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Murder suspects rounded up
: The police on Thursday rounded up several suspects in the murder case of a woman. Shanti Devi was stabbed to death in her bedroom on Wednesday in the Tanda Road area. Officials said the dog squad had found vital clues the spot. Those rounded up include the person the family had expressed their suspicion on.

Four arrested: The police here on Wednesday arrested four members of a gang engaged in thefts. Three mobile phones and cash was also recovered from the accused. The police said the accused had snatched the mobile phones and cash from one Jaswinder Kumar, a resident of Talhan at Bhojewal village, on April 27.

4 held for robbery
: The district police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested three of the four persons on charges of robbing two NRIs of Rs 3.5 lakh at Sangojala village on May 13 near here.

College inaugurated
: Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated the MC DAV College for Women, Balachaur, about 20 km from here, on Wednesday. The college has been set up by the Arya Vidhyak Foundation Trust, Nawanshahr.

Cheques distributed: Ms Santosh Kataria, chairperson, Zila Parishad, distributed cheques amounting to Rs 108.84 lakh and Rs 76.78 lakh under the Punjab Nirman Scheme, among 62 and 50 villages falling under Balachaur and Saroya blocks in the district, for carrying out various development works here on Wednesday.

Liquor seized
: The Phagwara police on Wednesday seized 93 cases of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) meant for “Sale in Chandigarh only” from a truck near the Bhullarai Chowk here. The cache was recovered by a police team headed by SHO Lakhwinder Singh Mall during a routine checking of vehicles. The driver and cleaner of the truck are absconding. A case under the Excise Act had been registered against the duo.

Tarn Taran
Govt decision welcomed
: The local Municipal Council has welcomed the decision of the state government to make this town a revenue district. The council at its meeting under the presidentship of Mr Jatinder Kumar Sood, through a resolution welcomed the decision of the state government.


Labourer buried alive: A labourer working at a tubewell pit was killed and three others had a miraculous escape at Kathwar village of this district on Wednesday. Rattan Lal, Major, Nanha and Balkar were working at an old tubewell pit and were bringing out old bricks when a huge mound of soil fell on Ratan Lal. The other labourers raised an alarm and many villagers rushed to the spot and started making efforts to save Rattan Lal. A JCB machine working was also pressed into service.

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