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Woman drowns; 3 booked:
Roshani Devi (22) drowned in a water reservoir at Chak 18RB village in Sriganganagar. The police have booked her husband Budh Ram and his parents under Sections 304B and 498A as Roshani's father Arjun Nayak had filed a police complaint alleging that she was harassed for dowry.

Man killed in accident: Sartaj Singh (20) of Gurusar Jodha village was killed when his motorcycle was allegedly hit by a truck near Balluana village on the Abohar-Malout road on Monday. The driver fled leaving the truck, which has  been seized.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Education award:
The Continental Group of Institutes has been awarded the "Best Faculty in Various Disciplines of Engineering (North) Award by ABP News. The executive director of the Institute Brig JK Jha received the award from minister William Margret (Vice-Chairperson, National Council, Namibia) at Hotel Taj in Mumbai.

Plea to ban liquor sale:
The Shiv Sena, Punjab, has supported the stand of former minister Prof Lakshmi Kanta Chawla to impose a ban on the use and sale of liquor in the state. Party's senior vice-president Rajesh Palta said the government should impose a ban on liquor, if it really wanted to make the state "drug-free".

Training camp for girls: A 15-day training camp on self-defence organised by the Rashtra Sewika Samiti concluded in Phagwara on Saturday. The next camp will be organised at Paunta Sahib in Himachal Pardesh from June 30, said Samitiís national general secretary Shalini Gupta. She stressed the need for a compulsory period on self defence in schools so that girls are trained to combat emergency situations. She said 100 branches of the Samiti were working in the state to train girls in this regard.

2 killed in road mishap:
Two persons were killed and three injured when the vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a roadside tree on the Malerkotla-Nabha road near Mohrana village. Ramesh Kumar Gupta (56) of Nabha and Suresh Parakh (57) died on the spot, while Gupta's wife Anju Gupta, son Ankit Gupta and daughter Sapali Gupta were injured.

Retd cop shot dead: In a land dispute case, a retired head constable of Punjab Police Harnaib Singh (64) was today shot dead at Khokhar Kalan village, falling under the Chhajli police station. Station House Officer of Chhajli police station Bhupinder Singh said on Monday that Harnaib was shot dead with a 12-bore gun. The police had registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC against Darbara Singh, Kartara Singh and Gurlal Singh, residents of Sanghrerri village (near Gharachon), he added.


Man found dead near railway track:
A body was found near a railway track under mysterious circumstances on Monday. The deceased identified as Munish (28) was a resident of Shivaji Colony here. His family alleged that he was murdered by two persons of the colony. Rattan Lal, a relative of the deceased, said the family received a message in the morning that Munish's body was dumped near the railway station. He alleged that Munish had an altercation with two of the colony residents last night. The GRP have taken the body into its custody and sent it for the post-mortem. The family refused to allow post-mortem examination until the accused were arrested and threatened to block a road. DSP Joginder Rathi reached hospital and pacified the parents. He assured them a fair inquiry in the case. The post-mortem report is awaited.

2 farmers electrocuted near Karnal village: Two farmers were electrocuted in their field under Assandh sub-division, around 55 km from Karnal, on Sunday. Villagers said the mishap occurred when farmer Mehar Singh (27) of Kehri Sarafali village was switching on the pumpset to irrigate the field. His cousin, Gulab Singh (22) of Thal village, saw him being electrocuted and tried to help him, but were electrocuted in the process.

Gang of mobile thieves busted:
With the arrest of two persons and recovery of 16 mobile phones and accessories worth Rs 1.40 lakh, the police claimed to have busted a gang of mobile thieves here on Monday. The police said Sunil Kumar, a resident of Bint village, had registered a complaint at Babain police station on May 28, alleging that some unidentified persons had stolen mobiles and other accessories from his shop. The accused have been identified as Keshav and Ravi, both residents of Sultanpuri, Delhi. Both the accused have admitted to crime.

Villagers, power staff end tiff:
The tension prevailing at Sanghi, the native village of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, was diffused on Monday with the villagers and Power Corporation employees entering a compromise. Employees of the Power Corporation had alleged that some villagers had tried to restore the power supply and thrashed their colleagues. Employees of the Power Corporation had threatened to cut the power supply, if the assailants were not arrested. However, the matter was resolved today with the withdrawal of complaint by the employees.

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