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Traders prefer  plastic bags: The Traders Association of Sector 14 has opposed the proposal of Chandigarh Administration to ban plastic bags. In a press statement, the Association said since they carried all types of items, including groceries and cosmetics, so they had to use plastic carry bags. They said grocery items like flour, including refined and gram flour, and paneer could not be packed in jute or paper bags. Before banning plastic bags, the administration should find a suitable and economic alternative to plastic bags, they urged.

LIC agents qualify: As many as 17 LIC agents of Chandigarh division have qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table Conference, 2006, to be held from June 11- 14 at San Diego, USA. These agents are:- Mukti Kapila, Reena Mahajan, Jaswant Singh Arora, Ashwani Chaudhary, Ashwani Sharma, Harjit Kaur, K S Dhillon, B K Gupta, Daljit Singh, Gurcharan Singh, Paramjit Singh, Subhash Gupta, Parveen Rani, SPS Diwan, Salochana Devi, Simi Devi and Neel Rattan.


Motorcyclist killed
: A motorcyclist was crushed to death by an oil Canter on National Highway No 10 near Rohad village here on Tuesday. According to information, the deceased, identified as Sanjay, a resident of Gandhra village in Rohtak, was travelling on a motor cycle when the Canter coming from the opposite direction hit him. He died on the spot. The police has registered a case against the driver of canter.

Inspector held on bribe charge
: Ajit Singh, an inspector in the office of the Assistant Registrar, Cooperative Societies, here was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 5000 by an anti-corruption squad headed by Subdivisional Magistrate Sujan Singh Yadav and DSP Ved Prakash Godara here on Monday. It is alleged that he had earlier demanded Rs 5000 from Parmatama Sharan Sharma of Tint village, near here, to register their cooperative society following which a trap was laid to nab the accused.

Held with poppy husk: The city police arrested Ved Prakash Sharma of Karnal district and Sukhdeep Singh of Hoshiarpur district of Punjab from the premises of the bus-stand here on Monday and seized 24 kg of poppy husk from them. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against them.

Woman set  on fire
: A young housewife, Suman, sustained serious burn injuries when she was reportedly set affire by her husband and other members of the in-laws’ family in the house at Murthal village 8 km from here, on Tuesday. According to a report, the injured woman was rushed to the local Civil Hospital where from she was shifted to the PGIMS at Rohtak for further treatment. The police has registered a case under Sections 498-A and 307, IPC, against the husband, father-in-law, mother-in-law and husband’s brother.


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