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Tippler nabbed:
The police has recovered 26 bottles of smuggled whisky and arrested the culprit. DSP Rajwant Singh Sohal said ASI Kuldeep Singh had erected naka on Saheedgarh village T point. He noticed a suspicious person and signaled to stop him, but he tried to flee and after some chase he was over powered. During the search, the police recovered 26 bottles of whisky. The police registered the case and produced him in the court. The magistrate sent to police remand.

Salaries not paid:
Owing to non-payment of salaries, resentment prevails among the employees working in the water, sanitation and sewerage department, divisions I and II. In a press statement, the press secretary of the Punjab Field and Workshop Workers Union said the department had failed to pay salary for March to its workers.

Applications invited: The Nehru Yuva Kendra has invited applications for recruitment of volunteers in the National Youth Core. Qualification up to class XII and age less than 25 years have been standardised as the minimum qualification to join the core. The last date for submission of applications is April 27.

Three booked:
The Nakodar police registered a case under section 306, IPC, against Jaswant Singh, his mother Gurmaij Kaur and brother Narinder Singh on the charge of torturing Manjit Kaur, wife of Jaswant Singh, in nearby Chack Muglani village on Friday. Manjit Kaur, who reportedly attempted to committ suicide by setting herself on fire by sprinkling kerosene on her clothes on April 7 in her in-laws’ house, succumbed to her burns in a hospital.

Lok adalat:
A lok adalat was organised at Judicial Complex here on Saturday. Five Benches, headed by District and Sessions Judge Gurcharan Singh Sra, Additional District and Sessions Judges Ashwani Kumar Mehta and N.S. Gill, CJM Poonam Ratti, Additional Civil Judge R.K. Sharma, were set up for the purpose. As many as 178 cases were put up for hearing, out of which 100 cases were settled.

Houses burgled: Two houses at Ibrahim Basti of Sohan Lal and Tilak Raj, who have been working as labourers at the local Grain Market, were burgled in the broad daylight on Saturday. Sohan Lal and Tilak Raj had left their houses in the morning and when they went to their houses at about 1.30 pm they found locks of the main doors broken and household articles lying scattered. The miscreants took away cash and gold ornaments.

New school building:
A newly constructed building of Senior Secondary School, Dunera, in Dhar Block, 40 km from here, was inaugurated by Punjab Transport Minister Master Mohan Lal on Saturday.

Wheat straw gutted:
Wheat straw in 75 acre land of Dhyan Singh was reduced to ashes in nearby Wahid village on Friday. Fire engines from Phagwara controlled the fire. The cause of fire could not be known yet.

Medical camp: A free medical check-up camp was organised by activists of the District Youth Congress (DYC) at Khatri Bhawan here on Saturday. The camp was inaugurated by Charanjit Kaur Bajwa, wife of Pratap Bajwa, MP from Gurdaspur. More than 500 patients were examined by a team of doctors and medicines were distributed among the patients.

2 arrested with illegal firearms
: The police has arrested two Moga residents for possessing illegal firearms and live cartridges. The accused have been identified as Sukhchain Singh Chainna of Kukri Kalan village in Moga and Srabjit Singh Sarbha of Sant Nagar, Moga. The accused were intercepted during a special naka near Rajpura. Two pistols, six live cartridges and Rs 50,000 were recovered from their possession. They even failed to produce the documents of the vehicle they were travelling in.



Robber held: The police claims to have arrested a burglar and recovered a laptop, four antic coins, a LPG gas cylinder and Rs 60,000 from his possession. The accused, identified as Chandan, a resident of Rail Vihar, was wanted in two cases of robberies. He was produced in a court on Saturday which remanded him in police custody.



2 peacocks killed: Two peacocks died of electric shock after they got entanglement in high tension wires at Kanharwas village, near Kosli, on Friday. Alleging apathy on the of DHBVN officials, villagers have demanded removal of the high tension cables.



Dealer held for issuing SIMs on fake identities: The Jammu police on Saturday arrested a dealer for allegedly issuing SIMs on fake identity and seized nearly 60 activated SIMs from his shop at Gangyal here. The police said that acting on a tip off a raid was conducted at a shop and the accused, namely Anil, was arrested from the spot.

Shri Ram Sena state chief honoured: The executive members of Shri Ram Sena, Jammu-Kashmir, honoured their state president Rajiv Mahajan on Saturday. They congratulated him for his appointment as the chief organiser of the Sena in Punjab. Rajiv assured the party workers that he would work with dedication towards the ideology of the Sena.

Cable TV operator shot dead:
Unidentified gunmen shot dead a cable TV operator in Sopore town of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Friday. The police here said the militants fired upon Ashiq Hussain, proprietor of local cable TV services in the town on Friday. He was rushed to the hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead.

Book exhibition concludes:The three-day exhibition on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day being held at the Allama Iqbal Library of Kashmir University ended here on Saturday. To mark the day, a book review session on the “Limits of influence: America’s role in Kashmir” authored by Howard B. Schaffer was also organised. The book was reviewed by Vice-Chancellor of the university Riyaz Punjabi. The Vice-Chancellor said the book aptly provided an opportunity to the youth to look into the web of diplomatic world. “Diplomatic wars are more treacherous than the battlefield,” he opined.


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