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Sirhind canal to be renovated:
The Punjab Government has chalked out a comprehensive plan for the renovation of Sirhind and Rajasthan canals. The cost of the project is Rs 1,441 crore. Sohan Singh Thandal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Irrigation, said tenders for the relining work would be floated shortly and the relining of the canals would be completed in four years.

Rehris, farhis removed:
A team of the officials and staff of the tehbazari wing of the Municipal Corporation today removed "rehris" and other material used by vendors from the roadsides in Rajguru Nagar, Sarabha Nagar and the Lodhi Club Road area. According to the MC officials, around 12 "rehris" and "farhis" were confiscated from the area around Ishmeet Academy in Rajguru Nagar locality and on Malhar Road in Sarabha Nagar. Besides, merchandise stacked on the roadside by vendors and a tent pitched by a sweet shop were removed.

Woman commits suicide in Moga:
A 23-year-old woman, Kulwinder Kaur, allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a pond at Gajeana village in Nihalsinghwala sub-division of the district on Wednesday. The victim had allegedly been harassed by her in-laws for seeking dowry. The police hasbooked her husband Sarabjit Singh, brother-in-law Karamjit Singh, father-in-law Hakam Singh and mother-in-law Manjit Kaur.

Rs 47 cr for bicycles to girl students: Under the Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme, the Punjab Government has sanctioned Rs 47 crore for providing bicycles free of cost to schoolgirls, studying in government schools in Classes X to XII. Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa said bicycles would be given to 1,52,330 girl students.


Animal parts found on road: Tension erupted at Gujrada on the Sahasthradhara Road here on Thursday when some locals found the parts of an animal on the road. Angry residents came on streets, protesting against the alleged killing of the animal. The SSP, Kewal Khuranna, directed the SP City to visit the place and placate the locals. Later, the police registered a case against unidentified men for disturbing the communal harmony.

Woman dupes people of lakhs: A woman has run away with lakhs of rupees, which she used to collect from people for depositing in the post office. The postal department defended its employees by saying it was a collective mistake. According to officials, one Santosh, who used to deposit people's money in their accounts, fled with her daughters. Postmaster of Premnagar post office K C Negi, Santosh has not made any financial transaction in the post office since 2009-10.

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