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Couple booked: The police on Sunday booked Mohinder Pal and his wife Jaswinder Kaur, residents of Nangal Shaheedan village, under Section 420 of the IPC on the basis of a complaint by Balwinder Singh alleging that the fake travel agent couple duped him of Rs 4.80 lakh for sending him to Korea.

Inaugurated: The Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha, Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, inaugurated a Valmiki Dharamshala at Saloh village on Sunday. He presented cheques to Jadla, Ottalan, Alowal, Majhoor, Shahpur Patti villages from his MP Local Area Development Fund.

Seminar: Mr Sardar Singh Mahil of CPI-ML, Mr Kulwinder Singh Warraich, a member of AIFTU, Mr Kulwinder Singh Chahal from the PSU, spoke on ‘Problem of unemployment — its causes and solution’ at a seminar organised by the Naujawan Bharat Sabha at Ambedkar Bhavan here on Sunday.

Medical camp: As many as 200 patients were examined at a free medical check-up camp organised by the Lions Club, City Smile, Banga, on Sunday. Social worker Baldev Nayyar inaugurated the camp.

Suvidha camp: As many as 425 driving licenses, 71 mutations, 61 ration cards, 210 SC/BC/ domicile certificates, 185 medical certificates, 25 police clearance certificates, 65 old-age pension cases, medical examination of 485 persons and 112 cattle, and 52 complaints were settled at a “Lok Suvidha Camp” presided over by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Krishan Kumar, on Sunday.

Lok Adalat: As many as 110 cases were settled at a Lok Adalat presided over by the Sessions Judge, Mr Jora Singh, on Saturday.

Medical camp: To celebrate AWWA week, the Gurj division of the Army organised a medical camp at the Section Hospital in Mamun Cantt on Friday. Family members of the Army personnel were examined.

Rail traffic disrupted: Passengers were stranded at the Phagwara, Chaheru, Jalandhar Cantt, Jalandhar City, Mukerian and Dasuya railway stations as rail traffic on the Jalandhar-Pathankot section remained disrupted for more than three hours on Sunday due to four- laning, maintenance and repair work of the railway lines at Suchipind Kala Bakra, Alawalpur and Bhogpur.

Woman, son held: Kashmiro and her son Buta Ram, residents of Silkiana village, were arrested on Sunday and 550 grams of smack worth Rs 1.5 lakh was recovered from them.

Security tightened: Security was beefed up and search operations were conducted at the Ludhiana, Phagwara, Jalandhar, Pathankot, Jammu and Amritsar railway stations on Sunday in view of an anonymous letter to the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, threatening to blow up these railway stations on August 28.



Girl run over by truck: Neha Khurana, a B. Com student, was run over by a speeding truck at Dhand road. A seriously injured Neha was rushed to the Civil Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. In another case the police has arrested canter driver, Baru Ram, a resident of Devigarh, for hitting a cyclist Vikas Kumar and injuring him seriously.

Lok Adalat: As many as 108 cases were settled at a Lok Adalat presided over by the District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhangu, on Saturday. Out of 247 cases, coming up for disposal 15 MACT cases, 31 criminal, 51 civil, 9 MVA Act and two bank loan cases were settled.

2 arrested: The police on Sunday arrested Baljit Singh, a resident of The Mukerian village, and Mohan Jeet Singh, a resident of Habri village, and recovered a stolen motorcycle from them.

Medical camp: As many as 325 patients were examined by experts and free of cost medicines were given to poor patients at a medical check-up and homoeopathic treatment camp on Sunday.

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