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Kite flying claims life:
Kite flying claimed the life of a teenager as he fell from the roof of his house here on Saturday. According to the police, the 14-year-old boy, Jassi, a student of Lala Lajpat Rai Senior Secondary School, was flying a kite on the roof of his house, which had no boundary wall. The boy fell from the roof and was immediately taken to a private hospital and further referred to the PGI. The police said Jassi died on way to the PGI. 

Pirated CDs recovered: The police raided a tea stall near the State Bank of Patiala branch and recovered 545 pirated CDs. The police also arrested one Jagir Singh, a resident of Rasulpur. The police said the accused used to sell pirated CDs to the youngsters. A case has been registered.

Man crushed under vehicle:
A man died on the outskirts of Jagraon last evening.
The man was identified as Balwinder Singh of Khawaja Baju area of Jagraon, was returning home from Chowkiman village, where he owned a Junk dealer shop, on his motorcycle. An unidentified vehicle that managed to flee from the scene of accident hit him. The deceased fell on the road and another vehicle passing crushed the head of the victim, killing him on the spot. The stretch of the national highway from Ayali Chowk near Ludhiana to Nanaksar is prone to accident but the situation gets grim during winters when the visibility become low due to fog and smog. 

Book released:
Former Haryana Sahitya Academy director Dr Chander Trikha today released a book on ghazals at Government College for Boys here today. Vishwamitr Kant authors the book "Chaar Deepak to Jala" is from a teaching background. A resident of Ferozepore, Kant has a keen interest in art and culture. He has served as lecturer in Dev Samaj College, Ferozepore, and has been associated with teaching for a long time.

650 examined at medical check-up camp: More than 650 women and children were examined at a medical check-up camp organised at the Sub centre Dabba. It was organised by the Department Of Health And Family Welfare, Punjab, today. Laboratory tests were conducted on 528 women while 168 children were immunised by a team of specialists under the supervision of Ludhiana Civil Surgeon Dr Maninderjit Singh. 

Gurpreet wins sarangi contest:
Gurpreet Singh Noor of Machhiwara town bagged first prize in the All-India Sarangi Competition held recently at New Delhi. The competition was organised by the All-India Radio and nearly 300 persons participated in the competition.
Gurpreet, son of a local dhadhi singer, Nirnajan Singh, said his mentor, Kewal Singh, Nirdosh and Shaminderpal Singh helped him in getting the prize. Gurpreet had earlier won a gold medal in the Gurmat Sangeet Utsav held at Punjabi University, Patiala. 

Preneet calls on Ranjotís family:
Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur, local MLA Randeep Singh and Amloh MLA Sadhu Singh Dharmsot visited the family of Ranjot, whose body was found in Australia, in Alhoran village yesterday. She gave Rs 2.29 lakh from MP quota and Rs 2.50 lakh announced by the Centre. 

Free eye check-up camp:
Over 150 patients were examined at the first phaco eye check-up camp organised by the Sri Naina Devi Mandir Committee of Nabha, near here, on Saturday. Dr Mahesh Ahuja, medical officer in the Civil Hospital of Nabha, arranged for the surgeries and followed up the operated patients. 

Girl found murdered: Body of an unidentified girl was found by the police from Sheikhupura village on the Patiala-Sangrur Road. According to the police, the girl had been murdered because there was a gunshot wound on her face. The police further said that so far it had no information about the family of the victim. Sources said the girl was about nine-year old and belonged to some migrant family. The police had also recovered an empty cartridge of .32 bore revolver. A case in this regard had been registered at the Sadar Police Station. 



Mobike stolen: Sandeep Punia of Sector 22 reported to police alleging that someone had stolen his CBZ motorcycle (CH-03-Q-8753) from his residence on January 4 night.

Theft :Ankush Grover, a resident of Sector 7, alleged that someone had stolen medicines from his shop on January 16 night.

Harassment:On the complaint of Sabnam, a resident of Maloya, the police has registered a case against her husband Shamsher Khan and her in-laws for harassing and assaulting her to bring more dowry.

Stolen:Thieves decamped with cash and other articles after breaking into a shop in Mani Majra. Amit Sharma had reported to police alleging that some one had stolen Rs 1,000, seven mobile sets and seven sunglasses from his shop in Mani Majra on Friday night.

Cheating: Kunal of Sector 41 had lodged a report against Rajwinder Brar and Sutixen Mehta of Sector 2 for duping him of Rs 7 lakh. He alleged that they promised to send him abroad and took Rs 7 lakh from him. But neither they returned the money nor they sent him abroad. 

Car rally: The Lions Club International organised a car rally today to make people aware about social activities. It was organised under the leadership of Nimmi Sandhu, chairperson of the club. The rally commenced from the Lionís Bhawan, Sector 18, and covered Sectors 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 27. The presidents of all three Lions Clubs, including the Lions Club (Host), the Lions Club (Harmony) and the Lions Club (Vishal) participated in the rally. 

OPDs closed: All OPDs in the PGI will remain closed on January 26 on account of Republic Day, a gazetted holiday. The emergency services will function as usual. 

Government Civil Hospital doctors examine patients during a health check-up camp at Shaheed Udham Singh Colony in Mohali
398 examined at health camp:
Ahead of the Republic Day function, doctors at the Civil Hospital, Phase VI, Mohali, organised a medical check-up camp at Shaheed Udham Singh Colony in the industrial area, Phase VIII, here on Saturday. Under the charge of the SMO, Dr HS Sarang, as many as 398 patients of the slum area were examined during the camp. A number of women were found to be anaemic.

Government Civil Hospital doctors examine patients during a health check-up camp at Shaheed Udham Singh Colony in Mohali on Saturday. A Tribune photograph



Man held:
The police today nabbed one Jai Karan, son of Shyam Lal of Sungal village, on the National Highway-21 near here and recovered 500 g of opium and 50 g of charas from his possession. He was arrested following a trap laid on a tip-off.
The police has registered a case under the NDPS Act against him. 



Panchakarma branch opened:
Sri Sri Ayurveda Panchakarma, an initiative of the Art of Living Foundation, opened its branch in Shakti Nagar here on Thursday. It was established with the vision of bringing the best of ayurveda to the world, the manager of the ayurvedic spa said. 

Suicide bid: A havildar in the Army attempted to commit suicide by allegedly slitting his throat in the Army area at Bari Brahamana here today, the police said. It said Ramesh Kumar, hailing from Tamil Nadu, tried to commit suicide this morning, and was rushed to the Military Hospital. The police said a case had been registered at Bari Brahamana police station. Meanwhile, the family of the havildar was told about the shocking incident. 

1 killed, 4 hurt in mishaps:
One person was killed and four were injured in different road accidents in the Kashmir valley since Wednesday.The police here said two women, Shaheena Akhtar and her daughter, Saqiba, were injured when they were hit by a vehicle on the Boulward Raod.They were rushed to SMHS Hospital where Shaheena succumbed to her injuries and Saqiba was referred to SKIMS for treatment.Meanwhile, two persons were injured when the car in which they were travelling was involved in an accident in Anantnag, the police said. One person was injured when he was hit by a speeding Tata Sumo at Puth Khah on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway. 


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