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Liquor shops closed on occasion of Republic Day on January 26th



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Chandigarh: Liquor shops have been ordered to remain shut in Jind district of Haryana for three days starting on Saturday in view of by-elections scheduled in Jind on Monday.

The Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Jind, Amit Khatri has issued directions for the conduct of by-elections in a free and fair manner and keep liquor shops closed on the occasion of Republic Day on January 26 in Jind district,” a government spokesman said here.


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“All the owners of liquor shops have been directed to keep their shops closed for the prescribed time period, else strict action would be taken against them,” the order said.

Saturday has been declared a dry day in the district, he said.


Dry Day for 48 hours as liquor shops closed for 3 days on Republic Day:


Khatri said that directions have been issued to keep liquor shops closed for 48 hours before voting for the Jind assembly constituency on January 28.


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Counting of votes for the seat would be done on January 31 and the result of election would be announced on the same day.

The liquor shops will remain closed in Jind district till the counting of votes is completed on January 31, the spokesman said.



Unable to afford a smartphone, Maha school girl ends life




In a shocking incident, unable to afford a smartphone to attend to her online education classes, a farm widow’s 15-year-old daughter studying in SSC, committed suicide, police said here on Wednesday.

According to investigating officer Balkrishna Jagdale of Karad Police Station, the incident happened last Wednesday in a small village, Ond, around 15 kms away from the (Karad) town.

“The victim, Sakshi Abasaheb Pol was a student of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) with the Pandit G.B. Pant High School nearby and was required to attend online classes since the past few months in view of the corona pandemic,” Jagdale told .

However, her widowed mother Swati — who works as a farm labourer in the village — could not afford a smartphone for her daughter as the family’s income was barely sufficient to survive.

Sakshi, who has a 13-year old brother, had been demanding a smartphone since the past few months, but her mother kept cajoling her to “wait till we have enough money”.

On the morning of September 23, as Swati left to work in the farmlands, an infuriated Sakshi again made the demand but her mother expressed sheer helplessness in the matter.

Shortly after she left, Sakshi hanged herself in her home, and was found dead later by the family and neighbours, said Jagdale.

“We have not made any arrests since there is no complaint and no foul play is suspected in the matter,” the official added.

Sakshi joins the long list of young students hailing from very poor families who cannot manage to buy smartphones or computers with Internet connections to comply with the requirements of online education.

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