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Members nominated:
The Punjab Government has nominated six members of the Punjab State Legal Services Authority. These are District and Sessions Judges HS Madan and RS Attari; Daljit Singh, principal, Khalsa College, Amritsar; Tajinder Kaur, pro-chancellor, Desh Bhagat University; Pappo Abnash Singh, social worker, and Nishtha Jaswal of Panjab University.

3 hospitals raided:
The Excise and Taxation Department raided three Patiala hospitals, including Patiala Heart, Sadbhavna and Dr Randhawa's Eye Clinic, and took into possession certain documents and computer discs to ascertain whether these were paying tax on the implants and consumables used during surgery. Excise and Taxation Commissioner Anurag Verma said, “A parallel raid was conducted in Chandigarh on the supplier providing material to these hospitals.”

Student killed in mishap:
Avtar Singh (14) was killed when his bicycle was hit by a bus at Balad Kalan Kenchian near Bhawanigarh. He was returning home from school.

Tarn Taran
2 teenaged girls abducted:
The police have registered a case against 10 persons, including five women, in two separate incidents for allegedly abducting two teenaged girls. The police said the girls were abducted on the pretext of marriage.


No relief from power cuts:
The state continues to reel under power cuts. Two hours of power cut was imposed in small towns of both Garhwal and Kumaon divisions to make up for the shortage. As of power availability, a total of 30.50 MU was available in the state against the total demand of 32.59 MU. Of this, only 10.3 MU was generated in the state’s power stations.

New posting for DSPs: The state government has transferred following DSP rank police officers. Madan Singh Farswan, DSP, Dehradun, has been transferred to Pithoragarh while DSP Satyaveer Singh posted at the Enforcement Directorate has been transferred to Dehradun.

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