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Anti-drug campaigners honoured
: The winners in different competitions organised under the anti-drug campaign of the education department in Abohar were honoured at a function held in Sachkhand Convent School here on Wednesday. Principal Dr Golden Kaul awarded the certificates and mementos to the students.

Mysterious death: Advocate Rai of Banda Bahadur Nagar was found unconscious at his house after he reportedly consumed poison under mysterious circumstances. He was rushed to a nearby private hospital, but could not be survived.

Body found: A body of a middle aged man was recovered from a plot near Nakodar Chowk this afternoon. The police has registered a case and initiated investigation.

Protest after youth assaulted in Moga
 : A Dalit youth was allegedly thrashed by employees of liquor contractors here on Tuesday. Following the incident, residents of Mattanwala Vehra, a Dalit locality, gathered outside the police station (south) and raised slogans against the alleged police inaction. Victim Jagdeep Singh said he was beaten up by 15-16 employees of liquor contractors who accused him of illegally selling liquor. SSP Surjit Singh Grewal said he had asked the SHO to record youth’s statement and register a criminal case.

Peddler held with sedative pills:
The Sadar Malout police on Wednesday claimed to have caught a drug peddler and seized 90,000 sedative pills and 500 gm of sedative powder from his possession. The accused has been identified as Gurlalajeet Sharma of Khunde Halal village. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.


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