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Patwari ends life:
Kamal Jagga (34), a patwari at Sriganganagar, committed suicide by causing injury on his neck, the police said today. Kamal's body was found in a pool of blood at his room in Nehra Nagar on Tuesday. The police inspected his room and concluded that no one had attacked him. The patwari was given field posting orders on Monday but proceeded on leave.

GKU students get jobs:
Many students of Guru Kashi University have got jobs as teachers in various colleges. Charanjit Singh has been selected as an assistant professor at RSD College in Ferozpur. Jasveer Singh has been selected at GND College in Ferozpur.

Fatehgarh Sahib
2 held for ATM theft bid:
The police have arrested two youths, Sandeep Singh and Gaggu of Khanna, for allegedly damaging and trying to loot money from the ATM machine of a bank at Amloh. The police said the ATM guard informed them that the incident occurred on the night July 21/22. The youths were identified through the video footage captured by the CCTV camera inside the ATM booth.

Mandi Gobindgarh
Mill owners booked:
The local police have booked the Foreman and owners of a private rolling mill for negligence. They allegedly forced victim Harpeet of Bhadson to work without protective body and head gear. The police said the worker was forced to work at the coal grinding machine on April 10, which later exploded. A case has been registered against the owners of Parvati Rolling Mills, Bhushan, Mukesh, and Foreman Amrik Singh.

Tota Singh seeks relief:
Former Education Minister Tota Singh on Wednesday sought permanent exemption from appearing in court hearings in the Punjab School Education Board recruitment scam. Tota Singh, who is Agriculture Minister at present, has moved an application in the court through his counsel Prabhjot Singh. The next date of hearing is July 30.

Transporter found murdered:
A local transporter, Santokh Singh (55), was found murdered at a tubewell in Ward No. 4 here on Wednesday. Morinda SHO Harkirat Singh said the deceased was an alcoholic and following objection by his family over his drinking problem, he used to sleep at the tubewell. The police said injury marks were found on the victim's body. A casehas been registered against unidentified assailants.

Benefits for senior citizens:
The Suvidha Kendras of Nawanshahr will issue red tokens to senior citizens and differently-abled applicants to ensure they receive a hassle-free service. Deputy Commissioner Anindita Mitra said government departments had also been directed to reserve parking spaces for differently-abled persons.

1,310 take PCS exam:
Of the 1,440 candidates who cleared the preliminary examination of the Punjab Civil Services (PCS) Combined Exams, 2013, around 1,310 appeared in the main exam at the Punjabi University here on Wednesday. The exam was of general studies (paper-1) and included three portions of history, geography and society.

Rs 1 lakh for special kids: Royal City Riders Club, Patiala, has presented a cheque Rs 1 lakh to the School for the Deaf and the Blind in Saifdipur village. The members of the club interacted with the schoolchildren and assured them of more assistance in the future.

2 die in separate incidents:
A teenaged girl died after she reportedly consumed a poisonous substance at her house in nearby Khalwara village on Tuesday night. She was admitted to local Civil Hospital, but could not survive. A case has been registered case. Her body was handed over to her parents after a postmortem. In another incident, an unidentified person was run over by a train near the local railway station. A case has been registered and the body sent to the local civil hospital for an autopsy.


The Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of two IPS officers with immediate effect. Navdeep Singh Virk has been posted Inspector General of Police (IGP), Law and Order-I, Panchkula, with additional charge of IGP, Crime, Gurgaon. Mamta Singh, IGP, Recruitment Training Centre, Bhondsi, has been given the additional charge of IGP, Law and Order-II, Haryana, Panchkula.

Appointment: The Haryana Government has appointed Dr Surender Deswal, professor, civil engineering department, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, as chairman of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Panchkula, with immediate effect.

Protest over road construction:
Residents of Basant Vihar on Wednesday staged a dharna outside the PWD office over delay in road construction. Subhash Sharma, president, Basant Vihar Welfare Association, said even after the allotment of a tender for construction of the 5 km road between Tikri-Taprana village, no work had been started yet. They demanded construction work be started at the earliest.

Retired Army man kills self: Fortysix-year-old retired Army man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence in Sarafabad Majra on Wednesday. Ishwar Sharma, SHO, Kunjpura, said Janesher was suffering from a disease and was depressed. The police sent the body for postmortem and took custody of the weapon used in the case.

Traders stage dharna:
Local traders staged a token dharna against the increasing criminal activities in the town in front of the Mini-secretariat in Rohtak on Wednesday. The traders raised slogans against the authorities concerned and kept their business establishments closed for a few hours to register their protest.

Truck driver killed: Surender, a truck driver from Bahadurgarh, was killed allegedly over a trivial matter by a resident of Titoli village in the district. Police said Surender had an altercation with Shreebhagwan of Titoli village on Wednesday. The two had a fight and Shreebhagwan hit Surender in the head with a spade. He died on the spot.

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