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: Mr Prithvi Raj Jalandhara, Mr Bal Ram Bhatiwal, Mr Balbir Malethia and Mr Ram Chand Limba have been elected patron, president, secretary and cashier, respectively, of the local Prajapat Employees Welfare Association.

Arrested: Gaganjit Singh Tinna, former district Youth Congress president, was arrested immediately after he was discharged from the Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, on Friday. He had been booked for allegedly killing Baljit Singh Danewalia, a sarpanch, at office of the Truck Operators Union. A trial court remanded him in judicial custody.

Remanded: Remesh Kumar and Surinder Kumar, residents of Bhagu village, near here, have been arrested under Sections 363, 366, 366-A, 376 and 34, IPC, for kidnapping and raping a minor girl of the same village. The court has remanded them in judicial custody. 

Swaraj Paul to visit city
: UK-based steel magnate, Lord Swaraj Paul, would be in Jalandhar on February 24 to attend the annual convocation of the Dr B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Mr K.K. Dhir, the NIT Registrar NIT, said on Friday. Lord Paul would fly back to the UK the same evening, Mr Dhir added.

Protest: The All India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation (AIFUCTO) would hold a demonstration in front of the office of University Grants Commission in New Delhi on March 7 to redress their professional grievances, Dr V.K. Tewari, national secretary of the union, said on Friday.

Test put off
: The written test to be conducted for the posts of clerk in the office of the District and Session Judge, Mansa, on February 19 has been postponed in view of the very large number of applications received. Fresh dates for the test would be notified later. 

: A man hailing from Ludhiana committed suicide at his in-laws’ home at Prem Nagar locality here on Wednesday. The deceased, Ajit Singh, hanged himself from a ceiling fan to end his life.

Ex gratia grant
: Local MLA, Mr Joginder Singh Mann, on Thursday presented cheques of Rs 50,000 each as ex gratia grant to one Narinder Kaur and one Karamjit Kaur, widows of Sewa Singh and Sukhwinder Singh, both brothers, in Ranipur village here. The two brothers had died after inhaling some poisonous gas when they had gone into a well to repair the motor of a tubewell. Phagwara Market Committee Chairman Jaspreet Singh Satti also announced that the committee would give an ex gratia grant of Rs 75,000 each to the widows.


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