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Sikh jatha returns from Pak: A Sikh jatha, which visited Pakistan to observe the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, returned to the country in a special train from Lahore. Talking to the mediapersons at Attari railway station, Jatha head Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal said the event was observed at Gurdwara Dehra Sahib in Lahore in the presence of Evacuee Trust Property Board Chairman Chaudhary Mohammad Riaz. He said they had brought the shortcomings in the management of gurdwaras in Pakistan to the notice of the authorities there. He expressed satisfaction with the arrangements made for their stay. Deputy leader of the jatha Santa Singh Umaidpuri said there was a shortage of 'granthis' in Pakstan.

Three held with  5.5 kg of opium
: The local police claimed to have busted an interstate gang of narcotic smugglers and recovered 5.50 kg of opium from their possession. IGP (Intelligence) JK Jain said three residents of Tohana in Haryana were arrested at Moonak in Sangrur along with the contraband. He said SP Ajay Maluja supervised the operation. Those arrested had been identified as Sohanjeet Singh, Darshan Singh and Sukhpal Singh. Several criminal cases had already been registered against them at various police stations in the state, he added. This is the fourth major haul of contraband by the counter intelligence wing during the past one week.

‘Dowry’ claims woman’s life
: A 30-year-old woman, Sharanjit Kaur, ended her life allegedly by consuming poison at Roshanwala village in Dharamkot sub-division of Moga. In his complaint, victim's father Harbhajan Singh of Shahbajpur village in Tarn Taran district alleged that his daughter was being tortured by her husband Gurjit Singh and her in-laws for dowry. Sharanjit was married seven years ago. A case under Section 304-B of the IPC has been registered against Gurjit Singh, his father Darshan Singh, mother Amarjit Kaur and sister Nirmal Kaur. 

NRI booked for fraud marriage: A local nurse has allegedly been cheated by her Australia-based NRI husband. Simranpreet Kaur (name changed) of Nanak Nagri locality has alleged in her complaint to the police that after their wedding, the accused stayed with her for a few weeks and flew back to Melbourne and stopped respond to her calls. A case of dowry, fraud and cheating has been registered against Harmandip Singh, his father Jagir Singh and mother Gurmeet Kaur, all residents of Hambra village of Ludhiana district, said Rajvir Singh, SHO. No one has been arrested so far in the case as all the alleged accused are settled abroad. Police said they would summon her husband and the other accused. If they fail to appear, a look- out certificate and warrants would be issued. 



Rs 40 lakh looted at gunpoint
: In a broad daylight incident, four armed men allegedly looted Rs 40 lakh and a mobile phone from a farmer near Dulina police post on the Jhajjar-Gurgaon road here today. The looters sped away in a car. The Dulina police has started investigations after registering a case of loot against four youths on the complaint of the victim, Satbir Singh.

Team Anna to tour Haryana today:Team Anna will begin its two-day tour of Haryana tomorrow to drum up support for its July 25 indefinite hunger strike in protest against the UPA government. 



Man killed as bus rolls down gorge
: Gian Singh of Shahtalai died and 18 others were injured when a bus, hit by a truck, rolled down 50-foot-deep gorge near Harsour village under Badsar subdivision here on Saturday. The bus belonging to Judwal bus service was on its way to Shahtalai from Badsar. DSP, Badsar, Madan Kant Sharma said, “Eighteen injured bus passengers have been admitted to Government Hospital, Badsar, and the condition of one of them is stated to be critical.”

Woman dies
: A 22-year-old mother of an 11-month-old child died at DRPGMCH, Tanda, on Saturday following consumption of poison. The police said Karemlata was married to Rafiq Mohd at Nagganpat village two years back.

Man consumes poison: Pawan Kumar (45) from Dhanoto village was critical when he consumed poison and was rushed to Zonal Hospital, Dharamsala, from where doctors referred him to DRPGMCH at Tanda. The police said Pawan was in a critical condition and not in a position to depose before the police or doctors. 

ENT camp today: Vivekananda Kendra will hold a one-day free ear, nose and throat (ENT) camp here on Sunday. Convenor of the kendra PR Agnihotri said the ENT OPD would be held at Gopal Bagh Gurkhari on the outskirts of Kangra town and the registration of patients would start at 12 noon. Dr Sanjay Sachdeva, Director and Head of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Max Group of Hospitals, would treat patients.

Bank Day celebrated: The Bank Day was celebrated at the State Bank of India Regional Business Office at Dharamsala. The staff took a pledge to work to make the SBI a bank of first choice for everybody. The function was presided over by HC Rana, Chief Manager, in the presence of IK Raina, Chief Manager Administration. 

Two arrested
: The Indora police on Saturday arrested Sunder Singh and Uttam Singh of Indpur village for allegedly hunting a wild pig in a nearby forest. DSP Rajinder Jaswal said the accused had allegedly laid a trap for hunting wild animals and a wild pig had got trapped and killed. 


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