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BOOKED: Five persons have been booked for harassing the daughter of an ASI, Ms Kulwinder Kaur, daughter of Swaran Singh, an ASI, had in a statement recorded in the emergency ward of the Civil Hospital alleged that since her marriage last year, her in-laws had been intimidating her for inadequate dowry. A case has been registered. 

ACCIDENT: Two migrant labourers were crushed to death while four persons were injured, including the driver of the car, in a road mishap on Verka road here on Wednesday. The deceased have been identified as Harichand and Vasudev , both residents of UP, while Pardeep Yadav, Manupal and Hari Parshad who were all on cycles were injured. A case has been registered against the driver of the car.

OPIUM SEIZED: The Ajnala police has nabbed Bua Singh, a resident of Sultanwind, for allegedly possessing 5 kg of opium. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

CASE REGISTERED: On the complaint of Karamjit Kaur, daughter of Jiwan Singh, a resident of Kurala Kalan, the Tanda police registered a case under Sections 498 of the IPC against her husband Lakhvir Singh on Wednesday. In her complaint Karamjit Kaur alleged that Lakhvir Singh used to torture her for more dowry.

: The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS) here conferred Patiala Gaurav Award on Rotary International President elect Dr Sahok Gupta and Prof Akhilish Happy a music composer.

NABBED: The police on Thursday arrested Satnam Chand of Kulthan Colony, Behram and seized a .315 bore pistol and a cartridge. A case had been registered.

CHEQUE GIVEN: The Punjab Agro and Foods Corporation Chairman, Mr Joginder Singh Mann, on Thursday gave a cheque for Rs 5 lakh to Khalwara village panchayat for drainage. A press note said Mr Mann gave Rs 1 lakh for Pandori village. Besides, 17 sanction letters of pension to the aged, widows, physically challenged and destitutes were handed over to the beneficiaries.

MEDICAL CAMP: As many as 362 patients were examined and given medicines free of cost while 142 patients were given free spectacles at a two-day free eye camp that concluded here on Thursday. The camp was organised jointly by the Rotary Club, Chachoki and the Vishawkarma Mandir Committee.

TWO DEAD: Two unnatural deaths were reported in and around Phagwara on Thursday. A truck loaded with wooden logs fell over a Toyota Qualis near Chaheru on the GT Road on Wednesday. The driver of Qualis, Palwinder Singh, was seriously injured. He was rushed from local Civil Hospital to Jalandhar where he died. In another incidence, a labourer was burried under heavy pieces of marble.



Fashion show: Members of the Lions Club Chandigarh Nightingale today organised a unique fashion show-cum contest in which more than 25 women participated. Members of this all women club dressed in sarees and suits walked on the ramp in different rounds. The compering of the show was done by Ms Renu Bali. The president of the club Lion Kulwant Kaur gave away the prizes to the winners. Ms Surjit Patheja, Sushma Malhotra and Anita Mahajan won prizes in the contest.

CEREMONY: An investiture ceremony was held at Shivalik Public School, Chandigarh. The head boy, ghead girl, house captains and other members of the council were administered oath to carry out duties assigned to them. The Director, Mr D.S. Bedi presided over the function and passed the lamp of knowledge to the head girl Divyadeep. The head boy, Puneet Singh, also took oath.

ELECTION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the UT TGT Work Experience Instructors Welfare Association: president — Mr Naresh Kumar; vice —president — Mr Narinder Singh; general secretary — Mr Jaggo Ram; joint secretary — Mr Vijay Kumar; organising secretary — Mr Sudesh Chand; and press secretary — Mr Suchha Singh.



MLA’S VISIT: To express gratitude to the voters for giving support in the Assembly elections, the local MLA, Dr S.S. Bhardwaj, will visit villages of the Bhiwani Assembly constituency. During his visit he will hear public grievances.

