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House burgled
: Valuables worth lakhs of rupees, including gold and silver ornaments, besides Rs 60,000 cash were stolen from the house of Sanjeev Sood, a resident of Chahal Nagar on Tuesday night. The burglars entered the house after breaking the grills of the windows. In another incident, the house of an NRI was burgled at Mansa Devi Nagar on Tuesday night. The exact loss is yet to be ascertained. The entire house was found ransacked. Miscreants took advantage of the dark because of the power cut.

One dies of heat stroke: Sohan Singh of Sahni village died due to heat stroke near New Vegetable Mandi here on Tuesday. The police has sent the body to the Civil Hospital for post-mortem.

19-kg poppy husk seized: Bilga police seized 19 Kg puppy husk near Burj-Hasan village on Tuesday night. An unidentified drug peddler fled the spot, the police said.

Five hurt in mishap: Five occupants of a car sustained serious injuries, when the car in which they were coming back to Delhi rammed into a truck loaded with iron rods near Phillaur on Tuesday evening. The accident occurred when the truck driver suddenly applied brakes while trying to save the truck from colliding with another vehicle and the car coming from behind rammed into the truck. The injured Mukesh, Nizam, Savita, Rajesh, and William were admitted to the local Civil Hospital.

Two receive burn injuries: Neena, a resident of Zandiali village, sustained serious burn injuries at the house of her in-laws on Tuesday night. A critically injured Neena was admitted to the Civil Hospital. In another incident, Billa who works as a labourer, sustained serious burn injuries after he was electrocuted due to live electric wires at Barrapind village on Tuesday night.

: The management of Sacred Hearts Hospital today clarified that the doctors of the hospital participated in the strike, called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) against the NCHRH Bill, here on Monday. They suspended the OPD and surgical services in the hospital.

Dead fish removed from Kanjli:
The Fisheries Department removed scores of dead fish from the Kanjli Wetland on Wednesday. The authorities had to open floodgates of the Kanjli headworks to flush out the putrefied fish from the wetland. Assistant Director, Fisheries, Nirmal Singh said it took almost four hours for officials to do the job. "We also fished out a large number of fish from the water body on Tuesday evening on the SDM's directions," he said. Nirmal Singh said seedlings and small fish died of asphyxiation while adult fish were alive. While a majority of the fish were drained out, the rest were removed with the help of nets and buried in a ditch nearby. It was breeding season and there would be no dearth of fish in Kanjli after the monsoon, he said, adding that the department had been keeping a close watch on fish mortality in the wetland. 

Fire at scrapyard in Malerkotla:
Goods worth lakhs were destroyed in a fire that broke out at a scrapyard near Kali Mata Mandir here on Wednesday. Firemen had a tough time controlling the fire. It took them around two hours to extinguish the flames. Mohd Anwar, the owner of Aamb scrapyard, said goods worth Rs 2 lakh were destroyed. He said he had bought some srcap on Tuesday which contained inflammable material, which might have caught fire. The exact cause of the fire could not be ascertained. SHO Kuldeep Singh said the police had registered a case in this regard. 



2 killed as tractor overturns
: Babu Ram (50) and Makhan Deen (23) of Thohra village died on the spot when a speeding tractor on which they were travelling lost control and overturned at Thohra last night. The tractor was on way from Jassur to Thohra when the mishap occurred. Deceased Makhan Deen was plying the ill-fated tractor-trolley. DSP Rajinder Jaswal said a case under Sections 279, 337 and 304-A, IPC, had been registered. 



Ambulance service  for Khardungla
: With the increase in number of road accidents at the Khardungla on the Leh-Nubra road, the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh, has decided to operate an ambulance daily from South Pullu to top of the pass. It was decided at a meeting held under the chairmanship of chief executive councillor of LAHDC Rigzin Spalbar regarding the preparedness of any natural calamity.


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