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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.