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Body found in canal:
The body of a woman, aged about 30 years, was found at the tail-end of a sub-canal near Gumjal village on Sunday. The Khuyiansarwer police shifted the to the Civil Hospital in Abohar for a post-mortem examination and identification.

Martyr remembered: Abohar residents led by Colonel Dilbagh Singh (retd), former commandant of 2nd Punjab Independent NCC Company, on Sunday paid tributes to Madan Lal Dhingra, who was martyred on this day in 1909, in the United Kingdom. Speaking at the function, BJP district president Sita Ram Sharma said the youth strive to fulfill the dreams of those who sacrificed their lives for attaining freedom.

Sex racket: 7 booked: Two employees of the Revenue Department posted in Talwandi Sabo, in a police complaint, alleged that they were held captive during their visit in Abohar by some persons running a sex racket. While one of them managed to escape, the other was reportedly rescued by the city police yesterday. A case under Sections 365, 388, 420 and 120-B has been registered against Sarabjit Singh, his wife Neetu, Kamla, Jasbir Kaur, Raj Singh, Paramjit Kaur of Dharam Nagari and Sandeep Singh of Bathinda.

Narcotics seized: Ravi Singh of Nakodar (Jalandhar) was arrested by the Abohar police with 10 gm smack on Sunday. The Sriganganagar police seized 480 bottles of prohibited syrup, 7,200 capsules and 3,120 tablets from Naresh Aggarwal of Housing Colony. Separate cases have been registered under the NDPS Act.

Tarn Taran youth dies in England:
Harmeet Singh (29) of Jalalabad village (Tarn Taran) died under mysterious circumstances in England a few days ago. His family today urged the Government of India to help them in bringing back the body. Deceased’s uncle Harjit said Harmeet had gone to England to study about four years ago.

Sangharsh committee protest:
Following the footsteps of several other organisations, members of the Punjab and UT Sangharsh Committee announced that they would stage a flag march in Talwandi Sabo in favour of their demands on August 18. They said the state government had failed to fulfill their demands and it was adopting anti-people policies.

CM greets people on Janmashtami:
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Janmashtami - the birthday of Lord Krishna. Badal said that Lord Krishna was an apostle of peace and a symbol of truthfulness and righteousness.

Anti-polio drive to be launched in Hoshiarpur:
To immunise children of immigrants who are up to five years of age against poliomyelitis, a three-day campaign will be launched in Hoshiarpur district on September 21. Dr Ajay Bagga, nodal officer, Pulse Polio Campaign, said though the entire South-East Asia, including India, had been declared a polio-free region by the World Health Organisation, there were chances that the virus came from other countries.

Minor girl raped:
A 12-year-old girl hailing from Ramgarh village of Amethi district in Uttar Pradesh was allegedly raped by a youth in Moga on Saturday. Sources said the victim and her parents were tenants of the younger brother of the accused. The accused identified as Gora raped the girl when her parents were away. A case has been registered and the culprit is still at large.

Four hurt in clash:
Four villagers got hurt in a violent clash between two groups in nearby village Jagpaulpur on Saturday night. The injured, including Chiranji Lal, his son Kashmiri Lal, Gurkirat Lal and Sham Lal were admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The police said shots were also fired. They said old enmity was said to be the cause of the clash.

‘Manhandled’ SI moves HC:
Four months after sub-inspector Jaspal Singh was ‘manhandled’ by Akali leaders, he has moved the court for justice. Jaspal Singh was transferred to the Police Lines after he lodged a complaint against SGPC member Amarjit Singh Chawla and SAD youth leader Ranjit Singh Gudwil. Alleging that his seniors were “under pressure”, he has sought directions to the state and police officials to register an FIR against Chawla and Gudwil.


115 donate blood:
A blood donation camp was organised by the Market Welfare Association, Sector 44-D, with the collaboration of the Sai Sewa Samiti in the market complex. More than 115 volunteers donated blood. Charanjiv Singh, president, Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (regd.), inaugurated the camp.

Eye hospital opened: A new branch of Neeraj Eye Hospital was inaugurated by Dr Amod Gupta in Sector 36 here. Dr Neeraj Sood, medical director, said modern state-of-the-art facilities for treatment of cataract, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, squint, refractive solutions as well as retinal surgical problems at par with other eye centres across the country will be available at the hospital. He is an alumnus of PGIMER.

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