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Bereaved: Reshma Devi (75) , mother of Dr Rajinder Girdhar, principal, Homeopathic Medical College, died of cardiac arrest on Sunday. Former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar, MLA Sunil Jakhar, former minister Sajjan Kumar Jakhar, PPCC vice-president Bal Mukand Sharma, former MLA Hans Raj Arya, president HMCA Tara Singh Ahuja and others expressed their condolence.

Dead: One person died after consuming too much of liquor outside a shop in the Rani Jhansi Market here on Sunday. Last month, another person had died in similar conditions in this market. Interestingly, consumers are seen thronging the rehris in the market everyday immediately after the sunset, using the roadside as an open tavern to the discomfort of the passers-by. But no check exists.


2 arrested: Two persons, Kukoo Masih, alias Cheeta, son of James Masih, and Rafeek Masih, son of Hadaib Masih, both residents of Khastiwal village, were arrested for stealing paddy from the shop of Tarsem Masih on Sunday night. A case under Sections 457 and 380, IPC, was registered against them at Ghanie Ke Bangar police station.  SSP R.N. Dhoke and DSP Dilbag Singh stated this here on Monday.

Trader held: Vicky who is running a shoe shop at Srihargobindpur had been arrested for throwing acid on two persons. The court sent him to jail. SHO Srihargobindpur told media persons here on Monday that he bore ill will against them.


Couple killed: A speeding bus of the Punjab Roadways allegedly crushed Harpreet Singh and his wife Baljeet Kaur of Kutiwal Kalan village to death, near village Maur Kalan, on Monday. Police sources said a case has been registered on the basis of a complaint by the uncle of the deceased. The speeding bus hit the motorcycle killing Harpreet on the spot. The bus driver managed to flee. The Maur police registered a case of death due to negligent driving under various sections of the IPC against the driver of the bus. However, he could not be arrested.

Rape bid alleged: Seema Garg of Ajit Road, here reported to the police alleging that three persons with the connivance of her husband, attempted to rape her, on Sunday. Garg, in her statement to the police, recorded that she was travelling in a car from Bathinda to Mansa with her husband on Friday, when three persons, at ITI Chowk, asked for a lift in the car. They then attempted to rape her in the car, she alleged. Kotwali police has registered a case under sections 376, 511, 34 of the IPC against her Seema’s husband Rajesh Kumar Garg and three unidentified persons. Police is investigating the matter. However, no arrest has been made till date.

Drug peddlers arrested: Sangat police arrested three drug peddlers from two different places and seized a huge quantity of drugs from their possession, on Sunday.Police sources said that acting on a tip-off, the police set up a check-post to nab the accused. During the checking, the police recovered thousands of tablets and phials of drugs, prohibited by the health department. Sources said one of the accused, Bhola Singh, was running a chemist shop. When his business failed, he adopted this illegal trade of selling prohibited drugs. Sangat police has registered a case under various sections of the NDPS Act against Aman Preet Singh, Paramjit Singh and Bhola Singh.

Canal breached: A canal tributary outside village Burj Tharod and Dod near Bhagta Bhai was breached on Sunday. Water from the breach, said to be 15 feet wide, inundated the fields nearby. People from the adjoining areas started making attempts to plug the breach. SDO (Irrigation) Amarjeet Singh said, “The breach occurred due to the weakening of the embankment. Action will be taken against the accused.”


Sarpanch held: Tthe district police has arrested a sarpanch of Ahluwal village Devinder Singh for illegally selling wheat meant for people living below the poverty line. The police has also recovered 130 quintals of wheat and a tractor from them. The police has also arrested the Prem Singh, driver of the tractor in which the stock was being taken to Jammu and Kashmir.


Train crushes two women: Two women were crushed under a train while crossing track near Sodal crossing today. The women, who appeared to be beggars, seemingly did not commit suicide and got accidentally killed as they might not have noticed the train  comming, GRP sources said. The bodies were sent to the civil hospital for post-mortem.

Vets protest: To demand change in their designation as veterinary inspectors instead of veterinary pharmacists, the veterinary pharmacists union across the state has decided to hold a rally in front of the offices of their respective deputy directors of animal husbandry on November 14.


Two killed: Two persons were killed in a road accident near Bhainileagha, 8 kilometers from here, when the motorcycle, they were travelling on, collided with a bus on Monday. Harpreet Singh and his wife Daljeet Kaur died on the spot. The deceased was an army solider deputed in Jammu and Kashmir.


Remanded: The local court on Monday sent Manpreet Kaur and Manjit Kaur to police remand till November 14. The police produced the accused in the court of Chief 
Judicial Magistrate (CJM) under tight security.


Shop gutted: A shop and part of a house adjoining the shop were gutted at Dashmesh Nagar in Bhawanigarh on Saturday night. Eleven fire engines from Sangrur and Patiala were called to control the fire.The SHO, Bhawanigarh, said the fire broke out due to electric short-circuit in the shop, which later spread to a room of the house adjoining the shop. Household goods in the room of the house and entire goods in the shop were burnt completely.

Discussion: At an open discussion on “Problems of old Age: Reasons and Solutions” here on Sunday, president of the local Scientific Awareness and Social welfare Forum Dr A.S. Mann said though there were no straight answers to many problems being faced by old people. Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Harnek Singh, president of Senior Citizen Welfare Association Sukhdev Singh Jassal, president of the Birdh Ashram Committee Mohan Sharma also took part.



600 examined at camp:
The Lions Club Chandigarh Nightingale District 321-F organised a free medical check-up camp at Government School, Kambala village, here on Monday. A team of doctors headed by Dr Davinder Pal Singh from the Shri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Eye Hospital, Sohana, examined 600 persons for various ailments. Medicines were also distributed during the camp.
Schoolchildren being examined during a free medical camp in Mohali on Monday.
Schoolchildren being examined during a free medical camp in Mohali on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Blood donation camp: The Baba Sheikh Farid Blood Donors Council here will organise the 64th blood donation camp at the Phase VII market here on Tuesday. The camp will be inaugurated by Narinder Singh Kang and presided over by Jasjit Singh Bunny. SDM Mohali Raghubir Kaur Khera and SP (city) Varinder Pal Singh will also be present.




BJP directive to ticket-seekers: The district unit of the BJP has warned ticket-seekers not to transgress limits and use restraint while pleading their case for the party ticket. District BJP president Daulat Ram Thakur said on Monday that the party had given freedom to its leaders to put up their claims for the party ticket and plead their cases with party leaders. This freedom should not, however, be misused and no ticket-seeker should criticise or level allegations publically against any rival ticket-seeker.

Canoeing contest: A national-level kayaking and canoeing competition will be organised in Gobind Sagar at Luhanu Ghat from November 16 to November 19. DC Devesh Kumar, who7 is also the chairman of the organising committee, said that this would be the first national-level water sports competition in the state. He said teams from all over the country had been invited to participate in the contest. Around 600 men and 200 women competitors had already given consent to participate in it, he claimed.


Protest: The SC and ST Employees Welfare Association of BSNL, Hamirpur division, held a demonstration and dharna in front of the GM’s office on Monday to highlight their demands. Secretary of the association Jagdish Singh has alleged that the GM has not been convening a meeting of the association to redress its demands. The association threatened to start an indefinite fast on November 19 if the demands were not conceded by then.


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