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Three killed in mishaps:
Sarabjit Singh and his wife Harjit Kaur of Ekalgadda village were killed in an accident when they were returning to their native village from Jandiala on their motorcycle. They were hit by tractor trolley driven by Kuldeep Singh of Kajiwala village. The police has registered a case under section 304-A, 279, 427 of the IPC. Amarjit Singh of Dhapai was crushed to death while Jarnail Singh of Kathunangal was critically injured when a speeding Scorpio jeep hit them. The victims were labourers.

Woman kills self: The frequent family quarrels compelled 28-year-old Kajal to end her life by setting herself afire. A resident of Jandiala, she was married to Kabal Singh and had four children. Her father Sadak Masih of Lakhuwal village in a complaint said she had a trouble time with her husbandm which led to the incident. The police has registered a case under section 306 of the IPC against Kabal Singh.

College fete:
R.R. Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, celebrated Utsav - 2010, trade fair-cum-fete, in the college campus here on Sunday. Former Gurdaspur MP Vinod Khanna inaugurated the euphoria block, which would serve as a centre of conferencing, languages and applied sciences in the college. The college magazine, Vidyotama, was also released. At the fete, various stalls of games, eatables, dress materials draw students in large numbers.

Pulse Polio:
Total 14,757 small children were administered polio drops during mop-up round of polio eradication campaign in Phagwara sub-division on Sunday. As many as 5,871 were given polio drops in the urban locality, while 8,886 children were administered drops in the rural localities.



The municipal corporation here has passed its 2010-2011 budget , registering an increase of Rs 179 crore over its last budget. It envisages an income of aboutRs 955 crore in the next financial year As much as 80 per cent of the budgetary outlay will be spent on development projects .

25 cases solved at lok adalat
: A gramin lok adalat was held in Geong village here on Sunday. Additional Sessions Judge AK Shori presided over the proceedings that were held under the supervision of ACJM Ajay Prasher. As many as 25 out of 59 cases were settled on the spot. Two out of 25 cases were of civil nature, two criminal, four under the Motor Vehicles Act and 17 cases were related to mutation of land.



Arms seized in Poonch:
The security forces today averted a major tragedy and recovered a huge number of arms and ammunitions from the Sabjiyan sector in Poonch. The police said during a joint search operation of the Army and the police, two AK 47 rifles, 237 rounds and two magazines were recovered from the spot. However, militants managed to flee from the spot, the police said.

Educational tour: As a part of the civic action programme, Commandant of the Sixth Battalion of the IRP Ashkoor Wani flagged off a tour of children from far-flung and border districts of Rajouri, Poonch and Samba from Vijaysthal railway station, Jammu, for Reasi. A total of 30 students of class VIII, who are on a seven-day educational-cum-historical and cultural tour, were sent under the programme. On the first day of the tour, the students visited Bhim Fort, Salal Dam, Udhampur-Qazigund rail line work sites, besides other historic and religious places. During the remaining days, the students would visit the other parts of the Jammu region, a senior police officer said.


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