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Six-year-old boy drowns in Abohar
: Gursewak Singh (6) was drowned when he allegedly slipped into a sub-canal near Daulatpura village. He was playing with his five-year-old sister. Some farmers who noticed the incident jumped into the canal to rescue the boy, but they could not save him.

BJP appoints six district presidents
: The state unit of the BJP has appointed six district presidents with immediate effect. In an order issued by party president Kamal Sharma on Thursday, Sham Lal Garg has been appointed district president of Patiala-Rural (South), Gayatri Parkash Sharma of Faridkot, Ramesh Sharma of Gurdaspur, Suresh Bhatia of Batala, Satish of Mansa and Jugraj Singh Katora of Ferozepur.

35-year-old man found murdered
: A 35-year-old man of Mehsampur village, Sheetal Ram, was found murdered on the outskirts of Ghurrka village, the native place of his in-laws. The police said the man was killed with sharp-edged weapons. He was reportedly on his way to his in-laws house.

Youth gets life term  in murder case
: A special court at Ropar sentenced a youth to life term in a murder case. Special judge Kanwaljit Singh Bajwa pronounced the sentence and also fined the guilty, Vivek Sharma, with Rs 50,000 besides directing him to pay Rs 40,000 to the victim's family. It was last year, when during a fight among students of Khalsa College at Anandpur Sahib, one of the students Gaurav Rana was killed. 

Gang of robbers busted; 5 held
: With the arrest of five persons, the police on Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of robbers and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession. Senior Superintendent of Police Mandip Singh Sidhu said the arrests were made following a tip-off that the accused, including Surinder Singh, Mohammad Azam, Mohammad Israr, Mohammad Iliyas and Mohammad Saleem, were planning a robbery.

Illicit liquor seized, accused escapes: Excise Inspector Manoj Kumar along with his team on Thursday intercepted a car near the office of Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner (AETC) here and seized 13 cases of country liquor. The accused fled the spot, leaving behind the car. AETC Darbara Singh said the accused had been identified as Harjinder Singh of Kanjhla village.



One killed
:Chinder of Jorasi Kalan village was killed on the spot while his uncle, Bal Kishan of Mohanpur, was injured when their motorcycle was hit by a tractor on Guhla road, Pehowa, last evening, the police said. The Pehowa police has registered a case.


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