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Medicines worth Rs 8,000 seized
: The district health department has recovered unaccounted medicines worth Rs 8,000 from Pankaj Medical Store here. Drug Inspector Sukhdeep Singh said a report was sent to the state drug controller and a departmental action was initiated.

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Man held with poppy husk:
The local police has arrested a person for possessing 5kg poppy husk on Sunday. The accused has been identified as Didar Singh, resident of Mirpur village. On a tip-off that Didar Singh was to dispose of the contraband in the area, the police had laid a naka and caught him. A case under Section 15, 61 and 85 has been registered against the accused at Mullepur police station. The police is investigating the matter.

105 operated for cataract:
The three-day free eye check-up and operation camp, organised by Lions Club Sangrur Greater, concluded here on Sunday. A former president of the club Ashok Garg said this evening about 500 persons had been examined by a team of doctors at the camp. Of them, 105 patients had been identified for cataract operations. In the eyes of these 105 patients lens had been implanted free of cost. Besides, medicines had also been provided free of cost to the patients. An amount of about Rs 2 lakh had been spent by the club on this three-day camp, he added.

One booked for paddy pilferage: Bhalinderjit Singh, owner of Dallanwal Rice Mills, Ratolan village, has been booked for alleged pilferage of 10,793 quintals of paddy belonging to the government agency Pungrain. The case was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by the District Controller, Food and Civil Supplies, Sangrur. 



PO arrested:
A proclaimed offender, against whom a case under Section 395 of the IPC was registered, has been arrested. Kuldeep Singh of Kaithal district was booked at Thana Thanesar City on January 4, 2004. He had been absconding since then. He was produced in a local court, which remanded him to police custody for a day.

Man dies
: A sweeper working in a factory was killed when a machine exploded at the GKN Drive Shaft India Limited in Dharuhera on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Vikram Balmiki (26), a resident of Rajpura Alamgir village near Dharuhera. The Dharuhera police, who held inquest proceedings, said it was a case of incidental death.

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