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Migrant murdered:
The Amritsar rural police has arrested one Ravinder Kumar, a resident of Nepal, for killing one Parmai, a migrant, over a minor dispute at village Jagdev Kalan here. Both of them used to work in the house of Shangara Singh. In a statement to the police, Shangara said they had been working in his house for the last about one-and-a-half-month. However, after a minor dispute the accused hit Parmai with a weapon on his head, which led to his death on the spot.

Award for college:
The LRS DAV Senior Secondary Model School has been adjudged as the best institution by Puttani Vignana, a Karnataka- based NGO for successfully conducting the Science Talent examination last year. Principal Kusum Khungar and science teacher Vijay Lakshmi Juneja have won the best organiser award besides the gold medal. All the 66 students of the school who had participated in the exam have not only been declared successful but also won distinctions. Out of them, Yashika, Archi, Palak Singla, Kanishka, Manmmeet, Arshiya, Lucky Preet and Parv Singla have excelled at the national level. All were awarded certificates and prizes during a function in the school complex

Fatehgarh Sahib
Medical camp
: A free medical camp was organised today at Brahmanmajra village, wherein nearly 1,000 patients were examined by Ayurvedic, Homeopathy and Allopathy doctors. Deputy Director Rakesh Kumar and Dr Kulwinder Sharma were also present on the occasion and diagnosed the patients and also participated in a seminar. A large number of area residents, including elderly and children, attended the seminar.

Smack seized
: The railway police has arrested a Tarn Taran-based resident for smuggling smack weighing 200 gm from the Lohian railway station this afternoon. According to SHO railway police, Jalandhar, Dharminder Kalyan, Rajinder Singh (35), a resident of Padhri Kalan in Taran Tarn, was arrested from the Lohian Khas railway station with contraband worth Rs 20,000.

Prayers for PM’s well-being:
The local Arya Pratinidhi Sabha on Saturday held special prayers for the well-being and speedy recovery of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh who underwent a bypass surgery in New Delhi. Vijay Sathi, an activist of the Sabha, said rituals were organised at the premises of Arya Girls School here. The members of the Sabha, students of the school and many local personalities were present during the prayers. 

Five arrested:
The police today arrested five persons - namely Sanjay Kumar, Beera Singh, Purshotam Lal, Rajiv Kumar and Ashok Kumar - under the Gambling Act here today. Harpreet Singh SP (city) said playing cards, illegal slips and some cash was also recovered from their possession. 

Cyclist killed: A cyclist, Vikramjit Singh,was killed when a bus hit him on the Pathankot-Amritsar road near Gurdaspur today. Vikramjit was a resident of Dhariwal. The driver of the bus has been nabbed.

Tarn Taran
Accidental death
: Raju (22) a youth of Dinewal village, 12 km from here, was found burnt alive in his room today morning by his relatives. A short circuit is said to be the cause of the fire. The local Sadar police has registered a report under section 174 of the CrPC



YPS closed on Tuesday
: Yadavindra Public School here will remain closed on January 27 in connection with the Republic Day celebrations, vice-principal of the institution Anita Kashyap said on Saturday.



Nuh SDO (Civil)
: The state government has posted J Ganesan, Assistant Commissioner (under training) as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Nuh, in place of Rakesh Kumar Yadav with immediate effect. The posting order of Yadav will be issued later.

Minor raped: A minor was enticed away and raped by a fellow villager at Manawali village in this district. The police recovered the runaway couple from Dhani Sanchla village in this district. The victim’s father had lodged a complaint with the police that Raj Kumar abducted her daughter. The police has arrested the youth and booked him under Sections 376, 363 and 366 of the IPC

Domestic servants: DM Amneet P Kumar, through an order passed under Section 144 of the CrPC, has directed residents of the district to furnish information about their domestic servants and tenants along with their home addresses and attested photographs at respective police stations within 10 days of the issue of these orders. The order has been issued to enable the police to verify the antecedents and home addresses of such persons.

Global economic crisis: To meet any eventuality caused by global economic crisis, we need to adopt preventive and promotive health approach to economy in place of curative, which is possible by accepting ‘needonomics’ instead of ‘greedonomics’ confining to needs and not greed. “We need to diagnose the major causes of economic crisis - a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some,” said Dr M M Goel, Professor and chairman, Department of Economics, Kurukshetra University, here today. He was addressing postgraduate students of economics at RKSD, College on the topic ‘Causes and Consequences of Global Economic Crisis.’

