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One held with 6 kg heroin at airport:
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in collaboration with the Customs held Jagdeep Singh with nearly six kg heroin at Rajasansi International Airport today. The accused was held before emplaning Air India’s Amritsar-London-Toronto flight to Canada. Sources confirmed that the accused was carrying the contraband in a suitcase. Jagdeep, who originally hailed from Hoshiarpur, had arrived in India on October 7.

DPS Chandigarh wins  cricket tourney:
The final of the North Zone Inter DPS cricket tournament was played between DPS Chandigarh and DPS Bathinda on Wednesday. The final was won by DPS Chandigarh. Ravi Bhagat, Commissioner, Bathinda Municipal Commission, distributed the trophy and medals. Among other guests on the occasion were OD Sharma, secretary, Bathinda Cricket Association, RK Sharma, joint secretary, Amritsar Cricket Association, and selector, Punjab Cricket Association. Abhishek Sharma of DPS Amritsar, a class VI stuident, was declared Man of the Match. Principal Dr Arun Jee thanked all those present on the occasion.
Players with the trophy in Bathinda
Players with the trophy in Bathinda on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

TB awareness camp: A tuberculosis (TB) awareness camp was organised under the presidentship of district TB officer Dr Kundan Kumar at Bal Bhawan, Ganesha Basti, here on Wednesday. On the occasion, Dr Parmod Kumar said that in Bathinda district every year 3300 new TB patients had been reporting for treatment, who were being treated free of cost under revised national TB control programme (RNTCP).

Ministerial staff's rally: Members of the Punjab State Ministerial Services Union held ‘Jagde raho rally’ outside the Mini-secretariat here on Wednesday in support of their demands. District general secretary of the union, Sukhpal Singh Sidhu, said that despite assurances by the government they could not trust on it, so they had started ‘Jagde raho rallies’ to remind it about the promises, made to the employees. Among others who were present included state president of the union Darshan Singh Bajaj, district additional general secretary of the union Kewal Bansal, Manjit Singh and others.

Dowry demand: Husband among four booked
: On a complaint of newly-married Dr Navdeep, daughter of Hari Singh of Garden Colony, Jalandhar, the Sadar police booked her husband Devinder Pal, father-in-law Ajit Singh of the local Bullanwari locality and sisters-in-law Jatinder Kaur, wife of Kashmir Singh of Amritsar, and Amarpreet Kaur, wife of Ashvani Kumar of Jiwan Park, New Delhi, under sections 323, 354, 406, 498-A and 120-B of the IPC last evening. In her complaint, Dr Navdeep said she was married to Devinder Pal in December 2009. Since then the accused had been maltreating and torturing her to bring more dowry. They also demanded a Honda City car from her parents. On her refusal, they beat her up.

Man duped of over Rs 11 lakh: A person was duped of Rs 11.27 lakh by a couple and their accomplice in the name of getting an LPG agency allotted to him. The Dasuya police has booked Upkar Singh, son of Swarn Singh, his wife Paramjit Kaur, both of Bhugalwal (Gurdaspur), and their accomplice Vijay Kumar Sharma of Sector 20, Chandigarh, under sections 406, 420, 465, 467, 468 and 120-B of the IPC in this connection. According to police sources, the trio allegedly took Rs 11.27 lakh from Avtar Singh, son of Puran Singh of Balgan village, for getting an LPG agency allotted to him. But they neither got the agency allotted nor returned his money.

Six booked for ‘abducting’ girl: On the complaint of Bharu, wife of Faqir Mohmad of Sardulpur, the Mukerian police has booked Shavadeen, son of Jaushdin; Maskin, son of Swaru; Maradu and Sraju, sons of Kallu; Mago, wife of Kasam and Jano, wife of Kallu, all of Mehangrowal, under sections 363, 366 and 120-B of the IPC for allegedly abducting her daughter Boti last evening. According to police sources, Bharu stated that Boti went to Naushera Pattan to purchase household articles yesterday, but did not return home. She suspected that these persons had marriage on mind for abducting her daughter.

