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Taken for ride, drowning that wasn’t

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Gurdaspur : In a dramatic turnaround of events, the two girls believed to have drowned in the Upper Bari Doab Canal while clicking selfies early Friday morning had concocted the story to run away from home, the younger sister of one of them told the police late last night. The news of drowning had resulted in scores of divers, Army and ...

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Speeding Mercedes kills two at Ludhiana; driver flees

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Ludhiana, July 16 : Two people were killed when a speeding Mercedes hit a scooter outside Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) on Ferozepur road in the early hours of Sunday. Airbags in the Mercedes popped open at the impact, saving the driver, but two of three people — later identified as Azam (24) and Shippi (28) ...

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Kin in shock as hope fades for 8 Hemkund Sahib pilgrims

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Amritsar : The families of eight pilgrims, including two NRIs, who went missing in Uttarakhand on their way back from Hemkund Sahib, are in a state of shock after reports claimed that they might be dead. Among the victims, Kirpal Singh (52), his nephews Kulbir Singh (17) and Jasbir Singh (28) and driver Mehnga Singh alias Mitthu (35), hailed from ...

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Phoolka won’t toe AAP line on Meira

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Chandigarh : Deviating from his party’s stand, senior AAP leader and lawyer HS Phoolka said here today that he would not vote for Congress nominee Meira Kumar in the July 17 presidential election. Phoolka, who quit as the Leader of the Opposition earlier this week, cited the alleged involvement of some Congress leaders in the anti-Sikh riots for his decision ...

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2 lakh arms licences issued in 10 years under scanner

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Chandigarh : The Punjab Police are reviewing all arms licences issued in the past decade after two modules of terrorists and criminals were found carrying licensed weapons. Senior police officials said norms were bypassed in issuing licences, allegedly under political pressure. “The number of licences doubled to 4 lakh from less than 2 lakh in 2007. Most of the new licences ...

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