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Retd HC judge passes away:
Punjab and Haryana High Court judge RN Mittal on Thursday breathed his last. He was elevated to the High Court in February 1972. A product of DAV College, Lahore, Justice Mittal retired in April 1988 as Acting Chief Justice. He was also the president of Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi, and vice-president of the DAV College Management Committee. The uthala is scheduled to be held on February 9 between 3 pm and 4 pm at Chinmaya Mission, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.

Fatehgarh Sahib
3 booked in dowry case:
Deepak Sood, an NRI, his mother Rubi Sood, both residents of USA, and their relative Rajesh Sood of Kharar were booked for allegedly demanding dowry from a Sirhind resident on Thursday. The complainant, Rakesh Sood, alleged Rubi demanded a dowry of Rs 30 lakh to marry her son to his daughter.

RIMT signs MoU with Iraq: The RIMT Group of Institutes in Mandi Gobindgarh has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Higher Education, Republic of Iraq, to collaborate in the field of education. The Iraqi delegation, led by Hussein Taher Naser (Joint Secretary for Education Development, Prime Minister's office, Iraq), was welcomed by Dr Hukam Chand Bansal, chairman, the RIMT Group of Institutes.



National conference on e-governance from today
: To bring efficiency in its service-delivery system, the state will organise a two-day national conference on e-governance from Friday. An official spokesman said the representatives from all areas of governance and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry could use the platform to deliberate on e-delivery of services and share knowledge on various e-governance initiatives launched by various states in the country.

KU wins inter-varsity football tourney
: The Kurukshetra University football (women) team won the All-India Inter-University Football (women) Championship 2013-14 by defeating Vallore University, Tamil Nadu (2-0). Dr Dalel Singh Chauhan, KU Physical Education and Sports Director, said Preeti and Kavita scored one goal each. The KU team won all seven matches.

Sameer Pal Srow is Sonepat DC
: Sameer Pal Srow on Thursday took over the charge of Deputy Commissioner, Sonepat, relieving Chander Shekhar, who has been posted as the Deputy Commissioner of Jhajjar. Addressing the officers, he said his priority would be the speedy redressal of public grievances and on-time completion of the ongoing projects.



Four shops burgled in Bilaspur: Four shopkeepers Baldev Singh, Dilip Singh, Santosh Kumar and Dila Ram reportedly lost thousands of rupees as thieves struck at their shops at Jeori Pattan Ghat in Talli gram panchayat under the Suharghat police station on Monday. On the shopkeepers’ complaint, the police reached the spot immediately and started the investigation after registering a case. Later, some documents pertaining to the shop and the money boxes were found at the nearby Gobind Sagar ghat.

Fire destroys house in Chamba village: A two-storeyed house was burnt to ashes in a devastating fire at Nagori village of Churah subdivision in Chamba district on Monday. No loss of life was reported. Members of five families living in the house managed to flee, but were rendered homeless. Residents of nearby villages tried to douse the flames, but did not succeed. The loss caused to the house was estimated at over Rs 20 lakh. Officials rushed to the site to carry out relief and rescue operations. An immediate relief of Rs 5,000 was given to each family.

Prioritise cases under anti-atrocities Act: DC: Kullu Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Kanwar urged the police and officials of the departments concerned to prioritise cases registered under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. While presiding over the quarterly meeting of the district-level Alertness and Awareness Committee constituted under the Act on Tuesday, he said such cases should be reported to the Welfare Department immediately so that relief could be provided to the victims.

Three arrested with 2 kg charas: The police arrested three persons with about 2 kg of charas (cannabis). RS Negi, SP, Mandi, said a police party from the local police station during checking of vehicles at the Pungh naka here recovered 1.958 kg charas from a car (HP-25A-0424) and nabbed three persons. The police registered a case under Section 20, NDPS Act. The accused have been identified as Hukam Chand of Seri village in Mandi, Rakesh Kumar of Daghut in Kullu and Chet Ram of Rajgarh in Mandi. The police also impounded their car.


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