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Fatehgarh Sahib
Memo to Fatehgarh Sahib DC
: The Chamar Maha Sabha in its memorandum submitted to the Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner on Thursday demanded an inquiry by the Comptroller and Auditor General or the CBI into the allocation of funds under the Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) during 2007 to 2012. They alleged that of the total allocation of Rs 11573.83 crore, only Rs 7085.34 crore had been spent. 

29 kg opium recovered
: The district police has arrested two peddlers, Nirmal Singh of Bhaowal village and Pal Singh of Balachaur, with 28.8 kg of opium near Kiratpur Sahib here on Thursday. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Indermohan Singh Bhatti said the police received a tip-off that a large quantity of opium was to be brought in the state from Rajasthan via Himachal Pradesh. Thereafter, the police set up a naka near Bhaowal village where they recovered the contraband from a white Indica car. A case has been registered. 

3 Ropar civic body officials suspended: Sources in the Vigilance Department said the Local Government Minister Bhagat Chunni Lal on Wednesday suspended three Ropar Municipal Council officials for financial irregularities in the electrical wing of the civic body. The officials are Ashok Kumar, Executive Officer, Dyal Singh, Sanitary Inspector and Rahul Kumar. The Bureau officials found many electrical parts missing from the store.



Chemists to keep shops closed today:  All the chemists of Chandigarh will observe a bandh on Friday. All the shops will remain closed except those in Emergency blocks at the GMCH, Sector 32, PGI and the GMSH, Sector 16. 

Constable dismissed: A UT police constable, Amit Kumar, posted at the Sector 3 police station, was dismissed from service for submitting a forged document during recruitment. The orders were passed after an internal inquiry revealed that the constable had submitted a fake driving licence. 

Play staged: A play “Saka-e-Sirhind”, about the young sons of Guru Gobind Singh, Baba Zoravar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh, was staged on Thursday. The play portrayed the sacrifice of the ‘sahebjade’ for the Sikhism and the humanity. 


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