Man dead, son hurt as bus hits bike: Sat Pal, son of Banta Singh of Jandoli, died on the spot, while his son Jatinder Singh was seriously wounded when a bus (PB-07H-9985) hit the motorcycle (PB-0Z-8353) on which they were going to their village, near Jian, on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road last evening. Jatinder Singh was admitted in the Civil Hospital, Hoshiarpur. The Chabbewal police has booked bus driver Gurbax Singh of Simbli under sections 279, 304-A, 338 and 427 of the IPC in this connection.

: Omaxe Ltd, the frontier in realty, has introduced a uniquely designed “Executive Range” at Royal Residency in Ludhiana, Punjab. The company will offer limited residential apartments in sizes ranging from 1520 sq ft to 4150 sq ft with a starting price of Rs 35.72 lakh. Under its new scheme, a buyer needs to pay only 20 per cent at the time of booking and balance in easy instalments spread over 15 to 20 years. The EMIs will start after 18 months.

Cong activist injured in attack:
Congress activist Gurdip Singh, alias Deepa, was allegedly attacked and wounded with sharp-edged weapons by some unidentified assailants near Tibbi railway crossing this evening. He was returning home in Tibbi on an Activa scooter when a few Scorpio-borne assailants stopped his scooter and attacked him. He was admitted in the local Civil Hospital in critical condition. The fled. The police has registered a case. In another incident two unidentified motorcyclists snatched a gold chain from a young woman in Hargobind Nagar and sped away. The police is investigating the matter.

Father-daughter duo held for duping: The police has arrested a father-daughter duo for allegedly duping Rakesh Kumar of nearby Virk village of Rs 3 lakh on the pretext of sending him to Italy. In his complaint, Rakesh said he made a deal of Rs 9 lakh with the accused to send him to Italy, handed over his passport and gave Rs 3 lakh as advance. Accused have been identified as Jagdish Ram and his daughter Rani of Chiherru village.

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Earrings, motorcycle snatched:
Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched gold earrings from a woman near Gurdwara Shaheedi Phatak on the Sarhali road here late last evening. Jasmit Kaur of Dhotian village, 15 km from here, in her complaint to the police said she was coming to the town with her husband on a motorcycle when the two unidentified youths came on a motorcycle and snatched gold earrings from her. A case under Section 382 of the IPC has been registered. Meanwhile, Gurwinder Singh of Khanrajada village in his complaint to the police said Baldev Singh of the same village stopped him when he was returning home on his motorcycle and snatched the vehicle and his purse containing Rs 640 by brandishing a sword. A case under Sections 382 and 506 of the IPC has been registered.


Global outreach programme: IIPM Chandigarh conducted its first global outreach programme on supply chain management today. The guest of honour was Gurhan Kok, associate professor at Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business. The session was all about “supply chain management”, whereby the focus was on supply chain basics, strategic supply chain design and global sourcing and supplier performance management. Amit Baruah, dean IIPM Chandigarh, elaborated on the outline of supply chain management and the best supply chain practices being implemented. He also gave a brief on how performance and incentives are interlinked with the supply chain management.

Foreign delegates’ visit: A group of delegates from the universities and colleges of Scotland today completed their visit to a range of prestigious Indian institutions in and around Chandigarh. This is in line with British Council Education, UK-Scotland’s 2009-2012 strategy, aiming to raise awareness about Scotland and differentiated offering of Scottish education and to promote Scotland’s collective strengths and international credibility of Scottish institutions. Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, the Scottish Government, said, “Scotland is renowned for its world class education system and I welcome this work as a further opportunity to share knowledge, expertise and skills with one of our key partner countries. We have global strengths in life sciences and are keen to learn from the dynamic growth that exists in India.” Chandigarh was chosen after intensive market research because of the high quality of work taking place here and because the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology is developing the city as a hub for biotechnology.

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