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Youth booked for killing elder brother
: A youth, Bhinder Singh, allegedly killed his elder brother, Harjinder Singh, at their house here. While the victim's body was found lying in a pool of blood, the accused lay unconscious in an adjoining room. The police said prima facie it appeared that Harjinder was killed in a brawl and Bhinder, who too sustained injuries and has been hospitalised, later consumed sedatives.

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Assault on doc
: A private practitioner and his assistant were allegedly assaulted by two unidentified persons near the old canal here. The victims, identified as Dr Acchar Sharma of Gambhirpur Uparla and his pharmacist Pradeep Kumar, were admitted to a local hospital. They were on their way to buy medicines when they were attacked.

Digital library for school students:
The office of the Director General of School Education (DGSE) has launched a digital library to provide free online learning material to the students of classes VI to X. The content has been developed by teachers and subject experts in collaboration with the American Indian Foundation Trust. The library has been linked with the DGSE website www.ssapunjab.org. Director KS Pannu said "The library contains contents on subjects related to each chapter of mathematics, science, english and social sciences." The content is in Gurmukhi.

Two hurt in firing incident
: Two persons were injured when a group of assailants opened fire on them in front of the SDM office here on Monday. Sources said the injured had been identified as Iqbal Singh Mallah, president, Truck Union Ferozepur, and Charanjit Singh of Baggewala village. When Mallah and his associates arrived at the SDM office for a court hearing, some car-borne persons opened fire on them. Charanjeet was admitted to the local Civil Hospital while Pallah was referred to district hospital in Amritsar after his condition deteriorated.

Robbers' gang busted; 5 held: With the arrest of five persons, including two proclaimed offenders, the police on Monday claimed to have busted a gang of robbers active in several districts of Punjab. Jalandhar (rural) Superintendent of Police Rajinder Singh said two pistols, 220 gm of heroin, some jewellery, 11 mobile phones and an Innova car (PB-08AB-8837) were also recovered from them. The accused have been identified as Sony of Lambra village, Sukhwinder of Johal village, Mandip of Dhoot Khurad village and Meena and Davinder of Nainowal village (all places in Hoshiarpur district).

Lightning kills NRI: NRI Lakhwinder Singh was killed after lightning struck him in Chack Muglani village. He was immediately taken to a private hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

Two booked on rape charge: The Dhuri police has registered a case against Pappy and Passa, both residents of Punnawal village, for allegedly raping a woman of the same village. The police said the woman was waiting for a bus at the Dhuri bus stand where the accused offered her water. The woman fell unconscious after drinking the water. When she regained consciousness, she found herself in a tubewell motor room where she was allegedly raped by the accused and held captive for two days. She later managed to escape and filed a complaint to the police.


Child crushed to death: An 8-year-old boy was crushed to death at Gubhana village under Bahadurgarh subdivision in the district on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Monu of Patla village in Gurgaon district. The incident took place when Monu along with his mother, Anita, and sister, was waiting for a bus to go to his native village from his maternal uncle’s village Gubhana. A speeding truck reportedly hit Monu outside the bus stand. Monu died on the spot, while the driver managed to escape.

Vehicle looted
: Three motorcycle-borne miscreants looted a new Scorpio vehicle at gunpoint near Lukhi village, near Kosli, on Monday. Later, the miscreants dropped the Scorpio driver, Davender, near Bawwa village, 12 km from Kosli. The incident took place when Davender, a resident of Nangal Pipa village in Mahendergarh district, was going to Deeghal village in Jhajjar district.

Protest held: Residents of the local Baba Colony led by Municipal Councillor Pramod Sharma on Monday held a protest at the mini-secretariat against the release of sewer water of the old industrial area on the Rohtak Road into the colony. The protesters urged the Deputy Commissioner (DC) to take necessary steps to provide immediate relief to them. In their complaint to the DC, they stated that they had knocked at the doors of the HSIIDC, DIC and the public health authorities but to no avail.


CUK students bag prizes:
M.Sc (IT) students of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) bagged seven prizes in different competitions during a two-day long festival, Vastoorvan-2012, held in Islamic University of Science & Technology.


The Gujjar Sabha, Panchpuri, at its one-day convention here today said it had played an important role in the creation of separate Uttarakhand. Bhawar Singh, newly elected chief of the Gujjar Sabha, said in the erstwhile UP, people of hilly districts and plain areas of Haridwar-Udham Singh Nagar felt cheated owing to discrimination with this northern part of UP at that time. New executive body committee members include Rahul Baisla, BS Verma, DP Singh, Chaudhari Jag Pal Singh, Hans Raj Pawar, Brijesh Jainer and Pankaj Gurjar.

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