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Free heart check-up camp:
The Maheshwari Sangathan will sponsor a free heart check-up camp at Shri Sanatan Dharam General Hospital here on Monday, president Anand Periwal informed. A team of experts from the Apollo Hospital including Dr Gagandeep Singh, Dr Rakesh Pandey and Dr Bhupinder Singh will provide services. Jai Deep Bihani, president of the Bihani Education Trust, will be the chief guest while Pawan Holani, president of the North Zone, Maheshwari Maha Sabha, Sushil Periwal, former councillor, Fazilka and Sham Kothari will be the special guests.

Seminar on fashion  designing: INIFD is going to organise a seminar in the Jawahar Bal Mandir Senior Secondary School, which would be addressed by a team of experts including Parul Bhatia, interior designer Sonal, Jagpreet Kaur and Rubab. Some fashion designers will visit the border town Srikaranpur on Sunday to enlighten girls on career prospects in fashion designing.

Woman killed:
Rupali (30), wife of migrant labourer Dharminder Chobe, living in
Scheme 2, Model Town, was strangled by some persons on Wednesday night.
According to police sources, Dharminder Chobe, a mason, found his wife dead at
his house when he returned home from work. A case under section 302 of the IPC
has been registered.

Drugs recovered:
Mansa police on Friday arrested a person and recovered 250 gram of opium from his possession. SHO Mansa city Sulakhan Singh said that police following a tip-off arrested Barinder Kumar, son of Biraj Lal, a resident of Mansa and recovered opium. The SHO said that the accused was allegedly involved in the smuggling of smack. Police has registered a case against him under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

Auction of commercial  plots put off:
Acting upon a complaint filed by three local BJP municipal councillors (MCs) and on the basis of an inquiry made on the complaint of the District Revenue Officer, the Sangrur Deputy Commissioner on Saturday postponed the auction of commercial plots to be done on Friday by the Municipal Council authorities for constructing shops on municipal land situated outside the Sunami Gate here. The auction has been postponed till further orders.

Tarn Taran
Farm labourer Gurpal Singh (35) was electrocuted on Wednesday
evening while digging a bore for a tubewell at the farmhouse of Sardool Singh of
the same village. The Khalra police has registered a report under section 174 of
the CrPC as the family members of the deceased refused to register a criminal case
against the farmer.



3 girls drowned:
Three girls drowned in a village pond in Mahendragarh district on Friday evening. Manju (13), daughter of Bichhunath Jogi, Sugna (12), daughter of Mohan Ram, and Mohra (11), daughter of Jai Ram, drowned in a pond in Mohanpur village, near Nangal Chaudhary town. Sources said Manju accidentally entered the pond where the water happened to be deep. Sugna and Mohra followed her in a bid to rescue her. The girls, living in a cluster of dwellings near the Grain Market of Nangal Chaudhary, had gone to the pond area to graze their goats.

5 Bihar youths held for kidnapping boy:
The police on Saturday arrested five youths of Bihar, who had allegedly kidnapped a four-year-old boy and demanded Rs 50 lakh ransom from his parents. The police also recovered the boy from the youths. The accused had kidnapped Ritik from Modipur of Bihar on May 26 and were staying in a rented accommodation in Jawahar Nagar here for the past one week. The district police officials of the cyber crime cell accompanied by a team of police from Bihar arrested the youths from the rented accommodation. The Bihar police had asked the cyber crime cell here to trace location of the accused after monitoring their mobile phone calls.



60 drivers challaned:
Sixty drivers, who had been violating the traffic norms, were challaned by the police during a day-long drive in connection with the ‘Zero Tolerance day’ in this town yesterday and recovered Rs 10,000 as penalty from them. Kangra SDPO Jeet Singh Thakur said most of the drivers, particularly youths violating the norms were challaned. He said 13 drivers were also challaned at Nagrota Bagwan and penalised under the Dehra police station.

SBI’s role lauded:
Chief Minister PK Dhumal today said the corporate sector should come forward to share social responsibilities and emerge as a partner in socio-economic uplift. He was speaking at the prize distribution ceremony organised by Shimla branch of the State Bank of India to honour meritorious students, who had done exceptionally well in Class X and XII examinations. He said this endeavour would inspire other students to work hard.


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