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RECEPTION : Mr Sunil Jakhar was accorded a rousing welcome when he arrived here on Saturday. This is his first visit to his home town after taking over as Parliamentary Secretary for Irrigation and Horticulture Departments.

SMUGGLER HELD : Sohan Singh, a smuggler, was arrested on Saturday while he was trying to transport poppy husk from one place to another near Aklia Bhodipura village. His accomplice, however, escaped. In a press note issued here, Mr Kapil Dev, SSP, said a police party spotted two persons standing near a scooter near the Aklia Bhodipura drain bridge. When the police party approached them, they tried to escape. However, the police overpowered one of them and seized 70 kg of poppy husk.

Dera Bassi
WOMAN DIES: Shikha Rani (18) a resident of Lalru who had sustained burn injuries when the stove which she was using in kitchen burst on July 13, died at the PGI on Sunday. Daughter of Mr Lakhbir Singh, an employee of Government Degree College, Dera Bassi, Shikha, was admitted to the PGI with 80 per cent burn injuries.

ARRESTED: The police arrested Mohammad Yaqub, a resident of Haripur-Hinduan village, on Saturday for carrying 10 kg of poppy husk on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road. He was also using a motorcycle without a registration number. On receiving a tip off, the police laid a trap and nabbed the motorcyclist and seized the husk. A case has been registered.

Man killed: Bakhshish Singh of Barauli village was crushed under a Kalka-bound train on Saturday. A nephew of the deceased, Nambardar Hardam Singh, said he had left home saying that he was to meet a relative. The Railway police will send the body for a post-mortem examination to Rajpura on Monday.

CASE REGISTERED: The police has registered a case under Sections 420, 120 B of the IPC against Sucha Ram and Santokh Singh both residents of Indira Colony here on a complaint of Ms Raj Rani, a resident of the Police Lines area here. Ms Raj Rani had alleged that they had entered into an agreement with her for selling a land measuring 2 kanals, which they did not own, and allegedly took Rs 2.5 lakh as advance from her.

POPPY HUSK FOUND: Two bags of poppy husk were found in the fields of Mr Mela Singh at Basiala village here on Friday. The Garhshankar police has registered a case under Sections 15/61/85 of the NDPS Act and seized the bags.

ONE KILLED: Sripal Verma, a resident of Lalru died on the spot when a car (DL-1CG-0694) collided with his motorcycle (PB-70-4428) on the busy Kalka-Ambala highway near Sarsini village on Sunday. An employee of JBCL, Sripal Verma was returning to Lalru from Ambala when the accident took place. The car occupants reportedly fled from the scene. The police has handed over the body to the family after post-mortem examination at Civil Hospital, Rajpura, and a case has been registered against the car driver.

ROTARY TEAM: Ashish Agarwal and Siddharth Mahajan have taken over as president and secretary, respectively, of the Rotary Club, Moga. Mrs Suman Gupta has also taken over as president of the Innerwheel Club, Moga, along with Mrs Garima Agarwal who has been appointed secretary.

SENTENCED: Surinder Tejpal and Rakesh Kumar were sentenced to imprisonment for one year and fined Rs 5000 each by a local court on Saturday. Mr Charnji Lal, a local resident, had filed two complaints against the accused under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act and Sections 406, 420 of the IPC for bouncing of cheques. The judge also ordered a compensation of Rs 30,000 to the complainant.

POWER CUT: Residents of Phagwara are reeling under a six-hour daily power cut these days. It is imposed for one hour from 5 am to 6 am, a four-hour cut from 9 am to 1 pm and another hour’s cut in the evening from 6 pm or 7 pm. The cut has thrown normal life out of gear. Irked over the daily power cut, many residents on Sunday threatened an agitation in case the power supply was not regulated.

Tarn Taran
SHOs SHIFTED: The district police has shuffled three SHOs of different police stations. Mr Sandeep Wadehra has been shifted from Sarhali to the city police station, Mr Azad Davinber Singh has been transferred from the city police station to Patti whereas Mr Mandeep Singh, in charge, Narcotics cell, has been transferred to Sarhali.

ELECTROCUTED: A 28-year-old carpenter, Lakhwinder Singh, was electrocuted while using an electric wooden-planer in a house under construction in Silver City, a housing Colony, located along the Kalka-Ambala highway near here, on Sunday. According to eyewitnesses, Lakhwinder Singh, a resident of Rampur village near Chhat Bir zoo, was working in the house (No 63) of Mr Surinder Pal Singh when he suffered an electric shock at about 2 pm. 



OFFICE-BEARERS: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) announced the names of office-bearers of the campus unit of the party, on Sunday. While Anilesh Mahajan of the Department of Mass Communication was chosen as president, Gaurav Sharma of the University Business School was appointed secretary. The ABVP also announced the formation of an anti-ragging squad to deal with ragging in the hostels. “We will give our mobile numbers to the hostellers who can get in touch with us as and when they are harassed by senior in the hostels,” Anilesh said Secretary of the local unit of ABVP, Saurabh Joshi, said the ABVP would launch a membership drive in various colleges and departments from July 28.

BLOOD-TEST CAMP: The Mehar Chand Aggarwal Memorial Charitable Trust in association with Rotary Club, Chandigarh Central, conducted a free clinical test at Star Clinical Laboratory in Sector 19 here today. Under the supervision of Dr Ashima Pathak tests were conducted on 925 persons. Mr K.C. Aggarwal, Managing Trustee of the Trust and Mr N.S. Aulakh, president of the Rotary Chandigarh Central were also present on the occasion.

HEALTH CAMP: The local unit of the Samajwadi Party organised a health awareness camp at Colony No 5 on Sunday. The camp, which was attended by 200 inhabitants of the colony, was organised to give specific knowledge pertaining to water borne diseases like diarrhoea and cholera. Party leaders, including Shivi Jaiswal, Davinder Dhillon, Radhey Sham and P.P. Singh, said cleanliness operations should be started on a war footing to prevent further spread of diseases and medicines should be provided free of cost to residents of the colony.

CAMP CONCLUDES: More than 250 patients attended a three-day free orthopaedic camp for screening of arthroscopy, ligament repair cases and joint replacement cases which concluded at Fortis Hospital here on Sunday. Apart from the common orthopaedic problems the problems of spine deformities and other sports related injuries were also reviewed at the camp. Free bone densitometry test was also done to evaluate the degree of degeneration of bones in the elderly and post-menopausal women.

banned: The district administration has imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in the wake of apprehensions of damage to human life and property on account of simmering public resentment on the SYL issue. The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Neelam P. Kasni, has banned the carrying of arms and sharp-edged weapons on July 18 and 19.

DIRECTORY: The Chairman of Haryana Tourism, Mr Pradeep Chaudhary, on Sunday released a residents’ directory compiled by the Forum For Common Cause. Mr Chaudhary lauded the efforts made by the forum in compiling the directory and said this would increase interaction among the residents of Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5 and Swastik Vihar.

ELECTED: Wg Cdr (retd) H.L. Ratta has been elected president of the Haryana state body of Hind Sangram Parishad. Dr B.N. Madhok has been elected senior vice president.



IMPOUNDED: The police has impounded a jeep carrying a huge cache of poppy husk. According to the police, the jeep was stopped during a naka near Malekan village and 410 kg of poppy husk was seized from Harcharan Singh.


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