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One held
: Hambran police has arrested Buta Singh of Rajapur Gulabi Dian Chhanna from the area of Khehra Bet and allegedly recovered 15180 ml of illicit liquor from his possession. Case under Excise Act has been registered.

Book released
: Shiromani Patrkar Gurbax Singh Banuana released ‘Toofan ton pehilan’, a book of Punjabi Tribune journalist Devinder Pal at Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall here on Saturday. The book is a compilation of Devinder’s selected articles written over a span of 11 years. The occasion marked a hard-biting discussion on several issues raised in the book.

Marathon: The Jalandhar Marathon Rally Sports Society will organise a marathon in the city on April 15. The 8-km race will start at 7.30am from Sain Dass Senior Secondary School, near Patel Chowk. According to Ashok Kalra, one of the organisers of the race, “Flying Sikh” Milka Singh will be the chief guest, while ADGP Rajan Gupta the guest of honour. The participants will be given certificates, besides special prizes.

One held: Bhupinder Singh of Hoshiarpur was arrested on Saturday for car theft. Police recovered a stolen Tata Sumo from him. He confessed during preliminary interrogation of stealing the sumo from a marriage palace in Aurh on March 28.

Two retire:
A retirement party was held for Hari Singh, assistant registrar and Baljinder Singh, superintendent, employees of the Panjab University Extension Library,on Saturday. They were accorded a warm send off and their contributions to the institution were applauded on the occasion.

: A lok suvidha camp was organised at DAV Senior Secondary School, Kathgarh, near here, on Saturday. It was organised to solve land disputes in families at the panchayat level, said Deputy Commissioner Krishan Kumar.

Farewell party:
The management and staff of the Malwa College Bondli-Samrala hosted a farewell party for Mohan Singh Malhans, superintendent and Piara Singh sewadar on Saturday. Mohan Singh Malhans, a renowned Punjabi writer, joined the renowned engineering college at Fatehgarh Sahib after eight years of service. Piara Singh retired after 33 years service in the college.



Three drug traffickers held: The police nabbed three drug traffickers and recovered 4.5 kg of opium from their possession on Friday. The accused had brought the contraband from Madhya Pradesh and were taking it to Punjab for making an easy buck. SP Saurabh Singh said on Saturday that the arrested persons viz. Ramesh, alias Meshi, Deva Singh and Ramesh, alias Tunda, were booked under Sections 18, 27, and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

LPG cylinders seized
: On a tip-off, the Kosli police conducted a raid and seized 58 LPG cylinders from a Mahindra vehicle on the Rewari-Guriani road near a gas agency on Friday. The police arrested three persons, Vikram Singh, Jai Prakash, both residents of Bohra Kalan village of Gurgaon district, and Manjit of the nangal Shahpur area of Uttar Pradesh, in this connection. A case under the Essential Commodities Act was registered against the trio.

Bar association office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Narnaul Bar Association: president — Rakesh Yadav; vice-president — Ashish Sanghi; secretary — Hitech Yadav; joint secretary — P.K. Kaushik; and treasurer — Dharmesh Joshi.


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