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DRUGS: Officials of the Health and Family Welfare Department have found unaccountable drugs from three medical stores. Dr Sawinder Pal Singh Sohal, Civil Surgeon, in a press note said 1800 capsules of dextro proxyvon, 100 tablets of clodizeproxide and 12 bottles of codene were found from Sagar Medicos, Sharifpura, 600 capsules of phaxtroproxyphen, 90 tablets of nitrazypam, 800 tablets of microlit and eight bottles of corex from Gupta Medicos, GT Road, and 450 capsules of dextropromyphen from Janata Medical Hall, Rani Bazar.

KILLED: Bhagwant Yadav, son of Phun Phun Yadav, a resident of Haryana, was killed on the spot while eight other migrant labourers were wounded when a truck overturned on the Hoshiarpur-Phagwara bypass on Monday. The truck was going from Chandigarh to Pathankot.

DHARNA: Members of the Revenue Patwar Union, Punjab, Kapurthala, observed a strike and staged a dharna in protest against the arrest of Puran Singh, a patwari, here on Monday. Puran Singh was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau on June 24 on charges of conniving with Deepak Kumar and Jasvinder Singh of Kapurthala in disposing of land owned by a resident of Delhi.

CAMP: The first lok suvidha camp was organised at Pojewal village, about 25 km from here, on Monday for the convenience of residents of 34 villages falling under the Saroya kanugo circle. The camp has been started with a view to providing hassle-free and corruption-free delivery of various facilities, beneficial schemes and redressing the legitimate problems and grievances of the people.

DRIVE: Under the night dominance drive, the Sadar police seized 245 kg of poppy husk from a truck. Led by SHO Lakhwinder Singh Mall, the police on Monday impounded the truck coming from the Behram side near the Bhullarai culvert. Two occupants of the truck fled.

INSPECTION: The Kapurthala Civil Surgeon, Dr S.P. Jagat, on Monday inspected the special cleanliness drive in the Civil Hospital, Phagwara. Dr Subhash Sharma, SMO, was also present. Dr Jagat disclosed that a “vishesh safai abhiyan” had been launched in Kapurthala district from June 16 to June 30.



ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the General Categories Welfare Federation: president — Mr Hari Narpal Singh Batth; senior vice-president — Mr A.S. Narang; vice-president — Mr D.S. Sandhu; general secretary — Mr Avtar Kaur; joint and press secretary — Mr Karam Singh and treasurer — Mr Inderjit Bajwa. 

Opposed: The implementation of the proposed value added tax (VAT) in the city today hit another hurdle with the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, the apex body of the traders, opposing it. The mandal is against the implementation of VAT in Chandigarh and will oppose in future also keeping in view of the ground realities and the interests of the trade and business of city, Mr J.P.S. Kalra, spokesman for the mandal, said here.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Jai Haryana Government Employees Cooperative Group Housing Society, G.H. 16 Mansa Devi Complex, and Sector 5: president — Mr Som Nath Rattan; vice-president — Mr Pawan Sharma; general secretary — Ms Rita Gupta; cashier — Ms Santosh Goel; and executive members — Ms Anita, Mr Anil Kumar and Mr Rajesh Kalha.



REMANDED: The Duty Magistrate, Mr Sushil Kumar Garg, on Monday remanded two drugs traffickers in 14 days’ judicial custody for smuggling poppy husk. The police had arrested Tarsem Singh, a resident of Rahanwali, and Dara Singh, a resident of Mahmadki village, on Sunday and seized poppy husk from them.

CASES: The Pundri police has registered criminal cases under Section 384, 420 and 506 of the IPC against a bank official and two touts on a charge of demanding money from farmers for advancing loans. The SP, Mr M.S. Sheoran, said Bhagwana, a farmer of Bhana village, had applied for a loan of Rs 5 lakh from the State Bank of India branch at Pai, but an alleged tout of the bank official, Krishan of Pai, and Balwan, a resident of Pundri, allegedly demanded Rs 50,000 from the complainant for the grant of loan.

12 INJURED: At least 12 persons wee injured when a Canter on which they were travelling overturned on the GT Road near Bari village, about 15 km from here, on Tuesday. The injured persons include Mr J.S. Negi, Mr Ranjit, Mr Vinod, Mr Joginder, Mr Jagan Nath, Mr Hemant, Mr Harish and Mr Suresh. All of them were hospitalised and were stated to be out of danger.

GIRLS GO MISSING: Two girl students are reported to have disappeared after they left their homes for appearing in an examination of arts and crafts at an examination centre set up in Sharda Public School here on Monday. The girl students were identified as Neha (23), a resident of an eight-marla colony, old DC Road, Sonepat, and Rajinder Kumar (24) of Sector 14, a residential colony of HUDA, Sonepat.


PROGRAMME: An eight-day-long-high altitude training programme organised for students of the Institute of Technology of Nirma University, Gujarat, at the Regional Institute of Mountaineering, McLeodgang, concluded on Monday. Mr S.R. Saini, Senior Mountaineering Officer, said the programme started on June 20 and 45 students covered a trek of around 120 km.

Jagriti Manch: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Saroch Brahman Jagriti Manch: president — Mr Sudeep Kumar Saroch; vice-presidents — Mr Jagannath Saroch and Mr Om Dutt Saroch; general secretary — Col Tarlok Chand; finance secretary — Mr Manohar Lal Saroch; joint secretaries — Mr Vijay Saroch and Mr Hans Ram Saroch; and executive members — Mr Narinder Saroch and Mr Madan Lal Saroch.


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