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Two booked for molesting cops:
The police has arrested a bus driver and a conductor for allegedly molesting two woman constables in full public view. They were coming to Amritsar for election duty. The victims currently were under training at the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, and were in their uniform. The accused, Dyal Singh of Buter Nangal village and Prem Singh of Ubran Estate Quadian Road, Batala, have been sent to judicial remand at the Amritsar Central Jail. The bus has also been impounded. In their complaint, the victims alleged that the accused caught one of them from the arm after an argument over bus tickets.

Six-year-old raped by uncle: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her paternal uncle at Rayya Khurd village in Beas near here on Monday. The police has arrested the accused, Balwant Singh, after registering a case under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code. In her complaint, the victim's mother alleged that she and her husband had gone to the market when the accused committed the crime. The accused is an elder brother of the victim's father.

Patwari held for graft:
The Vigilance Bureau on Monday nabbed a patwari while allegedly accepting a bribe from a farmer. Muktsar (Vigilance) cell DSP Jagdish Singh said Sohan Singh, a farmer of Rajpura village, had approached patwari Baldev Singh of Bhagu village in this sub-division seeking clubbing of turns for watering of the fields owned by his wife and sister-in-law. The patwari allegedly demanded Rs 7,000 as bribe money. After striking the deal for Rs 3,500, the farmer informed the Vigilance Bureau. 

Depot-holders protest cash subsidy:
Ration depot-holders led by their district association president Jeewan Kumar Garg on Monday held a rally in support of their demands at the District Administrative Complex here. Garg said their main demand was continuation of the public distribution system (PDS) as they felt the Union Government was going to scrap the PDS by way of giving direct subsidy to the ration card-holders. He said they were opposed to the idea as it would ruin their businesses.



Auto driver shot at:
Two motorcycle-borne men opened fire on the driver of an auto-rickshaw from close range in Sector 21 B today. The victim, who was rushed to a local hospital, is said to be out of danger. The police said one of the two shots fired hit the victim's arm. 



CM remembers Rajiv Gandhi: Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna paid rich tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary. In his message on the eve of his death anniversary, Bahuguna said Rajiv Gandhi was an efficient administrator and a far-sighted politician who gave new direction to the nation. He played a crucial role in the sphere of IT, Panchayati Raj and rural development.


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