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‘Martyr’ title for Beant's assassin
: Even as the ruling SAD, the SGPC and the Akal Takht Jathedar stayed away from the "martyrdom day" of Beant Singh assassin Dilawar Singh, radical Sikh outfits on Friday took the centrestage at the Akal Takht and bestowed the title of "martyr" on him while observing the event there. It was the first time that Dilawar Singh's death anniversary was observed at the Akal Takht. Former Akal Takht Jathedars Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti and Puran Singh attended the event, besides Shri Harmandar Sahib granthis Bhai Jagtar Singh and Bhai Mal Singh. Hazuri Raagi Sukhwinder Singh organised the event on behalf of Dilawar’s parents who are in Canada.

LTC facility withdrawn:
The Punjab Government has temporarily withdrawn the LTC (leave travel compensation) facility for one year from September 1 till August 31 next year. The step has been taken as part of the state government's austerity measures, a spokesman said.

Action against staff with fake certificates: The Punjab Government has issued instructions to district education officers to start departmental action against all employees who had secured jobs on the basis of certificates from fake universities. Punjab Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka said 21 universities had been enlisted as fake by the University Grant Commission, a few of them being Maithili University, Darbhanga, Bihar; Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP); United Nations University, Delhi and Vocational University, Delhi.

Poppy husk seized:
The Phillaur police has arrested a drug peddler, who was identified as Jasbir Singh of Khanpur village and recovered 1/2 kg poppy husk from him.

Husband booked for dowry: On a complaint, lodged by Sharanjit Kaur of Laddarr Kalan village, the police has registered a case under Section 498 of IPC against her husband Balwant singh and other family members here today. The complainant has accused her husband and family members of torturing her physically and mentally for dowry. No arrest has been made so far.

Tarn Taran
Protest over taxes: On the call given by the All India Left Co-Ordination Committee, CPM workers marched in the town and staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner Office today to express their anguish against imposing fresh taxes by the state government.



Advisory panel
: The Haryana Government has constituted an advisory committee under the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, to increase employment opportunities for women in scheduled employment. A spokesman of the Labour Department said Additional Chief Secretary, Labour Department, would be its chairman. The Director-Generals of the Women and Child Development, Employment, Industry and Commerce departments would be its official members.

Postal addresses: The Haryana Government has asked all Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners to ensure that correct and complete postal addresses of the retiring employees or family pensioners are mentioned in the pension papers while sending these to the office of the Accountant General (AG), said an official spokesman.

Life term
: District and Sessions Judge SC Goyal on Friday sentenced six persons to life imprisonment in a murder case. Raj Kumar of Ding village in Sirsa was murdered on December 1, 2007, by six persons. The victim had stopped his jeep near a tent house, when the accused fired at him due to an old enmity.

Panel formed
: Dr Amit Aggarwal, Managing Director, DHBVN, has constituted a committee of three senior officers to investigate an accident that occurred on Wednesday at the 33-KV substation at Koth Kalan village. A spokesman of said one employee of the DHBVN had died in the accident and another has injured. The injured employee is under treatment at a hospital here. Expenditure of treatment will be borne by the DHBVN. The committee would submit its report in 10 days.

Body found
: The body of a man was found hanging from a tree in fields located on the Sampla-Bahadurgarh road here last evening. The body, which was in a highly decomposed state, is yet to be identified. The Jhajjar police has sent pictures of the body to nearby police stations for recognition. The body has been sent to the Rohtak PGIMS for a postmortem  examination.

Parole jumper held
: The Karnal police has arrested a parole jumper after five years. Shankar had gone on parole in 2007 but never returned. He fell into police net when he was planning to rob some passersby near Liberty Chowk along with his accomplice last night. Following a tip-off about the suspicious activities of Shankar, a police team reached the spot and arrested him.

Four injured
: In a group clash that witnessed firing from both sides at Kariwala village in Sirsa four persons were injured on Thursday night. Gurtej Singh, a liquor contractor, alleged that Jasbir Singh, Jaswant Singh and others went to his vend where Mohan Singh was on duty and shot at him. Jasbir Singh and Jaswant Singh, however, alleged that Gurtej Singh and other fired at them, as they had lodged a complaint against him for illicit trafficking of liquor. The police said they were in the process of recording statements of both parties.

PO held: The police on Friday arrested a proclaimed offender (PO), who had been fleeing from the police for long in a case of robbery and criminal intimidation. Shiv Dayal was booked under Sections 392, 504 and 34 of the IPC on February 8, 2007. After getting bail from the court, the accused did not appear before the court again. The court declared him proclaimed offender on August 7, 2012.


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