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Two held for raping minor
: The Sadar police have booked two youths for allegedly abducting and raping a 16-yr-old girl of the area. The girl alleged that on March 15, Vishal of Adamwal and his friend took her in a white car on the pretext of giving her a ride. They allegedly took her to a hotel and raped her repeatedly. On March 18, they dropped her at Jalandhar bus stand and threatened her of dire consequences if she disclosed their names. A case has been registered against the duo.

Mining guard killed:
A mining guard was killed in a road accident at Nurpur Bedi on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Ram Nath Sharma. The police said Sharma, working at Dayapur Nangal, was on the way to Ghanauli on his motorcycle when he was hit by a vehicle. His colleagues, who were following Sharma, took him to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead. The police registered a case against an unidentified person.

Woman ends life: A 30-year-old woman, Paramjit Kaur, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree at Loha Kherra village near Longowal. Station House Officer Gurmail Singh said the police had registered a case against four persons, including Paramjit's husband Kuldip Singh.

Prisoner dies of heart attack:
An 80-year-old prisoner, Surjit Singh from Harigarh village who was undergoing life imprisonment in a murder case at the district jail here, reportedly died of a heart attack on Thursday. Deputy Jail Superintendent Hardeep Singh Bhatti said Surjit collapsed while cooking food in the morning. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital, but could not survive, Bhatti added.


Development works to suffer
: The Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, VK Singh had refused to give special permission to the Mohali administration for starting development works in the Balongi village. Responding to a communiqué DC, the CEO clearly directed the administration to start the devrlopment project only after the code of conduct comes to an end.


Restoration of Sansari Nala road sought
: Residents of the Pangi tribal valley in Chamba district have urged the government to take up the matter of restoration work on Tandi-Sansari Nala road, which was blocked by heavy snowfall during recent winter months. They say the winter season is at its fag end and the road needs to be opened to vehicular traffic. They met Forest Minister TS Bharmouri.

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