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Bassi Pathana
1 held with 2-gm smack:
The police today arrested a drug peddler and recovered 2 gms of smack from him. The accused has been identified as Rupinder Singh, a resident of Bassi Pathana. DSP Rajwinder Singh Sohal said the accused was nabbed during a special naka on the Jarkhelan Kheri bypass. A case under Sections 21/61/85 NDPS Act has been registered against him.

: Former chairman of Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation Dipender Singh Dhillon inaugurated the construction work of Parshuram Bhawan here. Earlier, he provided ` 2-lakh grant from the quota of minister of state for external affairs Praneet Kaur and ` 50,000 from his own pocket for construction of the Bhawan. Ravinder Vaishnav, president of the Brahmin Sabha, Dera Bassi, general secretary of the Brahmin Sabha Narinder Mohan Sharma, city Congress president Prem Singh, Subash Chand and KK Sharma were present.

Car recovered: The police today claimed to have busted a gang of thieves during a naka at Gholu Majra. It also recovered a car. The accused have been identified as Raju and Ashok Bansal, both residents of Nayagaon, and Gaurav, a resident of Milk Colony, Dhanas. A case under Sections 379, 411, 473 has been registered. The accused were produced before a local court. The recovered car was stolen from Sector 17, Chandigarh, a few days back.

Work on Parshuram Bhawan: The construction work on Parshuram Bhawan at Dera bassi has begun. Former chairman of Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation Dipender Singh Dhillon announced a grant of Rs 2 lakh from the quota of Minister of State for External Affairs Praneet Kaur and Rs 50,000 from his own pocket for the construction work. 

Remand of Pak spy extended
: A local court on Sunday extended the police remand of Pak spy Nizam Baksh till July 30. The spy was produced before the court of Gurpreet Kaur amidst heavy security. According to police sources, investigating officer Manjinder Singh demanded the extension of the police remand on the ground of extracting more information. The police stated that it had not yet recovered the passport and demanded some more time to probe that how the spy got hold of the driving licence in Jalandhar and to nab the man who made the licence of Nizam Baksh, aka Sandeep Singh. 

‘Nabbed ultras formed new outfit’: The six suspected terrorists, including the main accused of the Shingar cinema bomb blast, Harminder Singh, who were arrested a few days ago, have revealed during the interrogation that they have made a new terrorist outfit and named it as Tat Khalsa Fauj. They have also told the police that they had hidden explosives and ammunition in border states of the country, including Jammu and Kashmir. SS Mann, SSP, Khanna, said: “Everything is part of the investigation. All angles need to be checked thoroughly before jumping to any conclusion.” 

Leena wins cooking contest
: LG Electronics India today held the first round of Mallika-e-Kitchen, cooking contest. Large number of participants from the city pursued the first round. Sudarshan Bedi and R Matharu were the judges. Leena was first, Uma second and Manju third. These qualified winners will be taken to the second round at the nine regional centres (Maharashtra+Goa, Gujrat, MP+Chattisgarh, Delhi+Rajasthan, UP+Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu+Kerala, Andhra Pradesh+Karnataka, Punjab+Haryana and Eastern India). 



Simranjeet Singh Mann, president of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) during a press conference in Mohali on Sunday.MOHALI

‘Distorted facts in book’
: The president of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), Simranjeet Singh Mann, said on Sunday facts about Sikhism had been distorted and presented wrongly in a book “Gyan Sarovar” brought out by Punjab Sarvsikhya Authority. The Sarvsikhya Authority had distributed the book in schools. He said a complaint had been lodged with the Fatehgarh police, but no case had been registered.

Simranjeet Singh Mann, president of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) during a press conference in Mohali on Sunday.



Devotees a harassed lot at temple:
Devotees are facing much inconvenience at the Santoshi Mata Temple, Kalka. They alleged that the government had taken over the possession of Santoshi Mata Temple of Kalka adjacent to Kali Mata Temple on Saturday. The devotes alleged that after taking the possession, the administration had locked the temple yesterday, but not made any arrangement of priest in the temple. Subsequently, no Pooja and Aarti was performed in the temple and the devotees had to go back. They have urged the administration to make arrangement of the priest in the temple to avoid inconvenience. 

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