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Man attacks official, held:
A man has been nabbed for attacking Health Department Deputy Director Dr Rakesh Arora and his son Saurabh Arora. Senior Superintendent of Police Swapan Sharma said Surinder Yadav (35) of Shergarh village had stabbed the two, when they objected to three youths teasing family members. The injured duo was taken to a Bathinda hospital for surgery.

Motorcyclist killed: A motorcyclist Uggarsein (32) died as a jeep reportedly hit him near Sukhadia Circle, Sriganganagar, on Saturday night. The police have seized the vehicle. The driver and two passengers fled from the spot.

500 kg poppy husk seized: The Hanumangarh police intercepted a Scorpio SUV and seized 500 kg poppy husk near Shergarh village on Rawatsar Road on Saturday night. The accused fled, leaving the vehicle behind.

Workshop on right habits
: The Indian Society for Technical Education, student's chapter, of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, organised two 3-day workshops on "Right Habits for Bright Career" for MBA students.

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Farmer outfit holds state-level conference:
The state unit of the Kisan Sangharsh Committee here today held its state-level conference. Its leaders dubbed the Centre and the state government as "anti-farmer" and called the farming community to come forward against their policies. Despite rain, the attendance was high. Satnam Singh Pannu, committee state chief, said the governments were "implementing imperialistic" policies. He alleged the government had brought "black laws" to curb protests.


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, was elected the vice-chairman of the Veterinary Council of India (VCI), unanimously, 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.


Son held for father’s murder: The police have claimed to achieve a major breakthrough in the murder of octogenarian Bhole Ram of Kararsu village, who was allegedly murdered on September 4. Kullu DSP Sanjay Sharma said the police had arrested Alam Chand, son of the deceased victim, and his accomplice Pot Ram, son of Shayam Chand of Neri village in the Fozal valley, on Thursday. The police claimed that the duo had allegedly axed the victim to death and the weapon had been recovered by the police.

Woman’s body recovered: The police today recovered the body of a 20-year-old married woman, who had jumped into the Suketi khud on September 11. The victim, Rama Devi, was a resident of Galma village in the district. Before jumping into the rivulet, she left behind her mobile phone and Aadhaar card on a bridge. To retrieve her body, the police took the help of divers of the Bhakhra-Beas Management Board.

Man booked for cheating: The Sarkaghat police have registered a case of cheating against Roshan Lal of Gamdhol village in the district. In a complaint to the police, Bhoop Singh of Diddanu village, alleged that in 2013, Roshan Lal took Rs 50,000 as security amount for a mobile tower to be installed on Bhoop Singh’s land on rent basis. Roshan Lal told the complainant that the security money would be refunded, but so far, neither the tower was installed nor the money was refunded. Sub-Inspector Madan Lal said a case had been registered.

Man strangulates wife: The strained relations between a man and his wife claimed the life of the latter on Saturday at Damtal under Indora police station. Following an altercation, the enraged husband Sahil allegedly killed his wife Trishla by strangulating her. After being informed, the local police rushed to the spot with DSP Nurpur Manoj Joshi and arrested the culprit. As per information, the accused hails from Hoshiarpur district in Punjab. He had married Trishla from Pathankot a year back and had set up a welding plant at Damtal. The couple had been living in a relative’s house.

Shimla classical music festival from Sept 17: Five-day Shimla Classical Music Festival will be held from September 17 to 21 at the Gaiety Theatre, Shimla, in collaboration with the Punjabi Academy, Delhi. This was disclosed on Saturday by Upma Chawdhry, Additional Chief Secretary, Language and Culture. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh would be the chief guest on the opening day of the festival.

Man dies in road mishap
: A scooterist died on the spot, while his wife sustained serious injuries when their vehicle was hit from behind by a car at Bhadolian village near a train over-bridge here on Saturday. SP Anupam Sharma said deceased Ravinder Singh of Rakkar Colony in Una was going to DAV School to drop his wife, who was a teacher there. A case had been registered against car driver Harminder Singh of Nangal. The injured woman had been referred to the PGI, Chandigarh, he added.

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