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1 killed in mishap: Gurcharan Singh, his brother Mehar Singh and three others of Rukanpura Khuikhera village were injured when their wheat-laden tractor-trolley collided with a truck near Dhaani Lakha Singh on the Dharmpura-Alamgarh link road on Wednesday. Gurcharan Singh later succumbed to his injuries at the local Nehru Memorial Civil Hospital. The Sadar police has registered a case against truck driver Satnam Singh, who is absconding.

Crushed: Om Lata, five-year-old daughter of Gaja Nand, a brick kiln worker, was crushed to death by a motorcyclist near Gobindgarh village. The motorcyclist was chased and nabbed by residents of the village.

Arrested: The CIA staff on Wednesday arrested Om Parkash of Bhadana village at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan for possessing 1 kg opium near the Indo-Pak border. In another case, Dilraj of Dandi Khurd village in Jalalabad subdivision was nabbed for possessing 10 gm smack near Kerakhera village.

Summons issued: Ranjeev Kumar, Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Amritsar, on Tuesday issued summons to O.P Soni, MLA, DC Amritsar, S.S.Randhawa, a former district welfare officer (DWO) of Amritsar, who is presently DWO at Kapurthala, and Harjit Singh, the present DWO, in a cheque bounce case.The Sufi Samvad Sanstha and the Cultural Club, Amritsar, had served a legal notice to them for the non-clearance of cheque of Rs 1 lakh issued to the society on December 28, 2006.The cheque (No. 883128) drawn on Indian Overseas Bank was issued by the DWO, which was announced by Congress MLA Soni at a function on November 13, 2006.

Killed: Hardeep Singh (29) got killed by his own licensed pistol on Tuesday evening. As per the police, Hardeep,along with his friend Balbeer Singh, was on his way from Barnala to his native village Raisar at around 10 pm. He was allegedly under the influence of liquor.While driving his jeep Hardeep’s pistol fell down from the dashboard. When he tried to pick it up, his finger got entangled in the pistol and it fired at its own. The bullet hit his right temple and he died on the spot.A case has been registered under Section 174,IPC.

: PPCC president Shamsher Singh Dullo has expelled Congress municipal councillor of the municipal council from the party for six years for his anti-party activities. According to party sources here on Wednesday, Dullo has expelled Batra on account of his becoming a rebel candidate in the president's election of the MC on May 14.

DAV College to be co-ed
: Come new session and DAV College here that had been primarily taking boys will become a co-educational institute. Principal Satish Sharma said that the decision had been taken at a meeting of the managing committee held recently. He said that while earlier only postgraduate and computer science classes were co-educational, all the courses being offered by the college would also become co-educational from now onwards.

BEd teachers:
The district unit of the Berozgar BEd Adhyapak Union at a meeting here today criticised the state government for its dilly-dallying approach towards fulfilling the pre-poll promise of stating the recruitment process of BEd teachers. Union leaders Jujhar Singh, Gursharan Singh, Gurdial Singh, Veena Agnihotri and Jamuna Devi said the unemployed BEd teachers had become disillusioned with the statements being issued by ministers.

Dishonour rued: Shailesh Kumar, president, Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Suraksha Youth Sangram Democratic Parishad, in a memorandum sent to the finance minister, Manpreet Badal, copies of which were released to the press here today, has drawn his attention toward shabby treatment given to the martyrs and their relatives. He said it was a matter of national shame that in some history books, the great martyrs - Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev had been depicted as extremists. Besides, Bhagat Singh was being animated as Spiderman. Such activities should be strictly prohibited and strict action should be taken against the errant persons, the complaint added.

Coaching classes: University Grants Commission sponsored special coaching classes to prepare students for clearing various entrance tests to tap employment avenues in the service sector has been started at Sikh National College, Banga. Dr Jaspal Singh Randhawa, principal, while formally inaugurating the coaching classes, said in the rapidly changing scenario, the special skill was needed and the special coaching classes would help the youth to face the challenges of globalisation.

Rehab centre: DC Bhawna Garg, in a press release here on Wednesday, disclosed that a District Disability Rehabilitation Centre( DDRC) would be set up at Pharala in the district. The centre government has released an instalment of Rs 12.50 lakh for the purpose. The services like fitting of artificial limbs and appliances, provision of mobility aids (bicycles, wheelchairs, crutches, walking sticks etc) and physiotherapy services will be provided under the ADIP scheme at the DDRC.

Suicide: Sukhpal Singh (30), owner of about two acres of land and resident of Ghabdan village, about 10 km from here, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance on Monday. However, reasons behind his alleged suicide could not be known. The local police said on Wednesday that Sukhpal had died in a hospital at Patiala. It had initiated proceedings under Section 174 of the Cr PC in this case.


OFFICE-BEARERS: Following have been elected office-bearers of the BJP Mahila Morcha, Haryana: vice-presidents - Ajit Beniwal, Sunita Lochamb, Indu Yadav and Nirmal; general secretary - Meena Chaudhary; secretaries - Saroj Singh, Namrata Gaur, Rammy Gupta and Neeta Sharma and treasurer - Durgesh Arora. Other members include Anshul Gupta, Nirmal Lather, Prem Pal, Urmil Sharma, Asha Jain, Jyotika Saxena, Mahindera Chauhan, Premlata Garg, Shakuntala Sharma, Savita, Kiran Mohan, Asha Juneja, Pooja Sharma, Pushpa Goyal, Ved Kumari, Sunita Chauhan, Neelam Nagpal, Malti Bhatia and Kanak Rani.


Merging of gujjar ashrams: The recent order of the state government merging the existing ‘gujjar ashram’ at Kalsuin village, around 16 km from Chamba, with the ‘gujjar ashram’ at Sahoo has led to resentment among the monad gujjar community.

Illicit liquor seized: The police arrested one person, impounded his unregistered scooter and seized 40,000 ml of illicit liquor from his possession at Dagla village on Wednesday. The accused Seka, resident of Chani village was intercepted by the police at Dagla village and illicit liquor was seized from him.

Man dies in road mishap: Piyarae lal, a resident of Bangola, was killed on the spot when he alighted from a bus and was crush by a speedy tempo canter near Garh Mata Mandir at Dhorola in this district on Monday, the police said here. A case under Sections 279 and 304 A of the IPC has been registered. Tempo driver has been arrested and the vehicle impounded.

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