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Amritsar
CRITICISED: Mr S.S. Uppal, chairman of the Ghaliara Grievance Committee and party workers of the Amritsar central constituency criticised the dropping of Prof Darbari Lal from Punjab ministry. In a letter to Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, Mr Uppal said it would send a wrong signal to party workers of the area.

BUDGET FLAYED: The BJP and the All-India Hindu Shiv Sena condemned Railway Minister Lalu Parsad Yadav for ignoring the demands for a Amritsar-Hardwar train. The sena also condemned the stoning of the Sada-e-Sarhad Delhi-Lahore bus on Tuesday and said no Hindu organisation had done it.

‘FREE SGPC FROM SAD’: Bhai Ranjit Singh and Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi, senior Panthic Morcha leaders, vowed to free the SGPC from the influence of political parties. The leaders alleged on Wednesday that the SGPC had become part of the SAD and strayed from principles and spreading of the Sikhism.

KILLED BY BROTHER: Gurwinder Singh of Rania village under the Lopoke police station was allegedly killed by his brother Pritpal Singh here on Tuesday night over land dispute. The police on Wednesday registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC. The deceased worked in a factory in Ludhiana and came to the village two days back.

IRANIAN HELD: The Border Security Force on Tuesday night arrested an Iranian while entering India from Pakistan through fencing on the Indo-Pakistan border. Isa, the Iranian was booked under Section 3, 34, 20 of the Indian Passport Act and 14 of the Foreigners Act. He does not know Hindi, English or any other language. Nothing objectionable was found from him.

Jalandhar
RESENTMENT: Ms Harsimranjit Kaur, a member of the Punjab State Women’s Commission and former chairperson of the Punjab State Welfare Advisory Board, said that Ms Parminder Kaur new chairman of the commission was inducted a member of the commission six months back and ‘seniority’ had been ignored in the appointment of the chairperson of the commission.

JAGRAON
Three booked: Yadwinder Singh, Vijay Kumar and Karamjit Singh, residents of Galib Kalan have been booked under Sections 354 and 34, IPC, on the statement of Rinku Sharma by the Sidhwanbet police as one of them snatched her veil, and the others caught hold of her arm and passed obscene remarks before fleeing.

suicide: Palo of Budh Singhwala who was married about four years ago died after reportedly consuming some poisonous substance. The reason for the suicide is not yet known. The police has initiated proceedings under Section 174, CrPC.

LUDHIANA
HEALTH SEMINAR: Dewan Hospital will organise a seminar on breast cancer and prevention of gastrointestinal infections on Saturday. Dr Narottam Dewan, Director of the hospital, would read a paper on breast cancer.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Mohalla-sudhar Committee of Mohalla Baba Jiwan Nagar, near New Jail: president — Mr Hardial Singh; vice-president — Ms Hoshiar Kaur; secretary — Mr Gurdev Singh; and treasurer — Mr Dharampal Singh. Mr Darshan Singh Jassi, Mr Ram Parkash Gujral, Mr Dara Singh Mintu, Mr Jagdish Singh, Mr Sohan Singh Soni, Mr Kamaljit Singh Ladi, Mr Charanjit Singh, Ms Sushma Sharma, Mr Manga Ram, Mr Jagir Singh, Mr Sukhdev Singh Billa, Ms Mohinder Kaur, Mr Kewal Krishan, Ms Bhajan Kaur, Mr Jagdish Pappu, Mr Malkiat Singh Kainth, and Mr Harjinder Singh are members of the executive committee.

Moga
GASTRO CASES: Sixteen cases of gastroenteritis have been reported in the last two months from different parts of the district, said the District Health Officer, Mr R.P. Mittal, here on Thursday. He said in the last two months, the health department had taken 200 water samples out of which 67 samples failed. Of these 67 samples, 19 were of private handpumps and three were of Moga municipality. 

Phagwara
THEFT: Valuables worth Rs 60,000 were found stolen on Thursday from Kinra Car Centre, owned by Mr Sukhbir Singh Kinra, on the GT Road. Five new and four old cellphones, Rs 8,000 and accessories of cars and cellphones were among the stolen items. The thieves entered the centre on Wednesday night by removing ventilator of an upper room. The thieves had earlier broke opened the shutter of Sagar Telecom owned by Jaideep Bhardwaj in the neighbourhood of Kinra Car Centre. The shutter was moved upwards by the help of iron rods. However, they could not succeed in stealing anything from there.

