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AMRITSAR
Red cards
: Mr Gurcharan Singh Aulakh, president, 1984 Riots Victims Association, here on Friday urged the government to issue red cards to victims who could not avail of certain facilities as they could not apply for red cards. He said many people were not aware of the cards.

HOSHIARPUR
Arrested
: The city police arrested Guljit Singh of the Kamalpur area and seized 350 gm of smack worth lakhs of rupees from him on Friday, according to police sources here on Saturday. A case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered. Meanwhile, the Tanda police also intercepted a mini truck (PB-08R-0881) at the focal point Dadiana on Friday and seized 1.30 quintals of poppy husk. The driver of the vehicle, Gulshan of Nangal was also booked under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. 

Booked: A case of duping by travel agents has been reported at Sadar police station, Hoshiarpur, on Friday. According to police sources, Nanak Chand in his complaint alleged that Gaurav Bagga and Nagraj, both of Sector 7, Noida, took Rs 3 lakh from him for arranging a US visa. But the duo neither got his visa arranged nor returned the money. The Sadar police has registered a case under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC against both. 

NAWANSHAHR
Suspended
: Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, has ordered the suspension of Mr Sarwan Singh, sarpanch of Saroya village, for misbehaving with the Dr Reeta Dhami and Dr Mohinder Pal, at the Civil Hospital, Saroya, while they were on duty.

PATHANKOT
Workshop
: Field Ambulance Gurj Division organised a workshop on HIV Aids here on Saturday at Gurj Auditorium at the military station. Students of Army School and Kendriya Vidyalaya participated. Ms Kiran Kharbanda, president of Army Wives Welfare Association, inaugurated it. A play was also organised on the occasion. 

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HARYANA

SONEPAT
Copper wires stolen
: Copper wires worth about Rs 1 lakh were stolen from a store of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) situated on the Sonepat-Rohtak road near Kharkhauda town, 19 km from here, on Friday night. Officials of the UHBVN have lodged a complaint with the police in this connection.

Youth dead: Anil, a youth, died under mysterious circumstances in his house on the Garhi-Jhinjhara road at Ganaur town, 16 km from here, on Saturday. The police has sent the body for post mortem examination.

1 killed in mishap: A youth, Subhash, of Badh Malik village was killed on the spot when his Maruti van rammed into a truck in front on the G.T. Road near Rai industrial estate, about 10 km from here, on Saturday. A case has been registered. 

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