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CIS seizes 60 kg poppy husk:
The CIA staff on Tuesday recovered 60 kg poppy husk during search of a car that had red beacon atop late last night. Sources said the car went unchecked by the Rajasthan police at Patli check-post on Hanumangarh-Abohar road as well as by the Punjab Police when it entered Abohar sub-division through the Rajpura barrier. The occupants of the car got little upset on questioning resulting in search by the police which found 2 bags of poppy husk weighing 30 kg each. All those travelling by the car belonged to Ludhiana. They were identified as Rajwinder Kaur of Satyug Nagar, Paramjit Singh of village Mohi and Avtar Singh of village Kelpura. A case under sections 15,61,85 of the NDPS ACT has been registered, sources added. 

Farmers cancel rally:
Farmer organisations have postponed the rally, which was to be held at Lehra Gagga on January 15, in support of their demand for purchase of cotton in the five markets of Punjab. State secretary of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan), Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan and district president Ram Singh Bhainibagha informed that CCI had started purchasing on Wednesday in the the markets of Bhikhi in Mansa, Lehra Gagga, Sunam and Dirbha in Sangrur and Nihal Singhwala in Moga. The leader of the farmers said that district-level dharnas would be held to raise the demand for decrease in oil prices on January 15. 

: Seven students of Chandigarh Business School, Landran, were selected by IndiaMART during a placement drive at the institute. The students were selected for the post executive-business acquisitions after going through rigorous selection process, which included presentation by the company officials, followed by group discussion and final interview.



Man robbed of Rs 4,000:
Some miscreants allegedly attacked Bijender, an employee of a computer lab, at Leo chowk here on Monday. They reportedly looted Rs 4,000 and a mobile phone from him. The incident took place when he was returning to his house at Sadhu Shah Nagar. 

Makar Sankranti celebrated: Deputy commissioner Chander Prakash along with other officials concerned celebrated Makar Sankranti with inmates of the Old Age Home here on Wednesday. The DC also distributed blankets among them . He also dedicated two colour TV sets to them on the occasion 

Faculty programme ends:
“Train the trainers” programme is definitely a step forward for all technical institutions and the quality improvement of technical education. Bilaspur SDM Sujan Singh Yadav stated this on the concluding day of the All-India Council for Technical Education-sponsored “Staff and faculty development programme” at Ganpati College of Management for Girls, Shahpur, on Wednesday. 



Santoor maestro:
Abhay Rustum Sopori, the youngest Santoor maestro, classical musician and artist from the country to be awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, on Wednesday presented a scintillating Santoor recital at Government College for Women, Parade Ground. Abhay played Raag Ahiri Todi, which was followed by Ati-Drut Teentaal Gat (instrumental composition) composed by him. 

4 employees suspended:
The government on Wednesday suspended four employees of the Animal Husbandry department for unauthorised absence from duty. Three livestock assistants and an attendant were found absent from duty in Baramulla district during an inspection by the Director of the department, an official spokesperson said. Their salaries have been stopped. A veterinary assistant surgeon with the Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Baramulla, had been asked to report to the chief veterinary officer, Singhpora. 

One electrocuted, girl hurt: A lineman of the Power Development Department (PDD) was electrocuted while one person was injured in the valley on Tuesday night, official sources said Wednesday. Abdul Aziz Lone, a lineman, was repairing electric line when he got in contact with a live wire at Baramulla in North Kashmir. He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. In another incident, a vehicle hit and wounded Tahoora Bashir at Kanispora in Baramulla. She was hospitalised. 

Rotten vegetables, fruits destroyed: The authorities in Baramulla districtdestroyed more than seven quintals of rotten fruits, vegetables and adulterated milk during a day-long market checking, official sources said on Wednesday. The market checking squad of the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution inspected various markets in Baramulla, Sopore, Pattan and Tangmarg towns on Tuesday. The squad destroyed 5.17 quintals of rotten vegetables, 91 kg of fruit and 1.13 quintals of adulterated milk. The guilty shopkeepers were also fined. 

Photo documentary on Ladakh:
‘Ladakh - An Eternal Splendour’, a photo documentary film by VK Soi was screened on Wednesday at Matrika Auditorium of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Kakrayal, Katra. The photo documentary dedicated to the people of Ladakh in the memory of Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah was witnessed by students, faculty, University Governance and other distinguished guests. Vice-chancellor of the SMVDU NK Bansal was the chief guest on the occasion. 


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