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Rotary club president:
APS Chatha, general secretary, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab, has been appointed president of the Rotary Club Civil Lines.

Three booked: Punjab singer, Lakhwinder Wadali has lodged a criminal complaint against his wife Paramjit Kaur, her mother Ram Piari and her sister alleging that she had not being giving him divorce even though he had compensated her as per the court decision. The Civil Lines police has booked the three under relevant sections of the IPC.

No drinking water in Nasirabad village:
Hundreds of residents of Nasirabad village held demonstration against non-availability of drinking water from the past week. Villagers raised slogans against the state government alleging that the government failed to provide basic facilities such as drinking water and electricity to the people. A technical snag in the village submersible pump has stopped the flow of water.

Not paid salaries, docs stage dharna: The entire staff of ESI Hospital, including doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and Class IV employees, sat on a dharna and raised slogans against the government over the non-payment of their salaries for the past two months.

Sarabjit’s release sought: Hundreds of the people, including students and activists of All-India Human Rights Organisation, held a protest march in Phagwara to seek immediate release of Sarabjit, who is lodged in Pakistan jail. Dalbir Kaur, Sarabjit’s sister, led the protest march. They sought the attention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene and initiate the early release of Sarabjit.

Tarn Taran
Currency worth Rs 8 lakh stolen:
Indian and foreign currency worth Rs 8 lakh was stolen from the office of Western Travels here last night. The city police has started investigations in the matter. Reports said the stolen currency includes 3 lakh of Indian currency besides 5,000 euros, 10,000 UAE Dirham and other coins. Jatinder Singh, owner of the Western Travels, said the accused managed to escape from the rooftop of the shop.



1 killed, 4 hurt in mishap:
Tej Pal Gujjar (50) of UP was killed while four others, including Tempo driver Vijay Kumar Jatav, were injured when the Tempo collided with a private bus on Delhi Road here on Saturday. The mishap took place when Tejpal, along with three others, was returning to Rewari after paying obeisance at the shrine of Baba Mohan Ram at Milakpur village, near Bhiwadi town in Alwar district of Rajasthan, while the bus was going from Rewari to Delhi. The bus driver sped away after the accident.

Farmer killed in accident: Din Dayal (42), a farmer of Natheda village (near Kosli), was killed after his motorcycle was hit by a vehicle on the Shyam Nagar-Natheda road on Saturday. Some passersby, who spotted his body lying there on Sunday morning, informed the police. The mishap occurred when he was returning home from Shyam Nagar.

5-kg gold looted from jeweller:
Some armed miscreants snatched 5-kg gold, Rs 2 lakh and a car from a jeweller near Ayalki village on the Ratia-Fatehabad road on Saturday. The miscreants stopped Harpreet Singh’s car near Ayalki village and snatched the money and gold after firing at Harpreet and his servant on Saturday night. The servant received serious injuries and was shifted to the General Hospital. The car was later recovered by the police at some distance. A case has been registered.



Sahil Club emerge winners:
Sahil Club defeated Amar Club in the Volleyball tournament being played at Sarore, today. Sahil Club won the first set by 21-15. Amar Club then responded well to the challenge by equalising the lead by 21-14. Later, Sahil Club won the third set with 21-18 margin which was later equalised by Amar Club by 21-13. In the final set, Sahil Club defeated Amar Club with 15-12 margin.

Vaishno Devi yatra resumes:
The Vaishno Devi yatra, which was suspended due to heavy rain, resumed this morning, a police officer said. “The yatra was suspended late last night on the new track, which is prone to landslides Rain is still on and pilgrims are advised to stay alert while undertaking the yatra,” he said.



20 children selected in talent hunt event:
As many as 20 children were selected in dance and singing events during a talent hunt competition organised by the GKP Event Management and Cultural Society here today. The final competition will be held in Dehradun in January next year. The children selected in the final will be sent for various TV reality shows based on dance and singing competitions.


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