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Teacher attacked:
Unidentified people attacked a teacher when he was returning from a school near here on Saturday. The victim identified as Malwinder Singh Mali alleged that a Cabinet minister was behind the attack. Mali said the minister was annoyed with him as he had filed RTI applications and petitions in the High Court against his driver, PA and another official.

Two killed in road mishap:
Two persons died when their motorcycle collided with a truck at Lehragaga, about 40 km from here, on Sunday. Station House Officer (SHO) Parminder Singh said the deceased had been identified as Birbal (40) and Johny (25) of Karoda village near Khanauri. The SHO said Birbal died on the spot, while Johny succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital in Patiala. The truck driver has been booked.

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Man murdered, 2 booked:
Lakhwinder Singh (40) of Manochahal Kalan village, 12 km from here, was allegedly murdered by a father-son duo on Sunday. The accused, natives of the same village, have been booked under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC. Singh was attacked with a weapon when he was on his way to work. He died on the spot.

Stolen motorcycle found:The police recovered a stolen motorcycle and a country-made pistol from two persons after they were intercepted at a barricade on the Jandiala bypass on Saturday.

Youth booked for molestation: The police have registered a case against an unidentified youth on the charge of molesting two sisters. The victims were being allegedly harassed for long. The accused used to allegedly harass them on their way to the school. The sisters lodged a complaint in this regard at 181 (police's helpline for women).



Last date for HUDA plots extended:
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has extended up to May 30 the last date for receipt of applications for freehold residential plots in Sector 30 of Pinjore, Sector 32 (Part) and Sector 33 (Part) of Karnal and Kalanwali mandi township. An official spokesman said here taday that application forms were available with authorised bank branches and the HUDA estate offices at Karnal, Panchkula and Sirsa.

MLAG opposes govt’s Bill:The Medicos Legal Action Group (MLAG) on Saturday opposed the Haryana Government’s Bill for amending the Punjab Ayurvedic and Unani Practitioners (Haryana Amendment) Act, 2014, that entitled Ayurvedic and Unani practitioners to practise modern medicine, including minor surgeries. MLAG convenor Dr Neeraj Nagpal said the government should close Ayush medical colleges and start MBBS courses for Ayurvedic and Unani practitioners.

Fellowship conferred on Dr Dahiya:
The Cotton Research and Development Association (CRDA) has awarded CRDA Fellowship to Dr KK Dahiya, Director, Ram Dhan Singh Seed Farm, at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. The fellowship was awarded by Dr N Gopala Krishnan, vice-president, CRDA, and Assistant Director General, ICAR, during the All-India Cotton Crop Improvement Project Workshop held at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, recently.

1,600 examined at medical camp:More than 1,600 patients were examined at a medical check-up camp by a memorial trust in ward number 7 of the town recently. Prof Chhatarpal Singh, the organiser, said 1,625 patients were examined for various diseases and they were also given free medicines.

Two held for double murder:
The Sadar police have arrested two persons in a double murder case. DSP Joginder Rathi said Tasleem and Rijwan, residents of Nidori village in Ghaziabad, were held from their village recently. He said the accused set on fire two transgenders -- Mahant and Koyal -- and Ranjeet, in their house at Kachwa village with the intention of loot on January 17 last year. The victims were rushed to a hospital, where Mahant and Ranjeet were declared brought dead.

Annual function organised:The annual function---Innovision 2K14-- of the Yamuna Group of Institutions concluded on Saturday. Chief Secretary SC Choudhary was the chief guest and Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner, Yamunanagar; Haryana Principal Secretary SN Rai, and Yamunanagar SP Shashank Anand were the guests of honour. The chief guest distributed cash prizes among meritorious students. Later, Punjabi singer Ammy Virk enthralled the audience.



Nagric Manch team meets EO: A delegation of the Doon Nagric Manch met Chief Electoral Officer Radha Raturi and discussed various points for the smooth conduct of the Lok Sabha elections in the district. While interacting with the delegation, Raturi said people should be informed about the difficulties being faced by the election authorities in arranging staff for holding elections, especially in remote areas.


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