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Theft: In his complaint, Sanjeev Kumar, a Saharanpur-based jeweller, alleged that his driver decamped with jewellery worth Rs 60 lakh. He said he had come from Saharanpur to sell the jewellery. The accused has been identified as Nasini, a resident of Saharanpur. A case has been registered.

Pathankot
Body recovered
: An unidentified body of a male aged about 35 years was recovered by the police here yesterday. According to information, the body was seen near the Simble chowk locality on the Pathankot-Joginder Nagar rail track by residents of the colony, who informed the police. The police recovered the body and sent it to the Civil Hospital for post-mortem examination and identification.

PATIALA
Branch inaugurated: Ing Vyasya Bank opened its Patiala branch at the Leela Bhawan on Wednesday. The new branch apart from providing total banking services on core banking platform also offers safe deposit lockers and an onsite ATM to provide 24X7 banking. Patiala Deputy Commissioner Deepinder Singh inaugurated the new branch.

Phagwara
4 robbers held
: Residents of nearby Wahid village today nabbed four robbers, who were trying to snatch a mobile phone from a village youth.The robbers, belonging to nearby Mahal and Malikpur villages, were later handed over to the police. The police recovered several stolen and snatched mobile phones, purses, cash and one motorcycle from them.

Minors sustain burn injuries: Two minor brothers sustained serious burn injuries and were admitted to the local civil hospital this afternoon. Bihari Migoratory labourer Dileshwar said in the hospital that his minor sons Sonu (8) and Pawan (3) were playing in the kitchen when a pot of boiling water fell upon them. The condition of both the kids is stable now, said Senior Medical Officer Dr Rajiv Gupta.
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CHANDIGARH

Mohali
Hearing in Badalsí case deferred
: In a new development in the disproportionate assets case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son Sukhbir Singh Badal, and wife Surinder Kaur, a local court today summoned seven witnesses, including the investigating officer of the Punjab Vigilance Department, Surinder Pal. Five of the seven witnesses had not been tried by the court earlier. While summoning the witnesses who were crucial in the disproportionate assets case, the court has fixed August 2 as the next day of hearing. The FIR against the Badals was registered on the insistence of former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh after which the Congress had alleged that the Badals had amassed wealth worth over Rs 3,000 crore, which was disproportionate to their known sources of income.

Job fest: Over 700 students took part in a job fest organised by Gurukul Vidyapeeth on Wednesday. As many as 128 students were selected for an annual package varying from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh.

PANCHKULA
One held with charas: The police arrested a person for possessing 250-gm charas near Nada Sahib bus stop here on Tuesday. After receiving a tip off a police team patrolled the area and saw one person moving in a suspicious manner. After questioning the police nabbed him and recovered the contraband from his possession. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered in the Chandimandir police station against the accused, who was identified as Daljeet Singh, a resident of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. He was produced in the court on Wednesday, which remanded him to judicial custody.
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HARYANA

Ambala
House burgled
: Burglars struck at a house in Rani Bagh, Ambala Cantonment, yesterday and decamped with household goods worth lakhs of rupees, including a laptop, gold ornaments, clothes, stereo and cash. They entered the house through its rooftop and offered drug-laced sweets to the dog and sprayed intoxicated perfume on the sleeping inmates of the house to make them unconscious. The burglars ransacked the entire house for two hours and managed to flee after collecting valuable household goods. The burglars were apparently professionals and were also choosy about what they took, said Vimal Gupta, the owner of the house. A case has been registered.
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