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Dera Bassi
Two hurt in accident
: Two persons were injured in a road accident near Lalru today. According to information, Sukhbir Singh, a resident of Majri district, Ambala, and Mohinder Singh of Dhanouni were going on a motorcycle from Dera Bassi to Ambala side when another motorcycle hit them from rear, injuring Sukhbir and Mohinder . Mohinder was admitted in the PGI, Chandigarh, in a serious condition. The police has registered a case against the unidentified motorcycle driver.

One injured in clash: One person was injured over water dispute at Jolly village on Friday night. According to sources, Sudhir Singh and Sandeep Singh, both residents of Jolly village had an argument over the rainwater. During the clash, Sudhir was injured. The police has booked Sandeep under Sections 223 and 341of the IPC.

CWG volunteers: It was a dream come true for 71 students of the Institute of Hotel Management here when mandarins of the Ministry of Tourism selected them as volunteers for the Commonwealth Games slated to be held at New Delhi in October. Navdeep Sharma, Principal in charge of the institute, disclosed that all the 71 students were actually residents of the National Capital Region (NCR) but were studying at the institute here.

Told to stop, enraged stage conductor shoots at man
: The demand to stop an ongoing cultural programme during a wedding at a marriage palace at Samundra enraged stage conductor Harcharan Singh of Gulpur so much that he fired a shot at Surinder Singh of Pandori Sumla which hit his leg. The incident happened last evening. Surinder Singh, who had asked to stop the programme, was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Garhshankar. The police arrested Harcharan Singh under section 307 of the IPC and sections 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.

Agent booked: The police arrested Tarlochan Kaur of local Gokal Nagar under sections 406 and 420 of the IPC last evening. Bhupinderjit Singh of New Gurnanak Nagar alleged that the agent demanded Rs 4.5 lakh for sending him to the UK and he paid Rs 1 lakh as advance to her. But she neither sent him to England, nor returned his money.

Dowry: In-laws booked: The Mahilpur police booked Simla Devi and her sons Vikram Shad  and Samit Shad of Ward 5, Mahilpur  town, under sections 406, 498 A and 506 of the IPC on the complaint of Vikram Shad’s wife Sunita. Sunita alleged that her husband and in-laws used to torture her for more dowry. They had demanded a Safari car and Rs 10 lakh, for which she was subjected to severe torture and maltreatment.

8 more dengue cases:
Eight more cases of dengue were found positive from different localities of the city today. The district health authorities tested blood samples of 22 suspected dengue patients out of which eight of them were found positive. Dr R.L. Bassan, DHO, Jalandhar, said the positive cases are from Basti Nau, Vijay Nagar, Siraj Ganj and Makhdoompura localities of the city. Meanwhile, the number of patients admitting to the various hospitals of the city with decrease platelets counts is on the rise.

Tarn Taran
Army man ‘abducts’ girl:
Army man Jagdeep Singh Deepu of Bath village, 10 km from here, allegedly abducted a girl from his neighbourhood on the pretext of marrying her. Besides Jagdeep Singh, his mother Shinder Kaur and his friend Charan Singh of the same village have been booked under sections 366 and 120 B of the 
IPC by the police in this regard. The mother of the abducted girl in her complaint to the police alleged that Jagdeep and his friend Charan Singh in connivance with Shinder Kaur abducted her daughter on August 18. She told that the accused took her daughter on a motor cycle on August 18 from her house.



19-yr-old labourer killed:
A labourer died after falling from an under-construction building at Gazipur village in Zirakpur. According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Binu Rai (19). The investigating officer said the incident occurred when the deceased was working on the fourth floor of the building. Suddenly, he lost his balance and fell. The construction employees took him to a private hospital in Zirakpur, where he was declared brought dead. A post-mortem would be conducted tomorrow and further investigations are on, the police added.



Youth thrashed by neighbours, dies:
A youth, who was allegedly beaten up by his neighbours last night, died in his sleep in Burj village here. The incident took place when the victim, Jasbir (22), tried to intervene when some assailants were allegedly beating up his brother Kulwant. Kulwant alleged that their neighbour Dugdha Ram came with his sons and started beating him up over an old issue. Jasbir Singh rushed to save him, but he too was severely beaten up. The accused have been booked.

Building collapses
: An old double-story building in Kalka collapsed due to heavy rain on Saturday. An eyewitness said when it was raining in the evening, suddenly the building collapsed in the lower bazaar on the NH-22. Due to the incident, the traffic on the NH-22 was also disrupted for some time. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

Speeding car hits sambar: A two-year-old male sambar, who had wandered into the town from a nearby forest area, was hit by a speeding car on National Highway 22, near HMT, Pinjore, and sustained serious injuries. An eye witness said the car hit the animal when it was trying to cross the road. He immediately informed the department of forest and wildlife, Pinjore, following which officials of the department rushed to the spot along with a veterinary doctor. According to the doctor, the animal suffered irreparable fractures on two of its legs. Inspector Jaiveer said the animal would now be sent to Berwala in Panchkula where it would be nursed.

Theft: Thieves decamped with cash and jewellery worth lakhs of rupees after breaking into a house at Modern Complex last night. The investigating officer said a case has been registered. The police said Sunita, a resident of Modern Complex, reported to the police that she went to meet her relatives. Next day, she found that the locks were broken and household goods scattered. She claimed that cash around Rs 41,000, two gold bangles, earrings, silver jewellery and other valuables things were missing.


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