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Man killed:
A motorcyclist, Judge Singh of village Chanankhera, was killed as an unidentified vehicle hit him on the Abohar-Malout road (NH 10) on Wednesday night.

Youth kills motherís paramour:
A youth killed his motherís paramour with a sword on Thursday at Rode village in Moga district. According to the police, Avtar Singh, a resident of Rode village, had illicit relations with a woman of the same village. Her son Gagandeep Singh was upset over it. On Thursday morning, Gagandeep attacked Avtar with a sword and killed him on the main road of the village. A case of murder against Gagandeep Singh and his mother, who are absconding, has been registered.

Man murders kin over loan: Lakhbir Kaur, a resident of Kalie Wala village, Moga, was killed by her brother-in-law Veerpal Singh, a resident of Vadda Bhai village of Ferozepur district, recently when he couldnít repay Rs 4.5 lakh that he had taken from her a few months earlier. Mandeep Singh, son of the victim, has claimed that Veerpal took the body in a truck and threw it at a roadside near Phagwara, from where it was found by the local police a couple of days back. A case of murder has been registered.

Tortured, woman suffers miscarriage: Jaspreet Kaur, suffered the miscarriage of her four-month-old foetus after being tortured by her husband and in-laws when she refused to undergo a sex determination test at Panjgrain Khurd village in Moga district on Wednesday. The police had registered a criminal case under Sections 316, 498-A, 323 and 34 of the IPC against the womanís husband Baltej Singh, her mother-in-law Jaswant Kaur and two other women Mahinder Kaur and Simarjeet Kaur.

3 killed, 26 hurt as bus rams into truck
: Three passengers, including two women, were killed on the spot while 26 others sustained injuries when the bus they were travelling in rammed into a stationary paint-loaded truck near here on Thursday. According to information, the accident occurred when the driver of the Jalandhar-bound Pepsu Road Transport bus (PB08 BS0429) lost control over the vehicle while trying to overtake another private bus.



PU CET result out:
The result of Panjab University Common Entrance Test was declared late Thursday night. The exam is key to admission to GMCH-32 and other professional engineering colleges. Tejeshwar Jain has topped in the medical entrance test, followed by Harsimar Bhatia and Himanshu Gupta on second and third positions, respectively.



CM mourns death:
Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has expressed deep sorrow and grief over the untimely demise of 18-year-old Anandi Gulati, daughter of Sunil Gulati and Shashi Gulati, IAS officers of Haryana. The Chief Minister, who attended the last rites of Anandi Gulati on Thursday, said she was a bright and promising student and her death was really a big loss.

Petrol pumps to remain shut today:
All petrol pumps in Haryana will remain closed tomorrow in protest against the recent killing of a petrol station attendant in Jhajjar. This decision was taken at a meeting of Haryana Petroleum Dealers Association. Dinesh Goyal, president of the association, said here today that looting of petrol pumps all over the state had become a menace and the police had failed to check such crimes.

Nurse found dead: A nurse, Poonam Poonia, was found dead in her room in a local private nursing home here on Wednesday. She was on night duty along with her cousin, Santosh, when she complained of giddiness. She went to her room. When Santosh reached the room after her duty was over, she found Poonam lying on the floor. She was rushed to the ICU where she was declared dead.

Farmer dies
: Raje Ram Goswami ( 53) was electrocuted after he accidentally touched a snapped live wire while taking a stroll in his field at Nahar village, 35 km from here, on Wednesday. The electric wire had fallen down after a storm hit the area on Tuesday night.

Rape charge: The Rampura police has registered a case of rape and criminal intimidation against Shyam Lal (42) f Dehlawas Gulabpura village, 13 km from here, on a complaint lodged by the victimís father. The complainant alleged that Shyam Lal forcibly took his teenaed daughter (17) on his motor cycle to Gomla village, 35 km from here, on May 29, drugged her and raped her there. The victim apprised her parents of the rape. She also told them that the accused had repeatedly raped her during the past three months. The girlís medical examination confirmed sexual assault.

: Three animals, a cow, a bull and a goat, were electrocuted when the animals came in contact with the wire supporting an electricity pole of 11,000-voltage power supply line near Revli village on the Sonepat-Murthal road on Thursday morning. Blaming the bijli nigam authorities for the incident, village sarpach Dharmendra demanded suitable compensation for the loss of animals.



Woman dies of snakebite:
Preeti (25), daughter of Dina Nath, married in Nainital, Uttarakhand, who had come to her parents home at Rally village in Samoh gram panchayat for her delivery, died after she was bitten by a snake while she was asleep in her room on Wednesday night. She was rushed to the Regional Hospital here and was referred to the IGMC, Shimla, but she died on the way.

