Lecture: Swami Anand Abhilashi of Gurukul Haridwar delivered a lecture on ‘Moral and Ethical Values’ in the Maharishi Dayanand College of Education here on Thursday. Director Anurag Asija informed that another lecture on ‘Teaching aids and art’ was delivered by G.L. Nagpal, coordinator of the Swami Keshwanand Mahila College.
Meeting held: Shiv Kumar
Lomash, president of Shri Sanatan Dharam Mahabir Dal, Punjab, has stayed the removal of Sat Pal Jasuja as president of the local unit during a meeting held on January 13. Lomash informed that he along with other office-bearers would be visiting Abohar on February 2 to finalise the organisational
Selected: Vininderjit Kaur Hayer, a student of M.Ed in DAV College of Education here, has been selected for scholarship from the Asian Institute of Human Rights Education, Bhopal, a message from Sushila Chaurasia, chairperson of the institute said. Only five out of 125 colleges of education had been selected from Punjab for the scholarships.
House burgled: Some miscreants broke into the house of an NRI Ram Parkash and decamped with Euros 2,500 on Tuesday night. According to the police, Ram Parkash along with some villagers went to pay obeisance at Baba Balak Nath on January 22 and when he returned he found locks of his house broken and money missing. Meanwhile, a case has been registered.
Purse snatched: Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched a purse containing Rs 5,000 from Surinder Kaur on Monday. The police said that Surinder was paying fare to a rickshawala, when the youth snatched her purse and fled on a motorcycle.
Rare surgery: Patel Cancer and Super speciality hospital claims to have successfully conducted the first ever bone marrow transplant (BMT) in the city. The head of the department of medical oncology and haematology Dr Abhishek Joshi operated a 26-year-old boy suffering from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma a kind of lymph nodes and blood cancer. The patient Avtar Singh was operated on January 5 and was discharged after two weeks of the surgery.
PRTC sub-inspector held: The Vigilance Bureau on Thursday arrested Jagtar Singh, a PRTC sub-inspector, from his house here on the charges of cheating and corruption. Vigilance DSP Roop Singh Maur said Sukhbir Singh had complained against Jagtar that he had taken Rs 50,000 from him for getting him selected as driver in the PRTC. But when he was not selected then Jagtar started sending Sukhbir on his own on different routes as driver. In another case Jagtar had marked driver Harjit Singh present, who had been in jail for three months.
BKU (U) stages dharna: Villagers and activists of the BKU (Ugrahan) on Thursday staged a dharna for more than an hour in front of the police chowki at Dharamgarh village, about 12 km from Sunam, in protest against the non-arrest of a boy who had allegedly abducted a girl of Jakhepal village one and half months ago. The dharna was lifted when the Sunam SHO gave an assurance in this regard.
Kanoongoes’ protest leave: Kanoongoes of the district have proceeded on earned leave till January 31 in protest against the filling of the post of the district revenue accountant by promoting someone from the clerical cadre in place of one from the kanoongoes by the district administration. This was stated by district convener of the Revenue Kanoongo/Patwari Talmel Committee Nirmal Singh Masson here on Thursday.
Bus stand inaugurated: While inaugurating a bus stand built at a cost of Rs 2 crore at Khanauri, transport minister Master Mohan Lal announced on Wednesday that all new bus stands being built in the state would be named after martyrs. He also named the Khanauri bus stand after Sant Harchand Singh Longowal. Area in charge of the SAD of Lehra Assembly constituency Prem Singh Chandumajra, district BJP president Jatinder Kalra, Khanauri Nagar Panchayat president Satgur Singh were also present. He also distributed cheques worth Rs 6.60 lakh under the Shagun Scheme.
LIC told to pay Rs 5 lakh: The district consumer disputes redressal forum here has directed the LIC to pay Rs 5 lakh along with 9 per cent interest per annum from the date of repudiation, March 31, 2007, till the realisation to a 30-year-old widow Gurdeep Kaur of Khandabad Laloo Patti, Dirba Mandi. In his order president of the forum M.D. Sharma has also directed it to pay the widow Rs 5,000 as compensation on account of harassment. He has also asked the LIC to pay the widow Rs 1,000 on account of litigation expenses. Gurdeep, widow of Satnam Singh, who had got himself insured for Rs 5 lakh, after his death claimed the amount from the LIC office but the LIC authorities did not settle her claim.