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Amritsar
PATWARI ARRESTED: Patwari Lakhbir Singh was arrested by the Vigilance while accepting a bribe of Rs 1000 to handover the Jamabandi of land. Joginder Singh, a resident of Sham Nagar village in his complaint to the vigilance had stated that the accused had been demanded a bribe from him. A case under Section 7, 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the patwari.

Batala
BJYM NOMINATIONS: Mr Vivek Sharma alias Vicky of Batala (Gurdaspur) was on Wednesday nominated vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Punjab, by Mr Avinash Rai Khanna President Bharatiya Janata Party, Punjab. The other nominated office-bearers of the BJYM, Punjab, are: vice-presidents Mr Sanjiv Talwar (Hoshiarpur), Mr Anil Rampal (Pathankot) and Mr Narinder Mukhija (Ferozepore); and secretaries Mr Rakesh Honey (Amritsar), Mr Sanjeev Bali (Jalandhar) and Mr Preet Singh Brar (Muktsar), Mr Khanna also nominated 11 members for the executive body.

FIRING CASE : Davinder Pal Singh of Nizam Garh was arrested on Tuesday from his residence. Davinder is wanted by the Batala police in connection with the firing during the SGPC poll on Sunday at Teja village.

ENVIRONMENT : Students of Ryan International School here took out a march to create awareness regarding environment. The march was part of environment week being held by the school from July 10.

Faridkot
SAPLING PLANTATION: About 1 lakh saplings would be planted on the government land on August 10. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Hussan Lal, had asked all departments to make necessary arrangements in this regard. The district administration would provide the saplings to various institutions free of costs. The Deputy Commissioner said three panchayats, departments, schools and youth clubs, which did well in the field of environment conservation, would be felicitated on August 15.

Gurdaspur
DHARNA : BJP workers staged a dharna in front of the office of Deputy Commissioner here. They were protesting against the induction of tainted ministers in the Union Government and the ouster of the Governors appointed by the NDA government. They also submitted a memorandum of their demands to the Deputy Commissioner.

Hoshiarpur
ARRESTED: Mr Lok Nath Angra, SSP, Hoshiarpur, said on Wednesday that out of the four car thieves Kulwinder, alias Sonu of Bachhuha Khurd, Jalandhar, had been arrested. The three accused Parmajit Pamma of Bachhuha. Ishwar of Dheena and Bunty of Jalandhar cantonment were arrested and a Scorpio (PBO-8L-2991 was seized from them . A police team had been sent to arrest the accused. The accused had snatched the Scorpio car from Narinder Pal of Barigran of Jalandhar district near Chohal village while he was returning from Chintpurni on June 29.

Moga
SHOPS TO OPEN: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered the local police to open the shops of those accused in the illegal drug manufacturing case. This has come as a respite for the shop owners who have already got anticipatory bail from a local court. The court has also asked the police to present its version before August 2. The police had last month raided Goyal Medical Stores and its branches and seized a large quantity of intoxicating drugs and unearthed an illegal drug manufacturing unit.

School for poor: The Children Welfare Council has started a school for poor children at Zeera Road. Sant Baba Nahar Singh inaugurated the school on Tuesday. The Chairperson of the council, Ms Vasundhara Devi, said that 35 students had been admitted to the school.

Phagwara
4 CONMEN HELD : The Railway Police has arrested four conmen who stole belongings of railway passengers. They include Mohan Mandal of Darbhanga in Bihar, Ravi Kumar, Sanjivan Mohanto and Daniara Kumar of Muzaffarpur.

FOUR WOMEN HELD : Dani, Janta, Shamu and Seema all of local Satnampura locality, have been remanded in 14 days judicial custody. The police says that these women were involved the in July 11 theft in a sanitarywares shop at Guru Harkrishan Nagar here.

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HARYANA

Sonepat
ARRESTED: The Khar-khauda police on Wednesday arrested Anand in connection with a theft committed by three motorcycle-borne youths near Saidpur village on June 26. According to a report, the number of arrests has now gone up to two. They had snatched Rs 60,000 from Mr Ram Awad Yadav, a resident of Tikri border (Delhi).

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Hamirpur
POLYTECHNIC TEACHERS : Mr P.K. Sharma, president of the HP Polytechnic Teachers Association, has demanded more teachers for Hamirpur and Sundernagar polytechnics. In a statement here on Tuesday, he said there was an acute shortage of applied sciences staff. More posts need to be created for this category, he added.

Mandi
BLOOD DONATION CAMP : The Sant Nirankari Mission here, organised a blood donation camp at Sarkaghat. Over 75 persons donated blood. The camp, held in collaboration with the District Red Cross Society, was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Ali Raza Rizvi on Monday.
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