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Teachers, students injured in accident
: A teacher and more than 10 students of the Government Adarsh High School at Dharangwala village were injured as the van they were travelling overturned after hitting a roadside tree. Abohar Civil Hospital Senior Medical Officer Dr Lal Chand Thakral said two of the students had been referred to a super-specialty hospital as their condition was stated to be serious.

Livestock fairs to be held across state
: The Punjab Government has announced to organise district-level livestock fairs and milch competitions from November 7 to December 10 across the state. Animal Husbandry Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike said on Monday that the first fair would be held at Tarn Taran on November 7, followed by Patiala on November 8. In the concluding leg of the fairs, Pathankot will play host on December 2, Fatehgarh Sahib on December 3, Ajitgarh on December 6, Barnala on December 7, Roopnagar on December 9 and Fazilka on December 10. 

Mahila Congress to oppose property tax
: Hundreds of volunteers of the Punjab Mahila Congress would begin their statewide protest against the imposition of property tax in Punjab by the SAD-BJP government from Tuesday. The volunteers would fan out among the common people, particularly women, and persuade them against depositing the tax. In place of property tax assessment forms, these volunteers would assist the women folk to submit a "shapath patra" to the respective civic bodies. 

10,000 children to make largest human water droplet
: Ten thousand children from the district are set to register their names in the Guinness World Records by making the largest human water droplet on the earth. “We will break the record of Russia, where 7,140 participants made the largest blood droplet in May,” said Preetinder Kaur, vice-president of the Mehar International Educational Society and Charitable Trust at a press conference in Nangal today. Certificates would also be distributed to the participants, she added.



Dengue: Six cases in 3 days
: Six cases of dengue have been reported from different parts of the city in the past three days. This has taken the total number of cases reported this year to 54. So far, the fatal disease has claimed three lives this year.



1 killed in mishap
: A person was killed in a road accident. The police said Vivek, a resident of Yamunanagar was killed when a bus hit him near new bus stand here on Sunday. 

Man held for selling illegal firecrackers: A person has been arrested for allegedly selling firecrackers without permission ahead of Divali. The police said Vijay Kumar of Ismailabad had been arrested for selling firecrackers without permission. The police has seized fire crackers worth Rs 10 thousand from his possession. 

Woman booked: The police has registered a case against a woman for allegedly carving out a colony in Ladwa without the permission of the Town Planner. The police said District Town Planner Amrik Singh had alleged that Sneh Lata, a resident of Ladwa had carved out a colony without the permission of his office.



Grenade hurled at Shiraz Cinema
: Suspected militants hurled a grenade at Shiraz Cinema, housing two India Reserve Police units, in the Khanyar area, which did not explode. The police said stones were thrown by unidentified persons last evening. During inspection, the security forces found the grenade. A bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot and the grenade was removed.


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