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Two arrested
: The local police has arrested Raju Singh and Sham Lal, both residents of Barnala, under the Gambling Act. A sum of Rs 310 and Rs 215, respectively, was recovered from them. In another separate incident, Piara Singh of Bhaini Jassa village was arrested with 1 kg of poppy husk. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

Meeting held
: A general public meeting was held under the chairmanship of Dr Jatindera Kumar Jain, Senior Superintendent of Batala police district, at Ranger Nangal, about 7 km from Batala, on the Batala-Jalandhar road on Monday. The meeting was addressed by the SSP along with Mr R.S. Sandhu, ADA (Legal), Batala.

Manch formed
: To make the attachment of the younger generation with Punjabi literature and Punjabi heritage culture, the Punjabi Sahit and Sabhiyacharak Manch was formed in Hoshiarpur. At its first meeting here on Monday, the following office-bearers were elected: Patron — Singh Sodhi Harcharn; chairperson — Bibi Vinod Chadha; president — Dr Chaman Lal Hoshiarpuri; and general secretary — Mr Prem Nath Joshi. A poetic symposium was also held.

Case registered: On the complaint of Amrik Singh of Khun-Khun Kalan, the Tanda police has registered a case under Sections 363, 366 A and 120 B of the IPC against Manjinder Singh, his father, Pritam Singh, and his mother, Naranjan Kaur, all of Gahot, for allegedly abducting his daughter, Harpreet Kaur. In his complaint to the police, Amrik Singh stated that his daughter went to the college on the morning of November 28 and did not return home. He alleged that the aforesaid persons abducted his daughter.

Dharna staged: Members of the Lok Bhalai Party led by Mr Ajit Singh Dhami, district president, staged a dharna in front of the Mini-Secretariat here on Monday in protest against the fleecing of innocent persons by “travel agents” and deserting of wives by NRIs. They were demanding a complete ban on such travel agents, action against those NRIs who had deserted their wives and providing of employment to unemployed youths.

body recovered
: The police recovered the body of a constable near the DAV College on Tuesday. Avtar Singh, a resident of Mithu Basti, was posted at the Maksoodan police station, and had gone missing since Monday evening. The body was sent to the Civil Hospital for postmortem. Though the exact cause the death is not known, the police is investigating the case under Section 302 of the IPC.

New branch: The MBD Group of Publications opened its 35th branch in Jammu on Sunday. The new branch was inaugurated by J&K Minister of Transport, Mr Mangat Ram Sharma. Also present on the occasion was General Manager of the company, Mr Balwant Sharma.

Relief truck flagged off
: Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, flagged off a truckload of quilts to Jammu and Kashmir for the victims of earthquake here on Monday. As many as 300 quilts were collected the social organisations here for the relief and rehabilitation of the J&K earthquake victims.

Woman held:
A woman was arrested for allegedly carrying 400 gm smack at local Tibbi Mohalla on Tuesday. The police officials at a naka had stopped the accused Balwinder Kaur.
On checking, the officials recovered the smack in her handkerchief. A case under Sections 21/61/85, NDPS Act, has been registered. Meanwhile in another incident, a migrant from Bihar, Ram Chand, was also arrested with 1.3 kgs of “charas”. He was arrested under Sections 20/61/85 of NDPS Act.

Painting competition
: The Sangrur office of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) organised a painting competition on five topics related to pollution at Government Senior Secondary School at Moonak, about 60 km from here. Jagjiwan Singh, a student of Government High School, Ballran village, stood first while Sinder Singh, a student of Government High School, Lehal Kalan village, and Beant Kaur, a student of Government High School, Ballran village, secured the second and third positions.


Bid to outrage modesty
: A youth entered his neighbour’s house in Nimoth village, about 28 km from here, on Saturday noon and allegedly attempted to outrage the modesty of the young housewife who was alone in the house. It is stated that when the woman raised the alarm the youth threatened her with dire consequences and then fled. On a complaint filed by the woman, the Khol police has registered a case of molestation and criminal intimidation under Sections 354, 451, 506 of the IPC against the accused, Sudhir Yadav.

Allocation: The Haryana Government has made an allocation of Rs 62 crore to expedite the payment of pending salaries of employees of various municipal committees and councils in the state which had been facing financial stringency. This was stated by the Haryana Finance Minister, Mr Birender Singh, while addressing a citizens’ meeting here on Monday.

Stolen: A motor cycle which belonged to Navin Kumar of Suthani village, near here, was stolen from a place in the Model Town here on Saturday night. The police has registered a case of theft.

Workers’ march:
A large number of trade union workers will take part in the proposed march towards the Lok Sabha on December 8 to be organised by the trade unions against the STO. According to Mr Howa Singh, president of the district unit of the CITU, this march and the demonstrations are being organised to register a strong protest against the WTO policies which are anti-people and anti-worker.

Three injured: Three persons, including a child, were injured in different road accidents on Monday. According to a report, the injured were rushed to the local Civil Hospital from where one of them was referred to the PGIMS at Rohtak for further treatment.

Body recovered: The police recovered the body of a man lying in the fields at Salarpur Majra village, about 15 km from here on Monday, and sent it for a postmortem examination. According to a report, the deceased was identified as Chander Bhan (45), a fisherman of Sikka Colony. It is alleged that he was murdered by the partner and his body was thrown in the field along the road. The police has registered a case and further investigations were in progress.

Protest held: A large number of women held a demonstration here on Monday in protest against the alleged gangrape of a minor girl, Sonum (15), of a slum near Bahalgarh village by two youths. According to a report, the culprits were identified as Banti of Rathdhanna village and Kuldeep of Asauda village.


Condolence: A condolence meeting was held here on Monday by the Resident Doctors Association and the Himachal Medical Doctors Association at the Dr Rajendra Prasad Zonal Hospital in memory of Dr Subhash Chandra, a medical officer with the community health centre in Dadasiba. A two-minute silence was observed.

‘Bogus votes’: Former MLA R.S. Bakshi in a statement here on Monday, alleged that a large number of bogus voters had been enrolled in the Kamnala gram panchayat. He said traders from neighbouring Pathankot town in Punjab who came daily to Jassur for running their business had been enrolled as voters in the Jassur ward of the Kamnala panchayat.

Worker killed: Malkiat Singh, a worker of a wire factory and resident of Rehan, was accidentally trapped in the factory machine and injured seriously on Monday. He was rushed to the local Civil Hospital where he was declared brought dead. The police has booked a case under Section 174 of the CrPC.

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