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Two run over by truck:
A woman and her daughter were run over by a truck near Hariana town. Her son was seriously injured. The speeding truck hit their motorcycle head-on. The deceased have been identified as Inderjit Kaur of Sataur village and Amritpal Kaur (15). Taljit Singh (8) was referred to Civil Hospital, Hoshiarpur. The truck driver fled from the spot. The police are investigating the case.

Official held for graft:
The Vigilance Bureau on Wednesday nabbed an official of Punjab Agro Foodgrains Corporation for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000. An official spokesperson said complainant Sukhchain Singh, a labour contractor, had accused Ashok Kumar, Executive (General), PAFC, of demanding bribe of Rs 20,000 to verify bills pertaining to lifting of paddy. "The deal was finalised for Rs 10,000 and the accused was nabbed red-handed," he added.

PRTC pensioners protest:
Pensioners of Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) on Wednesday held a protest at the Patiala bus stand against the non-payment of their pension for three months. The pensioners raised slogans against the PRTC management and the Punjab government. They alleged the officials concerned were indifferent towards their plight as they had to protest every month to get their dues released.

Sports meet concludes: A two-day sports event at DAV Global School concluded here on Wednesday. About 400 girls from four zones — Amritsar, Bathinda, and Jalandhar and Patiala-Ferozepur — participated in the event which comprised indoor and outdoor games and athletic events. A cultural programme was organised on the occasion.

Arrested for rape:
The police have arrested Amarjit Singh of Gujratan village under Sections 376 and 120B of the IPC on the charges of raping a mentally challenged woman allegedly with the connivance of her father-in-law, who has also been booked. The accused was produced before a local court who sent him to judicial custody for 14 days.

Youth dies in accident:
A 19-year-old youth was killed when a car hit his motorcycle near Chaklan village on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Jaskaran Singh of Kainor village. Former sarpanch of Kainor, Narinder Singh, said Jaskaran was employed at a petrol station on Ropar-Chandigarh road. The car driver fled the spot and has been booked.



One held on rape charge:
Sonu of Kachroli village was arrested yesterday on charge of raping a minor of the same village. An FIR was registered on the complaint of victim’s mother. She said Sonu had raped her 14-year-old daughter on Saturday and had also threatened to kill her if she revealed the matter to anyone. He was booked under Section 376 and 506 of the IPC and Section 6 of the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act, 2012, and later arrested.



52 vehicles challaned:
The police on Wednesday challaned 52 vehicles for violating the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act in the district, a police report said. The report said 49 vehicles were disposed of on the spot and a fine of Rs16,500 was realized from them.

Girls donate blood at RKMV College, Shimla, on WednesdayShimla
Blood donation camp:
A blood donation camp was organised by State Red Cross branch of the Indian Red Cross Society in collaboration with the Rajkiya Kanya Maha Vidyalaya on Wednesday to commemorate the birthday anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The camp was conducted by Dr Kanchan Singh and her team from IGMC, Shimla. Principal RKMV Meera Walia said youth can play an important role by participating in such events.

Girls donate blood at RKMV College, Shimla, on Wednesday. Photo: Amit Kanwar

HPU results: Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) on Wednesday declared the second and fourth semester results of MA economics and MBE held in June. Controller of Examinations Shayam Kaushal said 80 per cent and 98 per cent students passed in the second and fourth semester of MA economics while the results for second and fourth semester of MBE was 100 and 95 per cent respectively.

2 held with charas:
The police arrested two persons in two separate incidents and seized 410 and 70 gms of charas respectively from their possession on Wednesday. They have been identified as Tara Chand, resident of Bhua, Bhunter tehsil in Kullu district, at Shilli Larji and Sandeep Kumar of Sadhot under Sarkaghat tehsil. The police said cases under the NDPS Act were registered against the accused.



Khanduri meets defence minister:
Manohar ParrikarPauri MP and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister BC Khanduri met Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi today. He requested him to take swift action to resolve one rank one pension (OROP) issue. Khanduri said that the Union Government should take effective steps for rehabilitation of ex-servicemen of Indian defence forces.

Shiksha mitras protest: The agitated unemployed shiksha mitra protested here today in support of their demands. The agitators lamented that a memorandum was given many times to top bureaucrats and public representatives, but the state government is yet to take steps to fulfil their demands. Parwinder Kumar, general secretary of Shiksha Mitra Association, has said that members will continue with their protest till their demands are fulfilled by the state government.

Disability pension sought: The agitated specially abled persons expressed resentment over the callous approach of the state government for not fulfilling their demands. The agitators under the banner of Nanda Devi Nirdhan Viklang Kalyan Association protested here today. The agitators demanded sanction of disability pension to them. They said that specially abled persons should be appointed to fill vacant posts.

Principals submit memo: A memorandum was given to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat here today. The principals of Gandhi Inter-College and Guru Ram Rai Inter-College submitted a memorandum to Rawat, demanding to review fee structure in inter-colleges. They said that the state government should take steps to renovate infrastructure in inter-colleges of the state.

Anganwadi workers’ demand: The anganwadi workers demanded from the state government that they be declared as government employees. The anganwadi workers under the banner of Anganwadi Workers Mini Employees Association protested here today. The agitators said that the state government should renovate anganwadi centres across the state and raise their salaries.


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