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Police on green drive
: The police has kicked off a green campaign. It would plant saplings in and around the city police stations and Police Lines area. Assistant Commissioner of Police (Headquarter) Jasbir Rai said 1,000 saplings would be planted inside and outside the city police divisions. He said saplings would also be planted outside the official accommodations of various police officials. 

Kidnapped girl rescued
: The police succeeded to rescue a minor girl from her kidnapper, identified as Mani of Alawalpur. The police said the girl had been missing from her Panchhat village since August 23. The police has registered a case against Mani, said SP Khakh. 

BJP leader hurt:
Some miscreants attacked Phillaur BJP secretary Sham Lal at his office on Saturday night. He was seriously injured in the incident. The assailants also snatched Rs 24,000 from him. He was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. 



NRHM officer held:
The State Vigilance Bureau on Thursday nabbed Vinod Yadav, Data Project Officer, NRHM, Faridabad, while accepting a bribe in his office at Badshah Khan Hospital. The police said the accused had promised a person to get him appointed as a data entry operator in the NRHM for a consideration of Rs 80,000.

Acid victims:
The Department of Women and Child Development has notified a scheme “Relief and Rehabilitation of Women Acid Victims” to provide ad hoc relief, medical reimbursement and rehabilitation services to women acid victims from the state. DC Mandip Singh Brar said Rs 25,000 would be given to the victim as an ad hoc relief under the scheme. He said 100 per cent reimbursement would be ensured for plastic surgery at the PGIMS, Rohtak, PGI, Chandigarh, and AIIMS, New Delhi.

Guard killed:
A 55-year-old villager was killed following an altercation near Majra Sheoran in the district on Saturday night. Sources said Basti Ram of Kharkhara village, who was working as security guard, was killed allegedly by Sunil and Pushpender, both residents of Majra Sheoran village. The police has registered a case of murder. 

Opium seized:
The police has arrested two youths and recovered 200 grams of opium from their possession. Sources said a police team from the Baragura police station stopped a motorcycle near Raghuana village on suspicion and recovered 200 grams of opium concealed in the vehicle. 

10 injured:
Nine students and a teacher of a women college in Kharkhoda were injured when their college bus hit a truck at the Kharkhoda bypass on Saturday. The bus driver fled the spot after the incident. 



Boy dies after taking poison: Shashi Pal (16), son of Dev Raj of Ghalyana village, Ghumarwin, near here, took some poisonous substance and ended his life on Saturday evening. Shashi was rushed by his family first to the Ghumarwin Civil Hospital and then to the Regional Hospital here, but he died on the way. In another such case, Suneel Kumar (25), son of Dharam Singh of Saarti Phatoh village, took some poison on Saturday night. He was rushed to the Regional Hospital here and is fighting for his life. — OC

Woman dies of poisoning: Phulan Devi (48), wife of Om Parkash of Gawaon-Barthin village near Ghumarwin, is said to have taken some poisonous substance resulting in sudden deterioration of her condition near here on Friday. Phulan Devi was rushed to the Barthin Community Health Centre and then to the Regional Hospital here, but died on the way. The police has registered a case. — OC

988 gm charas seized from car: The police recovered charas weighing 988 gm from a car (HP-33A. TEMP-9295) during checking operation near Barmana Chowk near here on Saturday. Superintendent of Police Santosh Patial said here on Sunday that the police had arrested car driver Jagdish Kumar (30) of Balhi village, Banolla-Barmana, under the NDPS Act. He said the matter was being investigated further. —OC

Gold ornaments stolen: Thieves decamped with 220 gm of gold ornaments, 1 kg silver and cash from the house of Seema Devi on Thursday. Seema was alone in the house when thieves removed the iron grill of the window and entered the house. — OC

5 injured as two buses collide: Five passengers were injured after a private bus (HP28-6448) and an HRTC (HP07-5390) bus collided near Barin on the Jahu-Sarkaghat road on Friday evening. The police lodged an FIR under Sections 279 and 337, IPC, on Saturday. The five passengers had sustained minor injuries. — TNS

One dies, poisoning case registered: Meena Devi, wife Sohan Singh of Neri, Mandi Sadar, consumed some poisonous substance and died at the Zonal Hospital, Mandi, on Friday. After postmortem of the body, the police registered a case under Section 174, CrPC. 

ATM theft attempt foiled: Three miscreants failed in their attempt to dismantle the ATM of the United Bank of India located on the Sai road in Baddi when a police party averted their plan, forcing them to flee the site on Saturday night. Out of the three miscreants two had covered their faces. The police was awaiting the footage of the CCTV cameras to identify the accused. A case has been registered. 

VC to attend C’wealth varsities meet: Shoolini University Vice-Chancellor PK Khosla has been invited to attend the conference of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) to be held in Mauritius from August 27-30. Professor Khosla will deliver a talk on “Challenges of private universities in India” as a key speaker from India. The theme of the conference is “Meeting the demand for post-secondary education”. 


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