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Book released:
President of the Hotel Association, Bathinda, Satish Arora released a book “Hotelon mein anivariya gyan”, authored by VD Bhaskar here on Friday. The book has been written in Hindi language. Bhaskar was also honoured with a souvenir, a shawl and Rs 5,100 in cash. Several hoteliers were present on the occasion.

Medical camp extended: A medical camp organised by Adesh Medical, Bathinda, has been extended till July 31. The camp started on June 1. The camp provides free medical check-up, blood and urine tests. Fifty per cent discount is also being given on CT scan. Harpreet Badal informed on behalf of the institute that discount on other treatments is also being provided.

Five held for stealing truck: The local Thermal police arrested five persons and recovered a stolen truck from them near Ladhaike village (Baghapurana) in Moga district on Friday. They were produced before a duty magistrate, who remanded them to police custody for two days. Investigating officer Kashmir Chand said driver of the truck Ramandeep Singh, conductor Nirmal Singh, Gora Singh, Soma Singh and Manjit Singh were arrested for stealing the truck on the complaint of Subhash Chand, a local resident and owner of the truck.

Body found in train: The body of a youth was found in a compartment of a passenger train at the Bathinda railway station on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Kuldip Singh from Faridkot.

Body of newly-born found from manhole: The body of a newly-born boy was found from the manhole of a sewer at Rama Mandi, about 40 km from here, on Saturday. The Rama Mandi police has started investigations.

Three booked:
The police booked Vivek Sayal, his father Jagjit Lal and uncle Paramjit Lal, residents of Ward No. 11 of Tanda, for allegedly cheating one Gurpreet Singh of New Gopal Nagar, Jalandhar. Gurpreet alleged that the accused took Rs 1 crore from him as a cost of their land being sold to him. They neither got the registration of the land done in his favour, nor returned the money back.

4 pedlars nabbed:
The police nabbed two drug pedlars, identified as Amandip Singh of Karyam village and Tarlochan Singh of Naura village and siezed 500 gm opium them. They were arrested at a police naka on Karyam Road. Meanwhile, the Aur police arrested Kamaljit Kaur and Amarjit Kaur of Bhaura village at a police naka near Malla Bedian village and recovered 60 kg poppy husk from their possession.

Farmers’ protest:
Farmers belonging to different farmers unions held demonstrations in front of the Powercom office in Mehatpur here today. They were protesting against irregular power supply in various villages.

Rs 40,000 looted:
Three unidentified robbers struck at the office of Western Union in Hadiabad here on Friday and looted Rs 40,000 from the office manager Sanjeev Kumar. Meanwhile, the police impounded 3 bags of puppy husks from a car near the bus stand and arrested some smugglers.

1 killed, 3 hurt:
One girl, identified as Meena, was killed on the spot while three others sustained serious injuries when a speeding vehicle hit the scooter that they were riding on, near Garrha village last evening. The injured, Kamaljit, Anju and Inderjit, were admitted to the civil hospital.



Residency scheme: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has approved the “Central Residency Scheme” for the junior and senior resident doctors of GMCH-32.



District jail:
The state government has begun the process of construction of a district jail in Fatehabad. It has issued notification for the acquisition of 428 kanals and 3 marlas near Dhangar village on the Hisar road for this purpose. The notification has been issued under Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act 1894 for all landholders, whose agriculture land falls under the area sought to be acquired. Fatehabad has no prison of its own.



Medical workers’strike continues:After a month-long protest, demands of members of the Matri Shishu Avum Parivar Kalyan Karmchari Association are still pending with the state administration. Meetings of the association with officials have failed.The association members continued to be on strike on the fourth day today at the CMO’s office to press their demands of pay hike and regularising the working plans for the medical workers. 

Tiger, leopard cubs reported dead:
Reports of a tiger and a leopard cub dying in the region yesterday have come to light. In the first instance an injured tiger cub being treated at Veterinary College in Pantnagar succumbed to its injuries. The month-old cub had been found in an injured condition near a drain in Kalagarh Forest Range on June 26. In the second instance, a leopard cub was found lying dead on a road in Almora after being hit by an unknown vehicle. Officials say that it had received injuries on its head.


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