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Opium milk seized:
Fifty-three litres of opium milk, packed in 16 polythene bags, was seized by the Sriganganagar police on Monday when the jeep used for its smuggling collided with a police jeep. The Superintendent of Police, Ms Vineeta Thakur, said the contraband, that cost Rs 16 lakh, was to be sold in the neighboring areas of Haryana. — OC

New Rotary President:
Dr. HS Gill has been elected the 25th president of the Rotary Club, replacing Prof Baldev Sachdeva. — TNS

Workshop burgled: A case has been registered in connection with the burglary in the motor vehicle workshop of Mulakha Singh of Chuhewal village. The thieves broke through the workshop through the back wall. — OC

Compensation cheque
: Major-Gen Mahavir Singh, GOC, Golden Arrow Division, presented a cheque for Rs 3,62,740 to Ms Savitri Devi, widow of late Ram Dulara, as compensation under the Workman Compensation Act, 1923. Major Rajinder Kumar, Garrison Engineer, said Ram Dulara was working in the office of the GE (East) till 23 May, 2005, when he died while on duty. — OC

Case against nursing home: A case under Sections 376, 212, 263 and 120 B of the IPC and Section 5 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act has been registered against Gupta Nursing Home for alleged illegal abortion of a teenager of Manna village, according to Mr R. N. Dhoke, SSP, Hoshiarpur. — TNS

Sapling plantation: Eight hundred saplings were planted at the Police Lines in connection with the celebration of Vana Mahotsava on Monday. Mr R. N. Dhoke, SSP, has instructed all the police stations to plant maximum number of saplings in their areas to control pollution. — OC

Protest rally: The Pendu Mazdoor Union, on Monday organised held a protest rally calling for free power supply to Dalits and submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner. — OC

Health centre stone laid
: Punjab Health Minister Ramesh Dogra along with Revenue Minister Amarjit Singh Samra and Health System Corporation Chairman C.D. Singh Kamboj, Managing Director T.R. Sarangal laid the foundation stone of a 25-bed community health centre at Goraya on Tuesday. The centre would be constructed on 3.15 acres of NRI Ram Singh Dhillon. The state government will spend Rs 3 crore on the health centre. — OC

23 elected to DPC: Twenty three members from among directly elected Sangrur Zila Parishad members were elected to the Sangrur District Planning Committee (DPC) at an election meeting, conducted by Mr Gurtej Singh, SDM on Monday. — OC



One killed, 12 hurt in mishap: Shedpal a resident of Kadma village, was killed and 12 others were seriously injured on Monday when the jeep, in which they were travelling from Satnali to Mahendragarh overturned in Mahendragarh. The injured were rushed to the Medical College Hospital, Jaipur, Medical Collage, Rohtak and Civil Hospital, Mahendragarh. — OC

BJP protests against UPA: The BJP activists on Monday held protests against the UPA Government over inflation, unrest and lawlessness in the country at the Mahveer Chowk by raising slogans against the Centre. — OC

‘Lalkar Rally’: Mr Naresh Yadav, Independent MLA from Ateli in Mahendragarh, on Monday protested against the acquisition of farm land by the state for handing over to MNCs under the garb of SEZ. He said this at the ‘Lalkar Rally’ in Mandi village on Monday. — OC

Book released: The District and Sessions Judge, Mr Lachhman Dass Sharma, released a book, 'Videsh Kaise Jayen', at the local Duke hotel ,written by a local advocate, Mr Amandeep Singh on Monday . The book serves as a guide to those aspiring to go abroad. Mr Sharma in his address said the book would be of great help for those who would be going abroad for the
first time. — OC 


Workshop: The state Pollution Control Board and the Mandi Municipal Council (MMC) on Monday held a workshop on waste management in which experts gave tips to the safai karamcharis and the MMC on how to collect, transport and dispose off the solid and municipal waste in the town. — TNS

Protest held: The BJP mandal on Monday held a protest rally from the Seri Manch, in the town against the failure of the State and Central governments to control the rising prices. — TNS

Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the National Union of Journalist: president — Mr Rakesh Sharma; vice-presidents — Mr Yusuf Ansari, Mr Rattan Thakur and Mr Ramesh; general secretary — Mr Prem Chaudhary; secretary — Ms Nelam Thakur, Pardeep and Jitender Barnot; joint secretary — Umesh Gautam; and treasurer — Mr Rajesh Kumar. — OC

"e-himpurti": The web portal "e -himpurti", of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department was launched by the Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, on Monday. He said the rate of disposal of complaints was as high as 90 per cent by the consumer redressal mechanism in the state. — TNS

Jail term for 2: The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Pritam Singh, on Monday sentenced Amar Singh and Shamsher Singh, residents of Bhatia village in Nalagarh, to three years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000 for an attempt to murder Santokh Singh. — OC

Vehicle stolen: The official car of the Chairman of Jogindra Central Cooperative Bank was stolen from the parking lot of the bank head office on Monday. The police has registered a case under section 379 of the IPC. — OC

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