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3.2-quintal poppy husk seized in Garhshankar

3.2-quintal poppy husk seized in Garhshankar

The police on Sunday night booked three persons and recovered 3.2 quintal of poppy husk from a Mahindra Xylo car, near the truck union. - File photo

Garhshankar: The police on Sunday night booked three persons and recovered 3.2 quintal of poppy husk from a Mahindra Xylo car, near the truck union. The police saw some people unloading sacks from the car near the truck union on Nangal Road. Seeing the police, the accused ran way leaving the car. The police seized five sacks in which one quintal of poppy husk was found. The accused were identified as Ajaypal and Davinder Singh, both residents of Samradi village, and Jasvir Singh, a resident of Cheema Kalan village, Jalandhar. During the search, one more quintal of poppy husk was recovered from the car and 60 kilogram of poppy husk was recovered from two cars each parked in a nearby cattle shed. OC

Sparsh Centre opened at Cantt

Jalandhar: Sparsh, a centre for the specially-abled children, was inaugurated on at Jalandhar Cantonment recently. The objective of Sparsh Centre will be to empower the specially-abled children, instil confidence and prepare them to face all the challenges of life with elan. The centre has an enhanced capacity to look after 60 specially-abled children. This project is funded by the Ministry of Defence and is open for defence persons, defence civilians and other civilians. The centre will have a special educator as well as a speech therapist, who will carry out counselling, speech training, physiotherapy as well as pre-vocational and vocational skill training to make the children socially-independent. TNS

Parents body to protest fee hike

Hoshiarpur: Members of the Parents Association organised a meeting at Roshan Ground, Hoshiarpur, under the leadership of the association’s president, Harjit Singh Matharu, to protest against the exorbitant increase in school fees by St Joseph’s School. Matharu said at present no school is asking either for annual fee or increasing the fee, rather providing concessions. However, parents are being pressurised through teachers to deposit the annual charges for the last academic year too by the St Joseph’s School authorities. The parents will stage a sit-in in front of the district administrative complex on July 22 against the school and the administration. OC

Protest outside MLAs’ residence

Jalandhar: Members of various farmers and labourers unions will hold demonstrations outside the residences of Shahkot MLA Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia; Jalandhar Cantt MLA Pargat Singh and Kartarpur MLA Chaudhary Surinder Singh on July 27, 28 and 29, respectively, and hand over memorandums to remind them of their poll promises. Harmesh Malri, state secretary, Punjabi Khet Mazdoor Union; Darshan Nahar, state president, Dehari Mazdoor Sabha, and Kashmir Singh Ghugshore, leader, Pendu Mazdoor Union Punjab, said huge protests will be organised by labourers. A meeting in this regard was held at Uggi and Dheerpur villages in Jalandhar. OC

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