Appointed: The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, has appointed Mr Surinder Singh Bittu as district chairman of the other backward classes section, according to a press note.
Urged: Mr Surinder Kumar Billa, president, All-India Hindu Shiv Sena, has urged the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, and the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, not to pardon Mohammad Afzal Guru, who has been awarded death sentence by the Supreme Court.
Poppy husk seized: The Dasuya police, on a tip-off, arrested Satnam Singh, son of Kewal Singh from Mahallan Chaudhrian, and seized 32 kg poppy husk from him. According to police sources, he was booked under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act.
Blood donation: A blood donation camp was organised by 8 Punjab Battalion NCC cadets from various educational institutions of Phagwara, Phillaur, Nawanshahr and Garhshankar at the local Civil Hospital on Tuesday.As many as 130 staff members and NCC cadets donated blood during the camp that was organised to help those suffering from dengue and blood cancer. Lt-Col I.S. Kohli inaugurated the camp.