Inspector Ratan Chand Sharda, Head of Criminal Investigation Agency at Phagwara in Kapurtala district of Punjab, was shot dead by two unidentified youths who were allegedly extremists. Sharda was shot dead at his office on Phagwara-Panga Road, about 100 yards from the city’s police station. He left behind his wife, daughters and two sons. Rajinder Kumar Sharda, the son of the deceased, was to be engaged on that day.

government to import rice

The government decided to import more than one million tons of rice to meet any possibility that arises due to the drought prevailing in the country during the past three years. The government, which was thinking of exporting rice on a large scale, was forced to take the decision to import rice to maintain a reserve stock. Two senior officers of the Ministry of Food, B.C. Gangopadhya, Secretary to the Ministry of Food, and SV Sastry, Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser to the Ministry, have been dispatched to Australia to strike a deal.

Kappel ways

India recorded a thrilling 32-run victory over Zimbabwe in the Cricket World Cup Group B match in England. The architect of India’s victory was captain Kapil Dev who scored a record unbeaten 175. Kapil Dev’s innings, the largest and most heroic ever in the history of the competition, were played against an ugly backdrop of 17 all out to five. .

Quiet meeting

The Sixth United Nations Conference on Trade and Development is entering its third week without any signs of a breakthrough on several key issues, particularly trade, money and finance. The four commodities trying to develop some agreed resolution have not yet dealt with the main issues.


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