Sirsa triple murder: Accused arrested
Chandigarh:The Haryana Police on Thursday arrested Malkit Singh,the Sirsa-based property dealer,who had allegedly murdered his wife and two children on Wednesday. Malkit,who was allegedly involved with another woman,allegedly first strangled his wife and children,put them in trunks and then set these on fire. He will be produced in the court on Friday.
BSF seizes 10 packets of heroin
Jalandhar:The BSF has seized 10 packets of contraband,suspected to be heroin,on the Punjab border on Thursday at Amritsar sectors BOP Daoke. A press release issued by BSF headquarters in Jalandhar stated that in the wee hours of Thursday,BSF personnel observed suspicious movement across the border security fence and confronted the miscreants. Though the smugglers managed to flee,the left behind a PVC pipe,from which 10 packets contraband was recovered.
Khaira condemns child kidnapping
Jalandhar:After the kidnapping of two-year-old Jaspreet Singh of Ramgarh village in Kapurthala district,former Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khiara,who also belongs to same village,said the incident indicated the collapse of the law and order situation in Punjab. With criminals and drug mafia ruling the roost in the state,there appears to be jungle raaj. The police are unable to control the deteriorating situation of the state,due to political interference at all levels,he said.
SBI told to pay up for negligence
Chandigarh:The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission,Punjab,directed the State Bank of India to compensate a Hoshiarpur resident with Rs 24,056 for negligence. A Punjab government spokesperson said the complainant,Sashi Bhusan Gupta had a savings account with the Hoshiarpur branch of the bank. Gupta blocked his account after he realised that Rs 32,940 has been withdrawn illegally. Despite blocking the account,more money was withdrawn from ATMs on different occasions,following which he filed a complaint with the forum.
DHBVN detects power theft worth Rs 23.70 cr
Chandigarh:The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHBVN) has detected 9,000 cases of power theft worth nearly Rs 23.70 crore during the first six months of this financial year,an official spokesperson said. This comes days after its counterpart,the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (UHBVN),claimed to have detected power theft worth Rs 20 crore in the same period.
Cops sign criminal tracking system pact
Chandigarh:The Haryana Police signed an agreement with Pricewaterhouse Coopers Private Limited,a global IT consulting firm,on Thursday to set up a state project management unit to implement the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System. The total project value has been estimated to be Rs 3.2 crore.
Five roads to be widened
Chandigarh:Five major roads in Haryana will be widened to four-lanes with an investment of Rs 635 crore. These are Meerut-Sonepat Road,Panipat-Sanoli Road,Palwal-Aligarh Road,Karnal-Meerut Road and Kond-Munak-Salwan-Assandh Road.
Haryana cabinet to meet on Sept 28
Chandigarh:With vacant posts in the cabinet following the resignations of MoS for Home Gopal Kanda and transport minister O P Jain,the Haryana Cabinet will meet on September 28.
4 arrested for betting on T-20 World Cup
Chandigarh:The Haryana Police arrested four people from Karnal district for allegedly betting on the ongoing T-20 World Cup tournament,on Wednesday. Randeep,Praveen,Pradeep and Deepak were allegedly betting on the match played between India and Afghanistan on Wednesday. The police recovered five mobile phones,a colour television and Rs 11,415 from their possession.
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