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Suicide, wife booked
: The district police has registered a case against Deepti Mahajan, Baldev Raj and Vikrant Mahajan following the death of Anuj Mahajan, a resident of Batala, on Sunday. According to the police Anuj Mahajan (29) was found dead on Sunday at his home. In his complaint, Anuj’s father alleged that in his suicide note the deceased had mentioned the names of his wife Deepti, her father Baldev Raj and brother Vikrant. He had alleged that his wife and her family members had abused and insulted him. — OC

Revise wages, demands CITU
: CITU demanded early revision of the minimum wages for Punjab labourers. Addressing media persons, Punjab CITU general secretary CITU Raghunath Singh and president Vijay Misra stated that the revision in the minimum wages was mandatory in every five years as per section 3 (B) of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948. The wage revision in Punjab had not been made for over six years, they added. — TNS


Judicial services camp held
: A subdivisional-level judicial services awakening camp was organised at Chandpur, near here, which was presided over by chief judicial magistrate Baldev Singh Thakur. Addressing the function attended by representatives of panchayats, mahila mandals, yuvak mandals, Baldev Singh exhorted them to educate all sections of society about the judicial facilities provided free of cost to those with an yearly income up to Rs 50,000. Baldev Singh also urged all people to ensure that they were not cheated by any shopkeeper or service provider. They could claim compensation for deficiency in the product purchased or the service provided by filing a simple application to the district consumer forum. Deputy district attorney N.C. Ghai, Zila Parishad vice-chairman Hoshiyar Singh Thakur, among others, also spoke.— OC

Seminar organised
: The Sarv Himalaya Education and Research Society organised a poster making competition for school children and a seminar on the theme of solid waste management here today. The seminar covered all aspects of solid waste management and also its relationship with plants, animals and microorganisms. The children were taught methods of environment-friendly disposal of waste. A demonstration was also organised to train the local people in vermin composting as part of waste recycling technique. — TNS


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