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Goods worth Rs 50 lakh gutted in showroom fire
Phagwara, May 3
Goods worth Rs 50 lakh were gutted in a major fire which broke out in a Bombay Dyeing showroom on the Phagwara-Banga road yesterday afternoon here. The fire erupted on the first and second storey of the showroom and could be controlled by late night only.

Seminar on women's rights held
Nawanshahr, May 3
The District Legal Aid Services Authority organised a legal literacy seminar at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Daulatpur, here today. It was aimed at making girls aware about the rights of women against gender-based discrimination, domestic violence, sexual violence and creating awareness about free legal services and speedy solution of cases in general.


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Goods worth Rs 50 lakh gutted in showroom fire
Our Correspondent

Phagwara, May 3
Goods worth Rs 50 lakh were gutted in a major fire which broke out in a Bombay Dyeing showroom on the Phagwara-Banga road yesterday afternoon here. The fire erupted on the first and second storey of the showroom and could be controlled by late night only.

Phagwara Superintendent of Police (SP) HPS Khakh rushed to the spot and monitored the rescue operation. Fire tenders from Phagwara, Jalandhar and Lovely Professional University were pressed into service.

The exact cause of fire was not ascertained but a short circuit in the power line is said to be the cause of fire. The fire was controlled from spreading to the adjacent shops in the congested market.

In another incident, wheat straw and crops were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire which broke out in the fields in near Randhirgarh village last evening.

Short circuit in a transformer was said to be the reason behind the fire which was controlled after several hours by fire tenders.

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Seminar on women's rights held

Nawanshahr, May 3
The District Legal Aid Services Authority organised a legal literacy seminar at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Daulatpur, here today. It was aimed at making girls aware about the rights of women against gender-based discrimination, domestic violence, sexual violence and creating awareness about free legal services and speedy solution of cases in general.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Ram Kumar Singla exhorted women to come forward against gender-based discrimination at their homes. Sharing the problem of NRI brides being abandoned in the Doaba region, Singla said girls should concentrate on education for making themselves self-reliant. He asked the students to spread legal literacy in their surroundings also. ó OC

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