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One held with smack
: The Tanda police, on a tip-off, arrested Paramjit Singh, alias Pamma, alias Ghuggi, a resident of ward No 3 under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of NDPS Act on Sunday. According to the police sources, 3 grams of smack was recovered from him.

NAWANSHAHR
Grant sought
: Mr Surinder Mohan Tejpal, member, Government-Aided Private School Managementsí Association, Punjab, in a statement here on Sunday urged the Chief Minister to release grants for infrastructure development under the Sarv Sikhiya Abhiyan to government-aided privately managed schools also. He said with the release of funds under the scheme, the pace of infrastructure development in the government schools had picked up. Privately managed government-aided schools, which have also made a significant contribution, and have been receiving 95 per cent grant from the government, should also be brought under the purview of the Sarv Sikhiya Abhiyan, he said. 

Veteran wins laurels: Mr Gurbhajan Singh Bains (66), a retired post-master and a resident of Moela Wahidpur village, has won silver medals in 200 metres and 800 metres and a bronze medal in 1500 metres at the 26th Punjab Masters Athletics Championship organised by the District Masters Athletics Association, Amritsar, at Guru Nanak Dev University recently.

SANGRUR 
Seminar on TB awareness
: A seminar on 'generating awareness about TB, AIDS and drug abuse through entertainment' was organised at a nursing school here on Saturday. Dr Surinder Singla, a TB and chest diseases specialist at the local Civil Hospital, delivered a lecture while Mr Ved Parkash, a magician from Chandigarh, created awareness about TB through his magic tricks. Among those present were Mr Shiv Arya, director of the nursing school; and Mr Jagroop Singh and Mr Jaswinder Singh, both from District TB Control Society, Sangrur.

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