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Schoolgirl found dead under mysterious circumstances in Hisar

A schoolgirl in Hisar was found dead under mysterious circumstances, after being allegedly stalked by some youths, police said on Saturday. The 15-year-old girl, a class 9 student, was allegedly stalked by some youths when she had gone to meet a friend of her, they said.

Pension to terrorism-affected families delayed for months

Several terrorism-hit families in the district have not got their pension for the past two to four months. And, with no funds available with the administration so far, there is no hope of the pension being disbursed to them by the end of this month also.

Jat reservation: Capt raps Badal for stalling execution

Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha and president of the All India Jat Mahasabha Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday blamed Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal for denying the benefit of reservation to Jats living in the state.

Fresh case filed against Daduwal under Arms Act

The Mansa police on Friday filed a fresh case under the Arms Act against radical Sikh leader Baljit Singh Daduwal. The local court remanded him in police custody for a day in this case.

3rd MBBS counselling from Sept 6; no relaxation for reserved categories

Not paying heed to moves seeking relaxation in the criteria for reserved categories in MBBS admissions in Punjab, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, on Friday announced the schedule of the third counselling.

Haryana IPS trainee drowns in Hyderabad

Following the death of Manu Mukt Manav, 30, a trainee IPS officer from Hisar, on Thursday night by drowning in a swimming pool at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad, his father has alleged foul play and demanded a CBI probe in the matter.

Police book seven inmates, five others

The district police have booked 12 people, including seven inmates of the modern jail here for allegedly involved in the supply of drugs inside the jail. The seven inmates of the jail are facing trial or convicted in other cases, while the five people are those who had got bank accounts opened to get the money deposited in them for the drugs supplied.

Punjab IG kidnaps PO, frees him

Punjab police inspector general (IG) Gautam Cheema, whose conduct is under the scanner of the vigilance bureau (VB), has been accused by the Mohali police of forcibly taking away from their custody a proclaimed offender (PO) on the night of August 26, a gross professional misconduct which is being kept under tight wraps by the state police, it has come to light.

Majithia offers to quit as YAD chief

Springing a surprise, Punjab revenue minister and Youth Akali Dal (YAD) chief Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday announced that he no longer wanted to continue as president of the youth wing of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

BSF recovers four kg heroin in Punjab

BSF troopers recovered four kg of heroin sought to be smuggled in from the Pakistan side in the Amritsar sector of Punjab, officials said here Friday.

Start talks with Pakistan: Mehbooba Mufti to centre

Mehbooba Mufti, president of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir, Friday appealed the central government to start defence minister level talks with Pakistan.

Policeman shot by militants in Kashmir

A policeman, deployed as the personal security guard of the district magistrate of Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, was critically injured Friday after being shot by separatist guerrillas, police said.

Central scheme launched, carries Akali Dal ‘stamp’

Apparently with a view to getting political mileage for the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was launched here on Thursday by union food processing minister and local MP Harsimrat Badal with a visible SAD bearing on the event.

HJC promises free power to small farmers

 A day after snapping itsthree-year-old ties with BJP, Kuldeep Bishnoi-led Haryana Janhit Congress  on Friday announced its manifesto for the assembly elections, promising equitable development, subsidised farming and toll-free roads in the state.

India, Pakistan to hold another flag meeting

BSF and Pak Rangers on Friday will  hold a key sector commander-level flag meeting to defuse tension along the Indo-Pak border due to repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

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