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61 LPG cylinders seized: A team of the Food and Civil Supplies Department on Monday busted a racket pertaining to the refilling of commercial LPG cylinders from subsidised domestic bottles in Rawla segment of Sriganganagar. A raid was conducted at Billu Chhabra’s shop, where 61 cylinders of different companies were seized.

Man held with poppy husk: The police have arrested Jagdish Singh of Sukhera Bodla village, Jalalabad, with 20 kg of poppy husk. He has been remanded in judicial custody by a court.

Traders’ body elections: Vikram Chitlangia was re-elected president of Traders Association in Sriganganagar with a margin of 19 votes. He secured 531 votes against 512 votes polled by his rival Hanuman Goyal.

Three booked for demanding dowry:
The sadar police station has registered a case of dowry against three residents of Bajak village in the district. Amandeep Kaur, a resident of Balluana village, in her complaint, stated that her husband, Harpreet Singh, a resident of Bajak village along with his mother Sukhwant Kaur and wife of his brother Sarabjit Kaur, used to harass her for dowry. The police have registered a case under Sections 498A, 427, 506, 323 of the Indian Penal Code.

One booked for luring away 18-year-old girl: An 18-year-old girl of Bhai Rupa village was allegedly enticed by a youth of the same village. In a complaint lodged by the girl’s father Gurcharan Singh, it was stated that the accused Fauji Singh took away his daughter on the pretext of marrying her. The police have registered a case against the accused under Section 363 and 366 A of the IPC at the Phul police station.

Two held for murder:
A woman along with her paramour has been booked for allegedly killing her husband. The police booked Ramandeep Kaur of Kotkapura and her lover Lovejeet Singh of Khara village. Deceased Gursewak Singh's father Joginder Singh has complained that the accused killed his son and threw his body in a canal. The police have arrested the accused. The body is yet to be recovered.

Elderly woman murdered:
A 75-year-old woman was found murdered at her residence on the Banga road in Nawanshahr. The deceased has been identified as Swaran Kaur. Sources said robbery could be the motive behind the crime.

Mandi Gobindgarh
12 BTech students get jobs:
Twelve BTech students were shortlisted at a joint campus recruitment drive, conducted by Optimus Information Incorporation, New Delhi, at RIMT Institutes, Mandi Gobindgarh. Chief technology officer Ankit addressed the students and provided them with company information, profile and selection process. The selection procedure went through a three phase process starting with a technical test followed by group discussion and one-to-one interview. More than 450 students participated in placement drive.

Narcotics seized:
On the complaint of Superintendent of the District Jail, the police have registered a case against a prisoner, Harwinder Singh, under the NDPS Act. The Jail Superintendent has complained that his staff had seized 40 gm sulfa from Harwinder, who returned to the jail on September 12 after his four-week parole ended.



Ailing girl needs urgent help: A nine-year-old girl suffering from congenital hepatic fibrosis (a chronic liver disease) needs urgent financial help. The patient, Gurpreet Kaur, is admitted to the PGI and requires Rs 10 to 15 lakh for liver transplant. Her father is a daily wage earner. Good Samaritans interested in helping the child can contact her father, Sarabjit Singh, on 08727923794.

Hindi Diwas: The regional branch of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) celebrated Hindi Diwas by organising a number of activities. A total of 72 employees participated in the contests. The general manager, JS Sahota, felicitated the winners.

Rollback sought: The Property Federation of Chandigarh submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner demanding the rollback of the hike in transfer fee of flats in housing societies. Federation president Kamaljeet Singh Panchi stated the hike could not be afforded by the general public.

Inkjet printer launched: HP announced the scaling of its inkjet-based PageWide Technology for large-format printing, delivering high-quality prints at faster speeds and lower costs. This technology, which consists of over 2,00,000 nozzles on a stationary print bar and spans the width of the page, enables users to produce a variety of black & white and colour applications, such as drawings, maps and posters.

Honda inks MoU with PNB: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited on Monday signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Punjab National Bank (PNB) to provide retail finance to Honda’s two-wheeler customers across the country. Customers will be able to buy a Honda two-wheeler at a finance rate of 12.25 per cent.

Rs 4 cr donated for relief: Hero MotoCorp Ltd and Samsung Electronics on Monday donated Rs 2 crore each to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to extend support to flood-affected Jammu and Kashmir.


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