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Abohar
Arrested
: The city police arrested Jasbir Kaur alias Guddi, wife of Bhupinder Singh Ghuriana for allegedly selling Parkash Kaur, an aged daily-wage earner to a family in village Jhooliwala in Hissar district recently. A case against five persons had been registered under sections 420, 368, 344 and 376 of the IPC on Saturday.

Students view an exhibition of paintings by undergraduate students of fine art at Banasar Art Gallery, Sheesh Mahal, in Patiala.
Students view an exhibition of paintings by undergraduate students of fine art at Banasar Art Gallery, Sheesh Mahal, in Patiala. — A Tribune photograph

Sentenced: A court at Sriganganagar has sentenced a drug trafficker, Madan Lal of Shakti Nagar, Nai Abadi, Sriganganagar to 10 years imprisonment. He had also been slapped with a fine of Rs 1 lakh. In case he fails to deposit the same, he would have to serve two more years in jail.

Yatra: The Kranti Gaurav Yatra led by the state vice-president of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Kamaljit Singh, was given a rousing welcome here on Thursday. Kamaljit Singh was also joined by the state secretary, Suraj Bhardwaj, joint secretary Chetan Bhardwaj, Sunil Achlesh Rana besides, local workers, in offering floral tributes to the great martyrs.

Looted: Four miscreants fled with four bags of poppy husk from a vend at Dalianwali village in Sriganganagar near here on Wednesday. The Sriganganagar police has sought help from its counterparts in the neighbouring areas, including here, to nab the miscreants. However, no arrest had been confirmed, the sources added.

Held: The Sriganganagar police said Manak Ram of Sadulshehar had been arrested by the Sangaria police under the NDPS Act on recovery of 10 gm smack from his possession.

Amritsar
Two-day seminar on Guru Nanak
: The Sikh Gurus have positively contributed towards the Indian philosophical thought and the military expertise by creating saint-soldier personality of the Khalsa. This was stated by Sikh scholar Jodh Singh while speaking on “Contemporary Consciousness and Guru Nanak” at Guru Nanak Dev University. He was speaking at the inaugural session of a two-day seminar on Guru Nanak and his religious contemporaries being organised by the Department of Guru Nanak Studies at Guru Nanak Bhawan. Kharak Singh of Chandigarh presided over it.

‘Visit Germany for higher studies’: Germany is not only a best choice for immigrants but also offers several opportunities to raise academic standards. Students keen on honing their skills must consider visiting Germany for higher studies. This was pointed out by Apoorv Mahendru, promotion manager, German Academic Exchange Service, at a special seminar on “Opportunities of Higher Studies in Germany” at the college bhawan auditorium, Guru Nanak Dev University. A.K. Thukral, dean, students welfare, presided over it. Rajneesh Arora, director, placement, presented a vote of thanks.

Vigilance nabs kanungo while taking bribe: The Vigilance Bureau on Thursday caught a kanungo, Mohan Lal, posted at Shahpur Jugin in Dera Baba Nanak area for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from Ajaib Singh of Dhilwan here. The accused had demanded bribe from the complainant for making an entry in the revenue records. A case had been registered.

Majitha narcotic cell nabs smuggler: The narcotics cell of the Amritsar (Rural) police has arrested narcotics smuggler Sukhwinder Kaur. She was arrested on the Khadoor Sahib road near Goindwal. Iqbal Singh, SSP, Amritsar (Rural), confirmed her arrest. Her palatial house and other properties at Inderpuri of Kot Khalsa area in the city had been seized.

Bathinda
Molested
: A married woman of Talwandi Sabo complained to the police alleging that Bittu Singh of the same town used criminal force with intent to outrage her modesty on Wednesday. Police sources said the woman complained that the alleged accused tried to outrage her modesty. A case has been registered under section 354 of the IPC. However, the accused could not be nabbed till the filing of the report.

Aid to kids: All India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation today distributed school dresses to 51 students of Government Senior Secondary School Killi Hihal Singh who were from economically weak background. The function was presided over by the General Secretary, All India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation, Narinder Kumar Gaur.

Theft: Raman police has registered a case of theft on unknown persons who allegedly stole 48 old batteries from the exchange at village Giana on Wednesday. Sources said the department had installed new batteries and the old one were lying in the exchange premises. A truck came to the exchange at night and some persons loaded all the batteries in it. The villagers did not point any doubt as they thought it was an official activity. Police said the case has been registered but no one has been arrested.

