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A local court has sent two minors to a juvenile home for allegedly attempting to rape a 7-year-old girl in a village in Hajipur on Friday.

Minors sent to juvenile home for attempted rape

Hoshiarpur: A local court has sent two minors to a juvenile home for allegedly attempting to rape a 7-year-old girl in a village in Hajipur on Friday. A case under Section 376,511 and 34 of IPC has been registered against them. According to the victim’s cousin,the children were playing together when the accused,both 13 years of age,allegedly took the girl inside their house and molested her. When the victim raised an alarm,they fled from the spot,police said. They were later arrested on Saturday.

Badal seeks relaxation in norms for high schools

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday urged Union HRD Minister M Pallam Raju to relax the condition to upgrade middle school into high schools as the state has densely populated villages situated at short distances. As per the norms,high schools must be situated at a distance of 5 kms. Badal wants it relaxed to 3 kms.

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Annual convocation at Genesis college

Ferozepur: The Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research,Ferozepur and the Anil Baghi Group of Institutions imparting nursing education conducted their annual convocation and awards ceremony on Sunday. Dr Jai Rup Singh,Vice-Chancellor,Central University of Punjab,Bathinda,was the chief guest.

Two women killed in road accident

Jalandhar: Two women of a family were killed after the car they were travelling in collided head-on with another near Sarmastpur village on the Jalandhar-Pathankot National Highway on Sunday morning. The incident also left seven others injured. The victims have been identified as Paramjit Kaur and her daughter-in-law Sunita,both residents of Kartapur. Sunita’s husband Anil Dhiman and her two minor children – Abhishek and daughter Harsha – sustained injuries.

Cattle fair auctions to be videographed

Chandigarh: The auction for 19 state-level cattle fairs,scheduled for March 22 at Vikas Bhawan,Mohali,will be videographed to ensure transparency,Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra said Sunday. The reserve price of the auction has been set at Rs 32 crore and successful bidders will have to deposit 25 per cent of the bid price as security.

HC lawyers exempt from protests

Chandigarh: Lawyers of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association have been exempted from a strike called by the Bar Council of India (BCI) to express solidarity to their peers in Jaipur,who were allegedly thrashed by police,last week. The BCI,on Sunday,made it clear that only High Court Bar lawyers can resume work on Monday. Lawyers of lower courts of Punjab,Haryana and Chandigarh have been asked to refrain from work.

First published on: 11-03-2013 at 04:45:50 am
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