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Rs 5 lakh looted:
Three unidentified motorcyclists allegedly looted Rs 5 lakh from Anil Shukla today. Shukla, a contractor, was going to his office when the incident took place. The accused had prior information and waiting for him near Preet Vihar. As he reached there, they overpowered him and took away the bag containing the money. 

Volleyball tourney begins
: Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa (Institute of Engineering and Technology), Chhapianwali, Malout, organised a state-level volleyball championship of PTU (Jalandhar). It was inaugurated by S. Darshan Singh Grewal, ADC (General), Muktsar. Fifty-two teams from all over Punjab are participating in the three-day inter-college tournament. Dr (Col.) DS Grewal, Group Director-Principal of the institute, welcomed the teams and the chief guest. The matches would conclude on November 20. SDM Parveen Kumar Thind would preside over the prize distribution ceremony. 

S-W command GOC-in-C in city: Lieutenant General CKS Sabu, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, GOC-in-C south western command was on a farewell visit to Bathinda. During this visit, he paid homage to martyrs and was also presented a guard of honour at the Chetak Corps headquarters at the Bathinda Military Station. 

Online training for cops:
The Punjab Police has become part of an ambitious Rs 2,000- crore central mission mode project under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) for capacity building of police personnel by initiating phasewise online training and examination of 38,000 police personnel at the cutting edge levels of policing.

4 IAS officers shifted: The Punjab Government on Thursday transferred four IAS officers with immediate effect. Dilsher Singh Kalha becomes Principal Secretary to the Government of Punjab, Department of Planning and Special Economic Package; Arun Goel will be the new Principal Secretary, Department of Power; G Vajralingam goes as Secretary, Department of Irrigation, and Kirandeep Singh Bhullar is the new Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Punjab. 

Land dispute claims life
: Veer Singh, a resident of Alfu Ke village was murdered and his son Paramjit Singh was injured on Thursday by four persons including three brothers and wife of one of them, residing in the same village over a dispute connected with the possession of a piece of land measuring two acres only. After injuring Veer Singh and Paramjit Singh, the accused fled from the spot. A case in this connection had been registered under sections 302, 307 and 34 of the IPC and sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act at the police station, Lakho Ke Behram. No arrest had been made in this connection so far. 

Rs 21-lakh grant
: The civic body of Saholi village, which falls under the Dakha constituency, has received a grant of ` 21 lakh for various development works. Manpreet Singh Ayali, chairman, zila parishad, Ludhiana, presented cheques to SAD leaders of the village. Of the total amount, ` 15 lakh will be spent on construction and repair of streets, sewage lines and sanitation, ` 2 lakh will be spent on the renovation of public utility buildings and the rest of the amount will be used for cleaning ponds and water treatment plant. 

Kabaddi player dies
: A kabbadi player Harjinder Singh, son of Babu Singh, a resident of Sahoke village, who was injured in an attack by as many as five youths two days back, had died while undergoing treatment at PGIMR (Chandigarh) late last night. The police had registered a criminal case uat the Samalsar police station against Satpal Singh, a resident of Sahoke village, along with five of his accomplices. No one has been arrested so far, claimed a senior police official. 

Seminar on rights
: The Political Science Department of Kamla Nehru College for Women in collaboration with the University Grants Commission would be organising a national seminar on “Human Right and Women Rights: Indian Perspective” on November 20 in the college. Laxmi Kanta Chawla, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab, would inaugurate the seminar. Former PU professor Dr Pam Rajput would be the keynote speaker.

Doc succumbs to injuries
: Dr Alka Sethi, gynecologist at Nehru Memorial Civil Hospital, Abohar, succumbed to her injuries at a private hospital here on Thursday, sources said. She was injured in a road mishap while riding a motorbike pillion. 



HERC member takes oath
: Haryana Power Minister Mahender Pratap Singh administered the oath of office and secrecy to Ram Pal as a member of the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) here . Chairman of HERC Bhaskar Chaterjee, HERC member Rohtash Dahiya, Madhusudan Prasad, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Power, were also present on the occasion.

Kaithal: Deputy director of Animal husbandry RK.Arora was killed near Keorak when he was going on his scooter. In another accident , JE Suresh Kumar of Guliana village, who was on his mobike, was killed near kithana village. 

Sirsa: Judicial complex:Justice Ranjan Gogoi, senior-most judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court after Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal, will inaugurate the judicial complex in Ellenabad on December 11. District and Sessions Judge Shiva Sharma said Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will also attend the function. Justice Alok Singh, administrative judge for Sirsa district, and some other judges of the high court are also expected to attend the function.


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