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3 arrested: Three persons were arrested in Sriganganagar for looting a person, sources said on Saturday. As per information, Mohinder Singh complained that three motorcyclists thrashed him, and snatched cash and mobile phone, when he was returning home on Friday. The police nabbed Amandeep Singh, Mahesh Mochi and Mohammad Sikander well within 12 hours of the crime.

Poster-making: As a part of Gurpurab celebrations, a poster-making contest was held at Kenway College of Education here on Saturday. Pardeep Gaba and Amit Bishnoi won first and second prizes respectively while Charanjit, Ruby Rani and Nishu Sachdeva shared third position. An exhibition of the posters and pictures, projecting life and ideals of Guru Nanak Dev, was also organised. Principal S.Singh and vice-principal Sushila Narang exhorted students to follow the Guru’s ideals.

Body found: A body of one Tejpal (20), a resident of Badopal near a village in the Chunavadh area of Sriganganagar, was found. Sources said body of the youth was found on the roadside on Friday evening. Preliminary investigation by the police indicated an accidental firing by the victim’s revolver. But his aunt suspected a foul play terming it as calculated killing. However, the police was still camping in the village.

Identified: The victims of the road mishap that claimed lives of two motorcyclists yesterday, near Piprain village on the NH-15, have been identified. They are Sunil Soni of Prempura and Mohinder Soni of Eta. Meanwhile, the police arrested the driver of the truck who had fled after hitting the motorcyclist near a road side dhaba. The truck, bearing the registration number RJ 19 G 9429, was also impounded, sources added.

AMRITSAR
Women’s college tops in GND varsity competitions: The local BBK DAV College for Women has won the first prizes in an inter-college folklore exhibition and an on-the-spot-painting competition organised on the eve of the 38th foundation day of Guru Nanak Dev University. Prof Gurdip Singh Randhawa, former vice-chancellor of the university, gave away the prizes to the winners. In the painting competition, Sumidha of BBK DAV College for Women got the first prize while Manjit Singh and Jyotsna, both from APJ College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, remained joint second.

Thousands visit Ram Tirath Temple: Thousands of devotees from all over the country today visited ancient Ram Tirath Temple and took a dip in the holy sarovar there. The district administration had made elaborate security arrangements in and around the shrine in view of the recent bomb blasts in Uttar Pradesh. Special buses for pilgrims were press into service.

‘Run for fun’: Naval NCC cadets of DAV College, DAV School, Khalsa College and SR Government College for Women, PI staff and civilian staff participated in the “Run for Fun” organised by the 02 PB Naval Unit NCC. The event was flagged off from Khalsa College by Captain D.K. Lamba, officiating commanding officer, of the unit. The cadets returned to the unit after covering a distance of 6 km. Later a flag hoisting ceremony was conducted where the participants took pledge for launching a campaign against social menace of dowry and female foeticide.

Bathinda
Assaulted
: Mithu Singh of village Shekhupura in a complaint to the police alleged that Malkit Singh and Raj of village Poohli assaulted him with lathis and hockey. Police sources said the cause of issue was a case in the court. A case under section 341, 323, 34 of the IPC has been registered in Nathana police station, however no one has been arrested.

Threatened: Gurpreet Singh of village Maur Kalan complained to the police alleging that Tarsem Singh, Jagroop Singh and Balwinder Kaur of the same village wrongfully confined, beaten and then threatened him on Thursday. Police sources said there was a land dispute between both the parties. After being arrested, Tarsem singh and Jagroop was sent on judicial custody.

Theft: Sukhminder Singh of Guru ke Nagri lodged a complaint to the police that some unidentified person has stolen his tractor bearing number PB-31-3751 from Aggarwal colony on Friday. Kotwali police has registered the case of theft and investigating the matter.

Annual Day: Dance and songs marked the annual function of Capital Computer Center, Bathinda, here today. Students of the institute said that the day is a stress boaster as it provides an opportunity to show their talents.

FARIDKOT
Suicide: Jawand Singh (25) of Harinder Nagar committed suicide at his house in the noon here on Saturday. Jawand shot himself dead with a licensed weapon. According to DSP Sewa Singh, so far reason of the suicide was unknown.

Muktsar
Injured
: Three persons while travelling from Muktsar to Ferozepur were injured when their car collided with a truck at Marmalu village near here on Saturday. They were hospitalised.

Nawanshahr
Spl counter for land registration:
DC Gurpal Singh Bhatti inaugurated a special counter for registration of land documents here at ‘Suvidha Centre’ on Friday. The counter has been set up to bring transparency in the preparation of land registration documents. Bhatti said a retired naib tehsildar or revenue patwari would also be appointed at Suvidha Centre for the purpose.Besides, a standardised proforma has been prepared to simplify land registration process.

Liquor seized: A team of excise and taxation department, led by inspector Sat Pal, seized 210 boxes of country made liquor from a Tata 407 at the Rahon-Machhiwara road. The liquor was allegedly being taken out of the district.

