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BOOKED FOR MURDER BID: The Humbaran police registered a case under Sections 307 and 506 of the IPC against Kulwant Singh of Tibba Salempura for allegedly throwing acid on the face of Jagjit Kaur, alias Nanjo, wife of Gurdev Singh of Ghamnewal Kulian on Thursday. The suspect reportedly had illicit relations with the victim. She has been admitted to the Pahwa Hospital, Humbaran.

ONE HELD: The Jagraon police arrested Deepak Bhardwaj, alias Deepu, of Alwar (Rajasthan) in the Akhara area on Thursday. He was going in his car (DL-6CG-1103) from which about 60 kg of poppy husk was recovered. The police has impounded the vehicle under sections 15, 60, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act.

ASSAULT CASE: The Sudhar police registered a case under Sections 325, 323 and 34 of the IPC against Hardip Singh, Gagan and Takdi Bhaiya on the charge of assaulting Rajdeep Singh of Halwara on October 28. Some old dispute is said to be the reason behind the attack. The injured have been admitted to the Arora Hospital, Ludhiana.

JAN SAMPARAK RALLY: Mr Lal Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab, lashed out at the Akalis at a massive rally organised by the local unit of the Congress at Old Grain Market on Thursday. The rally was part of the Jan Samparak programme to mobilise Congress workers for the November-14 rally in Ludhiana. Mr Gurcharan Singh Galib, former MLA, Mr Gurbinder Singh Atwal, MLA, Mr Gurdip Singh Bhaini, former MLA, Mr Raj Kumar Malhotra and Mr Parshottam Lal Khalifa were among prominent persons present at the rally.

LITERARY FUNCTION: A literary function was held at Kavita Bhavan, Samrala, on Friday under the presidentship of Prof Hamdardveer Nausheharvi. Chanan De Phul, a book of Punjabi songs by Manjit Kaur Ambalvi, was released on the occasion. Noted Punjabi writer Gurdailpal Singh presented a paper on the book.

FUNCTION: The Punjabi Likhari Sabha, Rampur, will hold a literary function on “Chatti Andre Theh”, a book by Gurdial Dalal, at the Rampur rest house on Sunday, according to Mr Surinder Rampuri, president of the sabha. Prof Hamdardveer Nausheharvi will preside over the function. A kavi darbar will also be held. Dr Gulzar Mohammad Goria, Prof Raman and Principal Sohan Bhanto will present papers on the book.



Camp: A free homoeopathic medical camp was organised by the Senior Citizen Council, Chandigarh, in collaboration with Dr Castro’s Charitable Homoeopathic Research Society, Chandigarh, at the Community Centre, Sector 38, on Friday. As many as 100 old citizens were examined by a team of homoeopathic doctors headed by Dr J.B.D. Castro and Dr (Ms) M. Castro. Sd Surbir Singh, SDM, South, inaugurated the camp. He appreciated the efforts made by Mr Kalia, Secretary-General of the council and Dr Castro.

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