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Raids to check gambling
: In an attempt to check gambling under the pretext of one digit lottery in the infamous Rani Jhansi market near the railway station, the city police raided at two shops on Tuesday. Tarsem Singh of Nanak Nagari, Kewal Krishan Gidderanwali, Sumit Kumar and Gaurav were arrested under Section 13A and 3/67 of the Gambling Prevention Act. The police took two computers in possession being used by them.

Magazine released
: Mr Atinder Pal Singh, President, Shiromani Akali Dal, (International) and former MP, released a monthly magazine titled “Anakh” here on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Singh said the magazine simultaneously released in Canada would bring forth social, economical and the agricultural problems being faced by farmers in the state. 

Rs 3 lakh snatched: Two unidentified motorcyclists on Wednesday snatched Rs 3 lakh from Manjinder Singh of Kahlon Transport here when he was returning after withdrawing money from UTI Bank. According to information, the incident took place at Maqbool Road in civil line area. Manjinder Singh was attending a call at his mobile phone when the accused snatched the bag containing the money. The police has registered a case in this regard.

NFL Director takes charge
: Mr V.K. Sharma has taken over as Director (Technical) of National Fertilizers Limited (NFL). Before this, he was functioning as Chief General Manager of the Bathinda unit of the company. An electrical engineer by profession, Mr Sharma has been associated with NFL since 1974. During these years, he served in Nangal, Vijaipur and Bathinda units of NFL in various capacity.

Man kills wife
: An advise to her husband to stop drinking costs a woman her life. A 24-year-old woman, a resident of Nizamat Nagar, on Wednesday night succumbed to her burn injuries inflicted on her two days back by her drunkard husband when she tried to stop him from drinking. The husband, Rajkumar, a labourer, doused the woman, Mala, with kerosene and set her on fire. The victim has reportedly said this in her dying declaration in front of the magistrate.

JE arrested: A Junior Engineer with Kandi Water Shed, Hoshiarpur, Teerath Singh, has been arrested on charges of amassing property more than his known sources of income. In a detailed inquiry, the Vigilance Bureau found that Teerath Singh had amassed property worth Rs 14, 74, 675 more than his known sources of income, according to SSP, Vigilance Bureau, Mr Lok Nath Angra.

Invitation to social worker
: Thakur Narain Singh Kallu, a social worker, who has been working for the liftment of the down-trodden and backward classes in Sujanpur, Dinanagar, Mukerian and Dasuya bet, known as Kandi and Bet areas, has been invited to participate in an international conference in London on August 12. Earlier, his social work has recognised by a reputed NGO which awarded him the highest national award for social work from poor and economically weaker sections.

7 injured in accident
: Seven persons of a family, including three women, sustained serious injuries when the car in which they were travelling, rammed against a tree at nearby Panchchat village here on Thursday. The injured were identified as Surinder Kaur, Kashmir Kaur, Maninder, Gurpreet, Onkar, Raj Kumar and Rajdeep, all residents of Palahi village. All the injured were admitted to the local Civil Hospital. Raj Kumar, whose condition was stated to be critical, was referred to the DMC, Ludhiana.



: The Jan Sangharsh Samiti staged a dharna on Tuesday in protest against the withdrawal of cases registered against those who allegedly set afire a private hospital at Badhra in 2002. Kisan Sabha president Sher Singh said the dharna would continue till Thursday and could be prolonged.

IT adviser injured
: Mr Jai Prakash Goel, an income tax and sales tax adviser, was seriously injured in a road accident here on Tuesday. His scooter was knocked down by a vehicle. He has been referred to a hospital in Patiala.

Charas seized: The CIA branch of the Pundri police has arrested a drug smuggler and seized 1.5 kg of charas from his possession. The accused has been identified as Partap of Gyankot Kakyar in Sirmour district of Himachal. He has been sent to judicial custody.

Water project: A sum of Rs 5.40 crore will be spent on augmenting drinking water supply in rural areas of the district. For this purpose, 70 projects are under execution, Deputy Commissioner B.S. Malik told mediapersons here on Tuesday.

3 patwaris suspended
: Three Patwaris - Bir Singh of Jharoda beat in Kosli tehsil, Ram Kumar of Basdudha beat in rewari tehsil and Babu Lal of Shyam Nagar beat in Kosli tehsil - have been suspended by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mahender Kumar. They have also been charge-sheeted. Beer Singh and Ram Kumar have been suspended on charges of corruption while Babu Lal has been placed under Suspension for dereliction of duty.

Disqualified: Nanak Chand, chairman of the Bawal Block Samiti, has been disqualified for the post and also removed from the membership of the samiti under Section 177 of the Panchayati Raj Act by the Deputy Commissioner Mr Mahender Kumar. As he was found to have more than two children in gross violation of the provisions of the Act. 

BAMS toppers
: Alpana of C.D.L. College of Ayurveda, Jagadhri, has topped the BAMS (Prof 1) examination of Kurukshetra University while Priyanka has secured the second position. This was stated by the Principal, Dr O.P. Sharma.

Elephant strays: An elephant created panic at Bherthal village in the Bilaspur block on Tuesday. Officials of the Wildlife Department took control of the animal in the afternoon and took it to Chhachhrouli were efforts are on to trace is owner. The elephant caused no damage.


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