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Four injured
: Four employees of Gurgaon power utility were injured on Wednesday when residents of Nathupur village attacked them. They were part of a raiding party, which had gone to village to enquire about complaints of power theft. The moment they entered, villagers started arguing and then thrashed them. 

Food safety norms:
Dr KS Khokhar, Vice-Chancellor of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, underlined the need for adopting food safety norms to boost export of foodgrains, fruits, vegetables and processed foods. He was speaking on a food safety awareness programme organised by the university. He said India was exporting less than two per cent of the total production of foodgrains, fruits and vegetables because western countries had stiff food safety norms, which Indian products failed to meet.

Book shop raided:  A team of Indian Publishers’ Federation raided a shop here on Wednesday night following complaints that photocopies of books were being sold from the shop at a fraction of the original prices. The team was accompanied by a police party. Later, a Duty Magistrate was also deputed to assist the team. The shopkeeper locked the shutter from inside as soon as he noticed the team. The police had a tough time getting the shutter opened. A large number of spiral bound photocopies books were recovered from the shop.

Poppy seized:
The police on Wednesday arrested a woman with a 2.8 kg of poppy husk in the Kalawali mandi area of the district. A police spokesperson said the arrested woman had been identified as Jaswinder Kaur of Kalanwali. The police has registered a case against the accused under the NDPS Act.



Heavy rain causes landslide
:  Heavy rain triggered a landslide in Mandi district today, leaving passengers stranded for hours on the highway. The Mandi-Pathankot highway was blocked for over 11 hours. The Public Works Department begun clearing the highway to restore traffic. 


Semis line-up drawn in hockey:
The semifinals line-up has been drawn in the ongoing District Baramulla Hockey Championship, being organised by Hockey Jammu and Kashmir at the Government Degree College ground, Baramulla.The teams which made it to the last four are the Bikram Club, Baramulla; the Khalsa Club, Uplina; the Jagjit Club, Uplina; and the Singhpora Sports Club.

Two hurt in mishap:
A foreign tourist was among two persons injured in a road accident in Srinagar today. They have been identified as Riyaz Ahmad Aoota and Barilooo, a foreign national. According to a police spokesman, the accident occurred when their motorcycle skidded off the Boulevard road in Srinagar city.


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