32-year-old woman held with 78g heroin in Chandigarh
A 32-year-old woman of Pinjore was arrested with 78.42 gram heroin, the police said on Monday. The accused was identified as Rekha who worked as a labourer and got into supplying heroin to make easy money. She was arrested near Khuda Lahora bridge in Chandigarh on Sunday. Police said Rekha had been supplying heroin for the last two years. During preliminary questioning, she told the police that she would get the heroin for ₹2,000 per gram from Delhi and sell the same for ₹4,000 to ₹4,500 in the tricity. A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act was registered. The accused was on Monday produced before the court and sent to judicial custody.
THEFT IN COOLER FACTORY
Thieves targeted a factory in Industrial Area, Phase 1, on the intervening night of August 1/2, the police said on Monday. In his complaint, owner Paramjit Singh, 47, of Sector 38 told the police that he was into the business of making almirahs and coolers. He said that on the morning of August 2, he got a call from his servant informing him that the locks of the main door of the factory had been broken. A cooler, 12 cooler motors and a screwdriver were reported stolen from the factory. A case under Sections 457 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment), 380 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code was registered.
The ruling DMK's key initiative aimed at women, providing them free bus travel, should not be confined to a "narrow" aspect of freebies but it is an economic revolution, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said on Friday. The scheme has ensured an 8-12 per cent savings for the families of the beneficiaries, he said while chairing the third meeting of the Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission here.
Islamic Centre of India here organised 'Trianga Yatra' led by its chairman Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahali on Friday as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' to mark the 75th Independence Day of the country. Several Muslim youths participated in the 'Tiranga Yatra' led by Mahali. Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahli said that our national flag teaches us our duties towards our country.
Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a parallel Tiranga (tricolour) campaign —one by the Bharatiya Janata Party and its government in the state and the other by the Samajwadi Party, the main opposition party. The BJP government had announced its “Har Ghar Tiranga (national flag on every home)” campaign from August 13 to 15 as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (75 years of India's independence).
Days after the arrest of Shrikant Tyagi for abusing and assaulting a woman at a high rise in Sector 93B, Noida, and alleged harassment of the accused wife by the police, the Tyagi community in the state has decided to close ranks. The community members from 11 districts of the state met on Thursday to form 'Sanyukt Tyagi Swabhiman Morcha' to protect the honour and fight those who were trying to defame the entire community.
A brainstorming workshop on “Space-based solutions for effective management of stubble burning and air pollution” held at Punjab Remote Sensing Centre on August 10, under the aegis of ISRO-DMSP, culminated on Friday wherein 100 officers from different departments, universities, and farmers participated. Experts from PPCB, department of agriculture, department of soil and water conservation, IIT Ropar, NGOs, industries and Punjab Remote Sensing Centre shared their studies to tackle stubble burning.