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Man succumbs to injuries:
A man, who was injured in an accident near Vallah on August 20, succumbed to injuries today. A tractor-trolley had banged his car. The victim has been identified as Gurbinder Singh. The police booked Raminder Singh, a resident of Gharinda, for the death. Investigating officer Satnam Singh of Vallah police post said he was booked on the basis of complaint lodged by victim’s brother Parmodh Singh, a resident of Uthian in Amritsar. He said the tractor-trolley driven by Raminder hit the car leaving the victim and his mother seriously injured. They were taken to a hospital Gurbinder succumbed.

Rs 1 lakh stolen: As much as Rs 1.15 lakh, belonging to Nirmal Singh, was stolen when he was taking a dip in the sarovar at the Golden Temple on Monday. The cash was kept in a bag. He also lost a mobile phone, ATM card, RC of his motorcycle. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered with the E-division police station.

Laal Singh denies report:
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee vice-president, Laal Singh, today denied he had moved a resolution against dissidents for anti-party activities at a party meeting here yesterday. He said he had only moved a resolution appealing for unity.

Dera Bassi
Over 200 attend seminar on UES:
A seminar-cum-workshop on induction into the Army through the University Entry Scheme (UES-23) was organised at Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology here. Over 200 (male) students of the pre-final year attended the same. The seminar was conducted in two phases.



Training concludes:
Two batches of 15 students each have completed their training at the New GJIMT Golf Academy, which was launched three weeks ago. JS Bedi, chairman of GJIMT said, “this is a proud moment for all of us and we are very happy at the successful completion of our first two batches of students. The GJIMT Golf Academy looks set to become the premier golf based programme for college students in Punjab and the tricity due to the level of coaching offered and the unrivalled facilities.”

Interface: Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences conducted Industry-Academia Interface with Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicle for MBA and BBA students.

Meeting: In a meeting of Kumaon Sabha, Chandigarh, it was decided that the Sabha would soon start construction work on a plot, which was recently purchased for ‘Kumaon Bhawan’ at Sector 45 (Burail). The sabha president, Bachan Singh, appealed to all the social organisations and the NGOs to help them construct building.

Dharna: The activists of Chandigarh Janata Dal (United) observed a day long Dharna in Sector 17, to highlight the issues of its movement for the “Creation of Chandigarh as 29th State of India” with the merger of 50 km areas of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh surrounding Chandigarh. Surinder Bhardwaj, president of Janata Dal (U) said this was a part of mass contact programme for the awareness and to garner the support of the people on this issue. The party has demanded removal of the Governor, Punjab as the Chandigarh Administration, was setting up of a State Boundary Commission with an expert panel to demarcate the areas of about 50 kms, surrounding Chandigarh, to include the area of Kurali, Banur, Rajpura, Kharar, Lalru, Dera Bassi, Panchkula, Barwala, Morni, Pinjore, Kalka and Baddi, falling in the state of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, and formation of a State Legislative Assembly after the inclusion of the above mentioned in Chandigarh.

Sree Ayyappa Seva Samiti, Mohali, has invited applications for scholarship from children who have passed their examination on merit in classes VIII, IX, X and XII during 2011-12.



Fake FB account:
A Haryana minister has alleged that his fake account was created on Facebook with an aim to "tarnish" his image. "Some anti-social elements have been misusing the social networking site by creating my fake Facebook ID," Cooperation and Housing Minister Satpal Sangwan said. The minister said he was using the Facebook platform to redress grievances of the people by directly contacting them.

Man looted:
Six armed men held a Gurgaon-based businessman and his four relatives hostage at gunpoint and robbed the businessman of his Swift car, mobile phone, gold chain and cash on the NH 8. Jai Bhagwan of Nathupur village in Gurgaon runs his business in Gurgaon.

Stolen property:
The police has recovered stolen property worth Rs 9 lakh, including Rs 5.10 lakh cash and gold and silver articles, from the possession of six persons who were arrested near Umri Chowk here on August 31 while planning a dacoity. They were remanded in police custody for four days.

CCTV cameras: Keeping in view the increasing number of loot and cheating cases, district police chief Rakesh Kumar Arya has directed that CCTV cameras should be installed and security guards should be appointed at the petrol pumps, hotels, banks and ATMs in the district. Arya said the bank managers and petrol pump owners should get credentials of new employees verified.

Four held:
The police has arrested four gangsters who had looted a motorcycle from Jaivind Gujjar, near Patuhera village, on Monday. The gangsters, residents of various villages of Alwar district of Rajasthan, were overpowered and then handed over to the police by villagers when they were making a bid to dispose of the looted motorcycle at Mangleshwar Majri village.



Rajouri police log win:
The Rajouri Police XI notched up a two-wicket win over the Jawahar Nagar Cricket Club (JWCC) to advance into the next round of the ongoing T20 cricket tournament being organised under the banner of the Rajouri police.


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