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ABOHAR
8 arrested for gambling:
The CIA here recovered Rs 1.34 lakh and arrested eight persons under the Gambling Prevention Act on Monday night. The raid was conducted at Chakda village on the outskirts of the town. Surinder Kumar, Jaskiran Singh Panniwala, Harbans Singh Kuharianwali, Narinder Singh Panniwala, Brij Lal Raipura, Vijay Kumar Panniwala, Surinder Kumar Kuharianwali and Krishan Lal Nihalkhera were nabbed. Meanwhile, Gurnam Singh of the Government Seed Farm Colony was arrested under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act with 10 gm of smack. 

Woman found hanging: The body of a pregnant, physically challenged woman was found hanging in the house of her in-laws in the Government Seed Farm locality here on Monday. Kashmiri Lal, a resident of Fazilka, told the police that his daughter Shimla Rani was being harassed by her in-laws for dowry. Shimla Rani’s neighbours informed her parents about her death.

BATHINDA
Man kills grandfather:
Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Deon village, killed his grandfather Mela Singh on Tuesday, with a sharp edged weapon over a piece of land. Sources said Sukhdev Singh was a drug addict and in order to fulfil his addiction, he had sold off his share of the agricultural land. He had been pressurising his grandfather to give him more land. When Mela Singh refused, Sukhdev Singh killed him with a ‘gandasa’. A case has been registered under Section 302 of the IPC and the body has been sent to the local civil hospital for post-mortem. 

AWWA summer camp begins: The Chetak Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) started a summer camp here on Tuesday at the local military station to train children in a number of activities, including art and craft, dance and theatre, film making, media, cooking, painting, pot decoration, candle making and self grooming. The camp will conclude on June 2. 

Mandi Gobindgarh
NURSING WEEK: Desh Bhagat Nursing Institute celebrated nursing week. Saroj Sharma, nursing director and principal of Sri Sukhmani College of Nursing, Dera Bassi, was the chief guest and the chairman while Dr Kuldeep Longia, principal of the college presiding over the function. Dr Zora Singh inaugurated new classrooms and computer labs. B.D Ghauri and Loveleen Ghauri, the ex-president of Lions club, Mandi Gobindgarh, was also present. Saroj especially appreciated Dr Zora’s efforts in providing the best facilities to the students. 

NABHA
MLA postpones rally:
Kaka Randip Singh, MLA, Nabha, has postponed his thanksgiving rally scheduled to be held at the new grain market on May 29. Talking to media persons, he said the government had imposed Section 144 in the state, so he, being a law-abiding citizen, had decided to postpone the rally.

Samrala
Complete bandh:
On the call given by Akal Takht, there was a complete bandh in Samrala and surrounding areas on Tuesday.Shops, dhabas, hotels, petrol pumps and liquor vends remained closed. The government offices, however, remained open. Meanwhile, Jathedar Jagjeewan Singh Kheernian, MLA, Samrala, thanked general public for a peaceful bandh. 

Tehsildar takes over: Balraj Kaur Grewal has taken over as tehsildar in place of Saveeta, who has gone to Mukatsar. Meanwhile, the president of the Qanungo Association, Pritpal Singh, Sukhdev Singh, president of the Patwar Union, P.S. Batra, general secretary of the Punjab Lambardara Union, J.S. Kaler, president of the Document Writers Association, and Nasib Singh, president of the Chaukidara Union, welcomed the posting of B.K. Grewal here. 

Recognition: Punjab Public School, Manki, 9 km from here, has got recognition from the Punjab School Education Board, according to Daljeet Singh, principal of the school.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Bilaspur
Ornaments looted
: Two brothers, Raj Kumar and Surendra Kumar, lost gold and silver jewellery worth Rs 80,000 and cash amounting to Rs 20,000 as thieves broke into their houses at Ghumarwin on Monday night. Both brothers had gone to their relatives along with their families when the thieves struck. The police has registered a case and lifted fingerprints.

CHAMBA
Vice-chairman dismissed
: Following a landmark decision of the Subdivisional Magistrate Bharmour, with regard to encroachments, the vice-chairman of Bharmour block panchayat samiti Mangni Ram has been dismissed from his post and his membership stands revoked with immediate effect. A case of land encroachment against the vice-chairman was filed in the court of the SDM. 

KULLU
JE arrested for taking bribe
: The anti-corruption department here caught one junior engineer (JE) for taking bribe at Manali on Tuesday. Two persons, Jai Singh Rana and Sonam Angrup, both residents of Kalath village near Manali reported the matter to the anti-corruption department that the JE was demanding money for allotting them water connection. Hem Chand Chauhan, a JE of Irrigation and Public Health Department, was caught taking a bribe of Rs. 10,000. Amar Singh said a case had been registered and the accused detained. He would be produced before the judicial magistrate on Wednesday. 

MANDI
Patwari caught taking bribe
: The state Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau, here caught patwari Ramesh Chand accepting a bribe of Rs 500 from a resident at Sandapatan in the district on Tuesday. He was arrested under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Mandi Anti-Corruption Bureau DSP Gurdev Sharma said acting on a complaint, the team went to the spot and caught the patwari. He will be produced before judge on Wednesday. 

SHIMLA
DGP's death condoled
: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has condoled the death of Om Prakash Rathore, Director-General of Police, Chhattisgarh, who died of heart failure at Raipur on Monday. Rathore was a native of Kinnaur district. 

Man killed as car falls  into khad: One person was killed when a private car (HP-01-0727) fell into a khad near Hotel Holiday Home here on Tuesday. Neeraj Kumar of Kunihar in Solan, who was driving the vehicle, died on the spot. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The cause of the accident could not be ascertained. 

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