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Jagraon
Traffic blocked:
The traffic between the Malak Road and Bus Stand, Jagraon, on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway remained obstructed for more than one hour this today morning. Supporters of the congress party had assembled along the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway. 

Kapurthala
7 file papers:
A total of seven candidates filed their nomination papers from Bholath, Sultanpur Lodhi and Phagwara Assembly constituencies of Kapurthala district on today. These included Sukhpal Khaira (Cong candidate from Bholath), Navtej Singh Cheema (Cong candidate from Sultanpur Lodhi) and Jaimal Singh (PPP candidate from Bholath). 

80 kg cotton stolen: Eighty kilograms of cotton was stolen from village Chak Attar Singh Wala. In his complaint to the Nandgarh police, Jagsir Singh accused Krishan Kumar from village Kaljharani and two unidentified persons of picking cotton from his fields. Police have registered a case under Section 379 and 34 of the IPC. The police is investigating the matter.

Gold ornaments stolen: Gold ornaments were stolen from one Veerpal Kaurís residence from village Jeeda. The complainant in her complaint to the Nehianwali police station alleged that on December 25 last year, Jyoti and Ram Singh from the same village had stolen gold ornaments and a cash of around Rs 12,000 from her home. She left for fields at 9 am. When she returned in the evening, she found all the locks broken.

Four motorcycles stolen: Thieves struck in Rampura Mandi and stole four motorcycles. The complainant, Gagan Bhatia, a resident of Rampura Mandi, stated that four motorcycles were stolen form the area on December 26, last year. The motorcycles belonged to Gagan Bhatia, Navin Tayal, Balvir Singh and Kaur Singh. 


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CHANDIGARH

Office-bearers elected: The following have been elected as office-bearers of the Residentsí Welfare Association, Sector 40-A; chief patron-ID Gupta; patron-TR Seth; president- Santosh Mishra; senior vice-president-Ajit Ram Mall; vice-presidents-Waryam Singh and GS Uppal; general secretary-Dr Harbhajan Singh; joint secretary-SS Bainwal; and cashier-Subhash Sabbharwal.

66 autos impounded: The police has impounded 66 auto-rickshaws for plying in Chandigarh without permit. The vehicles were impounded at night hours over the past few days. The police said the vehicles impounded had been registered at Panchkula and Mohali and were plying in Chandigarh without permit.

Honoured: The Chandigarh Kumaon Sabha honoured newly elected women councillors of the municipal corporation, namely Gurbax Rawat (Congress) and Hira Negi (BJP), in a function held in the Community Centre, Sector 45, here on Sunday. Kumaon sabha president Bachan Singh said they would soon launch website of their association. 


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HARYANA

FARIDABAD
Parking zone: The Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF) will create a parking zone in NIT-1 market, the busiest market of the city, and is in process of taking stringent measures against shopkeepers who encroached on the areas outside their units. Ravi Singhla, Additional Town Planner, MCF, currently holding additional charge of NIT-Zone, said a plan for the proposed parking space had been drawn up. The Faridabad Vyapar Mandal has also been taken on board with regard to a layout plan for the parking space.

Kurukshetra
Two killed:
Rajpal Singh of Dingli village in Rajasthan was killed on the spot and Sube Singh of Hansawaskala village in Bhiwani district was injured when a tanker collided with their motorcycle near Tabra village in the district on Sunday. In another case, Ramnath of Yamunanagar was also killed on the spot when he was hit by a truck near Guda village on Sunday. Both cases have been registered by the police. 

Man booked: The police has registered a case against Amit Kumar of Bapoli in Yamunanagar district for grabbing Rs 1.25 lakh from Satpal of Isharheri village in Kurukshetra district on the pretext of getting him employed. In his complaint lodged with the police, Amit Kumar has alleged that Satpal has neither got him employed nor returned the money. The police has registered a case in this connection. 

SONEPAT
4 youths held: Four youths were nabbed by a joint team of SIT while they were planning a loot at the Sidharth Colony on Sunday night. Before their arrest, the miscreants fired at ASIs Kuldeep and Anand but missed the target. The team also seized two country-made pistols, cartridges and sharp-edged weapons from their possession. The miscreants were identified as Mohit, Sumit and Anand of Jharonth village and Neetu of Fatehpur village. 


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JAMMU & KASHMIR

Jammu
CRPF Special DG meets Governor:
Special DG, CRPF, Jammu and Kashmir, Anirudh Uppal called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here this evening. Uppal briefed the Governor about the obtaining security situation in the state. The two discussed various issues relating to the internal security management in the state. ó TNS
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DEHRADUN

Briefing given to polling staff: District Election Officer/District Magistrate Dileep Jawalkar addressed polling employees and returning officers in the city on Monday, saying they needed to understand all the minute details regarding the arrangements in the polling booths, which included information related to EVM machines, which they would know in the training sessions. They were also supposed to encourage people to cast their voters in maximum numbers. He said the number of booths had increased from 890 to 1485, for which they had to be alert and vigilant. They had to grasp changes in the EVM machines. He said the handicapped, old, ill and women must be taken care of during polls and should be provided with a separate queue.

Kumaon Briefs

Mandi Samiti chief arrested for murder: Despite the prevailing cold wave, the political temperature in Udham Singh Nagar is on the boil following the arrest of Mandi Samiti chairperson Virendra Singh Samanti on the charges of attempt to murder and demanding a ransom. The arrest followed the issuing of non-bailable warrants against him. He was accused in a case of attempt to murder in 2007 and demanding of ransom in a case of 2011. He was reportedly nabbed along with Kiran Virk from the BJP office on the Kashipur road in Rudrapur. The arrest was followed by a large number of BJP workers gathering at the police station demanding his release while alleging that he had been framed in the two cases.

Hem Arya file papers: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Nainital Assembly constituency Hem Arya filed his nomination on Monday amid a snowfall. Braving the chilling conditions, his supporters went in procession from the Ram Sevak Sabha premises in Mallital to the Collectorate even as snowflakes kept falling on them. The procession was accompanied by Cholia dancers.

Protest over removal of hoarding: A heated exchange of words was witnessed in Haldwani between Congress workers and officials of the Election Commission over the removal of hoardings. The Congressmen were contesting that the hoardings carried the wishes on behalf of political leaders and this could not be treated as a political hoarding. They also contested that the administration did not give them prior notice to get the hoardings removed. They sat on a dharna on the Nainital highway. The matter was eventually resolved with the intervention of senior officials.

Shop owner stabbed; accused held: A minor dispute over a pending payment led to the alleged stabbing of an aquarium shop owner in Haldwani. It is learnt that Rajendra Singh Bora was cleaning his shop when Manish from Amritpur came along with a couple of accomplices and attacked him. It is alleged that Manish stabbed him in the stomach. Hearing the commotion the people from the adjoining area gathered at the spot and handed over the accused to the police after giving a sound thrashing to him. Bora is learnt to have told the police that Manish owed him Rs 3,000 for some feed and goldfish purchased by him some weeks back. He has also stated that he had been abused by the accused when he had gone to collect his payment some days back. Police investigations are on in the matter.

Shopkeeper run over by truck: A shopkeeper was killed when he was run over by a speeding truck in Rudrapur. The deceased has been identified as Budhasen Gupta of Resham Colony. It is learnt that he ran a shop in the Badhaipura area of the town. He was crossing the road when a truck going from Rudrapur to Kitcha crushed him killing him on the spot.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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