Cheques distributed: The Punjab Panchayat and
Rural Development Minister, Mr Nirmal Singh
Kahlon, presided over a meeting of panches and
sarpanches of nearby villages at Batala Club,
here on Saturday. The minister distributed 25
cheques worth Rs 1 lakh each to 25 panchayats of
Body found: The body of a man, in his early
thirties was found by the police at Kapurthala
Chowk on Sunday.
Rani, a resident of Kazi Mandi received serious
burn injuries in a stove burst at her residence
on December 15. She succumbed to her injuries at
the Civil Hospital here on Sunday.
Two Delhi-based travel agents have been booked
for deceiving Niranjan Singh, a resident of
Gandhi Nagar here of Rs 2.7 lakh on the pretext
of sending the latter abroad. In a complaint
Niranjan had alleged that he had given them the
amount in 1996 for sending him to Itlay. In
another case Kanwaljit Singh and his wife Kulwant
Kaur have been booked for taking an amount of Rs
2.7 lakh from Sukhdev Singh a resident of Haripur
village near Adampur for sending the latter to
Thailand with a work permit.
Fashion show: A fashion show was organised by
a Bollywood entertainer at the local Atwal Palace
here on Sunday. An entertainment programme was
also organised on the occasion.
Scooter stolen: A scooter belonging to Gurdas
Singh of Badhnikalan village in this district was
stolen on Saturday. In a complaint lodged with
the police the victim said he had parked his
scooter near a taxi stand on the Lapo road.
programme: A cultural programme organised by
the local International sports Social Welfare and
Cultural Club was held at gracious square of the
Municipal Committee on Saturday. The programme
was presided over by the Punjab Education
Minister, Mr Tota Singh. Mr Raj Babbar, MP, was
the chief guest.
Rally: The Punjab Medical Practitioners
Association has decided to intensify its stir for
the implementation of its demands. The state
general secretary of the association, Mr Ramesh
Bali, said here on Monday that a rally would be
organised at Dana Mandi, Ludhiana, on January 11.
The district unit of the Muslim National Front
organised a roza iftaar party here at the
Baradari masjid on Sunday. Mr Chamkaur Singh
Kauri, president, Municipal Council, was the
chief guest and the president of the Punjab
Muslim National Front, Mr Syed Yaqub Hussain
Mr Rajinder Singh, a resident of Bibi Behra
Mohalla said he along with his family had been
residing in the town for the past 11 years. The
voters list doesn't include six members of his
family. On several occasions he had filled the
requisite forms and submitted the same to the
crisis: The Secretary of the State unit of
the CPM, Prof Balwant Singh said here on Saturday
that Mr Parkash Singh Badal was responsible for
the economic crisis in the State. He said there
are three major revenue resources in the state
sales tax, excise tax and stamp duty. The
CM had neither administrative vision nor
political will to tap these resources. At least
83 per cent of bank deposits were being utilised
outside Punjab, he added. He flayed the CM for
amending the Panchayat Act to gain mileage in the
ensuing panchayat samiti and zila parishad
The local unit of Sri Ram Shranam on Sunday
organised a "Jan Kalyan divas" at Sri
Ram Shranam Bhavan. Nearly 85 sweaters and 25
pairs of shoes were distributed among poor
students, according to Dr Jatinder Dev Verma.
mela: A four-day Amardeep mela organised at
Amardeep Singh Shergill Memorial College,
Mukandur, 15 km from here to commemorate the
founding of the college, concluded here on
Friday. Various competitions were organised.
Parents of the late Amardeep Singh Shergill
presided over the function, according to Mr S.
Arwan Singh, Principal of the college.
development: The Welfare Minister, Mr Sarwan
Singh Phillaur, while addressing a public meeting
at Bhangalkalan village on Sunday said the Badal
Government had decided to spend Rs 4.35 crore on
rural development in the next financial year. A
sum of Rs 220 crore was spent on the welfare of
the Scheduled Castes and Backward Class people.
CWC member: Former Legislator and Pradesh
Congress Organising Secretary, Satwant Singh Mohi
has welcomed the nomination of Natwar Singh on
the Central Working Committee.
The local Kaysth Sabha organised a medical camp
at Chitra Modern School under the presidentship
of Mr P.N. Bhatnagar. A team of ENT doctors
examined the students.
Two killed: Two brothers, Kanwal Pal Singh
(10) and Haras Pal Singh (12), son of Ajaib Singh
of Bahmana village were killed on Saturday when
their tractor-trolley collided with a truck. The
driver of the truck has been arrested.
Lions club: The local Lions Club has
distributed sweaters, shawls, books and shoes
among the poor students of Government Primary
School, near the court complex. The DSP, Mr
Gurnam Singh Sidhu, presided over the function.