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Sri Lankan national held at border
: The BSF has arrested a Sri Lankan national, Mohammad Asir, who was trying to cross over to Pakistan from Rorawala village near Attari. Nothing objectionable was found from him. He was later handed over to the Gharinda police which registered a case under the Indian Passport Act against him.

Leader wanted in murder bid case held
: Jaswinder Singh alias Rocky, who was booked under the charge of attempt to kidnap and murder BJP activists, on Monday surrendered before a local court. Rocky had contested the last assembly elections from Fazilka as an Independent candidate. Rocky was booked for allegedly attempting to murder BJP activist Ramesh Kataria. He was also booked for trying to kidnap BJP activist Ranjinder Singh Jamalke.

Kanpur-Amritsar train from today
: The first direct train from Kanpur to Amritsar will be flagged off on Tuesday by Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge from here. Sikhs living in Kanpur had been demanding a direct train to Punjab as they had to change either at Lucknow or Delhi to reach their state.

Team to verify state’s claim for PM award
: A team comprising Sanjiv Shanker, Director, Establishment and Training Department, New Delhi, and Dr AR Singh, Associate Professor, Administrative Reforms Academy, Mussourie, visited sanjh kendra at Nawanshahr to study the utility of rationalisation of affidavits for reforming the public delivery system in mitigating hassles being faced by the public. The team would verify the state's claim for the Prime Minister Award for Excellence in Public Administration for 2013-14.

Two women killed in road mishap: Two women were killed and 40 persons were injured when the tractor-trailer they were travelling in overturned near Torowal village on Monday. The victims belonged to Sherpur village in Hoshiarpur district.

Kin of boys drowned in canal get relief
: Chief Parliamentary Secretary Parkash Chand Garg on Monday handed over cheques worth Rs 1 lakh each to the families of two boys who had drowned in a canal near here in July. Others present included former president of the local municipal council Iqbaljit Singh Punia and leader of senior citizens association Raj Kumar Arora.



Transporter shot at
: A transporter was shot at by a thief at his house in Adarsh Nagar on the eve of Diwali. Ashwani Mehta woke up on Saturday night when a thief was trying to break open a safe in the house. As Mehta raised the alarm, the thief fired at him and fled on a motorcycle waiting outside the house. A case of attempt to murder has been registered. Mehta is undergoing treatment in a private hospital.

Man succumbs to injuries
: Om Prakash of Barhana village, who was attacked by a co-villager three days ago, today succumbed to his injuries at PGIMS in Rohtak on Monday. The police has registered a case of murder against the accused, Naresh. The police said Naresh had assaulted Om Prakash with a stick after an oral duel when he was sitting outside his house in Barhana village. Om Prakash was rushed to the PGIMS with serious head injuries.The police said Naresh would be arrested soon.

PO arrested
: A proclaimed offender Mohammad Haneef, a resident of Khizrabad in Yamunanagar district. he was booked under Section 379, IPC, in Pipli on August 12, 1997. He was declared a proclaimed offender on July 6, 2001. He was produced in the court on Monday, which remanded him in judicial custody.

In-laws booked for dowry death:
Following Guddi’s alleged electrocution by her in-laws at Subasedi village, about 20 km from here, the Bawal police has booked her husband Pritam, father-in-law Ajit Singh and mother-in-law. The case has been registered on a complaint filed by Ravinder Kumar, brother of the deceased. Ravinder stated that Guddi, who got married to Pritam in May, 2011, gave birth to a son about six months ago following which her in-laws sought a car by way of dowry.He alleged when the demand was not met, they eliminated Guddi.

Farmers begin dharna
: Farmers of Sisana village started an indefinite dharna in their village in protest against the non-payment of compensation for their land, acquired for widening the Sisana -Gohana road about three years ago. The Rashtriya Jatigat Arakshan Virodhi Party had extended its support to the agitating farmers.They threatened that if the payment was not made before the Congress rally at Gohana on November 10, the farmers would block the Sisana-Silana road on the rally day and show black flags.


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