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Bank manager in the dock:
The Rajasthan Police have detained KK Singh, Deputy Manager, State bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, after he returned from a 10-day leave in Goluwala segment in Sriganganagar, in a case pertaining to embezzlement of funds amounting to Rs 3.53 crore. The police said a case had been registered as major discrepancies had surfaced during an internal audit and departmental inquiry.

‘Lovers’ end life: The bodies of Poonam and Ghulam Qadir, aged between 17-19, were found in water reservoirs in Chak 4DWD village near Rawatsar on the mega highway in Hanumangarh on Monday. They were reported missing in the morning, the police said. Preliminary inquiry indicated that the youngsters might have decided to end life as they belonged to different communities and could not get married.

99 kg poppy husk seized: The police have arrested Tarsem Singh (Alamwala), Sucha Singh, Jagir Singh (Sukhera Bodla) and Joginder Singh (Ghubaya) with 89 kg poppy husk that they had smuggled from Rajasthan using motorcycles on different link roads. The Government Railway Police arrested Pushpinder Singh of Barnala with 10 kg poppy husk during a search on the Sriganganagar-Dhuri passenger train here.

Two drug peddlers held:
The police have arrested two drug peddlers and seized 6 kg of poppy husk from them. On a tip-off, a police party nabbed a youth on the Jandwala Mira Sangla-Mauzam link road. They recovered 4 kg poppy husk from his possession. The accused has been identified as Madan Lal of Dharam Nagri village, Abohar. The police have also arrested Puran Chand, who was moving suspiciously in the Anni Dilli slum area of Fazilka town. During his search, 2 kg poppy husk powder was recovered from his possession. 

Girls top in PAET:
Girls have bagged the top three positions in Punjab Ayush Entrance Test (PAET) conducted by Guru Ravidass Ayurved University, Hoshiarpur, for admission to BHMS and BAMS courses in the affiliated colleges. Swati Kamboj of Saharanpur (UP) stood first (584/800 marks), Anshul Narula of Abohar (540) was second while Shivani Saini of Mandi (HP) bagged the third position (528). As many as 1,321 candidates appeared in the exam.

Mandi Gobindgarh
Woman crushed under truck:
An unidentified woman was crushed under a truck while she was trying to cross the Mandi Gobindgarh-Amloh road on Monday afternoon. The speeding truck was headed towards Amloh. The truck driver ran away from the spot after the accident, leaving the vehicle there. The body of the victim, who was killed on the spot, has been kept at the Civil Hospital mortuary for identification and post-mortem.

Varsity begins new course:
Punjabi University has become the first university in the country to start BSc, Agriculture, through distance education. The four-year interdisciplinary course is being started under the aegis of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research from this academic session. Dr Jamshed Ali Khan, Dean, Colleges, said there would be 100 seats and the admission process would start soon.

4 injured in mishaps:
Four persons, including a couple, sustained serious injuries in two different road accidents here on Monday. Jiwan Kumar and his wife Raj Kumari of Chack Prema village were injured when the scooter they were riding on was hit by a speeding vehicle. Surya and his friend Raman sustained injuries when the motorcycle they were on collided with a vehicle.

Tarn Taran
2 die in road mishaps
: A two-year-old boy was alleged ran over by a truck at Goindwal Sahib. The victim, who was crossing the road, has been identified as Gaurav. The truck driver, who fled the spot, has been booked. In another mishap, Harinderpal Singh (48) was killed while his daughter Harpreet kaur (18) was injured when an unidentified vehicle hit their motorcycle. A case has been registered.



ICAI members stage dharna:
Former chairman of the Northern India Regional Council of Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI), CMA Rakesh Bhalla, along with his colleagues, staged a dharna against the Cost Records and Audit Rules-2014 released by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. He alleged that the rules are not in line with the recommendations of Expert Group, constituted by the MCA on costing reforms. — TNS

Fashion Stories Lifestyle Exhibition concludes:A two-day exhibition, Fashion Stories Lifestyle Exhibition, concluded at Hotel Aroma Aquamarine, Sector 22, Chandigarh. Over 40 fashion designers, accessories specialists and home décor houses displayed their products on the occasion. Organisers Anjali and Rakesh Makin from Sparkle Events said, “The exhibition has received a very good response.”


AAP seeks closure of liquor shop:
AAP leader Yogendra Yadav and head of the Satrol khap (women wing) Sudesh Chaudhary along with activists sat on a dharna in front of a liquor shop in Surya Nagar here today and sought its closure.


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