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3 bodies found in canals
: Three bodies were found in different canals in Abohar and the neighbouring Sriganganagar (Rajasthan). The body of Nai Abadi resident Ankush (20) was found in the Abohar branch canal system on the outskirts of the sub-divisional town. The deceased, a BA student of DAV College, had left his house without speaking to his family members on Wednesday. The Sriganganagar police found the body of Vivek Sharma (35) of Brahma Colony from the Ghamoorwali sub-canal. He worked at a factory in Udyog Vihar and was reported missing since Friday. Another body of a woman, Chanda Devi (40), was found in the Kanwersain lift canal. She had reportedly slipped from a cart. 

Fatehgarh Sahib
Lok Adalat on April 12
: A Mega Lok Adalat involving civil, criminal, revenue, matrimonial and MGNREGA cases, traffic challans and petty offences will be held on April 12. Sanjiv Berry, District and Sessions Judge-cum-chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Fatehgarh Sahib, said it was also decided to increase the number of Village Legal Aid Support and Care Centres at the block level in the district.

Varsity offers new courses:The advisory committee of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University on Wednesday decided to introduce moral and ethical values as a compulsory subject to inculcate the rich cultural values in students, said Dr Gurmohan Singh, Vice Chancellor. He said it was also decided to introduce courses on taxes, agri-business and services sector.

Natak mela on April 6
:: Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sabhayacharak Kender will be organising the third ‘Natak Mela’ on the birth anniversary of gadri giani Dalip Singh. The mela will be organised on April 6 from 11 am onwards at Phullanwal village. Sukhwinder Singh said theatre group Sirjana Art from Raikot would present choreographies on ‘Eh Lahoo kisda hai’ and ‘Utho koi Mard ka chela’.

Technical training to farmers
:To provide technical knowledge to farmers for Kharif crops, a district-level farmers’ training camp was organised on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner Indu Malhotra inaugurated the camp. Dr Mangal Singh Sandhu, Director, Agriculture, said his department had made elaborate arrangements for providing seed, pesticides and fertilisers for the Kharif season. He exhorted farmers to increase area under maize, narma and moong.

Farmers’ meet on March 31:The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakonda) will organise a state-level conference ‘Pagri Sambhal Kisana’ on March 31 at Bhawanigarh. The conference will be dedicated to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. State union president Buta Singh Burjgil said the farmers should urge the government to pass the Rural Debt Settlement Bill and get their debt waived.

Tarn Taran
5 booked in dowry case
: Five members of a family have been booked for demanding dowry from a woman. The accused are Joginder Singh, his father Baldev Singh, mother Lakhwinder Kaur, sister Ramandeep Kaur of Jhugian Kallu village (Valtoha) and their relative Ninder Kaur of Kalalawala Khuh village (Ferozpore). The victim, Rajwinder Kaur, Joginder’s wife, said she had been married five years ago. She alleged that the accused had been harassing her for dowry since she was married. Rajwinder alleged that they had been demanding a Verna car.

Man dies in road mishap: Swaran Singh (45), a resident of Kotli Wasawa Singh village, on Tuesday succumbed to his injuries received in a road accident near Valtoha village, 45 km from here. He was admitted to KD Hospital in Amritsar. Swaran was riding a motorcycle when a car hit him near Valtoha village on Monday. Dharminder Singh of Amarkot village, the driver of the car, has been booked under Sections 304 A, 279, 427 of the IPC by the police.



2 AAP covering candidates withdraw papers
: Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) covering candidate Gurnam Singh Charuni and independent candidate Jai Narayan withdrew their nominations from Kurukshetra yesterday. As many as 36 candidates had filed their nominations from Kurukshetra. After the withdrawal, 23 candidates, including 11 independent, are left in the fray.

Kerala IAS is observer for Sirsa
: Dr K Ellangovan, an IAS officer of 1992 batch from Kerala, has joined duties as General Observer for the Sirsa parliamentary constituency.


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