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HELD: The local police arrested two persons and recovered 118 gm of smack from them. Mr R.P.S. Brar, S.S.P, stated in a press release issued here on Tuesday that the accused were identified as Parminder Singh of Nangli Batha and Dawinder Singh of Hussain Pura. Both of them have been booked under the NDPS Act.

CAMP: The state government will organise public welfare camps to facilitate and solve the problems being faced by people in various government departments. Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner, in a press release issued here yesterday said the camps would be held at different places in which the heads of various government departments, including Food and Civil Supplies, the Punjab State Electricity Board, Agricultural, Industrial, Health, Rural Water Supply, the District Welfare Department and others would be present. He informed that the first such camp here would be organised on July 1 at the office of the Subdivisional Magistrate, Tarn Taran. 

SUICIDE: A youth committed suicide by jumping before a train at Mandi Dabwali railway station on Tuesday. The body of the youth, identified as Pawan Kumar of Mandi Dabwali, was shifted to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem. A suicide note was also recovered from the pocket of the deceased.

Dead: An AIDS patient aged around 40 who was admitted to the local Civil Hospital died on Tuesday. He was identified as Ganesh.

COMMAND: Group Captain R.K. Dhir on Tuesday took over the command of Air Force Station, Bhisiana, from Group Captain S. Sukumar, who has been transferred to Army War College, Mhow, for undergoing a higher command course.

COMPUTERISED: Thirtysix branches of Gurdaspur and Amritsar Keshetriya Gramin Bank have been computerised. The remaining 24 branches would also be computerised by end of the current financial year. The Chairman of bank, Mr R.S. Kalaria, gave this information in press release issued here on Tuesday.

ARRESTED: The Tanda police has arrested Kirpal Singh alias Bittu of Talla village under Sections 302, 34 IPC for allegedly killing Jagdish Lal, a labourer of the same village, on Tuesday. According to police sources, Jagdish Lal had sown paddy in the fields of Kirpal Singh. When he demanded money for his labour, Kirpal Singh along with Gabber started beating him mercilessly due to which he died.

FOUNDATION: Lt-Gen Hari Prasad, General Officer, Commanding-in Chief, Northern Command, laid the foundation stone of the battle range at Mamum Military Station, near here on Tuesday. The range would be built at an estimated cost of Rs 214 lakh.

RANSACKED: Some armed men beat up a chemist and ransacked his shop here on Tuesday. According to sources, the assailants ransacked Tandon Medical Store at the Khilwara Gate locality at around 7 p.m. and beat up its owner, Gagan Tandon, injuring him seriously. He was admitted to the local Civil Hospital with multiple injuries.

SEIZED: As many as seven bags of poppy husk were seized by the local police from a truck near Phagwara bypass here on Tuesday. The police claimed to have identified the accused as Avtar Singh of Jagjitpur village and Jugraj Singh of Tanda Mangli village.

IMA CAMPAIGN: The Indian Medical Association, Phagwara branch, will launch a campaign of “anaemia-free India” on Doctors Day under the “aao gaon chalein scheme” at local Civil Hospital on Friday. According to Dr Rajeev Gupta, IMA president, Dr S.P. Jagat, Civil Surgeon, Kapurthala, will inaugurate the camp.

BODY FOUND: The body of a youth was found near railway line, near the Harerri road level crossing, here on Tuesday. The railway police after a post-mortem handed over the body to the local Municipal Council for cremation.



couple arrested
: The Ganaur police today arrested a police Head Constable Subhash and his wife, Kusum, in connection with the alleged murder of Mohinder, a brother of Subhash, at Larsauli village on June 26. According to a report, an old enmity is stated to be the cause of the murder.

two held: The Civil Lines police arrested a woman along with her paramour while travelling in a car which was intercepted in Sector 12 here on Tuesday. The woman was identified as Sonia of Shanti Nagar four-marla colony, Sonepat, and the youth as Satish of Kurar village. A case was registered against them.



ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the president — Narinder Kumar; senior vice-president — Mr Dharam Vir Singh; vice-president— Mr Sat Pal, and general secretary — Mr Ravi Shanker.

BOOK SHOPS RAIDED: Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education Chairman B.R. Rahi, along with a team of senior officers, raided six book shops in this town on Tuesday evening and seized samples of allegedly duplicate books of the HP Board of School Education from two shops. Mr Rahi told The Tribune on Wednesday that the raids were conducted on a tip-off and following various complaints. 


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