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PUNJAB

Amritsar
Man found dead:
An unidentified migrant labourer was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Bhakna village drain here today. The police has initiated action under 174 of the CrPC and sent the body for postmortem. The police authorities said several villagers located the body near the drain when they were roaming in the area. They said they were trying to identify the deceased.

CHANDIGARH
PM, Rahul to be in Punjab on May 9, 11:
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address two election meetings in Amritsar and Taran Taran (Khadoor Sahib) on May 11. Rahul Gandhi will also address meetings at Anandpur Sahib, Faridkot and Ludhiana on May 9, a party spokesman said here on Tuesday. Nine Lok Sabha seats of Punjab will go to poll in the last phase on May 13.

Doraha
Ex-commissioner’s book released:
Former Commissioner, Linguistic Minorities
of India, Dr Harbhajan Singh Deol’s book “Sankat Ate Chanautiyan -Alochnatmak
Soch” was released at Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall of Guru Nanak National College,
here, on Tuesday.

Jalandhar
BSP’s demand:
Punjab BSP general secretary Satish Kumar Bharati demanded that the Elections Commission derecognise those political parties which did not fulfil the promises. In a press-note issued here today, Bharati expressed concern over the trend by certain political parties of promising the moon to public in their manifestos but they forgot to implement most of the promises made when they came to power.

Nawanshahr
Poll arrangements reviewed:
SR Ladhar, Commissioner, Jalandhar division and Sanjiv Kalra, IG, Jalandhar, took stock of the poll and security arrangements made by the civil and police administration, to ensure free, fair and impartial polls in Nawanshahr, Banga and Balachaur assembly constituencies falling in the Anandpur Sahib parliamentary constituency, here at a meeting of district officials, on Tuesday. The officials were asked to ensure proper implementation of the code of conduct.

Activists boost campaign: Activists of the district unit of the ex-servicemen cell (PPCC) have come on the front to boost the poll campaign of Congress nominee Ravneet Singh Bittu in the Nawanshahr, Banga and Balachaur assembly segments. “The whole district has been divided into zones and teams for all zones have been constituted for mobilising ex-servicemen and their families to vote in favour of the Congress,” said district President Lieut-Col Jernail Singh.

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HARYANA

GURGAON
52-year-old man  ends his life:
A 52-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of JMT towers near Sahara Mall here on Tuesday. Madhu Kishan was a retired employee of the Syndicate Bank in Delhi. His son Ankit told the police his father took such an extreme step as he was under depression.

ROHTAK
MDU issues admission notice:
The Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) has issued the admission notice for LLB (hons) 5-year integrated course and LLB (hons) 3-year course (morning and evening) for the session 2009-2010. According to officials, the university will conduct the entrance examination on June 21 at 11 am to 12 noon for LLB (hons) 5-year course and 3 pm to 9 pm for LLB (hons) 3-year course. The last date for submission of the application forms in this regard will be May 29. Details of courses are available on university website www.mdurohtak.com.

REWARI
Man axed to death  by cousin:
Following a furious altercation Kanwar Pal (34) was reportedly axed to death by his cousin Bhawani Singh (21), son of Sher Singh, at Khol village, 28 km from here on Monday. Meanwhile, the Khol police has registered a case of murder and causing hurt under Sections 302, 323, 34 of the IPC against the accused Bhawani Singh, Sher Singh and Sher Singh’s wife Narmada Devi, following a complaint lodged by Mahender Singh, younger brother of the deceased.

Woman commits suicide: Following an alleged subjection to cruelty by her in-laws, a young woman, Bhavana Yadav (21), reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at Jatusana Ki Dhani village, 16 km from here on Monday. The Jatusana police has registered a case of dowry death under Sections 498-A, 304-B, 34 of the IPC against her husband Ram Phal Yadav, brother-in-law Rajender Yadav and sister-in-law Neelam Yadav, all residents of Jatusana Ki Dhani.

Man killed  in accident: A young man Bhoop Singh of Ajay Nagar colony was killed after a speeding jeep hit him in railway colony here on Monday. Jeep driver Kuldeep and his companion Amit also sustained injuries, as after hitting Bhoop Singh the jeep struck against the house of a wall. Meanwhile the city police has registered a case under Sections 279, 304-A of the IPC against Kuldeep.

