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Three arrested for kidnapping minor girl

Chandigarh:The UT police arrested a gang of three who allegedly kidnapped a minor from Khuda Lahora. The 14-year-old girl was allegedly taken to Madhya Pradesh (MP) from where the three accused were arrested and the girl was recovered. One of the police officials said that the girl and the three accused are daily wagers. The three accused say that the 14-year-old girl went to MP with her consent and was supposed to get married to one of the accused, Bhagwan Das, aged 22. The other two arrested by the police were identified as Ranjit, aged 23, and Mamta, aged 35. A complaint was made with the UT police on October 25 by the parents of the girl. She was made to undergo a medical examination according to which it was found she was raped. However the girl refused to go with her parents and was sent to Nari Niketan.

PGI prof wins award

Chandigarh:Dr Surinder Rana, Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology at PGIMER has been awarded the ISG-J Mitra Endoscopy Award 2012 of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology for his outstanding contributions and research in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy. This award was given to him at the 53rd annual conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology held at Jaipur. Dr Rana's main areas of research are therapeutic endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and its applications in the field of pancreaticobiliary disorders.

St Paul's Intnl School holds annual function

Mohali:The students of St Paul's International School, Mohali presented their annual function, Jazbaa. Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, MLA, Rupnagar, and spokesperson, Shiromani Akali Dal, was the chief guest. Jaya Bhardwaj, principal of Hansraj Public School, Panchkula was the guest of honour. The function commenced with lighting of the lamp. A number of cultural items including songs and dance and a karate performance was presented. Prizes were given to winners of "Nutrition Week" and "Summer Assigment" competitions. Speaking on the occasion Cheema exhorted students to adapt moral values in their daily life.

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