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Two found hanging:
The body of Richhpal Singh (40), a mechanic at Damdama Sahib, was found hanging in a room in an unoccupied residential plot near a de-addiction centre in Sadulshehar, 31 km from here, on Saturday. In another incident, the body of Chander Kala (41) was found hanging at her home in Chunawadh village.

Chamkaur Sahib
Man, daughter axed to death:
A man and his brother allegedly axed his wife and father-in-law to death in Balrampur village near here on Friday night. The deceased are Harmeet Singh of Ropar and his daughter Rajwinder Kaur. The police have arrested Rajwinder's husband Maghar Singh. His brother and co-accused in the case Sarabjeet Singh is injured and has been admitted to PGI, Chandigarh. Following a minor tiff, Harmeet Singh along with a relative Kehar Singh attacked Harmeet Singh, Rajwinder and Kehar with axes. Harmeet Singh died on the spot, while Rajwinder and Sarabjeet got injured and were taken to PGI, where Rajwinder succumbed to her injuries. Kehar Singh was admitted to Ropar Civil Hospital.

Justice Gill to head PU panel:
Justice Mehtab Singh Gill, Punjab and Haryana High Court's former Acting Chief Justice, has been nominated by as the chairman of the Panjab University UMC standing committee for dealing with cases of misconduct and use of unfair means by examinees. The university syndicate, in its meetings held in January had, authorised the Vice-Chancellor to constitute UMC standing committees for 2014.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Migrant stoned to death:
An unidentified migrant was found stoned to death near the railway tracks in Mandi Gobindgarh. The General Railway Police have registered a case against unidentified assailants. Following a post-mortem examination, the victim's body has been kept for identification at the mortuary of the Civil Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh.

Award for city professor:
Dr Arvind Sabharwal, Assistant Professor, PG Department of Physics, Khalsa College, Patiala, has been awarded the prestigious Major Research project award for research in association with Professor Balvir Sandhu, Department of Physics, Punjabi University, Patiala, by the University Grants Commission. He also received a grant of Rs 10.25 lakh from the commission to fund his research work. Dr Sabharwal is also the recipient of the Dr DS Kothari Fellowship Award for his research on cancer problems in Malwa.

20-year-old ends life:
Kuldip Kaur (20), the unmarried sister of a "killer" of a six-year-old boy, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her house in Kherinaga village near Dirba. Her brother, Amandip Singh, was arrested on Friday for allegedly killing Sehaj Singh. Sewa Singh Malhi, DSP, alleged that preliminary investigations suggested that Kuldip committed suicide as she could not tolerate her family's insult. She was a teacher in a private school in a nearby village.



Man run over by train, dies
: A young man died when he was run over by the Amb-Ambala passenger train this morning at Pucca Paroh village in Amb sub-division. The victim could not be identified as his face was badly mutilated and no document was recovered from his clothes. The Railway police took possession of the body and sent it to the Una district hospital for a postmortem examination.



Leopard on the prowl:
The Forest Department has obtained permission to kill a man eater of Mahgaon village which had killed an eight-year-old boy last month. “After the leopard evaded the trap installed at the site it killed the boy, we obtained permission to kill it as the villagers have been living in fear since it started attacking human beings,” said Lalit Pharswan, MLA, Kapkot.

Bazpur Gas agency workers protest: Gas agency workers in Kumaon on Saturday held a protest against the thrashing of a colleague at Bazpur on Friday evening. They also threatened to stop the supply of LPG cylinders all over the region if the culprits were not punished soon. “We have given an ultimatum to Udham Singh Nagar district officials that if the culprits are not brought to book soon, we will stop the supply of cooking gas in the Kumaon region,” said Dinesh Gururani, leader of workers in the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN), which runs the LPG gas agency.

Collectorate staff resent staffing pattern
: In the wake of the non-fulfilment of their demands, the employees of the District Collectorate decided to go on an indefinite strike as the deadline set by them came to end here yesterday. The protesters alleged that the staffing pattern adopted in the district collectorate was against the norms as only the state government could implement it.

Prem Chand remembered:
Legendary Hindi writer Prem Chand was remembered on his birth anniversary (July 31) by several organisations in the region on Saturday. Schools and colleges organised debates on the relevance of Prem Chand’s writings. The participants of the debates opined that Prem chand’s writings had played an important role in the freedom struggle of the country. “We also organised a progressive poetry recital competition among the students in our college on the birth anniversary of Prem Chand,” said Ram Dev Arya, manager of Dayanand Intermediate College, Tanakpur.


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