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Jewellery stolen:
Jewellery worth lakhs was stolen from a house situated on the Haji Rattan Road in Bathinda. In his complaint to the police, Jasvir Singh said when he, along with his family members, was sleeping on the first floor of his house, thieves sneaked into his house and decamped with the valuables. A case under Sections 457, 380 of the IPC has been registered.

NFL resident injured:  A resident of the NFL Colony, Subhash Saini,  sustained injuries when a speeding vehicle, driven by one Dharminder Singh, hit him. A case under Sections 279 and 337 of the IPC has been registered against the driver.

Material stolen: Material worth nearly Rs 30,000 was stolen from a shop in Baba Farid Nagar. In his complaint to the police, shop owner Vijay Kumar said two computers, one inverter, printer and a mobile phone were stolen from the shop.

2 killed as bus hits Army truck
: Two passengers died on the spot while 40 sustained injuries when a private bus (UP-22T-4969) rammed into an Army truck near Machhian (Garhdiwala) on the Hoshiarpur-Dasuya road. Police said the victims had been identified as bus conductor Balwinder Kumar of Alwar (Rajasthan) and Vishvanath of Delhi. Seventeen passengers were admitted to the Primary Health Centre, Bhunga, from where 14 were referred to the Civil Hospital, Hoshiarpur.

300 children examined
: Red Swastik Society, an NGO, on Saturday organised a medical check-up camp at School for Deaf and Dumb on the Hambran Road. About 300 schoolchildren were examined during the camp. The camp was inaugurated by MLA Bharat Bhushan.

Elected: Tikka Daleep Singh has been elected president of the Wholesale Chemists Association, Pindi street. He got 267 votes. His opponent Ashok Dabar got 142 votes. Mahender Goel has been elected financial secretary while Mahinder Makkar has been elected general secretary.

Interactive session: "The Punjab government has prepared a road map for the development of industry," said Mantaar Singh Brar, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, during an interactive session with industrials at United Cycles and Parts Manufacturers Complex. He added that special efforts were being put in to implement the single window policy in the state. He said four new thermal plants were being established in the state.

Nodal officers appointed:Sushil Kumar Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP- IV) and Bhupinder Singh (ADCP- II) have been appointed as the nodal officers by Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh. These officers will address the complaints pertaining to migrants labourers. The move has been taken to make the city a safe place for migrants.

Case against bus driver:A case under Sections 332,186, and 34 of the IPC has been registered against a driver of bus belonging to Jujhar Bus Service at Police Division Number 5. He was accused of beating up the complainant.

Moga man kills father
: A 60-year-old man was allegedly murdered by his son at their residence in Landeke village on Friday afternoon. DSP Gurmail Singh said the deceased, Gurdeep Singh, died of bullet injuries. His elder son, Jatinder Singh, has been taken into custody.


BCCI chief to decide on SRK ban:
Rajeev Shukla, vice-chairman, BCCI, and chairman of IPL matches, today said the MCA ban on Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on his entry into the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai for five years would be decided by the BCCI president. He was talking to mediapersons on his arrival at the Kangra airport today on way to Dharamsala to attend the IPL match between Punjab Kings XI and Delhi Daredevils. He evaded further queries about the BCCI’s final decision.

Body building championship: The Kangra District Body Building Association is organising an inter-state body building championship here at the Bachat Bhawan on June 16. Ashwani Kaundal, president of the district unit of the association, competitors from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh will take part in the event. He also said the association would award prizes to the tune of Rs 21,000, Rs 5,100 and Rs 2,100, respectively, to the winner and first and second runner-ups.

Octogenarian dies of burns:
Paras Ram, an octogenarian hailing from Baroh (Rehan) village, succumbed to burn injuries in a private hospital at Pathankot. The police said Paras Ram was putting out fire which had broken out in his wheat field on Thursday evening. He was rushed to a hospital at Pathankot in a serious condition and died there yesterday.

boy cracks IIT-JEE exam: Akash Gupta, son of Yogesh Gupta of nearby Jassur town, has succeeded in cracking IIT’s Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) held on April 8 last. He has scored 5096 rank out of total 9600 seats across the country. His father is an assistant engineer in the HPSEB and his mother Anju Gupta a housewife.



30 make it to IIT JEE: Akash Institute, Dehradun, yesterday erupted in joy as 30 of it's students made it for the counselling of IIT JEE, whose results were announced today. While ranks of 19 of it's students stood between 427 to 9000, the other 11 students had ranks above 9000.

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