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Doctor jumps before Metro in Gurgaon, suffers fracture

Gurgaon, Feb. 21 -- A 27-year old doctor, working with a private insurance company in Delhi, jumped before a train at Guru Dronacharya Metro station on Monday morning.

She survived with fracture in her feet and minor injuries to her face and hands.

The incident took place at 7:15 am. Train services were disrupted for about 10 minutes during the rescue operation, said a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) spokesperson.

According to the po... Read More


HC ISSUES NOTICE TO HARYANA ON STRAY CATTLE

Chandigarh, Feb. 21 -- The Punjab and Haryana high court has put the Haryana government on notice on a PIL highlighting stray cattle menace in the Fatehabad and Sirsa districts. The court was told that as per reports, 43 persons lost lives and 90 were injured in a year, in accidents caused due to stray cattle in Fatehabad district. It was further informed that reports suggest there were around 1.79 lakh stray animals in the state and the number i... Read More


Unemployed labourers gherao BJP MP in Bhiwani

Rohtak, Feb. 21 -- Hundreds of unemployed labourers demanding rehabilitation at Khanal mining hills on Monday locked Bhiwani BJP MP Dharambir Singh at his residence in Bhiwani town. The labourers have been holding a sit-in at Tosham for about a month. They said HSIIDC had started its operation of mining but they have not re-employed locals for the job, thus rendering thousands of them unemployed.... Read More


Jilted lover kills married woman

Rohtak, Feb. 21 -- A jilted lover on Sunday allegedly killed a married woman after she left him to return back to her husband.

The woman is identified as Sunita, a resident of Meham town in Rohtak. She had earlier left her husband and eloped with the accused, Sandeep. However, recently she had returned after eight months.

Her husband stated in his police complaint that on Sunday he had gone to buy milk from the market. When he returned, he foun... Read More


Modi is making communal statements: Vrinda

Karnal, Feb. 21 -- Communist Party of India (Marxist) politburo member Brinda Karat has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to mislead people on communal lines during his campaign for Uttar Pradesh (UP) assembly elections.

She referred to Modi's statement made at a public rally in UP on Sunday wherein he asserted that if a 'qabristan' (cemetery) can be constructed in a village, a shamshaan (cremation ground) should also be built.

Kar... Read More


Haryana to start school to teach marketing strategies to farmers

Chandigarh, Feb. 21 -- The Haryana government has decided to open an agri-business school in the state to teach marketing strategies to the farmers.

Announcing this, agriculture minister OP Dhankar said on Monday that the training would enable the farmers to directly sell their produce to consumers in the changing information technology-driven scenario. He was speaking at a programme organised by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Devel... Read More


Inter-state gang busted in Rupnagar, 4 members arrested

Rupnagar, Feb. 21 -- Rupnagar police on Monday claimed to have busted an interstate gang involved in murders and other serious crimes with the arrest of four of its members.

Rupnagar senior superintendent of police(SSP) Varinder Paul Singh said a police party led by Kiratpur Sahib station house officer (SHO) Kulbhushan Sharma had laid a naka at Bharatgarh on Sunday evening, when they got a tip-off that some gangsters armed with deadly weapons we... Read More


Truck union goes on strike at Attari, prevents lifting of Pak imports

Amritsar, Feb. 21 -- The Attari Truck Union on Monday went on strike, not allowing truckers to lift imports from Pakistan at the Integrated Check Post (ICP) on the International Border near here.

The union staged a dharna on the road leading to the Attari railway station and disrupted movement of trucks towards the ICP. Although cops were present at the spot, they did not intervene, and were in fact seen directing the truckers to take a U-turn. ... Read More


In contempt loop, Punjab officers asked to cite efforts made to implement HC order

Chandigarh, Feb. 21 -- The Punjab and Haryana high court has asked two Punjab government officials to show what efforts they made to implement a court order involving the Atta-Dal scheme in the state.

The order was passed on Monday by a HC bench of justice Jaswant Singh in which convicted IAS officer Shivdular Singh Dhillon and Bathinda food controller Jaspreet Singh Kahlon were also present.

The HC had convicted them of contempt of court, obse... Read More


2 burnt alive in Rewari factory fire

Rohtak, Feb. 21 -- Two labourers working at a factory in industrial area of Rewari were charred to death when a fire broke out due to a cylinder blast on its premises on Monday.

The deceased were identified as Taleshwar of Badayun district in Uttar Pradesh and Mukesh, a resident of Rewari.

Sources said the duo was sitting in the basement of the factory after taking lunch along with two others when the cylinder exploded and fire engulfed the f... Read More