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Hoshiarpur
Earrings, cash snatched
: Two unidentified youths snatched gold earrings and Rs 35,000 from three women near Chakowal on Friday evening. The Bulhowal police registered a case under section 382 of the IPC in this connection. Jatinder Singh of Fattowal village said that two unidentified persons snatched the gold earrings and cash from his mother, wife and aunt near Chakowal.

Duped of Rs 2 lakh: Ranjit Singh, son of Balbir Singh of Charner village under Bhogpur police station, was duped of Rs 2 lakh by two fake travel agents in the name of sending the former abroad. Ranjit Singh alleged that Ashok Singh, son of Dharam singh of  Budhipind, and Jasbir Singh, son of Joginder Singh  of Binpalke, took Rs 2 lakh from him for sending  him abroad. But neither they sent him abroad  nor returned the money. The Tanda police has  booked the duo.

Jalandhar
3 die in bus-bike collision
:Three youths were crushed by a speedy bus on Saturday evening when they were trying to cross the road on their motorcycle near Pachranga Adda falling under Bhogpur police station. Bhogpur ASI Naresh Kumar said the youths - Gurdeep Singh, Sukhjeet Singh and Sonu Bhaiya - of nearby Khingra Choe village were killed on the spot after a bus coming from the Jalandhar side collided with their motorcycle. All the deceased were in their twenties. While the bodies were sent to the Civil Hospital for post-mortem examination, the driver Jageer Chand of the private bus (belonging to New Punjab company) has been arrested. An FIR has been registered.

Man held for raping minor:A minor migrant girl, presently living with her parents in an area falling under the Lambra police station, has been raped by Paramjit, resident of a village in Moga district. Paramjit was arrested after registration of an FIR against him under section 376 of the IPC on the  statement of the victim’s father. The victim has been admitted to the local  civil hospital.

Cong protest tomorrow:Fed up with regular power cuts, the Congress has decided to block traffic outside the PSEB office here on Monday. Addressing mediapersons, PPCC secretary Samarth Oberoi Kaku said traffic would be stopped from 11 am. Several state and district Congress leaders would participate in the dharna on the road that day, he claimed. Kaku alleged that chief engineer (Jalandhar circle) T.S. Thind misbehaved with him when he, along with other Congressmen, had gone to his office on Friday to submit  a memorandum

RI for five: Additional district and sessions judge Ravinder Singh has sentenced Noor Mohammad, Amroodin, Din Mohammad, Salara Din and Ballu, all from Uttar Pradesh, to eight-year rigorous imprisonment each in a case of murder and robbery. They were arrested for killing an elderly woman of Apara village, near Phillaur. The assailants had also injured Sarabjit Kaur, daughter-in-law of the deceased, and robbed  the valuables in January 2007.

Kapurthala
DBA president
: Karam Singh Ahluwalia has been  elected president of the Kapurthala district bar  association. A senior advocate, Ahluwalia became the DBA president by defeating his rival Sumandeep Singh  Dhaliwal. Rajbir Singh Bawa has been elected  DBA secretary.

Nawanshahr
Mahila wing chief
: Maninderjit Kaur Kariha has been made district president of the SAD mahila wing (urban). Daughter-in-law of local SAD MLA Jatinder Singh  Kariha and daughter of former Rajasthan Governor Darbara Singh, Maninder , during the last assembly elections, had played a vital role in spearheading  the poll campaign of her father-in-law by mobilising women in the area.

Pathankot
45 goats, sheep crushed to death
:More than 45 goats and sheep were crushed to death by an uncontrolled tipper and an equal number were injured on the Shahpur Kandi-Dunera road, near Matticot village, 22 km from here, today. Owner Karnail Singh and his family members, including three women, were on the way to Himachal Pradesh when a speedy tipper (PB-08-A-2346) of a private construction company ran over the herd. A woman, Basho Devi, was also injured in the accident.

Education tour: As part of the Army’s welfare activities for the people, under Operation Sadbhavana an education tour of 25 students was flagged off by the GOC, 29 Infantry Division, here on Friday. This tour will cover Amritsar, Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Agra, Dehradun  and Chandigarh. The GOC said the tour would  help the children to understand the cultural diversity  in the country.

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CHANDIGARH

Chandigarh
Journalist bereaved
:Rattan Lal Gupta, father of Nand Lal Gupta, Reviser, The Tribune, died at Babyal in Ambala yesterday. He was 80. A large number of people attended his cremation today.He is survived by three sons. Kriya will be held at their residence in Babyal village at 2.00 pm on February 27.

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HARYANA

BHIWANI
Body found
: The body of a 30-year-old man was found floating in a water tank situated near the local city station on Saturday. The police has sent the body to a hospital for a postmortem.

