Tree plantation drive: Students and staff of the Senior Secondary School, village Hameede, on Thursday planted 100 samplings on the school premises. Nikka Singh, district education officer (DEO), was the chief guest on the occasion. Bir Hakkekat Rai welfare club president Sukhdev Singh pledged to plant 1100 trees during the current year.
Firing at PRTC bus: Two unidentified youths reportedly shot at a PRTC bus at village Bhag Bandar while it was on its way to Bathinda from Talwandi late on Wednesday evening. No one reportedly sustained injuries but it was a miraculous escape for the driver as the bullets grazed past him. The bus (PB 03 R 9960) was carrying 40 passengers. Talwandi police registered a case under section 307 of the IPC.
Advice for farmers: Agriculture development officer, Bathinda, Suresh Kumar, while addressing the farmers at the grain market here on Wednesday suggested that the cotton crop should be brought after grading and cleaning at home. The farmers should also be present at the time of weighing of bags and the quantity of crop brought to the market should be noted down in the heap register, he suggested.
46 blood units collected: Fortysix blood units were collected at a blood donation camp organised by the district health authorities at the Blood Bank of the Civil Hospital here on Wednesday. The camp was organised in connection with the National Voluntary Blood Donation Day, according to blood transfusion officer of the hospital Inderjit Singla.
Elders Day celebrated: To mark World Elders’ Day, the Senior Citizens Council here on Wednesday organised a programme. Deputy commissioner R.S. Doon was the chief guest on the occasion, while vice-chancellor of the Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences S.S. Sangwan was the guest of honour.
Woman booked for cheating: The police on Wednesday booked a woman for cheating on the complaint of the block development and panchayat officer, Rania. Baljinder Kaur of Bharolanwali village reportedly replaced the photograph of her father-in-law with that of her husband in a ration card to avail grant under the Indira Awas Yojna. She even received a cheque of the first instalment of Rs 20,000 of the total grant of Rs 50,000 from the authorities concerned.