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Govt denies job extension:
The Punjab Government on Friday clarified that the differently abled employees in the state could not seek job extension after superannuation. A spokesperson said as the retirement age of physically challenged and visually impaired employees had already been enhanced to 60 years, they could not seek further extension.

Ex-servicemen to protest: To protest the non-implementation of the promised one rank-one pension (OROP) scheme, ex-servicemen from Punjab would hold a protest at Jantar Mantar on December 7. Representatives of various ex-servicemen's associations held a meeting at Chandigarh on Friday to discuss the issue and chalk out modalities for holding the protest in a peaceful manner.

Contractor murdered
A plywood contractor, Jahangir, was found murdered near Bassi Maroof Syala village on the Hoshiarpur-Dasuya Road. There were wounds of sharp-edged weapons on the body. A case has been registered.

Dengue deaths:
Dengue has claimed two lives in Jalandhar district in the past one month. Aryan (12) and Sandeep Kumar (18) reportedly died of dengue in the Kot Ramdas locality. While Aryan died on November 3, Sandeep lost his life on November 14. Many patients in the area are currently afflicted by jaundice and typhoid.

Lawyers donate blood
: Bharat Maurya Sangh and District Bar Association organised a blood donation camp at the District Courts Complex. A large number of lawyers and volunteers donated blood. Additional Sessions Judge AP Batra and CJM Ranjeev Kumar were present during the camp.

2 booked for land grab
The land of an NRI, Paramjit Singh, was grabbed by two persons at Dhurkot Kalan village. Surjit Singh and Fakir Singh of Baghapurana have been booked.

1 held for poaching
Forest officials have booked four persons and arrested one of them for killing a sambar deer and a blue bull at Middukhera village in the Lambi area.



The vehicle that overturned in Ferozepur Jhirka. Tribune photo

7-year term for raping minor:
Additional District and Sessions Judge SC Goyal on Friday sentenced a person to seven-year imprisonment for raping a minor girl at Laduwas village in Fatehabad in May. The convict was also fined Rs 10,000. Cheturam lured a minor girl to a secluded place on May 17 and raped her.

Labourer killed in boiler blast:
A labourer was killed in a boiler explosion in a factory here on Friday. Another worker suffered injuries. Police said Raju, 23, was working near a boiler in a factory located in the Dabua colony when the incident took place. He succumbed to his burns before he could be taken to hospital.

25 hurt as pickup overturns:
Over 25 people were injured when a speeding pickup slipped and overturned on the Ferozepur Jhirka-Tijara road on Friday. The injured were taken to a local hospital from where five women and children were referred to the Nuh medical college and the Mandikhera General Hospital. The driver has been booked for negligence.

Stray bullet kills waiter:
A waiter serving snacks at a wedding party was killed when a stray bullet hit him at Bharolawali village of Sirsa on Thursday. The incident occurred at Shiva Garden when a relative of the bridegroom fired gun in the air and it accidentally hit Ranjit Singh (22) of Rania town.



Dalai Lama in McLeodganj from Dec 2 to 5:
The Dalai Lama will give teachings on Tsongkhapa’s Great Stages of the Path at the request of a group of Mongolians at the Main Tibetan Temple at McLeodganj from December 2 to 5. Information regarding this was provided by Central Tibetan Administration in a press release issued here today.

Electrician gets shock:
An electrician received shock while carrying out repair works at Doghri under Aut police station in the district. Victim, Yog Raj, a resident of Jaloid in the district, worked as an electrician under contractor Dharam Singh. In a complaint to the police yesterday, he said he was replacing electric wires at Doghri, when his team mate Dhabe Ram released electricity supply as a result he received shock and fell from the pillar and sustained injuries. He said the mishap occurred due to the negligence of Dhabe Ram. The police registered a case against Dhabe Ram under Sections 336, 337 of the IPC.

NCC cadets clean heritage site:
As many as 70 NCC cadets of Government Senior Secondary School (boys) having affiliation with 2 HP (i) Coy NCC Dalhousie undertook special cleanliness drive at Nurpur Fort on Friday. They collected garbage from the heritage site and separated bio-degradable and non-degradable waste for its further disposal.


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