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Tarn Taran
Two nabbed with heroin: The Chabal police nabbed two persons with one kg heroin from two different places. The accused were identified as Lakhwinder Singh of Wan Tara Singh village in Tarn Taran and Sukhchain Singh of village Bhakhna in Ferozpore. Cases under relevant sections of the NDPS Act have been registered against the duo.



Teacher dies: A teacher Babita Yadav died while another teacher was injured seriously when their school van collided with a Tata 407 vehicle on the Narnaul-Rewari road near the bus stand of Tint village on Thursday. Fortunately, four other teachers and the van driver escaped narrowly. The mishap took place when the teachers were returning to Rewari after participating in a seminar at Dhani Bhalkhi village.

Rs 25,000 looted
: Some car-borne miscreants snatched two bags containing Rs 25,000 at gunpoint from workers of a petrol pump near Talwara Khurd village on Thursday. The miscreants allegedly came on a car to Haryana petrol pump situated on the Ellenabad-Hanumangarh road and asked to fill diesel worth Rs 500. As one of the workers was filling diesel in their car, one youth pointed gun on him and snatched his moneybag, while another youth went to another worker and snatched money collected by him.



: A couple was electrocuted on Friday morning in Didwein panchayat in the district when they came in contact with a barbed wire, in which electrical current had been passed. Jeet Ram and his wife Giano Devi were working in their fields when Giano Devi came in contact with the barbed wire tied around the fields. When Jeet went to save his wife he was also electrocuted. Both were killed on the spot.

43 hurt in mishap: Around 43 passengers of a private bus were injured on Friday morning when a bus of Jundial Bus Services plunged into a 50-feet-deep gorge near Kalka Mata temple under the Badsar sub-division. The injured were rushed to FRU Hospital, Badsar. A seriously injured passenger was referred to regional hospital, Hamirpur. DSP Badsar, Madan Kant Sharma said the 32-seater bus, was carrying about 45 passengers and was on its way from Galian to Mehre.

Stone laid
: Dile Ram, Chairman, State Finance Commission, and Nachan BJP MLA on Friday laid the foundation stone of the second phase of community hall at the Mahadev Shiv temple, near here. He said budget had been allotted for the construction of the building and its construction would be completed within three months.



SRTC website launched: Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) and Transport Qamar Ali Akhoon today launched the State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) website www.jksrtc.co.in at summer secretariat here. MLC Ravinder Sharma, MLC Noor Hussain, CAPD Director Parvez Malik, SRTC Managing Director JS Tandon, Deputy Director Information, RS Jamwal, General Manager Operations, SS Jamwal besides other senior officers of CAPD, SRTC were present on the occasion.



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