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Man held for killing wife for dowry
: Gurtej Singh of Pathrala village was arrested for allegedly killing his 20-years-old wife for dowry on Tuesday. The police has also booked the accused's parents Nahar Singh and Malkit Kaur. Victim's father Jaspal Singh, a resident of Piouri village in Muktsar, said his daughter Sukhjit Kaur who was married to Gurtej in September, was killed by her in-laws who had been harassing her for dowry.

State to allot 100 cab permits:
The Punjab Government has decided to allot more than 100 permits for the operation of motor cabs and maxi cabs on different routes in the state. A spokesman for the Transport Department said these permits would be provided under the Mata Gujri Seva Punjab Motor and Maxi Cab Scheme 2011. He said applications had already been invited for the operations of cabs on 84 routes in Bathinda and 25 routes in Mansa. 

Best infrastructure award for state: Punjab has been conferred with the IBN Best Core Infrastructure Award after being declared the best state in the country in terms of building road networks, construction of bridges, road connectivity and infrastructure. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar conferred the award. 

Facing trial, man kills self:
Facing trial in an attempt to murder case, Jaswinder Singh (36) of Harshi Pind, presently residing at Salalpur village in Tanda, committed suicide at his house today. He had returned from the courts at Dasuya last evening after appearing in a case registered under Sections 307, 323, 324 and 452 of the IPC against him.

PO arrested:
The police arrested a proclaimed offender, Aman, of Chak Vedal village yesterday. He was wanted by the police in different criminal cases. In another incident, the police arrested a drug peddler, Hony Verma, of Shahkot and recovered 260 gm of intoxicant powder from him.

Protest against Delhi gang rape:
In protest against the Delhi gang rape incident, members of a local NGO, Scientific Awareness and Social Welfare Forum, and girls from the local General Gurnam Singh Public School took out a protest march on Tuesday. The march started from Patiala Gate and culminated at the bus stand here. The protesters demanded death sentence for rapists by amending the existing law and trial of rape cases in fast-track courts. 


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