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Delhi writer seeks Akal Takht's help
: A Delhi-based writer, Capt Yashpal Singh, has sought the Akal Takht’s intervention in the matter in which some Christian missionaries had objected to his writings. “I am being pressurised to apologise. I am ready to do so if I have hurt anyone’s religious feelings, but they should point out where I am wrong,” he said.

SC panel summons state government:
Taking note of its "non-serious" attitude towards the implementation of various welfare schemes meant for the community, the National Scheduled Castes Commission has summoned the Punjab Government on Monday. The petition on the issue of government "apathy" in handling the issue was filed by an NGO, Chamar Mahan Sabha, a few months ago.

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Man found dead
: Fifty-year-old Jagtar Singh of Nalina Khurd village was found dead near his house on Sunday. The victim’s body bore injury marks on the face and neck. Ajaib Singh, Station House Officer, Mullepur, said victim’s nephew Harvinder Singh told the police that his uncle was found murdered a few yards away from his house.

570 examined in eye camp
: At least 570 patients were examined at an eye check-up camp held at the local branch of All-India Pingalwara Charitable Society. The camp was organised by Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Hounslow (UK), in association with Guru Nanak Mission Hospital, Jalandhar. It was inaugurated by Mary Macleod, Member of Parliament, UK.



Bag containing cash, laptop stolen:
Thieves managed to steal a bag containing cash, one laptop, passport and other important documents after fooling a driver of a car owned by Parwanoo resident, claiming that driver’s currency notes were lying on the ground, in Manimajra on Saturday night. A case at the Manimajra police station has been registered and an investigation is under way.


Kidnappers get 14-day custody
: The Kosli police has arrested Surender Singh of Jahangirpur village of Jhajjar and Sukhbir of Rojhuwas village in Rewari district, who along with others, had allegedly kidnapped and thrashed Udai Singh of Nangal Pathani village on September 28, owing to an old enmity. They were produced in a court which remanded them in 14-day judicial custody. On the victim’s complaint, the police had registered a case of abduction, wrongful confinement and causing grievous hurt against the accused.

In-laws booked for dowry: On receiving directions from the court, the Kosli police registered a case of harassment, wrongful confinement, causing hurt and criminal intimidation against Shabnam’s husband Vinod Kumar, father-in-law Ishwar Chand, mother-in-law Ram Pati and another resident of Dausa district in Rajasthan. Shabnam got married to Vinod on February 8, 2013. She alleged that she was being pressurised by her in-laws to bring a car in dowry. They also thrashed her recently after which she returned to her parental house at Kosli.

Youth held for killing cousin: The Khol police has arrested Sandeep, who along with two others, had allegedly axed to death Pawan (20), his cousin, at Buroli village, on the night of October 2. A land dispute had reportedly led to Pawan’s elimination. Sandeep was produced in a local court, which remanded him in judicial custody. The police has registered a case of murder against Sandeep, his brother Monu and their father Ran Singh on a complaint filed by Pawan’s mother Manju Devi.

746 wine boxes seized: A police team intercepted a truck at Banipur Chowk on the Delhi-Jaipur highway on Saturday. Kasaula police station SHO Surender Singh Sheoran said 746 cartons of illicit wine were seized from the truck. He said truck owner-cum-driver Ajit Kumar, a resident of Fazilka, was arrested. A case of cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy under the Excise Act was registered and the truck was impounded. Sheoran said the wine was being taken to Gujarat.



A prisoner in police custody in Mandi on Friday.
A prisoner in police custody in Mandi on Friday. Photo: Jai Kumar

Family of five has narrow escape: Five members of the family of Dinesh Kumar, a resident of Balhaseena village in Jhandutta Development Block, 60 km from here, had a miraculous escape when their house collapsed while they were asleep on Friday night. Reports said villagers rushed to the spot and helped the family which was trapped under the slate roof. Dinesh estimated the loss at Rs 3 lakh. Village elders, led by gram panchayat president Rajni Dhiman, urged the district administration to provide immediate help to the family.

Cloth shop gutted in Bilaspur village: Sukh Dev, owner of Readymade and Cloth House, at Jhabola Bazaar, near Talai, lost his entire merchandise when his shop was gutted last night. The loss was detected in the morning by a neighbour, who informed Sukh about it. The police has registered a case and started investigations. The cause of the fire is not known.

Man gets 2-year RI under NDPS Act
: A local court here has awarded rigorous imprisonment (RI) of two years to Jagtar Singh of Moga district in Punjab after finding him guilty of possessing 370 gm of charas. A fine of Rs 20,000 has also been also imposed on him. In case of non-payment of the fine, the convict will further undergo RI of six months.

Man booked for rape: One man was booked at the Tissa police station on the charge of raping a speech-impaired girl in the Sukrah area of the Salooni tehsil, Chamba Superintendent of Police (SP) Jagat Ram said here today. The SP said the victim was recovered from the room of the accused identified as Bhagat Ram. However, no arrests had been made.

Workshop for research scholars: The School of Education of the CUHP will organise a 10-day Research Methodology Workshop in social sciences from November 12 to 21 under the sponsorship of the ICSSR, New Delhi. Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dr Yoginder Singh Verma, said it would benefit research scholars to pursue their studies in an objective and fruitful manner. Aspirants could send their applications on or before October 25 through a prescribed form which can be downloaded from the university website, www.cuhimachal.ac.in.

Convict escapes, arrested: Dinu Ram, who escaped from police custody on Friday, was re-arrested the same day. He was later produced before the judge who sent him to 14-day judicial remand. He was wanted in an assault case, said ASP KS Rana. The court had issued an arrest warrant against Dinu as he was absenting himself from the court. A case had been registered against him under the Aut police station recently.

Man killed in road accident: Dhameshwar Dutt, a resident of Panga, succumbed to his injuries after he was hit by a pickup van (HP30-0356) on the Nihri-Pangna road, on Thursday. Complainant Bhagat Ram and the deceased were on their way to a hotel for dinner. The police has registered a case under Sections 279, 337 and 304-A, IPC, against the driver, who is absconding.


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