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: Rajinder Singh of village Bandi reported to the police alleging that Nempal Singh, Boghar Singh and Angrej Singh all of the same village assaulted him on Sunday. The police sources said there was some water channel dispute between the parties, which led to attack.The Sangat police registered a case under sections 308, 325, 323, 148 and 149 of the IPC. However, no one had been arrested till the filing of the report.

Arrested: The Nahian Wala police arrested Charan Singh of Rai Singh Nagar (Rajasthan), in whose possession prohibited medicines, procured illegally, were found at Nahian Wala village on Sunday. Police said the accused was carrying 2,400 tablets and nine injections. He was allegedly a supplier of prohibited drugs. A case under the Indian Medical Act had been registered against the accused.

World Obesity Day observed: Free medical camp, diet counselling, stress test, body composition analysis were organised by VLCC to mark the World Obesity Day, here on Monday. Giving details, centre manager (Bathinda), VLCC, Ramandeep Kaur, said that for new customers, a discount of 40 per cent and other benefits would be given till November 30.

Drug peddlers held
: The police arrested two drug peddlers on Monday with poppy husk. The police set up nakas and arrested Sadhu Khan of Rupal Heri and recovered 2 kgs of poppy husk. Pargat Singh, a resident of Nandpur village with 44 kg poppy husk was also arrested. Both the accused confessed that they used to sell poppy husk in rural areas. A case under Sections 21, 61, 81 of the NDPS Act has been registered. 

Eye camp
: About 400 patients utilised the services of a free eye camp organised by Lions Club (Vishwas), Kotkapura, on Sunday. Chander Arora of the club informed that as many as 50 patients received lens following operation. He said State Bank of India’s ADB branch and Centurion Bank of Punjab helped in organising the camp.

Art of Living : The Art of Living would hold one-day camp at Jain Sathanak Hall here on November 27.

Homoeopathic camp: Local chapter of the Lions Club would hold one-day free homoeopathic camp in memory of Rattan Chand Monga at village Dhudi on November 27.

: The death anniversary of Communist leader and hero of Manjara Movement, Dharm Singh Fakhar, would be observed at village Dlalel Singh Wala in district Mansa on November 30. Krishan Chauhan and Daljeet Singh Mansahia said on the occasion, state leaders of the Communist Party of India would address the gathering. A committee had been constituted to make preparations for the function. The committee held a meeting here on Monday. 

Migrant labourer killed in road mishap
: Kallu, son of Ram Dev, resident of Dhudha District Gonda village (Uttar Pardesh), was killed in a road accident here on Sunday. According to information, migrant labourer Kallu was going to his residence after serving in a marriage party at a marriage palace on the Khanna road when a vehicle hit him. Kallu died on the spot. The police has registered a case in this regard.

Rehabilitation aids distribution function: The District Disablility Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC) and the Rotary Club, Malerkotla, jointly organised a rehabilitation aids distribution function at the Malerkotla Club here on Sunday. Sangrur deputy commissioner V. K. Ohri was the chief guest while Sangrur ADC Dr Indu presided over the function.According to Amjad Ali, president of the local Rotary Club, more than a 100 disabled persons were examined at the camp and rehabilitation aids were distributed to needy persons.

: Sant Isher Singh Ji Gurmat Academy, Chappar, celebrated Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary on the school premises on Monday. Students from nursery to Class X took part in shabd kirtan competition on this occasion. They also recited religious poems and presented plays based on Guru Nanak Dev ‘s life and teachings. Baba Gurtar Singh, chairman and principal, Annapurna Mathur lauded the efforts of the students.

Awarded: Dr Jai Kishan, head and director of state, TB Training and Demonstration Centre of Government College, Patiala, was given the best poster award for his presentation in the poster session of tuberculosis treatment. The award was given during the 9th Joint National Conference of India Chest Society and National College of Chest Physicians, held at the PGI, Chandigarh. Dr Kishan was also unanimously elected councillor of National Colleges of Chest Physicians for two years.



: Haryana deputy chief minister Chander Mohan released the helpline information directory of the district at a function organised by the Citizens’ Welfare Association on Monday. Chander Mohan said various steps had been taken by the Haryana Government for the welfare of the public like waiving off house tax, sanctioning of Rs 275 crore by the central government for development of Panchkula. Varinder Dahiya, SDM, and executive officer of the MC O.P. Sihag were also present.



: Two students of SD College, Ambala Cantonment, were injured during an altercation at the main bus stand on Monday. The incident took place when Nawab Singh and Harsh reached the bus stand to board a bus for home. The two of them were stopped by a group of youths who assaulted them. The duo tried to run away but they were again caught and attacked. Nawab Singh and Harsh were taken to the civil hospital. The attack is believed to be the result of personal animosity.

Road safety week: Road safety week will be observed in Ambala district from December 3 to 10 in order to check traffic violations. This was stated by deputy commissioner of Ambala Mohammad Shayin on Monday. He said seven teams of HCS, revenue and police officers had been constituted to ensure effective and stringent checking in the areas allotted to them. 



Fire incidents
: A double-storeyed building near Banikhet bus stand, about 6 km from here, was gutted in a devastating fire on Monday. The fire broke out in the house of Rajesh Sharma. Fire brigade from the nearby Indian Air Force Station was called to douse the flames. The loss caused has been put at more than Rs 5 lakh. Sub-Divisional Magistrate Subh Karan Singh said revenue officials had been directed to provide immediate relief to the fire-affected family. Meanwhile, reports of forest fires in the Brahmani forests and the forests falling in Siur panchayat of Bharmour tribal region yesterday have also been received. In another incident, about 4,000 sleepers of timber of the Himachal Pradesh State Forest Corporation were destroyed in a fire. 

: Four houses were gutted in a fire at Jadehar village in Bahu panchayat, 15 kms from Banjar, on Sunday night. The houses of Budhi Singh, Dola Ram, Gian Chand and Tegi Devi were destroyed. The stacking of grass near residential houses which accidentally caught fire is stated to be the cause of the fire. The district administration is yet to provide relief to the victims.

Attempt to suicide: Geeta Devi (31), a safai karamchari, was admitted to the regional hospital with 45 per cent burns on Sunday. Police sources said an attempt to suicide case was registered as per the statements of the victim, her son and daughter. Surprisingly, the victim urged the police to take her revised statement vide which she wanted to blame that she was burnt by someone and it was not an accident or a suicidal attempt. Police sources said she was a divorcee and was staying with one Rajesh, a Nepali. The police said investigations were on. 


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