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Woman found dead
: A woman who was married just six months back was found dead under mysterious circumstances in an orchard here late on Thursday night. Sources said Reshma, wife of Surjit had reportedly left her house in Shiv Shakya Nagar locality at about 8 pm on Thursday. Her in-laws initiated the search. She was found dead in a nearby orchard. However, the family sources on Friday told the police that some snake might have bitten her.

Padho Punjab: Trainers Shyam Sunder Sharma, Naresh Nath and Madan Lal conducted baseline test on Day-2 of the workshop being held at the Government Elementary Basic School here on Friday under the "Padho Punjab" scheme. They inspired the teachers to form groups for teaching in Punjabi.

2 die in bus-jeep collision
: Two persons were killed and three sustained serious injuries when a private bus collided with an SUV jeep at the Kiratpur Sahib Patalpuri chowk here on Friday evening. Two passengers in the jeep Bhagat Singh from Kalyanpur and Joginder Singh from Jeowal village died on the spot. Bus passengers Ved Prakash of Nangal and Jagmanpreet  Kaur of Dageria village, Fatehgarh Sahib, sustained serious injuries. Raj Singh of Mohalla Kuraliwala also sustained serious injuries when he got caught between the two vehicles. The driver of the bus fled from the scene.

: Vijay Kumar, PPS, assistant commandant, 82nd Bn, PAP, Chandigarh, has been transferred as  SP, Headquarters, Faridkot, against a vacant post.

TAC meeting
: The BSNL has recovered Rs 2.11 crore as arrear from its subscribers in the last financial year and Rs 3 crore was yet to be recovered from 15,000 subscribers, said BSNL telecom general manager S.K. Nigam while addressing the TAC meeting of Hoshiarpur SSA here on Friday.

Minor abducted: A 14-year-old minor daughter of a migrant woman labour was abducted at Mahilpur on Tuesday evening.

20-year-old commits suicide
: A newlywed youth committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of a house in Urban Estate Phase-II here on Friday. According to the police, deceased Yogesh Aggarwal (20) was mentally disturbed and had quit his job with a Mohali-based company two months ago.

Building material stolen
: Building material worth Rs 1.25 lakh was stolen from Guru Nanak Building Store situated in Desu Majra on the NH-21. Shop owner Manmohan Singh said he had locked the shop on Wednesday night and he found the shutter broken and building material stolen upon return to the shop on Friday morning. Dog squad and finger print experts collected evidence from the scene. The police has registered a case.

Branch of Akal Academy
: The 42nd branch of Akal Academies run by the Kalgidhar Trust, Baru Saheb (HP), was opened in Kaleke village of the district on Thursday. The land foracademy was donated by Avtar Singh, an NRI. Baba Iqbal Singh, head of the trust, presided over the ceremony.

MBA, MCA results
: Punjabi University declared the result of the MBA and MCA entrance test-2008, held on July 13, here on Friday. It will be available on the university website punjabiuniversity.ac.in from July 19 from 10 am. Candidates have been asked to download their result cards from the website and bring it with them at the time of counselling. The detailed schedule for the counselling is being released through a separate notice.

Sarpanch poll: 3 cops hurt
: Three policemen were injured at Banarasi village under the Khanauri police station on Friday when some persons pelted stones on the police at the time of the election of the sarpanch of the Banarasi village panchayat. The police intervened to avoid a group clash when the incident took place.

3 unnatural deaths
: Three unnatural deaths have been reported in the area during the past 24 hours. Constable Satnam Singh of Dhandhe village was gauging the level of the petrol of his motorcycle with a burning candle when the petrol caught fire and he received severe burn injuries. He was admitted at DMC, Ludhiana, where he succumbed to the injures on Thursday night. In the second report, Gurnam Singh (45), a farmer of Gandiwind Dhattal village died on the spot when he was touched by live electric wire. In the third incident, Sukhwinder Singh (30) of Kot Data village was killed when his motorcycle accidentally hit a tree.



Two killed in mishaps
: A 52-year-old person was killed under mysterious circumstances when he fell down from the second floor of his house at Sector 15 here on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Jagdish, a class IV employee of HUDA. According to police, the victim was putting clothes on the line when he suffered the fall. The family took him to the general hospital where he was declared brought dead. Victimís wife Prem Lata said he had been suffering from depression for some days. Also, a resident of Barwala, near here, died when the ceiling fan fell on him while he was asleep. The deceased has been identified as Ram Singh (51).

