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ABOHAR
In-laws booked:
The police has arrested Karnail Singh, his wife Vidya Rani and son Harjinder Singh under Section 306/34, IPC, in connection with the death of Shimla Rani in the Government Seed Farm Colony area. Kashmiri Lal, resident of Fazilka, in a complaint last month had alleged that his daughter Shimla Rani had faced torture at the hands of her in-laws as they were not satisfied with the dowry. On reaching here,he found Shimla Rani’s body hanging. 

2 bodies found:The body of Jagdish Chander (12), resident of Azeemgarh, who had got drowned on Wednesday, has been recovered from the Malukpura canal, near Dhaani Bisheshar Nath, on the outskirts of the subdivisional town,the police said on Friday.Another body was recovered from Tripuli of the Gang Canal. The victim was identified as Pardeep Kumar, son of Ratan Lal, who had been missing from Ghattianwali village since Tuesday. 

Girl assaulted:Three suspected drug addicts, aged 20-25, assaulted a girl as she resisted their bid to outrage her modesty in the Indira Nagari locality here on Thursday evening. She was admitted to the Civil Hospital with injuries caused when the culprits hit her with bricks. 

AMRITSAR
Course launched:Guru Nanak Dev University has introduced masters in computer application (MCA) on its regional campus in Gurdaspur.Stating this here on Thursday, T.D. Narang, dean, academic affairs, said the regional campus of the university on the Hardo Canni road in Gurdaspur caters to students from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. The university has sanctioned 30 seats for the course. Admissions will be based on state-level MBA and MCA entrance tests to be conducted by the university on June 17. 

BARNALA
Blood donation: A local Congress leader celebrated her mother’s first death anniversary by organising a blood donation camp here on Friday. Sixtyfive units of blood was collected at a camp held at Shanti Hall. A team of doctors led by Dr Suresh Kumar held the camp. Deputy commissioner V.K. Ohri inaugurated the camp.

BATALA
Dowry arrests: Police arrested Rakesh Sekhri husband of Sunaiyna, a resident of Batala, Sudesh her mother in - law and Naresh, father in-law were arrested late in the evening on Thursday under Sections 406, 498 A IPC. Three were arrested after a raid by the police party at their residence in Jalandhar for harassing Sunaiyna for dowry. The accused were remanded to police custody for the recovery of dowry articles. Sunaiyna had alleged that her husband, in-laws, sister in-laws and their husbands used to mistreat and harass for dowry. 

Nawanshahr
Teaching seminar:
Teachers should develop innovative teaching techniques to encourage active participation of the students in the learning process. The teaching-learning process should be made dynamic, simple and child-oriented to ensure natural growth of the children.This was stated by Dr Om Parkash Sampla, professor, applied and managerial psychology, IIT, Kanpur, while delivering a lecture on “Learning: Kids Way” at a teachers’ training seminar, being organised by the district Sarv Shikhiya Abhiyan. 

Phagwara
Cardiac failure claims ASI’s life:
A Phagwara police ASI, Sumandeep Singh (48), died due to heart failure on Friday morning. According to police sources, Sumandeep, who was on his routine duty, checking security of banks, collapsed out side the Bank of India branch near the local bus stand. He was taken to the civil hospital where doctors declared him as brought dead. He has been suffering from diabetes, added sources. Singh’s body was taken to his ancestral village Tanda after conducting the postmortem examination. The deceased is survived by his wife and two sons.



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CHANDIGARH

Chandigarh
ELECTED: R.S. Jain and J.P. Jain have been elected president and general secretary, respectively, of the S.S. Jain Mahasabha, Haryana. Suresh Chand Jain was elected as finance secretary. Election commissioner for the elections. 

