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Youth's body found in canal: The body of a youth tied to a concrete block was found in a canal near Roranwali village on the Abohar-Hanumangarh road on Saturday. Hanumangarh police station in charge Narayan Singh said prima facie, it appeared that the youth was strangled to death in Punjab and his body was thrown into the canal about five days ago.
Riot victims launch campaign: Victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots launched a campaign, "Torch of Justice", after paying obeisance at Akal Takht here. They will undertake a journey carrying the torch from Delhi to the United Nations headquarters in New York. AISSF president Karnail Singh Peermohammad said the month-long campaign would pass through all the states where Sikhs were massacred during November 1984.
Prisoner commits ‘suicide’: A prisoner lodged in Barnala sub-jail, Parwinder Singh (25) of Alipur Khalsa village (near Sherpur), allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in a bathroom on Friday night. Barnala Deputy Superintendent of Police Harpal Singh said Parwinder had been convicted in three cases and was an undertrial in two cases.
VC to be awarded: Guru Ravidass Ayurvedic University Vice Chancellor Om Parkash Upadhyaya will be felicitated by the President of India for his contribution in the field of Sanskrit literature. He will be awarded Rs 5 lakh besides the citation. Upadhyaya, a doyen in the field of ayurvedic medicine and a renowned scholar of Sanskrit, is a Padma Shri awardee.
Dera followers plant saplings: Dera Sacha Sauda followers celebrated the birthday of dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan at a gurdwara at Assa Buttar village in Gidderbaha sub-division on Friday. They planted saplings.