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Poppy husk seized, 2 held: The CIA staff of the police on Friday claimed to have arrested two persons for possessing poppy husk. CIA in charge Gurmeet Singh said 10 kg poppy husk was seized from Kangan Singh of Hardiarpur village at a naka at Malkomajra. In another case, Gurmeet Singh of Bagh Sikander village was arrested with 5 kg poppy husk at a naka near Usha Mata temple. Separate cases have been registered under the NDPS Act at the Sirhind and Bassi Pathana police stations.

Fazilka

Illicit liquor seized: The Fazilka police have seized 800 litres of country-made liquor popularly known as 'lahan' from Lamochar Kalan village of Fazilka district. Investigating officer Hardev Singh said they seized the liquor from Jasbir Singh's house. Jasbir, who fled, has been booked under the Excise Act.

Hoshiarpur

Minor molested: The Mehtiana police have booked Udayveer Singh for allegedly molesting a 12-year-old American citizen of Indian origin staying at Khanaura village. The incident took place while the girl was returning to her house after attending tuition classes around 6.30 pm. On hearing girl's cries, her father ran to her help. Udayveer reportedly also assaulted the girl's father. A case has been registered under Sections 323, 324 and 354 of the IPC.

Mansa

Man booked for rape: A 45-year-old sorcerer identified as Balwinder Singh has been booked for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl of Haqamwala village in the district. Victim's father Bhola Singh, an auto driver, had lodged the complaint. The accused, who often visited the victim's house to treat her, raped her when she was alone. The girl was examined at the district hospital.

Patiala

Goldstein memorial debate: The 25th annual Col Frank Von Goldstein Memorial English Debate began at YPS, Patiala, on Friday. The debate is held every year in the memory of former Principal of the school Col Frank Von Goldstein. Fourteen teams from across the country are participating in the debate. The final round of the debate shall be held on Saturday. Patiala MLA Preneet Kaur will also be present on the occasion.


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CHANDIGARH

Chandigarh

Rs 1.25 lakh donated for J&K flood-hit: The Sector 10 Residentsí Welfare Association, Panchkula, has donated Rs 1,25,000 to the Jammu and Kashmir Flood Relief Camp. The funds were collected by organising a camp at the Sector 10 market, said association president ML Gupta. 
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JAMMU & KASHMIR

Srinagar

Housing secy takes stock of sanitation drive: Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, Satish Nehru along with Commissioner of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) GN Qasba took stock of various sanitation drive started in the Bemina housing colony, Boatman colony and other adjoining areas. "At least 90 per cent garbage has been lifted from Bemina and it will take a day to make it free from filth," Nehru said, adding that the SMC will fumigate all households one by one after the removal of filth. He said a number of hopper vehicles along with the men and allied machinery had been put into service to clean those areas where the houses and other structures have remained under water since long. 

SMHS hospital starts radiation oncology service: The department of radiation oncology of Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital has been made functional. As per the statement of the Principal, Government Medical College, Srinagar, the services, including OPD, for the registration of new cancer patients, follow-up services, day-care chemotherapy and supportive care services would start from October 13.

Rally for ex-servicemen organised at Boniyar: An ex-servicemen rally was organised at Boniyar, Uri, for the ex-servicemen and war widows residing in Baramulla district. "The aim of the rally was to interact with ex-servicemen, listen to their grievances and render solution. It was an endeavour of the Army to ensure that the problems of veterans get mitigated through timely intervention by the Army as they are a part of the extended family even after they have hung their uniform," an Army spokesman said.


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