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Man killed in road accident
: Tarun Sharma of Bharat Nagar locality in Sriganganagar was killed and his nephew Prateek Sharma of Padampur sustained injuries when the motorcycle they were riding hit a roadside tree near Sayeedwala village on the Sriganganagar-Abohar road on Friday. The victims were taken to the Civil Hospital here. Prateek’s condition is said to be stable.

150 cases of liquor seized, three arrested
: On a tip-off, the district police seized 150 cases of country-made liquor from a Bolero car near Rureke Kalan village.Those arrested are Jagjit Singh, Balwinder Singh and Gurjit Singh. However, three others — Pritpal Singh, Malkiat Singh and Sher Singh — managed to flee from the spot. A case has been registered.

Man held for killing son-in-law: The police have arrested a Jaitu resident, Gurjant Singh, for allegedly killing his son-in-law over a property dispute. Gurjant slit Rachhpal Singh's throat with a sharp-edged weapon on Thursday when the former was riding pillion along with the accused on a motorcycle. The complaint was lodged by Hazoora Singh, deceased's brother.

Prison escapee nabbed
: An undertrial, who had escaped from police custody from a local court complex yesterday, has been nabbed. Senior Superintendent of Police Narinder Bhargav said the undertrial, Sanjeev Kumar Bhola of Baniyan Mohalla, Mukerianwas, was arrested last night from his in-laws' house in Amritsar. A case has been registered against him at the city police station under Sections 223 and 224 of the IPC.

Deserted by wife, man on drugs ends life
: A 30-year-old man, reportedly a drug addict, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of his room at his residence in Preet Nagar here on Thursday. Relatives said Kuldip Singh's wife had deserted him a month after their marriage a year ago when she got to know he was a drug addict. The police have initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC.

Woman poisons self: Sukhdeep Kaur (40) of Jhandeana Sharki village in Moga, who had recently consumed some poisonous substance, died at the District Hospital here yesterday. Sources said she was depressed as she had “failed to give birth to a child” even after eight years of her marriage, resulting in tension with her husband and in-laws. On November 19, she consumed some poisonous substance after a minor argument with her husband. The police has initiated inquest proceedings into the incident. A sample of the viscera was also collected from the body for a chemical examination. A police officer said further investigations would be initiated after receiving the chemical examination report.

PRTC workers to hold protest rally on Dec 10
: Demanding regular jobs for contractual workers and timely release of pensions, the Punjab Roadways Transport Corporation (PRTC) Workers Union have decided to hold a protest rally outside the PRTC headquarters on December 10. Union general secretary Nirmal Dhaliwal said, "In order to make PRTC debt-free, the government should release a one-time instalment of Rs 200 crore and hand over Rs 50 crore each year to improve the functioning of PRTC.

Conference on women and development: The two-day 5th International Conference on 'Women and Development' that is being organised by the Women's Studies Centre, Punjabi University, Patiala, got underway on Friday. Dr Rebecca Reichmann Tavares, UN Women's Representative for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka said real development could take place through equal partnership of women at all the levels of development. Over 450 scholars attended the conference.



Infosys hosts nutrition week: The Health Assessment and Lifestyle Enrichment cell of Infosys is currently hosting ‘Nutrition Week’ at its development centres across India. In it, sessions on nutrition will be given to employees at all centres. Here, a Fortis hospital doctor has been invited to provide free consultation.



Grievances redressed
: The complaints of 76 villagers were redressed while 275 driving licences and 40 Aadhaar cards were issued besides conducting medical examination of 222 persons on the spot at an administrative camp held at Bargat Jatan village of the district yesterday.

Man ends life:
Naveen Arora, an employee at Maharshi Dayanand University, allegedly committed suicide after uploading a suicide note on a social networking website here. His wife found him hanging from a ceiling fan in his room yesterday. His body was handed over to his family after post-mortem examination.

CPI leader's death mourned: The CPM has expressed grief at the demise of veteran CPI leader and former MLA Harnam Singh, who passed away at Shahabad Markanda on Tuesday. CPM state secretary Inderjit said Dr Harnam Singh had devoted his life for the uplift of masses.



Cowshed catches fire: Paras Ram of Bhated village, under Gaahaar gram panchayat, near Bharaadi, 70 km from here, lost property worth Rs 1 lakh as his two-storey cowshed caught fire. — OC



National lok adalat on Nov 23: According to the Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Anantnag, who is also the Principal District and Sessions Judge, a national lok adalat is being organised at the Additional Dispute Resolution Centre at the District Court Complex, Anantnag, on November 23.

Record fish production:
A fish mela was organised by the Department of Fisheries at the Town Hall, Bandipora, today. The mela was organised under the Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) . As per the official records, 14,940 quintals of fish production has been recorded during the past nine months in Bandipora district, generating an income of about Rs 17.10 crore for mahigeers. It was also told that the fish market under construction at a cost of Rs 16 lakh at Nathpora, Bandipora, will be completed in April 2014.

Employees suspended:
Two employees were suspended by Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Bhat, additional district development commissioner, Budgam, during a surprise inspection of various officials in the district today. The Additional District Development Commissioner placed the absentees under suspension with immediate effect for either remaining absent or being late on duties.

Minister to redress grievances:
To redress the grievances of general public, Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services and Sports, Taj Mohi-ud-Din shall be available at the Winter Secretariat, Srinagar, from November 25 to 29.


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