Snatchers held: The police arrested Krishan Kumar and Pawan Kumar on Friday night for allegedly snatching a bag containing Rs 1,050 and important documents from Shakuntla Devi. According to the complainant, she and her daughter were on their way to the market when the accused assaulted them and snatched the bag. However, while the accused were trying to flee their scooter skidded and they fell on the road. The victims raised the alarm. The accused were overpowered by people and handed over to the police.
Car stolen: An Alto car (PB-07Q-5797) was stolen from the official residence of Dr Neelam in the civil hospital complex on the night of September 19. The car owner stated that she had parked the car outside her residence on September 19 night and the next day when she woke up, she found the car missing. A case has been registered.
Cop dies: Head constable Dhanpat Rai posted at the CID unit, Nawanshahar, died on the spot when his motorcycle rammed into a parked tractor-trailer near Bagwain village on Saturday. Dhanpat was a resident of Garhshankar.
Smack seized: The Bulhowal police arrested Amrik Singh of Damana on Friday evening and seized 15 gm of smack from him.
Bhagat Singh symposium: Department of Punjab Historical Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, is organising a symposium to commemorate the birth centenary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, on Wednesday at the Senate Hall of the university. The theme of the symposium is ‘Shaheed Bhagat Singh: Some Unexplored Aspects’, the head of the department Dr Navtej Singh said here on Saturday. Eminent historian Prof Kamlesh Mohan of Panjab University, Chandigarh, and noted scholar Prof Chaman Lal of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, will be the main speakers. The symposium will be presided over by the Vice-Chancellor S. Swarn Singh Boparai.
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Conference: The Hamirpur Consumer Forum has decided to organize a conference on December 24 at Hamirpur on the occasion of National Consumer Day in collaboration with the Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs. Addressing mediapersons here on Saturday, forum president Deepak Sharma said Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had been especially invited to attend the conference. He said the organization was spreading public awareness about consumer rights.
Arrested: In a case of alleged rape, a married woman from Kukari village near Katrain has filed a case in the Manali police station against one Lal Chand of Galang village charging him for abducting and forcibly confining her inside a cave for four days and repeatedly raping her there. On September 20 she managed to escape from there. A case has been registered and the alleged accused has been arrested.