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ABOHAR
FIR filed:
The Sriganganagar police has registered an FIR against Charanjit, a resident of village Chak 62 F. A woman, reportedly deserted by her husband, has alleged that Charanjit met her during the pilgrimage to Runecha Dham in Jaisalmer. He kept her at Sadbhawna Nagar and sexually exploited her, the complainant alleged before the police.

AMRITSAR
SmugglingA:
Director general of the Border Security Force (BSF), A.K. Mitra, on Saturday said the Jammu and Kashmir border had become prone to smuggling. He was participating in the two-day seminar on “BSF response to emerging threats and challenges -Internal and External” held at Guru Nanak Dev University. He said the Jammu border with Pakistan and the India-Pakistan border with Punjab were more vulnerable for smuggling.

Bathinda
Succumbed to injuries:
Rattan Lal, assistant lineman, PSEB, succumbed to his injuries received after he fell from a train, on Friday. The police sources said Lal had boarded the train to reach Mandi Bhucho where he was deployed. Ten kilometres before he was to get down, Rattan fell from the train and was severely injured. He was rushed to the civil hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The police has registered a case. After the postmortem, the body was handed over to Rattan Lal’s family members.

Accident: Naib Singh of village Deon in the district was crushed under the tyres of a truck on the Bathinda-Gidderbaha road, near a cement factory, on Friday night. Soon after receiving the information, an ambulance of Sahara Jan Seva rushed to the spot and took the injured to the civil hospital in Bathinda.

FATEHGARH SAHIB
Convocation:
As many as 27 students received their degrees at the 5th convocation of the Canadian Institute for International Studies (CIIS) on Saturday. The event coincided with the 7th Founders' day of the institute. Students of mechanical engineering technology, computer programmer analysts, automotive marketing, B Tech and postgraduate diploma in business management courses were awarded degrees from president of the Georgian College of Canada, Brian Tmblyn, and vice-president of the Thompson River University, Cyndy Mcleod. MP Singh, dean Examination, PTU, presented dual qualification degrees of BCA and BBA to the students.

Fazilka
Deaf and dumb girl killed:
A teenaged speech and hearing girl impaired was crushed to death by a speeding truck near village Dabwala Kalan on the Fazilka-Malout road here on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Rubina (16), a resident of village Dabwala Kalan. She was studying at the deaf and dumb school at Sriganganagar and had come to her village for Diwali. 

Crackers seized: The police here in different raids conducted at alleged sales counters seized a large quantity of crackers that were being sold in contravention of government instructions at places other than those earmarked for the purpose. A case has been registered against Vijay Kumar and Yogesh Kumar who were allegedly found selling the firecrackers at unauthorised places. The city police are working out the details of the case.

Fire: In two different instances of fire, about 100 quintals of cotton were reduced to ashes. According to available details, the heaps of cotton allegedly caught fire due to a spark from the silencer of a truck in the local grain market. A fire tender immediately reached the site and brought the flames under control.

Hoshiarpur
Man murdered:
The body of Rakesh Kumar Sahri village was found near a sugarcane field owned by Gurbax Singh of Kahri village in the forenoon on Friday. According to police sources, Rakesh Kumar went to the fields to answer nature’s call, but did not return. Later, his body was found near a sugarcane field. It was sent to the local civil hospital for a postmortem examination.

NANGAL
Accused dies:
Joginder Singh, a resident of Nangal, facing a rape charge died of heart attack, while being taken for questioning by the police on Saturday. Sources said a lady had levelled charges of rape against him, following which the SSP, Ropar, ordered an inquiry. Earlier, Joginder had claimed that he was married to the lady and had not raped her. Today, when the Nangal police was taking him to Anandpur Sahib for questioning, he suffered a heart attack and died.

PATHANKOT
Arrested:
A team lead by deputy superintendent of police raided a hotel adjacent to Patel Chowk on Friday night and rounded up 16 gamblers, including five known persons of the city. The police arrested 11 persons and recovered Rs 2.59 lakh from them. A case under the Gambling Act has been registered against the 11 persons at Divisional No. II police station. In another incident, five municipal councillors of the Pathankot civil body were caught red-handed from a hotel on the Dhangu Road on Thursday night. A sum of over Rs 1.50 lakh was recovered from their possession. 

Phagwara
Bus-truck crash leaves 20 hurt:
More than 20 persons, including women and children, sustained injuries when a bus carrying them collided with a truck near Bahua village on Saturday. All the injured have been admitted to the hospital and a case has been registered.

Effigy burnt: Hindu Suraksha Samiti activists led by Harish Mishra held a demonstration and burnt the effigy of Lashkar-e-Toiba near local courts complex on Friday. 

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