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Man kills brother
: A man was murdered by his brother in Quadian, 18 km from here, yesterday. While talking to mediapersons here today, SSP Gurkirpal Singh said Kalwant Singh was having a land dispute with his brother Joga Singh. In an altercation between them on the Saturday night Joga Singh hit Kulwant Singh on his head with a brick injuring him seriously. Kulwant Singh was rushed to a hospital, but he died on the way. The police registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC. The accused was absconding.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Media fest:
The department of journalism and mass communication and Sikh Media Centre of Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib, will organise its seventh “Media Film and Photography Fest-2012” on the college campus on March 12 and 13. About 36 colleges are participating in the fest. 

4 booked for rape
: On the complaint of a young girl of Bure Jattan village, the Bulhowal police has booked Manvinderpaljit Singh of Sarih Pati Jai Chand in Jalandhar district, Gurdip Singh, Surimother Singh and their one unknown accomplice under Sections 366, 376, 323 and 34 of the IPC last night. According to police sources, the girl alleged that the accused abducted her in their Esteem car while she was standing at Adda Bure Jattan and later raped her. 

Seminar on e-filing
: The Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will organise a seminar on e-return system at Apeejay School in Mahavir Marg on Monday. The seminar will be organised to create awareness among employers about e-filing of returns and use of e-return software. The EPFO, Jalandhar, region covers Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr and Kapurthala districts besides Jalandhar. 

Athletic championship: The Golden Arrow Division Inter-Battalion Athletics Championship was organised at Guru Nanak Stadium Kapurthala under the aegis of the Gurki Brigade. An impressive opening ceremony was held on March 1. Athletes from 23 teams participated at the event. The GOC of the Golden Arrow Division gave away prizes.



Sufiana maestros to regale audience: Well known Rajasthani folk and Sufi maestros Ustad Shaqur Khan and Ustad Idreem Khan will perform at the Kalagram Complex in a programme organised by NZCC in collaboration with the School of Punjabi Studies, PU, and Punjabi Sahit Akademy, Ludhiana. They will also give a recital of Sufiana, Punjabi and Rajasthani folk at the PU English department auditorium on March 13a t 7pm, as a part of the national seminar on Contemporary Punjabi Literature :Consciousness of Marginalised groups. Over 300 delegates from different states will participate in the Punjabi seminar supported by the Punjabi Akademy, New Delhi, disclosed Dr Sukdev Singh Sirsa, chairman, PU School of Punjabi studies, Chandigarh.



Completion of targets:
Sumedha Kataria, ADC, Kurukshetra, directed all developmental agencies to ensure the completion of their respective targets till March 31. She stated this at a monthly meeting of the district officials in the conference hall at the mini-secretariat here recently. While reviewing the schemes under 20-point programme, the ADC instructed the officials to achieve the norms and targets as per schedule for the district within time frame provided there in.

Teachers to court arrest: The Haryana Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation has endorsed the call given by the All-India University and College Teachers Organisation to court arrest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi from March 14 to 16, in support of their demands. The executive committee of the HFUCTO has directed its members to participate in the mass court arrest on March 14 along with teachers from UP, Haryana, Punjab, HP, Chandigarh, J&K and Delhi.

Suicide bid:
In a fit of frustration caused by her mother’s refusal to give him money to buy liquor, a village youth Baljit made a bid to commit suicide by hanging himself at Sulkha village on Friday. However, family members’ timely intervention saved him from a tragic end. Subsequently, he was admitted to a private hospital at Gurgaon. A case has been registered. 

Two dead: Canter owner Nawal Singh of Rajasthan and its driver Dalip Singh Yadav of Gurgaon district were both burnt to death in a huge fire, which broke out in a canter that was laden with chemicals on the NH-8 at Nikhri cut, near Dharuhera, on Saturday. The fire broke out after the canter rammed into the truck, which was laden with green chillies. While both vehicles, along with their goods, were also burnt to ashes, the driver and conductor of the truck jumped out of the cabin and absconded.

Cattle thieves: The Dharuhera police has arrested two cattle thieves, Mubarik and Asif, of the Mewat area, who with the collusion of Hakumuddin, owner of the vehicle used in the crime, and a villager Sonu, had stolen two buffaloes and their calves, from Subhash’s enclosure at Kharkhara village, near Dharuhera, on the night of March 6. The police has also recovered the stolen buffaloes and their calves from them.

Helpline for paediatricians:
Paediatricians, especially posted in the rural areas, in the state can now get vital medical tips from senior doctors regarding treatment of children with the PGIMS launching a round-the-clock mobile helpline to assist them, Chand Singh Dhull, director of the PGIMS, said. “Doctors can get vital tips by calling on mobile no. 9416611105,” he said, adding that the service would be beneficial especially for doctors working in the rural areas. 



Women’s meeting:
National president of the All-India Women Congress Anita Verma on Friday gave a call to women to arise, awake and mobilise women to fight against female foeticide and dowry. She was addressing women Congress workers at Lunj. 



Teacher drowned in Jakula river: A teacher drowned in the Jakula river in the Mushiyari area of Pithoragarh district. According to information, Malkan Singh was going for duty when he fell down from a bridge on the river. He was rescued by villagers who took him to a nearby health facility from where he was referred to the district hospital. He died on his way to the hospital.

Wall constructed to check landslides: The administration has rectified the fault that had led to a massive landslide at Bohrakun between Bhimtal and Ranibagh in Nainital district. The fault had developed during the monsoon last year and the subsequent landslides had hampered traffic movement on this stretch for several days. For a long time, the movement of heavy traffic on this stretch had been prohibited. It is learnt that the authorities have constructed a burst wall at the spot to check further landslides.

Man falls into drain in Mallital, dies: A man died after he fell into a seasonal drain in the Mallital area of Nainital. The deceased has been identified as 32-year-old Godhan Singh. He was employed with a local hotel and his body had been found in the drain.

Stolen truck recovered from Muzaffarnagar: A truck that had been forcibly taken away by some miscreants at Jaspur, Udham Singh Nagar, on March 8 has been recovered by the police from Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. The truck was found abandoned. Some miscreants had allegedly attacked the truck driver, Irfan, when he was sleeping in the vehicle. They allegedly tied him up and dumped him near Jaspur Kunda and took the vehicle away. He managed to reach a dargah nearby where he reported the matter to the police. The police found the truck in the Bofa area of Muzaffarpur district. Further investigations are on in the matter.

Truck falls into gorge, 1 killed, 2 injured: One person was killed while two others sustained injuries when a truck fell into a gorge near Dhari village in the Betalghat area of Nainital district. The deceased has been identified as truck driver Deep Chand Arya, a resident of Gethiya village near Jyolikote. The injured have been admitted to the Community Health Centre, Khairna.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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