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Free health camp on Sunday:
The Seth Shankar Dass Daulat Ram Charitable Trust will hold free medical camp at Jaycee Nagpal Marriage Palace here on Sunday, president J.C. Nagpal said today. Blood test, ECG, ultrasound, EG (Brain) will be done free of cost, he added.

Purse snatched:
Two unidentified motorcyclists snatched a purse from Suman Taneja, a resident of New Delhi, when she was going towards her relative’s home in the Ranjit Avenue E-Block area here. The police has registered a case under section 356, 379 and 34, IPC, against the accused. She said the accused were riding a motorcycle (PB-O-11-T-3332).

Two arrested:
SSP Naresh Kumar Arora said here on Friday that the police nabbed two persons and seized 415 gm of narcotic powder from them. The SHO of Ranger Nangal arrested Surjit Kaur, resident of Panj Garayian village, and seized 205 gm of narcotic powder from her. Harbhajan Singh of Kot Kujlas has been arrested and 210 gm of narcotic powder has been seized from him. Cases have been registered.

Crop gutted:
Standing wheat crop in 10 acres belonging to local SAD councillor Makhan Singh Grewal at nearby Mahalon village was reportedly gutted due to short-circuit at about 3.15 pm on Friday. Grewal said the fire was so severe that the standing wheat crop in 10 acres was reduced to ashes just within half an hour.

Lecture on career  planning:
The Berkley College, Patiala, conducted a guest lecture for the students of MBA, BBA and BCA in which Dr Narinder Kaur, professor and placement in charge of Government Bikram College, was invited as a guest speaker. On this occasion she shared the knowledge on the topic of “Career planning and career counselling” in the field of management among the students. She explained that the students should be aware of their potential and should exploit the potentials for uplifting society.

Free eye camp: Sri Guru Mandir is organising the ninth free eye camp at 1525, 7C, Chandigarh, on April 26 from 11 am to 2 pm. Dr Sukhdip Singh Boparai, chief consultant of the Patiala Eye Hospital and Lasik Laser Centre, and Dr Monica Jain will examine the patients with their teams. Free medicines and food would be made available to the patients.



5 killed in road mishaps:
Three youths were killed on the spot and one sustained serious injuries when a jeep, in which they were travelling, collided with a tractor on the Bhiwani-Rohtak road on Thursday. The injured has been admitted to medical college, Rohtak. According to reports, Surender, Balwan, Ravinder and one other were going to Bamla village. As the jeep reached near Naurangabad village, about 9 km from here, it collided with a tractor. Meanwhile, Kusum (8) of Kharak village died when a Tata truck hit her near Karak Khurd village on Friday. The police has registered a case against the driver. She was heading towards her house when a speedy truck hit her. In another incident, a youth of Dhana Ladanpur village was run over by a train. The deceased has been identified as Patram.

Two gangsters held:
With the arrest of two gangsters - Ashok and Kapil, both residents of Bawwa village, the Kosli police on Friday claimed to have worked out several cases of theft of tractors. The duo were produced in the SDJM court of Kosli on Friday, who remanded them in one day police custody. However, their third accomplice, Anil, is still at large. Duo were apprehended by the Kosli police on the basis of revelation regarding their complicity in the gang, which was made by Nand Lal and Sanjay - kingpins of the gang of tractor thieves, who were recently arrested by the Hansi police of Hisar district along with stolen tractor.

Man kills wife,  commits suicide:
A man consumed poison after killing his wife with a sharp-edged weapon at Ding Mandi on Thursday. Sukhpal (40), a farm labourer, had gone to his fields with wife Manjit Kaur later, their bodies were recovered from there on Thursday. They had four daughters and a son and the family was passing through financial crisis. Sukhpal is alleged to had killed his wife with agriculture implement and then consumed poison.

Protest over new regulations:
In protest against the implementation of the new regulations, including in the State VAT Act, 2003, representatives from various trade unions led by BJP state media in charge Rajiv Jain, mandi association president Lala Nathu Ram, on Friday handed over a memorandum, addressed to the Chief Minister, demanding immediate withdrawal of the new regulations. Jain said the new regulations were against the interests of the trading community and these must be withdrawn by the state government. Resentment was prevailing among the traders against these new regulations, he added.



Veena Ganju’s death mourned:
The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party has expressed shock at the demise of Veena Ganju, a senior journalist and vice-president of the party. In his condolence message, Panthers Party chief Bhim Singh expressed said that Veena Ganju had contributed much in the growth of the party during her husband’s imprisonment.

2 consume poison, hospitalised: Two persons, including a woman, were admitted to the local Government Medical College after they consumed poison on Friday. The police said Kulwant Kour (18), wife of Vijay Singh of Tareva, and Ronyal of Link Road, Bhaderwah, were shifted to the GMC after they consumer some poison.

1 killed, 15 hurt in mishaps: One person died and 15 were injured in road accidents on Friday. A Matador (JK02A-7172) hit Fazali Bagum, a resident of Malhar at Dewal, under the jurisdiction of Rajbagh police station. The injured woman succumbed to her injuries on the way to hospital. The police has registered a case. Fifteen persons were admitted to the local GMC after sustaining injuries in road accidents in Jammu city and outskirts.

Pilgrim commits suicide: Law postgraduate Dinesh Parekh (36)of Bhopal,who had come to pay obeisance at the cave shrine of Vaishno Devi, on Thursday committed suicide by hanging himself with an iron rod in a shed in Namai village of Katra. The family of the deceased had been informed the police said. The police has registered a case .


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