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300 tins of sweets seized in Abohar
: A team of the Health Department on Monday raided a cold store near the Alamgarh bypass on the Abohar-Sriganganagar road and seized 300 tins of sweets that had been reportedly stacked by a trader for sale during Diwali. Another team visited godowns of three leading sweet shop owners and took samples. The development created panic among other sweets manufacturers, most of whom downed their shutters and fled, sources said.

Train rams into car, two killed
: An unmanned level crossing near Roranwali in the district has claimed two lives on Monday evening. Manjeet Kaur (40) of Sarwan Bodla village in Muktsar and her son Babblu (17) were killed when a speeding train rammed into their car. They were retuning to their village after meeting their relatives at Hauz Khas village in Fazilka. The victims were taken to the local Civil Hospital. Dr Vaneet Kumar, Emergency Medical Officer, said Bablu was declared brought dead while Manjeet succumbed to her injuries soon after arriving at the hospital.

Punsup Inspector jailed for bribery: Additional District and Sessions Judge Harpal Singh today Monday sentenced Punsup Inspector Suresh Chand Jindal to two years' imprisonment for accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a commission agent at Nihalsinghwala on January 8, 2010. Jindal had demanded a bribe from commission agent Jaspal Singh of Machike village to clear paddy purchase bills. Officials of the state Vigilance Bureau nabbed him outside Saraswati Rice Mill while accepting Rs 10,000 from the agent.

34 illegal stone crushers in Ropar
: The district police found 34 crusher owners running their business illegally during the last week. A report in this regard was sent to the Ropar Deputy Commissioner and the Mining Department with the recommendation of cancellation of their licences, said Senior Superintendent of Police Inder Mohan Singh Bhatti. He said while 14 screening plants were noticed in Algran area of Nurpur Bedi, nine were found at Anandpur Sahib. Eleven others were running operations illegally at Kiratpur Sahib, he said. There were a total of 177 crushers in the district, he added.



Youth drowned
: Mystery shrouds the death of a youth who was drowned when a Tata Sumo in which he was travelling fell into the Western Yamuna Canal on Sunday night. He has been identified as Kuldeep. His brother alleged that Kuldeep had been murdered. He said some unknown persons called him to inform that he had a fight with four or five persons before the incident. However, the eyewitness said the incident took place while he was reversing the vehicle.

Body found: The body of Rahis Ali, a resident of Shamli in UP, was found near Industrial Area, Sector 3, on Monday. Some passers-by spotted the body and informed the police. He was working as a mechanic in Gurgaon and was going to his native village via Karnal. The police handed over the body to the family after conducting the post-mortem. Deceasedís father alleged the hand of some people behind his killing as he was involved in a fight.

2 die in mishap:
Ram Pal and Rishi Pal, residents of Adhon, were killed on the spot when a canter hit their motorcycle near Tikari village under Pehowa polive station on Sunday evening. The police has registered a case.

Lok Adalat: A national-level Lok Adalat will be held at the judicial complex here on November 23. District Legal Service Authority Chairman-cum-District and Sessions Judge Lalit Batra said that this Lok Adalat would take up all types of cases, including criminal compoundable cases, matrimonial/family court cases, labour dispute cases and land acquisition cases.


Woman ends life: A married woman identified as Reena Sain (30), allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance here on Monday. She was taken to a private hospital, where she died here this morning. The motive behind the step is still unknown and the police is interrogating members of her family.


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