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Woman lodges complaint:
A woman, Angrej Kaur, a resident of Chandsar Basti, lodged a complaint with the SSP Bathinda saying some persons allegedly manhandled her and tore off her clothes. In a written complaint, she mentioned that the incident was related to a property dispute due to which her neighbours beat her up when her husband was not at home. The SSP marked the investigation to the in-charge, Civil Lines police post.

Gold stolen: Surjit Singh of village Bhagta Bhai Ka reported to the Dyalpura police that some unknown person stole gold jewellery and wrist watches worth Rs 1,41,000 from his house in his absence.

Three arrested:
The police arrested Baldev Singh, Deepak Kumar and Shashi Bala under the Essential Commodity and NDPS Acts here on Saturday. As much as 100 lt kerosene, 2 kg of poppy husk and 675 lt of illicit liquor were recovered from their possession.

Blossoms Senior Secondary School celebrated Tree Plantation Day on Friday under the guidance of the eco-club of the school. The drive was part of an inter-house competition in which banners with slogans on environment were displayed. Students delivered speeches on various issues related to environment and a quiz on the properties and use of various plants was also held. Saplings with different medicinal and ornamental values were also planted in the school campus. The winner of the overall competition was Gulmohar House and runner up was Ashoka House. 

Saplings planted: Swami Krishna Murari Tripathi from All India Sri Chaitany Jan Kalyan Parishad (Amritsar) visited Apollo Senior Secondary Public School, Urban Estate, on Saturday and planted trees. On the occasion, he also gave a spiritual message in which he emphasised the need for meditation and tree plantation in human life. T. S. Grover, chairman of the school, thanked the chief guest for giving spiritual guidance to the students and teachers.

Demand charter:
The Punjab Radical Students Union (PRSU), a unit of Government Ranbir College, has prepared a 10-point demand charter for the welfare of students. State-level leader of the PRSU Gursewak Singh said on Saturday that the demands included construction of shed at the cyclestand, purchase of books for the library, display of rate list at the canteen, solution to sanitation problem in the college and ceiling fans in the rooms. The charter would be submitted to the principal on September 5. 

Undertrial escapes:
Undertrial Kulwant Singh of Ramraunny village escaped from police custody from the Patti judicial courts on Friday. A case under sections 223 and 224, IPC, has been registered against accused Kulwant Singh and three head constables of Punjab police viz Nirmal Singh, Ajit Singh and Kabal Singh. Rashpal Singh, SP (Headquarters), said the services of the cops had been put under suspension with immediate effect. 



Installation ceremony:
The installation ceremony of the newly-elected office-bearers of the Press Club, SAS Nagar, was held at the Gian Jyoti Public School on Saturday. Sucha Singh Langah, agriculture minister, Punjab, was the chief guest on the occasion. The minister presented mementos to the office bearers. He announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh from discretionary funds for the club.

Honoured: Ujagar Singh Badali, who was appointed district president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (B) was honoured at a function organised at Gurdwara Amb Sahib by the cooperation minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, on Saturday. Jasjit Singh, chairman of the Cooperative Bank, was also present on the occasion along with other Akali leaders.



Godara bereaved:
Sunil Kabli, grandson of former Haryana minister Mani Ram Godara, passed away after a protracted illness on Saturday. Sunil was unwell for the past six months and was getting treatment at a private hospital in Hisar. His condition had deteriorated for the past 10 days. Several social, religious and political organisations have expressed grief at his death.

Code of conduct for docs:
The Haryana Civil Medical Services Association (HCMSA) has decided to make a code of conduct for all its members in view of incentives and increments announced for doctors by the state governments. The president of the HCMSA, Dr Vijay Kumar, said as the government had decided to give better pay scales and allowance, the government doctors should give their 100 per cent to work as per the expectations of society. Therefore, the society had decided to constitute disciplinary committee to frame the rules of the code of conduct. 

2 killed in mishaps: Two persons were killed in separate incidents after they reportedly fell from a train last night. One of them has been identified as Himat Singh. The two bodies were found lying on the railway track on Saturday morning, said police sources. 



Payment issue:
The issue of payment of compensation to the forest department for the construction of central school building at Nadaun was resolved as the state government has issued Rs 7, 95,969 for this purpose. Deputy Commissioner Nandita Gupta said out of this amount Rs 6, 69409 would be given in the form of land and Rs 1, 26 lakh would be given as compensation for the loss of trees.

Boy drowned:
A class XI student of Government Senior Secondary School, Jawalamukhi, Deepak Sharma, a resident of Kohala Sagwal village, was drowned in Khadku Nallah on Friday and his body was fished out after more than one hour of his drowning, the police said here on Saturday. Deepak Sharma along with some of his classmates, after taking his examination in the school, went to have bath in the Khadku Nallah and drowned there. The body of Deepak, the only son of his parents, was handed over to his relatives after a post-mortem examination. The police had registered a case under Section 174 CrPC. 

Relief sought:
A deputation of theHimachal Pradesh Lavana Hitkari Sabha met Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal at his residence and urged him to provide employment to widow of Roop Singh , a soldier of the ITBP who was killed in a suicide bomb attack while performing duty in Indian Embassy in Kabul. Roop Singh was among four Indians who were killed in the attack. According to Surat Nayak, president of the sabha who led the deputation the sabha urged the Chief Minister to provide financial assistance and a government job to the widow of soldier.



Rs 10 cr sapphire seized:
The crime branch seized four ancient pieces of sapphire and some antique coins worth Rs 10 crore in the international market from the possession of four persons here, official sources said on Saturday. On a tip-off, the crime branch raided a shop in Janipur area of the city on Friday and arrested four persons.

Exams postponed:
The Kashmir University (KU) and other educational institutions have postponed all examinations because of the prevailing situation in the valley. A spokesman of the KU said all examinations of the university have been postponed till September 6 in view of the prevailing situation. The Army authorities have also postponed the Common Entrance Examination of soldier clerk tests, which were scheduled to be held on Sunday here. Interviews of other department have also been postponed.

2 kids hurt in explosion: Two children were injured when a bomb exploded in an orchard in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, a police spokesman said. The children, identified as eight-year-old Javeed Ahmad Dar and three-year-old Rafiq Dar, were playing in an orchard in Waskora village in Handwara area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, when they found the bomb. While fiddling with it, the detonator went off, causing an explosion, which injured the kids, the spokesman said. The duo was admitted to a hospital, the spokesman added. 


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