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Youth booked for rape:
The police have booked a Ludhiana youth, Soni, for allegedly raping a minor girl. The victim's mother alleged that her daughter had come to her maternal uncle's house in a village near Garhshankar from where the accused took her to Ludhiana and raped her.

Dust storm brings  respite from heat:
The dust storm plummeted the maximum temperature by a few notches today. It gave residents the much-needed relief. The day began on a bright and sunny note, but the sky turned cloudy around 7 pm. Ankita Aggarwal, a resident, said it had become difficult for the residents to venture out. The dust storm disrupted the power supply. Shweta, a resident of Aggar Nagar, said the dust storm that lasted half-an-hour and the electricity department imposed a power cut. The health department had asked people to avoid street food.

Honour for law varsity VC:
Dr Paramjit Singh Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, was conferred with the title of Honorary Colonel of the NCC. A baton and a certificate were handed over to Dr Jaswal by Brig Subhash Dixit, Group Commander, NCC, and Col AS Chandhoke, Deputy Group Commander.

Cop killed in road mishap:
A head constable, Pardeep Kumar, was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a vehicle near Phaguwala village (Bhawanigarh). In another mishap, Chamkaur Singh (45) of Badrukhan village, near Sangrur, was killed after he was hit by a vehicle.


Green branch opens at Desh Bhagat University:
Spreading the message of protecting the Mother Earth, Desh Bhagat University opened its first Green Branch of State Bank of Patiala on the campus on Thursday. Vice-Chancellor of the University, Dr SS Chahal, said, “With the opening of this branch, the students and staff won’t have to go to the far-off branches of different banks. This will save their time and money.” University Chancellor Dr Zora Singh said, “This will convey a special message to all, particularly the youth, to keep the Earth clean.”

LIC senior divisional manager takes charge: The LIC of India, Chandigarh division, has got its new senior divisional manager in charge on Thursday. Subhash Chander has joined as senior divisional manager at the Jeevan Parkash Building, Divisional Office, Sector 17-B, Chandigarh. Subhash Chander joined the LIC in 1988 as direct recruit officer. Prior to this, he was senior divisional manager at the Divisional Office No 4 at Mumbai.

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