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One dies as bus hits bike, driver booked
: A bus driver has been booked for rash driving and causing fatal injuries to a city resident. In his complaint, Rajinder Singh, a resident of Gaatwali village, said he along with his friend Malwinder Singh were going towards Talwandi Sabo on a bike when a speeding bus hit them. The complainant said while he received serious injuries his friend died in the accident. The police have registered a case under Sections 304-A and 279 of the Indian Penal Code at the Rama police station.

Two arrested for cheating:The police arrested two persons on Thursday for cheating. The accused allegedly sold country-made inferior quality electronics by pasting stickers of a renowned company on them. Investigating officer Partap Singh at Kotwali police station said accused Pardeep Kumar, a resident of Power House Road and Tarun Singla, a resident of Ganpati Enclave, were booked under Sections 63 and 65 of the Copy Right Act-1957 and 102 and 103 of the Trade Mark Act-1999. Partap said the accused had been pasting the stickers of Crompton and Greaves upon electronics.

3 booked for corruption:The police on Thursday booked three employees of a company hired by the Transport Department for issuing registration numbers of vehicles. The accused are Tejinder Singh, Miss Chanchal and Sukhpal Kaur. In a police complaint lodged against them by the DTO, Bathinda, it was stated that the trio issued five different registration numbers without the approval of the DTO. A case under Sections 465, 468 and 471 of the IPC and 13 (2) and 88 of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against them at the Civil Lines police station.

Man killed in mishap:
A man was crushed to death under a vehicle on Dasuya Road near Bhunga. The victim, Sohan Singh, died on the spot. A case has been registered against driver Raman Kumar of Adamwal.

Constable dies:A police constable deputed at Chohal died of a heart attack. The victim, Lovedeep Singh (22) of Gurdaspur, was posted in Jalandhar police district and was deputed on special duty in Hoshiarpur. This afternoon he felt uneasy and fell. He was taken to the Civil Hospital, where doctors declared him dead.

Martyr Udham Singh remembered:Luhdiana: The martyrdom day of Udham Singh was observed by various bodies in the city on Thursday. Desh Bhagat Society and Mahila Congress observed it as ‘Sankalp Diwas’. Krishan Kumar Bawa and Leena Taparia, office-bearers of the organisations said Udham Singh had avenged the massacre of innocent Indians. Taparia said it was the sacrifices of such patriots for the independence of our country. Beehive Theatre Group staged a play dedicated to the martyr.

Body found, 2 booked:
Lambi police on Thursday booked two unidentified persons after the body of a tractor-trolley vehicle driver was found near the Rajasthan Feeder canal in Middukhera village. On the complaint of Darshan Singh, the brother of the deceased, Prem Kumar, a case has been registered.

Class X girl dies of electrocution:
A teenage girl, Khushbu, a student of Class X, was electrocuted during a langar organised at a shrine near Khurampur village on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road this afternoon. The girl was changing the direction of a table fan when she was electrocuted. She was immediately rushed to the local Civil Hospital where she was declared brought dead. 



Ex-ADGP launches party:
IRC Jowel, a retired ADGP-rank police officer of Haryana, on Thursday launched his political outfit, Apna Raj Front. Jowel said his party believed in political, economic and social equality and greater participation of women in democracy.

Dept allows kin to tie rakhis to jail inmates: The Haryana Prisons Department has made all arrangements for the rakhi festival in jails to facilitate sisters or brothers of inmates to tie rakhis on August 10. Yashpal Singh, Director General (Prisons), said they could come on that day by 8 am. This arrangement has been extended to woman jail inmates. The visitors should carry their identity cards with them.

Jind-Khanouri bypass opens:
PWD Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala inaugurated the Jind-Khanouri bypass built at a cost of Rs 39.66 crore in Kaithal on Wednesday evening. With this, vehicles proceeding to towns in Punjab and Himachal will not have to enter the town.

Villagers assault lineman:
Assistant lineman Naresh Kumar posted with the UHBVN was injured in an attack by some residents of Siwah village. Naresh's colleague Manoj Kumar alleged Rajesh and his beat up UHBVN staff at the 33 KV sub-station Siwah. An FIR has been registered. TNS

Man gets life term for murder:
District and Sessions Judge Inderjit Mehta on Thursday sentenced Sumit of Khandai village to life imprisonment for the murder of his neighbour Ram Chander (64) on January 5, 2012. Ram Chander's son Sandeep had complained to the police that his father was found dead on January 6.


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