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Mobile recovered in jail:
Security personnel in Amritsar jail recovered a mobile phone without any SIM card from Kashmir Singh son of Gurdial Singh, a resident of Jajeani village today. A case under Section 420 of theI IPC and 42 of the Prisoner Act 1894 has been registered against him. Superintendent Amrik Singh Waraich said the phone was of Nokia make and carrying IMEI No 354869025018466.

Man commits suicide
: A 35-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his workshop on Dugri road today. The deceased was identified as Gurvinder Singh, a resident of Phase I, Dugri. He had recently divorced his wife. The reason behind the extreme step is yet to be ascertained. A case under Section 174 of the CrPC has been registered.

Woman pickpocket held at hospital: The city police nabbed a woman pickpocket from the civil hospital on Monday. She was reportedly active for the past one month and had committed a series of thefts. She allegedly cut bags of persons accompanying patients, while they were standing in the queue of the OPD, and fled with the belongings. The police has recovered Rs 10,000 from her possession. A blade used for cutting bags was also seized.

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UP man poisons kids to death
: A resident of Uttar Pradesh, Gauri Shankar, allegedly killed his two children, Bittu (4) and Muskan (2), by giving them a poisonous substance at his house here on Monday. The children were rushed to the Civil Hospital where one of them was declared "brought dead" while the other passed away after some time. The police said the wife of the accused, Pooja, was away to a temple when the incident occurred. A case under Section 302 of the IPC has been registered against Gauri Shankar, who is absconding.

PPP postpones Moga meeting
: The state-level meeting of the People’s Party of Punjab (PPP), which was to be held in Moga on Monday to constitute a new organisational set up, was called off at the last moment. PPP senior leader Bhagwant Mann said the meeting had been postponed as party president Manpreet Badal had to leave for New Delhi to attend a seminar. “The meeting will now be held in Moga on March 23,” he said.

Freedom fighters defer hunger strike: Following an assurance from the administration, members of the district unit of the Punjab State Freedom Fighters Organisation have deferred their chain hunger strike for 15 days. The protest was to begin on Monday. Organisation's district general secretary Harinderpal Singh Khalsa said in case their demands were not met within 15 days, they would take to the path of protest.



Panel formed: The Haryana Government has constituted a District Development and Monitoring Committee in each district for effective implementation of the District Plan Scheme and an Integrated Financial and Human Resource Management Information System is being developed to make budgetary controls more effective. A spokesman said the government had constituted the District Development and Monitoring Committees under the chairmanship of minister in charge of the District Grievances Redressal Committee.

Rs 3.95-cr dividend: Haryana State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (HAFED), which is a share holder of Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO) has earned over Rs 3.95 crore as dividend during 2011-12. A spokesman of HAFED said a dividend warrant of the amount was presented to HAFED Managing Director AK Yadav by KRIBHCO Marketing Director N Sambasiva Rao at a function here on Saturday.

One dead: One person was killed and three others were injured when they were hit by a three-wheeler near Balmiki Chowk on Sunday. A police spokesperson said Birpal of Uttar Pradesh lodged a complaint with the police that he and his brother Rishal Singh, Jaiveer and Jaipal were injured when they were hit by a three-wheeler. Rishal Singh succumbed to his injuries at the LNJP Hospital on Sunday. The three-wheeler driver, Haminder Singh, has been arrested.

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