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Counselling: Counselling for admission to MBBS and BDS courses for Sikh minority community candidates will be held at the SGPC-run Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research on August 24. A press note issued here on Thursday said counselling would be held on the basis of the all-India entrance test. He said counselling would begin from 9 am at the institute, Mehta Road, Vallah, Amritsar.

theft: Cell phones and cash were stolen from a showroom on the Lawrence road on Wednesday night despite the police post being 100 m away. Ramandeep Singh, owner of Agrani Switches, said when he opened the shutter this morning he found the rear grill broken. He informed the police about the theft but alleged that the police did not register an FIR. However, Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP, said the FIR would be registered only after an investigation. 

Site inspected: Senior judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Ajay Mittal visited the town on Thursday and inspected the site of the newly constructed courts complex at Qutbi Nangal village on the Batala-Gurdaspur Road, about 4 km from here. He was accompanied by Sessions Judge, Gurdaspur, S.K. Goyal, judges of the local court, Sandeep Rishi, local SDM, Parampreet Singh, naib tehsildar, employees of the courts and tehsil office and block development officer. The complex will be constructed on 12.5 acres. 

LIQUOR: Shimla Bai of Kulgehna was arrested by Humbran police from Aliwal village after the police allegedly recovered 6,180 ml of illicit liquor from her possession. A case under the Excise Act has been registered.

ASSAULT: Gain Kaur, Balwinder Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Kaku of Kamalpura, Satwant Singh of Talwandi Rai and Kuldeep Singh allegedly assaulted Sukhwinder Singh of Kamalpura and Avtar Singh with sharp-edged weapons. The local police has registered a case under Sections 324, 148,149 of the IPC on the complaint of Sukhwinder Singh. Some land dispute is said to be the cause of the attack.

TWO INJURED: Two were injured during a fighting between two families in ward number 2 Khamano on Wednesday night. According to sources, Nisha Verma, daughter of Muni Lal Dhala, was injured when a brick hit on her forehead. She was rushed to Civil Hospital, Khamano. Later, she was referred to Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. Meanwhile, Lakhvir Singh, who was present there also suffered injuries and was admitted at Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib. According to sources, some property dispute is said to be the cause of the quarrel. Khamano police officers when contacted said they are looking into the matter and appropriate action will be taken in this regard.




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