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Dera Bassi
Motorcyclist dies in mishap:
A 59-year-old man was killed after his motorcycle was hit by a tractor-trolley from behind on the Dera Bassi railway over bridge this afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Ajmer Singh of Bala Jee Nagar. THe victim was rushed to the Dera Bassi Civil Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

Fatehgarh Sahib
2 held for cheating:
Two youths have been arrested for cheating in exams conducted by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) in Desh Bhagat University. The accused have been identified as Bikramjit Singh of Naraingarh village and Simranjot Singh of ward number 3. Bikramjit was taking the exams on behalf of Simranjot, an open school student of the PSEB. A case has been registered.

Aneja is Fazilka SAD chief:
Former president of Jalalabad Municipal Council, Ashok Aneja, has been appointed the maiden president of the SADís urban unit of this district. SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, who represents the Jalalabad assembly constituency, has issued an appointment letter in this regard. A former Congress leader, Aneja was the Municipal Council president from 2003 to 2008.

PUís centre to host fest:
Panjab Universityís regional campus Swami Sarvanand Giri Panjab University Regional Centre in Hoshiarpur will organise a three-day annual tech fest ďANANT-2014Ē from March 13. Students from Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), universities and engineering colleges would participate, Prof HS Bains, regional centre Director, told the media here.

Punjabi singers under ED lens:
The overseas transactions of Punjabi singers Jazzy B, Daljit Dosanjh, Gippy Grewal and Miss Pooja and Punjabi film producers and financers have come under the Enforcement Directorate (ED) scanner. Thety have been summoned by ED officials to determine whether companies owned by these stars have violated RBI guidelines or the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). They have been asked to appear before the ED on April 11, said reliable sources.

NRI commits suicide: A US-based NRI, Surinderjit Singh (65), resident of Mauli village, reportedly committed suicide by jumping before the Katihar-bound Amarpali Express on Monday. Sources say he committed the act due to mental stress. The deceased is survived by his wife, a daughter (residing in the US), two sons, one residing in the UK and the other in the village. The body has been handed over to the local Civil Hospital for a postmortem.

Three held with smack:
In separate cases, three persons were held with smack on Monday. The police seized 41 grams of smack. Station House Officer Pushpinder Singh said the accused were Maya Kaur of Samandgarh Chhanna village, Amritpal Singh and Jaspal Singh of Mangwal village. The police have registered separate cases against the three under the NDPS Act.

Tarn Taran
2 held for impersonation:
Two youths appearing in place of other students were arrested from an examination centre at Dadehar Sahib here last evening. The accused, Gurjant Singh (22) of Dalake village and Sampooran Singh (19) of Warrian Navien (Chohla Sahib), were booked under Sections 419, 420, and 120 B of the IPC.

Stolen PDS wheat seized: The Chabal police have recovered 45 quintals of wheat meant to be distributed among the poor. A case under Sections 379, 411,120 B IPC has been registered against Malook Singh, Mukhtiar Singh and Jaspal Singh, all residents of Panjwar village.



CPS Dharambir finally exits
: Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia has accepted the resignation of Dharambir, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, attached with the Minister for Agriculture and Development and Panchayats Departments with effect from March 10. A notification to this effect was issued by the Chief Secretary today.

Bags, books distributed among orphans in Sonepat
: As many as 14 orphan children and students of the government primary school, Juan, were given bags, exercise books and CFL tubes by the Social Action for Promotion of National Aspirations (SAPNA), an NGO, at a programme here. Sunil Chhikara, general secretary of the organisation, said they had been helping destitute children in one way or the other for eight years.


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