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Saras Mela from Sept 26

Saras Mela from Sept 26

Ropar: More than 300 stalls for artisans to sell their products from 22 states would be set up during SARAS (Sale of Articles of Rural Artisans Society) Mela scheduled to take off on September 26 here. Besides, renowned singers and other artistes would perform during the 11-day national-level fair. Deputy Commissioner Sumeet Jarangal said noted singers, including Kanwar Grewal, Ranjit Bawa, Durga Rangila, Kulwinder Billa, Sunanda Sharma, Javed Qwwal, Alaap and Pallavi Band would perform during the festival. TNS

UGC nod to sports varsity

Chandigarh: Stamping its approval on Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh's flagship project, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has added Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University, Patiala, to the list of universities established as per Section 2 (f) of UGC Act, 1956. The UGC has also given the university permission to award degree by conducting courses through its own departments, constituent colleges or through its affiliated colleges, in regular mode with the approval of concerned statutory bodies/councils, wherever it is required. TNS

Plaint against Dhadrianwale

Fatehgarh Sahib: Gurpreet Singh Randhawa, a young Sikh preacher and son of Sant Baba Hari Singh Randhawa, secretary, Sant Samaj, has filed a criminal complaint against Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale, a renowned Sikh preacher. Gurpreet has alleged that the latter used derogatory language in his discourse against him and his father and tarnished their image. Gurpreet said Dhadrianwale occasionally uses such language even against the High Priests of Sikhs and Hindu traditions and culture. OC

Man kills wife, ends life

Barnala: After allegedly murdering his wife, a man committed suicide at Chananwal village by consuming some poison. Mohar Singh, Mehal Kalan SHO, said deceased Karmjit Kaur and Makhan Singh, who worked as labourers, were married 18 years ago. The couple has a son (15) and a daughter (16). Both used to quarrel over petty issues. “When Makhan Singh returned home this evening, he had arguments with his wife over some petty issue and hit an iron rod on her head. Kaur was taken to Barnala Civil Hospital where she was declared brought dead. Later, Singh also consumed suspected poison and died on way to Patiala hospital,” said SHO Mohar Singh. TNS

14 held for gambling

Abohar: The city police team raided a house in the Nai Abadi area here on Sunday evening and arrested 14 persons, from whom Rs 1,24,250 was seized. The preliminary investigation indicated that the house was earlier infamous for smack retailing. Manish Kumar Mannu, who was allegedly running the gambling den, was also arrested. OC

One held for killing dera head

Abohar:  The police have nabbed Gurdev Singh in connection with the murder of Baba Birbal Ram (70), chief of a dera in Santpura village in Hanumangarh. The accused was a disciple of the deceased. The police had found the latter’s body dumped in a pit. By examining the phone call details and CCTV cameras, the police found that Gurdev Singh alias Dev Nath of Nukera village had frequent contact with the Dera chief. He was nabbed from Mallekan near Sirsa in Haryana. OC

Five drug peddlers nabbed

Abohar: The Sriganganagar police seized 7,000 sedative tablets on Sunday night near Chak 7LC village and nabbed Suresh Bishnoi. The Abohar police seized 4,200 habit-forming tablets from Inderjeet Singh of Dodewala village. A biker, Pawan Kumar of Haripura village, was nabbed with 500-gm opium. The police also seized 10-gm heroin from Ummaid Singh of Amarpura village and Street-13 resident Vikram. OC

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