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One held with poppy husk:
Police has arrested Vinod Kumar, a resident of Parasram Nagar, with 2.5 kg poppy husk. The accused was found carrying the contraband near Ghudda village. A case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered at the Nandgarh police station.

Tax official proceeds on deputation to UT:
Bhawna Garg, Additional Excise and Taxation Commissioner, has been placed at the disposal of the Chandigarh Administration for inter-cadre deputation for appointment as Joint Secretary (Finance). The appointment comes for a period of three years from the date she assumes the charge. Manjit Singh Brar, ACA, GMADA, has been given the additional charge of the post of Additional Excise and Taxation Commissioner. 

IAS officer transferred
: Ajoy Kumar (IAS) has been posted as CA GLADA and Apneet Riyait (IAS) as the SDM Jagraon. The transfer and posting orders were issued by the Punjab Government.

Woman booked for fraud:
The city police has booked a woman for duping a city resident on the pretext of selling a plot. The accused has been identified as Kamaljit Kaur a resident of Jagraon. Complainant Satish Kumar, a resident of Kidwai Nagar, said a deal of Rs 1.25 crore was made to purchase a 270 square yard plot in Krishna Nagar from the accused. But later he came to know that the accused had already sold a part of the plot.

Youth Cong to hold protest:
The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) will be launching a statewide stir against the alleged misrule of the state government and gherao those cycle manufacturing factories that paste small photos of the Punjab Chief Minister on the cycles and distribute them among the underprivileged. 

Woman ends life; husband booked:
The police has registered a dowry death case against Amandeep Singh of Chathe Sekhwan village near Sunam after his wife allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at their house. In her complaint, the deceased's father, Darbara Singh of Mehlan village, alleged that his daughter Gurpreet Kaur (23) was being harassed for dowry since her marriage three years ago. The police said it was yet to arrest the accused.

Tarn Taran
Firing among SAD groups; 2 injured:
Two persons were injured in a clash between two rival SAD groups over the possession of 13 marlas of village common land. The incident occurred at Kandiala village, 30 km from here, in Patti sub-division. The police has booked 20 persons in the case. Sukhdev Singh, village sarpanch, wanted to install a RO system on the land while Nirvail Singh, who lost the panchayat election recently, resisted the move. Patti DSP Devinder Singh said no arrests had been made so far. 



VB for action against state officials:
The Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has recommended registration of criminal cases against three gazetted officers, seven non-gazetted officers and 10 other persons and departmental action against 11 gazetted officers and 13 non-gazetted officers, as they have been found guilty in the investigations conducted by it recently. A spokesman for the bureau said 18 officials were also caught accepting illegal gratification ranging from Rs 1,500 to Rs 45,000 recently. Criminal cases have been registered against them under the Prevention of Corruption Act. 

HUDA plots for defence staff: HUDA has invited applications from employees of the defence and paramilitary forces belonging to Haryana for allotment of freehold residential plots in Sector 9, Jind. Interested persons could apply by October 21. A HUDA spokesman said 58 one-kanal plots, 107 14-marla plots and 104 10-marla plots were to be allotted to these employees. 

One booked for abetment to suicide:
The police has booked a person for abetment to suicide. The police said Aman, a resident of Pooja Colony. Pehowa, alleged in a complaint that his brother, Satpal Singh, had committed suicide after harassment over a monetary transaction by Rajesh Kumar of Kalayat, at present a resident of Nand Colony, Pehowa. 



U’khand legislative session: Governor Aziz Quraishi has convened the second session of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly from September 18. The second session is expected to be stormy with the Opposition BJP training guns on the Bahuguna government for tardy relief work. The BJP has already announced its intention to gherao the House on September 19 in protest against poor relief work and rising inflation. “There are several issues before us and we have already started preparation to nail the government,” said Ajay Bhatt, leader of the Opposition in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly. 

Painless procedure: Doon Hospital has begun conducting painless procedure of removal of stones from the kidney and urethra with the installation of the extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) machine. The machine uses electromagnetic waves to crush the stones lodged in the kidney or urethra, which then easily can easily pass through the urine. ''The procedure can take minimum of 45 minutes and maximum of one hour for crushing the stone,'' said RK Tamta, surgeon. The hospital authorities said that soon a urologist would be appointed under whose direction the Urology Department would take shape. So far the doctors have conducted around 6-8 procedures. Another machine, cyber thulium, for operation for enlargement of prostate is also expected to be operational in the coming days.


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