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Patwari held: The Vigilance Bureau has arrested Mohan Singh, patwari of Tolenangal village in Ajnala tehsil, for accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000. The SSP, Vigilance, in a press note on Friday, said that acting on the complaint of Jasbir Singh of the village, a trap was laid. The accused was demanding a bribe to give number of the land of Jasbir Singh. A case has been registered.

Petrol dealers: The Punjab Petroleum Dealers Association has said its dealer-member would not accept oil and other products from private transporters. Mr J.P. Khanna, president of the association, said on Friday that dealers in the state had tanker trucks which satisfied them about the quality of the product.

Camp for deaf, dumb: A free medical check-up camp was organised for the deaf and dumb and mentally challenged by the Red Cross Society and the district hospital welfare section here on Friday. It was inaugurated by Mr Kirandeep Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner and president of the District Red Cross Society, and Ms Sukhwant Bhuller, Chairperson of the hospital welfare section.

One killed in accident: One person died near the sabzi mandi on Friday after his motorcycle collided with a truck. The victim, Manpreet Singh, was shifted to the Civil Hospital where he was declared brought dead. The body has been handed over to his family.

College annual function: The annual function of Vishwa Mitter Sekhri College was held on Friday. Mr Ramesh Dogra, Health Minister, Punjab, was the chief guest. The foundation stone of the Satluj block was also laid. The students presented a cultural programme.

Woman hangs herself: Balbir Kumari (25) allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling fan at her house on Thursday night. According to police sources, she was mentally upset.

Farmers’ club: Nawanshahr Central Cooperative Bank launched a Nabard-sanctioned farmers’ club at Mazara Jattan village, in the district on Friday. Mr D.K. Kapila, AGM, District Development (Nabard), advised farmers and artisans to adopt the principle of development through credit.

Office-bearers elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the managing committee of the local Brahmachari Hari Ram Shiv Mandir: president — Mr Sham Sunder Sharda; general secretary — Mr Ramesh Chander Gautam; secretary — Mr Kamal Dev Sareen; and treasurer — Mr Kapil Dev Bassi.

Fire in cotton godown: Following a reported short-circuit in a godown near the trolley union at Sunam, about 13 km from here, hundreds of quintals of “narma” (cotton plant) were destroyed on Friday. After receiving the report, two fire engines from Sangrur rushed to Sunam and extinguished the fire in about three hours.



DHBVN warning: The authorities of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) have asked residents not to pay money to anybody for the computerisation of electricity records. The Chief Engineer (Operations), Mr R.K. Aggarwal, has cautioned people that certain anti-social elements were collecting money in this regard.

Car stolen: A Maruti car of Mr Ashok Jain, a resident of Rampura Mohalla here, was allegedly stolen on Thursday night. In a complaint with the police, he has stated that the car was parked in front of his house but was found missing in the morning. The police has registered a case.

Effigy burnt: Members of the local unit of the INLD burnt an effigy of Haryana Transport Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala and blocked traffic on the Delhi road here on Friday. The protesters were demanding the sack of the minister for his alleged involvement in the Iraq oil scam.

Labourer killed: A woman labourer was crushed to death by a speeding jeep near Salamkhera village of the district, the police said on Saturday. Rani, (22), who worked in a brick kiln, was on her way to Odhan village on Friday when the mishap took place. The driver of the jeep escaped.

Killed: An 11th Class girl of Chirashmi village was seriously hurt when she was hit by a car while crossing the G.T. Road at Ganaur Chowk, about 20 km from here, on Friday. She was rushed to a private hospital from where she was referred to a Delhi hospital but she succumbed to her injuries on the way. The police has registered the case against the car driver and impounded the car.

Held: The Murthal police on Saturday arrested Subhod of Bihar on the charge of rash and negligent driving and causing the death of a person on the G.T. Road passing through the district. According to a report, the police has registered the case against him.

Strike called off: The on-going strike by lawyers of this city and other parts of the district was called off on Saturday after assurance by the Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, that their demands have been accepted. The lawyers were protesting against the government decision about the shifting of the family courts from the district headquarters to the divisional headquarter.


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