh Tiwana, Judicial Magistrate, First Class, here on Saturday issued summoned to the in-laws of Rekha Devi, a resident of Manwal of Bamial block, for allegedly demanding dowry and harassing her.

Awareness camp: Goetze (India) Limited, Bahadurgarh, near here, celebrated Janmashtami by holding a first aid and traffic awareness camp for its managers and workers. Mr J.P. Thukral inaugurated the camp. Mr K. R. Verma of the Red Cross and Mr Sukhdev Singh, Mr Pal Singh and Mr Gurjap Singh of the Punjab Police gave information about first aid and traffic rules, respectively.

Celebrated: Scholar Fields School celebrated Janmashtami with great enthusiasm. Students drew pictures of Lord Krishna and enacted their parts as Krishna and Gopis with joy. The celebrations concluded with a speech by the Principal, Mr D.P. Guleria.

Four injured in clash: Four persons, including three women, were injured in a clash at Khati village, near here, on Saturday. The injured were taken to a hospital for treatment. Some property dispute was said to be the cause of the clash.

Rs 73 lakh seized in raids: Income Tax authorities are reported to have seized
Rs 73 lakh undisclosed money in the three raids conducted here. It was learnt on Friday that the raids were conducted at an industrial unit, a utensils store and a kariana shop. Sources said Rs 60 lakh, Rs 7 lakh and Rs 2 lakh, respectively were seized from each of the places where surveys were conducted.

Shop set on fire: Certain mischievous elements allegedly sprinkled kerosene oil at a cloth shop in market of Prempura Mohalla and set it on fire. The shop belonged to one Mannu. It was situated in a 18-shop market complex. However, fire was controlled in time.

Buffaloes, calves released: Activists of Shiv Sena, Bal Thackeray, led by Sena’s district vice-president Inderjit Karwal, liberated dozens of cattleheads, including buffaloes and calves, being carried in three trucks. The cattlehead were reportedly being transported from Tanda to UP for allegedly being butchered at an abattoir there. Sena activists handed over these cattlehead, trucks and their drivers to local police.


Elected: Mr Ravinder Talwar, Principal, DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, has been unanimously elected president of Arya Samaj, Sector 7-B.

Meeting: Over 125 delegates participated in the zonal-level meeting of the public relations department of the Sant Nirankari Mandal here on Saturday. Maj J.D. Sharma (retd), member in charge of the department, said the mandal was engaged in the spiritual awakening at the international level for human welfare. Mr Niranjan Singh, Chairman, Punjab State Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission, said in order to develop the feeling of universal brotherhood it was must to realise God.

Programme: The six-week rural entrepreneurship development programme organised by Agro Processing Entrepreneur-ship Development Centre concluded at Ram Darbar here on Saturday. According to a press note, the participants acquired skills for the manufacture of fruits products such as jams, jellies, pickles and vinegar. The Chief General Manager of NABARD, Mr A. Ramanathan, was the chief guest.

Residents stage protest
: Resident of Phase II staged a protest outside the police station in Phase I here on Friday against the failure of the police to take action against a person who had allegedly beaten up two youths. Demanding immediate action the protesters raised slogans against the police. The youths were allegedly beaten up with a cricket bat by a resident of the same area and the police had got a medical examination of the injured youths done.

Councillors flayed: The House Owners Welfare Association of Phase I here has criticised municipal councillors for delaying the implementation of sanitation bylaws in the town. In a statement issued on Thursday the president and the general secretary of the association, Mr P.S. Virdi and Mr Tek Chand Sharma, respectively, said the delay was due to the slack attitude of the municipal councillors. Representatives of the two association also criticised the municipal council for increasing the water and sewerage charges.

Celebrated: The SBI Officers’ Enclave Welfare Society, Phase X, celebrated Janmashtami here on Friday. Shiva Temple was white washed and the wild growth and other junk material was cleared from the temple premises. A “puja” was performed by the Ladies Kirtan Mandal.


Man missing: A man has reportedly been missing under from Dinod village. According to police sources, 50-year-old Vishnu Dutt, son of Tek Ram, is missing from the village. The police said clothes of Vishnu Dutt had been recovered from Dinod minor, situated on the Kusumbhi road.

Girl abducted: A man and woman have been charged with abducting a girl by luring her. In a complaint to the police, Satpal of Patram Gate here alleged that Gulshan and Leelawati of the local Shanti Nagar lured his daughter, Sonu, and abducted her. But no arrest has been made, so far.

Suicide by two
: Two persons including a mother of four children, committed suicide by consuming same poisonous substance in Chhawni Mohalla colony of the town here on Thursday. Both the deceased belong to the same family. According to information, the deceased woman’s husband, Jaggi, had also committed suicide about two years ago. The man, whose actual name was Ranjeet, was reportedly facing acute financial crisis.

Tractor stolen: A Mahindra tractor (HR-36-9683) which was parked near the residence of its owner, Har Narain, of Sector 3 here was stolen on Thursday. A case has been registered.

Body found: The Government Railway Police found an unidentified body of an aged man on the rail tracks near the Rathdhanna railway station, 8 km from here, on Saturday. The body was sent for post-mortem examination.

Case registered: The police on Saturday registered a case against a head constable and his sons on the charge of the alleged beating up of a rehriwala in the Anaj Mandi here. The rehriwala, Baljit (40), alleged that he was forcibly taken to a house by the head constable in a van where he was beaten up. However, no arrest has been made in this connection.

Rape bid: The police has arrested Hari Chand of Mahmoodpur Majra village on the charge of attempting to rape his 11-year-old granddaughter on August 16. Mr Anil Kumar Rao, Superintendent of Police, said here on Saturday that a case had been registered. The parents of the girl alleged that Hari Chand had lured the girl and made an attempt to rape her at his house.

Technician held: A police party, headed by Mr Jagdish Chander DSP (Hqr) conducted a surprise raid on a private hospital near Sector 14 here on Thursday and caught red-handed a lab technical of Sonepat civil hospital who was found working there during the duty hours. According to a report, the lab technician was identified as Mr Bhuvnesh and he has been asked to explain why a disciplinary action should not be taken against him by the Civil Surgeon and the authorities of the Directorate of Health Services, Haryana.


Vanmahotsava: A ‘vanmahotsava’ programme was organised on Thursday by the local Nurpur Press Club in collaboration with the Sahyog and Crescent, both non-government organisations, on the premises of the Press Club . It was presided over by the local SDM, Dr N.K. Lath. Addressing the gathering Mr Lath called upon the people to adopt a positive approach towards maintaining the ecological balance system by growing more threes.

Janmashtami celebrated: Janmashtami was celebrated here with immense religious fervour. A large number of devotees paid their obeisance in the historical Brij Raj Swami Temple where Janmashtami is being celebrated like a fair for the past many years. Mr R.K. Mahajan, president, Municipal Council organised free stalls of eatables for devotees visiting the temple. A prabhat pheri was also taken out in the wee hours. All temples of Lord Krishna were beautiful decorated in the town.

'Expedite work at Rohtang tunnel': A deputation of residents of Lahaul Spiti, led by Mrs Pratibha Singh, MP and Mr Raghuvir Singh, MLA, called on the UPA president, Mrs Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Thursday and urged them to expedite the construction work of the Rohtang tunnel so that the land-locked region could remain open throughout the year.

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