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Music shop raided
: A raid by the city police this week revealed that narcotics were being sold here at music shops as well. As per the information, a police party led by the head constable Gurmeet Singh raided a music shop located in the busiest market of Sadar bazaar. During the search, 2300 pirated CDs along with 800 gm of charas were recovered, the police claimed. Owner of the shop Vikram and an employee Tarsem of Prem Nagari have been booked under various sections of the IPC, the police said. 

BCA-I topper
: Kanica Bhatia of Baring Union Christian College, Batala, has topped in the BCA-I in GND University securing 671 marks  out of 900. 

Apprenticeship at NFL
: To sponsor candidates through the district office of the Employment Generation and Training for apprenticeship at the NFL factory, Bathinda, two thermal plants at Bathinda and Lehra Mohabbat, and some other private factories in the district, the district administration on Friday held a meeting here and asked representatives of participating private factories, the NFL, and thermal plants to send their demand, giving the number of candidates for apprenticeship in writing to the employment office and ITIs. DC Gurkirat Kirpal Singh, who presided over the meeting, constituted a three-member panel to monitor the process of apprenticeship.

Navjot’s wife has ‘dengue

BJP MP from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur is suffering from suspected dengue and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Apollo Hospital in Delhi. Sidhu said his wife was suffering from suspected dengue and tests and other pathological investigations were still on. He said his wife, based in Patiala, developed viral fever a few days ago and was taken to a private hospital there and as her blood platelet count dropped, she was taken by an air ambulance to the Apollo Hospital in Delhi. 

One booked under NDPS Act
: Sadar Police, Fazilka, have reportedly recovered 45 kilograms of poppy powder from the possession a person near village Sabuana of this sub-division. As per the police station, Sadar, in-charge, Baljit Singh, the police had laid a barrier near seepage drain bridge in the vicinity of village Sabuana. The police searched a scooter rider coming from the link road in suspicious condition and recovered a plastic bag containing 45 kilograms of poppy powder. The person was identified as Ashok Singh, a resident of village Mohkam Arian of Jalalabad sub-division. The market value of powder is stated to be about 4,50,000. The police have registered a case under the NDPS Act against Ashok Singh.

Approval for new courses
: The local Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engineering and Technology (SBSCET) has got the approval to begin Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and Master of Technology (M.Tech) from the current academic session from All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). TS Sidhu, Director, SBSCET, said AICTE had sanctioned 60 seats each in MBA and MCA. The AICTE had given sanction for 18 seats each in M.Tech courses in Computer Science and Engineering and Electronic and Communication engineering trade. He said number of seats in B.Tech course, which was 90 till now, had been increased to 120.The total intake of college had gone up to 546 in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various faculties. Sidhu said it was hoped that the institute would be converted into integrated campus and efforts were on to establish a deemed university. 

Panel member
: The Punjab and Haryana Bar Council has nominated Gurdaspur District Bar Council President Pushkar Nanda as member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Punjab and Haryana Bar Council. 

Mishap victim’s body found
: The body of Satbir Singh, who had drowned when the truck he was travelling in plunged into the Mukerian Hydel Canal on Thursday, was fished out from the Mukerian Hydel Power House No 2 on Friday morning. Gatemen noticed the body and informed the police. The body was handed over to his family after a post-mortem examination. 

Ban on protests, rallies in Patiala
: Patiala District Magistrate Dipinder Singh has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC prohibiting assembling of five or more than five persons, besides banning protest demonstrations, rallies, meetings and sloganeering within limits of the Patiala district.
The DM stated that the orders have been issued to maintain law and order situation in the district and will remain enforced from July 3 to September 3, 2010. 

Sanitation campaign
: Once considered as one of the most backward areas, Sriganganagar district, has topped this time in the “Sampuran Swachhta Abhiyan”. Buoyed over the compliments received from the state government over the distinction, DC, Ashutosh AT Pednekar, said 88,673 lavatories were constructed for the APL (above poverty line) families covering 65.68 per cent of the listed population whereas the average of other districts in Rajasthan has been accessed at 43.87 per cent. Indivar Dubey, in-charge of the Abhiyan, has informed that hundred per cent target has also been achieved by equipping all the 455 Anganwari centers in this border district with lavatories whereas the percentage in other districts was put at less than 50 even. 



18 milk samples adulterated: As many as 18 milk samples which were tested at a camp in Phase XI here today contained water. A total of 46 samples were sent for testing. According to Judhvir Singh, inspector-cum-mobile van in charge, none of the milk samples contained any chemicals which were harmful for the health of human beings. Reports about the quality of milk were given to the residents at the camp itself. He said that awareness camps were being held by the Punjab Dairy Development Board. 



Man electrocuted:
An employee of a silicate factory located on the Ambala-Chandigarh road close to Ambala City was electrocuted. The deceased was identified as Buddhu, a resident of Mujaffer Nagar, Bihar. According to information, he came in contact with a high-tension wire, which was crossing over a tree near the factory. He died on the spot. 


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