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200-kg poppy husk seized
: The Seetogunno police on Monday seized 200-kg poppy husk packed in fertilizer bags from a Honda City car. The driver of the car, however, fled the scene. A case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against an unidentified person. The contraband was smuggled from Sadulshehar in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan. 

Jhumba appointed
: Rahul Jhumba has been appointed the vice-president of the Youth Akali Dal. Jhumba is believed to be close to the Bathinda (Urban) MLA Sarup Singla. Jhumba said he would make people aware of SADís achievements.

Additional charge:
Rakesh Suri, Commissioner of Income Tax, has taken over the charge of Jalandhar-I in addition to holding his present charge of Jalandhar-II.

Millers not to store paddy till Oct 6
: The rice millers of seven districts of Malwa region have decided against stocking paddy in their mills till October 6 and have asked the government to revise its policy. They are protesting against the new milling policy of the state government. The rice millers of Muktsar, Bathinda, Mansa, Ferozepur, Fazilka, Faridkot and Moga districts held a meeting on Tuesday and said they would meet Food and Supply Minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon in Chandigarh on October 6 before taking any decision. 

Man strangles wife, attempts suicide
: A doctor, Sunita Rani of Ghanour, who ran Prince Nursing Home here, was allegedly murdered by her husband on Monday. SHO Pawan Kumar Sharma said the victim's mother had registered a complaint that her son-in-law Om Parkash had strangulated her daughter and later tried to commit suicide. Om has been admitted to a hospital. The police has registered a case against him under Sections 302 of the IPC. 

Five booked for attempt to murder: Following a complaint by a woman, the Kotwali police has booked five members of her in-laws' family for allegedly trying to kill her by injecting some antiseptic ointment. The woman has been admitted to a local hospital. Preeti Singla has alleged the accused had been torturing her for bringing more dowry. A case under sections 307, 498-A, 406 and 12-B of the IPC has been registered, said Kotwali SHO Sukhamrit Singh. 

33 booked for raising 5 illegal colonies
: The local police has registered five FIRs against 33 persons for allegedly developing unauthorisedly colonies across the city. The FIRs have been registered under Section 36 of the PUDA Act. The police has initiated action over complaints made by the executive officer of the local municipal council. The police has booked the accused for developing illegal colonies on the Ubhawal road, Tunga-Kularan road, Mehlan road and in the Thales Bagh area.



Mewat toppers to get laptops
: The students of all seven model schools in Mewat district getting the first position in class X and XII examinations would be given laptops.This decision was taken at a meeting of the Mewat Model School Society on Monday. It would be ensured that the students of these schools get quality education.

Biker dies in mishap
: Deepak was killed on the spot after his motor cycle was allegedly hit by a heavy vehicle on the Aasudha road in Bahadurgarh town on Monday. He was the son of an employee of the Power Corporation in Bahadurgarh. The vehicle driver who sped away after the mishap has been booked. 

Poppy husk seized
: The police arrested Kehar Singh, the owner of Shiva Vaishano Punjabi Dhaba near Dhantori village, 17 km from here, on Tuesday for allegedly supplying poppy husk and opium to truck and taxi drivers while his son, Sanjay, succeeded in escaping from the dhaba. Sheetal Singh, DSP, Shahabad, said 3.6 quintals of poppy husk was seized from the dhaba basement and 500 gm of opium from its counter. Kehar Singh was produced in the court here on Tuesday and remanded in police custody for four days. 



Shepherd hit by boulder, dies
: A shepherd Saurabh of the Garola area was killed when a boulder rolled down from a hillside and hit him near Dunali village in Chamba district on Sunday night, according to a delayed report received here today. The report said the shepherd, who was moving along with his livestock to the plains, halted for a rest at Dunali village on Sunday night when he was hit by a boulder.

115 cataract surgeries performed
: As many as 115 cataract surgeries were performed at a free eye camp organised by the Sai Samiti at the Civil Hospital, Dehra, today. As many as 600 patients were treated at the OPD. He said Dr CS Chauhan from Una performed the cataract surgeries. 


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