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: Seventeen students of the departments of CSE, IT and Computer applications, Guru Kashi University, have been placed in a Chandigarh-based sotwarecompany Pact-Solution. They will work as web developers.

Doctor arrested for molesting patient
: The police has arrested Dr Harbans Singh Bains of the Bhakra Beas Management Board Hospital at Talwara for allegedly molesting a woman patient on the hospital premises. The victim, in the absence of a female gynaecologist, reportedly visited the doctor for her pregnancy check-up. During the process, she alleged the accused misbehaved with her.

3 of family booked for harassing woman: A woman of Ward No 2 in Banga Road, Garhshankar, has accused her husband and his parents of torturing and maltreating her. In her complaint to the police, Narinder Kaur alleged that her husband Amandeep Singh and his parents Surjit Singh and Jasbir Kaur had been harassing her and demanding a car and Rs 10 lakh cash. The trio has been booked under IPC sections 406 and 498-A.

Moga lawyers strike enters second day
: Lawyers observed strike for the second consecutive day on Friday at the District Courts Complex, the judicial court in Nihalsinghwala and other revenue courts in the district. They have been protesting against the transfer of powers of rent controller to Sub-Divisional Magistrates instead of the judicial courts. The lawyers also carried out a protest march, held a demonstration outside the Mini Secretariat and handed over a memorandum, addressed to the Chief Minister, to the Additional Deputy Commissioner demanding withdrawal of the amended Act.

Oz Sikh cabbie sets example in honesty
: A Sikh cabbie in Australia has set an example in honesty after he returned 110,000 dollars to a passenger who had left the bundle of cash in his taxi. The incident occurred in Melbourne when cab driver Lakhwinder Singh Dhillon was doing his routine job of picking and dropping passengers. "On that day, I picked up a few passengers and after a while I noticed a bag lying in my cab," Singh told SBS Punjabi Radio here. He said when he opened the bag, he saw it was full of cash with 11 bundles of 10,000 Australian dollars each. "After an hour or so, the passengers called up the taxi company inquiring about the bag and I told them that it was with me," he said. "I went and returned the bag to the owner who was very happy and said that I was a super honest man," Singh said.



Abducted woman recovered
: The police on Friday recovered a woman, who was allegedly abducted from Bahlolpur village in the district yesterday, from Kutana village in Panipat district. A police spokesperson said Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Bahlolpur village, had alleged that 21 persons forcibly entered the house of his nephew’s wife Neha and abducted her. Eight persons, including three women, had been arrested in this regard.

Villager booked for molestation
:The Kosli police has registered a case of molestation against Kuldeep Singh, a former sarpanch of Nahar village on a complaint filed by a Dalit Medical Officer of the Primary Health Centre of Nahar village. Police sources said that though the incident had reportedly taken place on June 11, the case had been registered on Thursday after a preliminary probe by a senior police official found the charges prima facie factual.

6 held on murder charge: The Rewari police has arrested six persons in connection with the murder of Satpal, a resident of nearby Gokalgarh village. They are Sonu Yadav, Pradeep, Davender, all residents of Gokalgarh village; Minkoo Sharma of Buroli village and two city youths- Shubham Sharma and Birender Yadav. They were on Friday produced in a local court which remanded them in judicial custody.



UURJA-13 begins at petroleum varsity:The annual youth cultural fest of the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), UURJA-13, began at its Bidholi campus here today. Chancellor, UPES, Dr SJ Chopra, inaugurated the fest in the presence of all professors and other staff of the university.


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