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Deepender seeks rail coach factory for Haryana

CHANDIGARH:On the eve of Rail Budget, Rohtak MP Deepinder Singh Hooda on Monday demanded setting up of a rail coach factory in Haryana. Speaking about his expectations from the Budget, Hooda said he wants approval to the Agroha-Fatehabad line, Yamuna Nagar-Jagadhari-Chandigarh line, Mewat Rail line, Jind-Sonepat train via Gohana, Hisar-Hansi-Rohtak rail and EMU train between Delhi and Bahadurgarh from Union Minister Pawan Bansal. He was speaking at a function organised on the occasion of birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas at Kalanaur.

Sirmaur yet to get Aadhar cards

NAHAN:With the process has been initiated for preparation of Aadhar cards in the states, the residents of 73 villages in Sirmaur district are still waiting for their cards to be issued. Four villages under Paonta tehsil, 10 villages under Rajgarh tehsil, 12 villages under Pachhad tehsil, 18 villages under Sangrah tehsil and 29 villages under Shillai tehsil of this district are yet to be issued cards.

Dal Khalsa demands PTU V-C's suspension

JALANDHAR:Close on the heels of the Delhi Police registering an FIR against seven Punjab Technical University (PTU) functionaries for allegedly cheating students, the Dal Khalsa on Monday urged the Punjab Governor to suspend the University Vice-Chancellor Dr Rajneesh Arora, who has also been charged in the case. In a statement, party general secretary Dr Manjinder Singh and spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said Dr Arora should be placed under suspension till his name is cleared by a court from all accusations. The Delhi Police has booked seven PTU officials for allegedly cheating students by charging fees for distance education courses without obtaining the mandatory approval from the Distance Education Council (DEC).

70-year-old murdered in broad daylight

JALANDHAR:A 70-year-old woman was murdered in broad day light at her residence in a congested locality here on Monday afternoon. Police said the accused also decamped with 250 grams of gold and Rs 2.5 lakh from the house. The victim has been identified as Usha Rani. Police said she was alone at home as her husband was at their shop when thieves ransacked the house and murdered home. The incident came to light in the evening when the couple's maid Sajoj found the woman lying unconscious on the bed. She immediately raised an alarm and informed police and other relatives. Police said the injuries on the victim indicated that she had been strangled to death. While a case has been registered, police are searching for the accused.

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