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Youth booked for rape: The police have booked a Ludhiana youth,
Soni, for allegedly raping a minor girl. The victim's mother alleged that her daughter had come to her maternal uncle's house in a village near Garhshankar from where the accused took her to Ludhiana and raped her.
Dust storm brings
respite from heat: The dust storm plummeted the maximum temperature by a few notches today. It gave residents the
much-needed relief. The day began on a bright and sunny note, but the sky turned cloudy around 7
pm. Ankita Aggarwal, a resident, said it had become difficult for the residents to venture out. The dust storm disrupted the power supply.
Shweta, a resident of Aggar Nagar, said the dust storm that lasted half-an-hour and the electricity department imposed a power cut. The health department had asked people to avoid street food.
Honour for law varsity VC: Dr Paramjit Singh Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, was conferred with the title of Honorary Colonel of the NCC. A baton and a certificate were handed over to Dr Jaswal by Brig Subhash Dixit, Group Commander, NCC, and Col AS Chandhoke, Deputy Group Commander.
Cop killed in road mishap: A head constable, Pardeep Kumar, was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a vehicle near Phaguwala village
(Bhawanigarh). In another mishap, Chamkaur Singh (45) of Badrukhan village, near
Sangrur, was killed after he was hit by a vehicle.