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20 persons booked for holding traders captive:
Over twenty persons were booked for allegedly holding a Chandigarh businessman and his staff captive at a fruit grading plant located on Seetogunno Road on Saturday night. The accused have been identified as Shamsher Singh, his brother Manoj of Bathinda, Rajinder Kumar and Sajan of Malout. Fruit trader Rajesh Sharda of Chandigarh said the accused locked them in over a pending payment.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Seminar on organ donation:
The Rotary Clubs of Fatehgarh Sahib district jointly organised a seminar to promote the donation of body organs. Dr BC Gupta, member, National Consumer Commission, Delhi, was the chief guest. Dr Daisey Sahni from PGI, who was the key speaker, cleared all misconceptions on organ donation.

500 youths participate in Run for Unity:Over 500 youths on Sunday participated in the "Run for Unity", organised to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Deputy Prime Minister of the country. MP Avinash Rai Khanna, Arunesh Shakir, former minister, and Sanjiv Bhardwaj, district BJP president, were among the prominent participants.

Fraud charge against 2:A case has been registered against Wing Commander Kuldip Singh (retd), in charge, administration, and Sanjiv Kumar, receipt clerk, of IITT College of Engineering, Pojewal, for allegedly misappropriating college funds amounting to Rs 96,196. The money was collected from three students in the form of college fee. The case was registered after an inquiry by the SP(Hq) established charges against the accused.

259 girls get bicycles:Dr SK Sukhi, chairman, District Planning Committee, distributed cycles among 259 girl students of senior secondary classes at Government Senior Secondary Schools at Langroya and Herian in the district. He said the SAD-BJP Government was committed to bring qualitative improvement in the school education. The government had been promoting education of girls by providing them bicycles and scholarships, he added.

Dowry death: 3 booked:
A 25-year-old woman was allegedly set on fire at Daska village near Lehragaga on Sunday. She succumbed to her injuries at Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala. Victims Sarbjit Kaurís brother Jagseer Singh alleged that his sister had been harassed by her in-laws for dowry. Rajesh Snehi, Station House Officer, Dharamgarh police station, said on the statement of Jagseer Singh, the police had registered a dowry death case against deceased's husband Lakshman Singh, father-in-law Jagjit Singh and mother-in-law Jasbir Kaur.

Worker found dead  in rice mill:The body of a 40-year-old Nepalese worker was found in a rice mill, situated near Lehal Khurd village in Lehragaga on Sunday. The deceased, Dev Raj, was an employee at the mill and hailed from Simkhali village in Nepal. Investigating Officer Gurmail Singh said the deceased caught fire while he was cooking and died on the spot. A case has been registered.

Tarn Taran
Three booked on dowry charge:
Three members of a family have been booked for allegedly torturing a woman for dowry. Vindu Sharma has lodged a complaint against her husband Rohit Sharma, his father Bal Krishan and mother Sorishata, residents of Amritsar. Vindu alleged that the accused started torturing her for dowry soon after her marriage. The demand was for Rs 2 lakh and a car, she alleged.



Tibetan market:
A month-long Tibetan Potala Market was inaugurated by Ravi Thakur, vice-chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, and MLA from Lahaul and Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, at Circus Ground in Sector 17, Chandigarh. A total of 20 shops of woollens, including sweaters, mufflers, caps and jackets, have been set up by traders who hail from tribal belts of remote Himalayan regions. A special provision for a Tibetan Kitchen has also been made at the bazaar. The inauguration day witnessed a massive participation of local Tibetan students, who presented a cultural performance for locals. 

SBI donates bicycles to girls: The Chief General Manager, SBI, Chandigarh Circle, Lingaraj Mahapatra, along with local board members of the bank on Saturday donated bicycles to needy girls sponsored by NGOs working in the Tricity viz. Jyoti Sarup Kanya Asra, Khelshala, Little Flowers School and Hamari Kaksha. Mahapatra stressed the need to save and cherish girl child and motivate them to be competitive in society.


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