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341 lives lost on railway tracks 
Jalandhar, January 4
As 341 persons lost their lives on railway tracks in the Doaba region comprising Jalandhar, Nawanshahr, Kapurthla and Hoshiarpur districts in 2011. On an average, one person was killed on railway tracks every day.
Unmindful of the risk involved, commuters and schoolchildren cross a level crossing on a foggy morning in Jalandhar.
Unmindful of the risk involved, commuters and schoolchildren cross a level crossing on a foggy morning in Jalandhar. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh

Bhagat begins his election campaign 
Jalandhar, January 4
BJP candidate from the Jalandhar (West) constituency Bhagat Chunni Lal moves out in an open vehicle in Jalandhar on Wednesday.
A day after former Local Bodies Minister and BJP candidate from the Jalandhar Central constituency Manoranjan Kalia took out a procession in the city, it was the turn of Bhagat Chunni Lal, the BJP candidate from Jalandhar West today.
BJP candidate from the Jalandhar (West) constituency Bhagat Chunni Lal moves out in an open vehicle in Jalandhar on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh


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Rs 39.10 lakh seized, Rs 36 lakh released
Jalandhar, January 4
The city police today seized Rs 39.10 lakh as unaccounted money from two persons. Out of this amount, Rs 36.10 lakh was released by the Income Tax officials after the verifications of the reciepts.

 





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341 lives lost on railway tracks 
Nikhil Bhardwaj

Jalandhar, January 4
As 341 persons lost their lives on railway tracks in the Doaba region comprising Jalandhar, Nawanshahr, Kapurthla and Hoshiarpur districts in 2011. On an average, one person was killed on railway tracks every day.

Data compiled by the Government Railway Police (GRP) reveals that 197 persons lost their lives in accidents on tracks. Out of these 172 are men, 24 are women and a child.

A maximum of 26 people died in rail accidents in July -23 men and three women. In September, 19 men and four women lost tjeir lives in accidents on railway tracks.

Besides, 65 persons committed suicide on railway tracks - 55 men and 10 women. In June, 11 persons committed suicides.

GRP records reveal that 77 persons died natural death on railway tracks and out of which 68 were men, eight women and a child. 

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 Bhagat begins his election campaign 
Deepkamal Kaur
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 4
A day after former Local Bodies Minister and BJP candidate from the Jalandhar Central constituency Manoranjan Kalia took out a procession in the city, it was the turn of Bhagat Chunni Lal, the BJP candidate from Jalandhar West today.

The candidate, along with his son Mahinder Bhagat, took out a rally in his constituency. Octogenarian Bhagat could not even stand in his open vehicle and rather preferred to sit. Owing to this, the others in the open jeep, including SADís senior deputy mayor Kamaljit Bhatia and party youth leader Sheetal Angural, stole the limelight.

Also stealing the show was his son Mahinder Bhagat who too remained garlanded and walked ahead of the procession greeting everyone.

The procession went through Nakodar Road, lanes of Bhargo Camp, Basti areas and other colonies falling in the constituency.

Meanwhile, there have been reports of BJP leader and Punjab Khadi Board chairman Vijay Sampla who too has been a ticket contender, thinking of a shift. 

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 Rs 39.10 lakh seized, Rs 36 lakh released
Our Correspondent

Jalandhar, January 4
The city police today seized Rs 39.10 lakh as unaccounted money from two persons. Out of this amount, Rs 36.10 lakh was released by the Income Tax officials after the verifications of the reciepts.

Sources said Rs 3,10,000 were seized from Surinder Singh, a resident of Roopowali village in Hoshiarpur, who failed to acciunt the source of the money leading to the seizure.

Another Rs 33 lakh were seized from Himanshu Dogra, an employee working with the SBI here. Sources said the person carrying the cash later produced the source of the money and hence the cash was released by the Income Tax Officials later.

This evening, the police also seized unaccounted cash of Rs 3,10,000 from Suraj Jaiswal, a resident of Deep Nagar here, but the amount was released by IT Officer after verification. Sources said 1,12,500 ml illicit liquor was also seized today.

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