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One dies of heat stroke: An unidentified person in his fifties reportedly died of heat wave at Mall Godam near local railway station in Bathinda on Sunday. The Government Rail Police personnel and volunteers of the NGO, Sahara Jan Sewa, brought the the person to the local civil hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. After conducting post-mortem examination at the hospital, the body of the deceased was handed over to Sahara workers for last rites.



Woman held with charas: The police on Sunday arrested Dolma Devi, a Nepalese, who used to stay at Manikaran in Kullu under the NDPS Act after recovering 500 gm of charas from her possession. She was roaming at the bus stand when the police on patrol duty under suspicion searched her bag and found charas in it and arrested her.

Man convicted: The Nurpur Judicial Magistrate on Saturday convicted Kewal Krishan of Sudher village (Dharamsala) for rash driving and awarded 10-month imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 to him. According to Additional District Attorney Ashok Dhiman, the accused had been booked on May 19, 1999, under Sections 279, 338 and 304 (A) of the IPC. It was alleged that the accused hit his truck, which was carrying labourers, into a speeding bus. In the mishap, five labourers were killed.

One killed: Gaurav Bedi (20), son of Janak Singh of Bhadroya colony, Pathankot, died on the spot when his motorcycle skidded on the Pathankot-Mandi National Highway at Bhadwar, near here, on Sunday afternoon. According to the police, the deceased was driving the motorcycle and going to Dharamsala with his friend Gaurav Saini. The pillion rider escaped unhurt in the mishap.


4 held for piracy: The police seized as many as 15,000 pirated DVDs/CDís of English and Hindi movies during a raid conducted here yesterday. Four shopkeepers have been arrested in this regard. Kotwali police station in charge JP Juyal said a team had conducted raids on a couple of shops each on Chakrata Road and Rajpur Road. ďIn all, we seized 15,000 DVDís/CDís, which have a market value of Rs 3.5 lakh,Ē he said.

Tigress may have been poisoned: The six-year-old tigress that was found dead in Kumaon region on Saturday may have been poisoned, say officials. Since the carcass did not have any injury mark, it is suspected that the wild cat may have been poisoned. A post-mortem report is awaited.

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