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Invigilator beaten up by girl student:
In a bizarre incident, a deputy superintendent (exams) was beaten up by a girl student of plus two outside an examination hall in Govt Senior Secondary School, Phillaur, on Saturday. It is reported that the victim stopped her from irregularities during exams a day before the incident. The accused also damaged the mobile phone of the victim, who has lodged a written complaint with the education officer.

NRI woman found murdered: An elderly NRI woman, Simro, was found murdered in her house in Rasulpur village on Saturday night. Phillaur DSP Kamaljit Singh Dhillon said that other family members were away to meet their relatives and Simro was alone in the house. The body bore several injury marks. The police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC. The body was sent to the Phillaur Civil Hospital for post-mortem.

7 injured in clashes: Seven persons were injured in two separate clashes in Phillaur on Saturday night. The injured, identified as Anu Gill, Prince, Sunny, Chetan, Anuvav, Parbhjot, and Harcharan Singh were admitted to the Phillaur Civil Hospital.

Woman murdered: An aged NRI woman, identified as Simro, was found murdered in her house in Rasulpur village last night. Phillaur DSP Kamaljit Singh Dhillon said other family members were away to meet their relatives and Simro was alone in the house.

7 hurt in clashes: Seven persons were injured in two different clashes in Phillaur last night. The injured Anu Gill, Prince, Sunny, Chetan, Anuvav, Parbhjot and Harcharan Singh were admitted to Phillaur Civil Hospital. Personal enmities were said to be the cause of clashes. The police has registered cases.

Nambardar attacked:
Village nambardar Paramjit Bangar was attacked and critically wounded by some armed assailants in Chack Hakim village last night. The police has registered case under section 307/34 of the IPC. In another attack, five armed assailants attacked and seriously injured Imtiaj Khan and Anbar Hissain in village Mauli last night.

Tarn Taran
Booking in murder case:
The police has booked Swarn Singh for the murder of Angrej Singh (30), whose body was found on October 30, 2009. Swarn was a close friend of Angrej, who had been living with his in-laws after marriage at Rajoke village. Swarn used to come to Angrej’s residence and developed a relationship with latter’s sister-in-law against his wishes. Harjit Singh, brother of the deceased, expressed suspicion that Swarn had poisoned him to death.



200 donate blood:More than 200 persons, including 50 women, donated blood at a blood donation camp held at Garhwal Bhavan, Sector 29, today. A team of doctors led by Dr Usha Rao from the PGI, Chandigarh, supervised the camp. Also, Dr Rahul Mahajan checked more than 150 persons for skin diseases. The camp was organised by the Uttarakhand Yuva Manch, an NGO involved in preserving cultural heritage of Uttarakhand.

Park inaugurated:Mayor Anu Chatrath inaugurated a green park in Sector 45 D here today. Area councillor Vijay Singh Rana and other councillors besides officers of the municipal corporation were present. The park developed over .87 acre has over 100 types of shrubs, 40 ornamental trees, flower beds, playing equipment for children, huts, hedges, PCC and CI benches, etc.

Orthodontic centre opens at GMSH: To provide specialised services to city residents and those of peripheral areas at nominal costs, a Chandigarh Orthodontic Centre, which will provide treatment of irregular teeth and jaws, opened at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16.

Vicky Grover has been unanimously re-elected as the president of the Punjabi Sabha Arora Khatri during the election of the Sabha held here today. Lala Sahib Ram was elected as the chairman for the 11th time. Stating this in a press release issued here today, Pankaj Gandhi, general secretary (PSAK), said a resolution was also passed during the meeting allowing local Khatris to join the Sabha.



Minor girl recovered:
The police has recovered a minor girl, who had been forcibly taken along by a youth a few days ago. The accused has been arrested and sent in 14-day judicial custody on court orders. The girl was medically examined which confirmed rape. The police said on Sunday that the girl’s father had a lodged a complaint that his 16-year-old daughter was forcibly taken in a car by Ramesh of Bhagwan Pura in Jind district while she was going to school on March 20. The police raided a place in Panipat district and recovered the girl. The girl was handed over to her parents.

Charas seized: The police recovered 300 gm of charas from a local resident near the General Hospital here on Saturday. The accused has been identified as Deepak Mahajan of Subhash Nagar here. He was booked under the NDPS Act and produced in a local court and sent in judicial custody.

4-yr-old boy killed:
A four-year-old boy identified as Praveen was killed on the spot while his father Ranvir Singh of Maheshwrai village sustained injuries when the motorcycle they were riding on was reportedly hit by a trailer on National Highway 8 in Malpura village, near Dharuhera, on Saturday. The mishap took place when the father-son duo was returning home from Bhoorawas village.

Rezang La website: The Rezang La Shauraya Samiti’s new website www.rezanglass.com was dedicated to the public by its chief patron and former union minister Col Ram Singh here on Sunday. The samiti also decided to be a co-partner in the civic reception that would be accorded to the new Chief of the Army Staff Gen VK Singh at Rajput Vatika in Gurgaon on April 4.

Free medical camp:
As many as 1,500 patients were examined at a free-of-cost medical camp organised by “Chaupal”, an NGO, in Mohana village on Sunday. The eyes of over 700 patients were tested and 500 of them were given spectacles free of cost. Facilities like ECG, ultrasound, blood testing were also provided free of cost in the camp. Talking to mediapersons, patron of Chaupal and renowned cardiologist Dr Rajinder Singh Tonk said the NGO had been organising weekly medical camps in villages for the past three years and over 150 such camps had been organised so far.

Computers looted from bank: Some miscreants again struck at the Rai branch office of Punjab National Bank on Saturday and looted six computers and a CCTV camera. However, their attempt to break the strong room of the branch proved futile. The iron shutters and windowpanes of the branch were found broken by the chowkidar of the BDPO office on Sunday. A case has been registered. Earlier, some miscreants had taken away the ATM machine worth Rs 20 lakh containing cash of Rs 9 lakh on September 21, 2000, from the same branch of the PNB.

300 children vaccinated: The Manav Seva Trust organised a free-of-cost camp for MMR vaccination of children on the premises of the trust library on Sunday. A team of doctors vaccinated at least 300 children mostly from the poor section of society. President of the trust Alakh said besides arranging various welfare activities in the town for the poor, the trust had been organising free-of-cost camps for ENT, diabetes, kidney and lever check-ups.


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