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Infant found:
A three-month-old boy was recovered from bushes near Sector 25 here today. A passerby noticed the child and informed the police. The child was taken to the PGI where he was administered treatment. A case of abandoning child under Section 317 of the IPC has been registered in the Sector 11 police station.

Sanitation drive: A sanitation drive was launched in Khuda Lahora Colony on Friday by deploying 12 additional safai karamcharies in small groups under the supervision of the senior inspectorate staff for getting the public places, open spaces swept in order to maintain the aesthetic look of the area. Mechanical road sweepers, dumper placers, and cycle-rickshaw carts were deployed for sweeping.




Bodies of two youths found:
In two separate incidents, the police recovered two bodies, one from the Ghumarwin bazaar and the other from near the Naina Devi shrine in the district, during the past 24 hours. Acording to information, Vijay (18), a resident of Surender Nagar, Gujarat, was found hanging from the roof at Bajoha ward of Ghumarwin town on Sunday. Vijay was staying with a relative and said to be under depression for sometime. In another case, the police was informed by some people that a youth, said to be around 25 to 28 years, was lying dead near the Matri Chhaya rest house at Naina Devi town, on Sunday.The police was yet to identify the deceased, who is said to belong to Chandigarh. The police has registered cases and the bodies have been sent for postmortem examination at the regional hospital.

2,500 examined at medical camp:
Teams of medical specialists from the Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon, and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) examined over 2,500 patients at a two-day free medical camp organised by the BS Ghonkrokta Educational and Charitable Trust which concluded at Matiana here on Sunday. The camp was organised in the memory of late Col Devinder Singh Ghonkrokta who contributed for the upliftment of his native village. Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sarveen Chaudhary inaugurated the camp. Managing Director, HPMC, Madan Chauhan thanked local people for their active participation in the camp and the Ghonkrokta Trust for its efforts in bringing top doctors to the interior area.



Gang of burglars busted in Pulwama:
The police on Sunday claimed to have solved five cases of theft with the arrest of five persons in Pulwama district by a special squad that also recovered stolen property worth lakhs of rupees from the arrested persons, a police spokesperson said. He said the special squad was formed recently under the supervision of Pulwama SP Amit Kumar following a spurt in theft cases in the south Kashmir district town, 32 km from here.

Punjabi mushaira organised: Government College for Women, M A Road, organised a Punjabi mushaira in the conference hall of the college here on Saturday. Eminent poets of Punjabi and connoisseurs of literature attended the event. Prof Tadzin Jolden, principal of the college, while addressing the function talked about the cultural diversity of the state. She said the college had taken several initiatives to popularise various languages through.



Centre flayed:
The Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Sunday staged a dharna against the Central Government, at Gandhi Park here. The ABVP accused the Centre of indulging in rampant corruption. ABVP state chief Ummed Singh said the Congress government at the Centre was “promoting” corruption in the country. He said the ABVP would continue with its fight against black money till all money stashed away in foreign banks was brought back to the country. ABVP members also raised slogans against the Congress.

Jewellery stolen: Miscreants barged into a house situated on the General Mahadev Singh Road on Saturday and decamped with Rs 50,000 and jewellery. The owner of the house, Geeta Sharma, had gone to Vadodara to meet her daughter when the incident took place. The matter was reported to the police by the neighbourers.

Van Panchayats: Badrinath MLA Kedar Singh Fonia yesterday inaugurated Van Panchayat Sammelan in the Badrinath region as part of the Harit Uttarakhand campaign. National President of the BJP Nitin Gadkari was supposed to attend the programme but he could not make it to the venue due to inclement weather. Addressing the gathering, Fonia reiterated the state government’s commitment to working for environment conservation in the state. Uttarakhand Principal Chief Conservator of Forests RBS Rawat said the Chief Minister had set a target of distribution of one lakh saplings among villagers under the programme. He said this target would be achieved shortly.


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