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Border  sealed: The local police on Friday night sealed the Sriganganagar-Abohar border to stop those responsible for two-wheeler thefts in Sriganganagar from fleeing to Abohar. The three motor cycles were stolen from the civil hospital and the panchayat samiti complex.

Body found: The body of Kiranbala, an employee with a mobile service provider, was recovered from the tail-end of a canal near Usmankhera village in this subdivision on Friday. She had reportedly slipped into the canal at Kerakhera village where she was living along with her widowed mother. The police has registered a case after getting the post mortem conducted at the local civil hospital.

Resentment: A large number of residents of the Thakur Abadi locality across the railway track staged a dharna at the old city police station to express their resentment against those who had attacked Neelu Devi, wife of Subhash Chander, and her son, Suresh Kumar. Both had been admitted to Nehru Memorial Civil Hospital with multiple injuries.

Registered: The district rural development agency (DRDA), Punjab, resolved to get the agency registered. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of deputy commissioner V.K.Ohri. It was decided that due to the creation of Barnala as 20th district of Punjab DRDA should be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

Bribery case: PSEB junior engineer Piara Singh was on Saturday caught red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from Jaswinder Singh of Sekha village. He alleged that the junior engineer had demanded Rs 5,000 giving 24-hour power supply connection to him. But, the deal was struck at Rs 3,000. DSP (Vigilance), Sangrur, Roop Singh Maur said Shiv Kumar and his team raided a local rural office and caught Piara Singh while accepting Rs 3000 as bribe.

Couple booked: Pritam Singh and his wife Paranjit Kaur of Sajjawal, now residents of Goindwal, have been booked under Section 306, 34 of the IPC on the charges of abetment to suicide. According to information, the couple had instigated Amandeep Kaur, daughter of Baljinder Singh, to commit suicide by jumping into a canal, wherein Amandeep died. No arrests have bee made so far.

Illicit liquor: In two separate incidents, two persons have been arrested for possessing illicit liquor. Jarnail Singh of Khurshaidpur was arrested with 15000 ml of illicit liquor from village Kot Umra while Puran Singh of Bhaini Gujjran was arrested from Sherpur Kalan with 15180 ml of illicit liquor. Cases under Excise Act have been registered.

Poppy husk seized: Two unidentified persons on a scooter were intercepted in Abbupura village and 40 kg of poppy husk was recovered from their scooter. However, the accused managed to flee. A case under Section 15,25,61,85 of the NDPS Act has been registered and the scooter has been impounded.

3 booked: Amarjit Singh, his wife Maya and Pal Singh of Johal, allegedly assaulted Lakhvir Singh of their village with a wooden baton. A case under Section 323, 325, 34 of the IPC has been registered. The injured has been admitted to civil hospital, Raikot. A dispute over children is said to be reason behind the attack. No arrests have been made so far.

: At a meeting held by farmers of Ikolahi village, near here, on Saturday, most of the members of the Nagra community pledged not to sow paddy before June 15. Talking to the farmers, BKU Ludhiana district president Netar Singh Nagra appealed to the farmers not to sow paddy before June 15 due to water shortage during this period. At the meeting, Ranjeet Singh Billa, Piara Singh Nagra, Gurnam Singh Nagra, Gurjeet Singh Nagra and Gurmel Singh were present, among others.


YOGA CAMP: The Pitanjali Yoga Peeth, Haridwar, in association with the Residents' Welfare Association, Sector 45, will hold a yoga camp in Sector 45 from June 11 to 17.


Villagers threaten stir: Led by BDC member advocate Ghanshyam Ranote and panchayat vice-president Paramanand Kashyap, dozens of village leaders of Suharghat area staged a dharna outside the police chowki at Suharghat on Saturday. They protested against the police inaction to arrest the culprit who crushed a local youth Gurnam Singh which killed him in a hit-and-run case. They complained that police officers were not doing anything to catch the culprits. They have threatened to launch a stir if the culprits were not immediately arrested.

Appointed: Himachal Pradesh state BJP ‘Go-Samwardhan’ wing president Surendrapal Chhinda has appointed Roshan Thakur, a youth leader from Kotkehloor constituency, as senior vice-president of the state wing, while another BJP leader Sukhdev Singh Chandel has been appointed district president. State wing General Secretary Vijay Thakur said here today that these appointments would help strengthen the organization and give boost to its activities.

Dowry case: Judicial Magistrate Praveen Chauhan at Ghumarwin sentenced Joginder Kumar of Hawani village under the Bharari police station to two days’ police custody under a dowry demand case. Joginder Kumar’s wife Neelam Kumari in the complaint to the police said her husband and some of here in-laws’ tortured her for bringing insufficient dowry.

Survey Camp: The civil engineering students of Thapar University are on a survey camp at the Youth Hostel, Dalhousie. The students are being guided by Dr Naveen Kwatra, Neelam Pathak, Tanuj Chopra and Rajeev Gupta of the Civil Engineering Department of Thapar University. 58 students, including 3 girl students are taking part in this survey camp.

Man electrocuted: A man was electrocuted to death while putting washed cloths for drying on a wire at his rented accommodation at Gullerwala, near Baddi, on Saturday. Upender Chamoli, who hailed from Rudraprayag in Uttaranchal, died on the spot. The iron wire had come in contact with a live electricity wire.

Labourer killed: Chandan Kumar, a migrant labourer, was killed when a truck (HP-12 B- 9301) hit his cycle near Gullerwala on Saturday morning. He was taken to a nearby private hospital after the incident, but he could not be saved. Truck driver managed to flee from the spot. The truck has been impounded and a case registered.

Inaction alleged: Despite the conscientious efforts made by the members of River Painta Land Mazdoor Union, for rapprochement, the management of the factory has gone adamant on their stance of not taking back the expelled workers in their fold. The workers of the factory situated at Bangran in Paonta Tehsil, have been sitting on dharna for the past over 12 days. They alleged that local administration, politicians and Labour Department have not initiated any sincere efforts to solve their problems.

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