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Woman attempts suicide
: A 30-year-old woman of Bhokhra village attempted suicide by consuming poison outside the Nehianwala police station on Wednesday afternoon. Talking to the media at the Civil Hospital, Mohan Singh, husband of the woman, alleged that she had a quarrel with the wife of a home guard of Madhar village. The woman used derogative language, accused his wife of immorality and assaulted her, he alleged. Mohan Singh further alleged that the police was not paying heed to her complaint. Frustrated due to the police inaction, she consumed poison. However, someone informed an NGO and its volunteers rushed her to the Civil Hospital. Baldev Singh, investigation officer of the Nehianwala police station, said the investigation into the incident was on.

Theft in broad daylight: Two motorcycle-borne youth stole a PCO machine installed at the shop of a retired DSP in Harbans Nagar on Wednesday morning. In his complaint, Joginder Singh, the retired DSP, alleged that one of the two youth entered his shop while the other remained outside and kept the bike’s ignition on. The former cut the wires and took away the PCO machine and fled with his accomplice. The complainant said he saw them running away but could not nab them. The Vardhman police said the matter was being investigated.

Summer camp: Utsav Manch Club has organised a summer camp in the city. The camp is of 30 days in which 30 courses are being offered. Spoken English, Western and Punjabi dance, painting, toy-making, beauty and hair cut, flower making, mehendi, car driving, fun games, embroidery and stitching are some of the courses being taught. On Wednesday, the second day of the camp, around 50 students participated. President of the club Bharat Jindal said these courses make students self-employed. Sujata Rani and Dimpy Jindal are the key organisers of the camp.



DC seeks media’s cooperation
: DC Nandita Gupta sought cooperation and goodwill of the media for solving problems of people and also for spreading awakening among citizens regarding importance of their active and responsive behaviour to make things work for general welfare of society. She stated this while interacting with mediapersons here on Wednesday at a meeting in her office. She said the district is a district of oustees as thousands have been ousted due to the projects like Bhakra dam, ACC cement factory at Barmana, Kol dam at Harnoda and now JP cement plant at Bagha Balag.

PWD meeting: Roads are the fastest mode of development of any area and PWD officers should complete all road construction work within the stipulated period while they should also seek cooperation of the people to give their land for this purpose willingly in the interest of their area. This call was given by Forests, Environment and Parliamentary Affairs Minister JP Nadda while presiding over the meeting of the PWD officers of the district for taking stock of all development and constriction works taken in hand by the department in the district here on Tuesday.

Proclaimed offender held:
The police has arrested an absconding woman, accused of murdering her husband five years back, from Chambaliana village under the Sujanpur police station this morning. Police sources said Preeto Devi, accused of murdering her husband Jagat Ram of Dahalat, had allegedly murdered her husband on November 11, 2004, in Dahalat village under the Bhoranj police station and absconded from there and was declared a proclaimed offender (PO).

Liquor seized: The Bhoranj police has seized 461 bottles of illicit country liquor from a jeep and arrested two persons. The police said it intercepted a Scorpio (HP-28-4119) this morning, near Bhoranj, and seized 461 bottles of Una No I, which were being illegally transported. The police has arrested two persons Sunil Kumar and Banshi Lal of Sarkaghat in this connection.

Five injured
: Five persons were injured, one of them critically, as the Maruti Van (HP-43A-4943) in which they were travelling rolled down the hill on the Kullu-Bhekhali road, about 6 km from here on Wednesday. Police sources said the driver lost control over the vehicle due to “over speed” and could not negotiate the sharp curve. The critically injured, Jai Ram of Kangti village was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. The other four Ram Lal (driver), Arun (36), Devi Singh (29) and Manoj (20), all residents of Kangati village, were admitted to the regional hospital here. The vehicle was on way to Bhekhali from Kullu.

Exchange programme: The 10-day Inter-State Youth Exchange and Home Stay programme organised under the aegis of Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development and the Nehru Yuva Kendra concluded here on Tuesday. Deputy Speaker Khimi Ram Sharma while presiding over the valedictory function organised at the Dev Sadan, here, said the basic approach of the programme was to develop harmony and to strengthen the basic feature of the country ‘unity in diversity’. As many as 100 youths from the states of Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry participated in the programme.

Jewellery stolen
: Thieves broke into the house of Raj Kumar, a resident of the Khushinagar locality in the town in broad daylight on Wednesday and decamped with 60 gm of gold jewellery and Rs 10,000 in cash. They committed the theft when no one was present in the house. When Raj Kumar’s wife returned home she found the locks of the house broken. The police has lodged a case under Sections 380 and 454 of the IPC.


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