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Two held for graft: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday afternoon nabbed Rajasthan Roadways employees Om Parkash and Anil Bishnoi for taking a bribe at their office near Shiv Circle, Sriganganagar. Deputy Superintendent of Police Anand Swami said a driver, Kanshi Ram of Makkasar village, had complained that Om Parkash had demanded Rs 25,000 to decide on the chargesheets issued to the complainant. Their conversation was recorded on Thursday. The ACB team laid a trap on Friday. Om Parkash told Kanshi Ram to hand over the bribe money to a colleague, Anil Bishnoi of Gharsana. Both the clerks were nabbed and the  money recovered.


4 injured in roof collapse: Four members of a family were seriously injured when the roof of their house collapsed at Aladadpur village on Friday morning. Those injured were Paramjit Singh, Inderjeet Kaur, Pinnu Kaur and Gagandeep Kaur. They were taken to the Civil Hospital here from where they were referred to the Rajendra Hospital, Patiala. Later, Gagandeep Kaur was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. Her condition is stated to be serious.


Saragarhi martyrs remembered: A function was organised at the historic Gurdwara Saragarhi Memorial to pay homage to 21 soldiers of the 36 Sikh Regiment who fell in the line of duty while defending the Saragarhi Post at Fort Lockhart in Afghanistan against an attack by around 10,000 Afridis and Pathans on September 12, 1897. All of them were awarded the Indian Order of Merit (IOM) for their valour.


2 travel agents booked: Two travel agents have been booked for allegedly duping 20 persons of Rs 27.5 lakh. The FIR has been registered after a 5-month probe held by the then in charge of the Economic Offences wing of district police. The accused have been identified as Sherry Thakur of Chandigarh and Jang Bahadur. The duo had taken the money on the pretext of sending Neeraj Singh of Dharmpur Talwara and 19 others to Singapore.


Five robbers held: With the arrest of five persons, the city police claimed to have busted a gang of robbers. Officials have recovered two pistols and more than 1.5-kg psychotropic powder from the possession of the accused. Manjit Singh Dhesi, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADCP-Crime), said the Focal Point police and the CIA stopped five motorcycle-borne youths at Sherpur Chowk. The accused have been identified as Bobby Singh, alias Pinku of Tandhari Kalaan, Akash of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Dhandran road, Vikas Kumar of Muzaffarnagar, Sandeep Singh and Aniklal of Gobindgarh.


New wing at PSPCL: The PSPCL has established Organisational Development and Management Development (ODMD) Cell for implementing modern management concepts like Quality Circles, 5S (Workplace Management Tool) and Competency Mapping etc. This information was given by PSPCL Chairman-cum-Managing Director KD Chaudhri.


Minor raped: The police have registered a case against two youths of Longowal village for allegedly raping a Class IX student. The incident occurred while the 14-year-old girl was on way to her school on Friday morning. Gursewak Singh and Gagani reportedly kidnapped the girl in a car and raped her. They later dropped her near the village, the police said.

Ex-serviceman robbed: Two unidentified youths allegedly looted Rs 1.50 lakh from an ex-serviceman here on Friday. The youths took the money from local resident Manjit Singh, when he came out of a bank near Patiala Gate. A case has been registered. No arrests have been made so far.




Newlywed abducted: The police was on its toes when they got a call from a passer by that a newlywed girl was kidnapped by a youth in a car in the busy market of Sector 11. The police immediately laid nakas and police teams were sent to trace the girl. The girl could not be traced till the filing of this report and police was still conducting search operation.




Hooda announces Rs 10 cr  for J&K flood-hit: CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda has announced assistance of Rs 10 crore for the flood- affected people of Jammu and Kashmir and flagged off seven trucks of relief material. 


Schools to be connected with agri feeders: To promote computer education, government schools in the district will soon be connected with agriculture power feeders so they can get regular power supply. The decision has been taken following complaints of non-availability of power during school hours. 

1 held for raping neighbour, sent to judicial custody: The police have arrested a youth named Ankur for raping a woman in Pilni village of Kaithal district on September 10. He has been and sent to 14-day judicial custody. The woman, who lives in Ankur’s neighbourhood, is a widow and the mother of two children. 


Life term for seven: Seven residents of Kurukshetra’s Ban village have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a man and injuring two persons. Rahul, Rohit, Kaptan alias Vicky, Gaurav, Satnam, Yudhvir Singh and Dharam Pal have also been also fined Rs 75,000 each for murdering Vikram Singh and injuring Ravinder Singh and Jagmohan. 

KU staff call off strike: The Kurukshetra University Non-Teaching Employees Association (KUNTEA) on Friday withdrew its indefinite strike following assurances by the KU administration. The KUNTEA members had been on indefinite strike since Monday. Man Singh, president of the outfit, said the strike had been called off following a consent given by the varsity administration to meet all our demands.

Lathi-charge on students: Girls burn CM’s effigy:
Students of Government National Postgraduate College on Friday burnt CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s effigy over inaction on the police personnel who lathi-charged the protesting students on September 4.

Bappa school adjudged best: TA youth parliament held at Government Senior Secondary School at Bappa village in Sirsa has been adjudged the best in the district. Ankur Chhabra, the organiser, said the State Council for Educational Research and Training, Gurgaon, had organised the youth parliament at the state level. More than 45 students participated in the competition. 


JE arrested for taking  bribe from farmer: A team of the Vigilance Bureau on Friday arrested Junior Engineer (JE) Ram Niwas for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 6,000 from a farmer in lieu of releasing a tubewell connection. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused. 

Man gets life term for murder: A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering the husband of a newly wed woman with whom he had a one-sided affair. The court imposed a fine of Rs 77,000 on the convict, Sonu, of Rohtak’s Makroli village. The marriage of Sonu’s love interest, Kashish, was fixed Radhe Shyam of Garhi Jhijhara village. After the marriage, the accused fired at Radhe Shyam from a close range. 


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