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2 held with opium:
The Khuyiansarwer police have arrested Dinesh Kumar and Nehpal Singh of Tubdiya village in Chittaurgarh district of Rajasthan after recovering 3 kg of opium from their possession. They were intercepted at different locations on the Sriganganagar-Abohar highway, the police said. Nehpal was reportedly arrested with 2.5 kg opium near Lambi in Muktsar last year.

Rs-45 lakh liquor seized: A truckload of countrymade foreign liquor and beer, distilled in Punjab, has been seized on the Sriganganagar-Bikaner highway. Loonkaransar Deputy Superintendent of Police Banwari Lal Meena said the truck was intercepted near Bahmanwali village on Saturday evening. He said 968 cartons of countrymade liquor and 361 cartons of beer worth Rs 45 lakh were seized. Truck driver Pradeep Singh of Dharamsinghwala village has been arrested.

NRHM exhibition: A five-day exhibition organised by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was inaugurated at Tibbi in Hanumangarh on Sunday. Panchayat samiti president Bhup Singh said the exhibition would address the needs of the rural population. He said posters and pictures on display would cover a wide range of issues such as immunisation, polio eradication, female foeticide, etc.

2 youths drown in pond: Two devotees of Malout drowned while taking a dip in holy pond (sarovar) at Buddha Johad gurdwara in Raisinghnagar segment of Sriganganagar on Saturday. The youths, aged around 30 years, had gone to Padampur to meet their relatives and went to Buddha Johad later.

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Woman killed in accident:
A woman was killed while her husband and two children were seriously injured when their motorcycle was hit by a tractor on the Naina Devi road on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Beant Kaur of Machhiwara. The injured, Chhinder Pal Singh and his two children Jaspreet Kaur (7) and Jaspinder Singh, were admitted to a local hospital.

Booked for molestation:
The police have booked a UP migrant, Arvind Parshad, for allegedly molesting a minor girl at Onkar Nagar here. The victim's father alleged the accused, who was residing in a rented accommodation near his house, molested his daughter while she was asleep. He and his wife were away to Bihar at that time. As the victim raised an alarm, the accused managed to escape.

1 dead in road mishap:
Driver of a truck-trailer was killed when the vehicle overturned at the Shaheed Bhagat Chowk on Sunday. The mishap occurred when a stray animal came in front of the vehicle. In his effort to save the animal, the driver lost control of the vehicle and it rammed into the divider and overturned.



Four arrested for theft:
The CIA cell of the Kaithal police have solved a case in which cash was looted from a petrol station in the Rajound area on July 13. All four accused, including a petrol station salesman, have been arrested and were produced in court on Saturday. They were remanded in police custody to recover the cash.

Hooda’s effigy burnt:
Members of the Government Contractual Teachers’ Sangh on Sunday held a procession and burnt an effigy of CM Bhupinder Hooda at Committee Chowk here in support of their demands, including regular jobs. They also threatened to boycott the Assembly elections if their demands were not met.

Religious sentiments hurt:
The police booked a person on the charge of sending an objectionable SMS to a member of the Jat community which reportedly hurt his religious sentiments.

13-yr-old boy goes missing:
The police have registered a case of kidnapping of 13-year-old Shivam, who went missing from Dhaaruhera town in the district nine days ago. Shivam's father Sailesh, who's a labourer with a local industrial unit, said Shivam went missing when he was playing outside his house on July 17.

Lightning kills two:
Lightning killed two persons near Sahuwala village, 15 km from Sirsa town on Sunday. According to reports, Sham Lal, his wife Kavita and mother Guddi Devi were cutting grass in their fields when lightning struck killing Sham Lal and Guddi Devi on the spot.



Bus service remains suspended:
The bus service from Dehradun to riot-hit Saharanpur remained suspended today as well. Even the routes of buses to Ambala, Delhi and Saharanpur were changed. Meanwhile, Delhi-bound buses belonging to the Uttarakhand Transport Corporation are being diverted to Haridwar or Karnal.


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