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HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014

Bathinda

Man gets 10-year jail for attempt to rape

A court here, on Wednesday, sentenced a youth to 10-year jail for attempting to rape a six-year-old girl in Moonak sub-division of the district. The court of additional sessions judge Varinder Aggarwal also imposed a fine of `35,000 on the accused.

No official check on sale of firecrackers in Mansa

The sellers of firecrackers in the city have ignored all the rules and warnings issued by the district administration. The administration had issued a circular on October 10 stating that the sale, purchase and bursting of crackers should be held in specified  areas only. The circular clearly highlighted the previous incidents of fire and accidents due to illegal storage of firecrackers. The administration has declared six locations across the district where the sale of firecrackers is permitted.

Faridkot police arrest three, recover eight illegal weapons worth Rs. 2.5 crore

Police claim to have arrested three people regarding illegal sale and purchase of weapons, besides recovering eight foreign-made pistols which the police estimate cost Rs. 2.5 crore.However, police have failed to trace the accused behind the robbery of 34 guns and 1,243 cartridges from a gun house on October 6 which is one of the largest incidents of theft of sophisticated weapons.

7-year-old missing from Jaitu traced

Seven-year-old Prince alias Kokky, who was missing from Jaitu town of Faridkot district for two-and-a-half months, was handed over to his parents in Bathinda by officials of the district child protection unit on Tuesday.

Tepid response to district-level women's games

It was a dismal show at the two-day district level women's games (under-25) organised in Bathinda as only a few teams turned up for participation.

PSPCL engineer held taking bribe

The Punjab vigilance bureau arrested a junior engineer (JE) in the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on Tuesday while allegedly accepting bribe in lieu of not acting against a kundi (illegal) connection complaint.

Man booked for sexually harassment

Police have booked a man for sexually harassing a woman at the inter-state bus terminus here. Based on the complaint by the woman, a resident of Danewala village in Mansa district, police have booked Kulwant Singh, a resident of Sada Singh Wala village in Mansa.

Forest field staff workers stage protest

Members of the field workers union of the forest department staged a protest in front of the office of the divisional forest officer in support of their demands on Monday.

Man booked for storing crackers at home

Police have booked a man for storing crackers at his house, defying orders of the district administration in this regard. A case has been registered against Praveen Kumar, a resident of Baba Deep Singh Nagar, after crackers were found at his house which he had stored with a purpose to sell on Diwali.

Man booked for cheating

Police have booked a Jalandhar resident for allegedly cheating a man in the name of sending him abroad. Based on a complaint by Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Paras Ram Nagar here, a case under Section 420 of the IPC has been registered against Yuvraj Singh, a resident of Kapurthala Chowk in Jalandhar.

Food adulteration: Health department's pace slackens ahead of Diwali

The festive season has increased the risk of adulterated food and the health department has also issued advisories to avoid consumption of sweets during Diwali. However, the activism by officials to keep a check on the sweet makers does not reflect on the statistics.

Child drowns in water tank near Rose Garden

A child drowned in the water tank behind the Rose Garden and adjacent to Joggers' park here after he slipped into the tank accidentally while playing.

Fast-depleting underground water table a big worry for state

Out of the 142 revenue blocks of Punjab, including three out of the five revenue blocks of Moga district--- block Moga-1, Nihal Singh Wala and Moga-2 in the heartland of the Malwa region, 110 blocks have already been declared 'dark zones' by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) due to fast depletion of the water table.

Mobile phones recovered from jail premises

The staff of Bathinda central jail has recovered two mobile phones along with their chargers from the jail premises. A complaint in this regard has been lodged at Civil Lines police station by assistant jail superintendent Rajdeep Singh in which he claimed the mobile phones were found in a box near the hospital inside the jail. Singh said he was walking around the hospital along with another jail staff when he noticed the boxes.

Five booked for attempt to murder

Police have booked five people for an alleged attempt-to-murder attack on a college student when he objected to their hooliganism in college. A case under Section 307 of the IPC has been registered against Manpreet Singh, Harpreet Singh, Jasdeep Singh, Amandeep Singh and Jeet Singh for allegedly attacking Karanvir Singh at an educational institution in Talwandi Sabo.
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