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Soft tennis championship from July 1:
The Haryana Soft Tennis Association will organise the 10th Senior Soft Tennis National Championship at the Panchkula Gymkhana Club from July 1 to 5 here.
A total of 24 states will participate in the competition. — TNS



2 crushed to death
: Saurabh (23) and Khushbu (17) of Sunder Colony here died after a train ran over them near the Neelam flyover on Thursday. Though the police did not say that the deceased had committed suicide, evidence suggested otherwise. The deceased were cousins. While Saurabh was married, his cousin was a Class XII student. Guddu, Saurabh’s brother, ruled out the possibility of the two committing suicide. A case has been registered. 

Clerk held
: Inderjeet, a clerk in the office of the SDO, Electricity Department, Nilokheri, was caught by the Vigilance Department for accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 on Monday. The accused allegedly demanded Rs 20,000 from a farmer, Randhir Singh, for clearing his file However, Inderjeet said he had been falsely implicated in the case and the money he was the fee to be deposited in the government account. 

Man killed
: Palat Thakur (80), a resident of Bihar, was knocked down by a car on the NH-8 at Kapriwas Chowk, near Dharuhera, on Monday. The mishap took place when he was about to cross the road. The car driver absconded after the incident. Thakur had come here to visit his daughter. 

Man kills wife
: A man is alleged to have killed his wife by hitting on her head with a stick while she was sleeping on Tuesday night at their house in Natar village. The victim, Parkash Kaur’s brother, Labh Chand, alleged that the accused, Satnam, was a drunkard and he did not do any work. On Tuesday, the accused demanded money for liquor from his wife and abused her when she refused to give. Later, Satnam hit her with a stick several times resulting in her death. 


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