1 killed in mishap: Sukh Ram (42) of Saai Kanettan village was killed on the spot while two others Chandu Ram (45) of Changar village and Neeraj Bhardwaj (30) of Sunhani village were seriously injured when the Maruti car they were traveling in suddenly skidded down into a gorge between Jamli and Kallar on the national highway, 25 km from here on Wednesday.

CBSE class X result:
All private schools in the district claimed 100 per cent result in the CBSE class X exam. Principal of La Montessori School Lalita Kanwar claimed that three students of her school Himani Thakur, Akanksha Sharma and Avtansh Thakur secured 95 per cent while eight others scored more than 90 per cent. She said all students of the school passed the examination in first division. She said the school also had 100 per cent result in the CBSE class XII exam while Sukriti Uniyal with 88.2 per cent, Vividha Mahant with 84.2 per cent and Vishbesh Bist 83.6 per cent stood first, second and third, respectively.

One booked for molestation:
The police on Thursday lodged a case against Surinder, a resident of Sabdayal village in Fatehpur tehsil, for allegedly thrashing and outraging the modesty of a married woman of the same village. According to the police, the woman had gone to the field to collect mangoes and finding her alone the accused allegedly thrashed and outraged her modesty. On hearing her cries, her sister-in-laws came on the spot and rescued her. The police is trying to nab the culprit who is absconding after the crime.



2 lakh Amarnath yatris registered:
Since the start of the registration for the Amarnath yatra, 2, 01,419 yatris have secured yatra permits through the online e-registration facility and 149 bank branches spread across various states, RK Goyal, CEO of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, said.



Traffic violators challaned:
The Regional Transport Office on Thursday cracked down on violators of traffic rules. The RTO conducted a drive at Rispana Bridge, Dilaram Chowk and Ballupur Chowk. As many as 57 violators, mostly using wrong number plates, were challaned. The officials of the RTO said the drive would continue in the future.

Bike thieves held: The police on Thursday arrested three thieves and recovered several bikes from their possession in Dehradun. They were arrested during a checking operation in the city. They have admitted to stealing a total of six bikes. They were acting as a gang and the police is trying to trace other members of the gang.

Demolished: A team of the Dehradun Municipal Corporation on Thursday demolished a small bridge made by the residents of Govindgarh in the city. Assistant Executive Engineer HR Rawat said people had constructed the bridge near a small drain in their area without the permission of the corporation. He stated that they threw all the garbage near the bridge, thus the Mayor had asked them to demolish the bridge.

Road blocked: The road to the Yamunotri shrine in Uttarakhand was blocked due to accumulation of debris brought down by landslip. It has been raining in the region for the past few days. The Uttarkashi district administration has sent its officials to the spot.

Kumaon Briefs
Loan scheme launched:
A scheme facilitating the provision of loans at low rates of interest, along with grants to the people from the BPL category, has been launched in Champawat district for promoting self-employment. This was stated by Chief Development Officer (CDO), TS Brijwal, at the district headquarters on Thursday. He said under the scheme, the beneficiaries would be given Rs 26,000. The income of the applicants should not exceed Rs 21, 206 in the urban areas and Rs 15, 976 in the rural areas and they must be permanent residents of Champawat district.

Meeting on domestic violence: The Mahila Samakhya, a social organisation, organised a meeting on the Domestic Violence Act at Champawat on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, District Magistrate Pankaj Kumar Pandey said domestic violence was responsible for not only breaking families, but also society. He stressed upon the need to spread awareness about the Act and said this would be done under a proper plan that would be executed at the block level in the district.

LPG cylinders seized: Over 12 LPG cylinders were seized during raids at various eating joints in Khatima. The authorities were receiving a large number of complaints from consumers regarding the sale of cylinders on the black market in the area. The town had also witnessed protests on the issue recently. The administration has warned that if anyone found indulged in the black marketing of cylinders, strict action would be taken.

Sanitation drive: Residents of 10 villages near Khatima have heaved a sigh of relief following a sanitation drive launched by two chemical companies at the behest of the administration. Villagers had been complaining for long that chemical affluent from factories had made life difficult for them as the overflowing drain led to polluted water entering their villages. The administration is also learnt to have sanctioned a sum of Rs 60 lakh under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act for the cleaning of the drain. The affected villages included Khetalsaran, Mudeli, Charubeta and Chanda.

Repair of bridges sought: Irked over the alleged failure of the administration to get two bridges repaired, residents of the Rithagar area in Bageshwar have threatened to launch an agitation. These bridges were destroyed in a rain-related disaster that had hit the region during the monsoon last year. They maintained that if the bridges were not repaired at the earliest, things were expected to get worse during the rains.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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