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Scribe bereaved: Bhajan Kaur, 101, maternal grandmother of the principal correspondent of Hindustan Times at Bathinda, Harjinder Sidhu, passed away on Sunday morning. Born in 1911, Bhajan Kaur is survived by four children including a son and three daughters. She is credited with saving the lives of many Muslim women by giving them shelter at her home in Bhagta during the riots following the partition in 1947. Her last rites will be performed at the Gurudwara Mehal Sahib in Bhagta village near Bathinda on July 8.


Pact signed: The Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, has signed an memorandum of collaboration (MoC) with Hoshschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (HOL) University, Detmold, Germany, for exchange visit of students and faculty recently. As per the provisions of this MoC students of the Deenbandhu varsity can utilise the research facilities available at HOL University, a prominent university for applied sciences, during their vacations free of cost.

Summer vacations extended to July 8: In view of the scorching heat, the Haryana Government has extended the summer vacations in government, aided, recognised and private schools up to July 8 said Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal here today.

Highway blocked
: Residents of Guda village blocked the NH-71 for over two hours in protest against inadequate supply of power and drinking water recently. The protesters agreed to lift the blockade after a joint assurance made by the SDOs of the Power Corporation and the Public Health Department that supply of power and water would immediately be restored as per old schedule.

DC’s directions
: Kaithal DC Chander Shekhar has issued directions to all persons concerned to fill the open borewells within 15 days or be ready to face legal action. A police case will be registered against owners of borewells lying open and they would be liable to pay cost of filling. The DC also said all those agencies undertaking boring of wells should get themselves registered within one month.

Borrowers’ meet: The State Bank of India’s Regional Business Office, Hisar, organised a NPA borrowers’ meet of Kaithal and Jind districts in Kaithal on Friday. Sanjay Seth, Chief Manager of the SBI, Kaithal, said Sneh Deep Agnihotri, Deputy General Manager (Haryana Zone), called upon borrowers to make timely repayment of loans.

Three held
: Three persons have been arrested for murdering Sandeep of Dera Ladwa. The police said Aashu, Pawan and Paramjeet of Dera Ladwa jointly murdered Sandeep with knives near the Virat Palace on June 27. The arrested trio were produced in a court here, which remanded Pawan to one-day police custody while Aashu and Paramjeet had been sent to jail.

Dharna staged: CPI activists staged a dharna in front of the mini-secretariat here recently in support of their demands. They also submitted a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister to City Magistrate Ashok Kumar Bansal demanding provision of essential commodities on cheaper rates at all government depots, payment of old-age arrears, pension to widows and handicaps etc.

Five arrested: With the arrest of five persons, including a woman, the police has solved the five-month-old murder case of Rohtas of Bhuna district in Fatehabad. The arrested persons have been identified as Ladi of Nagal district in Panchkula, Sanjeev, Gaurav, Prem Lata and Raj Kumar all residents of Kami village in Panchkula.

Three booked
: Following irritation caused by repeated objections raised by his neighbour, Dalip (52), against playing cards at an open place in front of Dalip’s house, Rajesh along with his family members killed Dalip at Buroli village on Sunday. Meanwhile, on the complaint of the deceased’s nephew, Vipin, the police has registered a case of murder against Rajesh, his mother, Saroj Devi, and his sister, Meenakshi.



Charas accused flees from site
: One person jumped from a hillside when he was on his way carrying 800 gm of charas powder and 550 gm of charas in his possession near the Baira Siul project dam site in the Tissa area of the district on Saturday. Despite best efforts of police officials, the accused could not be traced. However, a case under Section 20, NDPS Act, had been registered.

Fifty youth donate blood
: Fifty youth donated blood at a camp which was organised by youth of Shahpur at the Community Hall, Shahpur, on Sunday. A blood bank team from DRPGMC, Tanda, helped in the conduct of the camp. A majority of the donors had post-graduate and graduate degrees. Prof Abhay Singh Rana, who had organised the camp, thanked the donors, general public, medical team and the local Block Medical Officer for the successful conduct of the camp.

Youth drowned  in Beas
: Sham Murari (20) of Milwan under Indora police station drowned in the Beas while taking a bath on Sunday. The police said the deceased, along with his friends, had gone to take bath in the river. He got caught in a strong water current and was washed away. The police recovered his body about 1 km away from the mishap on river bank. The body was sent for postmortem examination at the Civil Hospital here this evening. The deceased had got a job in Dubai and had to fly on July 4.



Traffic signals made operational
: Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Asgar Hussain Samoon inaugurated six traffic signals in the city yesterday. The signals were made operational at Sant Nagar, Baghat Barzulla Chowk, Iqbal Park, Ram Bagh, Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) and Sonwar Chowk.Srinagar MC Commissioner GN Qasba, Joint Commissioner Fayaz Ahmad Balla and other officers of the corporation were also present.


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