Blood donation camp: Aasra welfare society with the help of Jai Baba Bishan Puri Trust arranged a blood donation camp at village Dhunike in the district on Thursday. As many as 110 persons donated the blood during the camp. The units were collected under the guidance of the doctors of Civil Hospital Bathinda. The members of the trust reported that the camp was arranged to mark the Smadhi Day of Baba Bishan Puri and Baba Lachman Puri ji.

Stolen: Nathan police has registered a case of theft of an electric transfer installed in the field of a farmer at village Polli on Wednesday. Police sources said the case has been registered on the written complaint of the SDO PSEB Nathana. No one has been arrested so far but police is investigating the matter.

Jalandhar
Two held for firing in air
: Two ecstatic youths Pritpal Singh of Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar and Jatinder Singh of Avtar Nagar were arrested on the charge of firing in the air at Rainak Bazar during nagar kirtan carried out in the city on Thursday in view of Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary. Taking part in the nagar kirtan, they suddenly started firing in the air with their licenced revolvers, the police sources said. The police seized their weapons and a case has been registered against them.

Rajesh GuptaMandi Gobindgarh
Industrialist awarded Indira Gandhi award
: Industrialist Rajesh Gupta, director, Paawan Commodities Pvt Ltd, Mandi Gobindgarh, and Paul Steels Pvt Ltd, Ludhiana, has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshani award.
                                                                             
Rajesh Gupta

Nawanshahr
Eye donation
: The eyes of accident victim Gian Kaur, wife of Kulwant Singh, resident of Fateh Nagar here were donated to the District Eye Donation Society. The organs have been sent to Punarjot Eye Bank, Ludhiana, where they would be transplanted to give vision to two needy persons, said Dr. J.D. Verma, president of the society.

Blood camp: The NCC unit of the local B.L.M. Girls College in collaboration with Blood Donors’ Council organised a blood donation camp, here on Thursday. Dr Neelam Goyal, principal inaugurated the camp.

Pathankot
Three proclaimed offenders arrested:
The district police in a special drive arrested three proclaimed offenders here on Wednesday who had been absconding for a long time in different cases registered against them. They had been identified as Sarifees of Amritsar, Manga Singh of Mustapur and Rajiv Malhotra of Indira colony, Pathankot.

Stress laid on using LPG in place of light diesel oil: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) launched a conversion programme here on Thursday. A seminar was also organised under the aegis of V.K. Goyal, chief regional manager, HPCL. He stressed the need of using LPG in place of light diesel oil to check pollution. A.K. Garg, SE, CPWD, K.K. Garg, SE, PWD, and Surendra Pratap, chief regional manager, HPCL, Jammu LPG, regional office, were also present.



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CHANDIGARH

Panchkula
Jhuggis removed
: In a major anti-encroachment drive, the enfrocement wing of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) today removed 200 jhuggis from Sectors 8, 9 and 10. Led by JS Bheniwal and MP Sharma, JEs of the enforcement staff, the staff removed the hutments from the HUDA land. These jhuggis had come up behind the showrooms in these sectors on the government land. Besides, three dhabas in Sector 10, which were functioning from the HUDA land, were also removed, according to sources.


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HARYANA

KALKA
Lecture on education: Swami Brahmeshananda, secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Chandigarh, delivered a lecture on “Meaning of education in the modern age” at Government Postgraduate College, Kalka, on Thursday. The lecture was organised by the committee of Value Education and Healthy Practices Cell of the college comprising Dr Geetanjali, Dr Bindu and Harpreet Kaur. The Swami emphasised the superiority of mental and spiritual excellence over physical power. At the end of the session, R.S. Mann, principal of the college, honoured the speaker.


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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Hamirpur
Appointed:
The Election Commission has appointed Satish Sharma, SDM of Bhoranj, as returning officer for 27 Mewa Assembly constituency. This was disclosed by district election officer Nandita Gupta here on Thursday.

KULLU
Sentenced: Additional District and Session Judge D.S. Khanal here sentenced one Kailash of Mahendergarh in Haryana to four years imprisonment with a fine of Rs 5,000 in a case of murder in a fast track court on Thursday. In case of non-payment of the cash fine, the accused will have to undergo additional six months imprisonment.

Mandi
Case registered
: The Sundernagar police on Thursday registered a case under section 311 of the SC/ST(Prevention of Atrocities) Act against Lekh Ram and members of his family for allegedly beating up Dalit woman Monika at Slappar. According to the police, the dispute arose when Monika was questioned by Lekh Ram and his wife as to why she had burnt dry grass in the field on Wednesday. As she refused a fistfight ensued in which one person got hurt. Both families earlier had a dispute over village path land.


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