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Trains affected:
Three express trains were affected due to failure of power system in 13008 Udyan Abha Toofan Express that left Abohar on Friday night but had to be halted at Pucci. The fault delayed 14711 Haridwar-Sriganganagar Intercity Express and 12455 Sriganganagar-Sarai Rohilla AC Express by two hours. 

Counselling for courses
: The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Guru Nanak Dev University Regional Campus, Ladhewali, would organise counselling for students seeking admission to postgraduate courses in journalism at Punjab Press Club on June 25. The counselling would be held in association with press club from 10 am to 4 pm. Dr Kamlesh Singh Duggal, HoD, said president of the press club Major Singh would honour four students of the department who cleared their UGC-NET.

Youth commits suicide: A 28-year-old youth committed suicide at his residence in the Basti Danishmanda locality in the wee hours today. The deceased, identified as Rakesh Kumar, was a daily-wager. Deceased’s wife Sarabjit Kaur said, “Rakesh had locked himself in the room.” They found him dead when they broke open the door. Rakesh was addicted to drugs and he might have taken the extreme step under the influence of drugs. 

10 injured in road accident
: Ten pilgrims from Kathua sustained serious injuries, when a minibus in which they were travelling collided with a truck near Chack Hakim village in wee hours today. Six injured Joginder Singh, Sewa Ram, Ashwini Kumar, Rajinder Kumar, Sohan Lal and Ashwini Kumar were admitted to the local Civil Hospital while the other four were refered to a Jalandhar hospital due to their serious condition. The truck driver is absconding. 



Student injured
: A student of Class IX of Sainik School, Kunjpura, sustained serious head injuries after he fell down from a horse while riding it on the school campus on Saturday. He was rushed to a private hospital. Ashish is in a state of comma. He is the son of the school principal’s driver. 

LPG cylinders
: The police has recovered nine LPG cylinders from Mohan Lal. A police spokesman said Mohan Lal had confessed that he had stolen the cylinders with the help of his two accomplices.

One booked: On the complaint lodged by Rajesh of Vishanu Colony in Jagadhari, Yamunanagar, the police has registered a case against a person on Saturday for withdrawing Rs 40,000 from Rajesh’s ATM account. 

Three held
: The Dharuhera police has arrested three persons identified as Brahm Prakash, Bijender and Hawa Singh, all residents of the Bhiwadi area of Alwar district in Rajasthan in connection with the murder of Jaipal, a truck driver and a resident of Uttar Pradesh, who was done to death at the Transport Nagar in Maheshwari village, near Dharuhera, on the night of June 18. They were produced in a local court on Saturday, which remanded them in two-day police custody. 

2 commit suicide
: Atul (20) of Jatwara village and a girl of Debru village committed suicide by jumping before a train near a level crossing at the Sonepat Cooperative Sugar Mill on Friday. It was suspected to be a case of an affair. A GRP team brought the victims’ bodies at GRP police station for the identification. Later, the bodies were sent to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination and a case was registered. 

BCA results: Students of Hindu Girls College not only topped Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, but five of its students bagged the first four positions and two students shared 10th position of university’s merit list in the 5th semester examination of the BCA. Aarti of Hindu Girls College topped the university by securing 433 marks out of 500. 

Two killed: Pradeep (22) of Sanjiv Nagar in Delhi and Pallavi of Meerut in UP died on the spot when their car hit in the rear of a Punjab Roadways bus parked near Kundli on Friday. The victims’ bodies were found on the back seat of the car, the driver was suspected to have escaped after the accident. 



3 killed in accidents
: Three persons died in separate road accidents across Kashmir since Friday. Pathani (12) from Dansar in Rajasthan died when she was hit by a speeding bus in the Hazratbal area here. A boy died and another got injured when their tractor met with an accident at Krumhoora, Handwara. A motorcyclist died when he was hit by a Tata Sumo near Sopore in Baramulla district.

Porcupine injures 3: A wild porcupine injured three persons in Utrsoo and Anantnag. The porcupine was later caught by the police and handed over to the Wild Life Department, the police said here. 

Body recovered: The police recovered an unidentified male body, whose throat was slit, under a culvert on the National Highway at Lower Munda, Kulgam. The body has been sent for postmortem and a case has been registered, the police said.

Drawing competition: A drawing competition was organised by the J&K Police at sub divisional level in Pattan on Saturday. As many as 40 students from different schools of Pattan participated in the competition. A debate will be organised next week and winners will be awarded prizes. 

Police-public meet: A police-public meeting was held at the Magam police post in Handwara that was attended by various people, including sarpanches and panches of the area. The meeting was presided over by Handwara SP Mohammad Aslam Choudry along with Handwara SDPO Ifroz Ahmad and the Handwara SHO. The agenda of the meeting was to improve the police-public relations besides discussing various issues. 



3 killed in mishap
Three persons were killed and five others were injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a Vikram in the Kali Ke Dhal region of Rishikesh today. The incident took place at 4 am today. The injured have been admitted to Rishikesh hospital.


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