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Temple theft:
Some unidentified persons stole a gold chain and Rs 5,000 from the Shiva Temple at Shankargarh Mohalla, Thathiari Gate, here last night. Temple priest Gopal Sharma told mediapersons that he had locked the temple at 10 pm. Gopal Sharma, along with a few residents of the area, lodged a complaint with the City police station. The police has started investigation to nab the thieves.

NFL signs MoU:
The National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Fertilisers, Govt. of India, for the fiscal 2009-10.  V.K. Sharma, chairman and MD, NFL, and Atul Chaturvedi, secretary (Fertilisers), signed the MoU on Tuesday. Under the MoU, the company has targeted production of  32.31 lakh MT of urea. The company has also undertaken various capital schemes like revamp of its three fuel oil based plants at Panipat, Bathinda and Nangal for changeover of feed stock from fuel oil to natural gas.

MIDI awards  for 23:
The Management and Industrial Development Institute (MIDI) gave away Management Excellence awards-2008 to 23 outstanding entrepreneurs and professionals at a function held here on Sunday. Local Bodies Minister Manoranjan Kalia and Executive Director of MIDI Dr H.K. Singh gave away awards to the selected winners. Suresh C. Munjal, Managing Director of Hero Cycles, was conferred with Masters Degree in Business Management for his significant contribution to the growth of cycle industry in the country.

Rs 3,000, phone snatched: Armed with sharp-edged weapons, four bikers snatched Rs 3,000 and a mobile phone from an employee of Kamal Palace Hotel on Friday night. The victim, B.S. Rana, a captain in the hotel, was on his way back to home from the hotel when the four masked miscreants on two motorbikes stopped him near railway level crossing on Laddowali Road at about 12.30 am and stanched his belongings. The police has registered a case.

Ladhar visits DBA office: Divisional Commissioner S.R. Ladhar visited the office of the District Bar Association (DBA) here today. DBA president Balwinderjeet Singh Lucky and other advocates apprised him of the different problems being faced by them in their day-to-day work. 

As many as 1,250 patients were examined during a medical camp organised by SNS Pahwa Charitable Hospital here on Monday. A team of doctors, including Dr Surinder Singh, Dr S K Chopra, Dr JS Chugh, Dr Bhupinder Sehra, Dr Bhupinder Singh and Dr Rajesh Kumar Bansal examined the patients.
The patients were also tested for HB, blood sugar, blood grouping, urine routine, ECG and refraction free of cost. Also, children were administered DPT, polio, measles, Hepatitis-B vaccinations free of cost. 

Man sets self on fire:
A man on Monday allegedly committed suicide by burning himself after pouring kerosene on his body. He died on the spot. The police has initiated the proceedings under Section 174, CrPC. Nand Lal of Mohalla Dekawala near Kelon gate bolted his room from inside and after pouring kerosene on his body, set himself ablaze. His wife Usha Rani said Nand Lal was upset for the past 10 days. 

Mullanpur Dakha
: Students brought laurels to Dr Mohan Kaur Memorial Institute of Nursing by securing cent per cent result in the final annual exams held recently. The result of first year of GNM Nursing is 100 per cent with Harkamal Kaur securing 81 per cent marks and standing first. Ramandeep Kaur and Manjit Kaur bagged second and third positions by securing 80.2 per cent and 80 per cent marks, respectively. 

Voter awareness march:
The Anuvrat Maha Samiti on Monday organised a march in the town to appeal to people to vote for candidates with high moral character. Acharya Maha Pragya asked voters to exercise franchise without fear and lure of money. 

Eye camp: The Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev Sewa Society on Monday organised an eye camp at Ramgarh village, 5 km from here. Dr Mahesh Ahuja examined more than 450 patients.

Effigies burnt:
Activists of the Sikh Students Federation (Grewal) led by president Param Singh Khalsa, burnt the effigies of the Congress nominees for the ensuing Lok Sabha poll in New Delhi, Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, here on Tuesday. 



Man booked for murder:
The police has registered a case against a person, who first jilted his wife to stay with his paramour, only to murder her after. The accused, an autorickshaw driver, allegedly killed his paramour by strangulating her to death on Monday at his residence in Sector 17. The accused is absconding. According to the police, the deceased, Shahnaz, had not married the accused, Bharati, but was staying with him. The police said they had a fight on Monday after which the accused allegedly killed her.

Prohibitory orders issued:
District Magistrate-cum-District Electoral Officer JS Ahlawat on Tuesday issued prohibitory orders barring workers of various political parties from using government buildings for campaigning during the elections. Ahlawat informed that the use of private buildings, compounds and walls without prior permission of owners for affixing election publicity material was also prohibited. 

Nitesh Jain bailed out:
Nitesh Jain was bailed out by the district court here on Tuesday while his bodyguard Anil and driver Radhika Prasad Pandey were sent to 14-day judicial custody. The trio was travelling in a BMW car on Monday when Anil fired shots at another Indica driver for not giving way. They fled away after the public gathered there and started pelting stones at the car. The police, however, caught them near the barricade at Gwalpuri Naka after a chase of about 10 km.

One dies in mishap:
One person was killed while another seriously injured in accidents in Karnal district on Tuesday. Ramphal, a resident of Raipur Rodan, who was on his way from Nilokheri to Karnal along with his brother-in-law Karta Ram, died on the spot when the autorickshaw he was travelling in reportedly hit by a canter (PB 10 9794). A case against the driver of the canter has been registered. In other case, one person was seriously injured when he was reportedly hit by a Turbo car (PB 11 AL 1177), near Gharaunda.

4 ASIs suspended:
Four Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASIs) ---Surender Singh, Krishan Kumar of the Model Town police station, Ved Pal and Balwant Singh of the Khol police station in the district--- and Head Constable Azad Singh of the Model town police station have been suspended for dereliction of duty by SP Rajender Singh. All five have been sent to the Police Lines here and departmental inquiries against them have also been ordered by the District Police Chief.



Kisan mela organised:
A ‘Kisan mela-cum-exhibition’ was organised by the Department of Agriculture here on Monday. Various departments like veterinary sciences and animal husbandry, the Central Integrated Pest Management Centre, floriculture, horticulture, sericulture, handicraft, NFL, Fisheries and Entrepreneurial Development Association put up their stalls. Sonali Kumar, principal secretary, Agriculture Production Department, called upon the farming community to increase soil productivity by taking to research and technology advancements. 

Man held with charas: The police on Tuesday arrested a man and seized 300 grams of charas from his possession in Talab Tilloo area here. Official sources said during frisking at a police check-post in Talab Tilloo, policemen seized the contraband from the possession of one Sethi of Rattanpura in Hiranagar. A case has been registered against him. Meanwhile, the police on Tuesday found the body of an unidentified man from the Parade Chowk here. Sources said the body was shifted to the Government Medical College for postmortem.

Educational tour:
A group of 35 students and three teachers, who were on an educational-cum-motivational tour of Rajasthan, returned to Rajouri on Tuesday. The tour was organised by the Army under the Operation Sadbhavana. During the tour the children visited historical sites of Rajasthan like Dargah Sharief in Jaipur, Pushkar in Ajmer and the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur.


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