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Held for growing poppy plants:The Bathinda police today arrested an advocate Harman Deep for illegal farming of poppy plants at his house, in Lal Singh Basti. Acting upon a tip-off, the police conducted a raid at his house and seized five kg standing plants of poppy. The accused has been booked under the NDPS Act.

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Jasdeep third in science olympiad
: Jasdeep Kaur, a Class XII student of Anand Isher Senior Secondary School, Chhappar, has been awarded a gold medal by the Society of Science Education, New Delhi.She stood third in the recently held International Olympiad of Science.More than 10,000 students from across India and abroad took part in the olympiad.

Dead: Manmohan Singh, state president of the Punjab Civil Medical Services Association and convener, Shaheed Sukhdev Yadgar committee, Ludhiana, breathed his last. Manmohan Singh (80), who had served as employment officer at the department of employment, Punjab, retired in 1989.He is survived by two children.

ATM inaugurated
: Punjab National Bank, Amritsar Circle, has inaugurated its 58th ATM at its rural and border branch in Bamial town near the Indo-Pak border. Deputy General Manager A.K. Jaitley said by installing an ATM in this branch, the bank had made it a model rural and border branch.



Theft at house@@@@KHARAR: Gold and cash around Rs 1.5 lakh were stolen from a house in Jogian Wala Mohalla. In her complaint to the police, Seema Rani said she left her home in the morning to open her shop in a nearby market when her neighbours informed her that some unidentified men have entered her house. As soon as she returned thieves took away money and jewellery from her house after breaking the iron gate. She said besides 140-gm gold, expensive jewellery was also stolen from her house. Fingerprint experts also reached the spot and the police was investigating. — TNS@@@@1 held for impersonation @@Kharar: The police today arrested a teenaged boy for impersonating in the Class X board exams at Khalsa Senior Secondary School. Acting on the complaint of the examiner, the police booked two boys. The complainant said that the accused was appearing for physical education exam and was caught red-handed while impersonating. The student, he said, was identified after matching the photograph on the identity card and the police was informed immediately. The student who appeared for the exam was identified as Iqbal Singh. The boy said he was told to take exam on behalf of Amarjeet Singh. — TNS@@@@CBSE affiliation @@MOHALI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has granted affiliation to Millennium School, Mohali. The principal of the school, Komal Singh, said with this the chain of The Millennium Schools has become stronger. The Millennium Learning System (MLS), developed by 100 educational researchers at India’s premier education company -- Educomp Solutions Ltd -- that has pioneered the digital learning revolution in India, will continue to impart best of education to its students, the principal added. — TNS@@@@Biker injured in accident @@Rajpura: A resident of Naruru village, near Rajpura, got seriously injured in an accident late on Friday night. The injured has been identified as Manjit Singh who was on his way towards his home on a bike. According to the police, the accident took place at around 10 pm. He was hit by an unidentified vehicle and was rushed to the local Civil Hospital by some passers-by. Police officials said a case would be registered against the unidentified vehicle for hitting the motorcyclist.— TNS@@@@250 examined at camp @@Patiala: A team of medical specialists examined more than 250 patients for eye and other ailments at a medical camp organised at Dhakraba village on Saturday. Free medicines were administered to patients reporting at the camp. Doctors underlined the urgent need to create awareness among the masses for regular eye check-up and lamented that the first time they visited an eye specialist was when they needed reading glasses. — TNS@@@@Security guard shot at@@Ambala: Two unidentified youths fired at a security guard of a slimming centre at Ambala Cantt today. The security guard, Hardeep, sustained bullet injuries and was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The security guard informed the police around 3 am that five youths came to the slimming centre on two motorbikes. They wanted to enter the centre. When the guard attempted to stop them they manhandled him and later fired at him. The police registered a case against five unknown persons in this regard and was investigating the matter. No clue of the attackers was achieved so far, the police said. — OC@@@@@@@@@@@@


Sonia congratulated
: Finance Minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav congratulated Sonia Gandhi on becoming the Chairperson of the Nation Advisory Council and hoped that the country would get immense benefit under her stewardship. He said the step would bridge the gap between the government and political parties.



Public sector staff highlight demands
: Members of the All-Public Sector Employees and Workers Federation Thursday held a meeting in which they discussed issues pertaining to the strike call given by the Employees Joint Action Committee/Joint Co-ordination Committee commencing from April 5 for the fulfilment of their demands. According to a statement issued here, besides other demands, their prominent demands includes flexibility in Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) release order, implementation of the 6th Pay Commission for pending public sector corporations, payment of the Sixth Pay Commission arrears, raising the retirement age from 58 years to 60 years and conversion of COLA in Daring Allowance. 

One killed in mishap
: One person was killed and two others were injured in road accidents in the Kashmir valley on Saturday. Khursheed Ahmad Gilkar of Saderbal, Hazratbal, was injured when his car collided with a matador at Gunderpora, Safakadal. He was rushed to the SMHS, where he died. Meanwhile, two others were injured in road accidents in the valley.

2 held with opium: The police during a routine checking of vehicles arrested two persons and seized 400 grams of opium from their possession at toll post at Lower Munda in Qazigund on Saturday. The duo has been identified as Sunil Kumar and Rajesh Kumar, both residents of Punjab. Meanwhile, the Anantnag Police seized 63 bottles of illicit liquor from the house of Nazir Ahmad Bhat of Manzim Pora, Pahalgam. In another incident, the Awantipora Police seized 250 kg of poppy straw from the possession of Wali Mohammad Bhat and 200 kg of poppy straw from Ghulam Mohammad Bhat of Reshipora, Awantipora. 


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