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Sarpanch, 7 others booked
Our Correspondent

Nakodar, July 5
The police has booked Harpreetpal Singh, newly elected sarpanch of Raheempur village, and seven others on the charge of hurting religious sentiments. Two persons, identified as Hardeep Singh and Sarabdial Singh, have been arrested. The case was registered on the complaint of Lashkar Singh, a resident of Raheempur village. He alleged that the accused stopped him outside a polling booth, removed his turban and pulled his beard.
SHO DS Gill said a case under Section 295-A, IPC, had been registered against Harpreetpal Singh, Prabhjot Singh, Mandeep Singh, Hardeep Singh, Sarabdial Singh, Sukhjit Singh, Ravi and Mandeep Singh. Harpreetpal denied these allegations and told that a false case had been registered against him and his associates under political pressure. He said he was kept in police custody for three hours at the Nakodar police station, even as the ruling party tried to capture a polling booth. It may be mentioned here that the complainant is a close relative of an Akali leader and an office-bearer of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at Nakodar, who lost elections by 12 votes to Harpreetpal.



Minister reviews healthcare services
Our Correspondent

Nawanshahr, July 5
Health Minister Madan Mohan Mittal today reviewed the healthcare services at a meeting with the officials of District Health Department. He was informed about the vacant posts of three medical officers at PHC, Saroya, two medical officers at the Public Health Centre, Mukandpur, and post of gynaecologist at the Civil Hospital, Nawanshahr and Balachaur, respectively.
The minister assured that the posts as per the norms of 100-bedded hospital would be sanctioned for the Nawanshahr Civil Hospital. Besides, one additional ambulance would be provided at the stations where 108 Ambulance Services have been made available. He told the officials of the Health Department to implement various government schemes to provide the better healthcare services to the common man. 



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