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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
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.