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Drug peddler arrested
:The city police today arrested Manga Singh of Sant Nagar under the NDPS Act upon recovery of 1300 gm charas and 250 gm ganja, sources said, adding that such narcotics have been found after a long period here. 



Guesthouse manager held: The police today arrested manager of a guesthouse, following a raid on the orders of the DC to check guesthouses violating prohibitory orders in Mani Majra. 



OP Tyagi dead
: Om Prakash Tyagi (84), father of Prof Gajender Singh Tyagi of the TITs Engineering College, passed away here on Saturday. He is survived by three sons. People from various social organisations and educational institutions attended the funeral on Sunday. 

Bank celebrates 68 years
: The Oriental Bank of Commerce celebrated 68th year of its inception with enthusiasm here on Friday. Vinod Sethi, senior manager, OBC branch, said the bank had 1,500 interconnected service outlets spread over 29 states of the country. A function was held at the local timber market branch of the bank which was followed by a customers’ meet. Sethi said the bank was established on February 19, 1943, in Lahore and started its operations in northern parts of United India.

200 donate blood: As many as 200 persons donated blood at a camp organised at Sanatan Dharam Mandir here on Friday. The camp was held under the aegis of Haryana Cooperative Transport Societies. ADC Ramesh Verma inaugurated the camp. Verma appreciated the noble gesture of cooperative society activists, who took initiative to organise the camp and said blood donation helped in saving precious lives and it was the best service to the society. 

3 smugglers held: Three poppy husk smugglers, who were declared proclaimed offenders by a court and had allegedly attacked a Punjab police party in Daban Kheri village of the district some time ago, have been arrested by the district police. The accused had obstructed the Punjab police team in performing its official duty and also looted their mobiles, ATM and cash. The arrested have been identified as Gurbaj Singh, Jaswant Singh and another Jaswant Singh. They have been sent to a day’s police remand.

Workshop on tourism
: A UGC-sponsored national-level directors’ workshop on “The Future Direction of Tourism and Hospitality Management Education in India”, organised by the department of tourism and hotel management, Kurukshetra University, concluded here on Saturday. Stating this to mediapersons here on Sunday, Prof Majnula Chaudhary, chairperson of the department, said teachers and professionals drawn from various universities and hospitality enterprises of the country deliberated on the topic of the workshop. 

Rural lok adalat
: A rural lok adalat was held under the auspices of the sub-divisional legal services cell in Kosli on Saturday. Additional Civil Judge (SD) PK Lal presided over it. As many as 77 cases pertaining to bank loans, maintenance allowance, criminal offences and motor accident claims were settled through conciliation at the adalat.

Man found dead: Roop Ram Prajapat (65), who used to keep a watch over a farmer’s field at night in Motla Khurd village, was allegedly done to death on Friday. His body was found lying in a pool of blood near the fields on Saturday. The police has also seized a blood-stained lathi, which was apparently used by the assailants in the crime. Following a complaint lodged by Om Prakash, son of the deceased, the Jatusana police has registered a case of murder.

Man killed in accident: Om Prakash Yadav (65), a resident of Bohatwas Bhondu village, was killed while his son Anil Yadav sustained grievous injuries when the motorcycle they were riding on was reportedly hit by a dumper on the Delhi road here on Saturday. The mishap occurred when the father-son duo were coming to Rewari from Dharuhera while the dumper was on its way to Dharuhera. The dumper driver fled after the accident.

Sarpanch booked: The khol police has registered a case of criminal breach of trust, cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy against Mahadev Yadav, sarpanch of Majra village, for allegedly grabbing old age pension of several villagers, including dead persons. The case has been registered on the directive of the court of JMIC Vivek Goyal, on a petition filed by Subhash Chand of the same village. 

Office-bearers elected
: Krishan Kumar Malik was re-elected president of the Sonepat Bar Association in an annual election of the association held here on Saturday. He defeated his nearest rival Raghwar Dayal Gaur by a margin of 110 votes. The other elected office-bearers of the association included Salender Saroha (vice-president) and Vinay Chhikara as Secretary. Vijay Vashist and Narender Tyagi were unanimously elected as the joint secretary and the treasurer of the association, respectively.

Convention on drug technology: Prof KK Bhutani, director of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, on Saturday inaugurated a two-day national convention of society of pharmacognosy on “Capacity Building in Herbal Drug Technology,” organised by the local Hindu College of Pharmacy. As many as 600 delegates from all over India are participating in the convention. Dr SS Handa, former director of the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, CSIR, and former chairman of UIPS, Chandigarh, was felicitated with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the field of pharmacognosy.


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