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This Don Quixote, or Don Simpleton, or whatever his name is, cannot, I imagine, be such a blockhead as your excellence would have him, holding out encouragement to him to go on with his vagaries and follies." Then turning to address Don Quixote he said, "And you, num-skull, who put it into your head that you are a knight-errant, and vanquish giants and capture miscreants? Go your ways in a good hour, and in a good hour be it said to you.
A hundred times in the course of that night did Middleton fancy that the communication of the miscreant was entitled to some attention, and as often did he reject the idea as too wild and visionary for another thought.
The police in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, and made available to Saturday Tribune, on Friday, said that contrary to the rumour making the rounds, there was a mild conflict between some social miscreants who penetrated the market in the early hours of the day.
Miscreants holed up therein also opened firing on police.
Summary: Aurangabad (Maharashtra) [India], July 1 (ANI): Unidentified miscreants erased the name of the city "Aurangabad" from a board at the railway station and re-wrote it as "Sambhajinagar" on Sunday.
Lahore -- Gang comprising of nine miscreants involved in theft of material of 500 kV transmission lines in Southern Region has been arrested by Jamshoro, Khanot and Sehwan police.
One of the 62 miscreants and hoodlums arrested, weekend, by operatives of Lagos State Task Force at Oshodi, Lagos, 35-year-old Gani Yusuf, said he paid N100 everyday to their ring leader before he could be given a little space to sleep under the Oshodi bridge.
Islamabad -- The federal government on Friday ordered to stop 'crackdown' against 'miscreants' involved in damaging public and private properties and vehicles during the protests.
The alleged miscreants were produced in the court of law including Anti-Terrorism Court for remand.
LAHORE/ISLAMABAD -- The Interior Ministry on Tuesday briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan on the demonstrations last week by the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and the progress on crackdown against miscreants.
CHITRAL -- Some unidentified miscreants dynamited a boys primary school in a border village Arandu here and no loss to life reported as the school was closed due to Sunday, Station House Officer (SHO) informed.
CHITRAL -- Some unidentified miscreants dynamited a boys primary school in a border village, Arandu, here but no loss of life reported as the school was closed due to Sunday, Station House Officer (SHO) informed.