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Four booked
: The city police booked four members of a family viz Monica, her brother Sandip, mother Promila and father Ajit Singh, all residents of an area near the old octroi post in the local New Fatehgarh locality, under sections 420 and 34 of the IPC on Wednesday. 

Seminar held: To celebrate International Breastfeeding Week, a seminar was held here by the local branch of the Indian Academy of Paediatrician (IAP). Dr B.K. Jain, former head of the department at the DMC, Ludhiana, stressed the role of breastfeeding in promoting health in children. 

Truck fraud: On the complaint of Dharampal of the Teachers Colony, Nawanshahar, the Sadar police booked Gudrev Singh of Attowal, Satti of Marnaian, former sarpanch of Bassi Kikran, Arvinder Singh and Gurpal Singh of Jian under sections 420, 406, 482, 120 B and 506 of the IPC on Tuesday. In his complaint, Dharampal stated that Gurdev Singh and Satti took his two tipper trucks (No PCQ-4909 and PCR-4930) on rent on December 26, 2005. But neither did they pay the rent nor returned the trucks.

RCF coaches for Senegal, Mali
: Rail Coach Factory (RCF) on Tuesday dispatched 17 meter gauge coaches, including 15 chair car and 2 luggage van, to Senegal and Mali. In a press-note issued here today, RCF general manager S K Suri said they have bagged an export order to manufacture and supply 70 coaches to the two countries. “RCF has earned a foreign exchange of Rs 47 crore from the order,” he said, adding that 47 coaches have already been sent, while the remaining would be dispatched soon. 

Special Honour
: Rajinder Thakur, serving as Captain in queens Flowers Restaurant, Neelon, 9-km from here,will be honoured on the eve of Independence Day. This was stated by SDM Sukhdev Singh Mahal. Thakar had saved seven persons, including women, from committing suicide on the Neelon Bridge two years ago. 



OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected as office-bearers of the Kerala Sastra Kala Manch, Chandigarh: President - K. Sivadasan; General Secretary - Madhu S. Pillai; Vice-President - B.K. Jayan; Treasurer - Aravindan K.R.; Secretary (Socio-Political) - Raghu Nair; Secretary (Arts and Culture) - T. Soal; Secretary (Sports, Games and Discipline) - Raju P.R. and other central committee members - N.N. Kutty, Vijayan, K.N. Mani. 

Session: Yet another promising batch of dynamic management and IT students embarked upon their academic journey at Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology at ceremony held at institute campus here on Tuesday.MBA and MCA batches for current session took off with a function organised by GJIMT to welcome the tenth batch of MBA and sixth batch of MCA students.Featuring a brief cultural event the inauguration ceremony had Vimal Aggarwal, director, GJ-IMT welcoming the chief guest and the budding professionals, who began their professional journey. 



:Lakhvinder Singh Minhans, a resident of Dhamandari in Una district, and a relative of a youth, Vishal Rajput, has alleged that Vishal Rajput (25), who was found dead on a roady-side at Ghumarwin Bazar after midnight 3 days back was not killed in an accident but he was a victim of a well-planned conspiracy. Lakhwinder Singh met SP Balbir Thakur and handed him a memorandum demanding a thorough enquiry into this death. 

Demonstration: Supported by several organizations like CITU and the Gobind Sagar Fishermen Union, members of the district unit of Gram Panchayat Chowkidar Union took out a demonstration though town bazars here on Wednesday.

Electrocuted: One Jersey Cow and a calf were electrocuted due to short circuit in a cowshed of a farmer, Kuldip Singh, at Churadi village in Hawan Gram panchayat near here, on Wednesday morning. Workers of the animal husbandry office and the electricity board along with the police have visited the spot and are investigating. 

Murder case
:The Kangra SHO said on Wednesday that one of the five persons, Daleep Singh, detained in connection with the murder of Parveen Kumar, a resident of Naraita village, has confessed to the crime. Parveen was allegedly murdered and the body thrown on the roadside at Jamiad on August 5. Parveen and Daleep Singh were drunk and had some altercation when they were traveling in the tractor- trailer. Daleep revealed that Parveen urinated in the trailer which irritated him. He hit Parveen’s private parts with a crude weapon, leaving him dead. 

Smack seized: Manmohan Singh, Satpal Singh, alias Polly, and Amardeep, alias Tony, residents of Ajnala (Punjab), were arrested at Nagrota Bagwan on Wednesday evening and 25 gm of smack was seized from them. The police signalled a van (PB 07 - 5435) to stop near Nagrota Bagwan but the van occupants ignored the signal. They were chased and during search six packets of smack weighing more than 8 gm each were seized from them. They were remanded them in police custody for three days. 

BSP’s demand: The BSP has demanded capital punishment for those exploiting jhuggi dwellers. State Secretary of the state unit Prakash Chand Saniyal said here on Tuesday that those violating the rights of the poorest of the poor deserved nothing less than the capital punishment. 

: The Baddi police arrested two youths-- Kishul Kumar Sharma and Bunty Rajpoot-late on Monday night. They had fled from Shimla after attacking their friend Dixit with a sharp-edged weapon at a hotel near Shimla bus stand earlier in the day. The accused are employed in a Baddi-based unit. 

Udyog Rattan
: H.K. Sharma, CMD of Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam, has been conferred the "Leadership Excellence Award for National Development" by the Indian Economic Development & Research Association (IEDRA). 

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