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Two snatchers nabbed:
Sonu of Shyam Nagar was nabbed on Monday night after he tried to snatch the wallet of Nanu Lal of Chak 7A Village near Ambika City Colony on the Sriganganagar-Padampur road. Rahul Khatri of Jakhar Colony in Sriganganagar was nabbed on Tuesday afternoon for snatching gold earings of Bimla Devi (65) of H Block.

Woman ends life: The body of a woman, Skeena (25), was found hanging at her house in Chak 15ML village (Sriganganagar) on Tuesday. Her father Ghani Khan reportedly told the Sadar police that her husband had died in 2011, after which she started living with Vikram Singh. About three months ago, Skeena had in her complaint to the police, said Vikram and his family were harassing her by asking her to bring money from her parents. A case was registered.

2 booked for fraud:
The Tanda police have booked a father-son duo for allegedly duping a man of Rs 5.5 lakh on the pretext of sending his son abroad. Baldev Singh of Bagarian village in Gurdaspur district, in his complaint, alleged that Amandeep singh and his father Kulbir singh of Kurala village had taken Rs 6.5 lakh and his son’s passport on the pretext of sending him to Italy. When they failed to do so, they returned the passport and Rs 1 lakh and signed a deed with him to return the balance on November 30 last year, which they failed to do.

Fasting pharmacist shifted to Rajindra Hospital: Rural veterinary pharmacist Manish Garg, who was forcibly admitted to the Civil Hospital in Fatehgarh Sahib by the police on Monday, was shifted to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, on Tuesday. He has refused to take any treatment. He had been on an indefinite fast in front of the Fatehgarh Sahib administrative complex since October 14 demanding regularisation of rural veterinary pharmacists working since 2006 under the zila parishad.

oP vigilance week: The State Bank of Patiala held a function to observe "Vigilance Awareness Week-2014" as per the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) guidelines. The programme commenced with the administering of pledge by Chief Vigilance Officer & Chief General Manager (Vigilance) PK Chophla to Managing Director Ramesh Rangan and other employees.

Drug abuse discussed: Patiala Divisional Commissioner Ajit Singh Pannu held a meeting of senior officers of district administration and the police department at the Saket Drug De-addiction Centre, Patiala, on Tuesday. Ways to check drug abuse were discussed at the meeting. Pannu took stock of the facilities made available at various centres in Patiala division.

Robbers arrested:
The Goraya police have arrested three robbers allegedly involved in an attempt to break open an ATM of Canara Bank in Virk village recently. Those arrested were Rakesh, Pardeep and Lakhbir, all residents of Virk village. They have reportedly confessed to their involvement in the crime. They were produced before a judicial magistrate who remanded them in judicial custody.

Three sustain burns: Three persons sustained serious burns when a gas cylinder caught fire at a shop in the market opposite JCT Mills on Monday night. The injured, Jahangeer, Lalu and Dhanu Shankar, were admitted to a local hospital. The incident occurred while these persons were transferring LPG from a bigger cylinder to the smaller ones. The condition of the injured was said to be stable.



English elocution at Brilliance World School: English elocution and diya-making competitions were held at Brilliance World School here today. Two students, each from four Houses, participated in the elocution. The students displayed their speaking prowess by giving speeches of personalities such as Martin Luther King, Subhash Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi etc. The diya-decoration competition saw participation from students of pre-nursery to KG. A card-making workshop was also held.

Noble initiative:
Sixteen-year-old Vinod was successfully operated upon at Grewal Eye Institute here on Tuesday. Courtesy, city residents who contributed to support his eye surgery through a campaign organised by local radio station 94.3 MY FM. A student of Class XI, Vinod had completely lost his vision in one eye and was losing in his second eye, too. It required immediate medical intervention but his father, who is a rickshaw-puller, could not bear the cost of the treatment.

Wish Tree at mall: North Country Mall in Mohali organised an event towards fulfilling its social responsibility. Praveen Singh, marketing manager, North Country Mall, said: “We had put up a ‘Wish Tree’ in the central atrium of the mall, which was a hit with visitors who made use of the opportunity to share the festive goodwill with society at large. For every wish put on the ‘Wish Tree’, North Country Mall pledged to contribute an equal amount in monetary terms to a social cause.”



INLD MLAs meet on Nov 3:
The INLD legislature party will meet here on November 3 under the chairmanship of Ellenabad MLA Abhay Chautala.The meeting will decide the party strategy for the Vidhan Sabha starting on the afternoon of November 3. The meeting will be attended by 19 MLAs.

Capt Abhimanyu bereaved:
People from all walks of life attended the cremation of Cabinet Minister Capt Abhimanyu’s father-in-law, Hari Singh Dhaka, at Chaharwala village of Sirsa on Tuesday. Dhaka (75), a retired tehsildar, passed away at his native village, Chaharwala today. He is survived by two sons Shashi and Rajesh and two daughters Kiran and Ekta. Former minister Ganeshi Lal, senior BJP leader Jagdish Chopra and several others were present at the cremation.



Man dies in wall collapse: A man lost his life after he came under a wall that collapsed over him while he was cleaning his house at Kand Mohalla in the city here, the police said on Tuesday. Sajad Ahmad Kand, a resident of Kand Mohalla near the Dal Lake, was injured when the wall collapsed over him while he was cleaning his house, a police spokesman said. He was shifted to the SMHS hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries, the spokesman said, adding that medico-legal formalities were completed and the body was handed over to the deceased's family.

Motor vehicle inspector bereaved: The mother of Irfan-ul-Islam, who is the motor vehicle inspector in the Motor Vehicle Department, Srinagar, passed away after a brief illness at her residence in Safapora Bandipora on Monday. Shamima Begum was a teacher by profession.

Lal Bazaar resident dies under suspicious conditions: A resident of Lal Bazaar has died under suspicious circumstances here following which a probe has been launched, the police said on Tuesday. Aijaz Ahmed Nadaf, a resident of Ahmada Kadal area of the Lal Bazaar locality, was brought to the SKIMS hospital at Soura for treatment under suspicious circumstances where he was declared brought dead by doctors, a police spokesman said.


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