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Infant abandoned on train: A 3-day-old infant was found on a passenger train that chugged off from Sriganganagar on Saturday evening. Some commuters had spotted the weeping infant on the upper sleeping berth of the train near Srikaranpur station. They then approached the railway staff. The local police was informed at Raisinghnagar station. The baby was then shifted to the local Civil Hospital.


Woman ends life, 1 booked: Nirmal Kaur of Dasmesh Nagar in the city allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her house. Her brother Gurmukh Singh of Sarhala Raunia (SBS Nagar) said Nirmal was married to Tijeshwar Singh, a junior engineer with Border Roads Organisation, in January, who had been “harassing” her for dowry.


Man duped of Rs 23 lakh: The district police have booked Baba Chunni Wale alias Jassi of Tanda for allegedly duping a Jalandhar resident of Rs 23 lakh on the pretext of bribing a judge for favourable judgment.


Capt’s mother hospitalised: Rajmata Mohinder Kaur (92), wife of late Maharaja Yadvindra Singh and mother of former Chief Minister and Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh, was admitted to Columbia Asia Hospital, Patiala, after being taken ill on Saturday. She has been kept under observation. Amarinder and his wife Preneet Kaur, Patiala (Urban) MLA, visited the hospital to enquire about her health.
The winners with the trophy
The winners with the trophy

YPS bags debate trophy: Yadvindra Public School, Patiala, defeated Welham Boys School, Dehradun, in the final round of the 25th Annual Col Frank Von Goldstein English Debate here on Saturday. Sherwood College, Nainital, stood third. Apoorva Gaurav from Sherwood College was declared the best speaker.




Sufi singer casts a spell: The audience swayed to the tunes of Sufi music as Lakwinder Wadali performed at a musical evening organised by Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi at Tagore Theatre today. The pathos of Bulle Shah and folklores echoed the auditorium.



Man jailed for rape: The District and Sessions Judge of Bageshwar on Saturday sentenced a man to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 15,000 for raping a differently abled woman on April 1 this year. According to the prosecution, the woman who worked in the field of the accused is unmarried. “We had produced five witnesses in the case that was investigated by SI Pratima Bhatt of Bageshwar police,” said DK Joshi, government pleader in the case.


Stadium work to begin soon: Construction of the international stadium proposed for the town across Gola river is scheduled to begin this Diwali. A construction company from Andhra Pradesh has been identified for the work. Prior to the beginning of the work on the 27 hectare main stadium which will have 800 metres running tracks besides a football, hockey, table tennis, lawn tennis and boxing facilities, the UP Nirman Nigam has started constructing a helipad having capacity to park three helicopters. “The Rs 200 crore projects will begin immediately after Diwali this year,” said a spokesman of NCCL, that has been assigned construction of the stadium.


Youth run over by truck: A 30-year-old youth was killed as he was run over by a speeding truck near Kashipur. The youth, resident of a village in Moradabad district of UP, was riding a bike. He was on his way to appear for an interview at a factory in Rudrapur. “The truck driver who fled the scene is being looked for while the youth’s body was handed over to his relatives after postmortem,” said the police in Kashipur.

(Compiled by BD Kasniyal)


Search for bus robbers on: Haldwani police have started searching for criminals of Jahar Khurani gang, who loot passengers of Roadways buses plying between Delhi and terrain region of Kumaon division by applying intoxicants on them during the journey. “We have launched a campaign to check and arrest these criminals as they become active around Diwali every year,” said GB Joshi, who is heading the police team looking for the gang.


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