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Abohar
Man axes wife to death in Abohar:
A man allegedly axed his wife to death at Kular village located in Asia's largest wildlife sanctuary area here. Kuldeep Singh was unemployed and an alcohol addict too. The couple often used to argue over alcoholism and the accused, in a fit of rage, hacked Harinder Kaur, said the victim's brother Baljinder Singh, a resident of Lambi segment.

Amritsar
2 nabbed with heroin worth `5 crore
: The BSF has nabbed Darshan Singh and Jeeta Masih, both residents of Ghanike village, for carrying heroin worth Rs 5 crore in their tractor-trailer. They were handed over to the police. Commandant Harinder Singh Sodhi said the Alpha Company of the BSF intercepted the two when they were returning home from their fields in the evening.

Hoshiarpur
Girl abducted
: The Tanda police has booked Ram Parvesh under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC for abducting a 12-year-old girl. According to the police sources, Ram Asees, Mohatri district (Nepal), presently residing at Moonak Kalan, stated that he, along with his wife, had gone to his native village. During his absence, Ram Parvesh had abducted his 12-year-old daughter.

Jalandhar
Naib Tehsildar suspended
: Sukhbir Kaur, Naib Tehsildar, Goraya, has been suspended on the orders of NS Kang, Financial Commissioner, Revenue. A copy of the orders passed yesterday were received in the office of the Deputy Commissioner today. The local officials are still not clear on the sequence of events which led to the incident. SDM Phillaur-cum-GA to DC Jasvir Singh said he was aware of the suspension but was not clear about the complaint against her. The Financial Commissioner, when asked about the matter, said it was a case of corruption and he did not remember the case off-hand. 

New Delhi
High Court gets new regular Judge
: Justice Vijender Singh Malik, Additional Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has been appointed as a Judge of the High Court. The appointment would be effective from the date he assumes charge of his office, an official statement said. 

Phagwara
Four arrested with narcotics, vehicles
: The police has arrested four persons --- Prem Kumar of Banga; Bikram of Salim Tabri, Ludhiana; Balwinder Kumar of Kot kalan; and Chetan of Hadiabad --- with 660 g of intoxicant powder, 30g of heroin, 504 capsules of proxyvon. Phagwara SP HPS Khakh said the police seized one Innova car (PB-07R-0015) and Hero Honda motorcycle number (PB-10DP-5853) from Balwinder Kumar and Bikram, respectively. The four have been sent to judicial custody. 

Ropar
Employee caught stealing diesel
: Security guards deputed at Guru Gobind Singh Thermal Plant nabbed an employee while he was pilfering diesel and scrap here on Thursday. The accused, Bahadur Singh, is a skilled worker at the plant. The security staff said Bahadur Singh was leaving the premises at 5.15 am when the material was seized from his car. 

Tarn Taran
Eight booked for kidnapping youth
: Ranjit Singh (30), a resident of border village Sarai Amanat Khan, 30 km from here, was abducted from his native village and his father was seriously injured by the abductors. Ranjit Singh was found in a serious condition from the area and was admitted to the the Primary Health Centre, Kasel, where his condition was stated to be out of danger. The Sarai Amanat Khan police has registered a case under Sections 365, 506, 323, 148 and 149 of the IPC against eight persons. Two have been identified as Tasbir Singh of Basarke Bhaini village and Kamanljit Singh of Padhri village in Lopoke. Sucha Singh, SHO, said the accused had a land dispute with the victims. In a fit of anger, the accused abducted Ranjit Singh from his village in a car.

Two held under Mining Act: Lovepreet Singh and Hardyal Singh, both of Gagrewal village, 35 km from here, were arrested by the Verowal police here today for violating the Mining Act. The police said a case under the Mining and Mineral Act - 1957, Section (21), with sub-sections 2, 3 and 4 had been registered against the accused. Two tractors and trolleys filled with sand had been impounded from the possession of the accused. They had brought the sand from the Beas flowing near their village. 

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HARYANA

Kurukshetra
Championship
: The malkhamb teams of SGB Amravati University, Amravati, and Shivaji University, Kolhapur, won the team Championship in the men and women sections, respectively, of the All-India Inter University Malkhamb Men and Women Championships, 2012-13, which concluded at the Kurukshetra University sports complex here on Wednesday. Mumbai University and Shivaji University, Kolhapur, finished second and third, respectively, in the menís section. In the womenís section, University of Pune, Pune, and Vikram University, Ujjain, got the second third positions, respectively. 

Killed in mishap: Sunder, a resident of Fauji Plot, Pehowa, was killed on the spot when a truck hit his motorcycle near Bharian village under Pehowa police station on Wednesday. The police has registered a case in this connection.

Rewari
Three arrested
: The Rampura police has arrested three persons-- Vikram Singh and his two accomplices, Gobin and Desh Raj-- in a case of attempt to murder and under the Arms Act. The police has seized a countrymade pistol and a cartridge from Vikram of Vikas Nagar here. They wereon Thursday produced in a local court which remanded them in judicial custody.

Sonepat
Transformer thieves
: A gang of transformer thieves was busted with the arrest of gang leader Sandeep of Panchi village late on Wednesday night. 

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