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PPCC delegate nominated
: Buoyed over the nomination of Naresh Khurana as delegate of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee from Abohar, the Arorvansh Sabha on Friday resolved to organised a special function to felicitate him. Speaking to the media in the evening, Sabha, president Mohinder Bathla said for the first time, a national political party had thought of giving such recognition to a young member of the dominant Arora community from this region.

Raid on ghee godowns: 1500 litres of desi ghee, manufactured by a Kotkapura-based firm and suspected to be spurious, was seized by the food and civil supplies department during a raid conducted at a shop located in the old grain market on Thursday, sources said. The police have also registered an FIR under various sections of the IPC against Rajinder Kumar, Surinder Kumar, Ramesh Kumar and Vinod Kumar of the shop concerned for assaulting Rakesh Kumar, photographer of a national newspaper, who was trying to click the pictures following the raid.

Teacher’s Day celebrations: Functions were held on Friday as part of the Teacher’s Day celebrations in Abohar Polytechnic College located near village Kala Tibba and village Daulatpura-based Abhishek Polytechnic College. At the Kala Tibba function, Sanjeev Middha (chairman) was the chief guest while Suresh Grover (cashier) presided over the function. Principal OP Bhadoo and lecturers Sudhir Bansal, Parwinder Singh and Gurekam Singh spoke about the role of the teachers. The function was conducted by Amandeep Kaur and Amita Arya. At Daulatpura, the function was presided over by the college chairperson Santosh Middha. Principal Subhash Pahuja spoke about the life and ideals of Dr S. Radhakrishnan, the former president, who was an ideal teacher as well.

Meeting held: Eyeing the next Vidhan Sabha elections, a meeting of the local coordination committee of the ruling alliance partners BJP and SAD was held here on Thursday. District BJP president Arun Narang presided over the meeting. Briefing the media later district BJP general secretary Ravi Setia said the SAD councillor Vijay Nagpal has emphasised the need of giving a boost to development works with special focus on the slum areas. When told that the municipal council had been facing an acute shortage of funds, the city SAD president Sukhwinder Singh assured to arrange it by requesting the Chief Minster Parkash Singh Badal.

Seminar on green building philosophy today
: A seminar on ‘Green Building Philosophy’ will be held on Saturday at Bahia Resorts on the Barnala road here. Col. EP Selvan said eminent scholars and experts from various organisations and the Army will take part in the seminar. The state of Green Movement in India and the strategies to fight global warming will be discussed.

Drug peddler held
: Sadar police have nabbed a person and recovered 30 kg of poppy husk from his possession on the Shahtirwala-Kheowali Dhab road in Fazilka sub-division. Baljit Singh, in-charge, Sadar police station, said the police during the routine checking, suspected two persons who were coming from village Shahtirwala. As they saw the police, one of them jumped from the scooter and fled. Another person also tried to run away but the police overpowered him. During the search, the police recovered 30 kg of poppy husk from a bag that was concealed in the box of the scooter. The accused was identified as Kala Singh, a resident of village Mahalam of Jalalabad sub-division and his absconding companion was identified as Baghicha Singh, a resident of village Khushal Joian. The police have registered a case under the NDPS Act against them.

Gurpreet Deo is DIG Ropar: Gurpreet Deo joined as the DIG of Ropar range today. The first woman DIG of border range and first ever DIG of newly carved out Ropar range, Deo is known for giving a chase to the drug peddlers of Gurdaspur and Garhshankar, and for setting up a community policing centre at Hoshiarpur. She has been the first woman SSP in Punjab. Deo is a topper of 1993 batch of IPS officers.



Badminton meet today: Matches of main draw of Krishna Khaitan National Ranking Badminton Tournament will start on September 4. Top junior national players will be participating in the tournament. Haryana Chief Minister will inaugurate the tournament at 10 am.

Drugs worth Rs 35,000 seized
: The Mohali police seized Schedule H drugs worth Rs 35,000 from a Matour-based chemist, Ikjot Medical Store here on Friday. SHO, Matour police station, Atul Soni said after getting a tip off that the chemist, Harpinder Pal Singh was selling the drugs without seeing prescriptions, a raid was conducted along with drug inspector Amit Duggal.

Sacred Heart register win
: Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, emerged winners in the Under-14 and Under-17 (girls) categories during the UT Inter School Badminton Tournament that concluded today. In the U-14 final, Sacred Heart School beat DPS and in the U-17 final, Sacred Heart School beat St Anne's Convent.



Girl succumbs to injuries
: A girl of Tipra village, near here, who had sustained serious multiple injuries in a road accident in the same village, succumbed to her injuries in the PGI, Chandigarh, on Friday. Police sources confirmed that Priya, daughter of Ramashankar of Tipra village, had met with an accident on Thursday and was rushed to the PGI. The body was handed over to relatives of the deceased after conducting the postmortem.

Youth crushed to death: In a hit-and-run case, a recklessly driven truck crushed a youth of Rampur Jangi village on Friday. He was rushed to the PHC, Pinjore, where he was declared dead on arrival. The police said Jaswant and Vicky were waiting for bus at Rampur Jangi village on the Pinjore-Nalagarh highway when the accident took place. The truck hit Jaswant (35), while Vicky had a miraculous escape. The police has registered a case against the unidentified truck driver, who absconded after the accident.

Man dies of snakebite: Mohinder Singh, a local resident, who was suspected to be bitten by a poisonous snake, died while returning to his house after attending Janamashtmi function on Thursday night. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital, Kalka, which referred him to the GMCH, Sector 32, but he died on the way.

Birth anniversary: University teachers and students attended a function to mark the 560th birth anniversary of Guru Jambheshwar Maharaj at the Religious Study Centre, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, in Hisar on Thursday. Dr ML Ranga, VC, along with registrar Prof RS Jaglan and Dr Kishna Ram Bishnoi, paid floral tributes to the Guru.


Mob vandalises police station
: Worked up over the alleged improper traffic management and entry of some anti-social elements in a temple on the Khatima Road during the Krishna Janmashtami celebrations, an irate mob resorting to vandalism in the Sitarganj area of Udham Singh Nagar last night. The mob went on to ransack the Kotwali police station and damaged a dumper standing on the road outside the police station. The incident was triggered by a collision between two vehicles on the Kitcha Road, along with some anti-social elements creating nuisance at a temple on the Khatima Road. The mob marched to the police station, where it went on to resort to vandalism. The mob pelted stones on the dumper and damaged it. The miscreants roughed up senior police and administrative officers.

Residents apprised of ill effects of weeds: The Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan (VPKAS), being run by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) at Almora, recently initiated a campaign to remove parthenium and make people aware of the ill effects of weeds.

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