Burn injuries: Kanta Rani, a resident of Bani village, who was admitted to Karan Hospital here with 95 per cent burn injuries, has accused her husband of setting her on fire. In her statement, made before the duty Magistrate, she said she had a quarrel with her husband Rajinder Singh on Saturday night and she was so enraged that she poured kerosene oil on her. “My husband Rajinder Singh immediately lighted a match stick and threw it on me and I was virtually set on fire,” she alleged. A case has been registered under Section 307 of the IPC.

In-laws booked: Jaipal Yadav, his mother Kamla Devi, brother Kukkoo Yadav, sister Meena Yadav, all are residents of Akeda village, booked by the Jatusana police on charges of causing abortion without Anju’s consent and harassment for dowry. Following a complaint filed on Saturday by Anju’s father Raghuvir Singh Yadav, resident of Katopuri village, the police has registered a case under Sections 498-A, 406, 313, 34 of the IPC against them. Anju delivered a daughter in 2006. Her father alleged that Anju was subjected to cruel treatment by her in-laws for a car and Rs 51,000 and she was made to go in for abortion against her will recently.

College building: Government College at Dabwali town in this district will soon have its new building. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will lay the foundation stone of the new building on February 8. KV Singh, OSD to the Chief Minister, said the new building of the college would be constructed at a cost of Rs 15.27 crore. He said Hooda would also lay foundation stone of the new building of Government Girls Senior Secondary School. The school building would be constructed at a cost of Rs 80 lakh.



BJP leader’s death mourned:
State BJP leaders on Sunday mourned the demise of Tilak Raj Sharma, former state general secretary of the Jana Sangh and the BJP. Expressing sympathy with the bereaved family, the BJP leaders said Sharma's splendid role during the Amarnath land agitation would always be remembered. Tilak Raj Sharma (81), suffering from heart and kidney ailments, was admitted to the GMC Hospital CCU on Saturday night, passed away on Sunday morning.

2 pilgrims die at Vaishno Devi: A pilgrim died of cardiac failure while he was returning from Bhawan after paying obeisance at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine situated on Trikuta Hills in Reasi district, police sources on Sunday said. “The deceased identified as Gangaram (35), resident of Bharat Nagar, Panipat, Haryana, suffered a heart attack on reaching Hemkoti when he along with family members was returning to Katra base camp,” the police sources said. Meanwhile, another pilgrim idenified as Sushil kumar Choudhary (52), resident of Mohalla Kabab Kharabad, Sitapur district, UP, died under mysterious circumstances at Adh Kuwari in Vaishno Devi

5 govt teachers suspended: Five teachers of government schools were suspended in Poonch district, official sources said on Sunday. The teachers of schools in Mendhar, Mankote and Balakote zones were suspended on Saturday by the Joint Director of Education, for “dereliction of duty”, the sources said.

BSF jawan’s body found
: The police on Sunday found the mutilated body of BSF constable Muhammad Latief of Arri village from a nullah in the Mendhar area of Poonch district. Police sources said the BSF constable, who was reportedly on one-month leave, was missing from his house since December 22, 2008. 

Govt reconstitutes SKIMS: In its first administrative order, the newly formed state government has reconstituted a governing body of the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) here. The reconstituted body, headed by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, has Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather, Chief Secretary SS Kapoor, Union Director General Health Services, director general Indian Council of Medical Research, Director AIIMS and principals of government medical colleges of Srinagar and Jammu as members, an official release said. The director of the SKIMS will be the member secretary of the governing body. The Administrative Secretaries of the Planning & Development Department, Finance Department and the Health and Medical Education Department will be the advisers of the governing body.

47 home guards pass out: A batch of 47 home guards passed out from the Central Training Institute (CTI) here after a 30-day advanced training course on Sunday, a police spokesman said. The trainees were specially trained in rescue, first aid and other measures pertaining to disaster management in addition to normal police drill, the spokesman said. 

Teenager commits suicide: A 16-year-old girl committed suicide in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on Sunday, a police spokesman said. The deceased identified as Fancy had reportedly consumed some poisonous substance at her Khangund-Verinag residence in South Kashmir. The motive behind the girl taking such an extreme step was not known immediately. The police has registered a case and investigations were on.



4 cops to get President’s Medal: Four cops from Uttarakhand will be bestowed President’s Medals during the Republic Day function in New Delhi on January 26. The officers are SP (Headquarters) Satish Kumar Shukla, DSP, Pitthoragarh, Madan Singh Fasarwan, circle officer (Intellegence) Haridwar, Dinesh Chander Singh Rawat and Dewan Ram Tamta of 31 PAC Udham Singh Nagar. — TNS

Rape accused arrested: The Dehradun police on Sunday nabbed Vicky Rawat, the fifth accused in the gang-rape case of a schoolgirl. He was on the run since Friday. He was arrested by a team of police from Inter State Bus Terminus today morning. The accused will be presented in the court on Monday.

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