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Attitude condemned
: The Punjab Subordinate Service Federation at a meeting on Friday here condemned the state government for using repressive measures against unemployed trained graduates during the protest march at Patiala on Thursday. Mr Balwinder Singh Sandhu, president of the local unit of the federation, warned that the ruling party would have to pay the price for such offensives against the youth in the coming elections.

Three arrested: Mr Arpit Shukla, SSP, said here on Friday that the police at Jalalabad West had arrested Meeto Bai and her sons, Darshan Singh and Kulwant Singh, in connection with the humiliation of an aged woman, Kartar Kaur. With this, 10 of the 14 culprits responsible for thrashing and parading the woman naked at Chak Sarhia village had so far been arrested.

Body found: The body of Geeta (8), daughter of Bhagwan Chand, who had slipped into the Tillianwali-Shehteerwala sub canal on Thursday was found after a seven-hour search, sources said.

Sub-Inspector booked
: The district police has booked Sub-Inspector Inderjit Singh, currently posted at Phagwara, reportedly in a year-old case in which a truck caught by the CIA staff, Majitha, had gone missing from the local B-division police station here.

B’desh national arrested: The 12 Battalion of the Border Security Force nabbed Bohram, a resident of Muradpura, Bangladesh, while he was trying to sneak into Pakistan taking the advantage of darkness from the Lopoke border here on Thursday. He was later handed over to the police which registered a case under Sections 3, 34, 20 of the Indian Passport Act and 14 of the Foreigners Act against him on the statement of Chandarveer Singh, company commander, of the battalion.

Body found
: The body of an unidentified 40-year-old person was found near the Railway Station octroi post, Tanda, on Friday. According to police sources, it was assumed that the person died due to sunstroke.

Girl commits suicide: Navjot Kaur (17), daughter of Sooram Singh of Bajwa village (Dasuya), committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. Ms Surinder Kaur, mother of Navjot, stated that her daughter had failed in the 10 plus II exam due to which she was upset.

Dowry case: A case of torturing a bride for more dowry was reported in the city police station here on Friday evening. According to the police sources, Jarnail Singh of Pachranga village (Jalandhar) stated that his daughter Pravjot Kaur was married to Kulwant Singh, son of Taran Singh of Anand Nagar, Hoshiarpur, on September 14, 2002. He alleged that soon after the marriage, her in-laws demanded more money and gold ornaments. They mercilessly beat his daughter and tried to kill her, but somehow she managed to escape. A case under Sections 498-A, 419, 420, 406 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against the in-laws.

Test for clerks on June 24
: Dr Maghar Singh, Circle Education Officer, Nabha, has informed that a combined type test for clerks appointed on compassionate ground will be organised at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, on June 24 at 9.30 am. Approximately 300 students from Sangrur, Ludhiana, Ropar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Patiala and Mohali will appear in the test.

Father, son booked
: Jagraj Singh and his son, Lakshman Singh of Kussa village, have been booked for allegedly duping Harpal Singh of the same village and three other youths for not providing them work after sending them to Malaysia. According to the complainant Harpal Singh, the youths gave Rs 1.20 lakh to them for sending them to Malaysia.

6 booked for fraud
: Six persons, including branch manager of United India Insurance Ramesh Lal, an insurance agent, Varinder Kumar, junior accounts officer Amrit Sagar and two clerks, Sanjeev Sharma and Amanrampal of the Hindu Cooperative Bank, and Rakesh Gupta have been booked for a fraud, on the basis of an inquiry report by the DSP (Vigilance), Gurdaspur.

Foundation stones laid
: Chaudhary Santokh Singh, former minister, was on a stone-laying and grants distribution spree in his Assembly segment Phillaur on Friday. He laid the foundation stones of various development works at nearby Shekhupur, Ratenda, Chakdana, Urapar, Nangal Jattan and Pandrawal villages and distributed cheques amounting to Rs 20 lakh for carrying out development works.



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