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3 held in robbery case:
Three persons were arrested in a case of a robbery at Ramesh Chander Amrit Sagar, Lakkar Mandi, here. An FIR in this regard was registered on July 9 under sections 394, 324 and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Pankaj Sharma, resident of Bank Colony, who was working as a servant at Ramesh Chander Amrit Sagar. Batala SSP Dinesh Partap Singh said a special police team nabbed the three accused, Baljit Singh, alias Balli, resident of Uggrewal village, Rajan Bhatti of Mushtafabad Jattan village and Harpreet Singh, alias Preet, resident of Bouli Inderjeet, here today and recovered two motorcycles - one of which was used in the robbery and the other which had been purchased from the robbed money. A datar used at the time of the robbery and Rs 3,16,000 were also recovered from the accused.

Tiny tots celebrate Independence Day:
Students and staff of the Little Kingdom Nursery School on Friday celebrated Independence Day. Putting their best to observe the day in a patriotic way, a number of kids were dressed up as freedom fighters, with each of them holding tricolour in their hands. Principal of the school, Shuchita Grover apprised the students about the importance of the day.

Songs, dance mark Teej fest: With lmany traditional activities, students of the Gurukul College celebrated Teej festival on the college premises, here on Friday. Beside swings, folk songs were the main items, which enthralled all. Principal of the college Ranjeet Kaur urged the students to preserve the traditional values. She also congratulated all on the occasion.

Five agents booked
: Five travel agents were booked for duping Pakhowal villager Raj Kumar of Rs 13 lakh on the pretext of sending him to Canada. Raj Kumar in his complaint said Balbir Chand of Chabal, Naresh Sharma and Vir Parsad, both of New Delhi, Sameer and Surinder lured him in the name of sending him to Canada without ILETS clearance.

Peace procession: BJP holds silent march:
District BJP activists today organised a silent march in the city to protest against the lopsided decisions of the CBI in favour of the Congress. The leaders and supporters had tied their mouths with black bands. They carried placards and banners with message “Central Bureau of Investigation or Congress Bureau of Investigation”. They presented a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Priyank Bharti. Quoting the cases of Jagdish Tytler, Abdul Karim Telgi, Abdul Nasir, Kasab and Afzal Guru, the memorandum mentioned that while no action was being taken against the culprits, the patriots were being victimised.

The government has sanctioned Rs one lakh each to the families of two youths, who drowned in the Sutlej near Phillaur in January. Phagwara SDM Amarjeet Paul said he had received the cheques, which would be handed over to the family members of the deceased, identified as Santosh Yadav and Kuldip kumar.



Rafi final
: Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society, Chandigarh, will hold the final round of singing contest for Best Singer Award-2010 for male and female in senior and junior categories on August 17 at Tagore Theatre at 5 pm. Geeta Bhukkal, Health and Education Minister, Haryana, will be thechief guest, while Madan Gulati, a businessman, will preside over the function.

Chess meet from Aug 19: The Chandigarh Chess Association will organise the 21st Chandigarh Chess Championship (seniors), at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, from August 19. Four players will be selected to represent the city in the National Challenger Chess Meet to be held in September. For details call at 9814615100. 

Four more to be awarded: The Chandigarh Administration will award four more commendation certificates for public service or employees of the Chandigarh Administration on Independence Day. Billu, Rajbir, Shiv Charan and Raju will be awarded for their exceptional performance in the field of public service. Contribution of these safaikaramcharies towards sanitation work has been adjudged as outstanding.



Villager washed away:
A villager was washed away in the swollen Charsu river in the Katra belt of Reasi this morning. Sources said Parmanand (60), who was caught in the flash floods, was washed away in the swirling waters of the river. Heavy rains have triggered flash floods across Jammu.

Adulterated khoya seized: The Drug and Food Control Organisation seized a huge consignment of adulterated “khoya” from the local railway station this morning. A team led by drug controller Satish Gupta seized 20 rucksacks of adulterated khoya from Rajdhani Express and Shalimar Express. Each bag contained 60-kg khoya.“We got information that it was being brought from outside the state in view of the festival season,” he said.


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