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Road mishap
: An unidentified vehicle crushed a cyclist to death and injured another here late last night. The deceased has been identified as Nishan Masih (32), resident of Deyal Bhatti village in Ajnala. Vickey (22), who was riding pillion, has been admitted to the hospital in a serious condition. According to sources, the duo was returning home from Gagomahal grain market when the mishap took place. A case has been registered.

Infant dies in Diwali scuffle
: A scuffle between neighbours resulted in death of an infant at Ambedkar Nagar, Jogi Mohalla near Chugitti falling under Sadar police station, on Diwali night. According to sources, Amarjeet, who was holding his son (Anshu) in arms, got into a hot argument with his neighbours over the issue of lighting crackers. The argument soon turned ugly and in the ensuing scuffle, the infant slipped from his grip and fell on the ground, resulting in his death. An FIR under sections 304, 323, 334 IPC has been registered against Jhimma, Nima and Sukha in this regard.

Mela for martyrs
: Shahid Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev cultural society, Khatkar Kalan, organised a mela at Shahid Bhagat Singh Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Khatkar Kalan dedicated to the martyrs. Prof Jagmohan Singh, nephew of Shahid Bhagat Singh delivered a special lecture on the life and philosophy of the great martyr. The students presented a cultural programme. Athletics competitions of the students were also organised.



Diwali celebrated
: Diwali was celebrated at Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi. A pre-Diwali bash was organised by Prof Gurpreet Kaur, dean, cultural activities. The chief guests on the occasion were professor Avtar Singh and Kanwaljit Kaur, chairperson and director of the institute.

Body found
: Bashir, a 40-year-old labourer, was found dead near the K Area in Zirakpur on Wednesday morning. According to the police, the deceased was under the influence of liquor. The body has been sent for postmortem at Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, and a case has been registered.



Session begins
: The new session of M.Ed started in Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala City, on Wednesday. The chairman of the Haryana Pollution Control Board A.S. Chahal inaugurated the session. While addressing the students Chahal advised them to work hard to achieve their goals. He said he had been the student of this college and had learnt a lot from the teacher of the institution. Vivek Kohali, the principal of the college, also spoke on the occasion.

: The thieves struck at a computer centre on Tuesday night and decamped with the computer equipments worth thousands of rupees. Anupama, the in-charge of the computer centre in Maharana Pratap Centre at the Bitna road, Pinjore, in her complaint said the thieves decamped with computer equipments, including three CPUs, two monitors and key boards. The police was investigating the case.

1 killed in accident
: Usha Kashyap (40), wife of Pradeep Kashyap, resident of Delhi, was killed when a truck reportedly rammed into their car on the National Highway 8, near Dharuhera, on Tuesday. The mishap occurred when Pradeep, along with his wife and daughter, was returning from Jaipur to Delhi. The police has registered a case against the truck driver, who reportedly absconded.

Youth electrocuted
: A youth hailing from Bihar has been electrocuted while changing a Dish cable wire of his TV set at his residence on the local Mal Godown Road. The victim, Ghaneshwar, died at a private hospital, the police said. The body was handed over to his family after autopsy in the local Civil Hospital.



Old man crushed to death
: An old person was crushed to death under a moving bus on Wednesday morning, near Saloni under Badsar police station. Police sources said Tehal Singh (75) lost his balance while alighting from a private bus (HP-67-0247) around 8 am and was crushed to death. The police has arrested Ravinder Kumar, driver of the bus under Section 304 A and 279 of IPC.

Bihar resident electrocuted: Kishor Kumar lost his life after being electrocuted on Tuesday night at Nadaun. Police sources said Kishor (12), son of Rudal Singh, a resident of Bihar, who is working as a labourer, had gone to a construction site near the bus stand, Nadaun. The boy came in contact of live electric wire of a tulu pump installed at the site and received serious burn injuries. He was taken to Naduan hospital where he succumbed to injuries. The police has handed over the body of the boy to his relatives after a post-mortem.

Husband held
: The Kala Amb police has arrested Gopal (34), a resident of Mandi district on charges of murdering his wife Kiran (31) with a sharp-edged weapon on Monday at his residence. According to the police Gopal was produced in a local court here on Wednesday, which remanded him to the police custody for four days. The police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC.



Symposium on water resources
: A three-day national symposium on “Water Resources in India: Concerns, Conservations and Management” will be organised at the Kashmir University from November 1. The symposium will lay stress on framing strategies for the preservation and conservation of Dal Lake, Dr Shakeel Ahmad Romshoo, organising secretary of the event, said on Wednesday. Co-sponsored by UNESCO and the Union Ministry of Water Resources, the symposium will focus on the latest scientific developments and innovations in the field of integrated water resources assessment and conservation. Shakeel said participants from reputed national institutes and Central universities, including National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad; ISRO, National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) and IITs will take part in the symposium.

Child killed, 8 hurt in mishaps: A four-month-old boy was killed and eight others were injured in separate accidents in Kishtwar district on Wednesday, police sources said. A child died and three others were injured when a load carrier skidded off the road and fell into a nullah at the Hasti morh, about 10 km from Kishtwar. The four-month-old boy was identified as Harshad. Harshad’s father Farid Ahmed, mother Hamida and driver of the vehicle, were rushed to the district hospital in a serious condition. Meanwhile, five schoolchildren were injured when an autorickshaw, in which they were travelling, was hit by a car in Kishtwar. The children were hospitalised.

Plantation drive: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank on Wednesday launched a plantation drive in the city to create awareness and preserve the environment. Haseeb A Drabu, chairman and chief executive of the bank, inaugurated the event. Around 700 saplings of different varieties having medicinal as well as ornamental values would be planted. Drabu advised morning walkers and children to adopt trees.

Jawan’s body found
: A jawan’s body with a bullet injury was found from his unit in Kupwara district on Wednesday, police sources said. Javeed Ahmad Rather, rifleman of the Territorial Army and a resident of Malikpora-Amargad near Vilgam in Kupwara, attached with the 30 Rashtriya Rifles, allegedly died due to a bullet injury at the Land Company headquarters falling on the intervening night of October 27-28. Proceedings under Section 174 CrPC had been initiated. Meanwhile, another body of a labourer from UP, Deepak, was found in the Munwarabad area of the city.

Woman drug peddler held: The police arrested a woman drug peddler on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested Hameeda from the Pantha Chowk area on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. Hameeda had been arrested a number of times in the past for selling drugs, including charas and brown sugar. However, each time she managed to get herself released, only to join the banned trade again.


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