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Two booked for duping:
Acting upon the complaint of one Kuldeep Singh of village Peerkot, the Rampura (Sadar) police booked two persons, namely Kuldeep Singh and Gurcharan Singh of the same village, for allegedly duping two persons, including the complainant, of Rs 3.30 lakh on the pretext of sending them abroad. In a police statement, the complainant alleged that neither the accused sent them abroad nor did they return the amount received. A case was lodged after an investigation carried by the officials of the Economic Offences Wing of the Bathinda police.

Woollens distributed: The Bathinda Vikas Manch distributed woollen clothes among the inmates of the Central Jail here. President of the Manch Rakesh Narula said on Thursday woollens were distributed among 100 inmates at a simple function in the jail.

Father, sons face attempt to murder charge: The Sadar police booked a man and his two sons of Behman Diwana for attempting to kill two persons of the same village. According to police sources, one Balraj Singh and his sons Pala Singh and Binder Singh had an old enmity with Gurdarshan Singh. During a quarrel on Wednesday evening, the three accused fired at him and one of his friends Jarnail Singh.

Articles, equipment for mid-day meal stolen: The in-charge of Government Middle School, Mandi Kalan, Talwinder Kaur, has lodged a complaint with the police that some unidentified persons stole three quintals of wheat, two LPG cylinders, 15 kg sugar and some utensils from the school kitchen on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. In her complaint, she mentioned that all the stolen articles were meant for the mid-day meal. The Rampura (City) police lodged a case under sections 457 and 380 of the IPC against unidentified persons.

National seminar
: A national seminar on “Strategic human resources management” was organised by the Rayat Institute of Management, Railmajra, here on Wednesday.



Actor Ravi Nishand cremated: Actor-director Ravi Nishand (41), who died of brain haemorrhage on Tuesday, was cremated at Panchkula today. Ravi started his career with Jaspal Bhatti’s Ulta Pulta and Flop Show and then went to Bollywood to try his luck. Ravi suffered a brain stroke on the night of November 29. He is survived by wife Seema and a daughter.

Fellowship awarded: Dr Sarbjit Singh and Dr Harbant, surgeons, Government Multispeciality Hospital, Sector 16, have been awarded “Fellowship of International College of Surgeons”. Dr Sarbjit Singh has also got a fellowship in “Minimal Access Surgery” from the World Association of Laproscopic Surgeons by the American Gastro Endo Surgeons.

Award for Mohali firm: A Mohali-based designer and engineering consultant, ‘‘J Square Designers and Engineering Consultants”, has been awarded the best designers award in Chandigarh region at the Big Brands Research Excellence Awards, 2010.



Rickshaw-puller’s wife donates eyes:
Shakuntala Devi, wife of rickshaw-puller Subhash Chand of local Jain Chowk area, donated her eyes here yesterday. Before dying, she had expressed her willingness to donate eyes. As per her wish, Subhash Chand immediately after her death contacted doctors at the local Kishan Lal Jalan Eye hospital, who operated upon her.Civil Hospital Superintendent Rajender Kalra said Shakuntala Devi was under treatment at the PGIMS, Rohtak, and she had registered for eye donation with the Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa.

Man held for wife’s death
The police has arrested Bijender Singh, a resident of Harijan Colony of Dharuhera, for abetment to suicide in the case of his wife Manju Devi’s (30) death, who set herself on fire here yesterday. Bijender was today produced in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, who remanded him in judicial custody.



Golf Cup from tomorrow
: The Koti Golf Cup, an annual sporting feature at the Naldehra Golf Club, will be held on December 4 and 5. On the first day, local boys of the erstwhile Kiar Koti state will fight it out for first, second and third honour. The visiting golfers will take part in the competition on the second day.The tournament which attracts golfers from all clubs of the North is sponsored by the Koti family. It is the oldest tournament after Army-Civil Championship is organised annually.



Six-day police remand for Pak militant
: The dreaded Pakistan terrorist and divisional commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen, Mohammad Abdullah Chechi, alias Abdullah Inqlabi, was sent to six days’ police custody by a local court in Rajouri today. Earlier, the terrorist, who was brought to Rajouri from New Delhi yesterday, was sent to the Rajouri district jail.

Leh witnesses coldest night
: Jammu and Kashmir continued to reel under intense cold with mercury dipping to minus 13.2°C in Leh in the frontier region of Ladakh, which witnessed the coldest night of this winter in the state. Leh recorded minus 13.2°C followed by Kargil at minus 10°C, MeT officials said. Srinagar also witnessed a further drop in the minimum temperature, which settled at minus 2.2°C, one degree below normal for this part of the season. The famous hill resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley with a minimum of minus 4.7°C followed by Gulmarg where the night temperature was minus 4°C.

6th Science Congress begins: The 6th Jammu and Kashmir Science Congress commenced at University of Kashmir here on Thursday. It was inaugurated by Minister for Higher Education AG Malik and Minister for Science and Technology Aga Syed Rohulla Mehdi. Vice-Chancellor of Central University Abdul Wahid Qureshi, Vice-Chancellor of Kashmir University Reyaz Punjabi, Dean of Academic, AR Yousuf, scholars, students and others attended it. The seminar would continue for three days.



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