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Poppy husk seized: The police has seized 175 kg of poppy husk from a Maruti Zen car (PB-10AD-T-587) near Budho Ke village on the Abohar-Jalalabad road. The police has arrested owner of the car, Gurnam Singh, a resident of Daya Kala of Moga district. A case under Sections 15/61/85 of the NDPS Act has been registered.

Shalini excels: Ms Shalini Garg has topped in bouquet, fresh flower and dry flower competitions during the three-day talent hunt event at DAV College here. Dr B.C. Josan, a member of the Panjab University senate and syndicate, inaugurated the event. Mr Sanjay Saini was adjudged the best in still life, cartooning and poster-making. Other toppers include Raminderjit Kaur debate, Amandeep Kaur poetical recitation, Neelam Kamboj embroidery, Amandeep Kaur knitting, Jyoti mehandi, Ruchi alpana, Dhirender Kumar paining, Dinesh rangoli, Puneet Watts clay modelling, and Rajesh collage making.

Three booked: The Islamabad police has booked Balwinder Singh and his brother Baldev Singh of Bhaini Rajputa village and Anokh Singh of Khasa for allegedly defrauding four persons on the pretext of getting job in the Army. They alleged that the accused took Rs 55,000 each from them. They said the accused neither employed them in the Army nor returned the money.

Body found: An unidentified body was found on a rail track here on Thursday. The GRP SHO, Mr Kuljeet Singh, said the deceased aged was between 20-22 years. A yellow coloured piece of cloth was found tied around his neck, which hinted to a possible strangulation . A case has been registered under Sections 302 and 201 of the IPC.

In-laws booked: The Dehlon police has booked Baljit Singh, Manjit Kaur and Teja Singh of Hathur on the charge of harassing their daughter-in-law for dowry. A case has been registered under Sections 406, 498-A and 34, IPC, on the complaint of Major Singh of Bool.

1 held with poppy husk: The Dehlon police has arrested Gurcharan Singh of Rachhin from Khera village on Friday and seized 30 kg of poppy husk from him. A case has been registered under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS 

Case registered: Kulwinder Singh, his mother Gian Kaur, brother and sister-in-law, Balwinder and Nirmal Kaur, respectively, of Kot Dausandhi Mal village have been booked under Sections 498A and 406 of the IPC. The case has been registered on the complaint of Beant Kaur of Maniala Jai Singh village. She told the police that she was married to Kulwinder Singh two years back. She alleged that her husband and other family members were harassing her for not bringing adequate dowry.



Students at ‘EDUFEST-2006’ held at St Soldier School in Mohali on Saturday.
Students at ‘EDUFEST-2006’ held at St Soldier School in Mohali on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

EXHIBITION: A two-day exhibition, Edufest-06, opened at St Soldier International Convent School, Phase VII, here on Saturday. The exhibition, which was inaugurated by Mr V.K. Sharma, Director , Public Relations, Punjab, touched nearly 16 topics. A mock parliament session with a debate on foeticide was also enacted. The IT park section had presentations on various topics, including working of computers and the Internet. The Cool Commerce section had working models on e-commerce. A mini village was created by the Home Science Department.

RAPE case: Two persons were arrested by the police on the charge of raping of a resident of Sector 52 here. They were produced in a court on Saturday that remanded them in police custody till October 16. Harvinder Singh and Amrit Pal Singh, both residents of Mohali, had allegedly bundled the victim into a car from near Gurdwara Sacha Dhan Sahib, Phase IIIB1, and took her to a hotel. They then allegedly raped her.

Remains of an electronics shop after a fire break-out at Phase 2 in Mohali on Saturday.FIRE: Electrical and electronic items were damaged in a fire that broke out in a shop in Phase II here on Saturday. A number of TV sets, washing machines and refrigerators were stocked on the top floor of the shop where the fire broke out. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained immediately.

Remains of an electronics shop after a fire break-out at Phase 2 in Mohali on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

New State TB Officer
: Dr Vijay Garg, District Immunisation Officer, Panchkula, has joined as State TB Officer at the head office in Sector 6. Transferred on Friday, he has joined his new assignment with an immediate effect. He has served as the State TB Officer earlier also.

Man found dead: Forty-five-year-old Jeet Ram was found dead in Sector 4 Saturday morning. Overdose of alcohol is stated to be the cause of his death though the police is investigating the matter and inquest proceedings are on. Eyewitnesses said he was last seen alive past midnight when he got out of the nearby liquor vend heavily drunk.

Commissioner to visit dispute site: A local court on Saturday directed a Commissioner, Mr Yogesh Mohan Sharma, to visit the place of dispute between senior Punjab bureaucrat, Mr Rabinder Nath Gupta, and his neighbour, Mr Karam Chand, who alleged that the bureaucrat was trying to usurp his land. While Mr Sharma has been directed to give his report by Monday, the court has also asked Mr Gupta to appear before the court on October 16.



Medical camp: A medical check-up camp for physically challenged persons was organised by the District Red Cross Society at rest house here on Friday. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mohinder Kumar, inaugurated the camp. Medicines were given to patients free of cost.

Crackers banned: The District Magistrate, Mr Chander Prakash, has put a ban on the sale and storage of firecrackers at congested places, markets or in dwelling units. Only licensed shopkeepers will sell firecracker at the specified area. The order will remain in force from October 15 to 22.


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