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BSF hands over 2 teenagers to Pak:
The BSF on Wednesday handed over two Pakistani boys to the Pakistan Rangers at the Attari-Wagah joint check post. The boys, identified as Mohammad Tariq (14) and Naved (15), both residents of Sheikhupura, were caught near the Rattan Khurd border post on Tuesday. The two had come to pay obeisance at a mazaar along the Indo-Pak border near the Rattan Khurd post in the Amritsar sector when they inadvertently entered the Indian territory.

Shots fired at SAD leaderís car in Mansa:
District vice-president of the SAD Narpinder Singh Bittu was allegedly attacked near the District Agriculture Office building on Wednesday. He said three persons on a Swift car fired at him. Bittu escaped unhurt as the bullets hit the tyres and windows of his Tata Indigo car. The attackers fled the spot. The police has registered a case against unidentified persons.

Bus damaged: The Nathana police has booked students of TPD Malwa College for damaging a bus. The bus conductor stated that the students were miffed after the he didnít allow students with pass to board the bus.

Rs 250-crore Sikh circuit tourism plan:
To boost religious tourism, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday approved a Sikh circuit tourism plan costing Rs 250 crore for developing prominent Sikh religious places in the state. The project would be undertaken on central financial assistance and PPP mode.

German delegation on state visit: A German delegation on Wednesday called on ministers Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, Parminder Singh Dhindsa and Anil Joshi to hold a discussion on the farm sector. Dr Max Lehmer, member, German Federal Parliament, said Germany and India should initiate the process to strengthen bilateral relations between them especially in the field of agriculture.


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