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Minor girl abducted:
The Sirhind police have booked a Uttar Pradesh resident for allegedly abducting a 13-year-old girl on the pretext of marrying her. The girl's father, Pawan Kumar, a native of Bihar, in his complaint to the police said he was residing in a rented accommodation in the Nai Abadi locality of the town from where the accused, a resident of Bae Beet village in Dutt Ganj district of UP, abducted his daughter. Sirhind police chowki in charge Narinder Singh said they have registered a case against the accused under Section 363 and 366 of IPC and had launched a search to nab him.

Nik Baker and Headmasters Salon Pvt Ltd have marked their entry in Jalandhar by launching their first store at Model Town here. Also, Schwarzkopf Professional India, dealing in hair care, has tied up with Headmasters Salon Private Limited that has launched Headmasters-Express Salon and Spa here in Model Town.

Founder's Day celebrated:
The weeklong celebrations of the 10th Founder's Day of British Co-ed School concluded here on Tuesday with a reunion of old students for dinner and dance. The celebrations were opened on November 1 with a broad panorama of world dances. Items showcased were a fusion of flamenco and kathak, a Scottish dance and a Russian Cossack number. A play titled "Golden Ticket" was also staged.

Swapandeep KaurPHAGWARA
Sarabjit Singh’s daughter takes charge in Goraya: Swapandeep Kaur (26), daughter of Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Pakistan jail few months ago, has joined as naib tehsildar in Goraya. It is her first posting. The state government has announced a status job for her, a gas agency for her family, besides Rs 50 lakh.

Activists block road: Activists of Mahila Congress led by its state president Kittu Grewal held a demonstration and blocked traffic on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road this afternoon. They were protesting against increase in prices of life saving drugs.

Tarn Taran
Woman molested, 2 booked:
Gurpal Singh and Rashpal Singh of Nathupur village, 30 km from here, were booked under Sections 354 and 34 of the IPC by the Harike police for allegedly molesting a local woman journalist. The victim alleged she was retuning home after work when the accused molested her. She alleged the accused also beat her up severely. The police are conducting raids to nab the accused.


CM mourns jawan’s death:
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu condoled the death of Jat Regiment soldier Monu, a resident of Gamda village in Narnaud sub-division in Hisar. The last rites of the martyr were performed at his native village with full military honours on Tuesday. Monu died when his bunker along the Line of Control in Nowgam village of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir caught fire.

Farmers block traffic:
Farmers blocked traffic on the Pehowa-Ambala-Chandigarh state highway on Tuesday to protest against the low paddy price being offered to them in the mandis. As many as 100 farmers sat on the road and raised slogans against the government at 4 pm. SDM and DSP, Pehowa, reached the spot and managed to pacify the farmers following which the agitators lifted the blockade.

Varsity XEN held for graft:
Satish Vij, an Executive Engineer at Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, was arrested by the State Vigilance Bureau (SVB) at Panchkula on Monday evening receiving a bribe of Rs 75,000 from the owner of an outsourcing agency. The agency- Friends Security Services--was providing 337-odd outsourced employees to the university and its term of contract had ended in August. Harish Kumar, a partner in the agency, alleged in his complaint to the SVB that Satish Vij was demanding Rs 2 lakh as a bribe for releasing the payment of Rs 25 lakh already paid to the outsourced employees. Later, Vij lowered his demand to Rs 75,000.

Man held for raping minor:
The police on Tuesday arrested a man on the charge of raping a four-year-old girl of Dhaturi village. The accused, Bhairam, is a native of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. He was living in a rented accommodation in the village near Gannaur. He would be produced in court tomorrow, the police said. After registering a case against the accused, the police got the girl examined at the Civil Hospital in Gannaur.

Abhineit Boy’s body recovered:
The body of Abhineit (in pic) was recovered from Hamida headworks on Tuesday afternoon. Three boys- Abhineit (13) of Chaudhry Colony, Boby (16) of Geeta Colony and Rahul (17) of Gadhauli- had gone missing while bathing in the Western Yamuna Canal (WYC) near Darwa village on Sunday. The boys' parents found their clothes and shoes on the bank of the canal. His body was taken out of the canal with the help of divers. Rescue teams are making efforts to locate the other two boys- Boby and Rahul.

DAV College stand first: On the second-day of the Inter-Zonal Youth Festival held at Guru Nanak Girls College on Tuesday, DAV College for Girls, Yamunanagar zone, stood first in choreography and Arya PG College, Karnal zone, second.


Parents of students and teachers donate blood at DAV School in Kangra on TuesdayKANGRA
Parents, teachers donate blood:
On the concluding day of the week-long All-India Mahatma Hansraj Blood Donation, 25 parents of students and teachers of DAV School donated blood at Tiara here on Tuesday. DAV School Principal Shekhar Moudgil said the national-level blood donation function had started on November 5. He said a team of medical staff, headed by Dr Vikas Nair, from the DRPGMC at Tanda helped in making the programme a success.

Parents of students and teachers donate blood at DAV School in Kangra on Tuesday.

CPS dedicates road to public
: Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS) Mansa Ram on Tuesday dedicated the Ghaini-Barnool road under Karsog subdivision in the district to the public. The CPS also flagged off a roadway bus on the occasion. Addressing a gathering, he said with the construction of the road, residents of Ghaini, Kanda, Bagaila and other villages would get transport facilities and now they could take their crops, fruits and vegetables to markets easily.

Missing fisherman’s body found
: The decomposed body of a missing fisherman, Joginder Pal (56) of lower Dhameta under the Fatehpur police station, was recovered floating along the bank of the Pong Dam lake on Monday evening. As per police information, the victim had been missing for the past five days and his brother Tilak Raj had lodged a complaint at the police station. Some passersby first noticed the decomposed body and informed Ravinder Mehra, up-pradhan of Dhameta gram panchayat, who further intimated the police. The police rushed to the spot and the body was identified from the clothes by the family. A case was registered under Section 174 of the CrPC by the police.

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