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Youth held:
The CIA Staff arrested one youth with intoxicant drug after laying a naka near Fountain Chowk here today. Five hundred gms of intoxicant drugs was seized from the youth, identified as Harpreet Singh, resident of Tibba Bazar, Batala. The police registered a case against him under relevant sections of the NDPS Act. 

Woman dies mysteriously: Mystery surrounds the death of one pregnant woman Sarabjit Kaur (25), resident of Dialgarh village. While her father Baghail Singh alleged she was being tortured by her in-laws for dowry, father-in-law Gulzar Masih Sarabjit said she died from some chronic fever. He also said they never demanded more dowry. Sarabjit had a daughter. The Sadar police station has registered a case under section 174 of the CrPC. Joga Singh, in charge Sadar police station, said the police would initiate action after the getting the post-mortem report. 

Train to Nanded:
The railway is believed to have intensified its effort to start the proposed Sriganganagar-Nanded weekly superfast train. Sources said that though there has been no formal notification in this regard and a final date on which the train would begin its journey is yet to be made official, railway has started the process to initiate the run of the train. Accordingly, the train number 2435 would start its journey from Nanded at 10.30 pm and reach Sriganganagar the third day at 9.15 am. It would reach Bathinda at 6.23 am. On its return journey, the train number 2436 would leave Sriganganagar at 4.10 pm and reach Bathinda at 6.30 pm. It would reach Nanded the third day at 3.30 am. The introduction of the train is expected soon and sources hinted that it should be on track in November.

DPS student brings laurels: Medha Singh of Delhi Public School, Bathinda, has secured bronze medal in the recently concluded Punjab state level swimming competition held at Roopnagar. Medha timed 48 seconds in the 50m backstroke in the Under-17 category. A medal was clinched by Bathinda district after a gap of six years. 

Blood donation: A camp was held at the DAV school premises, Fazilka, on death anniversary of founder of the school, freedom fighter Hari Krishan Dass. 

Fatehgarh Sahib
200 donate blood:
More than 200 units of blood were collected during a blood donation camp held at the Continental Group of Colleges recently. The camp was held under the aegis of Lions Club and Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh. The donors were honoured by Lions Club. 

Talk on job-oriented courses:
The Department of Employment Generation and Training organised a seminar about job-oriented courses in Government Senior Secondary Schools of Pandori Nijraan and Bhogpur. Job awareness programme will be organised at block level from October 20 to 27. Seminar will be organised in Government Senior Secondary School Alavalpur and DAV High School Kartarpur on October 23 and 27. 

Man held for vehicle theft:
The Kharar police booked a person for stealing vehicles and faking registration papers yesterday. The police conducted a raid on a tip-off at Sante Majra village where the accused was trying to sell a stolen Bolero vehicle by faking its registration documents. The accused, however, managed to escape. The vehicle, having fake registration number of Haryana, has been impounded. 

Dharna by INTUC on Oct 28:
The Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) has decided to stage a dharna outside the Deputy Commissioner's office on October 28. An emergency meeting of the members of the INTUC was held today under the presidentship of Swaran Singh at the Vijay Nagar Industrial Area. 

Awareness talk on job avenues:
To make students aware of various educational courses and job avenues in the present era of globalisation, the District Employment Generation and Training Department and Guidance Wing of the local Government Senior Secondary School, jointly organised an awareness talk here at Govt. Senior Secondary School, on Thursday. 

Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh has appointed Dr Ranjit Singh Ghuman as head, department of economics, Dr Tariq Kifiat Ullah as head of Nawab Sher Mohmad Khan Institute, Malerkotla, and Dr Jeet Singh Joshi as head of department of post graduate studies, regional centre, Bathinda, as per headship by rotation rules. 

22-yr-old alleges rape: A 22-year-old girl yesterday alleged that she was abducted by three persons and raped on Tuesday morning. In her complaint to the police, the girl, a resident of Nabha, said she was abducted in a car by three unidentified persons on the Passey Road around 9.45 am on Tuesday and was raped. Her parents took her to a hospital for medical examination. The police has registered a case under Sections 376/386 and 34 of the IPC. 

Youth hit by train, killed:
An unidentified youth died after being hit by a passenger train on the Ambala-Chandigarh railway track, near Dhakoli village, this morning. According to the railway police, they got the information around 4 am that a body of a youth was lying near the railway track. The patrolling team sent the body to the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, for postmortem. The police stated that they found a white handkerchief, with a religious mark printed on it, from his pocket. The deceased looked around 25-year-old and his body would be kept at Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, for the next 72 hours. An inquest proceeding under Section 174 of the CrPC has been initiated. 



Charas seized:
The police today recovered 610 gms of charas from one Kehar Singh, resident of Kutachli in Gohar. He was booked under the NDPS Act. The police was on patrol when they nabbed Singh at Pangana yesterday night. 


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