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Case registered: On the complaint of Harbans Singh, father of Karamjeet Kaur, who had committed suicide after consuming some poisonous substance on Wednesday, the police has registered a case against her husband. Sarabjit Singh of Kheri village has been booked under Section 306 of the IPC. The father of the girl alleged that her in-laws used to harass her.

Recovered: The police has recovered the body of an infant dumped near a canal in Mandi Gobindgarh area. According to sources, the body was first noticed by a passerby, Puneet Sood, a resident of Khanna, lying in a dry tributary of the canal near Gobindgarh Club. He immediately informed the police after which a team of senior officials reached the spot. The police sent the body to the local civil hospital and conducted the proceedings as per Section 174 of the CrPC.

Poor accommodation:
Police stations here are being run without proper buildings and accommodation. Almost 13 years have been passed since the district came into existence, but the builing for the Police Lines has not been constructed. According to information, eight out of 10 police stations are in bad shape.

Programme: In this district 9,657 students of 42 senior secondary schools participated in a job-training campaign. District education officer Harbans Singh Sandhu said here on Wednesday that earlier this scheme was to be implemented in the block-level schools but it was extended to all secondary schools of the district. About 308 teachers participated in these programmes.

Sangat darshan
: Presiding over a sangat darshan programme here on Thursday, ADC Indu Malhotra asked the officers to attend such programmes. At the sangat darshan here as many as 49 grievances and complaints were presented, of which 43 were settled on the spot.

Protest: Led by state president of Punjab Students Union (PSU) Gurmukh Singh Mann, students and activists of the union took out a protest march through the town and held a dharna near the office of the district education officer (DEO) here against the hike in the fees of the school students by the state government on Thursday.

9 arrested:
The district police has arrested nine persons under the Gambling and Excise Acts here on Thursday.They had been identified as Sanjeev Kumar, Tara Chand, Jagdev Singh, Gita, Amrik Singh, Geeto Devi, Lilo Devi, Rattni Devi and Shashi Bala and seized illicit liquor and some cash from them.

Book released: Punjab advocate-general H.S. Mattewal has released a book penned by former SGPC president Kirpal Singh Budangar at a function organised at Patiala Municipal Corporation. The book, ‘Gurmati Vichar Ateh Sikhi Jivan’, elaborated on teachings of Sikhism.

Inaugurated: Sant Baba Balbir Singh Sechewal has inaugurated the fourth Gurmat Sangeet Utsav at Punjabi University. He said his institution would help students of the Gurmat Sangeet department financially every year.

Acquitted: Rawneet Singh and Jagdeep Singh, residents of Nabha, were acquitted in a murder case, on Thursday. A case was registered against the two for the murder of Devinder Singh at ITI, Nabha, on April 11, 2007. The judge found no evidence against the accused and acquitted them on the charge.



ELECTED: V.P. Vadhera and Om Parkash Saini have been elected chairman and deputy chairman of the Shri Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College and Hospital Workers Union. Lalsu and Rajesh were also elected as president and general secretary, respectively, of the union affiliated with the Hind Mazdoor Sabha.

Blood donation: A blood donation camp was organised by the Kidney Care Foundation of India in Chandigarh. It was conducted by a team of doctors form Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. Also organised was a free urology and nephrology medical check-up camp in collaboration with the Servants of People Society.

Chain snatched: Murti Devi, a resident of Sector 11, complained on Thursday that two motorcycle borne youth snatched her chain and fled from the spot. She said she was coming home after picking up her children from a nearby school when the youth pulled her chain and drove away. A case has been registered.

Theft: Cash and jewellery worth lakhs were reportedly stolen from a house in Sector 11. In his complaint to the police, Parveen Sachdeva, running a shop in the city, said the theft took place late in the evening when nobody was present in the house. Sachdeva said his wife and daughter were out of town while his mother had gone for a walk in the evening and he was at his shop. On coming back, she saw that locks of all doors were broken open and the bedrooms had been ransacked. She found the locker open and jewellery worth Rs 1.5 lakh along with other valuable items missing. A case has been registered.



Workshop: Gandhian Study Centre organised a workshop and an exhibition on art and craft in MDSD Girls College, Ambala city, on Thursday in which 70 students participated. ADC Renu Fulia was the chief guest on this occasion. The students were given the training of manufacturing the handicraft items.

Visit: Akhil Bharatiya Gurjar Sangharsh Samiti president and MLA Sukhbir Singh Jaunpuria said on Thursday that the Gurjar community must be placed in ST category so that they can come up in society. He visited different areas of Naraingarh and interacted with community leaders. He said he has visited Gurjar dominated areas and there is support to their demand for ST status. He said a demonstration will be held at Ramlila ground in Delhi on November 3 on this issue.

Injured: A student of SD Public School, Ambala Cantt, was injured after a stationary ceiling fan fell on him. The incident took place on Wednesday. He was taken to a private hospital. The student suffered a hairline fracture on his nose. A school official said a team of teachers had been formed to take care of the child since he was staying with his grandparents.



The district unit of the Himachal Pradesh Non-scheduled Castes Employees Welfare Union has expressed resentment against the state government for enforcing the 85th Constitutional amendment without allegedly ensuring implementation of the orders of the Supreme Court in that regard. Addressing a rally of members of the union, district president Lekhram Kondal and general secretary Vinod Bhardwaj said the union would oppose the implementation of the order, as it would harm career of thousands of senior employees of non-SC categories.

Declamation: Constable Veena Devi posted at Chamba bagged the first prize in a declamation contest organised on human rights by local police here on Thursday. ASI Manohar and head constable Khaidi Ram, both posted at the Kangra police station, got the second and the third prize. Twelve police personnel of Chamba, Kangra and Una districts took part in the contest. Chief guest S.C. Malik, ADGP (retd), presented mementoes and certificates to the winners. DIG (northern range) P.L. Thakur was also present.

Protest march: The Saw Millers and Helpers Union today held a protest march and submitted a memorandum to the DC, Hamirpur. Under the banner of CITU, union members marched through the bazaar raising slogans in support of their demands. They demanded the opening of more than 300 sawmills that were closed around two years ago. CITU general secretary Kashmir Singh said the union would intensify the struggle if the sawmills were not opened soon.

Theft cases: The cases of theft of a Maruti van (HP-54- 5007) and computers from Gramin Bank at Kandwal in this subdivision on September 3 have been solved. The stolen van was intercepted by the Mazalta police in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir at a police naka. The accused left the van and fled from the spot. The thieves had stolen Maruti van of Sunil Pathania of Kandwal village and computers from the bank on September 3. 


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