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Woman ‘thrashed’ for dowry
: Kamla Rani of Khuyiansarwer village was allegedly thrashed and thrown out of a vehicle by her husband at a bus stand on Wednesday. She has been admitted to the local Civil Hospital. She alleged that her husband Prithvi Raj assaulted her after she declined to give in to the demands of dowry by him and her in-laws. The police are investigating.

Tanker owners call off strike: Owners of water tankers in Sriganganagar district called off their three-day strike. Refilling of water tankers from canals was banned, evoking protests by villagers who said they had to buy canal water since sufficient water was not available through the rural water works. The administration has now agreed to allow refilling of water from main canals. The tanker owners' union assured that water would not be drawn from sub-canals since it affected the villages located on the tail-end of the irrigation system. 

4 booked for murder: Chander Kumar and Vicky of Khuyiansarwer, Laddi of Anand Nagari and Ganesh of Daulatpura village have been booked by the City police under Section 302 of the IPC. They are accused of killing Nannu Gandhi after an altercation at a liquor shop. The victim's parents had lodged a complaint in this regard.

2 boys feared drowned
Two teenaged boys were feared drowned as they were swept away while bathing in the Sutlej on Wednesday. The victims have been identified as Sumit (13) and Sanjiv (14), both residents of Prem Nagar locality near Asron. A search operation has been launched.

Cop held taking bribe
: Bhalwan police post in charge ASI Sherwinder Singh was arrested while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a person by a team of the local Vigilance Bureau on Wednesday evening. Pritipal Singh, DSP, Vigilance Bureau, Sangrur, said a trap was laid following a complaint by Bhalwan village resident Kulwant Singh and Sherwinder was arrested while accepting bribe.



Professor stabbed:
An unidentified person on Wednesday stabbed an NIT professor, Dr Sudarshan Singh Ratan, with a kitchen knife at his residence on the NIT campus. He sustained injuries on his neck, head, stomach, arms and at several other parts of the body. The accused fled the spot after the crime. He was was referred to Fortis Hospital, Mohali, where his condition is stated to be stable. —TNS

Laboratory opened:
Dheera Khandelwal, principal secretary, Medical Education and Research, Haryana, on Wednesday inaugurated a state-of-the-art central research laboratory at BPS Government Women Medical College Hospital, Khanpur Kalan. Dr RC Siwach, Director of the college, said the laboratory was set up at a cost of Rs 1 crore and was best among the hospitals of northern India. —OC


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