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Amarinder’s  supporters  celebrate:
The local Congress leaders on Wednesday hailed the appointment of Capt Amarinder Singh as president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC). Hundreds of Congress workers gathered in the main market and raised slogans in favour of Capt Amrinder Singh and Sonia Gandhi. Two groups of Congress workers one led by advocate Harnek Singh Diwana and Lakhbir Singh Rai, president of the District Congress Committee (DCC), and another led by Dr Sikandar Singh, former DCC president, organised the functions and distributed sweets.

Poppy husk seized:
Satnam Singh, a resident of V-Maari Panwan, was arrested near Khokharwal with 2.5 kg poppy husk. A case under sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him at police station Sri Hargobindopur. In another case, Jasbir Singh, a resident of Khushipur police station Kalanaur, was arrested near Dharowali village with 310 gms narcotic powder. A case under sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered.

Injured man dies:
Naresh Kumar, a resident of Tilak Nagar, who was found critically injured near the Kala Sanghian drain last night with a gun shot in his abdomen, died today. The victim was abducted by some persons due to old rivalry and was dumped near the drain after being shot at. Some passersby noticed the man and subsequently the police was informed. The SHO, Lambra, Lakhbir Singh, said the body was handed over to the family members after postmortem at the Civil Hospital. A case under Section 302 of the IPC was registered at Lambra police station. Sources in the police revealed that police had rounded up some suspects in the case.

Vesta launched
: United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) has launched ‘Vesta’-a novel wheat herbicide. To strengthen wheat production, productivity and to minimise the losses caused by weeds in India. It has been launched by UPL group of companies. "After introduction of high-yielding varieties, it was a great challenge to save crops from weeds as it caused major loss to yield," said Bhupen Dubey, Head , Integrated Business, Advanta, UPL Group, India.

Man kills self
: Shingara Singh (35) reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself with the ceiling at his residence in nearby Shaand village last night. Domestic tension was said to be the cause of the suicide, the police said. The police has handed over the body to his family members after the post-mortem examination in Nakodar Civil Hospital.

Scooterist killed:
Sohan Singh of Bhaura village was killed on the spot when his scooter was hit by a speeding vehicle near Phillaur on the national highway last night. The vehicle driver sped away. The police has registered a case against the unknown vehicle driver and sent the body to the Phillaur Civil Hospital for the post-mortem examination.

Tarn Taran
Bikes collide, one dead:
An unidentified vehicle crushed an unidentified person near the Gaggobua village, 20 km from here, late last evening. A case under section 304 A and 279 of the IPC has been registered in this regard. Police sources said the Chabal police, early in the morning, witnessed the body lying unclaimed on the road. In another incident, a person died in an accident near the Valtoha village late last evening. Sources informed that Swarn Singh (45) of Patti died on the spot when his bike collided with another bike late last evening near the Valtoha village. A report under section 174 of the CrPC has been lodged at the Valtoha police station, the police said.



Bank branch
: The United Bank of India opened its regional office in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Bhasker Sen, CMD of the bank, inaugurated the office. Mayor Anu Chatrath was present on the occasion.

DM’s order: UT District Magistrate Brijendra Singh has prohibited the use of fireworks and firecrackers in the silence zone and from 10 pm to 6 am in the city. The silence zone comprises Sectors 1, 12 and 14, the area around the lake upto 100 metres from the high water mark, the area north-east of Uttar Marg and 100 metres around hospitals, educational institutions, courts and religious places. The order will be in force from November 2 to 21.

2 turn hostile in J&K sex scandal case: Two witnesses in the infamous Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal turned hostile in the CBI Special Court here today. Yusuf and Ramzan deposed before the court, but did not identify the recovery that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had made from the house of Sabeena, the prime accused in the case. The witnesses retracted from their statement that the investigating agency had recovered condoms from her house. The scandal involved nearly a 100 girls and scores of police officers, ranging from the rank of Superintendent of Police to DSP, and had hit the headlines in 2006.

3 of family injured as roof collapses:
Three persons were injured when the roof of their rented house collapsed at Pabhat village last night. The injured have been identified as Kishan Chand, his wife Sukhwinder Kaur and his son Ramandeep Singh. According to sources, the injured Kishan Chand stated that he, along with his family, was sleeping and suddenly the roof fell on them. Soon after that neighbours gathered and started the rescue work, sources added. They were taken out from the debris.



Examination dates:
HPU will conduct undergraduate examinations for regular, private and compartment candidates from March 15, 2011. Controller of Examination AN Gupta said the last date for receipt of forms without late fee would be December 21. Thereafter late fee would be charged as per university rules, he added. He further said the candidates whose supplementary examinations were held in September-October may fill in their examination forms and remit fee within 15 days from the declaration of their results without late fee.



Stone laid for college building:
Two rooms, with the budget of Rs 14 lakh, are to be built at DBS PG College. Ganesh Joshi, MLA, Rajpur, laid the foundation stone here today. On the occasion, staff as well as students offered rituals, while Joshi gave directions for constructing the rooms on time. While addressing students, Joshi appealed to them to pay respect to their teachers.



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