Notice to Punjab on ex-servicemen’s plea
Change in eligibility norms for post of DSWO
Chandigarh, August 4
The ex-servicemen community in Punjab is upset with the recent change in eligibility criterion for the post of District Sainik Welfare Officer
(DSWO) and Deputy Director Sainik Welfare as it restricts officers of the rank of Major as well as Short Service Commission officers for applying to the said posts.
Farmers’ bodies announce agitation plan
Sangrur, August 5
To oppose the acquisition of agricultural land and compel the state government to scrap the notification, regarding acquisition of land in
Dhaula, Sangherra and Fatehgarh Chhanna villages in the Barnala subdivision, a high-level meeting of the nine farmer organisations yesterday drew up an agitation plan.
Attempt to abort foetus
Bathinda, August 5
Following a tip-off, a team led by Deputy Commissioner, Mr Rahul Bhandari today raided Thukral Nursing Home at Civil Lines and foiled a lady doctor's bid to abort the foetus of a woman. The raiding team comprised the Civil Surgeon, Mr Dilip Kumar, and the DSP (City), Mr Ashish
Boy kills mother
Abohar, August 5
A minor boy allegedly killed his mother with sharp-edged weapon at Siyagawali village in the Sriganganagar area yesterday.
3 held for murder
Ropar, August 5
The CIA staff of the Ropar police today arrested three persons, including a
history-sheeter and a retired Army man, for murdering a 60-year-old man, Harjit Singh, following a land dispute. The suspects drowned the body of Harjit Singh after chopping his head with spade in a canal passing through Bhojau Majra village near Morinda town on July 18.
Clerk held with bribe money
Kharar, August 5
A registry clerk working in the tehsil complex was caught red-handed by officials of the Vigilance Bureau while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 here yesterday.
Teachers protest over suspension order
Abohar, August 5
Hundreds of teachers working in private aided schools and colleges today boycotted work and held a rally to express their resentment over the “illegal, arbitrary and vindictive” act of the managing committee of Singh Sabha Kanya Pathshala headed by Mr Jaspinder Singh Jakhar, general secretary of the PPCC.