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Man dies:
A man died due to suspected overdose of alcohol at Harchowal village on Saturday. The deceased, Sheetal Singh, an addict, was found dead on roadside . After receiving the information, sub-inspector Kamal Kishore of Harchowal police post reached the spot and after completing proceedings under section 174 CrPC sent the body to Batala civil hospital for post-mortem examination. The analysis of viscera would be done to ascertain the exact cause of death.

Youth Cong website launched: The youth wing of Gurdaspur Congress launched its website during a special function held at Congress Bhawan here. The portal, www.gurdaspuryouthcongress.com , has been designed by Gurbinder Singh Chahal, block coordinator, Youth Congress.

Gift of sight
: People of the district have created history of sorts by donating 16 eyes of their kin just in 10 days. This was said by Eye Donation Association president Bahadar Singh Sunet here.



Labourer killed
: A labourer died on the spot when he reportedly fell from the 17th floor of a building while taking the construction material. Construction work is going on in DLF phase 5 twin towers B and C. The deceased identified as Rajesh slipped when he was talking some material from tower B to tower C. Rajesh belonged to Samistipur, Bihar. The police handed over the body to his family after conducting a postmortem. No complaint of irresponsibility against the construction company was filed till the last filing of this report.

3 girls qualify JRF
: Three girl students of the economics department of Kurukshetra University, namely Sunaina, Anju and Kiran, have qualified the junior research fellowship (JRF) and NET this year. Stating this in a note released to mediapersons here on Tuesday, Dr M.M. Goel, chairman of the economics department, said all three girls hailed from rural Haryana. Goel along with other colleagues congratulated the trio.

Man gets bail
: Hoshiar Singh, a resident of Karnawas village, who had been arrested in a case of cheating and criminal breach of trust, was on Tuesday produced in the court of JMIC Saurabh Gosain, who granted him bail. Sources said Hoshiar Singh duped Madan Lal, a resident of Siha village, of Rs 1.25 lakh in June with an assurance of his recruitment in the Haryana police. However, when nothing concrete emerged, Madan Lal made repeated requests for refund of the amount, after which he filed a complaint, following which the police registered a case of cheating against the accused.

Man robbed of car, cash: Two miscreants reportedly looted a car, Rs 80,000, a gold chain and a mobile phone from a liquor contractor, Jagat Singh Yadav, on the Gumina-Punsika road, near here, on Monday. Sources said the incident took place when Jagat Singh was on his way home carrying Rs 80,000, the sale proceeds of his liquor vends. The miscreants who were travelling in jeep looted the booty and the car and fled the spot. The police has registered a case of robbery in this regard.

Girl kidnapped
: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped by a 16-year-old boy from Gandhi Nagar, Farakpur, here, on Tuesday. The police has registered a case under Section 363 and 366 of the IPC against Ralesh acting on the complaint lodged by the victim’s father, Mohinder Bin. The father alleged that Rakesh lured his daughter and kidnapped her with an intention to marry her. No arrest has been made so far in this regard.


Man killed
: Des Raj (40), a resident of Kaichari village, was killed on the spot when a motorcycle (HP33-A 5912) from behind hit him on the Pathankot-Mandi national highway on Tuesday. The victim was on his way home after doing agriculture work in the fields. The police has arrested motorcycle driver Kamlesh Kumar, a resident of Panchrukhi village, and impounded the vehicle. Another person who was also travelling on the motorcycle was injured in the accident. He was admitted to Dr RP Government Medical College at Tanda for treatment. A case under section 237 and 304A has been registered and the body sent for a post-mortem.

Pannun Kashmir: As part of the all-India campaign for creating awareness and public mobilisation against ground realities confronting people of different regions of Jammu and Kashmir and religious terrorism the country was facing for the last nearly two decades now Pannun Kashmir, a front line organisation of internally displaced Kashmiri Pandits, was organising “Third World Kashmiri Pandit Conference” at Jammu on January 18-19, next year. Dr Agnishekhar, convener of the Pannun Kashmir, disclosed this here.

Four-year RI
: Additional district and sessions judge D.S. Khenal convicted Balak Ram, son of Kesar Singh, a resident of Soil of this district, here on Tuesday for possessing 475 gm of charas and sentenced him to four years rigorous imprisonment (RI) and imposed a fine of Rs 40,000. In the event of non-payment of the fine the accused would have to undergo simple imprisonment for additional six months. Mahesh Sen, public prosecutor, who contested the case said the accused was apprehended by the police party while he was coming from Malana in the Parbati valley of this district on October 11, 2007.

NOC sought
: The artistes in Mandi will soon find a permanent stage to give their performances at the Town Hall as the director of the Art, Language and Culture has asked the district administration to give no objection certificate (NOC) for starting a performing arts centre in Mandi. According to the notification received here, the director had sought a NOC from the district administration to hand over the Town Hall to the performing groups to stage their performances. The Mandi district liaison officer said the department would take up the matter with the DC soon and get the NOC for the Town Hall.

Financial aid: The Jaypee Group of Industries will provide financial and technical support for the Vivekanand Medical College and Research Institute (VMRT) being set up here. In the first phase, the group will complete the super-speciality hospital and in the second phase it will start a medical college and nursing training institute. This was stated by Shanta Kumar here recently after holding a meeting of the VMRT.



Railways employee held
: An employee of the Railways was arrested at the Udhampur railway station on a suspicion of being a member of gang that robs passengers after drugging them on Tuesday. Some packets of biscuits mixed with intoxicants were seized from him.

BSF jawan commits suicide
: BSF constable J.J. Brahma allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Baramulla district. Resident of Assam, Brahma of the 74th Battalion was on duty when he shot himself dead at Poonchatra in Sopore area late last night, a BSF spokesman said.

BSF porter dies in snowstorm: A potter working for the BSF has died in a snowstorm in Tangmarg in Baramulla district. The 68 Battalion of the BSF handed over the body of Mohd Latief Bajard (28), who is a resident of Drang, to the police in Tangmarg. The BSF said the porter was killed in a snowstorm while he was on his way to Bakerwal Checking Post on November 14.

461 leave for Jeddah: Another batch of 461 Haj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir left in two special flights for Jeddah from Sheikh-ul-Alam International Airport here on Tuesday.



Kisan Mahakumbh
: The Bharatiya Kisan Union will hold 'Kisan Mahakumbh' on 12th of December. The Mahakumbh will be a conglomeration of farmers from all over India and will be a forum to discuss the problems of the farmers and a kisan movement to help solve the problems. National vice president of the BKU Meghraj Singh said that the government is ignoring the farmers in a country. At the Mahakumbh former Prime Minister V.P. Singh will participate along with other political leaders. The union has elected Rao Irshad as state chief while national president Rishipal Ambavat and Mange Ram Pawar will chalk out the itenary for the kisan movement.

Shiv Sainiks protest: With the deteriorating state of civic facilities in the city a massive rally was organised by Shiv sena in Haridwar. The shiv sainiks gathered at district headquarter and accused the municipal corporation of not inducting the required three thousand workers staff which is affecting the cleanliness of the city. Sainiks accused Kamal Johra chairman municipality of unable to convene the board meeting which is delaying the city projects unnecessarily.


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