Man held for  immolation bid: A young man Bir Singh Yadav (40) of Maseet village under Jatusana police station of the district, reportedly sprinkled kerosene on his wife Meera Devi (35), his two daughters, Mamta (10) and Samta (8) and his son Chetan (6) and made an immolation bid at the district secretariat in the afternoon here on Tuesday. The police apprehended the man and registered a case of attempt to murder and to commit suicide under Sections 307, 309, 511 of the IPC.

SIRSA
Lok adalat settles  63 cases:
In a Lok Adalat organised in the local district courts on Monday, 63 cases were settled through mutual compromise. Chief judicial magistrate and secretary of the district legal services authorities Gopal Krishan informed that 241 cases were taken up during the lok adalat, out of which 29 cases of civil nature, 10 cases of summary trial, 13 cases of petty crimes, 2 of marital discord, 5 cases of the Negotiable Instrument Act and three cases of accidental claims have been settled.

DG (Prisons) inspects  Sirsa jail: Director-general (DG) of prisons, Haryana, John V George inspected the local jail at about 6 pm on Monday and he remained here for about two hours. Superintendent of Sirsa jail JS Sethi informed that George met the prisoners to know their problems and inspected the video conferencing system in the jail.

SONEPAT
Setback for INLD, HJC:
The All India Jat Mahasabha would work for the defeat of the HJC and INLD candidates in the state, according to spokesman of the Mahasabha and convener of the Haryana Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti Tara Chand Mor. Mor said the main issue before the Jats was to have the OBC status and job reservation in the state and at the Centre. Jats in Delhi and Rajasthan got the reservation benefit in June 1999, but INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala did nothing in this matter during his 6-year rule.

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JAMMU & KASHMIR

Jammu
MLC seeks more water tankers:
PCC general secretary and MLC Ravinder Sharma has asked the PHE authorities to press more water tankers in Sunderbani and the Nowshera area. Sharma, who visited some parts of Sunderbani and Nowshera tehsils today, was apprised by the people about the acute shortage of water. Sharma has conveyed to the higher authorities of the PHE and also spoke to the chief engineer, PHE, for deployment of more water tankers to meet the requirement. He also urged the state government to arrange timely supply of adequate seed and fertilisers to farmers in the province.

Retirement age hike flayed: Students and research scholars of Jammu University today condemned the hike in the retirement age of teachers of higher education from 60 to 65 years. Addressing a press conference, Suresh Kumar from the Department of Buddhist Studies alleged that some professors of the university were trying to implement anti-student, anti- scholar and anti-youth policies. Saying that the hike in the retirement age would aggravate the unemployment problem in the state, he appealed to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to intervene into the matter lest the youth should come out on the streets.

84 examined in camp: The Department of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis, Acharya Shri Chader College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sidhra, on Tuesday conducted a asthma detection camp free of cost to mark World Asthma Day. This year the theme of World Asthma Day is ‘You Can Control Your Asthma’. According to the statement issued here, 84 patients were examined free of cost by professor and head of the department Dr. Veena Gupta, Dr. Sanjeev Narang, lecturer, and Dr. Anupma, junior resident of the Department.

Accident victim dies: One person died and 15 have been injured in road accidents in Jammu. Deeraj Gupta (25) of of Kotli, who was admitted to the local GMC on May 3 after an accident at Battal Ballian, Udhampur, died on Tuesday. Fifteen persons were admitted to the local GMC after sustaining injuries in various road accidents in Jammu city and its outskirts.

Four consume poison: Four persons have been admitted to the Government Medical College, Jammu, after they consumed some poisonous substance. They have been identified as Sandeep Kumar (22) of RS Pura, Davinder Kour (25) of Sai Kalan Arnia, Naresh Singh (40) of Pallian Bala Khour and Kewal Krishan (30) of RS Pura.

Showroom inaugurated: An exclusive showroom for ladies suits, sarees, lehengas and bridal collection of K-Sons was inaugurated in Jammu recently. A special summer collection of designer cotton suits, kurtis and other dress material are on sale.

Srinagar
CM mourns Rai’s death:
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has mourned the death of Mansukh Rai, a member of the Constituent Assembly and a former legislator, who passed away after a brief illness today. Rai was the father of former minister and MLA Jagjeevan Lal. Paying rich tributes to Rai, the Chief Minister said his death had left a void in political circles of the state which would be difficult to fill. Expressing sympathy with the bereaved family, Omar Abdullah prayed for peace of the departed soul. Rai was born in Bhangal village of Reasi district on June 13, 1923 and was elected as a member of the Constituent Assembly in 1951.

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