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Dera Bassi
Workers hold protest:
Up in arms against the management, employees of Avon Meters Private Limited, an electric meter manufacturing unit, held a protest outside the unit located in Industrial Focal Point located in Mubarikpur, area near here this morning. They alleged that the management had violated the labour laws by underpaying them even after 10 to 12 hour of duty per day.

Train runs over man
: A retired SDO of Powercom was killed when a train ran him over on Monday night. Mohan Singh of Ranjit Nagar was crossing the railway line when a DMU going from Jalandhar to Hoshiarpur ran him over. He was killed on the spot.

Peddler held with heroin: A peddler was arrested with 10 gm heroin, while another man was held with an unlicensed revolver and 8 bullets. Jasvir Singh of Harkhowal was nabbed with 10 gm heroin at Jallowal village. Harwinder Singh of Mahilpur was nabbed at a naka. He was carrying an unlicensed weapon. Cases have been registered.

Man dies in mishap: A scooterist died when his scooter was hit by an unidentified vehicle near Mandiala village on Jalandhar Road on Monday night. Sarwan Singh of Meghowal Ganjyan village succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital. A case has been registered.

CU offers scholarships
: Chandigarh University (CU), Gharuan, has announced scholarship schemes for meritorious students of Patiala. The college authorities notified that through CU-Scholarship Admission Test (SAT), Class XII pass students who scored 75 percent board exams are eligible for the scheme. The university has also offered fee waiver for the wards of defence personnel. It also announced financial assistance for SC/ST, OBC, physically challenged and sportspersons.

Tarn Taran
2 hurt in firing incident
Two persons were injured at Dhotian village here on Monday during a clash at a marriage function. The Sarhali police have registered a case against Preetu of Tapiala village (Lopoke) for allegedly shooting at Manraj Singh and Gurpreet Singh. The accused has absconded.



ATM opens in DAV College-10: Dr BC Josan, principal of DAV College, Sector 10, and NK Talwar, AGM, State Bank of India, Medical Institute Branch (PGI), jointly inaugurated the ATM facility on the college campus today. Dr Josan said the college had already provided facilities to the hostel inmates and the opening of the ATM was another step in this direction.



Farmer shot dead in Sirsa:
Two masked motorcyclists shot dead Mange Lal (35), a farmer of Abubshahr village in Sirsa, outside a mechanic's shop in the village late last evening. The main assailant was later identified as a son-in-law of the victimís uncle.The farmer had gone to the mechanicís shop when two motorcyclists came and shot him dead.


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