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Dera Bassi
3 held for attacking villager:
The police has booked three dozen people for attacking a resident of Gulabgarh village at his house. Gobind Kumar was injured in the attack and was admitted to the civil hospital. According to the information, nearly three dozen assailants entered the victim’s house on Tuesday night and attacked him with swords and iron rods. The police has arrested three suspects and sent them to jail.

Intoxicants seized: A team of the Health Department seized banned drugs from a chemist shop at Zirakpur on Wednesday. District Drug Inspector, accompanied by other employees of the Health Department and police officials, raided LD Medicose situated on the Pabhat Road and seized the intoxicants in large quantity.

Notified: The Local Bodies Department has issued a notification regarding the newly elected president of the MC Baljinder Kaur. Baljnder Kaur of the SAD was elected president and Sheema Sharma of the BJP was elected vice-president on November 5.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Person found dead:
An unidentified body of a 45-year-old man was found lying on a platform at Sirhind railway station here on Wednesday. Inderjit Singh, incharge of the railway police station, said the deceased, who was 4 feet, 7 inches tall, appeared to be from the Hindu community. He said the victim had possibly died of cold. However, he added, the exact nature of his death would be ascertained after the post-mortem report. Singh said the body of the deceased had been sent to the mortuary at the civil hospital for identification. The post mortem would also be conducted there.

Man killed in mishap:
A man identified as Husan Lal of Asron Colony, located on the Nawanshahr-Chandigarh highway, was killed and his wife Amarjit Kaur was injured when their motorcycle had a head-on collision with a Mahindra jeep near Asron village. The injured was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Ropar.

Furniture shop gutted: A furniture shop located on Railway Road here was destroyed when a cracker fell on the wooden furniture lying in the shop. The incident occurred at 10 pm on Tuesday. The fire was noticed by nearby residents. The fire brigade was informed and it took about an hour to douse the fire. Vijay Kumar, the shopkeeper, said furniture worth Rs 3 lakh was damaged in the fire.

400 cases of liquor seized:
Rajpura police has seized 400 cases of liquor on Wednesday that were being smuggled into Punjab from Chandigarh. Patiala Senior Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Gill said that acting on a tip off, the Rajpura police today arrested Abohar resident Golu with a truck, full of smuggled liquor cases. He said that Golu with the help of a few Chandigarh contractors had purchased this liquor from Chandigarh and was going to sell it in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Goods destroyed:
Goods worth lakhs and a scooter were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire which broke out on Tuesday in a shop located on Kherra Road. Shopowner Dhuna Shah said a burning ‘aatishbazi’ fell upon the waste material, which caught fire immediately. Fire Superintendent Balkar Singh said fire tenders took three hours to control the fire.

Man dies in mishap:
A 35-year old truck driver was killed when his vehicle fell into a canal at Chamkaur Sahib near here on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Iqbal Singh of Patiala district. Police said Iqbal Singh lost control of the vehicle and it skidded into the canal. The truck hit a tree on the bank of the canal and died on the spot. Though it was presumed that the accident occurred last night, the truck was spotted lying in the canal by passersby in the morning.



Rajiv Arora goes to Centre:
The Haryana Government has placed the services of Rajiv Arora, MD, Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Haryana Financial Corporation and Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation Limited, at the disposal of the Central Government for appointment as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, New Delhi. 

Woman drowns in pond Our Correspondent:
A young woman, Bala Devi (38),drowned in a pond at Kosli, 30 km from here, today. It is reported that the woman, who had been suffering from mental discomfiture for a long time, abruptly fell into the pond and drowned. The Kosli police, which held inquest proceedings, has treated it as a case of accidental death.



3 bodies found:
The police recovered three bodies from different places on the Adhal Sadak in Rohru today. The police found the body of Ajay, who was working in a dhaba in Rohru, near Sikripur, on the roadside. The body of a beggar, Raju, was also found on the Adhal Sadak. The body of a Nepalese was also found from another spot on the Adhal Sadak.


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