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CASE REGISTERED: The Tanda police has registered a case under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC against travel agents Ghasita Singh of Daburji, Kuldip Singh of Vishnu Garden Delhi and Satnam Singh of Talwandi Chaudhrian for cheating Shingara Singh of Pul Pukhta and Mohinder Singh of Bains Awan of Rs 13.50 lakh. Shingara Singh told the police that Satnam Singh took Rs. 7.25 lakh from him for sending his son to Canada. The travel agents also took Rs 6.25 lakh from Mohinder Singh for sending his son abroad.

SEVADAR MURDERED: Some unidentified assailants killed gurdwara sevadar Jagjit Singh (55) by hitting bricks on his head at the Gurdwara in Rara village on Saturday night. Later, they threw his body outside the boundary wall of the gurdwara. They broke open the locks of rooms and stole the cash in the gurdwara. The police has started investigations.

Two booked
: The Shahpur Kandi police has booked two persons on the charge of abducting a minor Dalit girl of Basa village. The girl’s mother told the police that on returning from her relatives house on the evening of June 17, she found her elder daughter missing from home. She accused Jeevan Singh of Sahrti village and Jarnail Singh of Gunera village of abducting her daughter.

CASE REGISTERED: The Shahpur Kandi police on Sunday registered a case against two persons, including a factory owner, for negligence leading to the death of two persons during the construction of a building. The accused were arrested and later released on bail.

One killed
: Man-mohan Singh of Rajasansi in Amritsar district ,died on the spot when a bus in which a marriage party was travelling from Mangoowal village in Nawanshahr district met with an accident near Bahua-Bahar Majara village on the Phagwara-Banga road on Sunday right. Twentyfive members of the marriage party were injured. The occupants of the car, which was involved in the accident were also injured.

Tributes paid: Tributes were paid to the octogenarian NRI philanthropist Lakha Singh Bahra, the Founder-chairman of Bahra Charitable Trust and Partap Singh Bahra Charitable Hospital, at Chachoki village, here on Sunday evening. Bahra’s services to rural medicare and needy, meritorious students were lauded by speakers.It was stated that the Trust had so far given “merit-cum-means” scholarships to about 1,300 students of various Ramgarhia institutions.

: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Rimpy Memorial Sports Club, Mehdoodan: president — Mr Tehal Singh Gurm; vice-president — Mr Satwant Singh; secretary — Mr Sapinder Singh; general secretary — Mr Randhir Singh; finance secretary — Mr Balwinder Singh; ground in charge — Mr Manwinder Singh; storekeeper — Mr Gurpreet Singh. Mr Jagroop Singh, Mr Raijit Singh, Mr Avtar Singh and Mr Randhir Singh are the executive members of the club.

dead: Akali leader and former Panchayat Secretary Baldev Singh Grewal (56) died following a heart attack at his native town Machhiwara on Sunday.

Car recovered: The police arrested Birbal, alias Billu, of Machhiwara and Om Parkash of Sarabha Nagar Ludhiana at a check-post near Sherpur village on Sunday evening and recovered a stolen car (DL-ICB-6050) from their possession. The third accused, however, managed to run away.

SEMINAR: The local branch of the Indian Dental Association (IDA) organised a seminar on “Oral surgery” at Barnala on Sunday. Dr Vimal Kalia, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and Vice-Principal of the Desh Bhagat Dental College, Muktsar, was the key speaker at the seminar, which was attended by about 40 doctors.



SENIOR CITIZENS: The local (MP), Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, on Monday assured senior citizens that he would persuade the government to adopt policies that would ensure “high levels of returns for their life-long savings invested in different institutions”. Addressing a gathering, the MP added that the services of senior citizens would be usefully availed by involving them in ward committees and other social activities. The MP was felicitated by the senior citizens’ wing of the Servants of the People Society at a function organised at Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15. 



ATTACKED: Deepak, alias Kake, and Sikandar, both brothers, were seriously injured when they were attacked with lathis and knives by a group of persons on the Railway road near Railway Colony here on Monday. According to a report, they were rushed to the local Civil Hospital for treatment and they were stated to be out of danger. They were on a motor cycle when they were attacked. A case has been registered.

INJURED: Surat Singh was seriously injured when he was attacked by his rivals at Lehrara village near here on Monday. He was immediately hospitalised and stated to be out of danger. The police is investigating the case.

CLASH: At least six persons were injured when a clash took place between two groups in the subzi mandi area at Ganaur near here on Monday. According to a report, the injured were rushed to the community health centre, Ganaur, where were stated to be out of danger. The police is investigating the case.



BUDDHIST FUNCTION: The Dalai Lama, along with Kalon Tripa Rinpoche, presided over Guru Padmasambhava’s tosk-offering ceremony at Theckchen Choeling Temple in McLeodganj, near here, on Monday. The programme was a part of the official celebration of Guru Padmasambhava’s birth anniversary of wood-monkey year. It was organised by the board of directors and monks of Nechung Monastery.

4 ARRESTED: The police has arrested Mohammad Intjar, Tahid Mohammad Sanwar and Inam Mohammad of Saharanpur and recovered goods worth Rs one lakh which were stolen from a local shop. Mr Sanjiv Kumar Gandhi, DSP, on Monday said the arrests were made after the shop owner, Mr Kamlesh Kumar, lodged a complaint. A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered.

RESTRUCTURED: The HP Technical Teachers (Gazetted) Association has thanked Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for restructuring the Technical Education Board, which was earlier functioning under the control of the HP School Education Board. In a press note, the president of the association, Mr S.C. Verma, said on Sunday that in Himachal Pradesh, institutes imparting technical education were not recognised by the state government, but now these institutes would have to get themselves affiliated to the Technical Education Board. This decision would enhance the standard of technical education in the state, he stated. 


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