Big Bazzar penalised: The Market Committee, Dera Bassi, has charged Rs 1 lakh penalty from Big Bazzar in Zirakpur for not submitting relevant documents to get the concession from market fees. This was informed by Surinder Pal Singh, chairman of the Market Committee, Dera Bassi, while talking to mediapersons here on Thursday. He appealed to all businessmen who have been using the agriculture commodities to submit relevant documents to avoid the penalty.
Train-rider hit by pole, critical: Rishi, a local resident, sustained serious injuries when he was hit by a pole while travelling in the Malwa Express train here yesterday. Rishi was standing at the door of the train as it reached near Pathankot railway station. He was hit by a pole while he was looking out of the train. He sustained a head injury and was rushed to Civil Hospital where his condition is said to be critical.
Vice-president of Cong cell: Shivi Batta of Phagwara has been appointed district vice-president of the urban development cell of the Congress. The appointment was announced by the cell’s district president Ashok Wadhwa here today. He said the appointments at the ward, tehsil, block and district levels would be announced soon.
Prez, PM urged to save Indians in UAE: Activists of the Guru Ravi Dass Tiger Force submitted a memorandum to SDM Amarjit Pal today to forward it to the President and the Prime Minister urging them to initiate steps to save the lives of 13 Indians, including three youths from Phagwara subdivision lodged in UAE jails after implicating them in false cases by the Dubai police. The force activists, led by chairman Kashmir Bhularai, urged the Union government to send a leading lawyer to the UAE to plead the case of the Indians and bring the youths back to India. It may be recalled that three youths of Mohalla Prempura, Bhularai and Hardasspura here were lodged in UAE jails.
More facilities at Suvidha Centre: The Suvidha Centre set up in the Phagwara SDM’s office has now started working to provide two more facilities to the people. SDM Amarjit Paul, while talking to newsmen here on Thursday, said that now the facility of documentation, attestation and registration of marriages would be provided at the Suvidha Centre, which was already providing facilities like affidavits and their attestation, issue of photo identity cards, ration cards, birth and death certificates, Punjab residence certificates and OBC certificates.
BSP wants Mamata to quit: The Bahujan Samaj Party, Punjab, has held Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee responsible for the increasing rail mishaps in the country and demanded her immediate resignation on moral grounds. Talking to newsmen here yesterday, general secretary Harmesh Singh Bharpuri alleged that neither the Centre nor the Punjab Government were working responsibly to tackle various problems facing the people. He said the SAD-BJP government could not control flood-like situation in the state. He demanded adequate compensation to the families of all those killed in rail mishaps.
Monkey scare among villagers: A stray monkey has created panic among residents of Bachhowal, Shahpur, Goraya, Chota Rurrka, Mansurpur, Bhattian and Atti villages in Phillaur subdivision for the past few days. Though villagers had made efforts to nab the monkey, the simian has been damaging their goods and clothes. No efforts have been made by the Forest Department to nab the monkey till now.
Gold chain snatched: Two unidentified motorcyclists snatched a gold chain from an elderly woman in Sector 46 on Thursday afternoon. The police said when Joginder Kaur (69), a resident of Sector 46, was talking to her neighbours, two motorcyclists snatched her chain and fled. She said the miscreants were wearing helmets.
Vehicle stolen: Harsimran Singh, a resident of Mani Majra, reported that someone had stolen his Mahindra Bolero (PB-08-AK-2213) from in front of his house on Tuesday night.
Mohali Green Day
celebrated: Pre-primary wing of Golden Bells Public School, Sector 77, Mohali, celebrated the “Green Day” with zeal. Students planted saplings to make environment green and pollution free. Abduction: A Matour resident has accused his neighbours — Sushil Kumar and Nitlesh — of abducting his 15-year-old daughter. The police has registered a case.
Green Day celebrated: Pre-primary wing of Golden Bells Public School, Sector 77, Mohali, celebrated the “Green Day” with zeal. Students planted saplings to make environment green and pollution free.
Abduction: A Matour resident has accused his neighbours — Sushil Kumar and Nitlesh — of abducting his 15-year-old daughter. The police has registered a case.