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Woman killed, kin booked:
The body of Sona Devi (45) was found inside a room in an agricultural farm in Chak 1JDW on the Sriganganagar-Hanumangarh road. Preliminary investigations revealed that victim's husband Madu Singh of Gurusar Modian village was a habitual drinker to which Sona Devi objected. After a verbal spat on Wednesday, Madu fatally injured his wife. A case of murder has been registered against him on a complaint by his son.

Man attacks daughter: Imi Lal Verma of Mirzewala village near Sriganganagar (Rajasthan) has been booked for allegedly attacking his daughter Pushpa Devi. The victim told the police that her father, who was drunk, abused her mother and started beating her up on Wednesday night. She said when she tried to intervene, he hit her with a piece of burning log. She received some burn injuries. The accused fled after the incident. A case has been registered. 

Vikram Jeet DuggalAbohar native gets award: The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has honoured Abohar native Vikram Jeet Duggal (in pic) with Homeland Security Award during a conference at Orlando, Florida, on October 28. Duggal is at present serving as Superintendent of Police at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. He is son of former Punjab Police sub-inspector Kashmiri Lal Duggal. He had passed the Civil Services Exam 2006 with 124th rank and was selected to the Indian  Police Service.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Seminar on cyber warfare:
A two-day national-level seminar on cyber warfare will begin at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College (BBSBEC), Fatehgarh Sahib, on Friday. The seminar is being sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi. Forty-three institutes from various parts of the country will participate in it. ADGP Punjab CSR Reddy will inaugurate the event.

Passport fraud:
The Tanda police have booked a Jalandhar resident in connection with a passport fraud. Surinder Pal of Chandigarh had complained that Amarjit Singh of Tilak Nagar in Jalandhar tempered with his passport to get a visa. According to the complainant, he had applied to the Spain Embassy for visa, but it was refused. He then tempered with his passport and removed stamps of the Spain Embassy. The complaint was investigated into by the Tanda DSP after which the accused was booked under Sections 420, 465, 467 and 471 of the IPC.

1 booked for cyber crime:
A case has been registered under the Information Technology Act against Nepali migrant Sarwan Kumar Bhagat on the charge of uploading on Facebook obscene pictures of a minor girl studying in Class IX. Girl's father Narotam Singh complained to the police his daughter was raped by Karanbir in January. The accused was arrested and put in jail. Karanbir uploaded these pictures on the Facebook to take revenge, Narotam alleged.

Delimitation of wards: A notification as regards proposed delimitation of wards of the Phagwara Municipal Corporation was issued on Wednesday night. With the inclusion of 16 villages in the MC, the notification proposes 50 wards for the new MC. Executive Officer Adarsh Sharma said a formal notification would be issued after hearing objections to the proposal.

IIT convocation:
Over 120 BTech students will receive degrees at the annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, on November 15. Professor Goverdhan Mehta, Professor of Hyderabad University and a former director of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, will be the chief guest on the occasion.

Saw mill gutted: Property worth lakhs was destroyed in a fire that broke out at a saw mill on Wednesday night. Saw mill owner Deepak Gupta said timber worth over Rs 1.5 lakh was burnt in the fire. Damage was also caused to the machinery and the building. The fire was noticed by a police patrol party. They informed the owner and called the fire brigade. Twenty fire engines were pressed into service to douse the flames. The blaze could be controlled after more than five hours.



New phone numbers for power complaints:
The telephone numbers for lodging complaints relating to interruption in power supply have been changed as the call centre of the power utilities has started functioning. The old number will not be available with effect from November 1. An official spokesman said on Thursday that the electricity consumers in the area under the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran NIgam (DHBVN) could now lodge their complaints on telephone number 18001804334. The consumers in the area under the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) could lodge their complaints on telephone number 18001801550. The numbers were toll-free.

17 booked for failure to report on election duty:
The police have booked 17 officials under under Representation of People’s Act for failure to report on election duty in the Ratia assembly segment. The FIR has been registered on a complaint of Ratia SDM Amna Tasleem. Rameshvar Dass, Surender Singh, Balbir Singh, Suresh Kumar, Ajay Hooda, Ramphal Om Parkash, Kuldeep Singh, Major Singh, Pawan Kumar, Mitar Sain, Krishan Kumar, Balbir Singh, Amrik Singh, Amir Singh, Anil Dhamija, Ajit Singh are among those booked.

Man duped of ~9 lakh  by woman agent:
The police has registered a case against a woman following a complaint lodged by a Jammu Colony resident claiming that a woman duped him of Rs 9 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. Sangeeta, a resident of Shiv Puri colony, was booked after Sonipal alleged that the accused had neither sent him abroad nor refunded the same. The police said that the woman had promised the complainant that he would be sent to the US on a work permit. IO Kuldeep Walia said a case under Section 420 (forgery) has been lodged. 


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