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1 held in Pak for sacrilege:
A man has been arrested in Sindh province of Pakistan for allegedly perpetrating sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib. PSGPC member Gopal Singh said the accused had been identified as Deepak Kumar of Lukman (Khairpur). He said Deepak committed sacrilege of two "Birs" of Guru Granth Sahib kept at a temple near his residence.

Anandpur Sahib
Principal assaulted:
A school bus driver was booked for allegedly assaulting the principal of Bhai Nand Lal Public School here today. The accused identified as Dilbah Singh fled the spot after slapping Harjit Kaur on school premises. Deputy Superintendent of Police Sant Singh Dhaliwal said Dilbagh slapped Harjit when she reprimanded him for not picking up a student from his house in the morning.

Fatehgarh Sahib
1,470 youths trained:
As many as 1,470 unemployed youths have been trained by the State Bank of Patiala Rural Self Employment Training Institute, Fatehgarh Sahib. Of them, 903 had been given loan of Rs 1 crore to start their own ventures said Deputy Commissioner Arun Sekhri.

2 killed in mishap:Two persons, including a Constable, were killed when their Maruti car overturned near Virk village on the national highway here on Thursday. The deceased have been identified as Narinder Sohal and Constable Narinder Singh, residents of Phagwara. The car overturned when the driver tried to avoid hitting a calf.



Robber arrested:The Chandigarh police arrested a resident of Colony No. 3 for robbing Mithai Lal, a Dariya resident, of a cycle and Rs 500 near Plot no 153 in the Industrial Area, Phase I. The complainant had reported that an unidentified person robbed him. During investigation, the police identified the accused as Shahid and recovered the stolen cycle from his possession. A case has been registered at the Industrial Area police station.

Car wheels, bike stolen:Wheels of two cars and a motorcycle were reportedly stolen from the city. Amandeep Singh, a resident of Boys Hostel No 4, Panjab University, reported that his motorcycle was stolen from the parking of the hostel. Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Sector 18, reported that all the wheels of his car were stolen from outside his house. In yet another incident, Madan Lal Anand, a resident of Sector 27, reported that thieves took away two wheels of his car parked outside his house.



OPD records to go online:
Cabinet Minister Anil Vij on Thursday said the Health Department had envisaged a project to put records pertaining to the OPD across all government hospitals online. He said the medical history of a patient would be assessable from anywhere across the state, making it possible for the doctors to administer best treatment to the patients.

15 taken ill after dinner:
As many as 15 members of a family in Garhi Sarai Namdar Khan fell ill to food poisoning after having dinner at their house on Wednesday. All were on Thursday referred to the Medical College Hospital, Khanpur Kalan, by doctors of the Gohana Civil Hospital after preliminary treatment. Hari Ram and his family members reportedly ate carrot, potatoes and cauliflower in dinner and soon after complained of nausea.

One held on rape charge:The police on Thursday arrested Krishan Pal of Jajal Tonki village for allegedly raping a minor. Police said the 14-year-old victim lodged a complaint alleging that while she was returning from an “atta chakki” to her home on Wednesday, she was forcibly taken to a nearby hut by Krishan Pal and allegedly raped.

Drug peddler arrested:The SIT of the Sonepat police arrested a drug trafficker, Mukrim of Mandawar village in Shamli tehsil of UP, on Wednesday from the Kharkhoda area and seized 1.82 kg charas from his possession. DSP Pradeep Kumar said following a tip-off, the police laid a trap to nab Mukrim. The police said the market value of the drug was around Rs 50,000.



70-year-old held with drugs:
In a joint operation of the Kangra police and the CID wing of the HP Police, a 70-year-old drug peddler was nabbed at the Banner Khud on Thursday. Three gm smack and 112 gm charas was found from his possession. Mohinder Singh Manhas, Station House Officer, Kangra police station, said Surinder Kumar, hailing from Bengal and currently residing in the Kangra Mandir Railway station area, was nabbed on the banks of Banner Khud. Surinder was arrested under Sections 18 and 20, NDPS Act, and was being interrogated, Manhas added.

Legal awareness camp at Gohar:
A legal awareness camp was organised in Dhisati and Tuna gram panchayats of Gohar sub-division of the district on Thursday. Civil Judge Surya Prakash presided over the camp. Prakash said the main objective of the Legal Services Authority (LSA) was to help poor people get justice and was providing free consultation to them. Earlier, Dhisati gram panchayat president Murari Lal Rana and Tuna panchayat president Kunta Devi welcomed the chief guest.

CM seeks Defence Minister’s intervention:
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday requested Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to personally intervene in tracing the young engineer Sangam Sharma who hails from Himachal Pradesh. In a letter written to the Defence Minister, he said Sangam who was working as Leading Mechanical Engineer (LME) in the Indian Navy and belonged to Jangel Khor village in Jalari, Nadaun tehsil, Hamirpur district, had been missing from a ship in Visakhapatnam for the last two weeks.

Proceedings for Gumma ward bypoll invalidated:The state Election Commission on Thursday invalidated all the proceedings undertaken for the conduct of a by-election for a member from ward No. 3 Gumma-II gram panchayat, Gumma Development Block, Paddar, Mandi district. The commission has ordered that all proceedings will start de-novo as and when notified by it. As per the order issued by the state Election Commissioner TG Negi, the procedure prescribed by the commission was not complied with in letter and spirit.

Public hearing for SCs of 4 states at Chandigarh:The National Human Rights Commission is holding a camp sitting/public hearing on the problems and grievances of Scheduled Castes (SCs) of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Union Territory of Chandigarh on November 26 and 27 at the UT State Guest House, Chandigarh, a spokesman of the state government said here on Thursday. As many as 18 complaints have been listed by the commission for hearing at the public hearing, he added.



Repair of road sought:Residents from Chakrata and adjoining areas demanded from Public Works Department officials to take immediate steps to repair Pajitilani-Umrao damaged route. Residents protested at PWD zonal office here today. They lamented that plying of vehicles near Sahiya and adjoining areas has become extremely difficult due to poor condition of roads.

Teachers seek promotion:Uttaranchal University degree colleges teachers association members have demanded from the state government to address their grievances. They said that the state education department should take steps to promote teachers and to implement UGC leave roster.

Protest against power cuts:Narendra Modi Vichar Manch activists led by district president Pramod Kaproowan protested at Ajabpur substation here today. The agitators said that rural areas of Dehradun are facing power cut for nearly three to four hours in a day. Rajkumar Jaiswal, Kuldeep, Sanjay Gulleria, BD Semwal and many more were present.

Nehru's role hailed:Sunita Singh, chairman of NGO Women's Empowerment Awareness Institution, has said that former Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru was a great leader of the country. She said that Nehru played a crucial role for welfare of children in the country.

Sangathan founder remembered:The members of Uttarakhand Swatantra Senani Evam Uttaradhikari Sangathan remembered founder of sangathan PK Khattri in a function held here today. Ranjeet Singh Verma, patron of the sangathan, said that everybody should work for the development of the nation.


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