Encroachments removed: The administration on Saturday evening removed encroachments to speed up hitherto hanging construction of the overbridge to facilitate smooth traffic on the Kishangarh mega highway in Hanumangarh town area. SDM K.K. Mathur said that revenue officers were assisted by the engineers and other staff of the municipal council in removing kiosks and other temporary structures on Ratangarh road besides warning other encroachers to voluntarily remove their shops before the launch of second operation.
Shard Utsav organised: The students not only enthralled the gathering with a cultural programme during the Shard Utsav that was organised today by Mata Jeeto Ji Girls College in Suratgarh, 60 km away from Sriganganagar, but also prompted them to run into emotions by highlighting the sad social scenario that was emerging due to evils like dowry, drugs and female child foeticide.
Three detained in death case: The police late last night took three persons into custody for interrogation following recovery of the body of one Gurdeep Singh who had been reportedly kidnapped on the first day of the New Year, sources said.
Committee formed: Deputy Commissioner Chander Prakash has constituted a high-level committee to strictly enforce prohibition of smoking in public places in the district. The committee, headed by him, will ensure that rules related to smoking in public places are scrupulously observed by one and all.
1 held for theft: The police has arrested Ashok Kumar Yadav for allegedly stealing Rs 1 lakh from Bishanmber Dayal Yadav’s bag in Mandola village, near Khol, on Friday. The police has also seized the stolen amount from his posession. He was on Sunday produced before Duty Magistrate RK Dogra, who remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days. Dayal had withdrawn Rs 1.50 lakh from the Mandola branch of the Gurgaon Gramin Bank.
Man crushed to death: Satish Kumar (32), a resident of Jhajjar district, was reportedly crushed to death by a tanker at Kosli on Friday. The mishap took place when he was crossing a road. The police has registered a case of causing death by negligence under Sections 279, 304-A of the IPC against the tanker driver, who reportedly fled the scene.
Fire in garment shop: Large stocks of readymade garments were gutted in a fire that broke out in showroom situated in the local Ajay Vihar area here on Sunday. A passerby informed the showroom owner, Raman Mittal, who in turn called fire tenders. The cause of the fire is yet to be established.
NUJ executive meeting: Haryana Governor AR Kidwai will inaugurate a two-day meeting of the national executive of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the local Surkhab Complex on January 17. Bhupender Dharmani, national secretary of the NUJ, told mediapersons here on Friday that Haryana Finance Minister Birender Singh would preside over the inaugural session.
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Woman commits suicide: A young woman committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance in Katra town of Reasi district, official sources here Sunday said. A housewife, identified as Dolly (23) consumed poisonous substance at her residence in Karktyal village. She was immediately shifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu, where she was declared brought dead. A case has been registered.
Jawan held with ‘bhukki’: A CRPF jawan, possessing 6 kg of poppy straw (Bhukki), was arrested on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Banihal area of Ramban district, official sources said here on Sunday. Based on a tip-off, the police laid a nakka on the national highway and intercepted a passenger bus on Saturday afternoon. The accused has been identified as Hardev Singh, 183 Battalion. Six kg of Bhukki has been seized from his possession and a case has been registered.
Guns, cartridges stolen: Burglars struck at a shop and stole two double barrel guns, two air pistols and some cartridges, police sources said here on Sunday. “Burglars struck at defence arms and ammunition shop on Saturday night in Gangyal area on the city outskirts. They fled away with two double barrel guns, two air pistols, besides cartridges,”' the sources said. A case has been registered and investigations are on.
Seminar on AIDS: The Serving All Humanity Yearningly Over the Globe India organised an awareness seminar on HIV-AIDS in collaboration with the state AIDS Prevention Control Society and the J&K Commission for Women at Prerna Institute of Rehabilitation and Research at Kullain, RS Pura, on Sunday. NGOs, drivers, transporters, educationists, students participated in the seminar. Project director of the state AIDS Prevention Control Society Dr MA Wani inaugurated the seminar.
1 killed in mishap: One person was killed and three others were injured in separate road accidents in the valley overnight, official sources said on Sunday. A vehicle hit and critically wounded Fayaz Ahmad Kawa at Shadipora in Bandipora district. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he was declared brought dead. Three persons were injured when their vehicle met with an accident at Satina in Ganderbal district. The injured were