APPOINTED: Mr Rakesh Duggal, a Municipal Councillor, has been appointed vice-president of the Punjab BJP’s Beopar Cell by Mr Satpal Gosain, President, Punjab BJP’s Beopar and Udyog Cell said a press note here on Wednesday.

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HARYANA

Ambala
BANK ROBBED: A robbery in a cooperative bank in the Mulana constituency was reported here on Thursday. According to police sources the locks of a cooperative bank at Khuchanpur village bank were found broken when the manager reached the bank in the morning. According to police reports Rs 1 lakh was found missing from the bank. The matter was reported to police.

1 KILLED: One person was killed in a road accident on Ambala-Hisar road near Manav Chowk at Ambala city today morning. The deceased was identified as Jarnail Singh, a resident of Barnala village. According to information, Jarnail was going toward district courts on his two-wheeler. When he was crossing near Manav Chowk a heavy vehicle hit him. Jarnail was immediately rushed to the local Civil Hospital where he was declared brought dead. The police has registered a case against the vehicle driver.

Bhiwani
Five booked
: The police today registered a case against five persons for spreading violence. A feud had taken place between two groups on payment during a ragini competition at Tigrana village three days ago. The case has been registered on the complaint of Sanju, son of Bag Singh of Tigrana, against Sandeep, son of Chhatarpal, Ajit, son of Rajveer, Anil, son of Dharm, Naveen, son of Satya, and Chiman, son of Annu, under various sections of the IPC.

One killed: A 30-year-old youth was hit by an unidentified vehicle near an ice factory located on the main road at Badhra, 50 km from here, on Wednesday. He died on the spot. The deceased was a resident of Pichopa Khurd.

Fatehabad
ISO 9001 CERTIFICATE
: The local SBP DAV Centenary Public has become the first school in the district to get ISO 9001 certificate from DNV certification, Netherlands. The team of DNV inspected the school for its quality management and approved the school for certification, Mr R.K. Sethi, Principal of the school, said.

POWER SUBSTATIONS: The Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) has enhanced the capacity of the 132 KV power substations here from 60 MVA to 72 MVA at a cost of Rs 75 lakh. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mehtab Singh Sehrawat, here stated this on Thursday.

Sonepat
PO held
: The police has arrested a proclaimed offender, Ravinder, who was wanted in a case of fake registration of the vehicles registered against him in 2002. According to a report, the number of arrests made in this case has risen to nine. However, three culprits are still at large.

Two arrested: The Ganaur police has arrested two alleged accused, Mukesh and Jai Bhagwan, in connection with the murder of Sanjay of Balmiki Basti, Ganaur, on July 2.

Two injured: Two persons were injured when their motorcycle was hit by an unknown vehicle on the G.T. road near Murthal Chowk, about 8 km from here, on Wednesday. They were going on the motorcycle from Delhi to Panipat when the accident occurred.

Assaulted: Mr Mukesh, a school teacher, was assaulted by some labourers at Badh Malik village, about 13 km from here on Thursday. Mr Mukesh, who had been living in Lord Shiva Mandir in the village, is running a primary school there. The labourers wanted to take the possession of the temple.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Dharamsala
Rally
: As part of its ‘Him Saksharta Mission’, Punjab Technical University organised a rally to spread awareness about information technology (IT). Such rallies are being organised in different parts of the region.

Chinese held: The Dharamsala police has arrested Jong Juning, a resident of China, for not having the required immigration documents. Her visa and passport had expired and she was illegally putting up in McLeodganj, near here. The accused was produced in the court on Wednesday.

Hamirpur
WOMAN DIES
: Urmila (55), of Galol village in Hamirpur district died due to three snake bites at her residence on Tuesday. She was taken to a Hamirpur hospital and later on the PGI, Chandigarh. The SDM, Nadaun, Mr Rakesh Dhiman, visited the family of deceased and announced a cash relief Rs 5,000.

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