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Thief nabbed
: With the help of a business man, a person was caught for alleged theft on Monday. While trying to sell iron pieces to the business man from whom he had stolen the pieces, the accused was identified and handed over to the police.

Fatehgarh Sahib
MINISTER URGED: The Assistant Public Relation Officers’ Association has urged minister for public relation Bikram Jit Singh Majithia to fulfil their demands. President of the association Jai Krishan has said the vacancies in the public relations department, particularly of DPROs, have been affecting work.

HOSHIARPUR
Woman crushed to death: Joginder Kaur (62), wife of Bela Singh of local Mugalpura, was crushed to death by a vehicle while she was crossing the road near her house on Tuesday morning. After taking the body in its custody, the police has sent it to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Abduction case: On a complaint of Harpal Singh, son of Lachhman Dass of Mohalla New Fatehgarh, Model Town, the police has registered a case under sections 363 and 366-A of the IPC against Kuldip Kumar, a son of Ganga Ram, of the same locality for allegedly abducting his 15-year-old daughter Amandeep Kaur on Monday evening.

Chain snatched: Two unidentified youths snatched a gold chain from Balwinder Kaur, wife of Baldev Singh of Mohalla Fatehgarh, on Monday evening. he Model Town police has registered a case under sections 356 and 34 of the IPC in this connection.

Death mourned: In a condolence meeting, members of the Hoshiarpur Municipal Council Pensioners Union expressed grief over the death of their general secretary Ravinder Lal Rai who died on March 28.

NAWANSHAHR
‘Shagun’ from club
: The Lions Club, City Smile, Banga, gifted household articles, suits and cash as “shagun” on the occasion of the marriage of two girls belonging to economically weaker section at nearby Sotran village on Monday. Veteran social worker Baldev Nayyar handed over the articles to the couples and lauded the gesture of the club.

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CHANDIGARH

Appointed: Raji P. Srivastava, special secretary, finance, will look after work relating to the department of housing, in the capacity of special secretary housing, in addition to her own duties.

Panchkula
ENCROACHMENTS: A Panchkula-based ex-servicemen’s association has taken up cudgels against encroachments and commercial activities in residential areas of the town. In a representation to the estate officer, HUDA, the Saviours of Human Rights for Armed Forces (SHRAF) has pointed out that despite notices being served on violators by HUDA, some of them continued to carry out commercial activities from their residences.


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