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Pak intruder gunned down
: The BSF on Saturday gunned down a Pakistani national while he was allegedly trying to cross over to India at the border near here around 3.30 am. Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajinder Singh said the intruder crossed the zero line and did not halt despite being issued a warning. He was in mid-30s. The BSF said the Pakistan Rangers had not responded to a call for having a flag meeting to hand over the body to the neighbouring country. 

: Varinder Singh Sant was appointed as the convener of the BJP Human Rights cell. He said soon the party's human rights cell would be declared at the state level in Punjab.

Murder convict held
: The district police on Saturday arrested a murder convict, Binder Singh, from Chief Minister's native village, Badal. Binder had earlier allegedly threatened to kill Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's cousin Maheshinder Singh Badal. Binder of Harinau village had jumped parole some time ago.

3 arrested with arms: The police on Saturday claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of criminals involved in several robberies. Three persons, including Bhim Sain (alias Bhima), Kamal Sharma and Narinder Kumar (alias Geja), all residents of Malout, have been arrested. The police said four Italy-made .30 bore pistols, a .12 bore rifle, a .12 bore countrymade pistol and 16 live cartridges were also recovered. 

86 cases settled
: As many as 86 cases of the total 215 cases listed were settled amicably in the monthly Lok Adalat organised in the district here on Saturday. District and Sessions Judge Gurcharan Singh Sra presided over the proceedings and awarded compensation amounting to over Rs 1 crore to litigants. 

Bus service flagged off
: Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Saturday flagged off a Punjab Road Transport Corporation bus service on a new route, Sangrur-Patran via various villages, at Kularan village. Dhindsa said the Punjab Government was committed to providing better facilities to all villages.

2 youths killed in accident: Two youths, Rohit Kumar (25) and Pardeep Kumar (24), both residents of Kapial village near Bhawanigarh, were killed in an accident here on Saturday. The duo were riding a motorcycle when it rammed into a stationary truck near the BSNL Park. The bodies of the deceased persons were taken to the local Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Tarn Taran
Bid to loot bank
: Looters on Friday night made an unsuccessful bid to loot a State Bank of India branch in Dhotian, 12 km from here. However, the looters snatched two guns along with the ammunition from the bank’s security staff. The Sarhali police has registered a case under Section 380 and 457 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Arms seized near border: The BSF on Saturday seized two Pakistan-made pistols along with two magazines and 15 cartridges from near the border here. BSF Commandant (45th Battalion) RK Sharma said the consignment was recovered near Kalsian village, 40 metres behind the border. The case has been referred to Khalra police.



KU results
: Kurukshetra University on Saturday declared the results of BCom (3rd semester), BEd, compartment, BEd, correspondence Courses (1st year and 2nd year). Dr Hukam Singh, Controller of Examinations, KU, said the results had been uploaded on KU website - www.result.kuk.ac.in. 

7 booked: A woman Jogindro of Shahabad has alleged that she was married to Maan Singh of Patiala 14 years ago and since then her husband and his family had been demanding dowry from her. The police has registered a case against four persons in this connection. In another case, a local resident Jai Prakash told the police that his daughter was married to Bhupender Singh of Shahabad and her in-law had been demanding dowry. A case has been registered against three persons.

Jindal calls on minister:
MP Naveen Jindal submitted a memorandum of demands to Railways Minister CP Joshi. The demands include direct train service from Kaithal to Delhi, electrification of the Narwana Kurukshetra rail line and setting up of a halt at the HUDA Colony in Kaithal town.



LPG subsidy scheme
: The direct cash subsidy transfer of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder scheme to consumers in Hamirpur, Una, Bilaspur and Mandi districts will be started from June 1. Himachal Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation Regional Manager Atar Singh Tomar said all LPG consumers in the districts should get uploaded with agencies concerned their Aadhaar card and bank account numbers to get the benefit. He also instructed all LPG agencies to take the initiative of getting registered with the agencies Aadhaar card and bank account numbers of consumers. 

One killed in road accident
: A woman was killed and another received serious injuries when a car in which they were travelling met with an accident near Maranda, 5 km from here, on Pathankot-Mandi national highway on Saturday. The police said Gayatri Devi and her mother-in-law Savitri Devi were on their way to Maranda when Gayatri failed to negotiate a sharp curve and the car rolled down into a 50-ft deep gorge. Gayatri died on the spot while Savitri received serious injuries. She was admitted to the local Civil Hospital.



Drive against Illegal mining
: Stopping illegal mining and corruption in the district besides providing basic facilities to remote villages is the priority of newly appointed District Magistrate of Bageshwar BS Manral. “We will send doctors and ration quota on priority to the remote village of Khati,” said the DM. 

Buddha Purnima function
: A function was organised at Buddha Park on the occasion of Buddha Purnima in Dehradun on Saturday. Recitation of ‘Budhha Vani’ took place which was attended by a large number of people. A mass feast was also held on the occasion. RL Kardam coordinated the programme. Later the participants visited Clock Tower and garlanded the statue of BR Ambedkar.

BTC teachers protest: The hunger strike undertaken by the Special BTC teachers at the Old Raipur bus entered 13th day on Saturday. Led by Sunil Joshi, the dharnites pledged to continue with their protest till the state government accepted their demand of permanent jobs. They also took out a candle march later in the evening.

Computer room opened: Former Chief Minister BC Khanduri and Mussoorie MLA Ganesh Joshi on Saturday jointly inaugurated the newly constructed the computer room at Gorkha Military College, Garhi Cantt, Dehradun. The computer room has been constructed for Rs 20 lakhs. Khanduri assured all support to the college on the occasion.

BJP workers demonstrate: BJP workers staged a protest at the Turner Road power sub-station in Dehradun on Saturday. The protesters alleged that Mothrowala, Ramgarh and adjoining localities were experiencing low voltage problem for long but the power corporation officials were making little efforts to redress their concern.

Mela ends at gurdwara
: A three-day mela concluded at Ritha Sahib Gurdwara situated at Ladhiaghati in Champawat district today. The mela sponsored by Sikh sangat of Nanakmatta Khatima and Sitarganj was organised by former Cabinet minister and BJP general secretary Prakash Pant on May 23 this year. “More than a lakh of people took part in the langar as the sangat had arranged elaborately for this annual congregation of Sikh pilgrims, who throng every year to bow before the Guru in this gurdwara,” said Balwant Singh, a member of the Sikh sangat.

BJP workers to court arrest
: Over one lakh BJP workers will court arrest against ''corrupt policies'' of the Centre and state government during it's jail bharo agitation, which is beginning from May 27, said BJP general secretary Prakash Pant during the press briefing here. “The party has mobilised it's volunteers and sympathisers from remote villagers of the region.The ruling Congress will be shown it's real face in the mirror during the demonstration,” said Pant.

Teacher commits suicide
: Depressed over the death of his son seven months ago, a teacher at Government Girls Inter College, Nainital, on Saturday committed suicide by hanging herself in her room. Mitakshi Chitrangad was the wife of DIG in UP deputed at the human rights cell in Lucknow. “The information of death of Mitakshi was given by a maid who reached at home at 7 am to work. She was under depression after her son committed suicide seven months ago,” said Harish Kumar, CO, police, Nainital.

(Compiled by BD Kasniyal)


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