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GRANT: The Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab and Minister for Higher Education, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, has granted Rs 15 lakh for the construction of examination hall and library building of Shaheed Ram Singh Pathania Memorial College, Niari. The Punjab Government has also granted Rs 5 lakh for books and other infrastructure for the college library.

CLOD CEREMONY: The Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Dr S.P. Singh, today performed the clod breaking ceremony of a new block of Applied Sciences at the university campus. A university spokesman said the three-storeyed block would be constructed at the cost of Rs 70 lakh and would house the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

ADOPTED: Lions Club, City Smile, Banga, has adopted the cremation ground of Moranwali village for the beautification of its surroundings. The club members led by Mr Baldev Nayyar and Mr Jatinder Singh Kundi, District Chairman of the Lions Club 321 D, planted 50 saplings on the premises of the cremation ground on Sunday, informed Mr Mohinder Parkash Nayyar, secretary of the club.

INAUGURATED: Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated the voluntary eye donation counter, set up by the District Eye Donation Association, at the Blood Donors’ Complex here on Saturday by filling a pledge form to donate his eyes.

ARRESTED: The Sujanpur police has arrested four persons and allegedly recovered 35 kg of contraband poppy husk and unfinished bats loaded in four trucks. The police has registered cases under Sections 15-61-81 of the NDPS Act and other provisions of the IPC and impounded the trucks. According to the police, Kulwant Singh on specific information searched four trucks coming from the Jammu and Kashmir side. On search of the trucks, the police seized the poppy husk and the bats. The arrested have been identified as Manjoor Ahmad, Gulam Mohammad, residents of Srinagar, Sukhdev Singh of Sekhwan village and Parmodh Singh of Uchi Bassi.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Adhiapak Committee, Block Samrala II, here today. President — Tarlochan Singh; vice-president — Bhagat Singh; secretary — Nirmal Chander; finance secretary — Shingara Singh and Dharminder Singh press secretary.

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MOLESTED: An NRI woman was allegedly molested when she was paying obeisance at Baoli Sahib in Sri Darbar Sahib here. The police has registered a case under Section 294, 354 of the IPC.

BODY FOUND: The body of Shamsher Singh (23) of Thathian who had been missing for the past four days, was found in the canal of Dharad village near here. The police has registered a case at the local Sadar police station under Section 174 of the Cr P.C.



INJURED: Six persons, including two women were injured when a Tata Sumo carrying them overturned near Kaul village on Sunday. All were rushed to the Civil Hospital here and later two of the seriously injured were referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. The injured were Sahib Singh, Lal Deh, Shanti Devi, Nagina Ram, Sonia and Naqli

SUICIDE: Promeela (25) was reported to have committed suicide by taking celphos tablets in her house at Sardhara village, about 25 km from here, on Monday. The police has registered the case and sent the body for a post-mortem examination. It is stated that a family quarrel was stated to be the cause of the suicide.

LOOTED: A cyclist, Satpal, was robbed of Rs 5,000 and documents by the driver of a van on the Gohana-Jind road near Butana village, about 50 km from here, on Monday. The cyclist was also assaulted and injured. He was hospitalised and was stated to be out of danger. The police has registered a case.



WOMAN KILLS SELF: A young married woman labourer allegedly committed suicide on Monday. Anjana Biwi (24) from West Bengal took the step in depression after failing to deliver a child after seven years of her marriage, the police said. She was employed with Ropam Paper Mills at Saini Majra near here.

Gambler held: The local police have held a man for allegedly playing satta at Saini Majra. Rajesh Kumar, who hails from Ward No 3 here, was booked under the Gambling Act.

Liquor seized: A dhabha owner has been booked under the Excise Act for alleged involvement in the sale of illicit liquor. Seven bottles of countrymade liquor have been seized from him. 


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