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Three arrested: The police has arrested three members of a gang of snatchers. They were identified as Bharat Bhushan Lucky, Mukesh Kumar and Bikkar Kumar. They were arrested while they were roaming near the branch of the Bank of Baroda here. Sunil Kumar and Parmod Kumar, both members of the gang, however, managed to flee from the spot.

Dera Bassi
TWO HELD: The Lalru police on Sunday night arrested two persons under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Nasim and Julfikar, both residents of Uttar Pradesh, were allegedly transporting animals in an inhumane manner. The vehicle has been impounded.

FOUND DEAD: A man, in his thirties, was found dead near Gholu Majra village, near here, on Sunday night. The body has been kept the local civil hospital, the police said. 

Vandalism bid: Certain anti-social elements tried to desecrate the idol of Lord Hanuman at the Shiv temple in the main bazar area here on Sundat night. According to the priest of the temple Pandit Ram Kumar, the miscreants tried to break the idol with the help of an iron cash box of the temple. Last month, a bell of the temple was stolen. The residents of the area have demanded a strict action against the miscreants who tried to desecrate the idol.

Cases registered:
The district administration has registered seven cases under the Child Labour Act so far, said ADC Darshan Singh Grewal here on Monday. He said restaurants, dhabas, hotels, etc, were being checked to implement the Act.

1 held with poppy husk:
Sukhwinder Singh of Chhapar was arrested by the Dehlon police from the Jartoli area during patrolling and 1 kg of puppy husk was recovered from him. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

Car damaged: An Innova car CH-32-3725 was badly damaged in an accident with a Tata Safari PB-10BP-TEMP-3839 on GT Road near ITI Gurusar Kaunke. No one was reported injured in the accident. The police has registered a case under Sections 279 and 427 of the IPC against one Gurpreet Singh. No arrest has been made so far.

8 booked for assault: Santa Singh, Jagsir Singh, Gurdeep Singh, Hardev Singh, Angrej Singh, Darshan Singh, Lakhvir Singh and Gurpreet Singh of Dehrka allegedly entered the house of Sukhdev Singh of their village and assaulted him with sharp-edged weapons and sticks and also used abusive language. The police has registered a case under Sections 452, 323, 294, 506, 148, 149 of the IPC. The assailants intended to use his passage, which the victim did not allow. The assailants first assaulted him on the way and thereafter at his house. No arrest has been made so far.

One killed:
Motorcyclist Lovepreet Singh (18) of Manochahal Kalan village was killed in the road accident on Sunday. The Patti police has registered the complaint under Section 174 of the CrPC. In another incident, Sukha Singh (34) of Wara Tellian village died on Sunday due to excessive dose of drugs.



APPOINTMENT: The executive committee of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) which met at R.D. Jain Girls College, Malerkotla, on Sunday, in a resolution welcomed the appointment of Prof Rajinder Bhandari, a PCCTU activist for past 25 years, as president of the BJP, Punjab. Prof Bhandari is the second teacher from the ranks of the PCCTU who has been appointed president of Punjab BJP.

: Three persons, including a local BJP leader, were injured when their car was hit by an autorickshaw coming on the wrong side in Sector 16 here on Monday. The BJP leader Anil Goyal and his friends Bhushan Tayal and Bharat Bhushan were returning home from Kalka.



STONE LAID: Former minister Venod Sharma laid the foundation stone of a tubewell in Ambala city on Sunday. He said disciplinary action would be taken against those Congress MLAs who have been levelling allegations against Sonia Gandhi and criticising the Chief Minister.

ALUMNI MEET: The Alumni Association of Government Polytechnic, Ambala, organised an alumni meet-2007, which was attended by around 70 alumni along with their family members. It was inaugurated by I.K. Bhatt, director, NIT, Hamirpur.



Trekking camp: A national-level nature study-cum-trekking camp for adolescents was flagged off on Sunday by Rev. Sr. Lucie principal of Sacred Heart Convent School, Dalhousie. The first batch of participants came from Mulund in Maharashtra, comprising 22 boys and 24 girls in the age group of 10 to 15 years, to participate in the camp, which is being organised by the Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI). The camp is being conducted for eight batches with 50 students in each batch. The participants will stay at Youth Hostel, Dalhousie, for five days and will trek on different routes around the hill station.

Victim succumbs to injuries
: Sukh Lal, a pipeline fitter of the Irrigation-cum-Public Health Department, who sustained about 40 per cent electric shock burns while putting up flags along the national highway at the chogan here on the night intervening April 10 and 11, succumbed to his injuries at Dr Rajinder Prasad Medical College, Dharamsala, on Sunday. The deceased has three children. Bishamber Lal, another worker of the the IPH Department, who sustained about 65 to 70 per cent burns in the same incident, had also earlier succumbed to his injuries in the local civil hospital.

Leopard found dead
: A two-and-a-half-year-old leopard was found dead at Dharer village in Arki subdivision On Sunday. The leopard was seen by villager Mansa Ram, who found that its legs and teeth had been removed. The police believed that it could have been killed by hunters for its crucial body parts. A case under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, has been registered.


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