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Residents rue power cuts
: Unannounced power cuts on the occasion of Janmashtami on Wednesday led to resentment among the residents here. The residents have called on the government to ensure power supply on all festivals.

Woman killed: A woman begger, Aalo, a resident of West Bengal, died when she was hit by a motorcycle near the Central Bank of India, on Wednesday. The police has sent the body to the Civil Hospital for a post mortem .

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Booked
: Gurtej Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Daljinder Singh of Galib Kalan have been booked at the instance of Harinder Singh of Kothe Rahlan. According to information, took the scooter and a cellphone of the complainant by fraud and did not return them. No arrest has been made so far.

Theft charge: Kuldeep Kaur of Johlan and some others allegedly stole a motor mono block worth Rs 3,500 belonging to Harpal Singh. The police has registered a case.

Wheat recovered: Some persons allegedly stole 18 bags of wheat from Mandi Mullanpur. The police recovered the same on secret information and registered a case under sections 380 and 411, IPC.

Two arrested: Kulwant Singh of Baghian was arrested on a tip-off for running an illicit liquor still. The police seized 110 kg of lahan and 9,180 ml of illicit liquor. In another incident, Bhalwan Singh of the same village was arrested for distilling illicit liquor. Cases under the Excise Act have been registered.

Poppy husk seized: The police intercepted a truck near Bhanour village and seized 1,750 kg of poppy husk. The police has arrested Amrit Singh. Three others managed to flee. The police has registered a case under the NDPS Act.

SANGRUR
Three held with opium
: The police arrested Gurmeet Singh, alias Meet, a resident of Kular Khurd village, and Hakam Singh and Jagseer Singh, residents of Chhajli village, on Wednesday. The police has recovered 750 grams of opium from Gurmeet Singh and 340 grams of opium from the possession of Hakam and Jagseer Singh. The accused have been booked under the NDPS Act.

ZIRAKPUR
Janmashtami celebration: The Mahila Mandal of the Highland Cooperative Society, Bartana, (Zirakpur), celebrated Janmashtami here yesterday. Around 20 children from the society participated in the function. The chief guest of the function was Ms Manisha Malik, Vice-President of the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat. She also honoured the participants with mementoes.

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CHANDIGARH

Govern or go: Former Naggal MLA Jasbir Mallour on Thursday criticised the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government for power woes in the state. Mr Mallour said if the Chief Minister was not able to govern properly, he must step down. He said the current power problems were due to faulty policy of the government. He claimed that instead of improving power situation, the government was unnecessarily trying to blame the INLD for its failures.

School functions: Students of Spring Valley Public School, Phase IX, Mohali, celebrated Janm- ashtami with fervour. Students were dressed up as Lord Krishna, Radha and Sudama. Bhajans were recited in praise of Lord Krishna.

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HARYANA

AMBALA
Cops misled: A Punjab Police team, which had come here to arrest a person in an alleged theft case, had to return empty-handed on Thursday. A two-member Punjab Police team from Amritsar reached the Ganesh Vihar residence of Ram Chander at about 4.30 a.m. They were accompanied by a youth, Gopal, who claimed that he had passed on stolen property to Ram Chanderís son. But the youth changed his statement, saying he was asked by someone to implicate him in a false case. 

College function: Dr Anil Joshi, Director, Ambala College of Engineering and Applied Research, on Thursday emphasised on the need to educate students for a life of leadership and service by focussing on value-oriented education curricula. Dr Joshi, addressing the students of the college, said apart from university curriculum, the college planned industry-based projects. He placed importance on personality development. He said special personality development classes had been inducted in the new session.

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