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2 labourers electrocuted
: Two labourers died of electrocution at Jia Sahota Khurd village PS Garhdiwala today. The deceased were identified as Lovely Lal and Jatinder Pal, both of Chhangla village (Dasuya). According to police sources, labourers Lovely and Jatinder were engaged in construction work at the house of Mohan Lal at Jia Sahota Khurd village. While laying RCC slabs on the shuttering of the house, both labourers reportedly came in contact with a girder which was electrified due to contact with live wires which were hanging loose.

PO escapes from jail: A proclaimed offender Kulbir Singh, son of Tirath Singh, of Bainstaniwal village, fled from the lock up of the Bulhowal police station on the intervening night of July 8 and July 9. According to police sources, Kulbir Singh, who was wanted in wanted in an FIR no. 211 of 2004, registered against him under sections 323, 324 and 34 of the IPC and was declared proclaimed offender by a court on August 25, 2008, was arrested by the Bhulowal police on July 8, 2010. At midnight he broke up the iron bar of the lock up and ran towards the main gate where a TATA Sumo was already parked. As soon as Kulbir Singh boarded the said vehicle, the driver speeded it up and escaped. The other occupants of the TATA Sumo were identified as Tirath, his son Saranpreet Singh and wife Narinder Kaur. The identification of the driver of the vehicle is yet to be done. The police yesterday registered a case under sections 224, 225 and 120 B of the IPC against Kulbir Singh, his father Tirath Singh, brother Saranpreet Singh and mother Narinder Kaur.

Cong protests against govt
: The Congress activists, led by senior district vice-president Sanjay Sehgal, demonstrated against the state government for not withdrawing the power tariff hike. A number of Congress workers gathered at Workshop Chowk on Saturday morning to lodge their protest against the Badal government. They also demonstrated against BJP President Nitin Gadkari for his remarks against Congress leaders over delay in hanging militant Afzal Guru. Congress leaders said Badal government had not only promise to roll back the increase power tariff but also assured to refund the increased money deposited by electricity consumers in their regular bills.

Snakebite death
: A teenager, Saroj, died of snake bite in his house at nearby Chachrarri village on Saturday. He was bitten by the snake when he switching on the television. He was taken to the Civil Hospital, where he was declared brought dead. A minor, Sunil Kumar, was also bitten by a snake at nearby Nangal Majha village on Saturday. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital where his condition is stated to be stable.

Nasha Virodhi Rally: Phagwara SDM Amarjit Paul flagged off a Nasha Virodhi Rally organised by the Punjab Citizen Council in a colourful but brief function here on Friday. More than a 100 motorcyclist youths participated in the rally to spread awareness against drug abuse.


: The Haryana government has promoted the following officials to the rank of Deputy Director in the Tourism Department with immediate effect. Those promoted are Ramesh Bhatia and Mukesh Rao.

Man succumbs to injuries: A person, who was injured in a road accident near Dera Bassi on July 9, succumbed to his injuries in the PGI, Chandigarh, on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Dera Bassi. He was injured in the road accident while crossing the national highway near the overbridge. The police had registered a case against the unidentified vehicle regarding this accident.

Body of youth found: An unidentified body of a youth was recovered from a seasonal rivulet near Jagatpura village here on Sunday. The police believes that the victim, who had apparently drowned in flooding choe, may have flown down to Mohali from Chandigarh. The choe originates near 3BRD Air Force Station.

Flood control rooms: The Mohali Administration has set up six flood-control rooms in the district to handle the flood situation. Deputy Commissioner Prabhjot Singh Mand stated that the administration had appealed to the general public to take any kind of flood-related information from these control rooms. The flood control centres with numbers are: Mohali (0172-5044576); Kharar (0160-2280853); Majri Kharar block (0160-2643033); Dera Bassi (01762-283224); Zirakpur (01762-287526) and Kurali (0160-2640055). The drainage department has also set up a control room (0175-2228272).


Farooq’s mother remembered:
Tributes were paid to Madar-i-Meharban Begum Akbar Jahan at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan, Jammu, by members of the National Conference on Sunday. Senior leaders also participated in the function that was held under the chairmanship of woman wing of the party.

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