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Youth arrested for raping minor:
The police has arrested a 20-year-old youth, Sonu Kumar, for allegedly raping a 5-year-old daughter of a migrant labourer. The accused, also a migrant, was residing in the victim's neighbourhood in Nabha Gate area. On Thursday, he allegedly lured the minor to his house and committed the crime. A case has been registered at Kotwali police station. In another incident in Moga, 60-year-old Jagan Nath has been held for allegedly trying to rape a minor girl in Ajit Nagar area of the town.

Special trains on martyrdom day:
The Railways will ply over 10 special trains between Ferozepur and Hussainiwala on the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on March 23. The trains would facilitate convenient travel to people who want to pay tributes to the trio at the Martyrsí Memorial in Hussainiwala, officials said.



One held for rape
: A woman reported to the police that a labourer raped her on Thursday. The accused, Shahid, was arrested by the police. In another incident, a 23-year-old woman alleged that Deepak Malik (24), a resident of Sector 48, passed lewd remarks at her.



Kurukshetra to have Akshardham temple:
Kurukshetra will have a Swaminarayan Akshardham temple. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced to give eight to 10 acres of land for the temple in Kurukshetra. It may be recalled that Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple, a replica of Tirupati Balaji temple in Andhra, is already under construction in Kurukshetra.

Ultrasound centre sealed:
The authorities have sealed an ultrasound centre at Tohana in Fatehabad district. A team of the Health Department raided Parkash Mission Hospital at Tohana after a complaint. It submitted its report to the Civil Surgeon recommending action against the hospital as it did not cooperate in the inquiry.


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