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Transporter killed in mishap
: Naval Kishor Maheshwari (50), a resident of Aggarsein Nagar and president of the transporters' association in Sriganganagar, was killed when the car he was travelling in and a Bolero jeep collided head on near Arjunsar on the Sriganganagar-Bikaner highway today. His nephew Ankesh sustained minor injuries and the vehicle was badly damaged. Naval was a senior functionary of Rotary Club and other NGOs. The offices of all the transport companies in Sriganganagar were closed to mourn over his demise.

4 nabbed with illicit liquor:
The police have nabbed four persons with over 1,19,000 mm of smuggled liquor. Those arrested are Santosh Kumar of Bihar, presently residing in Grahdiwala, Bhagat Ram of Munak Kalan in Tanda, Rajni of ward no. 8 in Tanda and Karam Singh of Khudda in Tanda. The accused were arrested under various sections of the Excise Act. The police also seized 100 gm of narcotic powder and 10 gm of smack from Kulwinder Singh and Karnail Kaur of Rajowal village. They were booked under various sections of the NDPS Act.

Tarn Taran
Nomination papers filed
: Congress candidate Harminder Singh Gill and Aam Aadmi Party candidate Bhai Baldeeep Singh were among those who filed their nomination papers before Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, Returning Officer-Cum Deputy Commissioner, in Tarn Taran on Wednesday. Both the candidates came with their supporters. Bhai Baldeep Singh denied having a security cover, which he gave in writing to the district authorities.


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