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60 injured
: Sixty passengers were injured when two buses overturned in the neighbouring Sriganganagar area on Monday, sources confirmed on Tuesday. All 50 members of a marriage party were injured as the driver of the bus could not spot a speed-breaker near 10RD village late in the evening. Another bus fell into the BLD canal on its way to Shyamgarh village when the driver lost control of the vehicle. OC

Rs 1 lakh award
: The All-India Sikh Students Federation has announced an award of Rs 1 lakh for anybody who will bring the historic pillar on which Maharaja Ranjit Singh used to hoist his saffron flag.In a press statement, Manjit Singh Bhoma said the pillar used to be installed at the last post of the Maharaja on the bridge over the Sutlej in Ropar, which had details of his wars with the British. OC

: As many as 125 CPOs have been recruited by the local police to check the ever-increasing incidents of thefts at night. They will be deputed in 25 wards within city limits.The CPOs will be paid by collecting money from the public. Municipal councillor will be responsible for the collection of the money. Disclosing this here on Tuesday, SSP Parmjeet Singh Garewal said these CPOs would report to the city SHO. OC

: Hoshiar Singh Grewal, an NRI inaugurated the laparoscopy unit at Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Multispeciality Hospital, Sarabha, on Tuesday. The hospital has been providing services to the rural belt under the guidance of Dr Ashish Saxena (diabetes and heart specialist) and Dr Monika. Speaking on the occasion Avtar Singh Grewal, chairman of the hospital, disclosed that Hoshiar Singh Grewal had donated around Rs 7 crore for the hospital, girls hostel, nursing college building and land and the building of dental college. OC



Rain damages roads
: Widespread rain in the region have triggered landslips at various points, thereby blocking the roads in the interior parts of the district. As a sequel to this, the transportation services have been disrupted in rural areas. The rain has also reportedly caused damage to roads, cultivable land and private property. Agriculture experts, however, said the rain would be beneficial for the khariff crop. OC

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