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Liquor seized
: The Sudhar police has arrested Dinesh Muni of Mirchawali (Bihar ) from the area of Rattowal village and seized over 18 lt. of illicit liquor from his possession. A case under the Excise Act has been registered.

COMPUTER STOLEN: A case has been registered on the complaint of Mohinder Singh, sarpanch, Ranjowal, against the unidentified persons under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC. It is learnt that four computers have been stolen.

BURGLED: A house at Parkash Avenue was burgled on Monday. According to information, the burglars broke into the house of Mr Naresh Aery after scaling the boundary wall and decamped with valuables worth Rs 1 lakh. Mr Aery and his wife were at their offices at the time of the incident.

BOOKED: The police on Monday booked three persons of Karnal on the complaint of Rachchpal Singh of Begowa village under the Anti-Dowry Act here. According to police sources, Rachchpal Singh, a resident of Begowal village, lodged a complaint with the police in March that the husband and in-laws of his daughter Simran Kaur had been demanding more dowry.

LOK ‘SUVIDHA CAMPS’: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Krishan Kumar, has decided to organise ‘lok suvidha camps’ in rural areas to redress the legitimate problems and grievances of the general public. These camps will be organised at kanungo circle in the district. The first camp will be organised at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Pojewal, on June 27 for residents of as many as 34 villages falling under the Saroya kanungo circle.

DHARNA: Employees of the Mahilpur Block Samiti staged a dharna and a rally in front of their office on Monday to show resentment for not getting their salaries since February. They were demanding the immediate release of their salaries.

ALLEGED: Mr Tikshan Sud, BJP MLA from Hoshiarpur, in a press statement here on Monday alleged that the Congress government in Punjab had failed on all fronts, especially in carrying out development in the rural and urban areas of the state. He said resentment prevailed among residents of the urban areas against the heavy increase in their water and sewerage bills. The recent increase in power tariff had further added fuel to the fire.

CHEATING CASES: Three cases of cheating by travel agents were reported at Hariana and Mahilpur police stations of Hoshiarpur district on Sunday. According to police sources, Satnam Singh and Meher Chand lodged complaints against Rajinder Singh, his wife Devi and father Mohinder Singh of Saumndra in which they alleged that these travel agents took Rs 2 lakh from them for sending their sons to the U.K. They neither sent their sons nor returned the money.

COMPUTER CENTRES: To promote computer literacy in the rural areas, the District Literacy Samiti, Hoshiarpur, will open computer centres in villages with the help of panchayats, clubs, NGOs and NRIs. This was stated by Mr D.K. Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman of the District Literacy Samiti, while presiding over a meeting of the samiti here on Monday.



DEAD: Two persons have died in separate incidents in different parts of the district in the past 24 hours. Piyare Lal, working at National Woollen Mill, Babarpur, died in an accident while Madina of Patharpur village ended her life by consuming poison.

RAPE CASE: The police has registered a case under Sections 363, 366, 376, 506 and 34 of the IPC against Vikki, Bijender and Nanha in connection with the alleged kidnapping and rape of a girl. The Police said on Tuesday that the culprits allegedly kidnapped the girl and took her to Jammu where she was illegally confined and raped by Vikki.

DISRUPTED: The functioning of telephone exchanges at Kharkhauda town and 11 villages came to a standstill for at least 20 hours, following damage to a cable passing over the bridge on the Western Yamuna Canal near Rohat on Monday.

ROAD ACCIDENTS: One person was killed on the spot and two others sustained injuries when a Canter rammed into a stationary truck on the G T Road near Bahalgarh Chowk on Tuesday. According to another report, a youth was killed on the spot when he was hit by a unknown vehicle on the G T Road near Kundli village.

SANCTIONED: Under the Yamuna Action Plan (part II), Rs 1.40 crore has been sanctioned for the computerisation of the date of birth and house tax records and for the upgradation of streetlights and sewerage to the Jagadhri and Yamunanagar Municipal Committees. Under the plan, municipal committees of five districts falling along the Yamuna will be upgraded.



Lions Club function:
A three-day residential schooling of office-bearers of more than 130 Lions Clubs of District 321-F concluded here on Monday. As many as 100 members from all over the region attended the schooling that was held under the chairmanship of past district governor Suvrnjit Singh. District Governor K.S Sohal presided over the schooling session that was held at Quality Inn. The office-bearers of different clubs were apprised of their duties and responsibilities to serve the downtrodden in an effective manner. URGED: The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Probe and Research Foundation has urged the Centre to make available all documents related to the disappearance of Netaji to the Mukherjee Commission which is scheduled to visit Russia shortly.

FLAYED: The state unit of the BJP has taken the Virbhadra government to task for regularising the services of doctors recruited on contract basis bypassing the state Public Service Commission. Dr Rajiv Bindal, spokesperson of the party, in a statement here on Monday said by giving regular appointment to eight doctors as Assistant Professors the government had undermined the dignity and authority of the commission. 


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