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Gang of robbers busted: The Rajasthan Police claimed to have nabbed 10 members of a gang of highway robbers. The tried to steal goods from a godown located on national highway near Loonkaransar on Sriganganagar-Bikaner road. However, the police nabbed the miscreants when they tried to flee. The police records state eight cases of highway robberies were registered in Bikaner division this year.

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Man booked for fraud: The local police have booked Netar Singh of Randhawa village near Phillaur for defrauding two youths of Rs 4.5 lakh. He had promised to send the youths to Canada. Zora Singh of Lohar Majra village in his complaint had stated that he had paid Rs 5 lakh to Netar Singh to send his son and nephew to Canada. However, the accused neither sent the two abroad, nor did he return the money.


BSP meet on Sept 16: Newly appointed BSP state president Avtar Singh Karimpuri here on Saturday said the party's state unit would be strengthened to safeguard the interests of the Dalits. Karimpuri said he would work towards uniting various factions in the state. He said a state-level meeting of the BSP had been scheduled on September 16 at Jalandhar.


Mid-day meal workers protest outside Dhindsa’s house in Sangrur: Under the banner of the Mid-day Meal Office Employees Union, a large number of workers on Saturday took out a march from the local Banasar Garden to the residence of Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa. The union leaders said the Education Department had already sent the file relating to their salaries to the Finance Department for its approval, but the department had so far not given its go-ahead.

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Cops attacked, 3 booked:Three members of a family have been booked for allegedly attacking a police team. One of the accused has been arrested, while the other two escaped. The accused have been identified as Jagtar Singh and his two sons Sandeep Singh and Daljit Singh of Bhikhiwind, 32 km from here. Constable Pushpinder Singh was injured.

8 booked in dowry cases: In two separate cases, eight persons have been booked for seeking dowry. Boota Singh, Dyal Singh, Pritam Kaur and Sarabjit Kaur of Manochahal Kalan village were booked on the complaint of Boota's wife Rajbir Kaur. In the other case, on the complaint of Palwinder Kaur, her husband Harpreet Singh, Gurminder Singh, Rajwinder Kaur, residents of Begowal village, and Daljit Singh of Chathe village have been booked.




Minor raped: A minor girl was reportedly raped by two youths for about a month on the pretext of getting her employed in Hansi town of the district. The girl, however, got pregnant after which the matter was disclosed. The accused have been arrested. 

Dr Gurdial Singh is new VCI vice-chairman: Dr Gurdial Singh, dean, College of Veterinary Sciences, at the Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary Sciences, Hisar, has been unanimously elected the vice-chairman of the Veterinary Council of India (VCI), on Saturday.


Councillor booked for cheating bank: A councillor from ward number three, Harish Kumar Sharma, was booked for cheating United Bank of India (UBI). Police said a FIR was lodged against Harish and one Noorjahan under Sections 406, 420 of the IPC at City police station  on a complaint of SK Garg, Manager, Salaarganj  Gate branch. 


Traders block road: Shopkeepers of the Janata Bhawan road on Saturday blocked traffic over the failure of the authorities to drain out rainwater from main markets of Sirsa town. They alleged that the Public Health Engineering Department had failed to solve their problems. 


Body found: The body of 14-year-old Hemant of Buwana in Delhi, with multiple injuries on the head, neck and face, was found in the fields of Halalpur village on Friday. The body was brought to the Sonepat Civil Hospital.

Teen's body found: The body of 14-year-old Hemant of Buwana in Delhi, with multiple injuries on the head, neck and face, was found lying in the fields of Halalpur village on Friday. The body was brought to the Sonepat Civil Hospital and later sent to the Khanpur Kalan medical college for postmortem.

3 booked for abetting suicide: A case of abetment to suicide has been registered against three persons, including two police personnel, in city police station, Gohana. ASI Rajinder Singh, his son Montee and havildar Raj Pal have been booked for abetting suicide of Om Prakash of Devi Lal Nagar, Gohana.




ABVP activists end 24-hour symbolic strike: Members of the ABVP today ended their 24-hour symbolic strike here against hike in fee structure. ABVP member Ankit said they were on a 24-hour fast against rise in the fee structure and a ban imposed by the government on students’ elections.


SFI holds protest rally: The Kullu College unit of the SFI took out a protest rally against the deferring elections and imposing fee hike by the administrative authorities of HPU on the college premises here yesterday. College SCA president Hem Raj said they would intensify the protests if the university authorities failed to restore the SCA elections.




Ministerial staff to go on strike from Sept 15: The Uttarakhand Ministerial Collectorate Karamchari Sangh has decided to proceed on an indefinite strike from September 15 as the government failed to meet the deadline for fulfilling their demands. Sangh’s district president Rajender Kumar said despite an assurance from the government it had done nothing to fulfil the demands.


HC Bar poll on Sept 24: Nine officer-bearers of the Bar Association of High Court will be elected on September 24. The election process begun on Saturday. According to Tribhuwan Singh Phartiyal, Chief Election Officer, the elections will be held on September 24. “Over 20 nomination papers for all nine posts, including, president, vice-president and general secretary have been sold. The selling of the nomination papers will continue till September 15,” said Phartiyal.


Govt working as per its manifesto: Hridayesh: Uttarakhand Finance Minister Indira Hridayesh has attributed resentment among some party MLA’s to the pressure of the 2017 Assembly elections. Hridayesh defended the state government and said it was working according to its manifesto. Talking to mediapersons, she said the resenting MLAs wanted to maintain a lead over the BJP in the upcoming elections. “But the government has a bigger picture in mind as it looks after the entire state while the MLAs are limited to their own constituencies,” said the Finance Minister.


Regular drinking water supply demanded: Demanding regular drinking water supply, residents of Aadarsh Colony on Saturday demonstrated before the Jal Sansthan office. Due to the non-availability of drinking water for the past one week, they are facing many problems. “The residents will resort to indefinite agitation against the government and the Jal Sansthan if regular drinking water supply is not restored,” said Ishrat Jahan, convener of the demonstration.


Police to keep vigil on social media: Strict action will be taken against those who spread social unrest through the social media as the police in Rudrapur is keeping a vigil against on such people. Kumaon DIG Anant Ram Chauhan stated this at Rudrapur on Saturday. The DIG said the police had already sent some persons behind the bars at Kashipur, Ramnagar and Khatima for trying to spread communal strife through the social media.

(Compiled by BD Kasniyal)


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