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Bassi Pathana
Awareness camp
: Local Mehar Baba Charitable Trust organised diabetes and cancer awareness and women empowerment camp at nearby Dadiana village on Tuesday. Prof HS Mejie, founder trustee, MBCT, inaugurated the camp. The Trust also organised ‘Cancer Roko’ awareness campaign. MBCT women field officers briefed the women about this disease and registered them for free check up. Prof Mejie said a mobile cancer bus equipped with Siemens’ mammography machine would visit the villages for check up.

Batala
One arrested
: One Satnam Singh of Sidhwa Jamita village was arrested with a stolen LPG cylinder. SI Rajbir Singh of Dhariwal police station said on the complaint of Sukhdev Singh the police laid a naka and recovered the cylinder.

Lalru
Man killed in accident
: A 36-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a road accident on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway near Lalru. According to the police, Dharanvir Singh, a resident of Lalru, who was working as a clerk with the market committee, Lalru, met with the accident when his motor cycle collided with a speeding car near the Jharmari toll tax barrier on the Haryana border. He was rushed to the civil hospital, Ambala, where doctors declared him brought dead, the police added. The unidentified car driver managed to flee after the accident. A case has been registered.

Sriganganagar/Abohar
Man killed by kin: Cops
: Gurwinder, son of a water works employee Lachhman, was killed by his brother and sister-in-law, says Padampur police. The accused, Som Nath and his wife Poonam, have been arrested, Additional SP Mohinder Hingania confirmed. Som Nath was quoted by the police as having revealed that he had dispute over the shifting of household from the official quarters to the newly-built house in Padampur with his mother and Gurwinder had intervened. This irritated Som Nath. Later, finding Gurwinder alone in the quarter on Saturday night, he allegedly attacked the younger brother with the help of wife Poonam, using a heavy iron rod that proved fatal. The police recovered CTV and some other articles allegedly looted after the killing.

Man held under NDPS Act: The Raisinghnagar police has arrested a resident of ward number 9, Prem Chand, under section 8/21 of the NDPS Act after the recovery of 178 kg of poppy husk during a random checking, sources said. A drive launched by the district police against anti-social elements resulted in the arrest of five persons under the Gambling Prevention Act along with Rs 43,928 on the spot. Five persons were arrested under the Excise Act during the raids today and 56 litres of illicit liquor was seized.



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CHANDIGARH

Chandigarh
ABVP stages dharna
: The ABVP, Panjab University, staged a dharna outside the student centre today to demand granting Central status to PU and rolling back VAT from the student centre. Satyapal Jain, a candidate of the NDA, assured that if their party won or lose in the general elections, they would struggle for the Central status and VAT.


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HARYANA

GURGAON
District Bar chief
: Santhok Singh has been elected president of the 33rd District Bar Association election held in Gurgaon recently, the result of which was announced here on Monday. It is the second time that he had won the bar association election. Santhok is the fourth lawyer who has grabbed the seat continuously for the second time. Around 2,500 lawyers are its members.

Kalka
In-laws booked for killing woman
: The Pinjore police has booked Nirmal Singh and his mother Bhago Devi, both residents of Madhanwala village of Pinjore, for the death of Daljit Kaur. Rajinder Singh, brother of the deceased, had lodged a complaint with the local police that Daljit was killed last night by her in-laws who had given her some poisonous substance. She felt uncomfortable and her condition deteriorated and was rushed to Civil Hospital, Pinjore, around 2 am where she was declared dead. He had also alleged that his sister was being harassed by her in-laws. The police had registered a case against Nirmal and Bhago Devi under Section 302 of the IPC.

2-day Baisakhi fair ends: Two-day Baisakhi fair, which witnessed a great rush of visitors and tourists across the country, concluded today at Yadvindera Gardens at Pinjore. Sudershan Sharma, additional division manager (ADM) of Haryana tourism, said, on the first day of the celebrations performers in competitions like bin baja, puppet show, kachi ghori and welcome papar attracted spectators specially children. Artistes of the cultural department, Haryana, also cast a spell on the audience by presenting various folk songs and folk dances of Haryana yesterday.

REWARI
Five booked for abduction
: A case of abduction and wrongful confinement has been registered against Malkhan Singh of Malpura village and four others. Sources said owing to business rivalry, Dalbir was allegedly kidnapped from Malpura village on April 6 and then taken to Kotputli town of Rajasthan, where he was tortured by his alleged abductors. Subsequently, Dalbir somehow managed to get out of their stranglehold and approached the Kotputli police for help.

Two held: The police intercepted a truck, which was carrying 25 buffaloes and four calves, on the Jaipur-Delhi highway, near Dharuhera, on Monday. The buffaloes were being taken to Delhi for butchery. The police arrested the two-truck operators - Shaukat Ali and Kamruddin, both residents of Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.

SONEPAT
BJP flays govt on VAT
: BJP state media in charge Rajiv Jain has criticised the state government for compulsory imposition of VAT on closing stock and steep hike in penalty amounts and demanded immediate withdrawal of these orders. He also threatened that if it were not withdrawn, the traders would be forced to launch an agitation.


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JAMMU & KASHMIR

Jammu
2 killed in road mishaps
: Two persons were killed in Jammu. A youth, Ankush Gupta of Narania Mohalla, was killed after being hit with a load-carrier, near Jammu University, here on Tuesday. The victim was immediately rushed to Government Medical College where he succumbed to his injuries. In another incident, a speeding vehicle at Seswar Morh in Hiranagar hit an unidentified person killing him on the spot.

Body found: The body of a man has been found from the Chenab in Pargwal sector. Official sources said the body of Gopal Krishan, a native of Bawyal Tehsil in neighbouring Pathankot, was found from the Chenab. The body was sent to hospital for post-mortem.

Tourist injured: A 50-year-old tourist was injured on Tuesday after he slipped from the Jhelum Express at the Jammu Railway Station here. Reports said Happa Sahib Shinde, 50, of Ahmednagar in Maharashtra sustained injuries in his legs after he slipped while boarding the Jhelum Express on the platform No. one.


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DEHRADUN

Dehradun
AC Kohli’s demise mourned:
The Uttaranchal Kayaking, Canoeing and Rafting Association (UKCRA) has expressed grief over the demise of Avinash Chander Kohli, president of the All-India Kayaking and Canoeing Association and member Indian Olympic Association. Assopciation president and MLA Kedar Singh Phonia said it was owing to Kohli’s efforts that rafting was started in the Ganga. “With the start of rafting in the Ganga, thousands of people got employment,” he said.

RIMC cadets celebrate Baisakhi: Cadets of Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) celebrated Baisakhi, here. Students, teachers and their families gathered at the college gurdwara and the programme began with ‘ardas’. The programme ended with the traditional ‘langar’. Others present on the occasion included Col H Dharmarajan, SM, Commandant, RIMC, Lt Col Rajesh Nathawat, and Maj Rexson Robertson.

Roorkee
50-year-old  commits suicide:
A 50-year-old man reportedly committed suicide by jumping into the Gang canal here this afternoon. The police said the man jumped from the main bridge at about 1.30 pm. “Seeing him drowning, some youths jumped into the canal and pulled him out. He was rushed to hospital, where the doctors declared him dead,” a police official said. A case has been registered.


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