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Couple consumes poison, man dies: Jasvir Singh (30) died on Sunday when he along with his wife Sukhwinder Kaur allegedly consumed poison. Sukhwinder is still undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Barnala. Police said the couple took the poison on Saturday after they had a dispute in the family. A case has been registered.

50 quintals poppy husk recovered
: The Ferozepur police on Sunday recovered 50 quinals of poppy husk near Langeana village and booked four persons in this connection. The contraband was being smuggled into Punjab from Rajasthan in a truck. Truck driver Paramjit Singh alias Pamma of Jalandhar and his assistant Bittu of Zira have been arrested. Senior Superintendent of Police Varinder Pal Singh said hunt to nab others involved in the racket is on.

Thapar University awarded
: Thapar University, one of the top universities in the country, was presented the National Employability Award 2013 by Aspiring Minds, a leading educational consultancy. The purpose behind these awards is to recognise colleges whose students are highly employable in the industry. The awards are based on the performance of the students in the Aspiring Minds Common Admission Test.

Passenger train engine catches fire: A diesel engine of a passenger train caught fire due to a technical snag near Akoi Sahib village on Saturday. Station House Officer Gurcharan Singh said the train was going to Jaipur from Amritsar. After crossing Dhuri station, its engine caught fire due to some technical fault. No loss has been reported in the incident. Villagers and a team of fire brigade doused the flames, he said.



4 IAS officers posted: The Haryana Government has issued the transfer and posting orders of four IAS officers. Amna Tasneem, Dhirendra Khadgata, Priyanka Soni and Shaleen have been posted as Assistant Commissioners (under training) at Hisar, Rohtak, Kurukshetra and Mewat, respectively.

Scooterist killed: Mahender Kumar of Buroli village died on the spot after his scooter hit a cash van of HDFC Bank on the Mahendergarh-Rewari road near Nangal Mundi village on Saturday. The mishap took place when Mahender was returning home from Rewari while the van was on its way from Mahendergarh to Rewari.

Rs 55,000 looted: Two motorcycle-borne miscreants looted Rs 55,000 from Udmi Ram, a retired teacher near Dahina village on Saturday. The incident took place when Udmi Ram, who had withdrawn Rs 55,000 from the Dahina branch of Punjab National Bank, was returning home on a motorcycle.

Youth ends life:
A youth ended his life by jumping in front of a train here last night. Passersby informed the Government Railway Police, who shifted the body to the General Hospital for a postmortem. The victim, Mahnga Singh (22), who did menial jobs for a living, had been upset for the past few days. Sources said he left his house at night and jumped in front of a train.



Security guard found dead on road: Beli Ram (33), a security guard with a private company at Kol Dam project, was found dead on a road on Thursday night. He belonged to Chamyon village in the Harnoda area. Beli had left for his village after duty on his scooter, but later he was found seriously injured on the road by some villagers. He was rushed to the NTPC hospital, but was declared brought dead. The family suspects it to be a case of murder and an attempt to show it as an accident.

Man arrested for carrying charas: The police, led by Inspector Santosh Kumar, arrested Jivan Kumar for possessing 83 gm of charas while travelling in a truck near Gambhrola bridge, 13 km from here, on Friday evening. Jivan tried to escape when stopped by the police, but was caught. A case under NDPS Act has been registered.

Appointment hailed: Several leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) have hailed the appointment of former BJYM state chief Narender Attri as member of the national executive of the BJYM. BJYM activists distributed sweets and burst crackers after hearing the news. They also thanked Anurag Thakur, national president, BJYM, for giving Attri a place in the national executive.

Seminar on Kashmir today:
The Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, will organise a three-day seminar on “Ordinary Lives in a Conflict Zone: Voices from Kashmir” here from June 3. The Director of the institute Peter Ronald deSouza will deliver the inaugural address at the seminar. In all, 22 participants, including many from Jammu & Kashmir, will attend the seminar. The main focus of the seminar is on human dimensions of the conflict.

Gaura sub-station inspected: Subhash Negi, Director, Transmission, and Pankaj Dadwal, Superintending Engineer (Transmission), on Thursday visited Gaura where a sub-station for the Rs 64-crore Giri potable water scheme is being set up and took stock of the work. Negi said 90 per cent of the civil work had been completed and the remaining work was in progress.


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