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Man 'beaten to death' for listening to loud music
JALANDHAR: A 65-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death and his son was injured by neighbours for listening to loud music in Jalandhar on Wednesday. Eye witnesses said Milkhi Ram, his wife and son barged into the factory-cum-residence of the deceased, Darshan Lal, and asked him to lower the volume of the music system. "My father was listening to religious songs. They entered into a heated discussion with him and hit my father in his chest, following which he fell down and collapsed," said Parveen Kumar, who was allegedly injured in a bid to save his father. ACP Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu said a case had been registered and they were trying to nab the accused.
NRI body seeks report from ministry
Chandigarh: The NRI Commission on Wednesday sought a report from the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs over efforts taken to send the body of Punjabi youth, who had died in Malaysia, back to India. A spokesman of the NRI Commission on Wednesday said the youth, Sunny, a resident of Labour Colony in Amritsar had gone to Malaysia about two and a half years ago but had passed away on February 13, 2013. He added that the victim's family has taken up the matter with the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysian High Commissioner in New Delhi, who informed them that Sunny's body would be sent back only after a postmortem report is prepared, which may take around two weeks.
Maluka to set up panel for awards
Chandigarh: Punjab Education and Language Minister Sikander Singh Maluka has been authorised to constitute a sub-committee to shortlist the names for the Shiromani Awards. The decision was taken at the maiden meeting of the newly constituted State Advisory Board of Language Department on Wednesday. It was also decided that the department should start a library membership plan on the pattern of Punjabi University, Patiala, to provide all its publications to its members at 50 per cent rebate.