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Bathinda
Two furnish fake bail bonds, held
: The Civil Lines police, on the directions of additional district and sessions judge Gurvir Singh, have booked booked Anil Kumar of Pratap Nagar and Basant Singh from Mata Rani Wali Gali, for furnishing fake bail bonds in courts as bail for accused in different cases.

Phagwara
Rs 2.5-lakh goods gutted
: A kiosk was allegedly set afire by some unidentified miscreants near JCT Mills here last night. Kiosk owner Guffur Khan said clothes worth more than Rs 2.5 lakh was reduced to ashes. Fire tenders could control the fire after two hours. The police is investigating the case,said SHO Sarwan Singh Bal.
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HARYANA

Faridabad
Road work starts
: Minister for Food and Supplies Mahender Pratap inaugurated construction works on three roads in Badkal village. These roads would cost Rs 25 lakh. He said all promises made by the Congress with regard Badkal  would be fulfilled soon, he added.

Kaithal
Resentment
: Representatives of social and religious organisations of this town on Tuesday expressed resentment over the demand made by some students of Osmania University to serve beef as part of their diet . In a meeting held at Sanatan Dhram Mandir, representatives of Gopal Goshala, Brahmin Sabha, Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Shiv Sena, Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha, Bajrang Dal, VHP and the BJP took strong exception to the demand raised by a sections of students for serving beef in hostels.

KURUKSHETRA
1 dies in mishap: Mangta Ram, a resident of Dhulgarh in this district, was killed and Shamsher Singh injured when their tractor-trailer was allegedly hit by a truck near Lotani village in Ismailabad. The police has registered a case in this connection.

PO arrested: Reeta, a proclaimed offender, was arrested from her residence in Deha Basti, Shahabad, 20 km from here, on Monday. A case was registered against her at Shahabad on June 30, 2003, which was still pending. She was declared a proclaimed offender on December 1, 2006. After her arrest, she was produced in a court, which sent her in judicial custody.

Dharna: The Indian National Students Organisation (INSO), a student wing of the Indian National Lok Dal, Sunil Rana, held a dharna in front of the office of the Kurukshetra University Vice-Chancellor here on Tuesday. They raised slogans in support of their demands and submitted a memorandum to Dr Surender Deswal, Registrar, demanding lifting of the ban on a special chance to B.Tech students and timely declaration of examination results.
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HIMACHAL PRADESH

HAMIRPUR
Gas connections distributed: MLA Urmil Thakur distributed 75 subsidised gas connections to women under the Mata Shabri Mahila Shashakatikaran Yojna at a programme organised by the Women and Child Development Department here on Sunday. Addressing a gathering, Urmil said the state government had launched several schemes for the welfare of weaker sections and this scheme was also introduced in its last Budget. She said the Social Security Pension Scheme was introduced by the Janata Party government in 1977 and the subsequent BJP government had been enhancing this pension amount.

NURPUR
Jewellery stolen: A theft was committed in photographer Kishor Kumarís house at Gangath, near here, on Monday night. The police said the complainant was living in a joint family with his brother and mother. His wifeís and sister-in-lawís gold jewellery weighing around 27 tolas was stolen a steel cupboard in his motherís room. DSP Rajinder Jaswal who visited the spot today said a case under Sections 457 and 380, IPC, had been registered.

SUNDERNAGAR
Office-bearers elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Press Club, Sundernagar, unanimously: president - Balbinder Singh Sodhi; general secretary - Hans Raj Saini; senior vice-president - Ved Sharma; vice-president - Partap Rana; financial secretary - Lila Dhar; and secretaries - Rakesh Sharma and Yusuf Ansari. Aswani Saini, Nitin Sharma and Amit Sharma have been nominated members of the Executive Committee.
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DEHRADUN

Kumaon Briefs
Child drowned in canal:
A six-year-old child drowned in the Chilkiya canal in the Ramnagar area of Nainital district. The incident took place when the child, Himanshu, was playing. The body was recovered from a canal adjacent to Telipura village. His parents took him to a hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Man run over by car: A man was run over by a car in Ramnagar. The incident took place when Mohan Singh Negi (28) of Bhawaniganj locality was helping his friend replace the punctured tyre of his truck. Negi was employed as a dumper driver and was on his way from Haldua to Peerumdara. The car driver fled from the spot leaving the vehicle behind. Police investigations are on in the matter.

Construction of bridge sought: Residents of a large number of villages located across the Gaula river are agitated over the failure of the administration to construct a bridge to help them cross the river. They say that they are compelled to cross the river either with the help of a trolley or constructing a temporary passage over the river with the help of stones or wooden blocks. The villagers from Pasauli, Simalkhet, Rausila, Raja Basuli and Paniya Mehta claim that the construction of the bridge had been approved in 2006 but no work has been done so far.

Man held for thrashing wife: The Haldwani police has arrested a man for allegedly threatening his wife with a pistol and thrashing her. The police had received a complaint from the woman, a resident of Paniyali village, in which she had alleged that her husband thrashed her and threatened her with a gun. The accused, Puran Chandra Joshi, has been arrested and a country-made pistol seized from his possession.

Two burn victims die: Two burn victims died at a hospital in Haldwani. The deceased are Busra (24) and Om Prakash(30). Busra had sustained burn injuries 25 days ago. In another incident, Om Prakash died after sustaining burn injuries in a fire incident in his hut.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)
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