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Rotary Club chief
: Rotarian BS Arora has been nominated as the president of the Rotary Club, Patiala, for 2012-13. The nomination was approved at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the club held here recently. Rtn. Arora has retired from the BRO as Superintendent Engineer (SE,Civil).


Man gets 3-year jail:
The district court awarded three-year imprisonment to Fakir Chand of Dadu Majra Colony in an attempt to murder case. The case dates back to April 25, 2008. According to prosecution, the accused had stabbed Arvind Kumar and Ganga Ram, brothers and residents of Sector 15, at their residence.


Truck with 27 head of cattle impounded
: A truck carrying 27 head of cattle, which were allegedly being taken to Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh for slaughter, was impounded near the Mohra police post in Ambala district late Monday night. According to police sources, the cattle were brought from Punjab. On getting a tip-off, the Mohra police stopped a truck and found 27 cattle being smuggled to Muzaffarnagar for slaughter. Balvinder Singh, in charge, Mohra police post, said two persons, identified as Afroz and Imran, both residents of Muzaffarnagar, have been arrested.

70 kg adulterated  khoya seized: The Ambala police on Tuesday seized 70 kg of adulterated khoya from a Haryana Roadways bus near the flyover at Ambala Cantonment. According to sources, the intelligence wing of the Ambala police, headed by Inspector Naresh Kumar, searched a Haryana Roadways bus near the flyover at Ambala Canttand seized 70 kg of adulterated khoya from the possession of a youth who has been identified as Sanawar of Panipat.

Body found: The police has found the body of a youth lying on the Ghel road near Ambala City on Tuesday morning. The deceased has been identified as Gurbhej Singh of Nanhera village, near Shambhu. The police found a slip the body by which his identification was verified. Alok Singh, father of the deceased, said his son was unmarried and had come to Ambala City to purchase a mobile phone two days ago but he did not return. Some injuries were found on the neck of the deceased. A case in this regard was also registered.

Gas tanker overturns: An LPG tanker overturned on National Highway No.1 near Ambala Cantonment on Tuesday morning. The tanker was carrying around 18 tonnes of liquefied gas. The police rushed to the spot and with the help of two cranes the vehicle was set right. The tanker was coming from Ghaziabad and was on the way to Jammu. It skidded off the road and fell into a ditch. The police cordoned off the entire area. Some of the officials of the Lalru gas plant reached the spot and after an inspection they verified that there was no leakage in the tanker. The driver and his helper fled from the spot. The police has registered a case against the driver.

Liquor vend staffer shot dead
: Employees of a liquor vend at Jharoda village, near Kosli, shot dead their colleague Krishan Kumar (23) late on Sunday night over a trivial issue. Soon after killing him, they also set the vend on fire to make it appear as if the victim had died of burns. The Kosli police has registered a case of murder, destruction of evidence against vend employees Surender, Dharam Singh, Karam Vir, all residents of Salhawas village, and liquor contractor Ajit Sharma’s relative Bijender Sharma.

Rape charge: The Khol police has arrested Ashok Kumar (35) for allegedly raping an old woman(80) at Nangal village, 12 km from here, late on Sunday night. He was on Tuesday produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate Tayyab Hussain, who remanded him in judicial custody. Police sources said Ashok intruded into his neighbour’s house and raped the old woman.

Life imprisonment
: Rajinder of Nahra village was on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment by Additional District and Sessions Judge Ritu Garg. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 and in case of default of payment of fine, Rajinder will undergo imprisonment for six more months. Rajinder was convicted for the murder of Ombir, a resident of the same village, on November 14, 2007. Ombir was serving as a constable in the CRPF.

Mahila helpline: The Sonepat police has introduced a mahila helpline service to curb eve-teasing and molestation of women by anti-social elements. A PCR van with women officers and constables will be on duty till late in the evening to keep watch on such elements This helpline has been allotted phone number 80538-82350 for receiving complaints of misbehaviour with women.



Complaint against news channel:
The state Congress on Tuesday sent a complaint to the Election Commission against a news channel for the alleged telecast of paid news and an opinion poll. In a release issued on Tuesday, state party spokesperson Surendra Kumar said a news channel in its opinion poll telecast on January 23 and 24 had shown the BJP getting a comfortable majority in the state Assembly, which could affect fair polling in the state. The party has asked the Election Commission to take steps to check such opinion polls and paid news.

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