GURGAON
Rly stations to have CCTVs
: District Magistrate Deepti Umashankar has issued orders to install CCTV cameras at all railway stations in the district. These orders have been issued under Section 144 of the CrPC. “The orders have been issued in perception of terrorist threat in view of the high-profile character of the city,” the District Magistrate said, adding that the orders were applicable with immediate effect and the Commissioner of Police had been told to ensure compliance with these orders.

HISAR
Rice researchers
: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has decided to felicitate nine rice researchers of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University for their contribution to high-yielding basmati varieties over the years. A press note issued by HAU here on Thursday identified these researchers as DVS Panwar, KR Gupta, Rishi Pal, Rattan Singh, Khushi Ram, Uma Ahuja, Chandgi Ram, SC Ahuja and Ram Singh. It said a communication received by the varsity in this regard stated that two other scientists, KS Kushwaha and Ajmer Singh, who also contributed to the development of new varieties, could not be felicitated as both had died.

KAITHAL
Doctor booked
: A criminal case has been registered against a surgeon of the local Civil Hospital on a charge of issuing a fake medical certificate. Shakuntla, an anganwari worker posted in Kaithal, had said she had taken divorce from her husband. On August 20, 2008, when she had gone to attend a local court to pursue a case relating to maintenance charges from her husband, she was allegedly beaten up by Arjan Dev, elder brother of her husband. However, Arjan Dev had allegedly managed to get a false medical certificate issued by Dr RD Chawla in which he was shown to have suffered serious injuries in the attack. On the basis of the certificate, Arjan Dev got a criminal case registered against Shakuntla Devi and her family members.

KURUKSHETRA
Licensed arms
: District Magistrate Pankaj Aggarwal in an order issued under Section 144 of the CrPC here on Friday has banned the use of licensed arms and weapons for shooting in air during marriages as well as social and religious functions. In the order, it has been said the order is being promulgated in the wake of increasing number of shooting incidents in marriages and other social occasions resulting into causalities of innocent persons. Any person found guilty of violation of this order shall be prosecuted and punished as per law under Section 188 of the IPC.

SONEPAT
1 killed in accident
: Lalit (33), son of president of the Gohana Truck Union and social activist Satish Goyal, was killed when the car he was travelling in collided head-on with a truck on the Rohtak-Panipat national highway, near Gohana, on Friday. The incident took place when Lalit was returning home from Shamri village after attending a marriage. The truck was on its way to Chandigarh from Gujarat. The police has registered a case.


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JAMMU & KASHMIR

Jammu
Jewellery shop looted
:Three unidentified armed youth, including a Sikh, looted a jewellery shop owned by Sohan Lal Suri at gunpoint in the densely populated New Plots area here last evening. Owner of the shop along with his son Ajay Suri and two employees - Bodh Raj and Babu - were present in the shop when the incident took place. After looting jewellery and lakhs of rupees, the accused tried to flee. When Bodh Raj tried to resist them, one of the looters opened two to three rounds from a country-made pistol, injuring Bodh Raj, who sustained gunshots in his thigh and hands. Hearing gunshots, other shopkeepers and residents of the area rushed to the spot but by then the trio had managed to escape on their bike. Jammu SSP Manohar Singh said: “The police has got some clues and the case will be cracked within a couple of days.”

Mushaira held:The Doordarshan Kendra (DDK), Srinagar, organised a Kashmir Mushaira for migrant Kashmiri Pandits, in which over 23 poets participated, at KL Saigal Hall in Jammu today .The mushaira was presided over by renowned Kashmiri poet and writer Amin Kamil.Stating that the mushaira was part of the five-day live music festival, Jugalbandi, director of the DDK, Srinagar, said: “The main aim of the mushaira was to promote Kashmiri language in writings and poetry of budding writers and poets.” 

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DEHRADUN

Dehradun
PNB launches global credit card
:Punjab National Bank recently launched Global Credit Card here as part of all-India exercise. The card entails no issuance cost. It has neither annual fee nor is any fee charged for the renewable. The card that provides a minimum 20 days and maximum of 50 days available credit that, too, without interest has only minimum finance charges. Meanwhile, PNB is working to introduce 100 per cent CBS facility at all India level of the bank, which would also benefit the state

Haridwar
Bureau solves 2 marriage cases
: During the monthly meeting of the Aiychik Bureau cell, which solves problems of married couples, two cases of harassmant and dowry were solved. The complaints were listened by CO Shweta Chaubey, Advocate Arvind Srivastava and SPO S Shishodiya in the CCR building. The first case was of Jamila, wife of Taslim, while the second was of Devendra Kaur, a resident of Pathri. Both were related to dowry and harassment and the bureau members, after hearing the version of both sides, amicably resolved the cases.

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