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Fatehgarh Sahib
3 trains to halt in Sirhind:
Three trains Haridwar-Amritsar Janshatabdi Express, Indore-Jammu Tawi Malwa Express and Sealdah-Amritsar Akal Takhat Express will start halting at Sirhind Railway Station from February 28. MLA Kuljeet Nagra said the Union Railway Minister had given his approval for the same.

Teachers protest:
Staff nurses of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), unemployed linemen and unemployed teachers on Tuesday staged a dharna at the traffic lights chowk. Their demands included regularisation of services and jobs for unemployed linemen and teachers. In Fatehgarh Sahib, around 7,000 protesting computer teachers from government schools threatened to intensify their stir if they were not shifted to the Education Department.

Govt staff continue stir: The pen-down strike of the ministerial staff on Tuesday entered its second day in the district. Surinder Kumar Balian, district president of State Ministerial Services Union, demanded staff members should get more grade pay. He further demanded that the previous pension scheme that had been discontinued on April 1, 2004 be resumed.

Tarn Taran
Teenaged girl abducted:
A 16-year-old girl of the town was allegedly abducted from Naurangabad village late on Monday evening. The Sadar police have booked one Sonu on the complaint of the victim's father.

Transporter booked for fraud: Karnail Chand, a Pathankot-based transporter, has been booked by the city police for allegedly defrauding the FCI. The accused had loaded eight trucks with rice from FCI's local godowns to deliver the same in Jammu and Kashmir. The accused allegedly replaced the rice with a sub-standard variety.



Office-bearers elected:
Nirvana Co-op House Building (First) Society Limited, Sector 49, here, has elected office-bearers for its managing committee. The elected members include Jasvir Singh Chanian, president; Surjit Kaur, vice-president; Sukhmaninder Singh Rai, secretary; and BL Joshi, cashier.

One acquitted: A local court today acquitted an accused of sexual harassment charges after the 15-year-old victim turned hostile. The court acquitted accused Rishi of the charges of sexual harassment. The case was registered at the Sector 31 police station on July 24, 2013.



Rs 120 cr for maintenance of graveyards: Under the Three-Year Plan, the state government will spend Rs 120 crore on erecting boundary walls around the registered Muslim graveyards in the state. The maintenance of 746 registered graveyards had been a long-pending demand of the Muslim community. The government will spend Rs 40 crore annually on the maintenance of the graveyards.


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