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Tributes paid to ex-MLA Keetu:
A function was organised at Gurdwara Baba Gandha Singh here to pay tributes to former MLA Malkit Singh Keetu, who was gunned down recently by his nephews. Those who spoke on the occasion highlighted the services rendered by Keetu to the society in the past 15 years. Several persons also demanded that Keetu's adopted son Kulwant Singh be made SAD's Barnala constituency incharge.

Dowry case:
The Garhshankar police has booked Joginderpal and his mother Shanit Devi, residents of Maili, under Section 498 A of the IPC for torturing and maltreating Pooja, daughter of Ram Nath of Hajipur, for bringing dowry from her parents. Pooja told the police that she was married to Joginderpal. After her marriage, her husband Joginderpal and mother-in-law Shanti Devi starting torturing and maltreating her for bringing dowry from her parents. When she refused to fulfil their demands, they threw her out of the house, alleged Pooja.

Agent booked: A fake travel agent has been booked for duping a gullible person of Rs 2 lakh in the name of sending his son and nephew to the UK. According to the police, Amar Singh of Behbowal Chhania alleged that Jagdish Kumar of Soospur took Rs 2 lakh from him for sending his son Randhir Singh and nephew Kuldeep Singh to the UK. But he neither sent his son and nephew abroad, nor returned his money. The Dasuya police has booked Jagdish Kumar under Section 420 of the IPC.

Longowal (Sangrur)
1,300 students awarded degrees
: As many as 1,300 students were awarded degrees, diplomas and certificates at the 15th annual convocation of Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology here. Besides, 39 gold and 38 silver medals were also awarded to meritorious students of various programmes. Institute director Sunil Pandey claimed that about 50 per cent of the students had already been selected by various companies during placement drives while the remaining would get placement by May-end next year.

Motorcyclist killed in road accident
: A 20-year-old youth was killed while two other persons sustained injuries in a collision between two motorcycles near Malout on Saturday. The police said the deceased had been identified as Akash, a resident of Malout. The injured, Kaur Singh and Kulvinder Singh, were first admitted to the Malout Civil Hospital, from where they were shifted the Bathinda due to their serious condition. The police has started investigations into the case.

Three killed as car rams into tree:
Three youths, Reshav (21), Dhiraj Jain (21) and Shrey (22), residents of Jalandhar, were killed when the Skoda car in which they were travelling from Jalandhar to Chandigarh rammed into a tree near Garhi Kanugo village on the Nawanshahr-Chandigarh highway at about 11 pm on Saturday.

Man dies
: Sikandar Ram (35), a migrant from Bihar, died due to excessive consumption of liquor at his residence at Mauli village.

Shabad Gyan competition held
: Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, got first position in the XXIX General Gurnam Singh Memorial Inter-Public School Shabad Gyan Competition held on the premises of General Gurnam Singh Public School here. GNI Public School, Ludhiana, and Senior Secondary Model School, Punjabi University, Patiala, secured second and third positions, respectively.

Tarn Taran
Former SGPC member opens fire
: Panic gripped Amarkot village, 45 km from here, on Sunday afternoon when Jagjit Singh Mehmoodpur, a former SGPC member, fired eight to 10 shots from his .12 bore rifle. Bhikhiwind DSP Dilbag Singh said Jagjit opened fire when a rabies-infected dog entered his house. Police sources, however, said the former SGPC member had opened fire at his younger brother Jagmohan Singh, the sarpanch of the village, with whom he had some property dispute.

3 of family booked in dowry case: Three members of a family have been booked under Section 498 A and 506 IPC by the Harike police. Complainant Kulbir Kaur had accused Sahib Singh, his mother Jaswant Kaur and younger brother Onkar Singh of harassing her for seeking dowry.


Tributes paid to accident victims
: The district police and the Road Safety Organisation paid homage to those killed in road accidents so far and organised a voluntary blood donation camp at the Police Lines here on Sunday. As many as 35 persons donated blood on the occasion. District police chief Rakesh Kumar Arya said 171 persons had so far been killed and 359 injured in road accidents in this district this year.

Farmer ends life
: Depressed by long illness , Malik Singh (35), a farmer of Narvala village in Panipat, committed suicide by shooting himself with his licensed revolver on Saturday.

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