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Criminal arrested: The police has arrested Mithu Singh, a resident of Jogiwala village wanted in cases of bank robberies and murders near Mateeli Rathan village on Wednesday. The police also recovered a .12-bore pistol, four live cartridges and five empty cartridges from him. He has been remanded in police custody till July 29.

MBA topper: Manpreet Kaur of the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Vocational Studies has bagged the first position in the postgraduate diploma in business management in the Ludhiana zone with 640 marks.

Gangster arrested: The police has arrested Roshan Lal, alias Roshi alias Manjit, a resident of Phagwara, and found a .32 bore pistol, two magazines, 10 live cartridges, one empty cartridge, one .315 bore pistol and a scooter from him. He was caught during an encounter near Surapur village on Tuesday while his accomplice Munna escaped, the SSP Mr Surinder Pal Singh Virk, said on Wednesday.

IMA to boycott erring doctors: The Indian Medical Association, Banga, has decided to boycott those indulging in sex determination tests and female foeticide and to pass on information on anyone approaching them for this purpose to the Civil Surgeon and the police.

Murder accused arrested: The police on Wednesday arrested Nishu Kumar, a resident of Qazi pura mohalla, the main accused in the murder of Nishant and assault on two agents at the ICICI Bank on Tuesday, according to Mr Karamjit Singh DSP (City).

Four arrested with charas: The police has arrested four drug peddlers, Gambir Singh, Jas Bahadur, Khal Bahadur and Raj Kumar, residents of Kulu and has recovered 4.2 kg charas from them, according to the SSP Mr Paramraj Singh Umranangal. A case under the NDPS Act had been registered against the accused, he said. OC

Residents hold protest: Residents of Muradpur and Gokulpur localities held a protest march, while shopkeepers here blocked traffic by staging dharna on the road near Bohri Chowk on Wednesday against the municipal administration for non disposal of rainwater.

Rally held: Keeping in view the strike call given by the AIBFA, the AIBOA and the BEFS on July 28 in support of their demands, employees of Punjab National Bank held a rally in front of their bank building. It was addressed by Mr J P Singh, Secretary of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation, Samrala unit.

Vanamahotsava : The local market committee celebrated Vanamahotsava. More than 500 saplings were planted in compounds of several schools, colleges and cooperative societies.



Appointed: Mr Karan Singh has been appointed as Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Ambala Railway Division. He is a 1998 batch officer of the Indian Railway and Traffic Service. He replaces Mr M.S. Chahalia.



ASI held on bribe charge: ASI Umed Singh, of the Dulina industrial area police post, was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 by a team of Vigilance Bureau on Tuesday. According to the information, ASI Umed Singh demanded a bribe of Rs 50,000 from Ramesh of Yakubpur. A neighbour of Ramesh had lodged a complaint of assault against him and the ASI had promised him to hush up the case, if he fulfilled his demand. However, Ramesh brought the matter to the notice of the VB office in Rohtak. A team of the Bureau laid a trap and caught the police official with the bribe money.

Migrant labourers leaving city: Migrant labourers have started leaving the city due to the undeclared lockout by the factory owners alleged, Mr P.P. Kapoor, state convener of Indian Federation of Trade Unions here on Wednesday. In a memorandum to Mr DPS Naga, Deputy Commissioner, Mr Kapoor urged the Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, to make arrangements of the implementation of labour laws in the textile industry of the city.

City areas flooded: The claims of the local municipal council proved a bundle of lies when most parts of the city were flooded following heavy rain on Wednesday. In the last week of June the city residents had suffered a loss of crores of rupees when the water of pre-monsoon showers entered their houses and godowns. The municipal committee officials had at that time assured people that the sewerage system had been revamped and the situation would not arise again.


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