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Three held with 300 gm of heroin

Three held with 300 gm of heroin

The police arrested three persons with 300-gm heroin here on Saturday. The Bhikhiwind police arrested Sandeep Singh of Talwandi Sobha Singh with 260-gm heroin. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Tarn Taran: The police arrested three persons with 300-gm heroin here on Saturday. The Bhikhiwind police arrested Sandeep Singh of Talwandi Sobha Singh with 260-gm heroin. The accused was on a motorcycle when a police party, led by ASI Charanjit Singh, nabbed him. Meanwhile, Manpreet Singh of Varpal and Gurdev Singh of Kakka Kandiala village were arrested with 40-gm heroin. The accused have been booked under Sections 21-B, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. OC

AAP protests power tariff hike

Amritsar: Raising their voice against hike in electricity tariff, local unit of the AAP held a press conference here on Saturday. Party’s state joint secretary Ashok Talwar and Baljit Singh Khaira said the Capt government had failed on every front. Ashok Talwar said, “AAP is protesting against the hike in power tariff and on the call of the state body the party will burn electricity bills in 16,000 party units.” TNS

Quiz contest on 9th Sikh Guru

Amritsar: GNDU College, Verka, hosted online quiz competitions dedicated to the 400th birth centenary of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Students participated in the competitions that were specifically related to the life history of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Iqbal Singh Bhoma, principal, of the college apprised them of the life and teachings of Guru Tegh Bahadur. “The purpose was to make students aware about the teachings of Guru Sahib and the fact that it does not belong to any particular religion, community or sect but for the welfare of the entire humanity,” he said. The college also conducted a webinar on Sunday, where students expressed their views on the sacrifices made by the ninth guru and his contribution to the development of Sikh faith. An exhibition of paintings prepared by students was also exhibited. Shubham Kumar won the painting competition. TNS

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