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6 killed in mishaps:
Medical representatives Rakesh Pandey and Kamal Sharma died and their colleague Hari Murari Sharma got hurt as their car rammed into a bus on the Hanumangarh-Taranagar-Sardarshehar road on Thursday. Sarabjit Singh of Chak 9A village in Sriganganagar was killed when his tractor overturned. Vakeel Bhargava (33) of Dhaani Amarpura died when his motorcycle rammed into an electricity pole on Lakhuwali Road in Hanumangarh. Ravinder Singh (42) died when an unidentified vehicle hit his motorcycle near Srawan village on Thursday. Labourer Mahabir Prasad (30) was run over by an Innova car in Sriganganagar.

Interviews for schools:
The state government would conduct interviews from among qualified candidates for the posts of principals and lecturers to be appointed at six residential schools in the state from June 21 to 24. The interviews would be conducted at the office of DGSE (Director General of School Education), Mohali, a government spokesperson said. He said the staff would be hired on contract. These schools are located in Patiala, Bathinda, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Mohali. Detailed information could be accessed at www.educationrecruitmentboard.com.

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JE caught taking bribe:
The local Vigilance Department caught a Junior Engineer red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 on Friday. The accused identified as Pardeep Kumar, who worked in Khera Block Development Office, took the bribe from Jeet Kaur, a sarpanch of Mandofal village. The sarpanch had complained to the Vigilance Department that the JE was demanding Rs 10,000 to pass the bills of the panchayat regarding installation of a submersible pump on shamlat land.

Women cops pass out:
The passing-out parade of 908 women (tradeswomen) recruits of the Punjab Police was held at the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, on Wednesday. Director General of Police (HRD) SK Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion. He said a high-tech investigation centre would soon be set up in the academy to provide better training to cops. Several women recruits were also honoured for their performance in various fields of training.

Rally against drugs:The District Youth Welfare Federation, Sangrur, organised a rally against drug abuse on Friday. Hundreds of youths took part in the rally that was jointly flagged off by Secretary, Defence Services Welfare, Punjab, SR Ladhar and DIG (Commando), Patiala, SK Singh. Deputy Commissioner Arshdeep Singh Thind, Sangrur DSP Gurpreet Singh Dhindsa and Civil Surgeon Dr Subodh Gupta were also present on the occasion.


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