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Girl abducted:
One Sonu has been booked for allegedly abducting a minor girl. The girl’s father, Brij Lal of Mohalla Kamalpur, lodged a complaint with the police in which he alleged that Sonu, wanting to marry his daughter, abducted her when she had gone to the bazaar on Tuesday. Sonu, a resident of the local Police Line, has been booked under Sections 363, 366 and120 B of the IPC. 

Annual function:
Annual function was held at Saplings Play School here today. Colour, gaiety and festivity marked the occasion as the tiny tots celebrated various festivals of Indian diaspora. Holi celebrations with Nandlal was appreciated by all and fight between Ram and Ravana was hilarious. Dr Ritu Chowdhry was the chief guest. While Kitty Bakshi, school principal, laid stress on the need to build up confidence among students.

Inaugurated: Waves Pre-Nursery and Play-way School was today inaugurated at Payal. Tej Parkash Singh, MLA, Payal, was the chief guest.

Man killed:
A 50-year-old man was killed by an unidentified vehicle near Malikpur on the Pathankot-Jammu road here today. According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Mehar Singh of Malikpur. Mehar Singh died on the spot. A case has been registered. The body of the deceased was handed over to the family members after the postmortem examination at the Civil Hospital.  



Hasya sammelan’: The Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC), along with the university’s chapter of Indian National Students Union (INSO), is hosting a comic evening “First-ever Hasya Kavi Sammelan” on March 3 at the law auditorium. The event will be held between 6 pm and 10 pm. Comedy icons have been invited from Agra, Patna, including Partap Faujdar (Agra), Gajendra Solanki (Dehli), Jagbir Rathee (Rohtak), Shalini Shargham (Dehli), Shambhu Shikhar (Patna) and Ashok Sundarani (Bhopal). 

MoU signed: Gurukul Vidyapeeth on Wednesday signed an MoU with Elements Akademia, an initiative by 17 IIM alumni to open a new business school in Mohali, which will have 60 seats in MBA and PGDM streams. The first batch will start from July 2011. Classes will be held from 9 am to 9 pm.

Health camp
: More than 400 students were examined at a health camp in St Joan’s Public School on Tuesday. School principal Meenakshi Mathur said a special team of doctors examined students.



Farmer killed in mishap:
Dharambir, a middle-aged farmer of Machhola village, died when his sugarcane-loaded tractor-trailer touched a high-voltage wire and caught fire on Wednesday. The incident took place when he was coming from his fields. The police took the body to the Civil Hospital here for a postmortem. The villagers complained that the HT lines of 11,000 volt passing over the area in the fields were hanging loose. 


Rain disrupts traffic on highway:
A fresh spell of rain in the Kashmir valley and snow on the upper reaches since Tuesday threw life out of gear, while traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was disrupted on Wednesday afternoon following slippery conditions due to heavy rain. The traffic moved from Srinagar to Jammu till noon, but was suspended later due to the slippery conditions, the traffic police said. Vehicles from Jammu carrying essential commodities to the Valley were allowed to move, the officials said. 


2-day flower expo from March 5 : The Department of Horticulture and Food Processing will organise a two-day, Flower Exhibition-2011 on March 5 and 6 at the Raj Bhawan here. Governor Margaret Alva will inaugurate the curtain raiser of the spring festival on March 3 at 11 am. 

Traffic jams on Doon roads: Traffic jams were witnessed in some parts of Dehradun due to the festival of Maha Shivratri. People in large numbers thronged the temples where fairs were organised to celebrate the festival. Places, including Kothal Gate and Nehru Colony, had a heavy rush of traffic. 

3 women caught for theft: Three women were arrested for allegedly stealing 13 bronze utensils from a shop at Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh on Tuesday. Rajiv Chadha, owner of the shop, complained to the police that three women came to his shop and took away the utensils without paying him the money on Tuesday. The police took him along with them in their Jeep and apprehended the women at some distance from the shop. The three are from very poor family and stay in slums in Rishikesh.

Minor fire breaks out at BPL gallery: A minor fire, probably caused by a short circuit, broke out at the BPL Gallery in Connaught Place on Wednesday afternoon. No significant loss has been reported. According to CS Jeena, Fire Station Officer, “We received information about the incident at 3 pm. But before the fire tender could leave for the spot, we were informed that the fire had been doused”. 

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