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College student hurt in firing:
A BSc student of Baba Farid College received a bullet injury after another student fired at him this evening. Civil Lines SHO Gurdev Bhalla said the injured youth, identified as Navdeep (22) of Kotkapura, was taken to the Civil Hospital with injury in the leg. Those involved in the firing are Jasvir and Gurbir, both residents of Deon village besides Surjit and Manpreet of Ablu Kotli village. No arrest has been made so far.

Man jailed for forcing wife to suicide:
District and Sessions Judge Karamjit Singh Kang convicted Major Singh of Nihalsinghwala to five-year imprisonment on charges of forcing his wife to commit suicide. A fine of Rs 5,000 has also been imposed on him. On failing to deposit the same, he would have to undergo another three-month imprisonment. Major Singh’s wife Veerpal Kaur committed suicide on July 19, 2008 by pouring kerosene on her and setting herself on fire. She was reportedly upset over her husband’s extra-marital relation with a woman of the village.

NRI’s house burgled:
The house of an NRI Amrik Singh was reportedly burgled in nearby Naggar village near Phillaur last night. The burglars entered the house after cutting grills and took away some cash and gold ornaments from an almirah.The police has registered a case.

Mobile, cash snatched from woman:Two unidentified motor cycle-borne robbers snatched a mobile phone and Rs 5,000 from Sushma and her daughter Pooja near Shri Geeta Mandir Model Town when both were going to Lamia Mohalla this evening. The robbers fleed after the incident.The police was informed about the incident.

Tablet-stuffed brinjals seized:
Over 1,300 tablets were found in two round brinjals (over 650 tablets in each) during checking at the District Jail here. These brinjals were allegedly brought by the brother and the son of an undertrial, Janak Raj, when they came to meet him in the jail. Janak Raj, who belongs to Ghabdan village (near Sangrur), is in the jail in a case registered against him in January 2011 under the NDPS Act. The police said the brinjals were emptied to stuff the tablets. The police said it was yet to be confirmed if the tablets were intoxicating drugs.

Malerkotla man held in car theft case: The police claims to have caught red-handed a Malerkotla man, Iftkhar, alias Chintoo, while he and two of his accomplices were trying to snatch the car of an NRI at gunpoint. DSP (Rural) Swaran Singh claimed that when the trio was allegedly trying to snatch the car of Narinder Kumar near the post office here, a police team present there intervened. The other two accused, Sukhwinder Singh of Dirba and Noni (alias Askhar Khan) of Malerkotla, managed to flee with the car, which was found abandoned on the outskirts of the town later.



AKSIPS outplay  St Joseph’s:In the ongoing inter-school table tennis tournament for boys (under-17), the team of AKSIPS-Sector 41 defeated St Joseph School, Sector 44, by 3-1. The team of DAV School, Sector 8, overcame Manav Mangal School, Sector 21 by 3-2 to finish at the third place in the tourney. 

New academic session begins:The new session of the bachelor of education (BEd) at the Government College of Education, Sector 20, commenced with Principal Dr Harsh Batra welcoming the students here today. She lauded the students for taking up teaching as their profession. Before the classes begin, students will undergo a three-day orientation programme to acclimatise them to the teaching profession.



House demolished:
The Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF) on Thursday demolished a two-storeyed house and sealed 10 flats constructed illegally in Sainik Colony here. The operation lasted about three hours. An official said the owners of these units had been responded to MCF notices served on them. The MCF demolition squad cleared encroachments on public land in the NIT and Nehru Ground areas in the city.

60 challaned:
As many as 60 persons were challaned for speedy driving, black filming and triple riding. The district police chief, Rakesh Kumar Arya, said the vehicles were checked as per the directions given by the court. There were 24 cases of black film removal while 36 cases of speedy driving and triple riding, he added.

One booked:
Attar Pal, who was reportedly in a state of inebriation, tied a buffalo to his tractor and then ruthlessly dragged it along with his fast moving tractor, while inflicting injuries on the hapless animal at Nangal Teju village on Wednesday. The police has registered a case under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, on a complaint filed by the village sarpanch, Sartaj Devi.

Copper washers looted:
Copper washers worth Rs 5 lakh were looted by 20 armed gangsters from an industrial unit, Sports Goods Complex, Murthal, on Thursday. The gangsters overpowered a guard and other two employees at knifepoint before committing the robbery. On the complaint of the unit owner, Anil Kakkar, a case of dacoity has been registered at the Murthal police station.


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