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ABOHAR
Dowry case:
Amit Kumar and his mother Pushpa Rani have been sentenced to one-year imprisonment and fined Rs 4,000 each.Both sentences are to run concurrently.Sanju had complained of harrasment by in-laws who demanded more dowry. She had filed a case against husband Amit, his brother Rajesh Kumar, friend Anil Kumar, sister Neena, brother-in-law Suresh Kumar, mother Pushpa, father Subhash Chander and Kaushalya Devi. While Anil Kumar was discharged by the court, Subhash and Kaushalya died during the case.Neena, Rajesh and Suresh were also acquitted of all charges.

BARNALA
Gang busted:
With the arrest of four accused, the local police has busted a gang involved in car stealing.Six stolen cars and four live cartridges have been seized from their possession. Parmjeet Singh Garewal, SSP, Barnala, said here on Saturday that the arrested persons were Surjeet Singh, Major Singh, Balbeer Singh and Mandeep Singh.The gang was in the business for the past one and half years mainly in Punjab and Delhi.

Hoshiarpur
Minor sodomised in Hoshiarpur:
The Mahilpur police booked Pargat Singh for allegedly sodomising a minor boy at Sakruli village in Hoshiarpur on Friday evening. Giving details, police sources said on Friday evening Varinder Singh went to the fields where Pargat Singh allegedly sodomised him. The accused also threatened the boy with dire consequences if he narrated the incident to anyone. A case has been registered.

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.

JALANDHAR
Office-bearers:
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Parent-Teacher Association of Government College of Education for 2007-08: president - Geeta Vohra; senior vice-president - Hem Raj Sharma; vice-president - Shashi Kamal; secretary - Rajiv Bhagat; joint secretary - Mangat Ram; treasurer - Achla Bhatia; bursar - Assa Ram; and executive members - Anju Nagpal, Santosh, P. Sachdeva and Jaswinder.

Patiala
New adhesive:
Laminate manufacturer, Satyam Laminates Limited, has brought a resin based adhesive, Satyam, into the market. The company’s AGM P.R. Rajput informed those present about this while addressing a press conference on Friday.

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.

Ropar
Engineering workshop:
The Department of Electronics And Communication Engineering of IET, Bhaddal, organised a workshop on emerging trends in wireless communication at the institute’s campus on Saturday. The workshop was organised with an objective to provide information on latest trends used in wireless communication and networks.

SANGRUR
42 students selected:
As many as 42 students were selected for jobs by MPHASIS,an EDS company, at a pool placement activity organised at the Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology (BGIET) here. The selected students will be offered a package of Rs 3 lakh each. More than 1,250 students from 32 institutes of North India participated in the pool placement activity.



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CHANDIGARH

Mohali
Rare surgery:
A rare surgery for a life threatening thoracic aortic aneurysm, more commonly referred to as a severe fault of swelling within aorta was conducted on 68-year-old R.M. Sood at Fortis Hospital here. Dr H.K. Bali, director, cardiology, who performed the minimally invasive and highly complicated surgery, said at a press conference here on Saturday that an alternate passage was created for blood flow within the faulty part of aorta, the main artery carrying oxygenated blood from heart to the body. A new procedure termed as 'percutaneous endovascular grafting of aortic aneurysm' was used for the operation.

Panchkula
Cultural show at school:
Jhilmil, a cultural show by students of junior classes of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, was organised at the school auditorium, here on Saturday. The theme of the function was "Love". Love in its different forms was depicted. Love for parents, teachers, family, nature and the nation was highlighted through various items. Love was showered on the parents through songs. An English play "Gift Us With Your Love" depicted that the desire for luxuries is less important than the love given by parents to their children. The Hindi play "Pyara Bharat" highlighted the love and equality for all religions in the society.

Panchkula
Cardiology camp:
A two-day free heart check-up camp organised by Rotary Club, Panchkula, in collaboration with the Escorts Heart Institute, Delhi, opened here at Doon Public School, Sector 21, here on Saturday. A team of 20 medical professionals, including cardiologists, technicians and other paramedical staff, checked up about 400 patients. Dr Naveen, a senior surgeon at the Escorts Hospital, delivered a talk on the do's and don'ts for a healthy heart. President of the club Parveen Goel said the club would sponsor one patient from economically weaker section.


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HARYANA

Ambala
Kidney failure seminar
: Treatment of kidney failure with out dialysis and kidney transplantation is possible in homoeopathy, claimed homoeopathy practitioner Surender Mohan here on Saturday. While speaking in a seminar on the topic of kidney failure he said homoeopathy possessed great power to save lives of patients suffering from kidney failure. He said it was as fast as an intensive care unit and was a less expensive treatment. Several other speakers including Saroj and Dinesh Mohan also addressed the seminar.

CHANDIGARH
Safai karamcharis:
The state government would celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi falling on October 2 by organising a state-level function at Ghasera village in Mewat district. On that day, 10,760 ‘safai karamcharis’ would be appointed to ensure sanitation in rural areas, said the CM on Thursday.

KURUKSHETRA
Three held:
The district police has arrested three thieves in two different cases and recovered stolen property worth Rs 2.17 lakh from their possession. All three were remanded to judicial custody on Saturday.

SIRSA
One killed:
A person was killed after his scooter was hit by a jeep in Odhan town on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Kalaram of Kushar. A case has been registered.


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HIMACHAL PRADESH

HAMIRPUR
Ayurveda camps:
The district administration in collaboration with the Ayurveda Department has decided to organize a month-long Panch-Karma camps at Hamirpur and Badsar from September 25. Giving this information to media person here on Saturday the Hamirpur DC said the camps were being organized simultaneously at Hamirpur and Badsar and any body interested in the camp could get his/her name registered with the district ayurveda hospital by paying a nominal fee of Rs 100.

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.

KANGRA
Heavy rain:
Heavy rains lashed Kangra valley on Saturday and Dhauladhar mountain range experienced snowfall in the wee hours bringing down the temperature considerably. The rainfall in Kangra was recorded as 66.4 mm in the past 24 hours. The heavy rains and fall in temperature threw life out of gear. The heavy rains were reported from Palampur, Chamunda, Baijnath, Nagrota Bagwan, Shahpur, Mallan Jawalamukhi, Dhera and Dharamsala.

KULLU
Killed:
One person was killed in an accident, when a Mahindra Jeep (HP-66 8947) suddenly skidded off the road near Sainj on the Sainj-Dhaugi road about 55 km from here on Friday. Driver Sanjay Kumar (18) of Muglabagh village of Banjar Subdivision, died on the spot. The body was handed over to family members after a postmortem examination.

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.

SHIMLA
Blood donated:
Godfrey Phillips Bravery Movement organised a blood-donation camp in collaboration with the local Rotary Club in which 130 volunteers donated blood here on Saturday. General secretary of the Godfrey Phillips Bravery Movement Harmanjit Singh said that it was the 24th such camp organised as a part of social responsibility initiative of the company.


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