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28 more down with jaundice:
The number of jaundice cases in the city rose to 167 today with 10 cases been reported by the local Women and Children Hospital here, six by local Civil Hospital and 12 by private doctors.

Dera Bassi
House burgled: Thieves decamped with 80 grams of gold jewellery and Rs 30,000 from a house on street number 21 at Shakti Nagar in the daytime on Tuesday. The owner of the house, Anil Kumar, working at a factory, and his wife, a schoolteacher, were away to work when the incident took place.

1,766 pirated CDs, DVDs seized
: To check the sale of pirated CDs and DVDs, the district police has launched a special campaign and raided business premises of sellers of such material. In a press note here today, SSP Rakesh Aggarwwal said 1,766 pirated CDs and DVDs were seized in the district yesterday. As many as 150 pirated CDs and DVDs were seized by the Model Town police, 34 by the City police, 67 by the Bulhowal police, 210 by the Garhdiwala police, 910 by the Dasuya police, 70 by the Mukerian police, 30 by the Talwara police and 295 by the Chabbewal police. Eight sellers of pirated CDs and DVDs were booked under Sections 51, 52, 52A, 63, 64, 66 and 66A of the Copy Right Act.

Girl abducted: A teenaged girl of Majara Dingrian village was abducted by a youth of Sarhala Kajian on December 15. According to police sources, Bagicha Singh of Majara Dingrian alleged that Navin Kumar of Sarhala Kajian had abducted his 14-year-old daughter Sonika on December 15. The Mahilpur police has booked Navin Kumar under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC.

One killed in mishap
: While Sohan Lal of Mujjafarpur village was killed, Satwinder Singh of Majhoor village and Surjit Singh of Jadli village were injured in a truck-tractor trailer collision near Jadla village on Nawanshahr-Chandigarh road here on Tuesday. The injured were admitted to the local Civil Hospital.



Health camp: More than 250 persons were given free consultation at a health check-up camp organised by the AROH Foundation at Mauli Jagran village here yesterday. An awareness programme focusing on the ill-effects of smoking and alcoholism was also held on the occasion. Free medicines and refreshment were also distributed to those who attended the camp.


Man killed by wife, her paramour
: A 30-year-old man identified as Dheera, alias Randhir, was allegedly murdered by his wife and her paramour at his rented accommodation at Vasant Vihar in Tekhri Kalash village here last night. The body bore injury marks on the neck. The police suspected that he was strangled to death. A dupatta, which was allegedly used in the crime, was also recovered from the spot. Family sources alleged that the accused, Desh Raj, had illicit relations with Renu, wife of the deceased, and the couple used to frequently quarrel over the issue. The couple had two kids.


No relaxation in Bandipore curfew
: For the second consecutive day on Tuesday, no relaxation was given in the curfew, which was imposed on parts of Bandipora district on Monday following sectarian clashes in which four persons were injured. A police spokesman said there was no relaxation in the restrictions in the Inderkoot and Sumbal areas of the district. The curfew was imposed after sectarian clashes broke out in Inderkoot village of Sumbal town in the district.

Landing system soon to help pilots: With fog reducing visibility, the Srinagar International Airport is all set to make functional an instrumentation landing system (ILS) to help pilots land and take off aircraft in low visibility. “The visibility at the airport during winter is poor due to the fog. At present, the minimum visibility that must be available for the landing of an aircraft is 2 km,” said an officer of the Airport Authority of India. When the ILS starts functioning, the pilots will need much less visibility for their operations.

Rs 5.59 crore more to develop Anantnag: While complimenting the people of Anantnag and the district administration for taking keen interest and involvement in development activities, which had resulted in the utilisation of 59 per cent funds for various sectors, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday announced additional funds of about ` 5.59 crore for the development of the district. The Chief Minister was reviewing the progress of projects in Anantnag, Devsar, Pahalgam, Humshalibugh, Shangus, Kokernag and Dooru at a meeting of the District Development Board at Anantnag.


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