OFFICE-BEARERS: Following have been elected office-bearers of the Central Government Employees Residential Welfare Committee, Sector 7: president - A.K. Wangu; vice-president - R.D. Negi; secretary - R.D. Sharma; joint secretary - Sham Lal; treasurer - Rajinder Prasad; conveners - Dabal Singh, Satnarain Sharma and Wazir Singh Dahiya; and members - Gopal Singh Rawat and A.K. Thakur.

ELECTED: Following have been elected office-bearers of the All-India NCC Defence Civilian Employees Association: president - K. Sampath; vice-president - Karam Singh; general secretary - P.H. Tiwari; additional general secretary - P.K. Panda; joint secretary - Kirpal Singh and K.N. Radhakrishnan; treasurer - S.S. Shukla; coordinator - Achintya Pal and media in charge - Rakesh Kumar Tewari.


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HARYANA

PANIPAT
Man booked for murder bid: A man of Badoli village has been booked on the charge of attempt to kill his wife and son. Manina Kashyap slit his wife Rani’s throat with a knife when he, along with wife and son, was on his way back from Rani’s native village Rerkalan. He pushed both of them into a canal. However, a farmer intimated the police and the mother-son duo were rescued. 

REWARI
2 assaulted: Three persons allegedly assaulted a shopkeeper, Nemi Chand, at Gokalgarh village, 3 km from here, on Wednesday. He was admitted to the civil hospital here with stab wounds. One of the attackers, Deepak, has been arrested while Kamal and Badlu have absconded.

Rohtak
MDU first-year results out:
The Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) declared the results of BA/B.Sc/B.Com (I) annual examinations held during March/April-2007. The results are available on the university website www.mdurohtak.com.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

DALHOUSIE
Nature camp concludes: A ten-day national-level nature study camp for students in the age group of 10 to 15 organised by the Youth Hostels Association (YHAI) concluded here on Thursday. About 445 participants for Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat took part in the camp. Deputy commissioner Gopal Sharma appealed to the participants to contribute towards tackling issues like population explosion, global warming, greenhouse effects and help in taking India ahead in the global race. 

HAMIRPUR
Cop dies in mishap: A policemen was killed and four were injured near Sujanpur, about 22 km from here, when a vehicle carrying a police party for election duty rolled into a 300-foot-deep gorge on Friday. Raj Kumar, driver of the vehicle (HP 65-1177), died on the spot while in the accident ASI Manjeet Singh, head constable Ramesh and constables Jai chand and Roop Lal were injured. One of the injured was referred to the Zonal hospital, Hamirpur.

MANDI
CM should resign: Cong: BJP's senior leaders from Mandi, former Vidhan Sabha speaker Gulab Singh Thakur, Roop Singh Thakur and Dile Ram have demanded a CBI probe against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and MP Pratibha Singh for levelling charges against Congress MLA Major V.S. Mankotia in the audio CD case. In a joint statement issued here they stated that if the CM and MP did not resign on “moral grounds”, the Congress would ask them to submit their resignation. 

Health camp organised: Under the aegis of the Child Development Project, a two-day camp was organised on Friday for girl students at the High School, Bagla, and Senior Secondary School, Nau. Iron tablets and folic acid tablets were distributed to girls and they were made aware about health problems, skills and children rights.

ST employees' appeal: The HP ST employees' federation has urged the CM to implement the Constitutional 85th Amendment Act, 2001, so that tribal employees get due attention in the government sector. State chairman B.R. Negi and general secretary M.R. Negi stated that many states and Central government had already implemented the proposal in the amendment but it had not been implemented in the state.

NURPUR
Students excel: Students of Class X of DAV Public School, Bagni and Noorpur Public School, Nurpur have excelled in the CBSE examinations with 100 per cent results. The highest scorers of DAV public school are Ankita Bhushan (92.4 per cent), Shriya Thakur (90.2 per cent) and Nayan Kaul (89.4 per cent). The highest scorers in Noorpur public school are Isha Dadwal, Rohini Sharma and Survi Kaushal who respectively, attained 90 per cent, 88.6 per cent and 83.6 per cent marks.

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