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Adulterated kerosene: The Civil Line police has arrested Iqbal Singh, a resident of Karampura locality, here for allegedly selling adulterated kerosene without licence. The police seized seven drums of fake kerosene of 190 litres each. A case under Section 7 of the EC and Section 420 of the IPC has been registered.

Four arrested: The district police has arrested Ritesh Kumar, Vinod Kumar and Happy, all residents of Shakti Nagar and Gursharan Singh of Kot Baba Deep Singh for gambling. The police seized Rs 4350 from the accused. A case under the Gambling Act has been registered.

Seminar: To celebrate mental health week, a seminar was organised at Lincon Law College, Fatehgarh Sahib. Mr J.S. Klar, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Fatehgarh Sahib, while addressing the seminar said provisions for guardianship and to appoint manager for better future and safety of property of mentally-ill people have been made under the Mental Health Act 1987. He said the provisions to provide free treatment and free legal aid have also been made in this Act.

3 women held
: The police on Sunday arrested Harbans Kaur, Kiran and Rani for snatching the purse of Jaswinder Kaur from the busy Rainik Bazar area. Acting on the complaint of the woman the police arrested the three accused under Section 384 and 34 of the IPC, according to the SP city.

Air Force Day: To mark the 73rd anniversary of the Indian Air Force, the 10-day-long celebrations being held at Air Force station, Adampur, concluded here on Monday. Air Commodore Inder Singh, Air Officer Commanding, Adampur Air Base, administered the pledge to the personnel of the station.

Celebrated: Students of Ambika Public School and the Ambika Institute of Nursing celebrated dandia raas here on Tuesday. According to Ms Vibha Pandey, Director, students of different age groups, dressed up in festive outfits, participated in the function. They were explained about the significance of navratars, Durga Puja and Dasehra. An effigy of Ravna was set on fire by a student dressed as Rama by shooting an arrow with a flaming tip.

Tributes paid: Rich tributes were paid to Sub Inspector Inder Kumar, a renowned mountaineer, who died during a mountaineering expedition in Sikkim few days ago, at the bhog ceremony held at Posi, on Monday. Mr Krishan Kumar, DC, presented Rs 20000 from the District Red Cross funds, Mr Arun Pal Singh and Mr Lok Nath Angra, SSPs presented Rs 68,000 and Rs 50,000, respectively, to Mr Mohan Lal, father of the deceased.


GRAMIN MELA: Over 40 artisans from Punjab and Haryana participated in the week-long “Gramin udyami mela” organised by NABARD, which concluded at the Kalagram here on Tuesday. According to a press note, hundreds of persons visited the mela, being organised by NABARD to provide forum to the rural entrepreneurs for marketing their handicrafts and other products to the urban clientele.

WELCOMED: The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) has welcomed the statement of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, that the pension and gratuity for private college teachers would be implemented by March 31 next year.

MP THANKED: A delegation of Panjab University teachers led by Prof N.K. Ohja, president, Panjab University Teachers Association, on Tuesday called upon Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP, and thanked him for his support and help to get pension for the PU staff. Later at the meeting of the PUTA executives, the efforts on part of the university employees and the support the university has received from all factions of society in their struggle were appreciated.

SEMINAR: A seminar on entrepreneurial development in changing scenario was held at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College on Tuesday. Mr Paramjeet Singh, Director of the Regional Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, motivated students for harnessing their skills and emphasised for self-employment. The college Principal, Dr Kuldeep Singh, also addressed on the occasion.

RALLY: Eighty students of Government High School, Dadu Majra, took part in a rally to mark “Wildlife Week”, here on Tuesday. The rally was flagged off from the school by the Headmistress, Ms Suman Malik. The students carried banners and placards with slogans like “save forests, save life” to create awareness among the villagers to protect plants and save wildlife and plants for a better environment.


Body found: The body of a youth was found close to rail track on the Ambala-Ludhiana rail section at Ambala City on Tuesday. The body has not been identified so far. Several marks of injuries were found on the neck of the youth. The Railway police has shifted the body to the local Civil Hospital for postmortem. The Railway police has registered a case.

One killed: A person was killed in a scuffle in Ambala City on Tuesday. The deceased, Kailash, was the resident of new Ratanagar Colony. According to information, there was a scuffle between Kailash and his neighbours over drainage problem. Kailash sustained injuries in the scuffle and later he succumbed to his injuries. The police registered a case under the Section 304/34 against six persons, including three women.

Health camp: A health check-up camp was organised in Ambala Central Jail on Tuesday, in which 500 prisoners were examined by doctors and medicines distributed free of cost. The Deputy Commissioner Mr J.P. Kaushik, inaugurated the camp. The Civil Surgeon, Ambala, Dr Satbir Choudhary, the Superintendent of Jail, Mr S.P.S. Chauhan, and a number of senior doctors of the local Civil Hospital were present on the occasion.

Three beaten up: Three persons, including a woman, were beaten up at Kamla Nagar by certain persons on Monday. The injured have been admitted to the Civil Hospital and the police has registered a case against six persons on the complaint of the victim. Gopal, the victim, alleged that he had objected against spreading filth near his house by a sweet manufacturing unit’s owner. The factory owner entered his house along with few others and attached him, his wife, son and with lathis and canes.

Woman, aid held: A woman and her accomplice have been arrested by the police on the charge of attempts to loot vehicle owners moving around the Railway Road near Civil Hospital here. A pistol and a knife have been recovered from them. A case under relevant Sections of the IPC has been registered.

Bail jumpers arrested: The Police has arrested two bail jumpers, Raj Kumar of Umravat village and Laxmi Narain of Krishna colony in an excise case. They were produced before a court which remanded them in judicial custody. Raj Kumar of Umravat village and Laxmi Narain of Krishna Colony had been declared bail jumpers in an excise case.

STOLEN: Two motorcycles were stolen on Monday, according to the police. Ratan Singh of Amirwas village, who had parked his motorcycle in the porch of his house found it missing later. A motorcycle was also stolen from the house of Pradeep Kumar of Loharwara village under Charkhi Dadri subdivision. Cases have been registered.


Send off: “Chetna,” a social body, here gave an impressive send off to 16 mentally retarted and handicapped children who are going to participate at the national-level Special Olympic games the NTPC Kol-Dam General Manager Mr R.B. Phatak was chief guest on the occasion.

Illicit liquor seized: The Kangra police has seized nearly four lakh mililitres of the illicit and country liquor besides beer in the past 24 hours and arrested four persons involved in a illicit liquor trade under the Excise Act.

Arrested: The police has arrested Ram Lal for allegedly stealing a cement-laden truck on Sunday night from Swarghat. Truck driver, Sanjay Kumar, was taking his dinner at Swarghat when Ram Lal boarded the truck and fled along with the vehicle. Ram Lal met with an accident near Bagheri. He was arrested yesterday. A case under Sections 279, 337 and 379 of the IPC has been registered.

Workshop on AIDS: All 13 blood banks in the state have been fully modernised to carry out HIV testing and other tests, ensuring safe blood transfusions. A three-day state-level workshop on Project Implementation Plan for National Aids Control programme (NACO), being organised by the Department of Health and Family Welfare was inaugurated here on Monday.

Mental Health Day: The Sub divisional Legal Services Authority headed by Dr Baldev Singh, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sundernagar, on Monday held Mental Health Day by organising awareness camp at Civil Hospital.

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