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DAV College function postponed:
The department of history in the DAV College here has postponed the functions scheduled for Sunday and Monday as part of the golden jubilee celebrations till Tuesday due to sudden demise of Dina Nath Sharma (73), father of principal Dr BB Sharma, on Saturday night, HoD, Rekha Sood Handa, informed today.

No pay for 5 months:
The Multi-purpose Health Workers Association (MHWA) (Female) has asked Health Minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla to take notice of the non-payment of salaries to workers for the past five months. The association held a meeting at Fatehgarh Churian. Later Association president Paramjit Kaur said that has affected the moral of health workers.

College fete:
The local Prem Chand Markanda S.D. College for Women organised annual college fete today. Jalandhar MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee inaugurated the fete while District President Congress Committee Arun Walia was the guest of honour. The students enjoyed a gala time enjoying the fete. A large number of attractive stalls had been put up on the college campus. Later in the evening a raffle draw was also held.

Science quiz organised:
As per the directions of Director General School Education Krishan Kumar, a district-level science and mathematics quiz was organised by District Education Officer Darshan Kaur here at Government Senior Secondary School on Friday. The students who had excelled at the block-level quiz competition, participated in the competition.

1 held with smack:
The police has arrested Kulwant Singh of Kot Rani village and seized 10 g of smack from him on Sunday. This was disclosed by DSP H.P.S Khakh in a press note issued here.

Cultural programme:
Dalhousie Public School organised a cultural programme on Saturday. A band called Bombay Rocks was the main highlight of the event. Earlier, schoolchildren enthralled the audience with their colourful show. School chairman GS Grewal exhorted the kids to excel in any field of their choice.





2 get RI for corruption:
Special Judge, Jhajjar, DR Chalia, awarded four-year rigorous imprisonment to Suraj Bhan, Sub-Inspector, Food and Supply Department, Bahadurgarh and Chander Singh, Accountant (Panchayat) and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on them under Section 13 (1) (d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on Sunday. A spokesperson of the Haryana State Vigilance Bureau said if the fine was not paid they would have to undergo rigorous imprisonment for two more months.

Fire in factory:
A huge quantity of package material as well as a large number of rice bags were destroyed in a fire that broke out in REI Agro Limited (Plant-I) in the Industrial Estate of Bawal in Jaliawas village, 10 km from here, on Friday. Fire tenders from Rewari, Bawal, Bhiwadi, Neemrana and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation took over 15 hours to extinguish the fire. Amit Swami, executive director of the rice factory, said the loss was estimated at about Rs 3 crore. The cause of fire has not been ascertained yet.

Man held for abduction: The city police arrested Babu Yadav of Harjipur village for allegedly abducting a teenaged girl from the railway station here on Thursday. Simultaneously, the police also recovered the girl from his possession. The girl was allegedly kidnapped from Naiwali Chowk here on November 21. The girl was medically examined in the Civil Hospital here on Friday. Consequently, Section 376 of rape has now been added to the FIR which was earlier registered for abduction. Babu Yadav was produced in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate who remanded him to judicial custody.

550 units of blood collected:
Over 550 units of blood were collected at a blood donation camp organised by Shah Satnam Green S Force, a group of volunteers of the Dera Sacha Sauda, here on Saturday. Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh inaugurated the camp. A health camp was also organised in which specialist doctors examined patients. A team from the Indian Armed Transfusion, New Delhi, came to collect the blood units, which would be used for soldiers, said a spokesman for the dera.

Body found:
The police recovered the body of a youth identified as Dharmender of Laxman Nagar, Gurgaon, here on Saturday. The victim's body was handed over to his family members after a postmortem in the local Civil Hospital. On the complaint of victim's brother Tushar, a case has been registered. Tushar said his brother owned a Scorpio which was hired by some youths from Gurgaon on Friday. The police suspect it as a case of loot as the criminals had taken away the Scorpio after murdering Dharmender.

35-yr-old raped, beaten up:
A 35-year-old woman of Gadhaula village was allegedly raped and beaten up by four persons here on Saturday.The police after conducting the medical test of the victim at the local Civil Hospital has registered a case against four persons, including Balak Ram. The police said the victim was waiting for a bus at the bus stand of her village when four youths in a car stopped there and forcibly took her in their car. Later, the four accused raped the victim near canal bridge and also beat her up. A case has been registered against the four accused. However, no accused has been arrested in the case so far.



2 Bangladesh nationals held:
Security forces on Sunday arrested two Bangladesh nationals near the international border when they were trying to sneak into Pakistani from the Kanachak area of Jammu. The police sources said the duo identified as Dalhan Khalsi and Jagundi Bilal were arrested, about a km away from the India-Pakistani international border this afternoon. A case had been registered.

Militants kidnap youth: Militants today barged into the house of a youth and kidnapped him from a village in Reasi district today, the police said here. Around three militants barged into the house of Zakir Hussain and kidnapped him at gunpoint from Prankote Morha village, 85 km from here, this afternoon. He was taken into the forest belt, they said, adding that the family of the victim informed the police and a joint operation was launched with the Army to track down the militants and rescue the youth.

Hideout busted, arms seized: The Army today busted a militant hideout and seized a cache of arms and ammunition from it at Reasi district. Acting on a tip off, troops of the Rastriya Rifles launched a search operation in Nikan forest belt of Reasi district, 90 Km from here, and busted a hideout, defence officials said. One UBGL, two shells and 21 bullets of 303 ammunition were seized. However, the militants had escaped from the spot.

Subedar ends life:
An Army Subedar ended his life at his camp in Rangret here on Sunday. The police said Subedar Karan Singh shot himself from his service rifle.It is not clear as to what was the provocation for Singh to take this extreme step. The Army said it was enquiring into the matter.


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