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Encroachment alleged
: Residents of Pukhraj Colony here on Friday submitted a memorandum to the Municipal Commissioner, seeking his intervention to stop an unauthorised construction coming up at Street No 4. They alleged that a businessman was building a commercial complex in the locality and was also encroaching upon a public street.

Body found
: The body of an unidentified young girl was recovered fom the power house No. 4 of Pandori village on Friday. According to the police, there were number of injury marks all over the body. It has been sent to the Civil Hospital, Mukerian, for a post-mortem examination. A case under Sections 302, 201 of the IPC has been registered.

Case registered: On a complaint of Ismile of Pathankot, the Sadar police has registered a case against Swardin of Harmoye, Bhagdin, Sarmu and Shrudu, all from Pathankot for allegdly kidnapping his 15-and-a-half-year-old daughter Junna. In his complaint Ismile had stated that his daughter had come to his nephew’s house at Mehgowal Ganjian village. On Noember 25 the aforesaid persons came in Tata Sumo and kidnapped his daughter.

Body found
: A decomposed body of a middle-aged man was found in Garrha village near here on Friday. According to the information, several employees of the Nagar Council had cremated an unidentified body recently, allegedly leaving it half-burnt, which was dragged by stray animals. It is alleged that the council staff save funds by carelessly cremating unclaimed bodies.

: Raj Kumar Singla (56), brother of state Finance Minister Surinder Singla, died here on Friday. His cremation was attended by a large number of politicians, bureaucrats, government officials, besides several ministers of the state.

Tarn Taran
Cop booked
: Head Constable Sukhraj Singh, Munshi of Verowal police station has been booked allegedly for stealing a foreign-made pistol from the police station. A case under Section 409 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered after the recovery of the .25 bore Czechoslovakia-made pistol from his possession. He has been absconding.

Police inaction deplored
: Mr J.S. Mattu, chairman, All-India Human Rights, at a press conference at Gurdwara Kacha Killa, Jagraon, on Saturday deplored police inaction with regard to the registration case against persons who had removed Guru Granth Sahib from a dera at Kaunke Kalan village in Jagraon subdivision. The matter has been brought to the notice of the Jathedar of Akal Takht and in case no action is initiated they will move the high court, he added.

Cheques distributed: Mr Kiranjit Singh Galib on Saturday distributed 13 cheques for Rs 10,000 each among 13 villagers of Kothe Baggu for the construction of pucca houses. Mr Rajpal, member of the block samiti, and Mr Gurpreet Singh, sarpanch of the village, were also present.



Encroachment: Gandhi Market Traders Association on Saturday demanded that space provided for parking lots must be free from encroachment. In a communique to the Executive Officer, Municipal Council, Ambala, they have stated that a few cloth vendors have encroached on the road at the entrance to the market. Also, the condition of public toilets in the market are deplorable and so immediate cleaning and repair should be carried out.

4 held for murder
: Four residents of Waisser village, two youths and their fathers, were arrested by the Madlauda police on the charge of murder of a woman here on Friday.

Blankets given
: Members of the Kayasth Samaj participated in the annual function of the Chitragupt Sabha held in the Community Hall here on Friday night. The Irrigation and Revenue Minister, Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, was the chief guest. Blankets, bed-sheets and room heaters were distributed among inmates of the Old Age Home destitute children of the Astha Kunj. Sewing machines were also distributed among 26 poor women.



Cows killed
: A truck (UP 07-F-1366) crushed to death two cows at Taruwala in Paonta Sahib on Friday. A case has been registered and the truck impounded by the police.

Awareness rally: At least 1,000 schoolchildren, took out a rally at Paonta Sahib on Friday. They passed through the main market before reaching the municipal ground. they made them aware of consumer law. The rally was organised by Upbhokta Sanrakshan Samiti of Sirmour.


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