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Rs 50 lakh liquor seized
: The Rajasthan Police claimed to have seized over 1,500 cartons of whisky by intercepting a truck on NH 15 on Wednesday night. Driver Bhoma Ram and his assistant Deva Ram could not produce the requisite documents. The value of the consignment was Rs 50 lakh.

Two die in accidents:
Two persons died and one got hurt in two road mishaps in the district in the past 24 hours. Motorcyclist Iqbal Singh of Sammewali village died when his bike collided with a car near Bhagsar village on Wednesday evening. The pillion rider got seriously injured. In another mishap on Bura Gujjar Road, Sikander Singh (30) died after falling from the tractor he was driving.

2 held for fraud:
With the arrest of two alleged con men, the district police on Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of fraudsters, who ran an insurance scam. SSP Mandeep Sidhu said the accused, Harish Kumar and Ankit Kumar, were from Delhi. 



Faridabad MC to have fixed strength
:The state government has fixed the number of members to be elected for the Municipal Corporation, Faridabad. Out of 35 seats, four seats will be reserved for Scheduled Castes, 12 for women, including two for Scheduled Castes women. Two members will be elected from among backward classes.

PM to lay stone:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation stone of the four-laning project of the Kaithal-Narwana NH 152 and the Narwana-Hisar NH 65 up to the Rajasthan border on August 19 in Kaithal. The stone will be laid near the Kaithal Police Lines and Rs 1,393 crore will be spent on the 165-km-long highway widening project. 

Tributes paid to martyr
: Tributes were paid to Bhagat Phool Singh on his 72nd martyrdom day and daughter Padma Shri Subhashni Devi on her 100th birth anniversary at Bhagat Phool Singh Women University, Khanpur Kalan, on Thursday. 


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