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Sarpanch stabbed to death: Pritam Singh, sarpanch of Bedi Chhanna village, was allegedly stabbed to death by a youth of the same village over a minor dispute. The police have registered a case against Jaspal Singh and his mother Chhindo, but no arrest has been made so far. Jarnail Singh, Station House Officer, Ramdass police station, said Pritam Singh along with his wife Beero and son Jodh Singh was returning home from his fields when the accused attacked him.
Farmers block road: Farmers blocked the Sirhind-Khamanon state highway no. 12 near Talania village to protest insufficient supply of power to their tube wells for irrigation. These farmers were from
Talania, Ferozepur, Bahadargarh, Baghsikandar, Jadkhela Khedi and Dera
Meermeera. The dharna was lifted after the SDM, Bassi Pathana, called the Executive Engineer, Electricity Department, and directed him to solve the problems
of the farmers within the
next two days.
Docs threaten stir: Doctors and other staff at the Civil Hospital here have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from July 8 if the assailants who allegedly attacked them on Thursday were not arrested. The staff was attacked and the emergency ward ransacked after a relative of the assailants, Gurpreet, an undertrial, died at the hospital.
5 held with 200 liquor cases: Five persons were held with 200 cases of country-made liquor at a naka near Ballran village in
Moonak. The accused have been identified as Dharampal Singh, Amar Singh,
Sonu, Subhash and Mukesh. A case has been registered.