BOOKED: The police has booked Ramesh of Obra village for stealing power by attaching cable direct to the pole. The complaint, in this connection, was registered by the Dakshin Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam through its subdivisional officer Rajender Singh Malik.

LOAD DISCLOSURE: Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (DHBVNL) has asked its consumers to voluntarily disclose their extended load. The scheme that started on May 1 will remain in force till May 31. The nigam has done away with test report for consumers, of a maximum load of 5 KW. The persons disclosing their load voluntarily would not have to pay

BAR BODY: Mr Harjit Singh Sandhu and Mr Anil Godhara were elected president and secretary of the District Bar Association, on Wednesday. Mr Naresh Sachdeva, Kaushal Mehta and Zile Singh were unanimously elected vice-president, joint secretary and cashier, respectively.

RECOVERED: The police on Wednesday arrested two persons and recovered two country-made pistols from them. While Surendra of Maandi village was nabbed at Matloda bus stand, Satpal of Ujha village was arrested at Nimbri. Separate FIRs under relevant sections of the Arms Act have been registered.

ARRESTED: Bhim Sen, a Haryana Roadways driver posted at Safidon depot, was arrested by the RPF for breaking the railway gate at Asandh railway crossing. The accused was produced in a city court on Wednesday after the registering of an FIR under Sections 159 and 160 of Railways Act against him. However, he was released on bail.

LIFE IMPRISONMENT: The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr J.S. Jangra, on Wednesday sentenced three accused, Ashok, his brother Raj Singh and Phoolan, wife of Raj Singh, of Nahra village to imprisonment for life with a fine of Rs 2,500 each or in default to undergo further six months imprisonment in a dowry death case registered against them by the police.

HOSPITALISED: A child prisoner, Vikram, was admitted to the Civil Hospital here on Thursday night again after he suffered chest pain.The condition of the child prisoner was stated to be serious. On Wednesday last, he was hospitalised but discharged after a few hours of treatment. When he was lodged in Bal Sudhar Greh, he suffered chest pain again.

TWO KILLED: Two persons were killed and another was injured in an accident on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh road near the office of the Truck Operators Union, 4 km from here, on Thursday night. The deceased were identified as Dinesh and Virender whereas the injured was identified as Mindesri and he was rushed to the local Civil Hospital where he was given the first aid and referred to the PGIMS at Rohtak for further treatment. The police has registered a case.

BEATEN UP: A couple were beaten up by three youths at Nizampur Majra village, about 25 km from here, on Friday. The injured couple were hospitalised and stated to be out of danger. However, no arrest has been made in this connection. A dispute over a plot of land was stated to be the cause of the attack.

VISITED: The local MLA, Ms Krishna Pandit, on Thursday visited several colonies and mohalas of the town to mobilise Congress workers for the May 14 thanksgiving rally of the Congress to be addressed by Mrs Sonia Gandhi. Ms Pandit also visited several wards of the town. She claimed that more than 2,000 party workers from the district would be reaching the rally venue. 



INAUGURATED: Deputy Commissioner Subhasheesh Panda on Wednesday said that with a view to bringing economic self-sufficiency among women, 1248 “self-help groups” had been formed under ICDCS project in the district. He was inaugurating the 108th branch of the Himachal Gramin Bank at Ghumarwin near here.

CONDEMNED: The Himachal Government Teachers’ Union has criticised the imposition of profession tax on teachers and has urged the government to withdraw it. The state union president, Mr Roshan Lal Sharma and general secretary, Mr Shivdyal Chaudhary, said here on Thursday that an emergency meeting of state executive of the union had also urged the government to issue a notification merging 50 per cent DA with basic pay of employees.

Liquor seized: The police here seized 108 bottles of country-made liquor from a Maruti car (PB-10K 0008) at multipurpose barrier here on Thursday. The four occupants of car Gurpreet Singh, Chander Shekar, Sarabjeet all from Patiala area and Kamal Kumar a mechanic from Kalka were booked under the Excise Act.


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