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Rains bring cheers
: The first rain of the season on Saturday evening in Abohar brought a relief to the region that had been reeling under unabated dust-storm for the past three days. However, the mild showers were coupled with small hails. However, the farmers were not disturbed over it. 

Youth run over by train
: A youth was crushed to death by a train on Friday night near here. According to information, the body of Narinder Kumar, son of Satpal Singh, was found on railway track near here. The police had taken action under Section 174 of the CrPC. Narinder (24) was a resident of Dera Bassi.

Bonded labourer released: Following the high court orders, a bonded labourer was released from the brick kiln at Sundran village Ruksar, a bonded labourer, who was released from the brick kiln at Sundran village near Dera Bassi on Saturday.on Saturday. According to information, Ruksar, wife of Nafish and a resident of Sarwar district, Muzaffarnagar, was released from Jindal brick kiln, Sundran, by naib tehsildar Varinder Dhoot with the help of the police. Nafish had filed a writ in the high court that his wife had been kept as bonded labourer at the brick kiln. On the basis of his petition, the high court had ordered of her release. Meanwhile, the brick kiln owner Parveen Jindal said the woman was not ‘bonded’ and was working with her own wish and received money in advance.

Ruksar, a bonded labourer, who was released from the brick kiln at Sundran village near Dera Bassi on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Cheques distributed: Public Relations Minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan distributed cheques worth Rs 45 lakh among beneficiaries of the Indira Awas Yojna (IAY) at Sathiala village, 28 km from here, on Saturday. He said the Central schemes like NREGA and IAY were doing well in Punjab.

Medical camp
: The Manav Sehyog Society, in association with valve-making firm Atam Valves, is organising a free medical camp for the poor people in four major disciplines of general medicine, eye, dental and gynaecology here on May 30.

Training course: The local District Sainik Welfare Office will conduct a pre-recruitment training course from June 3. Deputy Director Lieut-Col Manmohan Singh said eligible and desirous wards from Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Ferozepore, Abohar, Fazilka and Patiala could apply for the course.

Three students score 10 CGPA
: Three students of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Khanna, scored 10 on 10 in the CBSE Class X examination. Students to score 10 CGPA are Ishaan Batta, Gaurav Dutta and Harbir Kaur. Nine students of the school managed to score 9.8 CGPA, seven got 9.6 CGPA, while five scored 9.4 CGPA. Out of the total 135 students, 34 have scored a CGPA above 9.

OP Bansal school
: Harleen Kaur Birgi, Ravneet Kaur Dhiman, Aseem Gupta and Harnoor, all students of Om Parkash Bansal Modern School, have scored 9.8 CGPA in the CBSE Class X examination. Most students have got A1 grade in maths, social studies and science.

Held with opium
: The CIA staff and the Rahon police arrested drug peddler Jagir Singh of Burj Karam Garh village (Haryana) and seized 3 kg of opium from him at a naka near Kanaun village on the Rahon-Machhiwara road here on Friday. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered at Rahon police station.



Joint action committee: The industrial bodies have come together to form the “Chandigarh Industrial area joint action committee” to jointly fight against the oppressive government policies against the industry in Chandigarh. The delegation of the joint action committee met Pawan Kumar Bansal, minister of parliamentary affairs and water resources, to apprise him of the problems being faced by the industrialists. 

Mystery shrouds boy’s death
: Gurjant Singh (19), a resident of Nadiali village, died under mysterious circumstances while coming back from Baba Balaknath temple in Himachal Pradesh. While his friends accompanying him said he suffered fits, the victim’s family member suspect foul play. The autopsy of the body will be conducted on Sunday at Mohali.



5 bogies of goods train derail
: Five bogies of a goods train derailed near platform No 7 at Ambala Cantt Railway Station on Saturday morning. The bogies were put back on the track after three hours although the rail traffic was partially affected. Sources said the bogies of a goods train coming from Saharnpur side derailed when it was approaching platform No. 7. Senior officers of Ambala railway division reached the spot. Two cranes were used to put the bogies back on the track. The railway authorities have ordered a probe into the incident. 

Railway employees pay homage
: Thousands of railway employees, including the leaders of the various railway unions, today paid homage to five employees of the railways here who were shot dead on May 29, 1956, by the police. The employees, including Joginder Singh, Om Parkash, Harbans Lal, Brij Bhushan and Jagjeet Singh of Kalka, were shot dead on the Kalka railway station when they were to submit a memorandum in connection with various demands to G Pandey, the then chairman of the railway board.


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