Agricultural camp: The agriculture department, Mohali, organised a camp at Lalru on Friday and informed the farmers regarding new agriculture techniques to increase the production from crops. District chief agriculture officer Harmanjit Singh Sandhu stressed upon the direct paddy sowing to save the decreasing water level. Block horticulture development officer Amanpreet Kaur informed the farmers about subsidies on horticulture under the National Horticulture Mission. She stressed upon horticulture for getting more income from limited lands.
Saplings planted: A tree plantation drive was launched at Longowal College here. The drive was inaugurated by Dera Bassi SDM Puneet Goyal. Kanta Katyal, chairperson, Kapil Katyal, vice-chairman, Vinod Katyal, secretary of the school, planted saplings. A similar drive was carried out in the market committee, Dera Bassi.
Woman sets herself ablaze, dies: A wife of a guard with the Railways committed suicide by setting herself ablaze at their government accommodation in Railway Colony late last night. Shiv Kumari, wife of Bhole Nath, took the extreme step at about 2 am when her husband was on night duty and other members of the family were asleep. Ram Sharan, her brother-in-law, in a statement to the police, said his brother had recently shifted to the colony and Shiv Kumari was not liking the area. Ram Sharan claimed that he heard shrikes in the midnight and rushed to the room where she was asleep. “I found her on fire and tried to save her by putting a blanket on her but to no avail,” he said. The Baradari police station has initiated inquest proceeding in this regard. The body was handed over to the family after post-mortem examination.
Undertrial dies in Civil Hospital: Lodged in Central Jail, Jalandhar, an undertrial prisoner, who was admitted to the local Civil Hospital last night, died this morning. Hailing from Leela village in Muzaffarpur, Dalip Rai was lodged in the jail on August 4 for his alleged involvement in a liquor smuggling case. Talking to The Tribune, Jail Superintendent Surinder Saini revealed that Dalip was under observation in jail hospital after he reported some respiratory problem on Wednesday evening. As his condition deteriorated, Dalip was referred to the local Civil Hospital where he died. Saini said that Dalip, a rickshaw-puller, was a alcoholic and had been suffering from a respiratory problem since long. The body was handed over to his brother after a post-mortem examination this evening. The Division 2 police station has started investigations in this regard.
Kaler is ADC (General): Additional Commissioner, Excise and Taxation, Punjab, SR Kaler was on Friday transferred as Additional Deputy Commissioner (General), Ludhiana. He replaces Kuldeep Singh, who has been transferred to the Municipal Corporation as Additional Commissioner. Kaler would join on Saturday.
Kavi darbar: The Punjab Sahitya Sabha in collaboration with the Punjab Language Department organised a ‘Sawan Kavi Darbar’ and launched a tree plantation drive here on Friday. DC Shruti Singh inaugurated the plantation drive by planting a