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Body of newborn found
: A newborn baby was found dead in a vacant plot in Bhitewid village on Tuesday. The body was found by area watchman Malook Singh when he saw stray dogs eating the body. A case under section 318 of the IPC has been registered at Rajasansi police station falling under Amritsar rural police district. According to police authorities, an unidentified woman seemed to have thrown the baby.

Orientation programme
: An orientation programme for parents of children studying in Euro Kids was held at the Golden Grain Club. Academic counsellor Deepa Chabbra interacted with parents and guided them the ways to become a good guide and a good friend of kids. Parents of the children appreciated the efforts of the school and teachers.

: Rakesh Verma, senior Congress worker, has been appointed as General Secretary of District Congress Committee (I), Gurdaspur, here today. 

24 hurt in bus collision
: As many as 24 passengers, including seven women and three children, sustained injuries when two private buses collided head-on near Bhabhiana village on Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road on Tuesday. Most injured were admitted to different private hospitals while three, including a bus driver, were admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The police has registered a case and arrested one bus driver. 



Power  shutdown: Power supply will remain suspended on Thursday to part of Sectors 5, 6, 7, 8 and lake from 10 am to 3 pm and to part of Sectors 33, 36, 37 and 41 from 10 am to 5 pm. 

: Health Minister Prof Laxmi Kanta Chawla made a surprise visit to the Dera Bassi Civil Hospital on Wednesday. According to sources, the minister reached the hospital around 7 pm.

: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal launched a dental implant centre at Gurdwara Nada Sahib on Wednesday in collaboration with Nobel Biocare India, international company in dental implants. According to a press note, patients will be treated at “no profit no loss” over the listed price of the company.



Fortis branch in Kangra
:Kangra valley, which had been lacking in adequate medical facilities and patients had to go to other places for specialised treatments, now no longer has to worry as Fortis is opening its branch in the valley soon.According to sources, the Fortis would run the hospital on the pattern of Mohali and Delhi and would start functioning in September this year.



Two hurt in mishap
: Two persons were injured when a Tempo traveller plying on the Jammu-Doda road turned turtle near Khellani village in Doda district on Wednesday. The police said the driver of the Tempo traveller lost control over the vehicle and it turned turtle. The injured, identified as Mazid Ali of Doda and Naresh Kumar of RS Pura, were rushed to the local hospital. 

2 held, LPG cylinders seized: The police arrested two persons for allegedly filling LPG in cylinders by using illegal methods at Sant Nagar in Jewel here on Wednesday. The police said RP Singh of Sant Market along with his worker was arrested red-handed, and a huge number of cylinders, including a gas filling machine, 15-16 handy gas cylinders, six domestic LPG cylinders, were seized from the spot. A case was registered at Nawabad police station. 

1 held for accepting bribe: State Vigilance Organisation sleuths on Wednesday caught red-handed a patwari of Halqa Kot Bhalwal while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from Jagdish Singh. The tainted money was recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses. 

Soz mourns Chraghi’s death
: State PCC president Saifuddin Soz has expressed grief over the death of veteran journalist and former editor of Quami Aawaz Mohan Chraghi on Tuesday. Soz said Chraghi was known for his knowledge on various subjects and had a command over his pen and expressed ideas with courage of conviction. He added that Chraghi’s contribution to the development of Urdu journalism was immense and his death was a great loss to the media. 


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