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Liquor, drugs seized:
The police has recovered 20 bottles liquor and arrested the culprit. The police noticed a suspicious person at a naka on Saheedgarh village T point and signalled to stop him. He tried to flee and after some chase he was overpowered. He was identified as Gurdeep Singh, a resident of Mukaronpur. The police recovered 20 bottles of liquor from him, which was meant for sale in Chandigarh. The police registered a case against Gurdeep and produced him in the court. Similarly, the Khamano police arrested a youth, identified as Gurcharn Singh, alias Charna, a resident of Gagarwal, during checking and recovered 1,000 intoxicant tablets. He admitted that he used to sell the intoxicants to youths in the rural area. The police has registered a case.

Poor water supply:
Residents of Guru Nanak Enclave here are irked over inadequate water supply and improper sewerage to the area. Water supply and sewerage lines have been laid recently, but the construction of roads has not begun yet. RK Sharma, a resident, said water supply lines had not been linked to the main source in the past about seven weeks. Gian Verma, another resident, said people had to help him when his car got stuck in the mud after the recent rain. Municipal corporation Commissioner Manjit Singh Narang, when contacted, said the construction of roads would take at least three months.

Three arrested for theft:
The police has arrested three persons, identified as Baldev Krishan, Hitesh Kumar and Deepak, on the charges of theft in the godown of a crockery store, where they were working. Vikas Chopra and Vivek Chopra, partners of the shop, alleged that these employees were stealing items for the last several months. The police has recovered stolen goods worth Rs two lakh from a shop, where the accused sold the stolen goods.

Shop gutted: Goods worth Rs 40,000 were reduced to ashes in a fire which broke out in a dry cleaners shop in Model Town in wee hours today. The cause of fire could not be ascertained.



Motorcyclist, child killed in accidents: Dhan Pal Singh, a resident of Sector 41, died when his motorbike was hit by an Indica car near the PCA stadium here on Saturday. The victim had come to the Industrial Area, Phase IX, in connection with a job. The car driver fled from the scene after hitting the victim. A case under Sections 279 and 304 of the IPC has been registered. Meanwhile, a 5-year-old child, Vivek, died after being hit by an unidentified vehicle at Singa Devi Colono, Nayagaon, on Saturday. A case has been registered.

Summer camp: Creativity marked the concluding day of three-week long summer camp held at Ashmah International School. The participants made colourful butterflies, greeting cards, wall hangings and various other craft items. Many of them presented dances on popular Bollywood tunes.

Appointed: GS Mann has been appointed the vice-president of Block Congress Committee. An MTech, he has been serving as an assistant professor in an engineering institution for the last five years.



Addl time for war widows: The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has decided to give additional time to the war widows and freedom fighters category for completion of their houses. A HUDA spokesman said here on Sunday that it had been decided to grant two years’ additional, that was 15 years in place of existing 13 years, and to grant one-time extension of one year to the allottees who had already availed extension of 15 years or more beyond the stipulated period of two years. The extension would be subject to the payment of extension fee equal to fee payable for the 15th year, he added.

CM expresses grief: Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday visited the bereaved family of his former Principal Secretary ML Tayal and expressed condolences on the death of his mother Beni Devi. Beni Devi passed away on Thursday. Accompanied by Minister Gopal Kanda and other local Congress leaders, Hooda visited the family and conveyed his heartfelt condolences to them.

Caste-based census: INLD supremo Om Prakash on Wednesday said he was not in favour of the caste-based census and alleged that it was aimed to divide the society on caste lines for political interests. The census should be on economic basis, he added. Talking to mediapersons at Saboli village, Chautala alleged that repolling in more than 150 polling booths was ample proof of misuse of the government machinery, particularly in the Palwal region. He urged the Haryana Governor to order registration of a criminal case against CPS Jaleb Khan.

Staff crunch: Demanding enrolment of around 2,000 employees in the Haryana Tourism Corporation to make up for the staff shortage, state president of the Haryana Tourism Karamchari Sangh Suresh Nohra said here on Wednesday that despite this shortage, the corporation employees try their best to welcome visitors in the corporation complexes. Addressing a meeting of the district unit of the sangh, Nohra alleged that the management of the corporation had so far not implemented all those demands that were agreed by the management in a meeting with the Sangh representatives on January 19.


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