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Impostor held: A person who was posing as an Punjab State Electricity Board employee this afternoon was nabbed when he entered the house of a PSEB employee in street 15 in Nai Abadi locality. SHO Sanjeev Setia identified the person as Ajay Kumar of Gobind Nagari here. The PSEB employee questioned Ajay as he forced entry to check electricity meter. He failed to tell the name of the XEN of the Punjab State Electricity Board besides parrying other queries. Woman of the family raised the alarm and nabbed the intruder with the help of neighbours.

3 hurt in mishap: Three persons were injured one of them seriously when their car rammed into a truck parked outside the truck operators union on the Malout road here on Thursday night. Harish, Shanty and Sunny were travelling by the car that went out of control and hit a truck. Sunny had minor injury and reportedly preferred to go home without caring for his friends. Some passersby rescued other occupants of the car and took them to the civil hospital. Harish had to be referred to Sriganganagar as his condition deteriorated. Bottles of whisky and snacks were reportedly found from the damaged vehicle.

Man killed: Gian Chand son of Kashmiri Lal of Nanak Nagari here who had been hit by a motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries at the civil hospital here on Thursday. The motorcycle (PB 15 B 9273) hit Gian Chand near the Doordarshan tower when he was crossing road. A case against the motorcyclist identified as Amit Kumar son of Subhash Chander of Haripura village u/s 304A of the IPC. He was arrested. Parents of the victim donated his eyes.

IIT JEE Exam: The IIT-JEE 2007 examination will be held on April 8 at two centres of Guru Nanak Dev University Campus here. The Centre-A is in Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bhavan while the Centre-B is in the Law Building of the university, a University Press note send here on Friday.

Case registered: The Majitha police arrested Mohan Singh, of Baba Bakala for possessing 5 kg of poppy husk. A case Section 15/61/85 the NDPS act was registered at Beas police station. The Jandiala police arrested four persons for possessing illicit liquor. Accused Ajit Singh of Gehri Mandi here and Joginder Singh of Guru Nanakpura, Beas were booked for possessing 4 gm of smack. A case was registered.

Self-immolation attempt: Jaswant Rai (50) of Tarn Taran city on Saturday tried self-immolation when his son refused to give him money for liquor. With the help of people he fortunately escaped with minor injuries. He was rushed to a private hospital. The police has initiated the proceedings under relevant sections of the IPC.

Function: Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, leader of the Congress Legislative Party, addressed party workers near the PSEB office here on Friday. Gurdeep Singh Bhaini and Darshan Singh Brar, both Congress MLAs, were present, among others. She accused the state government of harassing Congress men and asked it to discuss issues with the Congress MLAs.

Charge assumed: Bhupinder Singh assumed the charge of the DSP (City) on Friday in place of Paramjit Singh Goraya, who has been transferred to Mullanpur. Talking to mediapersons, Bhupinder Singh said his priority would be to tackle traffic problems.

Scooter stolen: Pankaj Sharma has reported to the police that his scooter was stolen from the Agwar Gujjran area. The police has registered a case.

Arrested: Jagmohan Singh of Malak was arrested for possessing 25 kg of poppy husk. A case under the NDPS has been registered.

Hoax calls
: The fire brigade in Phagwara was taken by surprise yesterday when they received two hoax telephonic calls. Lakhwinder Singh, Fire Superintendent, said Deepak Sardana called up the fire brigade and informed about a fire in Gaushala bazaar at around 2 pm on Friday. The staff was about to rush at the site when they received another call asking them to rush to the site at the earliest. But to their surprise the fire brigade found no mishap there.

Tarn Taran
Agents booked
: Two travel agents, Sukhdev Singh of Bathinda and Nasib Kaur of Harike (Mansa), have been booked and a case under Section 420 of the IPC has been registered against them for duping people on the pretext of sending them abroad. Parshotam Singh, complaint, said that the accused took Rs 2.85 lakh in November 2005 promising him settlement in Italy. The accused are absconding.

Health seminar: The Punjab health department organised a seminar on ‘Save health, make secure future’ here on Saturday on the occasion of the World Health Day. Dr Karanjit Singh, civil surgeon and Kulwant Singh were present on the occasion. Amandeep Kaur, Jasdeep Singh and Sakshi Kapoor students of Mamta Niketan Convent School delivered lectures on the topic.



MEDICAL CAMP: The Amway Opportunity Foundation on Saturday organised a free health camp here. 231 students, including visually-impaired students from School for the Blind and Government High School, Sector 25, were examined at the camp. Mayor of MCC Harjinder Kaur inaugurated the camp. — TNS

PLACEMENTS: A placement drive was organised at Government College of Education, Sector 20, here. 165 students got themselves registered while 88 were interviewed for the posts of teachers and lecturers for various city schools. Fifteen candidates were interviewed for the posts of counsellors and special educators as well. — TNS


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