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Teenager abducted in Hoshiarpur:
A teenaged girl of Chhauni Kalan Bangla village was allegedly abducted by a resident of Kajra village, Parveen Kumar. The police has booked the accused under sections 363 and 366 of the IPC. In his complaint, the victim's father alleged that Parveen Kumar had abducted his daughter, a student of Class XI, on December 8. 

Organisational skills discussed:
A seminar was organised by ICICI Bank Ltd in collaboration with the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers' Association on "Organisational Life Cycle". Participants were told how the CEO of an organisation faces problems to run his work and how he can tackle these problems. Gurmeet Singh Kular, president, United Cycle and Parts Manufactures' Association, Jagatvir Singh, president, Ludhiana Bicycle and Engineering Park, Ishwar Singh, president, Industries welfare Association, Avtar Singh, general secretary of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking were present.

Mandi Gobindgarh
Four of family booked for fraud
: Four members of a local family were booked by the police for allegedly defrauding the State Bank of India of Rs 6.25 crore. The accused had first got the limit increased for purchasing a plot and later sold the same without informing the bank. The accused have been identified as Subhash Goel, his wife Vanita Goel and their sons Saurabh and Venus. 

Police officer held on graft charge:
Sleuths of the Patiala Vigilance Bureau on Thursday arrested an Assistant Sub-Inspector for allegedly taking a bribe to settle a pending FIR. The arrested Assistant Sub-Inspector, Sukhwinder Singh, is posted at Samana (Sadar) police station. The VB officials said the accused policeman was arrested after he accepted Rs 10,000 from Dharam Singh, a local resident. “We have procured his remand and will investigate if he had accepted money in similar cases earlier also,” a VB official said. 

MLA seeks stoppage for Shatabdi in Dhuri:
Congress MLA from Dhuri Arvind Khanna has demanded a stoppage for the Ludhiana-New Delhi Shatabdi Express at Dhuri railway station. In a letter to Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, Khanna said Dhuri was an important railway junction and the stoppage would benefit a large number of people, especially members of the business community who have to travel to Delhi. 

Tarn Taran
3 of family booked for demanding dowry:
The local police has registered a dowry case against three members of a family. The accused have been identified as Rajesh Gandhi, his sister Poonam and her husband Ashok, all residents of local Bath Road. In her complaint to the police, Ritu Gandhi alleged that the accused had been demanding money to purchase a house. 



Satguru’s death mourned: Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has expressed grief over the demise of Satguru Jagjit Singh, head of the Namdhari sect, in Ludhiana on Thursday. In a condolence message, Hooda described Satguru Jagjit Singh as a great spiritual Guru who had propagated  the message of communal harmony, brotherhood, peace and amity. 

Two arrested for impersonation:
The police has arrested two persons for allegedly appearing in examination in place of real examinees in Bharat Polytechnic, Dhurala. Mehtab Alam of Kishanpura (Panipat) was caught taking the examination in place of Hemant, a resident of Bahalgarh (Faridabad). Deepak of Bahalgarh was found taking the examination in place of Amit Rai of Rajnagar (Panipat). 

BAMS students’ stir:
The Controller of Examination (COE) of Pt BD Sharma Health University, Dr Sanjay Kumar, has told agitating BAMS students that providing time between the exams required the assent of the VC. He said their demand of shifting the centre was not justified as they did not meet the condition of a minimum of 100 students required for setting up a centre. 

Bike thief held
: The police today nabbed Inderjit, a motorcycle thief of Bharap village in Mahendragarh district. He was produced in a Kosli court which remanded him in 14-day judicial custody.



Home Secy to visit Jammu on Dec 17:Union Home Secretary RK Singh will be visiting Jammu on December 17 to take stock of security scenario in the wake of spurt in truce violations by Pakistan along the frontiers and its desperate attempts to push ultras in the state.


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