Singh (30), resident of Kangh village died on
Thursday after consuming spurious liquor. The
police has registered a case under Section 174,
Cr P.C. The deceased was an Army jawan on leave.
As many as
250 labourers were examined and treated free of
cost at a medical camp organised at Zira on
Saturday. A function was also held to create
awareness about literacy among them. It was
addressed by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Gurdev
Kaur (21) of Sidhwan committed suicide by
consuming celphos on Thursday. A love affair was
stated to be the reason for her suicide. The
police arrested Yoga Singh, the alleged lover of
the deceased. A case under Sections 306 and 34 of
the IPC has been registered.
Commissioner, Mr Iqbal Singh said at a khula
darbar at Nathupur village on Friday that all
necessary arrangements had been made for the
procurement of paddy. He said regular procurement
would start from September 15 in the district and
more than 90,000 tonnes of paddy was likely to
arrive at 49 procurement centres.
Kharar Textile Mills, is celebrating a Hindi
fortnight. The final function will be held on
September 14, according to Mr N.K. Shrivastwa,
Hindi officer of the mill.
Vigilance Department has registered a case under
the Anti-Corruption Act against a senior officer
of the Punjab Roadways, Chandigarh, on a charge
of causing a loss of Rs 47 lakh to the Punjab
Government. According to information received
here on Friday, the officer, while working as a
Divisional Manager, decided time-barred appeals
of some drivers and conductors which were seven
to 12 years old, because of this the government
had to pay large amounts as arrears. An inquiry
into the matter was conducted by a DSP of the
Mr Harpal Tiwana, an eminent artist and
director of the Punjabi theatre, TV and cinema,
presided over a programme of ghazals presented by
the Saaz-aur-Awaz Club at Bhasha Bhavan here. He
lauded the role of the club in reviving the rich
tradition of music and ghazals, and providing a
forum to the artists and ghazal lovers of the
Bahujan Samaj Morcha, headed by Mr Satnam Singh
Kainth, MP, has decided to launch district-level
Bahujan Jan Chetna rallies. Mr Parveen Banga,
general secretary of the morcha, said on Saturday
that the rallies would be held daily at
Nawanshahr, Fatehgarh Sahib, Amritsar, Gurdaspur,
Ludhiana, Patiala, Sangrur, Kapurthala,
Jalandhar, Ropar, Moga, Ferozepore, Faridkot and
Mansa from October 3 to 16.
plantation function was organised by Punjab
National Bank, Goraya, in collaboration with the
Rotary Club on Saturday. It was inaugurated by Mr
K.L. Dua, Regional Manager of the bank. About 150
saplings were planted at Mahal and Gohawar
villages. The Chief Manager of the bank, Mr P.S.
Bedi, and Rotarian, Mr J.S. Suri, also spoke.
More than 250 Anganwari workers and helpers
took out a procession on Friday in the bazaar
here to draw the attention of the authorities to
their demands. Later they submitted a memorandum
to the SDM, Mr Sanjay Popli.
Mr Hartej Singh Sekhon, has taken over as
S.P. (D), Khanna police district, in place of Mr
Paramraj Singh Dhaliwal who has been posted as
SSP Fatehgarh Sahib.
of Rs 1.67 lakh has been distributed among 3275
Scheduled Castes girls during the last financial
year as part of the government's shagun scheme.
According to Mr Anirudh Tewari, Deputy
Commissioner, an amount of Rs 64.75 lakh has been
released in the current year for the purpose by
the District Development Planning Board.