AMRITSAR: A landmine believed to have been laid during Operation Prakaram undertaken following the December 2001 attack on the Parliament exploded on Saturday near Shoora village near the Indo-Pak border. Local police attributed the blast to extreme heat and no injuries have been reported. A BSF official said,It was an old mine,which was probably laid during Operation Prakaram.
Haryana Police rescue 4-yr-old boy
CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Police,on Saturday,rescued a four-year-old boy kidnapped from Faridabad on July 19. Four persons have been arrested in connection to the kidnapping and murder of the boy’s mother. The boy was rescued from Unnav district in Uttar Pradesh. The kidnappers had asked for a ransom of Rs 50 lakh to release the boy. The boy’s father Sanjay Kumar Sinha had lodged a complaint in NIT police station on July 19.
Two more held for EDUSAT theft
CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Police,on Saturday,has arrested two more persons for their alleged involvement in the theft of EDUSAT systems from two schools in Nathusari Chopta. The EDUSAT systems were stolen on May 27. An accused,arrested earlier,had provided information on Bajrang Lal,a resident of Badi Gandhi and Mukesh,a resident of Chidiya Gandhi,Rajasthan. Both have been sent to two-days police remand.
Power,water for farmers: Hooda
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda assured the farmers of the state that adequate power and water supply will be provided to the agriculture sector. He was addressing the farmers who had come to meet him at his residence on Saturday.
Free treatment for kids
CHANDIGARH: Addressing education officers in a meeting on Saturday,the mission director National Rural Health Mission,Rakesh Gupta informed that free treatment for deficiency,disease and disability will be provided to children (upto 18 years of age) of anganwadis,government and government-aided schools of Haryana under Indira Bal Swashthya Yojna (IBSY).