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Amritsar
NABBED: The Vigilance Bureau caught red-handed an Inspector of the Food and Civil Supplies Department while he was accepting a bribe on Wednesday. Mr R.P.S. Bajwa, SSP, said Sohan Singh, Inspector, was arrested for taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from Mr Bakhshish Singh of Romana Chak village of Majitha. Mr Bakhshish Singh had approached the Inspector to restart the supply of essential commodities for his depot. A case has been registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act at the local vigilance police station.

Bathinda
FUNCTION: The annual prize distribution function of the local Rajindra College was organised on Wednesday. Mr Swaran Singh Boparai, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala, was the chief guest. He gave away the prizes to students.

Jalandhar
KILLED: One person was killed when a mini-bus rammed into his two-wheeler at Gumtali village in the Nurmahal area on Wednesday. The deceased was yet to be identified, police sources said, adding that a case against Nachhatar Singh, the driver of the bus, had been registered at Noormahal police station.

Malerkotla
OPIUM SEIZED: The Amargarh police has arrested Ganesh, son of Ram Chand, and Tofiq Ahmed, son of Bashir Ahmed, both residents of Ronabi, in Faizabad and seized 1 kg of opium from them. A case has been registered against them

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Technical and Mechanical Employees Union: president Mr Rajpal Singh; general secretary Mr Pawan Kumar; cashier Mr Manjit Singh; and press secretary Mr Sarvjit Singh.

Nawanshahr
SOLVED: Mr M.F. Farooqui, SSP, said here on Wednesday that the local CIA staff had solved the blind murder of Pritam Singh Sahota at Banga in November last year by arresting Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi, son of Charan Singh of Dosanjh Khurd village. The police had also recovered the knife allegedly used in the killing of Pritam Singh.

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CHANDIGARH

Elected: Mr Anil Vohra, a former general secretary of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, has been elected president of the Market Welfare Association, Sector 44-D. He has been the president of the association since 1995, according to a press note.

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