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Migrant stabbed
: A migrant labourer from UP was allegedly stabbed by an unidentified person on the Golden Temple premises when he allegedly entered the complex in a drunken state here this evening. He was rushed to Guru Ram Das hospital. His condition is stable. The police sources said Ganga Ram (40), who originally hailed from Bounda in Uttar Pradesh, entered Darbar Sahib premises through Manji Sahib Devan Hall side. The SGPC task force pushed him out of the premises after which he went to Jaura Ghar side near sarai where an unidentified person in a fit of anger stabbed him and ran away from the spot. — TNS

Jitendera Kumar JainJain is DIG (Faridkot range: Jitendera Kumar Jain has come back as the DIG, Faridkot range, with headquarters here. Jain was appointed as the DIG (Vigilance) before the Lok Sabha elections. His transfer to head the Faridkot range has been ordered by the Punjab government. — TNS

One hurt in road mishap: One Happy (22), who was driving a canter loaded with medicines, sustained serious injuries when the vehicle turned turtle on the Bathinda-Bajakhana road here on Wednesday. Volunteers of the Sahara Jan Seva got admitted him to a hospital in Bajakhana. The canter was going towards Faridkot from Bathinda. — TNS

Lakhowal reappointed:
The Punjab government today re-appointed Ajmer Singh Lakhowal as chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board reconstituted for three years with effect from June 18. A notification of the government said , the Financial Commissioner Development-cum-Principal Secretary or his representative, Principal Secretary Finance or his representative, Co-operative Societies or his representative, and representative of the Department of Food and Supplies Punjab would be official members of the Punjab Mandi Board. — TNS



Child electrocuted: Six-year-old Ajay was electrocuted at Baloo on the outskirts of Chamba town on Tuesday, according to a police report received here on Wednesday. Before the child could be rushed to the regional hospital, he died. A case has been registered in this connection. — OC

House raided: Following a tip-off the police on Wednesday raided a house in ward number two and seized 300 gm of charas from the possession of Pawan Kumar, son of Mohan Lal. He was arrested under the NDPS Act. According to the DSP the accused was already facing four such cases in the court. Significantly, residents of the locality had formed a committee against the drug menace in the residential area. — OC

One killed: One person was killed and four seriously injured when their car (HP-06-7700) met with an accident between Dachi and Hatkoti, near Rohru, on Wednesday. While Deepak Kumar (27) of Shekhal village died on the spot, four others sustained serious injuries. The injured include Sunny, Munish, Harinder Aukta and Kavi. — TNS


Trader’s house raided: Following complaints of tax evasion, Income Tax sleuths conducted a raid at the residence of Raman Gandotra, a businessman, in Channi Himmat, here last evening, and impounded a number of documents today for scrutiny. However, he refused that Onkara Jewellers, an outlet of the businessman, at Bahu Plaza, too, had been raided by the IT sleuths. During the raid, the IT sleuths seized bank statements, saving certificates, passbooks and income and expenditure receipts of the businessman. — TNS

2 cops face dowry case: A case has been registered against two police constables after the wife of one of them complained of dowry-related harassment, officials said here on Wednesday. The two policemen, Khalid Riyaz and his brother, Khalid Imtiyaz, allegedly beat up and injured the former's wife, Rehmat, and threw her out of the house along with her infant son as she failed to give them Rs 3 lakh in dowry, the Poonch police said as per the complaint lodged. The woman also accused her in-laws of dowry-related harassment. — PTI

Reservation for Sikhs sought: The National Sikh Front (NSF) has demanded 10 per cent reservation for the Sikh community and benefits of scholarships for their wards. They said if their demands were not fulfilled soon, they would intensify their agitation. According to a press note issued here today, NSF chairman Varinderjeet Singh said the government was doing injustice by giving minority status to the Muslim community by ignoring the Sikhs. — TNS

3 thefts in Bari-Brahmana: Burglars struck at three places in Bari-Brahmana and decamped with Rs 16,000 in cash, a car stereo and a hand pump on Tuesday night. Burglars decamped with eight cellphones, recharge coupons worth Rs 1600 and Rs 16,000 in cash from a cyber cafι in the town.In two other incidents , burglars took away a stereo from a car and a hand pump. — TNS

Panel for restoring Dal, Nigeen lakes
: The Environment Committee of the Assembly is working overtime to identify the reasons for degradation of twin water bodies — Dal and Nigeen lakes — and submit a report for their restoration, chairman of the committee Nizamuddin Bhat said here on Wednesday. Describing the two lakes as 'national assets', Bhat said the natural beauty of the valley was incomplete without these glorious water bodies. — PTI

Kashmir varsity convocation: The 17th annual convocation of the University of Kashmir is being held here on Saturday. Vice-President Hamid Ansari will deliver the convocation address on the occasion. Governor NN Vohra, Chancellor of the university, will preside over the convocation while CM Omar Abdullah, pro-chancellor, will be the guest of honour. — TNS

Body fished out of stream: A man’s body was seen floating in Shalu stream near Manigam, 27 km from here, on Wednesday and was subsequently fished out by the police, the spokesman said. The body was taken to the local police station and efforts were on to identify the deceased. A case has been registered. — PTI

2 killed in house collapse: Two persons, including a minor girl, were killed when their mud house collapsed due to a heavy rainfall in Ganderbal district last night, a police spokesman said today. Abdul Majid Bijran (33) and his four-year-old daughter, Hamida, died when their 'kotha' (mud house) collapsed at Khati Dook, 45 km from here, the spokesman said. Both bodies were later recovered from the debris. — PTI


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