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Two killed in mishaps:
Hem Raj Godara (40), former director of Panchayat Samiti, Sriganganagar, died as his car collided with a four-wheeler near Chak 24PBN village. The body was handed over to his kin after the postmortem. B Janardan (34) was electrocuted to death, while handling a desert cooler at his house in Suratgarh military station, the police said. The body will be taken to Belgaum in Maharashtra for cremation.

2 die in accident:
Two women died, while a three-year-old boy sustained injuries when their car and a PRTC bus collided head-on on Barnala-Bathinda main road in Mehta village (near Tapa) on Sunday. The boy was admitted to Tapa Civil Hospital, from where he was referred to a hospital in Ludhiana. Station House Officer Baljinder Pannu said the deceased Preeti (26) and an elderly woman Hema Devi were from Dakoli village in Zirakpur. The bus driver, who is at large, has been booked.

Fatehgarh Sahib
CIIS signs MoU with New Zealand college:
The Continental Institute for International Studies (CIIS) has signed an MoU with Waiariki Institute of Technology (WIT), New Zealand, for courses in information technology, engineering and Master's in management and dairy farming. WIT chief executive Professor Margaret Noble and president of CIIS Educational Services Society Lt Col BS Sandhu (retd) signed the memorandum.

AstroTurf at varsity: An AstroTurf will be laid at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University at a cost of Rs 5 crore. This will ensure international-level facilities for local sportspersons, particularly players of the hockey academy. Vice-Chancellor Gurmohan Singh Walia said the SGPC had set up the hockey academy at the university. Dronacharya awardee Baldev Singh would be the chief coach at the academy.

Labourer commits suicide:
Sukhbir Singh (36), a labourer from Ghorrenab village, about 8 km from Lehragaga, allegedly "committed" suicide by hanging himself on Sunday. Sukhbir's brother Jasbir Singh said his brother was under stress due to financial reasons.

Tarn Taran
Man shot, 6 booked:
Lakhbir Singh (40) of Mughal Chack Pannuan village was shot dead, while his cousin Ravinder Singh was injured in an assault on Saturday. The police have booked six persons of a family under the Arms Act. Among those booked, include Pal Singh, his brother Arsal Singh, wife Kulwant Kaur, daughter Rajbir Kaur and sons Nishan Singh and Harjinder Singh. The accused are still at large. Pal Singh and others attacked Lakhbir Singh after he had an argument with him. The accused barged in to the victim's house and opened fire. Victim's cousin Ravinder Singh was attacked when he intervened in the matter. Lakhbir Singh was declared brought dead at the local civil hospital.


Man stabbed to death:
A gang rivalry between two persons took an ugly turn today when a man was stabbed to death by another following a violent scuffle in Colony No. 4 here today evening. The victim, Azam Khan, was hit with a knife on the head, following which he died. The police have booked accused Raju Khan for the murder. A case has been registered at Industrial Area police station. The police are investigating.

Manís body found in park: The body of a 30-year-old man was found in a park in Sector 10 today. Deceased Gobind, resident of Nayagoan, was a security guard. The police have ruled out foul play. The police said the victim was under depression following the demise of his wife, who had expired in March. A postmortem was conducted. Inspector Harjit Kaur said the viscera samples were sent for examination. He is survived by his parents and two children.

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