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Poppy husk: The Ghanie Ke Bangar police on Friday arrested Om Parkash and seized 250 gm of poppy husk from him. A case had been registered.

Dowry case:
The Dasuya police on Thursday registered a dowry case against Vikas Badhan and his parents of Model Town, Hoshiarpur. The case was registered on the complaint of Manisha of Dasuya.

Representation: Mr Sanjeev Walia, chairman, Public Anti-Corruption Board of India, demanded the removal of hoardings from the town, especially Clock Tower chowk area.

The Punjab Society for Epileptics celebrated the World Epilepsy Day at Guru Nanak District Library here on Friday. Nearly 70 students participated in various contests organised to mark the day. Ms Sarojini Sharda, Deputy Director, Local Bodies, was the chief guest.

Youth rally:
Activists of the Punjab Students Union and Naujwan Bharat Sabha took out a scooter/ motorcycle rally from Nawanshahr to Khatkar Kalan, native village of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, to commemorate the martyrdom day of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha, on Friday. Mr Karam Singh Sekhan, state executive member, Mr Kulwinder Singh Chahal, state vice-president of PSU, Mr Mukesh Kariha (Naujwan Bharat Sabha) addressed the rally.

Exhibition held: The Education Department organised a district-level exhibition (sewing and embroidery) at Government Senior Secondary School on Friday. Government High School, Surapur, Government Senior secondary school, Nawanshahr and Government Senior Secondary School, Bharta Kalan, won the first three positions.

Competitions: The youth Club of BLM Girls college organised a function on Friday in which various competitions were held. The winners were: Mehndi: Esha, Aradhana, Neha; Gift Packing: Jaskiran and Ashtha; Hairstyle: Priynka and Inderjit Kaur; Bindi: Preeti, Aradhana and Aman.

Action sought: The district unit of the Punjab State Veterinary Officers’ Association expressed resentment over the attitude of the local police in registering a case against veterinary pharmacists allegedly involved in snatching of artificial insemination container. The association also demanded departmental disciplinary action against them, besides asking for the Indian Veterinary Council Act, 1984 to be implemented.

Blood donation:
A blood donation camp was held at Government College, Gurdaspur on Friday. Fifty students donated blood.



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