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Case against Dhoni, Bhajji:
Amritsar: City resident Sarbjit Singh Gumanpura filed a petition in the local court against skipper of Indian cricket team M.S. Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh for showing disrespect to the highest civilian award by absenting themselves from the investiture ceremony. The judge announced the next hearing in the case on April 27.

Cop stabbed to death: Two unidentified persons stabbed a head constable to death on Saturday night near UBDC bridge at Kohali under Lopoke police station. He was posted in the office of the SSP Amritsar (rural). They also took away his motorcycle (PB-02-AS-3631). The police has registered a case under Sections 302, 394, 341 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.

Body found:
The body of Baldeep Singh (22) of Harbans Nagar in the city, was today found floating in the Bathinda-Teona canal distributary near Teona village. The deceased was reportedly missing since Saturday. His motorcycle was also recovered from the spot. Kin of the family apprehended his killing. Sadar police initiating inquest proceedings and are investigating the matter.

Bhog ceremony:
Rich tributes were paid to former minister Umrao Singh, who passed away on April 12. Scores of people, including former union minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Punjab Congress chief Mohinder Singh Kaypee, acting chief of the Punjab Congress, Lal Singh, former minister Amarjit Singh Samra, Avtar Singh Henry, Chaudhary Santokh Singh, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, Gurwinder Singh Atwal and former minister Gunkanwal Kaur, were present on the occasion.

CPI (ML) campaign: Visiting Nurmahal, Hans Raj Pabwa, CPI (ML) candidate from Jalandhar constituency, today blamed the consecutive union governments of failing in fulfilling the demands of common man.

Massive fire engulfs Bir Dosanjh jungle:
The 1,000 acres of Bir Dosanjh jungle, 6 km from here, was engulfed by fire around 2.30 pm here on Sunday. Six fire engines from Mandi Gobindgarh, Dera Bassi, Mohali and Patiala were pressed into service to control the fire till the filing of this report. The forest over 5,700 acres is habitat of nilgai and other animals.



2 killed in road mishap:
Two persons were killed and 15 others injured when a Haryana roadways bus collided with a truck on the Ambala-Kaithal road near Naggal village on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Vishal Shaily (11) and Sunita (32), the police said. The injured have been admitted to the civil hospital at Ambala City. The bus was coming from Ismailabad to Ambala City, while the truck was going toward Kaithal side. According to an injured the bus driver was overtaking a car which led to accident.

Rural lok adalat:
As many as 13 out of 52 cases tabled before the rural lok adalat that held in Nimriwali village, were settled on Sunday. The District Legal Services Authority had organised the rural lok adalat and a free legal aid camp under guidance of the Sessions Judge RK Bishnoi and Civil Judge Shikha Yadav presided over it. Chief judicial magistrate and secretary of the authority Sangeeta Rai Sachdeva said 13 cases were settled on the spot and a sum of Rs 400 was realised as penalty. She said the lawyers provided free legal knowledge to villagers.

Blood donation camp:
A blood donation camp was held at district jail complex here on Sunday. As many as 32 prisoners and jail officials donated blood. SP JS Lamba presided over the camp. Earlier, a function was organised by the Nutan Jyoti Zila Saksharta Samiti on the concluding day on Sunday. The samiti had organised it to educate the prisoners. Ragini and songs were presented in the function.

Poll arrangements reviewed:
Central observer for Panipat city, Samalkha and Israna segments of the Karnal constituency Meenu S Kumar on Sunday held a meeting with assistant returning officers to review the arrangements for the Lok Sabha elections. She instructed the officials to take all measures for smooth and peaceful conduct of the elections. The observer stated that her office had been set up at the guest house in NFL Township and representatives of any political party could contact her on mobile number 94967232105 or send an e-mail to her on menu.sk@nic.in. She said all efforts would be made up hold peace and security during the elections.

One dies in roof collapse:
A contractual labourer, Ram Kishore (33), a resident of the Chhatarpur area of Madhya Pradesh, died when he reportedly fell down from an “under construction” roof of the Post Graduate Regional Centre in Meerpur village, near here, on Saturday. Sources said he, Along with other fellow labourers, was sleeping on the roof. When he was in sleep, his foot apparently slipped incidentally and he fell down dead. The Dharuhera police, which held inquest proceedings under Section 174, CrPc, has treated it as a case of incidental death.


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