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10 booked for firing:
The police have booked 10 persons, including Dharampal, Anil Kumar and Sushil Kumar of Sardarpura village and Sheshkaran of Raipura village, under the Arms Act. Bal Ram of Dutaranwali village had complained that the armed men on Saturday night fired shots and tried to force him to settle a land dispute. No arrest has been made so far.

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Lok Adalat waives fine:
The Permanent Lok Adalat (PLA) has waived the penalty imposed on a Mandi Gobindgarh resident by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL). Subhash Kumar of Mandi Gobindgarh was fined Rs 37,491 for tampering with the meter. PLA chairman PD Goel observed that the meter was installed outside the consumer's house, therefore, the consumer could not be held guilty. He said it was the duty of PSPCL to check power theft.

2 held for robbery:
The Rajasthan Police on Sunday nabbed Asghar Khan of Gailpura (Alwar) and Sunil Poonia of Shyopura (Rajgarh) at their hideout in Nohar segment of Hanumangarh. The two were reportedly part of a five-member gang that had committed crimes on the Sriganganagar-Bikaner highway. The police said they had robbed a truck driver of Rs 35,000 near Raziasar on May 2.

Tanker overturns: Tonnes of imported chemical went waste as a tanker overturned outside the Radhasoami Satsang complex on the Suratgarh-Peelibanga highway on Sunday. The driver had lost control of the vehicle. He said the chemical was to be delivered to a soap manufacturing company in Punjab. 



4 arrested for gambling
: The police on Sunday arrested four persons for gambling at Haridwar near Tarsu village and recovered Rs 13,975 cash and playing cards from their possession. SHO MS Manhas said the four persons Kartar Chand, Soom Dutt, Rajender Kumar and Sikender Kumar were arrested under Sections 13-3-67 of the gambling Act.

Students contribute for J&K flood victims: Students of Classes VII-IX of Noorpur Public Senior Secondary School organised an event on Sunday to collect money for the PMís relief fund for flood-affected families of Jammu and Kashmir. They set up a stall to sell self-made candles and fancy diyas on the school premises. The school management said Rs 5,084 had been raised from the initiative.

Woman dies in accident
: A woman, Neelam Devi, was killed and her husband Gurteg Singh critically injured when the motorcycle they were riding on was reportedly hit by a car at Barnoh village in Una district on Saturday. Gurteg has been referred to the PGI in Chandigarh. Their five-year-old daughter Sakshi was handed over to their relatives after first aid. SP Anupam Sharma said Neelamís body had been handed over to her family members.

Legal literacy camp held: The District Legal Services Authority on Saturday organised a legal literacy camp at Hatli village in Bangana block. Speaking on the occasion, Judicial Magistrate Gaurav Kumar urged people to understand their duties towards society. Advocates Kulbir Singh and Anish JP provided information on the Consumer Protection Act and the RTI Act.


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