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DC seeks report on carcass dumps:
Deputy Commissioner Priyank Bharti has directed the Block Development Panchayat Officers to give a report on the carcass dumps in their area. The officials have been asked to provide complete details including whether the dumps were covered or open. They were asked to give a tentative number of stray dogs in their areas so that a policy could be accordingly framed to deal with the menace.

Habit-forming drugs seized:
The health department today raided Janta Medical Hall near Dhuri line and seized habit forming drugs.Drug inspector Sukhbeer Chand said, "We seized 5,000 tablets of phallopil, 675 capsules of spasmo-proxyvon and 35 cough syrups, including corex and rexcoff. These habit forming drugs will be presented in the court tomorrow for further action."


Drunk policeman creates ruckus:
A police constable, Shamsher Singh, created a ruckus outside the Sector 26 police station here this evening. The constable was drunk and misbehaved with his colleagues. His medical examination was conducted at the GMSH-16 which confirmed the presence of alcohol content in his body.


Semester exams: Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Gupta has promulgated Section 144 of the CrPc in Faridabad to ensure smooth conduct of the ongoing semester exams of classes X and XII of the Haryana School Education Board. The order has been enforced with immediate effect and will continue till the end of the exams on April 20.

Annual inspection
: Justice MM Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court will be here from March 22 to 24 for the annual inspection of  local courts. Dr Bharat Bhushan Prasoon, District and Sessions Judge and president of the District Legal Service Authority, said Justice Kumar would inspect all judicial as well as revenue courts.

One held: Ganesh Lal, a native of Bihar and presently residing near Thanesar railway station here, has been arrested under the Excise Act for allegedly possessing 18 bottles of illicit liquor. A case has been registered.

Pehowa mela: The famous traditional three-day Chaitra Choudas Pehowa mela began at Sarswati Tirth at Pehowa on Tuesday. Thousands of pilgrims from all over north India have reached Sarswati Sarovar to offer ‘pind daan’ to their ancestors. As many as 18 CCTV cameras have been installed in the mela area. A fire brigade, ambulance vans and adequate police force have also been deployed there.

Charred body
: The police on Wednesday recovered a charred body of a young man, later identified as Suresh Kumar (26), of Bhiwani district, from a half-burnt Ritz car in a field at Hansa Ka village, near here. According to family members of the deceased, Suresh, who owned the car, had been missing since March 19.

Man held: The police has arrested Inderjit of Bhiwani district for cheating and recovered an ATM card which he had stolen. The police also recovered Rs 4,000 out of Rs 39,600 that he had withdrawn fraudulently with the help of the stolen card. He was produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate on Wednesday who remanded him in police custody for four days.


Pensioners rue govt apathy: A general house of the district unit of the HP State Pensioners’ Welfare Association here recently unanimously expressed resentment against the hostile attitude of the government towards their long-pending demands. Jagdish Dinesh, general secretary of the unit, and press secretary Hukam Singh Thakur said the meeting also decided to organise a mass district-level rally of pensioners on April 9.

House, property destroyed in fire: House and property worth Rs 5 lakh have been destroyed as Harbans Chaudhry’s house suddenly caught fire at Behna Jattan village across the Sutlej, 25 miles from here, on Tuesday night. The owner of the house was away at Pandoh in Mandi district.

Power generation challenges: NHPC Executive Director (ED), Region-II, Sharat Chandra Sharma has advised delegates of the Northern Region Power Utilities that they must work together to face the challenges in the field of power generation. The ED stated this while inaugurating the 73rd meeting of the Operation Coordination Sub-committee organised by the Chamera Power Station-II here recently.

Workshop on job avenues held: A UGC-sponsored workshop on “Emerging Job Avenues in the Age of Globalisation” under the aegis of the career and counselling cell was organised at MCM DAV College here. Dr Pardeep Kumar, Yoginder Verma, Dr MB Sharma, Principal of MCM DAV College, Dr Arlene Plevin from USA, Dr NC Sharma and Dr Ashish Misra, Principal, Government Degree College, Nadun, attended the workshop.

Youth booked on rape charge: The local police on Wednesday booked Dalit youth Kaka of Baani village for allegedly raping a minor girl (17) of Ondh village. The police said Latif Mohammad, victim’s uncle, lodged a complaint on Tuesday. She was kidnapped by the accused who took her in a car to Kathagarh near Indora. He kept her in a room and allegedly raped her. DSP Rajinder Jaswal said the police had conducted a medical examination of the victim and a case lodged.

Tractor driver killed in accident: Chaman Lal of Pandhor was injured seriously when the tractor (HP 38- 6910) being driven by him overturned on Monday evening at Atahara. He succumbed to his injuries on way to the Civil Hospital and was declared brought dead by doctors. A case has been registered.

Bank employees donate blood: A blood donation camp was organised jointly by Nurpur and Indora zonal offices of Kangra Central Co-operative (KCC) Bank at the PWD rest house here on Wednesday. Thirtytwo bank employees donated blood at the camp.

Automobile co. told to pay relief: The Consumer Forum, Mandi, has directed Competent Automobile Company, Gutkar, Mandi district, to pay Rs 4,718, along with interest at the rate of 9 per cent per annum, and Rs 5,000 as compensation for harassment etc and Rs 2,500 as the cost of complaint to BC Sharma of the Jail Road area in Mandi town. The amount had not been refunded to him.


Labourer’s body found
: Shankar Singh, 35, a resident of MDDA colony was found dead in the house of Geeta, a widow who lives at Sanjay Colony. Singh, who worked as a labourer and was married, had an affair with Geeta, a maid. Geeta said Singh complained of chest pain and dizziness at night and was found dead last morning.

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