HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014


36 dead cows, oxen being smuggled to Gaziabad recovered at Abohar

As many as 36 dead cows and oxen were recovered amid gunshots by volunteers of the Gau Raksha Samiti at Abohar, a sub-division of Fazilka district, on Tuesday midnight. They were being smuggled to Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh in a truck.

Congress holds dharnas in Bathinda, Faridkot, Moga

Congress party's senior leader, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Wednesday led the party's dharna at the district headquarters here to highlight issues of power shortage, increasing corruption and the demand for a CBI probe into the drug racket in Punjab.

Problem of waterlogging in Moga village, 3 policemen injured in stone-pelting

The tussle between two groups at Sadda Singh Wala village, 15 km from here, over the issue of drainage of rain water, turned violent and led to pelting of stones on the policemen on Tuesday night. Three policemen were reported to have been injured in the incident, despite the deployment of a heavy police force in the village.

Two brothers kill 17-year-old youth over Rs 300

The Kabbarwala police have booked two brothers, residents of Sarawan Bodla village for the murder of a 17-year-old youth from the same village over the issue of Rs 300 only.

Bhagwant Mann: Smallest expenditure, biggest victory

Money matters in polls, but not always. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann, who won the Sangrur seat in the recent Lok Sabha elections, is an example.

Police wake from slumber, act against parole jumpers

The district police seem to have woken up from slumber to deal with the convicts, who have jumped parole, and registered cases against as many as four of them in the past three days. Two of them were arrested on Tuesday.

2 kidnapped kids had a miraculous escape

Two school students, who were allegedly kidnapped from Malout in Muktsar, escaped miraculously from kidnappers when the latter reached Abohar and were later handed over to their parents by the railway police here.

Two held with 1.5 quintal poppy husk

Punjab police on Tuesday arrested two alleged drug peddlers, including a former village head, and recovered 1.5 quintal poppy husk from their vehicle near Chuharchak village in the district.

Abandoned articles case: Faridkot resident planted articles to take revenge

The police on Monday claimed to solve the six-day-old case of recovery of abandoned articles in the Cantonment area by arresting one Manpreet Singh, a Faridkot resident. The police claimed that Manpreet confessed to have conspired to get Satwant Singh implicated in a false case as the latter was allegedly having a relationship with his wife.

Dalits continue protest in Sangrur, seek release of arrested Samiti members

As the agitation by the Zameen Prapati Sangharsh Samiti continues in Sangrur, Dalit leaders of the district are now demanding the immediate release of 41 Samiti members, who have been arrested under Section 302 of the IPC for attacking the police.

Four Bathinda men held for kidnapping Rajasthan officer

Four men kidnapped Dr Sanjiv Kumar, deputy director, public provident fund, based in Pali (Rajasthan), at gunpoint in the Feroze Gandhi market here on Sunday night.

Project to realign Rajasthan and Sirhind canals okayed

The Rs 1,800-crore project to realign or remodel the Rajasthan and Sirhind canals from Faridkot to Lohgarh headworks has got the approval of the union and the state governments and the Central Water Commission. The government is soon going to float global tenders to start the work," said Kahan Singh Pannu, secretary, irrigation, Punjab, who was here on Sunday to inspect some projects.

ASI, two others booked for murder on HC direction in 2012 case

Over two-and-a-half years after the incident, on directions of the Punjab and Haryana high court, an assistant sub inspector (ASI) and two others have been booked for allegedly murdering a man and cremating his body without identifying it.

SDO, JE thrashed by villagers in Abohar, admitted to hospital

A sub-divisional officer (SDO) and a junior engineer of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) were thrashed and window panes of their vehicle broken by residents of a village in Abohar, a sub-division of Fazilka district.

Mansa DC, sessions judge visit district jail, listen to grievances of inmates

Deputy commissioner Praveen Thind, district and sessions judge JS Khushdil and senior superintendent of police (SSP) Bhupinder Singh Khattra visited the district jail here on Saturday. They met jail inmates and listened to their grievances.
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