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Held with motorcycles
: The police arrested two persons at a naka in Ghuman Kalan and recovered two stolen motorcycles on Thursday. They have been identified as Harjit Singh of Diwaniwal village and Hansa Misharpura village. They were riding two motorcycles (PB-58C-5917 and PB-18H-8104). Later on interrogation the police recovered three more motorcycles. A case has been registered

Two succumb to injuries: Two persons who were seriously injured in different road accidents succumbed to their injuries today. According to information, Surjit Singh, a resident of Dharmgarh village, who was injured in a road accident near Lalru, breathed his last at the GMCH-32 and another person, Balbir Singh, a resident of Batouli, died at PGI, Chandigarh. Balbir was hit by an Indica on April 5 and was admitted to the PGI. 

77 donate blood: A blood donation camp was organised in Ram Mandir here today by three social organisations of Dera Bassi. Nearly 77 volunteers donated blood in this camp, which was collected by a blood bank team of the PGI, Chandigarh. This camp was jointly organised by Bharat Vikas Parishad, Sewa Bharti and Shri Guru Nanak Nam Lewa Society. Sewa Bharti distributed food to poor people.

Woman dies of burns: A woman of Mubarkpur village succumbed to her burn injuries at the GMCH-32, Chandigarh. According to information, Alka was burnt to a large extent after a stove burst in her kitchen on March 30. After this incident she was admitted to the GMCH-32. The police had registered a case.

Protest against meat, liquor shops
: Hundreds of activists belonging to the Hindu Suraksha Samiti and the Parshuram Sena, led by Deepak Bhadwaj and Johny Pandit, forcibly closed the liquor and meat shops opened near religious places, educational institutions and in congested localities in here today. The protesters first held a march in the town, then a rally in the tehsil complex. Tehsildar Harminder Singh and SHO Sarwan Singh Bal tried to pacify the protesters who went to the various localities to close the shutters of liquor and meat shops near shrines, schools and in congested areas. SDM Amarjit Paul said instructions had been issued to the departments concerned to shift the liquor and meat shops from objectionable places soon.

Pak flag burnt: Hundreds of Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) activists led by Kuldip Dani and Inderjit Karwal held a demonstration, showed black flags to Delhi-bound Pakistani bus and burnt the Pakistani flag at Sugar Mill Chowk here on Friday. The protesters were demanding to stop bus and rail service between India and Pakistan as these services were being misused by anti-India elements by smuggling weapons and fake currency. 

Shopkeeper robbed: Cement seller Harpaul Singh, a resident of Rama Mandi, has alleged that two armed robbers struck at his Phagwara-Bhanoki road shop and looted his gold chain and “kara” at pistolpoint on Friday afternoon. The robbers also opened fire in the air before fleeing, alleged Harpaul. The police was investigating the matter.

Bid to break ATM
: The Government Railway Police on Friday arrested Vijay Kumar of Bilga in this subdivision on the charge of attacking and wounding a security guard of an ATM of the State Bank of India installed at Phillaur railway station during an attempt to break open the ATM on Tuesday night. Security guard Chaman Lal was admitted in the Civil Hospital.

Free medical camp: A free medical check-up camp was organised by 2016 Field Hospital at Mamun Military Station here on Wednesday. The camp was inaugurated by Col S.S. Ghosh, Commanding Officer, Field Hospital. As many as 500 patients suffering from different diseases like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, heart diseases and depression were examined by specialists.



: Two unidentified motorcycle-borne youths snatched earrings from a 70-year-old woman of Nagla village here this morning. The victim, Preetam Kaur, complained to the police that she was doing morning walk when two youths on their black motorcycle asked her for the Sohana road. After one of the youths snatched her earrings, both the accused fled from the spot. As the youths were wearing helmets the victim failed to notice their faces. 


11 bovines rescued
: The Rajbagh police claimed to have foiled a bovine smuggling bid after impounding a truck, and rescued 11 bovines from Rajbagh on Friday. The police said acting on tip off, a naka was laid and during the checking a truck (JK-02-AB-8295) was impounded while smuggling the bovines. However, the driver managed to flee. A case had been registered and investigations were on to nab the accused, the police claimed.

Soldier found dead
: A soldier of the 15 Bihar was found dead at his barracks in Leh on Friday. The police said Sepoy Dilip Kumar of the 15 Bihar was found dead at Lal Post Durga Tyalshi, Leh. The cause of death was not known yet. 

1 held with intoxicants: In its drive against drug abuse, the Anantnag police on Friday arrested Mehraj-ud-Din Lone of New Colony, Bijbehara, and seized 275 bottles of Corex from his possession at Khanabal Chowk, Anantnag. The Anantnag police has registered a case in this regard. 

Migrant found dead: A migrant Prem Dev, a resident of Jagar Nath Puri in Orissa, was found dead at Durga Nag Temple in the city on Friday. The cause of the death was not known. The police has started investigations under Section 174, CrPC.



School bus overturns
: A mini-bus of Dynasty International School carrying children overturned on the Surajkund road here on Friday. There was no report of injuries to any child. There were at least six children in the bus when the accident took place. The incident occurred when the bus was on its way to the school after picking up children from their houses. The bus overturned when the driver tried to swerve around a bend on the road. 

Dr JB Chaudhary, former Vice-Chancellor, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar, inaugurates a book fair in Murthal on Friday.Book fair inaugurated
: A three-day book fair was inaugurated by Padmashri awardee Dr JB Chaudhary, former Vice-Chancellor, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar, on the premises of Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, on Friday. Vice-Chancellor HS Chahal said the book fair would provide an opportunity not only for students and faculty, but also for people of the area and educational institutions. Around 56 booksellers and publishers are participating in the fair, he said.
Dr JB Chaudhary, former Vice-Chancellor, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar, inaugurates a book fair in Murthal on Friday. Photo: BS Malik

First aid for needy: The District Red Cross Society has planned to introduce a new health safety measure in private and government schools as well as industrial units to provide first-aid help to the needy. Under the plan, every educational institution and industrial units in the district have been asked to keep a first-aid trained employee and make arrangements for the first-aid box in schools. The employee will be trained in giving first aid by the society and during the training period he will also be given remuneration. Secretary of the society Subhash Vashist said medicines for first-aid boxes would be provided by the society. 

Rs 20 cr for 7 villages: The state government has spent Rs 20 crore for the development of seven villages - Ghasoli in Gannaur block, Jakholi and Libaspur in Rai block, Bhaiswal Kalan in Gohana block and Barona, Sisana and Garhi Sisana in Kharkhoda block - as model villages in the district. Deputy Commissioner Ajit Joshi said development works in five villages had already been completed and in the remaining two - Garhi Sisana and Libaspur villages - were about to be completed. Major works undertaken in these villages included laying of pipelines for drinking water supply in houses, pavements of “phirnis” and construction of streets with RCC and interlocking tiles, the DC added. 

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