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Cyclist killed:
Mohinder Singh of Salempura was killed when a motor cyclist hit his cycle near Khurshaidpur village. The police has registered a case under Section 304-A, IPC, on a complaint of Gurpal Singh, son of the deceased.

4 booked: Gurmeet Singh, his wife Joginder Kaur, daughters Devo and Bhindo, all residents of Megu Patti, Hoshiarpur, have been booked under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC on the charges of breach of trust and cheating. They had allegedly promised to send Amarjit Kaur of Atiana to the US and received Rs 5 lakh from her. But, neither did they send her abroad nor refunded the money.

Yoga Camp: The Antarrashtri Dharam Ekta Charitable Trust, under the chairmanship of Mr Harchand Singh Burst, is organising sermons by Sadhvi Laksita and Sadhvi Deepti on the premises of GHG Academy, Kothe Baggu, here from March 17 to 26. Besides, a yoga camp will also be held from March 18 to 27.

Students selected: Seven matric students of GHG Academy, Kothe Baggu, here have been selected for pursuing higher studies in the UK, according to Mr Gurmel Singh Malhi and Ms Kiranpreet Kaur, Chairman and Principal, respectively, of the academy.

Cash looted
: Four armed persons looted Rs 10,000 in cash from one Daljit Singh, an employee of a money exchange, in the Apra area of Phillaur on Thursday. According to the police, the robbers fled in a black-coloured vehicle. A case has been registered.

One held: One person has been arrested when he was allegedly trying to sell illicit liquor in Mata Rani Chowk in the Model House area here. The police also recovered 12 caskets of illicit liquor from the possession of the accused, Mahendra Kumar, a resident of Bhargo Camp.

Demand: The Christian Front, Punjab, has demanded that the reservation benefit be extended to the Christian community in the state. The president of the front, Mr Lawrence Chaudhary, on Thursday demanded that the reservation for Christians be increased from 2 per cent, being proposed by the government as per media reports, to 10 per cent. He added that the government should also grant reservations to the community in schools, colleges, government jobs, municipal councils, legislative assembly, and in the block, district and state level nomination committees.

: Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, will lay the foundation stone of a senior citizens’ bhavan in Kidwai Nagar here on Saturday. Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor, MC, will preside over the function. Mr S.K. Sharma, Commissioner of the corporation will be the guest of honour.

Eye camp
: A free eye check-up and operation camp was organised by Rotary Club, Phagwara, in collaboration with Rotary Club, Austin (UK), at its premises on Thursday. Over 950 people from as far as Kapurthala, Begowal and Fattudinga attended the camp. A team of doctors examined around 750 patients, and as many as 224 operations were performed at a private hospital.

Annual function: The local MAM Public School held its annual prize distribution function here on Thursday. Mr Pargat Singh, Director, Sports, Punjab, was the chief guest. He laid stress on the all-around development of students. Mr Ramandeep Singh, Deputy Director, Students Welfare, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, presided over the function. Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, gave away the prizes to the students.

Cremated: Khazan Dass Kalka (112), the father of Balwinder Singh Kalka, a senior leader of the Lok Bhalai Party and spokesman for Bajigar Baradari of Chhandran village, near here , was cremated here on Thursday.

Office-bearers: The followings have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab Milk Suppliers Association: president — Mr Jugal Mahajan; chairman — Mr Jasbir Singh; vice-president — Mr Prem Singh Rana; general secretary — Mr Harminder Singh; secretary — Mr Raj Karan Singh Kittu; and treasurer — Mr Paramjeet Singh Pamma.



Body identified
: A 26-year-old man found murdered at the Puruwala bridge on the Nahan-Paonta road has been identified as Ashok Kumar, a resident of Bihar. As per police sources, the deceased was earning his livelihood by selling ice cream in the area. The police has received the post-mortem report which confirms death because of injuries on the different parts of the body. The police has registered a case under Section 302, IPC, in this regard.

Man killed: Vijay Kumar, a son of Narpat Singh of Badagaon village under Naraingarh tehsil of Haryana, was killed at Johron village on the Kala Amb-Trilokpur road when the motor cycle, he was driving, was reportedly hit by a tractor coming from the opposite side. As per the police report, the motor cycle (HR-04-A-7808) was reportedly hit near Johron village by the tractor (PB 12-TL-(TM)-4964) at about 9 p.m. Vijay Kumar was killed on the spot and the driver of the tractor, who was yet to be identified, fled.

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