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Newly-wed woman found dead:Jyoti (23) of Loonkaransar was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her in-laws' house in Panjkosi village, Abohar, on Friday evening. She had got married a week ago. A case has been registered.

46 kg poppy husk seized: The anti-narcotics cell on Saturday claimed to have seized 46 kg poppy husk from a truck on the Killianwali bypass here. Preliminary investigations found the truck was loaded with milk powder cartons that were to be delivered at the military station in Jammu. Sahib Singh, Kulwant Singh and Jagraj Singh have been held.

5 drug peddlers nabbed:
The police claimed to have arrested 5 drug peddlers in four separate cases. Sheeli was nabbed in Miani village with 70 gm contraband. The police also arrested Surjit Kaur, her daughter Reetu and seized 60 gm narcotic powder. Rakesh Kumar of Asalpur was held with 70 gm contraband near Chadial village. The police also seized 50 gm narcotic powder from Rajesh Kumar of Chadial village at Pathial village.

Award for 2 teachers:
Two teachers from Sainik School, Kapurthala, would be receiving the national award on the Teachers Day from President Pranab Mukherjee. The teachers are Malkinder Singh Bajwa (mathematics), an alumnus of the same school, and Mriginder Singh (English).

Dispute turns bloody, 1 dead:Kuldeep shot Dilbag when the former was asked to return the borrowed Rs 2 lakh. Dilbag of Giljewala village in Gidderbaha block had returned from Australia around three months ago.



Gionee launches new smartphone: Gionee, manufacturer of mobile devices, introduced another smartphone—GPAD G5. Built on top of unparalleled quality and cutting-edge technology, the Gionee GPAD G5 is optimised by HexaCore 1.5 GHz for fast and speedy performance and comes with Android 4.4 OS and dual crystal loudspeaker with DTS.

OLX concludes initiative:OLX.in concluded an interesting initiative called ‘The Wishing Wall’ in seven leading colleges of Chandigarh. The initiative by OLX reached out to the leading educational institutes and colleges of the city to understand the underlying aspirations of the youth of Chandigarh.



Ganesh festival preparations:
Preparations are on for Ganesh festival celebrations and the idols of the deity have been installed at various places in the region with much fanfare and devotion. “Besides Almora and Ranikhet, Ganesh idols were installed at Bageshwar, Haldwani, Didihat, Rudrapur, Jaspur, Kiccha and Dwarahat,” said a spokesman for the Sanatan Dharma Sewa Samiti that is organising the Ganesh festival in Haldwani and other places.

Water shortage:
Facing a drinking water crisis for the last three months, women from the Mukhani locality of the town held a demonstration in front of the SDM’s office on Saturday demanding regular supply of drinking water. “We are compelled to pay water bills though tap water supply is not regular and the Jal Sansthan is not sending in tankers to meet the demand,” said Manorama Paliwal, who led the demonstrators.

Monsoon marathon today:
The fifth Nainital monsoon marathon race will be organised in the town on Sunday. The race, which offers Rs 1.47 lakh as the prize money, will begin from the Mallital bend and conclude at Tallital. There would be two categories, 5 km for seniors and 4 km for juniors,” said the organisers. “The race is being organised by an NGO in association with SIDCUL. Finance Minister Indira Hridayesh will be the chief guest of the event Run to Live,” said Rajendra Rawat, an Olympian and organiser of the race.

(Compiled by BD Kasniyal)


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