Car stolen
: Gurjit Singh, a resident of Phase 3B1 here, told the police that his Pajero car was stolen by unidentified persons from outside his house on Friday morning. He further claimed that a sum of Rs 50,000 was lying in the stolen car.



Re-survey sought
: Protesting against the recent survey conducted for the national health insurance scheme in the Balmiki basti, residents submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner demanding re-survey of the basti on Thursday. Leaders of the delegation said the survey was conducted at the Hanuman gate and only 20 families out of 1,300 were included.

2 booked for theft
: The police has registered a theft case against a former municipal councillor and his son for allegedly stealing costly electronic equipment from the office of a local FM radio station. The case was registered on the complaint of an official of the radio station, Sukhbir Singh, on Thursday. He alleged that the duo broke open the locks of the office on July 10 and stole a DJ set, 20 computers, a 40 kW UPS, sound mixer, recorder and a piano besides other items. No arrests have been made so far.

LLB entrance test
: The Kurukshetra University LLB entrance test for the session 2008-09, which was scheduled for July 20 at 10.30 am , has been postponed by four and a half hours. Public relations officer of the university Davinder Sachdeva said according to a notification issued here today the test would now be conducted at 3 pm.

Student commits suicide
: Rakesh Kumar (20), a BA (final) student and resident of Jahajgarh Majra village of Jhajjar district, reportedly committed suicide by jumping before a train on the Rewari-Alwar track near Bawal station on Wednesday. The body was handed over to family members after the postmortem examination on Thursday. The Government Railway Police, which held an inquest under Section 174 of the CrPC, disposed of it as a case of suicidal death.

Petrol station looted: Four armed miscreants reportedly looted Rs 11,500 and a motorcycle from a petrol station, Ganga Filling Station, near Kund, on Friday. The police immediately blocked all exit points and nabbed two of the miscreants identified as Rajender and Rakesh of Patheda village of Mahendergarh district. However, two other miscreants, Narender and Sonu, managed to escape with the booty. The police also seized the stolen motorcycle from the place. A case of robbery has been registered against the miscreants.

2 killed in mishaps
: Two persons were killed, while 18 others, including six children, seriously injured in three road accidents here on Thursday. Ravinder (32) was killed when a truck hit the motorcycle he was driving near Shadipur Chungi, while another motorcyclist Omkar (36) was killed when an unidentified vehicle hit his motorcycle on the Jagadhari road.



Rally against ills of drugs organised
: The department of information and public relation on Friday organised a rally at Bhareri against the use of drugs and other intoxicants. About 200 women participated in the awareness rally from Chhatrail, Garsad and other surrounding villages.

Health centre inaugurated: Education minister I.D. Dhiman on Friday inaugurated a building of the primary health centre constructed at the cost of Rs 38 lakh and additional rooms built at the Government Middle School, Mehal, under Mewa assembly constituency. He said the opening of IIT in the state was a commitment of the government towards providing quality education in the state.

CM inaugurates building
: Chief Minister P.K Dhumal visited Una on Friday to inaugurate the administrative building of Swan river integrated watershed project at Rampur, 3 km away from Una, constructed at the cost of Rs 96 lakh. The scheme is being implemented with the assistance of Japan bank for international corporation and the project would be completed by the end of 2014.



Training for women
: The Horticulture Department organised a day-long training-cum-awareness camp at Bandipora to educate women on food technology and fruit preservation. The chief horticulture officer, Bandipora, said Rs 4.86 lakh is being spent on the development of horticulture in the district. Thirty-seven hectares of land will be brought under new fruit plantation. It was also informed that 16,000 hectares of orchard area have been treated against pests/diseases during the current fruit season.

18,000 units to be set up
: Over 18,000 income generating units would be set up in Srinagar under current year's credit action plan. Out of these 8110 units would be under priority sector and 10,000 under non-priority sector. These units would be provided loan worth Rs 557.94 crore. This was revealed at a District Level Consultative Committee (DLCC) meeting held under Lead Bank Scheme here yesterday. The priority sector units would be given loan worth Rs 158 crore.


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