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Jeweller robbed at gunpoint: A jeweller was allegedly robbed by four miscreants on Monday. Honey Vaid of Ahiyapur village told the police that he was retuning home when an Alto car stopped in front of his car. The accused broke his car's windshield and pointed a gun at him. They snatched his gold chain, a bag containing some documents and a mobile phone. They also took away his car's key before fleeing, he alleged. A case has been registered.

Two drug peddlers nabbed: The Bullowal police have arrested two persons and seized narcotic powder from their possession. Birbal Singh of Bakarpur was arrested near Bairokangri choe with 30 gm of narcotic powder. Another accused Jarnail Singh of Pandori Mayal village was nabbed when he tried to flee on seeing a police naka. The police seized 100 gm of narcotic powder from him. 

Booked for jumping parole: The Sadar police have booked a prisoner for jumping parole. As per complaint of the Superintendent of the District Jail, Hoshiarpur, Ramandeep Singh (alias Rimpi) of Ganganagar (Rajasthan) residing at Mount Avenue, Hoshiarpur, was imprisoned in the district jail. He was granted four-week parole, but he did not report back at the jail after the parole period was over. A case has been registered against him under Sections 8 and 9 of Punjab Good Conduct of Prisoners in Jail Act.


Labourer murdered: A 63-year old migrant labourer, Darshan, was allegedly murdered at Masitan village in Dharamkot subdivision of the district on Tuesday. The police have registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC against Raju, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, on the complaint of Major Singh who had engaged both labourers at his farm. Following a tiff, the accused had fatally attacked Darshan with a stick.

Minor raped by stepfather: A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her stepfather. Sources said the accused had been sexually abusing her for the past one year, taking advantage of the illness of her  mother. Sub Inspector Paramjit Kaur said the accused had been arrested.


Three held in firing case: The Sadar police on Tuesday arrested three persons, including a Nihang, under Sections 336, 506 and 34 of the IPC and the Arms Act for firing in the air after a clash in Gandhawan village on Monday afternoon. The clash took place with Ram Paul Singh. Those arrested are Avtar Singh of Gandhwanand, Fauja Singh and Nihang Baba Singh (both from Bathinda).


Student dies in mishap: An 18-year-old Class XI student was killed in an accident near the Government Senior Secondary School here. Mohit Garg, a resident of Mehal Mubarak, was reportedly hit by a PRTC bus of the Bathinda depot. Station House Officer Sukhdev Singh said Mohit was on a scooter. The police said the driver of the bus fled with the bus from the spot.




Ambassador of Spain meets Patil: Gustavo de Aristegui. Ambassador of Spain called upon Punjab Governor and UT Administrato Shivraj V Patil, at the Punjab Raj Bhawan.Discussing various issues at length, Patil asked the Ambassador whether they were using solar energy or not he replied that they had very advanced technology in solar energy. The ambassador showed keen interest in extending cooperation in the field of solar energy and food processing.

Honoured: Panchkula-based, SP Malhotra, a former Engineer-in-Chief, Irrigation, Haryana, was been honoured for his contribution to the profession of civil engineering at thirtieth national convention of civil engineers of the Maharashtra State Centre.




BJP releases second list of four candidates: The Central Election Committee of the BJP on Tuesday cleared the names of four candidates, two each for the Kashmir and Ladakh regions, for the Assembly elections. As per the list, the party has fielded Abdul Rehman Tekri from the Bandipora seat, Sheikh Rashid from Ganderbal, Abdul Aziz from Kargil and Sianzin Lakpa from Zanskar.

BJP workers lock party office over ‘sale’ of tickets: Anger among BJP workers over what they alleged selling of party tickets spilled on to the streets as the party cadre continued their protests against the leadership for ignoring genuine workers. Workers expressed their anger by locking the party office at Kathua and threw the keys in the nearby river. 

BSP to focus on seven SC seats in state: With focus on seven Assembly segments reserved for the Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates, the BSP on Tuesday released its first list of 55 candidates for the elections in the state. All reserved Assembly seats fall in the Jammu region. Narender Kashyap, BSP state in charge, said the focus of the party would remain on youth and weaker sections who had faced neglect during the last six decades.


Mir to contest from Gulmarg: The Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) on Tuesday announced the names of three candidates for the elections. A party statement said DPN patron and Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir will contest from the Gulmarg constituency. Meanwhile, the mandate of the Pattan constituency was given to Basharat Hussain and Nazir Ahmed Lone will be the party’s Ganderbal candidate. 


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