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Body found in canal: The body of a youth was found in the Malukpura minor (sub-canal) on the Kandhwala Road near the city bypass on Saturday. NGO Nar Sewa Narayan Sewa volunteers informed the police and shifted the body to the Civil Hospital for the post-mortem.
Jalandhar now tobacco-free: Health and Family Welfare Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani on Saturday formally declared Jalandhar district as "tobacco-free". Sixteen districts have already been declared tobacco-free on the basis of a study by the
PO in bank fraud surrenders:
One of the accused in a five-year-old cooperative bank scam surrendered before a court in Ropar on Saturday. The accused, Jujhar Singh of Gajram Kalan in Chamkaur Sahib, was sent to a four-day police remand.
Book released: The Adara Annu Manch released its first publication titled ‘Annu’. Dignitaries present on the occasion congratulated the publisher, Surinder Kailey, for the feat and hoped that the publication will provide an in-depth knowledge to its readers.
today: ‘Nasha Mukti Daur’- a mini marathon will be organised by Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust and Social Security and Women and Child Development,
Chandigarh. Suraj Jyoti, chairman, said the Punjab Government was working hard to eradicate drug menace from Punjab. In this direction, a marathon will be held tomorrow starting at 8 am from Guru Nanak Stadium.
Man dies of electrocution: An electrician, Surinder Pal (45), died of electrocution at Hargobind Nagar near here on Saturday. His associate, Sandip Kumar, sustained critical injuries and has been admitted to the local Civil Hospital.
Rally against drug abuse: Around 1,200 students on Saturday participated in the 3-km walkathon, "Patiala against drugs", organised by Columbia Asia Hospital.
NRI’s wife kills self, 3 booked: A pregnant woman, Rajwinder Kaur (28), reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling at her in-laws’ house in Dhaleta village on Friday. The victim's mother-in-law, Darshan Kaur, has been arrested while her husband Sarabjit Singh and father-in-law have been booked. The deceased’s father alleged her in-laws tortured her for dowry. Sarabjit is an NRI.
Youth booked for rape:
The police on Saturday arrested a youth on the charges of abducting and trying to rape a four-year-old girl of Palahai Gate locality here. SHO Ravinder Singh said the victim’s mother alleged that last night the accused, Sonu, abducted her daughter and took her to a deserted house and tried to rape her.
Couple booked as maid dies: A couple was booked on Saturday for alleged abetment to suicide when their maid,
Poonia, died under mysterious circumstances. The couple's neighbours said the accused, Vijay Kalra and Irvinderjit
Kaur, allegedly used to torture the girl.