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Man held for wife’s murder:
The police have nabbed Surinder Kumar for strangling his wife Sharda to death at Dhingawali village in Abohar sub-division. Sharda’s mother Pushpa Rani of Lalgarh Jattan village lodged a complaint on Monday. The accused told the police he had killed her as she had “illlicit relations” with another man.

Lawyer ends life: The body of Shiv Pratap Jangid (60) was found hanging at his house in Hanumangarh on Tuesday night. The deceased was a lawyer. The investigating officer, Sub-Inspector Anil Kumar, said a suicide note had been found, in which the deceased said he wanted his body be donated to Medical College and Hospital, Bikanerand no ritube performed.

Expedition flagged off:
As part of the silver jubilee celebrations of Backbone Communicators of the South Western Command, a bicycle expedition was flagged off from the Military Station by Lt Gen PM Hariz, GOC, Chetak Corps. Three officers and seven soldiers are participating. The cyclists will cover a distance of 595 km through Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana.

HC lawyer felicitated:
Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyer Harpreet Sandhu was on Wednesday presented a certificate of honour for his comparative research titled "Law Functioning in Germany & India — A Comparative Perspective". The award was present to him by Chief Justice of India HL Dattu during Law Day celebrations in New Delhi. Law Minister Sadanand Gowda was the chief guest.

Man pushes wife into canal:
A man allegedly pushed his wife and mother-in-law into the Rajasthan Feeder canal on Wednesday evening. Following a tiff with his wife Pinder, Harpreet of Sukhanwala village pushed her and her mother Jaswinder into the canal. The passersby saved Jaswinder Kaur.

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Vet hospital inaugurated:
Justice Nirmal Singh (retd), MLA, inaugurated a veterinary hospital constructed at a cost of Rs 54 lakh at Bassi Pathana on Wednesday. He said the hospital had all modern facilities and specialist doctors to treat animals.

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4 booked for abduction:
Four residents of Gandiwind have been booked for allegedly abducting a girl student of Class VIII. The accused are Karamjit Singh, his mother Nimmo and relatives Nonna and Manjit Kaur. The victim's father alleged Karamjit Singh, who wanted to marry his daughter, abducted her in connivance with the other accused.

34 farmers booked: The Chabal police on Wednesday booked 34 farmers, including three women, all from Pandori Ran Singh village, 15 km from here. They have been opposing the Punjab State Power Corporation (Powercom) move to install electric meters on the premises of consumers. The farmers were on a dharna in the village. Sukhwinder Singh, DSP, said a case had been registered against the protesters for obstructing officials from doing their duty.


Miscreants target ATM in Fatehabad:
A security guard was seriously injured after he tried to prevent miscreants from looting an ATM of Punjab National Bank at Bhuna town of Fatehabad on Tuesday evening. The miscreants fled the spot without causing any damage to the ATM, leaving security guard Parveen Kumar injured. Parveen Kumar was rushed to Community Health Centre, Bhuna, from where he was referred to Maharaja Agarsen Medical College, Agroha.

Two killed in road mishap:
Two youths- Surender of Gijadaud village and Rajender of Sarola village in this district- were killed when their motorcycle was hit by a tractor-trailer on a diversion road here on Wednesday. The truck driver fled the spot. The accident took place this afternoon when the victims were coming to Jhajjar city for some work. Though the passerby rushed Surender and Rajender to the civil hospital, they were declared brought dead. The police have booked the tractor driver for rash and negligent driving.

2 die in road accident: Canter driver Gurjant (27) of Bhopar village in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and Paramjit of Mirpur in Hisar district died on the spot after their potato-laden canter rammed into the rear of a parked truck near Bari on the GT road early Wednesday morning. The victims were going to Azadpur Subji Mandi, Delhi, from Punjab. The police reached the spot and brought the deceased to the local civil hospital. The victims' family members also reached the hospital to receive the bodies after a postmortem examination. The police have booked the truck driver, who managed to flee the spot.


PO arrested:
The PO Hunt Cell of the district police has arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) from Nawanshahr in Punjab. The police said Sandeep Singh, a resident of Firni Mayara under Ballachor tehsil in Nawnshahr district, was wanted in a case registered under Sections 279 and 337, IPC, at Sundernagar on September 9, 2010.

Man killed in road mishap: A person was killed in a road mishap near here today. The police said Hukkam Chand of Dusra Khabu under Balh tehsil in the district was killed when the car he was driving rolled down a gorge at Five Miles near here. Hukkam was killed on the stop, the police added.

Man killed as tractor-trolley overturns in Nurpur:
Kahan Singh (28) of Anuhi was killed when the tractor trolley he was driving overturned at Bagga on the Batees Meel-Ranital highway here on Tuesday evening. Another person travelling on the tractor was seriously injured and rushed to the Community Health Centre at Jawali. The police said a case had been registered.

Transporting logs illegally:
Pankaj Kumar of Savanta village of Kangra district was booked by the Una police for illegally transporting forest produce in a truck here on Wednesday. SP Anupam Sharma said the vehicle contained 20 logs of timber and 6 quintals of firewood, which were being transported to Hoshiarpur district of Punjab without any permit from the Forest Department, he said. A case had been registered, he added.


Door-to-door campaign:
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the Jammu (West) constituency Sat Sharma continues with door-to-door campaign and appealed to the masses to vote for the BJP in the upcoming Assembly polls. A large number of residents from several areas of city met Sharma. He interacted with residents at Krishna Nagar, Canal Road, Upper Janipur and other adjoining areas of the constituency.

Sub-office opened: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate from the Jammu (West) Assembly constituency Daman Bhasin opened a sub-office of the party at Lakkar Mandi on Wednesday. The office was inaugurated at Ward 36. Bhasin along with PDP district president RK Bali also constituted a ward committee on the demand of residents. Tarsem Kumar has been nominated as ward president, Majeed Khan senior vice-president, Satish Nayyar vice-president and Mukesh Sharma coordinator.

Meetings at villages: RS Pathania, BJP candidate from the Ramnagar Assembly segment, while touring far-off locations of the constituency addressed meetings at Lehar, Jofar, Marta, Kulthian, Berrian, Siameri, Garh Samna Banj, Chore Panjian and Keya Kaitha villages. He lashed out at sitting MLA Harsh Dev Singh for his failure to address the issues of the constituency.


Develop habit of book reading: CM:
Chief Minister Harish Rawat said students should develop a habit of book reading. Speaking at a function held at Uttaranchal University here on Wednesday, Harish Rawat said students should participate in voluntary blood donation camps. They should work hard to achieve their goals. The Chief Minister unveiled the latest issue of Law review, a publication of Law Department of the university.

CM stresses on need for trained manpower: Chief Minister Harish Rawat stressed on the need for better and trained manpower in public and private sector. He said business colleges play a pivotal role in providing manpower to industries. He was speaking at a function held at Doon Business School in Dehradun on Wednesday.

UKPCS-2014 prelims on November 30: SN Pandey, Secretary, Uttarakhand Public Service Commission, said the preliminary examination of UKPCS-2014 is slated to take place on November 30. He said applicants could download their online application form the commission website.

Annual fete at Lucent International School: A fete was held at Lucent International School here on Wednesday. School chairman Bhupesh Kumar inaugurated the fete. Around 25 eatable stalls from 15 states were installed. Students participated in fete, played games and enjoyed music.

Shiksha Mitra yet to hear from state govt: Agitating Shiksha Mitra decided to continue with their agitation till they get jobs in government schools in the state. The agitators gathered at the Raipur bus stand in Dehradun on Wednesday. They said the state government was yet to take steps to accede to their demands.

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