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16 held for gambling
: The police has arrested 16 persons for gambling in a hotel situated on the G.T. Road here on Saturday. The police has recovered Rs 3.45 lakh from the accused. A case under Section 13A, 3, 67 of the Gambling Act and 419, 420 of the IPC has been registered.

Two killed: Prem Singh (17), a resident of Gagrewal village near Khadoor Sahib, and a migrant labourer was crushed to death by a truck here on Sunday. The labourer was identified as Ramu of Uttar Pradesh. The deceased were going on a scooter when the incident took place. A case has been registered.

Opium seized: The Tapa police in Barnala police district recovered 2.5 kg of opium from Dhaula village, 15 km from here, during a surprise check a police naka and arrested Nirmal Singh here on Sunday. A case under Sections 18/61/85 of the NDPS Act has been registered.

Seminar held: A seminar on ‘Challenges before youth in the 21st century’ was organised at local Swami Vivekanand Girls College here on Sunday. Mr Rahul Bhandari, Deputy Commissioner, while speaking on the occasion said unemployment was a major challenge being faced by the younger generation. He advised the students not to get frustrated and face it with courage.

PROTEST MARCH: Members of the Pendu Mazdoor Union, on the call of its ‘State-level union, took out a protest on Monday, raising anti government slogans on the policy against Dalit landless labourers. Women too participated in the march. They gathered near the office of the SDM. Addressing them, Avtar Sigh Rasulpur, general secretary, Sukhdev Singh, distrust president, flayed the government for not keeping its promises.

Bawa Shoes
: Members of the Bawa Shoes Worker’s Union held a demonstration in front of the Commissioner’s office here on Monday in protest against the alleged inaction by the government authorities in pressurising the factory owners to clear their dues amounting to crores of rupees. Several leaders of AITUC and CITU addressed the workers. They alleged that the despite giving several memorandums to the ministers and officials concerned, no concrete action had yet been taken. Though the state Labour Commissioner has forwarded the case of the closure of the factory to the Industrial Tribunal, the leaders said it was not enough.

Smuggler held: Bal Kishan, a resident of Kazi Mandi area, has been arrested on charges of smuggling liquor from neighbouring states. The police has also recovered two caskets of liquor from his possession, according to the SHO, Mr Sukha Singh. The accused was arrested from his house. According to the police, Bal Kishan used to smuggle liquor from Himachal Pradesh.

Medical camp: Hundreds of patients were examined at the three-day medical camp organised by the Naujawan Sudhar Sabha. Medical experts from various fields examined the patients during the camp.

Award: The Best Cooperatives Officer award for 2005 has been given to Mr Kahn Singh Pannu, an IAS, by the local Urban Citizen Cooperative Bank, according to the Bank chairman, Mr K.K. Sharma. The award was instituted after the name of Vijay Sethi, the founder chairman of the bank and was given to officers, who play vital role in promoting the Cooperative movement.

Funds for Sewerage
: The Punjab Government is releasing funds for sewerage systems and streetlighting to the municipal councils of the state, said Ms Harbans Kaur Dullo, Parliamentary Secretary, here on Monday in a press release. Ms Dullo said the government was providing funds for the construction of rooms in schools, for Ravidass dharmshalas, cleanliness of ponds and disposal of water.

: Mr Kanwal Parminder Jit Singh Pardesi has been unanimously elected the president of Sargodha Khalsa Board at a meeting held at Sargodha School run by the Board on the Jail Road here on Saturday.

Craft Mela concludes: A craft mela showcasing different handicrafts made by artisans from all over India concluded here on Sunday. The craft mela had started on December 9 at Kaka Palace, Ferozepur Road and had received an excellent response from city residents.

BAR ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Samrala Bar Association. Returning officer president — Mr Anil Gupta, secretary — Mr K.L. Dhand, vice-president — Daljeet Shahi and joint secretary — Mr Gurjant Singh. The president and the secretary were elected unanimously, while the vice-president and joint secretary were elected by votes.

Sultanpur Lodhi
Girl attacked
: The local police has booked a migrant labourer for attacking teenaged girl with a sharp-edged weapon injuring her seriously here on Monday. According to information, Ajay (22) injured Aneesha, a resident of Sath Rangra Mohalla, with a sickle when she asked him to pay for the things he bought from the grocery shop of her father. Aneesha was attending the shop because his father was unwell and her mother was not in town. The accused fled the spot after committing the crime and Aneesha was taken to Civil Hospital from where she was sent to a hospital in Jalandhar due to her serious condition.


2 killed in road accident:
Two persons, including a bank employee, were killed when their motor cycle (HR-36F-8154) was hit by a pick-up van (HR-47-9311) on the Kosli-Kanina road, near Karoli turn, about 30 km from here, yesterday.

Fake juice factory: The Ganaur police conducted a raid on a mushroom farm of Bega village, about 25 km from here, on Sunday night and unearthed a fake juice factory by arresting two persons in this connection. According to police sources, the police recovered a fake juice machine, 4,200 plain packets, 2,000 fake packets in the name of Sunil company, 175 packed juice packets, fake stamps and fake receipt books during the search.

‘Munim’ looted: Three unidentified armed persons are reported to have looted the “munim” of Rattan Singh Om Parkash. In the new foodgrains market at Gohana town, 35 km from here, on Sunday night and decamped with Rs 66,000, a motor cycle and a mobile phone from shop 16. The police has registered a case and launched a hunt to apprehend the miscreants. The police has recovered the motor cycle which was found abandoned on the Gohana-Panipat road a few km away from Gohana.

Farmer killed: Om Parkash (45), a farmer of Shahzabad village, was killed when he was trapped under the tractor trailer which overturned on the Sonepat-Narela road, near Shafiabad village, about 10 km from here, on Monday. According to a report, the tractor trailer was laden with pulses and the victim was driving it towards Narela mandi in Delhi for selling the produce.

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