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Kalimpur clash: Oppn joins hands:
Activists of the CPI, Congress, PPP and BSP have come together to launch an agitation to seek justice for the injured in Saturday's clash at Kalimpur village in Mansa district. As many as eight persons were injured. PPP leader Dilbagh Singh and an RTI activist were shifted to PGI Chandigarh in a serious condition. Leaders of these parties alleged that Akali workers had launched the attack on Dilbagh Singh when he was taking the other injured persons to hospital.

3,940 take Teachers Eligibility Test:
As many as 3,940 candidates took the Punjab State Teachers Eligibility Test conducted by the State Council for Education Research and Training (SCERT) in the district on Sunday. Kulwant Singh, District Education Officer, said that while 938 ETT candidates appeared in the morning session, 3002 B.Ed candidates took the test in the afternoon.

Woman commits suicide:
A 38-year-old married woman Rachna allegedly committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance here on Saturday night. She left behind her husband and two children, aged 16 and 13 years. Harinder Singh, Station House Officer (SHO) of city police station, said on the complaint of Ashok Kumar, brother of the deceased woman, the police had registered a case under Section 306 (Abetment to suicide) of the IPC against the victim's mother-in-law Kirna Devi and father-in-law Gian Chand.

14-yr-old Dalit girl raped: A 14-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by one Karamjit Singh in Kherri Kalan village, near Sherpur, when she was alone in her home on Saturday. Gurmail Singh Dhaliwal, DSP, Dhuri, said that on the statement by the victim, the police has registered a case against Karamjit under Sections 376 and 450 IPC and Sections 3 and 4 of the SC/ST Act.

600 units of blood donated: About 600 blood units were donated at a two-day blood donation camp that concluded at Shakti Bhawan, Sri Mahakali Devi temple, here on Saturday. The camp was organised by Central Cooperative Bank Limited, Sangrur.

Tarn Taran
Father, brothers booked for murder:
A property dispute in a family of Dhotian village on Sunday claimed the life of Amrik Singh. The deceased's father Nazar Singh, brothers Dilbag Singh, Sardool Singh, Ram Singh and Sarabjit Singh, and Dilbag's son Ranjit Singh, Sarabjit's wife Paramjit Kaur and Sardool's wife Surjit Kaur have been booked for murder. Amrik was working in his fields along with his son Amanpreet Singh when the accused allegedly attacked him.

Body found from Tarn Taran village: The Goindwal Sahib police found the body of an unidentified person from the fields of Ghasitpur village on Sunday. A report under Section 174 CrPC. has been lodged in this regard. ASI Sanjeewan Kumar said the victim was aged about 75 years. Further investigations were in progress, he added.



Assn president re-elected
: In the election for the post of Sector 21 Citizensí Association president held on Sunday, Baljinder Singh Bittu defeated TC Mittal from PC Sanghi camp by a margin of 773 votes. Garnering 802 of the 836 votes polled, he got re-elected to the post.



PO arrested:
A proclaimed offender (PO) Anil Kumar of Panipat has been arrested. District police chief Rakesh Kumar Arya said the police had arrested the PO on Saturday. Arya said a case was registered against him on July 13, 2008, while the court had declared him a PO on July 2, 2009. He was produced in a court, which remanded him in judicial custody.

Man electrocuted: A man Laadi of Teekri village was electrocuted at Harigarh Bhorakh village, 30 km from here, on Saturday. The police said in a complaint lodged, Bandi Kumar of Teekri village had alleged that his brother Laadi along with Ved Prakash and Sampuran Singh of Harigarh Bhorakh and Balbir Singh of the Electricity Department, Pehowa, were working on an pole at the village. Those who were working with his brother released the electric supply due to which his brother was electrocuted.

Health camp: As many as 135 women were medically examined by Dr Poonam Gasso at the fourth free medical check up camp organised by Anil Shastri, founder president, Geeta Gayatri Satsang Sewa Samiti, at Gurdwara Sahib in Fouji Colony here on Sunday.

Six arrested: Six liquor smugglers, Sanjay, Maninder Singh, Jageer Singh of Dadluvillage and Jaipal, Rameshawar Prasad and Krishan Lal, all residents of Shahabad, have been arrested under the Excise Act. As many as 112 bottles and 50 quarters of country-made liquor and 12 bottles of beer have been seized from them.


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