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Gutka ban:
Gutka and pan masala will be banned in Amrtisar and Ropar districts from August 15. The Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Health, Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, said today that a decision to this effect had been taken by the state government.



Girl killed:
The police has booked two youths for kidnapping a minor girl from Sardarewala village and then killing her by pushing her into the Bhakra Canal. The police has booked the two accused under Sections 363, 366 and 302 of the IPC.

Three get 7-yr jail:
Three persons who committed a dacoity at Rajpuri dera of the district have been sentenced to seven-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 each has been imposed by the Additional District and Sessions Judge, RS Choudhary, here. One of the accused had also been convicted under the Arms Act and awarded one-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 500.

Youth killed:
Jaipal of Phaalsanda Raangran village was killed on the spot when his motorcycle was hit by another motorcycle near Simbalwal village in the district. The Babain police has registered a case in this connection but no arrest has been made so far.

PO held: The police has arrested a proclaimed offender Surender Kumar against whom a case under Sections 279, 337 and 304 A of the IPC was registered at Thana Ladwa on April 20, 2008, and was lying pending in the court. He was declared a proclaimed offender on June 06, 2012. He was produced in a court, which sent him to judicial custody.

Two booked: The police has registered a case against two persons for allegedly carving a colony without prior permission. Vipin Kumar, District Town Planner, Kurukshetra, said Ranjeet Singh and his wife had carved the colony without prior permission at Patti Jhambra village near Shahabad in the district.



5 killed as jeep falls into gorge:
Sita Ram (62) of Khaddar village in Chopal, along with his son Pawan Kumar (34) and grandson Rahul (5), died in a jeep mishap near Khaddar Kainchi today. The accident occurred when a Balero camper (HP-08A-0715) rolled down into a deep gorge, killing five persons on the spot. The remaining five admitted to IGMC in a critical condition. The other two who died in the mishap were Kanta Devi (40) of Khaddar and Mela Ram of Batoidi.

Book released:
Ranbir Singh, Assistant Professor, Green Hills Engineering College, has penned down a book on “Entrepreneurship Development” for engineering students. The book was released by Chairman of the college Kirpal Singh Pasricha recently in the presence of Registrar, Colonel Blaggan, Assistant Professor Anand Mohan, Head of the Department, Mechanical Engineering, and Professor Bhatia on the college campus. Ranbir has been working in the college for the past five years and this is his second book.


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