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MAN FOUND DEAD: A taxi driver was found murdered in his vehicle near Ayalki village in the early hours of Friday. Shankar Lal (45) was a resident of Bhirdana village. The police found his body in his Maruti Esteem (DL8CA-1240). The vehicle was parked on the roadside near Ayalki village. The police has registered a case.

CYBER LAWS: The District Bar Association, Hoshiarpur, organised a seminar on cyber laws at the Bar room here on Friday Mr Hawa Singh Hooda, Advocate-General, Haryana, presided he said cyber crime was increasing by the day. He mentioned various cases of pornography and other fraud. Mr Vivek Sud, advocate, said the right of an adult had not been considered in Section 67 of the Act relating to cyber pornography.

MAN KILLS WIFE, SELF: A mentally disturbed person reportedly committed suicide after hacking his wife to death at Matanhail village of the district on Friday night. The couple was cremated by villagers. No case has been registered. Jiwan Singh was mentally disturbed for the past six months after the death of his six-year-old son in a road accident. He reportedly killed his wife, Satto, with a sharp-edged weapon and later hanged himself to death.

WOMAN LOOTED: Ms Inderjit Kaur Virdi was looted of seven tola gold jewellery, Rs 3,000/-, mobile phone and other items by two clean-shaven on the local Khothran road Hindi-speaking miscreants on Friday night. The woman runs an STD PCO on the Khothran road near her residence. She was returning home after closing the shop when she was waylaid by the duo. They tied her “dupatta” around her neck, thrashed her, snatched her purse and fled.

CROP DESTROYED: About two acres of standing wheat crop was reduced to ashes at nearby Bhagana village on Friday night. The crop belonged to farmer Natha Singh. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained.

IMB BODY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Association (IMA), local branch. president — Dr Rajeev Gupta; vice-president — Dr D.K. Chhabra and Dr Gurpreet Kaur; secretary — Dr H. Mitra; joint-secretary — Dr Balbir Bhardwaj and Dr Ramesh Arora; and finance secretaries — Dr M.L. Bansal and Dr Joginder Singh.

NRI SHOT: Mr Surinderjit Singh, an NRI, was allegedly shot at and critically injured by a person at Sareeh village in Jalandhar district on Friday night. According to information, the lone assailant came on foot to the residence of Surinderjit, called him, outside and shot him after an altercation. Jagjit Chauhan, nephew of the deceased said they took his uncle to a private hospital in Jalandhar where Surinderjit succumbed to his bullet injuries. The Nakodar police has registered a case under Section 302, IPC, and the Arms Act. No arrest has been made so for.



2 GET JAIL: In a case of rioting and grievous injury Ms Alka Malik, Judicial Magistrate (First Class), has sentenced Rohtash and Ram Singh both residents of Patuhera village, to a year’s rigorous imprisonment and fined them Rs 1500 each. The two had grievously injured Dhani Ram of the same village in 1998.

BOOKED FOR FRAUD: Mr Sanjeev Jindal, Additional chief Judicial Magistrate has issued orders under section 156 (3) of the Cr PC directing the Rewari sadar police to register a case of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy under Sections 420, 467 and 120-B of the IPC against Bansi Lal of Lisana village and Hawa Singh of Pathredi village in Gurgaon. The accused had taken Rs 80,000 from a villager in May, 2002, on the promise that they would get him a job in the Army.

CROP DESTROYED: Standing wheat crop in 80 acres was reduced to ashes in a devastating fire at Jharot village 10 km from here, on Friday. Sparking from transmission lines passing over the fields was said to have caused the fire.

RAID: Officials of the Health Department headed by Dr D.K. Sharma, Civil Surgeon, conducted a surprise raid on Kanak Garden Restaurant on the G.T. Road, 10 km from here, on Friday and seized five samples of footstuff the two-hour raid.

CAMPAIGN: A specialseven-day campaign under the Sarv Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) will be launched in the state from April 24 to re-admit school dropout girl students. The project is sponsored by the Human Resource Department.

BSNL FINED: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has been fined Rs 20,000 by a local consumer court. The court has asked BSNL to pay another Rs 2,200 to the aggrieved party. Mr Naresh Poshwal of Madobans village (Radaor) had approached the court with a complaint that his BSNL landline telephone remained non-functional for 40 days from September 2004.


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