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Woman ends life; 2 booked
: Baljeet Kaur committed suicide by consuming poison following which the Rambagh police booked her husband Preetam Singh and father-in-law for forcing her to take the extreme step. The police registered a case under Sections 306 and 511 of the IPC on the complaint of Baljeet’s mother Asha Rani. Asha, a resident of Chabba village, said on January 24 her daughter came to their house and started vomiting. She was rushed to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital where she died. The accused were absconding, said the police. 

Ambulance  donated
: Gurdeep Singh, SSP, said on Thursday that UDAN, an NGO, donated an ambulance to the district police. The SSP said the ambulance was given to transport the persons getting injured in accidents on the GT Road to the Civil Hospital. 

Discourse held: The R.R. Bawa DAV College for Girls organised a discourse on “Emerging world order” by Dr Kuldip Singh, Chairman, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, on(Tuesday). Principal Dr Ajay Sareen welcomed the guest and felicitated Ms Meenu, Head of the department of political science of the college, for organising the event. Satish Khosla, Vice-Principal, presented the vote of thanks and honoured the chief guest with a memento.

Challan for cop
: The traffic police on Wednesday issued a challan for parking the vehicle of SHO, Cantt police station, wrongfully. The challan was issued to Havildar Sanatan Singh, driver of the vehicle (PB-03W-5977). 

JPC demand
: The UPA government, led by the Congress, has failed on all fronts and is known for various scams. Only a joint parliamentary committee can carry out an impartial inquiry in all the scams to bring culprits to book. Addressing a meeting of the district unit of the CPM here today, state party secretary Sathi Charan Singh Virdi supported the demand of the opposition for the formation of a JPC over the scams. Talking about Manpreet Badal, he said with his expulsion, there was every chance of the formation of a third front in the state before the Assembly elections. The CPM is keeping a keen eye on the developments. 

3 booked: The Tanda police has booked Harwinder Singh, Manjit Singh and their mother Swarnjit Kaur of Cholang under Sections 306 and 34 of the IPC. They were booked on the complaint of Swarn Singh of Punj Dhera, who alleged that his daughter Majinder Kaur, married to Harwinder Singh, was maltreated and beaten up by her husband, brother-in-law and mother-in-law. He further alleged under frustration, Manjinder Kaur consumed poison and died.

Murder: 4 booked: Sikander Singh, Billa and Jaimal Singh, all of Galowal village, and Raja of Dadian, allegedly assaulted Harbhajan Singh of Saidowal while he was going with his relative Tarlok Singh to the Civil Hospital, Dasuya, from the village. He was seriously wounded and was taken to the Civil Hospital, Dasuya, from where he was referred to a Jalandhar hospital. Harbhajan Singh died on way to the Jalandhar hospital last evening. The Dasuya police has registered a case under Sections 304, 341, 427 and 34 of the IPC.

Workshop for artisans :
A workshop was organised by the Ministry of Textiles to promote work of artisans under the Ambedkar Hast Shilap Vikas Yojana. The workshop was organised to create employment opportunities for artisans. The workshop was inaugurated by Rahul Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner.
Participants were told about various benefits of the scheme. Prof RC Dhand, organiser of the workshop, spoke on the role of various NGOs in the formation of clusters of artisans. 

Gold chain, cash looted
: Two motorcycle-borne robbers attacked and injured a trader, Jasbir Lal, with sharp-edged weapons near Mehma village on Wednesday. The robbers took away a gold chain and Rs 2,300 from the trader. 

Mobile phone, cash snatched
: Robbers snatched a mobile phone and Rs 5,800 from shopkeeper Sohan Lal and his son Jasbir Singh near Sangh-Dhesian village on Wednesday. Then they sped away on their motorcycle. 

Supari killer held: The police has arrested Raj Kumar, who allegedly took a supari of Rs 1.20 lakh from Mahinder Paul, Assistant SDO in the Powercom, to eliminate his sister-in-law Kamajit Kaur and her daughter Gagandeep Kaur. Goraya SHO Sarwan Singh Bal said Raj Kumar along with his accomplices had attacked and wounded Kamajit Kaur and Gagandeep a few months back. 

Tarn Taran:
Dowry: Husband, in-laws booked
Five members of a family have been booked by the police for torturing a married woman for dowry. The victim, Harjit Kaur (22), daughter of Sukhdev Singh, resident of Gohalwar village, 15 km from here, in her complaint to the police said her husband Sukhdev Singh, father-in-law Kashmir Singh, mother-in-law, brother-in-law Baldev Singh and sister-in-law Manjinder Kaur used to torture her for more dowry.
She got married to Sukhdev two years back but the accused soon after the marriage started torturing her mentally and physically for dowry. Her husband, who went abroad after marriage, used to threaten her on phone. The accused kicked her out of the house a few months back. The matter was investigated by the Women Cell of the police, which suggested to lodge a criminal case against the five. 

Health services remain paralysed: Health services in all government health centres, civil hospitals, etc, remained paralysed today in protest against the attack on a team of Health Department officials four days back here. Dr Sampooran Singh, District Health Officer (DHO), and Food Inspector Paramjit Singh were among the team members who were injured in the attack by the shopkeepers. The team was collecting samples of eatables. Medical Officers, paramedical staff and other employees of the department organised a demonstration at the Civil Surgeon office. Dr Tejwant Singh, Chairman of the Joint Action Committee, Sardara Singh Gill and other leaders of the employees in their address warned the authorities that in case the accused were not arrested soon, the employees would be forced to close health services for two hours daily. Fifty shopkeepers have been booked for the attack on the officials by the police, but no arrest has been made till now. 



11 INLD activists held, released 
: As many as 11 activists and office-bearers of the INLD arrested for trying to show black flags to the Chief Minister were granted bail on Thursday. They were trying to lodge their protest by waiving black lags against certain acts of omission and commission of the state government, including land allotment to some builders.
The police arrested them from the Dhand road bypass. Some other party activists, however, managed to flee from the scene. The police had registered a case under sections 147,149,283, 341 and 511 of the IPC, against as many as 22 persons.


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