PATIALA
Celebrated: The 82nd birth anniversary of Sri Sathya Sai Baba was celebrated at Sai Saraswati Vidya Mandir, near Bhakra Canal, on Saturday. The Sai Saraswati Vidya Mandir, run by Sri Sathya Sai Samiti, imparts free education to 240 students. Recently four rooms had been built to accommodate the students of Class IX and Class X, Dr P.D. Arora disclosed while presenting the annual report. He also spoke on the life of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. A free langar was also distributed to the students of the deaf and dumb school and among the leprosy patients.

Phagwara
Spurious jaggery
: The police arrested Harbhajan Singh of Jagpaulpur village on the charges of selling adulterated jaggery. Another person Sonu of Jalandhar was arrested for snatching purse from Sunit Bagga of Phagwara. The purse contained Rs 15,000 cash and a mobile.

Funeral held: Pavitar Kaur, mother of Bharpur Singh Bhogal, president of the local Ramgarhia Education Council, running 21 schools and colleges, died here. Her funeral was held at the local Banga road funeral ground on Thursday evening, which was largely attended.

Tarn Taran
Office-bearers elected:
The following have been elected office-bearers of the district body of the Talmel Committee of paramedics and health karamcharis: convener - Darshan Kaur; co-convener - Ashwani Kumar; organiser - Dharam Singh Patti; finance secretary - Prithvi Raj Chohan; organising secretary - Kanwal Nain Singh; and press secretary - Sukhbir Singh.



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HARYANA

AMBALA
Effigy burnt
: The Anti-Terrorist Front of India burnt the effigy of terrorist outfits to protest against the blast that took place in Uttar Pradesh two days back. The members of the front raised slogans against Pakistan. Front president Viresh Shandilya demanded that the union home minister should order a probe into the matter. Other office-bearers of the front Kulwant Singh Mankpur, Karnail Singh Bai, Sandeep Sharma, Mohan Lal Sani, Ashwani Goyal, Prem Chand Sani were also present.

Beggar found dead: The body of an old female beggar was found on Ambala-Hisar road near Mixi Chowk in Ambala City on Saturday morning. The deceased was not identified so far. Some residents of the area noticed the body in the morning and informed the police. They said the beggar had been itinerating in the area far past several months and used to pass her night under the shed of some shops but last night, she was seen lying in the open near the Mixi Chowk. She might have died of cold, they said. The body has been sent for postmortem and would be handed over to the MC for cremation, a police official said.


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HIMACHAL PRADESH

BILASPUR
Decision welcomed
: BJP workers have welcomed Randhir Sharma’s candidature from the Kotkehloor constituency. He was weighed against coins at a function held at Bhated near Naina Devi, around 80 km from here, on Friday evening.

BSP appointment: Daulat Singh Thakur, former president the Rani Kotla panchayat, has been appointed district general secretary of the party here. A party press note also said that Rajender Kumar Raju had been appointed president of the party’s district youth wing, while Rajinder Tiyun had been appointed president of the Bilaspur city unit.

CHAMBA
Cowsheds gutted
: Two cowsheds were burnt to ashes in an interior Kathwal village of Churah subdivision in the district on Friday evening, according to a report received here on Saturday.Fodder kept for the livestock and timber were also burnt causing a loss of more than Rs 1 lakh. The pradhan of Guwaloo gram panchayat Raj Kumar visited the incident site and took stock of the situation. He also urged the revenue authorities to provide relief to the fire victim Jadgish as per the relief manual of the government.

Medical camp: Blood tests of about 80 women were conducted in an awareness camp organized under the aegis of the Hind Sewa Sangathan, in collaboration with the health department at Mangla village in the district on Friday. The camp was observed as an ‘awareness camp’ for the venereal diseases amongst rural women. Dr M.K. Sexena examined the women and distributed medicines free of cost. The information regarding HIV, AIDS and other venereal diseases was also disseminated during the camp.

DHARAMSALA
NCC week
: Lieut-Gen Parkash Chaudhary visited Dharamsala government college during the NCC week celebrations. Run-for-fun and painting competitions were organised by the NCC wing of college as part of NCC week. Principal L.M. Sharma welcomed the chief guest and highlighted the achievements of the NCC wing of the college over the past three years. The winners were given prizes.

KANGRA
Girl strangled
: A youth of Khundian village, Bablu, 22, reportedly killed a girl, Ruchi, a resident of Karian village of Palampur subdivision, after she refused to marry him and was engaged to another youth by her parents. He left her body in a forest. The DSP said the incident took place on October 30 and the body was found from the Pangloo Kata forests on November 9. It was in a highly decomposed state. The accused had confessed to the crime, he added.

Festival ends: More than one lakh devotees from all over the state and outside visited Jayanti Mata temple during the past five days in connection with Panch Bhishm festival that concluded here on Saturday. The festival marks marriage of Tulsi and Saligram and celebrate valour of Bhishmpitamah of Mahabharta. The devotees were given langar by a philanthropist family for all five day.


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