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DEMANDED: The Deputy Chairman, Punjab Human Rights Commission, Mr Kirpal Singh Randhwa, has demanded the restoration of his security. In a letter to the Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), he alleged that the police was instituting false cases against him. He urged the CBI to undertake an inquiry in the matter and restore his security.

ARRESTED: The Jandiala police has arrested Chalai Mandal, a resident of Batoria area of Bhanpur District in Bihar. It seized 1 kg of ganja from his possession. A case has been registered.

FLAGGED OFF: The district police chief, Ms Vihbu Raj, flagged-off six PCR motor cycles here on Wednesday. The motor cycles were donated by a Delhi based company. The Superintendent (HQ), Mr B.S. Randhawa, and the Superintendent (D), Mr S.K. Agnihotri were present on the occasion.

KNITTING CONTEST: More than 300 students from 27 schools participated in the Zonal-level ‘Vardhman Aao Bune Knitting Contest’ held at local DAV Public School here on Wednesday. The contest was organised by the school and Vardhman Knitting Yarn. The students from Class VI to Class XI were divided in five categories.

PROTEST: The district unit of the Communist Party of India (rural) has announced that it will hold a protest on Tuesday in front of the office of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital against alleged corrupt practices of doctors and insensitive attitude of the hospital authorities towards poor patients.

URGED: Mr Narinder Jain, president, Amritsar Processors and Printing Association, here on Wednesday urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to ensure regular power supply to the industry here.

FINANCIAL HELP: Mr Hardev Singh Grewal, president of the local Bar Association, presented a cheque for Rs 51,000 to the District and Sessions Judge here on Monday towards the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for tsunami victims.

SOIL TESTING: The local regional centre of Punjab Agricultural University here has started testing of soil for four micro-nutrients. The Director of the centre, Dr Dulcha Singh Brar, said here on Wednesday that the farmers should get tested soil before sowing crops. 

SEMINAR: The Health and Family Welfare Department organised a seminar on “Why AIDS education to school students” at the local SD Senior Secondary School here on Wednesday. The seminar was held under the presidentship of the Civil Surgeon, Dr S.P. Sohal. Dr Sohal said that India had 51 lakh HIV positive persons in which 35 per cent were in the age group of 15 to 24 years. He said the younger age group were getting HIV due to ignorance. He said the department would organise such seminars in future also. An exhibition on AIDS awareness were also organised on the occasion.

DRIVE: The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Lok Nath Angra, said here on Wednesday that the District police along with Municipal Council launched a drive against encroachment for smooth running of traffic in the city. He said a joint meeting with shopkeepers, rickshaw pullers, rehriwalas and Municipal Corporation had already been held in this regard. He said the campaign would continue till the normalcy.

THREE BOOKED: Three persons were booked under Section 379 of the IPC for stealing manhole covers. Sukhdev Singh son of Sohan Lal and Rooplal son of Piare Lal residents of Talabwala Mandir Raikot and Manga Singh son of Mela Singh of Pakhowal stolen manhole covers belonging to Punjab Mandi Board from Mandi Raikot valuing more than Rs 3000. The Raikot police on the complaint of Mr Sukhchain Singh Sub Divisional officer, Punjab Mandi Board Ludhiana, registered a case.

POPPY HUSK SEIZED: Lachhman Singh and Gurcharan Singh of Kulgehna P.S. Sidhwanbet were arrested in the area of Saholi village and Sub Inspector Sawinder Singh seized 30 kg of poppy husk, the duo was carrying on their motor cycle without number. The police has registered a case under Section 15-61-85 of the NDPS Act and impounded the motor-cycle also. In another incident Humbran police allegedly recovered one quintal of Lahan from Darshan Singh of Baniawal from the area of Salempura and booked the accused under Section 61-1-14 of Excise Act. OC

KILLED: Eight-year-old Binttu was killed and his father injured when a truck ran over them near the Naudhrani road here on Wednesday. His father was taken to a hospital for treatment.

HOLIDAY DEMANDED: Mr Sayeed Nazir Ahmed Nazir, president, Anjuman Dawate Islamia Committee, has urged the state government to declare holiday on the occasion of Id-ul-Zuha on Friday so that Muslims, including their families can participate in Id prayers.

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APPEALED: The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Paramjit Singh Grewal, assumed charge here on Wednesday. He appealed to residents to remain vigilant against anti-social elements particularly drug peddlers.



KILLED: Murti Devi was reportedly crushed to death by a truck in Jahangirpur village here on Wednesday. She was collecting hay along the Badli road when a truck knocked her down.

CASE REGISTERED: The police here on Thursday claims to have impounded a vehicle on the charge of using the loud speaker without permission. The vehicle was belonged to Mr Dev Raj Dewan, a candidate of the National Congress Party (NCP). A case has been registered.

FREE EYE CAMP: As many as 279 patients suffering from various eye disease were examined by a team of eye specialists from the St. Stephan Hospital, Tis Hazari, Delhi at a one-day free eye check-up camp here on Wednesday. The camp was organised by the local Hindu Manch.

BEATEN UP: A youth was allegedly beaten up when the had made an attempt to molest a girl student near Sector 23 here on Thursday. The youth was handed over to the police. The youth was identified as Gudu of Dewru village. The police has registered the case.


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