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Flagged off
: Senior Councillor Vimal Thathai on Monday flagged off a motorcade carrying goods and tents to set up the 10th annual bhandara at Pissu Top on the Pehalgam-Chandanwari route for Amarnath yatra. Fifty volunteers and 45 yatris led by Bhim Sain Jaat, president, Amarnath Langar Seva, Samiti took part in the procession.

Teachers hold protest
: As many as 11 non-teaching employees of Hindu College, whose services were terminated some four months ago, staged a sit-in outside the college here on Monday. They were demanding immediate reinstatement.

Appointed: Mr Rupinder Singh Bedi, a local businessman has been appointed non-official member in the district Sales Tax Advisory Committee. Mr D.S. Kalah, Finance Commissioner Taxation and Secretary, Punjab, confirmed this through a letter received here on Monday.

: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Aadi Dharam Samaj: president — Mr Sukhwinder Pal; secretary — Mr Rajesh Kumar; joint secretary — Mr Pardeep Kumar and treasurer — Mr Mangat Ram.

Man arrested
: The driver of a truck that ran over a man and his child near the bus stand was arrested on Tuesday. The victim, Waryam Singh, an employee of the Police Department, had died on the spot, while the child was admitted to a private hospital. The police has also taken possession of the truck.

Agent held
: The district police on Tuesday arrested Iqbal Singh, a travel agent from a village near Bhogpur, on charges of deceiving three persons from the Kapurthala district. The police said Iqbal Singh took as much as Rs 10.70 lakh and passports from Ranjit Singh, Jagir Singh and Jaspal Singh of Jogender Nagar sometime back for sending them to England. But the accused neither send the complainants abroad nor returned their money and passports.

Sops flayed: Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray), Punjab, on Tuesday flayed the announcement of sops to the people made by the Punjab Chief Minister. The party said the announcements were made “in an attempt to take political mileage for the coming Assembly elections”. It alleged that had the government been sincere, it would have had announced the sops much earlier.

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Pistols recovered
: The Chabal police on Sunday recovered two country-made pistols from the two persons during nakas set up at different places in the area. Police sources said a .12-bore pistol, along with four live cartridges, was recovered from Dilbag Singh of Jhanke Kalan village while a .315-bore pistol and three cartridges was recovered from Manjinder Singh. Cases under Sections 25,54 and 59 of the Arms Act have been registered.



Youth drowned
: A youth was reportedly drowned in a water tank at Bond village on Monday. Villagers noticed the body floating in the tank and informed the waterworks employees. The deceased was identified as Manoj Kumar.

Boy run over: Ajay (14) of Dhana Ladanpur village was run over and killed by a train. Ajay was going to relieve himself and was run over by a train while he was crossing the rail line. His body was sent to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

De-addiction camps
: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr O.P. Langyan, on Monday announced that the district administration would soon organise drug de-addiction camps in the district, where drug addicts would be provided medical treatment free of cost. Mr Langyan was speaking at a function organised at Ayalki village on World Drug De-addiction Day.

Snatching case solved: With the arrest of four persons the district police claims to have solved a case of 23 snatching of gold and cash from a gold trader in Jagadhri. The police on Monday claimed that the CIA branch had cracked the case with the arrest of four persons of Jagadhri. The culprits have been identified as Vineet Kumar of Veernagar, Mohammad Sagir of Rajesh Colony, Vijay of Patalpur and Satpal of Harijan Majri.

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