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Motorcyclist killed
: Ashok Kumar (35) of 2PGM village was killed when he dashed his motor cycle against a roadside tree on the Rawla road. Meanwhile, senior engineer in MES Mohinder Singh (34) was electrocuted while correcting an electrical fault on a pole and Ashish (six) got drowned in a water reservoir in a government school in the Kesarisinghpur area.

Two commit suicide: Mohinder Verma (30) of Shergarh village in this subdivision and Saroj (20), daughter of Verma’s landlord, allegedly committed suicide in the Purani Abadi locality of Sriganganagar,40-km from here on Thursday. Verma was in love with Saroj. Verma left his family at his native village.When he failed to report for work,a few of his friends visited his room and found Saroj and Mohinder hanging from ceiling fans.

Shop looted: A masked miscreant allegedly looted cash from Kakdia Cloth House at Sadulshehar, 31 km from here on the Abohar-Hanumangarh road, on Thursday. The miscreant escaped along with an accomplice who was waiting with a motor cycle on the other side of the road. The police has launched a manhunt to nab the culprit.

Arrested: The local police arrested Veena and seized three-and-a-half kg opium from her possession in the Sherpur Police Station area of the district on Friday. The SSP said she used to smuggle opium from Rajasthan and pass it on to Tarsem Singh of Kauli village. Veena, a resident of Patiala, was being used as opium carrier.An FIR has been registered against the accused under Sections 18/61/85 of the NDPS Act.

Houses burgled
: The residences of Surjit Kumar of Tungal Gate Mohalla, Surinder Kumar of Municipal Committee Colony and Ram Krishan were burgled on Thursday night. The residence of Surjit Kumar, a tea vendor, was burgled and ornaments worth Rs 30,000 and Rs 7,000 in cash were taken away. Similarly, Rs 2,000, a chain, two rings and other valuables worth Rs 35,000 were stolen from  the residence of Surinder Kumar of Municipal Committee Colony. The residence  of Ram Krishan was 
burgled and Rs 5,000  was stolen.

Protest rally
: Workers from the district participated in a rally held by CITU against the alleged injustice to workers by brick kiln owners and to raise demands like wage-revision and bonus.

Patwari held  for graft: The Vigilance Bureau arrested a patwari of Dera Saidan in Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district, Jaswinder Singh, for accepting Rs 3,000 as bribe from Balwinder Singh of Karamjitpur for handing over the cheque for relief for his wheat crop damaged in rains.

Two injured: Two railway passengers sustained injuries when they fell from Amritsar-bound Pashchim Express train near Sahnewal railway station on Thursday. One of the injured was admitted in Sahnewal civil hospital and the other was sent to Ludhiana.



Labourer killed:
A labourer, Premlal (46) of Palag village in the Geharwin area, was killed when a huge mound collapsed on him at a construction site at Lakhanpur here on Thursday.

Couple held: Shravan Kumar and his wife Veena Devi were arrested allegedly for abusing and preventing a Dalit woman, Anjana Devi, from drawing water from a hand-pump at Silvin village in Jejwin panchayat of the Kotdhar area on Thursday. 

Folk singer dead
: A popular Pahari folk singer Sher Singh died on Thursday at his native Diur village in Chamba district. Sher Singh had sung a number of songs, including bhajans, in the local Chambiyali dialect and other languages. Expressing deep grief over the death, district language officer Prem Sharma said Sher Singh always endeavoured to promote Pahari language and culture through his songs.

Migrant hangs himself to death
: A 27-year old Nepali migrant, Dhiren, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the roof of his room at Farsethganj village, near McLeodganj, on Thursady night. According to the post-mortem examination report, he was heavily drunk when he hanged himself.


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