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Justice Iqbal Singh bereaved
: Satpal Singh, younger brother of Justice Iqbal Singh (retd), passed away here on Monday after a massive heart attack. He was 68. The cremation will take place on Wednesday.

SGPC chief meets former Akal Takht Jathedar
: SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar called on a former Akal Takht Jatehdar Jasbir Singh Khalsa at his house on Monday. The editor of Punjabi daily “Aj Di Awaj” was present on the occasion. Makkar urged upon Khalsa to provide help in Dharam Prachar Lehar initiated by SGPC chief.

Varsity extends last date for online counselling: Guru Nanak Dev University has extended last date of online counselling for MCA and MBA from July 28 to July 30. University Registrar Dr Inderjeet Singh said forty seats were increased for each MCA and MBA at GND University College Jalandhar and Amarjit Shergil Memorial College Mukandpur.

Eye check-up camp: Lions Club organised a medical and eye check-up camp where 435 patients were checked. Free of cost medicines were also given.



Mystery shrouds woman’s death
: Rinku, a 23-year-old married woman, died under mysterious circumstances at her residence in Mauli Jagran here on Tuesday morning. The police said the victim was rushed to the Sector 6 Government Hospital in Panchkula from where she was referred to the PGI. She, however, breathed her last in the evening. Her husband, Pankaj, is an auto-rickshaw driver. The police has not ruled out a foul play in the death and had informed the victim’s parents in Bihar. Inspector Gurmukh Singh, in charge of the Mauli Jagran police post, said further action would only be taken after recording the statements of the victim’s family.

Saplings planted: Gurcharan Dass Kalaa, area councillor, Mani Majra, planted saplings in a park here today. Arun Kansal, executive engineer, horticulture, and area residents also planted saplings of various plants and shrubs. More than 80 saplings have been planted.



4 teachers suspended
: Four teachers, found absent from duty, were placed under suspension by the district elementary education officer on Tuesday. The DC had directed block education officers to conduct surprise raids in government schools. Teachers Anil Kumar, Harmati, Satbir Singh and Suresh Kumar of Government Primary School, Dhani Maliyan, were suspended.

Manager looted
: Three motorcycle-borne armed miscreants reportedly looted over Rs 7 lakh and a scooter from Dharam Pal Yadav, manager of Jain Filling Station of Dharuhera, on the Dharuhera-Sohna road on Monday. The incident took place when the petrol station manager was going to deposit the above amount in the ICICI bank in Bhiwadi.



Scribes allege police’s high-handedness:
Mediapersons who are covering the violence on the Jammu-Pathankot National Highway today alleged the highhandedness of police. Journalists, who suffered injuries, have appealed to the DGP to probe the matter as some police officers allegedly thrashed them. Sarabjit Singh, a correspondent of Punjabi Tribune, alleged, “When we were covering the violence and taking pictures, some policemen came and thrashed me. I fell on the road and received injury on my knee.”

Army holds medical camp
: The 19 Rashtriya Rifles (SIKH LI) of HQ 2 Sector Rashtriya Rifles under CIF (V) organised a medical-cum-veterinary camp at Warwan Valley, Inshan, in Kishtwar district on Monday. The camp was organised in association with the medical authorities of Anantnag district. The Commanding Officer, 19 Rashtriya Rifles (SIKH LI), inaugurated it. A total of 1934 patients, including women and children, and 3663 animals, were provided treatment.


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