SDO caught: PSEB SDO, Gidderbaha, Sukhdarshan Bansal, was caught red-handed while accepting Rs 5,000 as a bribe from farmer Malkit Singh to get his tube-well connection sanctioned from an executive engineer concerned. The SDO was caught in the presence of two government witnesses and one shadow witness. The bribe money taken from Malkit Singh was recovered from Bansalís pocket, SSP (Vigilance) M.S. Dahiya said.
Booked for kidnapping: On a complaint of Joginder Singh of Sunni village, the Mahilpur police has registered a case under sections 363 and 366 of the IPC against Kuldip Singh for kidnapping his daughter. In his complaint Joginder Singh alleged that Kuldip Singh had abducted his 17-year-old daughter Rajni.
SHOs transferred: SSP Anita Punj on Wednesday transferred station house officers (SHOs) of the city and Model Town police stations inspector Praveen Kumar Kanda and sub-inspector Sukhwinder Singh, respectively, following a protest dharna and chakka jam by shopkeepers of the local Phagwara road on Wednesday. She has also served show-cause notices on both officers and instructed to take departmental action in this regard.
MBA exam toppers: Students of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Ludhiana, have attained top three ranks in the MBA (second semester) examination conducted by Punjab Technical University. Chanpreet Kaur is first with 92.36 per cent, Megha Jain second with 90.5 and Kirpal Singh is third with 89.75 per cent marks.
Medical camp: A diabetes and heart check-up camp will be organised at Rattan Hospital in Shahid Udham Singh Nagar from 10 am to 12 noon here on Thursday. Managing director of the hospital Balraj Gupta, in a press note issued here on Wednesday, said, besides medicines, patients would be provided facilities like ECG, blood sugar and neuropathy tests, diet counselling and patient education material free of cost during the camp.
APPEAL: Harpal Singh Dhillon former chairman of the market committee, Samrala has criticised the Punjab Government for enhancing the interest in co-operative society loans to the poor farmers. The rate of interest was as it is very high and it was very difficult for the farmer to pay it. Dhillon appealed to finance minister Manpreet Badal to reconsider the case and issue orders for reduction of interest.
MEETING: A condolence meeting was held here on Friday by the members of the Press Club under the chairmanship of Sanjay Garg on the sudden death of senior journalist, Narinder Bhullar of the Punjabi Tribune.
INSO candidates: Keeping in view the coming elections to the studentsí council, INSO today announced an alliance with the ABVP and HIMSU for DAV College, Sector 10. Parveen Dabas, a student of BA( III) is the presidential candidate. Ishita of B.Sc - II will contest for the post of vice-president and Puneet Sud for general secretary.
Citizensí charters: About 100 departments and other organisations of the Haryana Government have formulated the citizens' charters. An official spokesman said here on Wednesday that the Administrative Reforms Department had been assisting various departments in formulating the citizens' charters with regard to their services so as to make them more consumer friendly.
Crushed to death: Santi Devi (55) of Dhar Tatoh village was crushed under a bus on Ghagus bridge while trying alight from it. The HRTC bus was on its way from Neri to Bilaspur. Her husband Krishanoo Ram was also travelling with her in the same bus. Traffic remained jammed for some time.
Rape charge: A 13-yr-old girl was allegedly raped by a 50-year-old man of Purla village, near Parwanoo. Victimís mother Rama Shanker, who hailed from Uttar Pradesh, has alleged that the man raped her daughter on Monday afternoon while she was alone at home. A case has been registered.
House gutted: A fire broke out in a house at Jakar village in Siyanj panchayat here on Tuesday night, reducing six rooms of the house to ashes. The house belonged to Krishan Chand and his brother Katku. The administration has announced an immediate relief of Rs 3,000 each to the fire victims.