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9 phones, 2 SIMs seized from Kapurthala jail

Kapurthala: Nine mobile phones and 10 gm of ICE (crystal methamphetamine) were seized during checking from Modern Jail in Kapurthala on Tuesday. Four mobile sets were reportedly caught during the search from a gangster group, including a woman. Four mobile phones were found from the washrooms of different barracks. Assistant Superintendent of Jail Avtar Singh said all barracks, including women’s wards, were also checked. Among those nabbed with the phones was Navdeep Kaur, alias Deep. A mobile was seized from Gurjant Singh, alias Janta, Vishal Kumar, alias Baiya, of Baba Deep Singh Colony, Amritsar, Kheda Bhatia of Jalandhar and Desraj, alias Vicky. Four SIM cards, one adapter and data cable were seized from the stone plate under the bathroom tank. Ear phones too were found from the washroom. A complaint has been lodged with the Kotwali police station. TNS

Nurses wear black badges

Hoshiarpur: The nursing staff of the Health Department today protested by wearing black badges against the incomplete report of the 6th pay commission issued by the Punjab Government. The protest was held on call of the state’s Nursing Staff Joint Action Committee. Gurjit Kaur, president, nursing association, said major demands of the association include nursing officer designation to nurses, level 7 pay scale for newly recruited staff and night duty allowance among others. On the occasion Matron Harbhajan Kaur, Surinder Kaur, Satnam Kaur, Charanjit Kaur, Jaswinder Kaur, Daljit Kaur, Shashi Bala, Sarabjit Kaur, Naresh Rani, Parvesh Sayal, Kamaljit Kaur, Ritu, Jasveer Kaur, Jaswant Kaur, Annpurna Bali and Surinder Kaur etc. were present. oc

Gold earrings snatched, 2 held

Hoshiarpur: The Dasuya police have arrested two persons for snatching gold earrings of a woman. Sawaran Kaur, a resident of Alampur village, told the police that yesterday, when she was standing outside her house, the accused, Sunny and Manni, both residents of her village, came there and tried to flee after snatching her gold earrings, but were nabbed. The police have registered a case against both the accused. oc

DBA to boycott work today

Jalandhar: Showing solidarity with its member Lakhan Gandhi, who was arrested yesterday, members of the District Bar Association (DBA) have decided to abstain from work tomorrow. Secretary of the association Sandeep Singh Sangha said advocate Gandhi had been wrongly implicated. “The bar association demands that the false FIR lodged against Gandhi be withdrawn or else we will intensify our protest. We condemn the act and the conduct of Amritsar police that arrested him yesterday and misbehaved with his family members”, said Sangha. TNS

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