Cattle stolen: A gang of more than 12 robbers
took away 12 buffaloes from five farmhouses of
nearby village Chaheru on the night of Friday and
Saturday. They also robbed inmates of cash on
Monday. However, the amount looted could not be
confirmed. The robbers tied inmates with ropes
and transported cattle in a truck parked on the
outskirts of the village towards the GT road.
Some of the gangsters spoke Hindi. Unconfirmed
reports said they were armed.
Roof caves in: One person died and two were
injured when tinned roof of a bank caved in on
Sunday afternoon near the sugarmill chowk on the
GT road. The deceased was identified as Satta of
Salarpur village. The injured include Joginder
Ram of Sundra village and Binder of Kahna
Dehsian. One was hospitalised here with
fractures. The workers were repairing roof of the
extension counter of the Punjab and Sind Bank at
the local Oswal Agrosugar Mill premises.
Mishap: Balwinder Singh (45) succumbed to his
injuries on way to hospital while his son Sunny
(8) and brother Mukhjit Singh (32) were killed on
the spot on Sunday when their scooter collided
with a Punjab Roadways bus near Phagwara bus
stand on the GT Road to Jalandhar from Ludhiana.
A case has been registered.
PPCC cell chief: The Chairman of the Backward
Classes Cell, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee,
Mr Lakhwinder Singh, has appointed Mr Gurinder
Pal Singh Rehal as state general secretary of the
cell. Mr Rehal has also been appointed in charge
for strengthening the backward classes cell in
the Hoshiarpur, Ropar, Nawanshahr and Fatehgarh
distributed: The local Inner Wheel Club, a
womens wing of the International Lion Club
on Monday distributed 50 bed sheets, 50 pillows
with covers, winter clothes, 100 kg wheat,
vegetables, fruits and dry fruits among the Vridh
Ashram inmates of old age persons Home Anarkali,
Batala. These were distributed by Mrs Surinder
Taak president Inner Wheel Club, Mr Annu Kwatra,
chairperson, Gurdaspur district Inner Wheel Club.
Elected: Mr Manjit Singh Khamanon of the SAD
(B) was elected Chairman of the Khamanon
Agricultural Land Mortgage Bank on Monday.
According to a spokesman, the party has captured
all four posts of the bank.