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3 booked for gang rape:
The Rawatsar police in Hanumangarh district today booked Rap Pratap, Kalu Ram and Hans Raj under Section 376 of the IPC in a gang rape case on a court's direction. Seven others, including three police officials, have been booked for shielding the accused. A woman of Dhandhela village had alleged she was kidnapped and raped by three persons on October 10.

Two killed in accident: Two persons were killed when the car they were travelling in rammed into a roadside tree near Ramgarh village in Hanumangarh district on Tuesday night. Those killed have been identified as Ramesh Jat (25) and Devinder Jat (24). Ramesh’s wife, Sonu (23), who received injuries, was taken to a hospital.

PU archery meet: In the Panjab University (PU) archery championship held recently, the team of Gopi Chand Mahila College, Abohar, has topped with four gold medals that they claimed in 30 m and 50 m Indian rounds. Principal Dr Neelam Arun Mittu, staff and students felicitated the team members on Wednesday. The team comprises Anju, Bhawana, Rajpreet Kaur and Rupinder Kaur.

Rs 1.8 cr for Roadways depots:
The Board of Directors of PUNBUS has decided to renovate the workshops of the depots of Punjab Roadways at a cost of Rs 1.81 crore. The work will be executed in two stages. In the first stage, Rs 68 lakh will be spent while another Rs 1.13 crore will be spent in the second stage. Chandigarh

Bhinder is tribunal chief: The government has appointed Jasjeet Singh Bhinder as Presiding Officer of the Industrial Tribunal, Amritsar. Bhinder is at present serving as Additional District and Sessions Judge, Bathinda. Sangrur

Two youths commit suicide: Two youths allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train, about 4 km from Dhuri, on Tuesday night. The youths were students of Class X and XI. The General Railway Police said the deceased had been identified as Amandeep Singh and Amritpal Singh of Rangian village. A case has been registered.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Priest rapes minor, booked:
A 24-year-old priest, a native of Himachal Pradesh, has been booked for raping a 14-year-old girl on the pretext of marrying the victim. Victim's father Anil Kumar Verma of Sirhind alleged the accused, Rakesh Kumar, alias Rinku, of Sher village in Sirmaur (HP), had befriended his daughter Meenu (name changed) at the temple she used to visit.

Garg is Nadda’s secy:
Muktsar-born 1998-batch IAS officer Amandeep Garg has taken over as Private Secretary to Union Health Minister JP Nadda. Before taking over the charge, he was Secretary Finance in the Himachal Pradesh Government. Amandeep has earlier served as Deputy Commissioner of Kangra, Mandi and Shimla.



Woman dies in road mishap
Renu Sharma (40), an employee of Mind Tree Public School, was run over by a bus near Vita Milk Plant in Ambala City on Wednesday. She was going to school on her bicycle. The bus driver has been booked.

Selection of patwaris:
Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu said the decisions taken by the previous government that serve the public interest would be implemented. He was interacting with a delegation of patwaris selected during the tenure of the previous government on Wednesday.

Graft: SVB chief seeks support: Yash Pal Singal, Director-General, State Vigilance Bureau, has appealed to the general public to inform the bureau immediately at toll-free No 18001802022 if any government official demands a bribe. He said an anti-corruption helpline, ‘1064’, would be started soon.

Grant for SC scholarships: Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Kavita Jain on Wednesday urged the Centre to release the pending grant amounting to Rs 100 crore for scholarships to SCs and Backward Class students. She made this request to Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla during a meeting.

KU win c’ship:
Kurukshetra University won the All India Inter-University Volleyball (men) Championship 2014-15 here today today. The team beat SRM University, Chennai, 22-25, 26-24, 25-19 and 26-24.

138 students placed:
As many as 138 final-year B.Tech students of DCR University of Science and Technology, Murthal, have been selected by various companies over the past two months. The selection letters were given to 30 students by Tech Mahindra on Wednesday after conducting an online written examination and a three-stage interview.



Two arrested with 565 gm charas:
The Kullu police have arrested two persons of Darjeeling district in West Bengal with 565 gm charas in two separate incidents at Tigri Nullah and Rasket village in the Manikaran valley of this district on Tuesday. Superintendent of Police, Kullu, Surinder Verma stated that 285 gm of the contraband was recovered from Anoj Tamang while he was coming towards Manikaran on foot on the Barshaini-Manikaran road. He said 280 gm charas was recovered from Prem Tamang. The SP added that separate cases had been registered and both were remanded in police custody till November 14.

Five held with charas:
The police have arrested five persons for carrying cannabis in the past 24 hours in the district. The police said Yog Raj, a resident of Kataula, Sadar tehsil, was arrested from the Victoria Bridge in the town with 1.510 kg charas on Wednesday. In another case, the Balh police arrested Dharamjit Singh, Swarna Singh, Ram Chand and Butta Singh and seized 175 gm charas from their possession. The police said cases under the NDPS Act were registered against the accused and further investigations were on.

30 donate blood at Rehan camp:
As many as 30 persons, including staff members, local residents and their parents, evinced keen interest in donating blood at a camp organised by the DAV Public Senior Secondary School, Rehan, near here, on Wednesday. The camp was organised to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Hans Raj, founder of the DAV organisation. The camp was opened by Ajit Sekhri, vice-chairman of the local management committee of the school. A team of doctors led by Dr Bal Chandra from Tanda Medical College, Kangra, collected blood in the camp.



Traffic chaos:
SSP visits city areas
: The SSP, Uttam Chand, along with SSP, Traffic, Mohan Lal and the president of CCI, Jammu, Rakesh Kumar Gupta visited Kanakmandi, City Chowk and nearby areas of old city to access various problems arising out of traffic congestion.



Shivaji section wins quiz contest:
The second and final phase of the inter-section quiz at Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) concluded yesterday with Shivaji section emerging victorious with 164 points closely followed by Ranjit, Chandragupta and Pratap sections with 143, 123 and 95 points, respectively. The chief guest was Major General Gautam Kar.


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