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Seechewal plants a saplingSeechewal blames govt for pollution
: Environmentalist Balbeer Singh Seechewal on Thursday alleged that the state government and the Punjab Pollution Control Board were to blame for increasing pollution in the state. He said the growing pollution was behind the spread of various diseases, including cancer, jaundice and asthma, in Punjab. He alleged that efforts from both the government and the pollution board to check pollution were half-hearted. Seechewal was addressing a seminar on poverty eradication at a local college.

Chautala's charges baseless, says Capt
: Punjab Pradesh president Capt Amarinder Singh has ridiculed the allegations levelled by INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala against AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi. "Chautala has stooped so low as to level baseless and unsubstantiated allegations against Rahul Gandhi, apparently at the behest of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, on the eve of his (Gandhi's) visit to Jalandhar". Amarinder said the former Haryana Chief Minister was himself an epitome of corruption. "It is a classic case of pot calling the kettle black", he remarked. He accused Badal of plotting with Chautala to defame Rahul. 

Liquor, drugs seized in Patiala:
Rajpura police has arrested two persons and confiscated 350 boxes of Indian Made Foreign Liquor from a private canter that was painted as a CRPF vehicle. A dismissed CRPF constable has also been arrested for smuggling the liquor along with his accomplice. In a separate case, the Rajpura police has arrested a chemist and recovered drugs, including 6.52 lakh tablets, 61,000 capsules, 625 injections and 1,112 cough syrup bottles.

Lawyers meet Tax Commissioner
: Members of the District Young Lawyers Taxation Bar Association met Income Tax Commissioner, Patiala Division, Suresh Kumar. They briefed him about the common problems being faced by lawyers and taxpayers. The Commissioner assured them that these problems would be solved soon. 

Stamp sought on Maharaja Aggarsain
: The local unit of Aggarwal Sabha has urged the Union Government to release a commemorative postal stamp on Maharaja Aggarsain, the founder of Aggarwal community.

Peddler held:
The police has arrested a drug peddler, Anoop Singh, alias Chintu, hailing from Ludhiana, but presently residing in Subhash Nagar here, and recovered 100 gm of intoxicant powder from him. The Judicial Magistrate remanded Anoop Singh in judicial custody for 14 days. 



Exhibition of silk products begins at Sector 35
: A national level exhibition-cum-sale of exclusive silk products at Kisan Bhavan, Sector 35, has been attracting a huge number of people. The exhibition will remain till October 29. The exhibition has several varieties of silk products. Participants from as many as 14 states are participating in the exhibition.



RR welcomes students:
As many as 30 students and a teacher of Sainik School, Korukunda, AP, were given a warm welcome by the Rashtriya Rifles(RR) under the aegis of Headquarter Counter Insurgency Force (Delta) at Batote, today.



Musical baithak tomorrow
: To give a fillip to musical performances in the state, a musical baithak will be held on October 20 at the residence of famous classical singers Pandit Rajan and Pandit Sajan Mishra and their sons Rajneesh and Riteesh Mishra.


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