Land record digitisation: Computerisation of land record of this district is likely to be completed by the year-end. With the completion of the process, copies of land record would be available at the click of the mouse. Deputy commissioner K.S. Pannu said most of the data from the four tehsils in the district had been digitised by two teams with 30 members each, working in two shifts.
Annual function: The Malwai Punjabi Satth, Mandi Kalan (Bathinda), would organise its fourth annual function on February 29 at Tajo Patti Dharamshala, Mandi Kalan, where Dalbir Singh would be honoured with the Karam Singh Memorial Award and Bhupinder Singh Artist with the Lehna Singh Majithia Award.
Blood donation: To mark the bhog ceremony of Mata Jangeer Kaur of Mandi Kalan village, a blood donation camp was organised here on Wednesday where 25 units of blood was collected.
Defaulters property sold: Two properties of loan defaulters worth Rs 21 lakh were today sold by the State Bank of Patiala, Dharamkot branch. Assistant general manager J.K Gupta informed that 25 per cent of the money is recovered on the spot which amounted to Rs 5.43 lakh. He said that the bank has a number of other properties listed for sale in March under intensive recovery campaign. However those interested in settling their dues without auction are welcomed and would be given suitable treatment, he added.
Protest rally: On the call given by the joint forum of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) against the realisation of their demands, a protest rally was organised by the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant Employees’ Federation in front of the main gate of the thermal plant here on Wednesday. Addressing the rally, the federation’s president Gursewak Singh Hari Nau demanded from the government the abolition of Electricity Act, 2003, regularisation of contractual employees and reinstatement of the terminated employees among other things.
Demanded: State president of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Kiranjit Singh Gehri, in a press release issued here on Wednesday, stated that he presented a memorandum to the Union minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, in which he had demanded that the farmers of Punjab should be allowed to purchase Bt cotton seed from Gujarat.
Peddler nabbed: The Sadar police, on a tip-off, arrested Pappu Parjapat of local Mohalla Sunder Nagar and seized 4.5 kg of ganja from him. He was booked under various sections of the NDPS Act.
Pistol seized: The Model Town police seized a .315-bore desi pistol along with a live cartridge from a youth on Monday night. According to police sources, he was booked under sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.
Kidnapped child found: Four persons, Karamjit
Kaur, Jasbir Kaur, Raj Kaur and Rashpal Singh, were arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Sehman Pal Singh, four-year-old son of Sukhdev Singh of
Udhowal, in Batala on Tuesday. R.N.Dhoke, SSP, Batala, said Sehman was kidnapped from Nikosara village on Tuesday evening and had been sold for Rs 10,000. A case has been registered under Section 364/120-B,
Rs 1,900 cr from stamp duty: The Haryana revenue department was expected to collect Rs 1,900 crore from stamp duty and registration charges during the current financial year, said revenue minister Savitri Jindal on Wednesday.