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Raninder pays obeisance
: Raninder Singh, Congress candidate from Bathinda and son of former Chief Minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh, paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here on Tuesday. Accompanied by Bhutan Prince Jigme Wangchuk, Raninder also offered prayers at the Durgiana Temple and visited Baba Budha Sahib gurdwara in Tarn Taran. His visit was a low-key affair sans security. — TNS

New academic session
: The students, who had topped in their respective classes during the annual exams played as “Yajmans” or hosts along with the teacher in-charge for  the “Havan” that was organised at the L.R.S  DAV Senior Secondary Model School here on  Wednesday to mark the beginning of the new academic session.— OC

Drug peddler arrested: The narcotic cell arrested a drug peddler and recovered 13.5 gm smack from him on Tuesday. The police party had put up a naka on the Chandigarh-Fatehgarh Sahib road at Chuni. During the search the police found smack with Harpreet Singh alias Kala, a resident of Chandigarh. He admitted that he was involved in the sale of drugs in the area. A case under the NDPS Act was registered and he was presented in the court and sent to judicial custody. — OC

: Punjab’s Home Secretary Navreet Singh Kang will also hold the additional charge of Financial Commissioner (Development). Kang incidentally also has the additional charge of the Secretary, Employment Generation. OSD to the Chief Minister and Secretary, Public Relations, DS Guru will look after the work of Dr SS Sandhu as MD, Punjab Infrastructure Development Board, while Sndhu is on holiday, stated an official communication here on Wednesday evening. — TNS

23 booked for assault: The local police registered a case of assault against around 23 persons on the complaint of Arun Bhardwaj on Tuesday, a resident of Dera Bassi. According to the police, the complainant said that he had a plot in Gulab Nagar here. He alleged that he was beaten up by the accused when he objected them on entering his plot. The police said he was admitted at Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi. The case has been registered and the police started further investigations. — TNS

‘Bigamous’ husband booked:
A girl of Tajpur Kalan village fell in love with a Kuwait-based businessman and married him. But things so changed that in six years she had to go to the police against the businessman she had contacted via the Internet while she was pursuing NIFD course in Hoshiarpur in March 2003. Fed up with harassment from husband and in-laws, Jagjit Kaur after efforts got a case registered against husband Amarjit Singh Chadda. The case was registered on March 11, 2009. Jagjit Kaur, daughter of a sailor in Navy, said her husband Amarjit Singh, married her without divorcing first wife Davinder Pal Kaur from whom he had two sons. — TNS

3 killed in road mishap:
Three persons were killed and one injured when a Zen car in which they were travelling rammed into a truck going towards Gurdaspur on the Pathankot-Amritsar road near Power Colony, Malikpur, 8 km from here, on Wednesday. Harpreet Singh, SP, here said four persons travelling in the ill-fated car (PB-35B-2103) were going to their native village Dhariwal Chak and rammed into a truck (PB-06H-9479) when the driver of the truck stopped the vehicle in the middle of the road. Three persons died on the spot and one sustained serious injuries. The dead persons had been identified as Manjit Singh, Shiva Singh and Gulzar Singh, including the driver of the car, and the injured person Surjeet Singh had been admitted in a private hospital here. — OC

‘Cong men creating hurdles’
: Former Congress MLA from Sangrur and coordinator of the election campaign committee for the Sangrur Lok Sabha (LS) constituency Arvind Khanna, who organised a meeting of Congress workers at his residence here on Wednesday, accused some Congress persons (without naming any leader) of stopping party workers from attending it. Khanna alleged that these Congress persons earlier also, on December 8 last, had tried to fail Capt Amarinder Singh’s meeting here by stopping people from attending it. But both meetings had got a big response from Congress workers. — TNS



Auction: An auction for the contract of forms printed in the administrative complex will be held on April 13 here under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner (Grievances). Those interested to take part in the auction would have to submit a bank draft for Rs 10,000 drawn in favour of the Assistant Commissioner (Grievances) as security amount two days before the auction was held. The person who gave the maximum bid would have to deposit one-fourth of the total amount soon after the auction. The period of contract will be from April 15, 2009 to March 31, 2010.— OC



Body found: A body of a person was found hanging from a tree in the forest area of Dhauj village, near here, on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Zuber Khan, a resident of Bhadas village in Mewat district. The body has been sent to hospital here for autopsy. The police has registered a case on a complaint of the deceased’s brother, who alleged that Zuber’s wife and his mother-in-law were behind the crime. The relatives alleged that Zuber Khan was first murdered and then his body was hanged from a tree to make out a case of suicide. — TNS

One killed:
Rajbeer (25) was killed on the spot near Mandrala village in the Assandh area of Karnal district when an unknown vehicle hit his motorcycle, on Tuesday. The police has register a case against the unknown driver on the complaint of the deceased brother. — TNS

Kang is dept director:
Kurukshetra University vice-chancellor Dr RP Bajpai has ordered that Dr AS Kang, Prof, Department of Panjabi, will take the charge of director, Academic Staff College, with effect from on Wednesday till further orders in addition to his own duties, according to a notification released by Prof Raghvender Tanwar, registrar of the university. — OC

Poll campaign
: INLD candidate from here Nafe Singh Rathi will file his nomination on April 15. He kicked off his election campaign with a whistle-stop tour of Berli, Bodia Kamalpur and several other villages of the Rewari region on Tuesday.he said the UPA was moving fast towards disintegration and he claimed that a pro-NDA wave had started sweeping various parts of the country.He exuded confidence saying that the INLD-BJP combine could repeat its landslide performance of 1999 in Haryana during the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls as well. — OC

Nomination: Anoop Singh Matanhale, the lone candidate of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) in Haryana, will file his nomination from the Rohtak parliamentary constituency on April 11.This press note was issued by senior SUCI leader Comrade Rajender Singh here on Tuesday.He said a public meeting to be held at Rohtak on April 11, would be prominently addressed by Satya Van, state secretary of the SUCI as well as Anoop Singh Matanhale. — OC



Migrant voter’s lists
: The voter’s lists of Kashmiri migrants will be displayed at various places from Thursday. The lists of the Nagrota and Purkhoo migrant camps will be displayed from April 2 to 4 while those of the Muthi and Mishriwalla camps will be displayed from April 5 to 7. The voter’s lists will also be displayed at Shanker Building, near Toph Bridge, Akhnoor road, Jammu. — TNS

Migrant voter’s lists: Sleuths of the Narcotics Control Bureau nabbed two narcotics smugglers on Tuesday from the Bishnah area and seized 1.5 kg of charas from their possession. Official sources said acting on a specific information, the sleuths conducted a raid in Bishnah, seizing the contraband from their possession. The arrested drug peddlers were identified as Jeet Kumar, alias Jeeta, and Parveen Kumar, both residents of Laswara in Bishnah. — TNS

Migrant voter’s lists Consequent to the clearance of the Election Commission, Prof Abdul Hamid Zargar Director, SKIMS, on Wednesday issued orders posting Prof. Imtiyaz Ali, Head of the Department of Community Medicine, as dean, medical faculty, SKIMS, and Prof. Mushtaq Ahmad, Head of the Department of Medical Oncology, as Principal, SKIMS Medical College, Bemina, Srinagar. — TNS


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