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US shootout:
Bhog to be held today: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Thursday urged the Sikh Sangat to hold a 'path' in their nearest gurdwaras for peace to the community members killed in Wisconsin shootout. Talking to the mediapersons after a book release function here, the Jathedar said the 'bhog' ceremony of an 'Akhand Path' organised by the SGPC in this regard will take place Gurdwara Shri Diwan Sahib Manji Hall at 9 am on Friday.

SAD council member appointed:
Jathedar Dan Singh Jassi has been appointed as the member of general council of the Shiromani Akali Dal. A letter in this regard was issued by the secretary and spokesperson of the party Dr Daljit Singh Cheema. Dan Singh, the owner of Pragma Hospital in the city, thanked Punjab Ceputy CM Sukhbir Badal, his wife and Member of Parliament Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Member of Parliament Balwinder Singh Bhunder and cabinet minister Sikandar Singh Maluka for the responsibility entrusted to him.

US shoot-out flayed: The Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) has condemned the shooting incident at a gurudwara in the US. Baba Hardeep Singh, chairman of the religious wing of Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) said Punjab government should take up the matter with the PM.

Ferozepur Cantt Board elections:
Station commander Brigadier Laove Verma today took over as the president of the Cantonment Board here today. Besides Brigadier Verma, G Vijaya Bhaskar, CEO, and Major Parihal Laisram, Garrison Engineer (East), also took oath as members of the Board. After the oath-taking ceremony, the election for the post of vice-president was held in which Surinder Singh was unanimously elected.

Army chief Gen Bikram Singh during an inspection of Vajra Corps in Jalandhar. 
Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh

Chemist ‘murdered’ over monetary row:
A 27-year-old chemist was allegedly murdered by three youths over a monetary dispute at Moga on Wednesday. His body was recovered from a drain on the outskirts of the town. The police has registered a case of murder under sections 302 and 34 of the IPC at Mehna police station against Gurmukh Singh, owner of a cement and sanitary store, and two of his unidentified accomplices for allegedly murdering Sandip Sehgal, a resident of Nanak Nagri locality of the town.

Teacher’s body recovered:
The Sadar police recovered the body of Arti, 31, from the bushes near Gulpur Simbli on the Pathankot-Jammu road here today. Her father-in-law Dhian Chand and her husband Davinder Kumar, who works at Rajasansi Airport, Amritsar, had lodged a complaint about her going missing on August 8. She had gone to work at Government Elementary School at Assabanoo village on August 7.

32-year-old man ‘commits’ suicide:
Sunil Kumar, a 32-year-old man, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his rented room at Bhaala Basti here last night. City police station SHO Rajwinder Singh said preliminary investigations revealed that the deceased had been suffering from depression.



Ladli scheme:
BL Chawla, Kalpana Chawla’s father, on Wednesday asked youngsters to evince a keen interest in science and technology. Addressing mediapersons here before distributing certificates to 10 girls under the Kalpana Chawla Ladli Scheme, he said science and technology prepare youth for taking up challenges in their lives.

Traffic blocked:
Irate residents of Mandhiya Kalan village on Thursday blocked traffic on the Rewari-Delhi road in a protest against the “arbitrary conversion” of Section 302 (murder) into Section 304 (culpable homicide) of the IPC allegedly to save accused from punishment in a murder case of Sandeep Kumar. They also demanded immediate arrest of the killers. The blockade was lifted on the persuasion of ASP Balwan Singh Rana and SDM GL Yadav who told the villagers that while Section 302 of murder had not been changed in the FIR, the arrest of the accused was being expedited.

Chain snatched: Two motorcycle-borne miscreants, who presented themselves as customers at a confectionary shop at Guru Chowk in Model Town here on Thursday, snatched a gold chain from Pushpa Devi, who was managing the shop at that time. While the miscreants decamped with the booty, the police has registered a case in this regard.

Car looted:
Three persons looted a Nisan Sunny car from company’s showroom, Malwa Car Zone, located on the GT Road at Kundli on Wednesday evening. On the complaint of the company’s employee, Rahul, the police has registered a case and alerted all police nakas and passed the information to the Delhi Police also.



Ex-serviceman dies in accident:
Ex-serviceman Ram Prakash of Bamta village near here was injured seriously when a speeding truck coming from the opposite direction hit his scooter and he fell on the road. The accident happened near the ITI Chowk on National Highway-21, near here, on Wednesday evening. The truck driver fled from scene of the accident. Ram Prakash was rushed to the Regional Hospital here, but he was declared brought dead by the doctor.

Farmer falls into gorge, dies:
Farmer Machloo Ram who was cutting grass for his livestock at a remote Proh hamlet of the Bharmour tribal subdivision in Chamba district slipped from the hillside and rolled down into a gorge. Local residents brought him to the Bharmour Civil Hospital from where he was referred to Chamba hospital, but died on the way. Officials rushed to his village to provide immediate relief to the next of kin.

Girl commits suicide:
Ankesh Kumari Sharma (18) of Pueener village falling under Bhawarna police station reportedly consumed some poison late Wednesday night and was rushed to the Civil Hospital, Palampur. Doctors referred her to the DRPGMC, Tanda, where she died on Thursday morning. A case under Section 174, CrPC.

Three succumb to injuries: Two women succumbed to burn injuries and an eight-year-old boy to road accident injuries at the DRPGMC, Tanda. Stating this here on Tuesday, the police said Poonam (30) of Utpur village had received 80 per cent burn injuries when her clothes caught fire following the bursting of a kerosene stove last week. Kanta Devi (29) of Rohdi village had also received burn injuries more than two months back and died in the hospital. An eight-year-old child, who had received injuries on Sunday last when he was hit by a speedy tipper, died in the hospital bringing the death toll to two in the Nagrota Bagwan accident.

3 govt schools upgraded:
The state government has upgraded three government schools in the Nurpur area. While dedicating the newly built building of Government Senior Secondary School at Khanni, local MLA Rakesh Pathania said yeserday that the government had issued notification for upgrading the high schools, Kukher and Hatli Jawalan, to senior secondary schools and middle school Rinna to high school.


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