ASI nabbed: A Vigilance team has nabbed an ASI Karamjit Singh red handed for taking bribe from Jagir Kaur of the same village. He is chowki in charge of Buttar Kalan under Mehta police station of Majitha police district. Mangal Singh, a brother of the Jagir Kaur, in a complaint to the Vigilance department, said that Karamjit was demanded Rs 8,000 from his sister to release a scooter, which they lifted from her house.
Protest rally: On the call of the Punjab Students’ Union, students, including girl students, of ITIs and Polytechnics went on a two-day strike on Tuesday to protest against the proposed selling of technical institutions by bringing them under the Society Act. They also voiced their concern at not filling the vacant posts and not holding the annual sports and cultural programmes. The students led by Hardip Singh, president, Students’ Union of Government Polytechnic, held a rally in front of their institutions and blocked vehicular traffic for more than an hour on the Hoshiarpur-Jalandhar road. Sukhjit Pal Dhat and Kulwinder Singh Chahal, both student leaders, condemned the state government for its “anti-student policies”.
THIEF HELD: The local police has arrested Om Shanker, local resident, for committing theft. The accused allegedly entered the house of Tejinder Kumar of Mohalla Hargobindpura, Jagraon, on Tuesday night and stole an earring and a wrist watch, but the people of the locality nabbed him and handed him over to the police after thrashing him.
COP INJURED: Constable Jaspal Singh was injured in an accident involving a car and an auto-rickshaw on the GT Road near the gate of Gurusar Kaonke on Tuesday. The local police has registered a case against Amarjit Singh of Patti Kakar, Tihara, on the complaint of Rajinder Singh of Botta Singh Wala, Patiala.
VOTER ID CARDS: A special campaign for the preparation of electronic voter identity cards for residual voters in the Jagraon constituency is scheduled to commence on November 11 and will continue till December 9. Mr Gurpreet Singh Khaira, Electoral Registration Officer-cum-SDM, has appealed to the residents to get their voter identity cards made.
Blood donated: As many as 72 NCC cadets donated blood at a camp organised by the Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh NCC Directorate here on Tuesday. It was conducted in collaboration with the General Hospital, Sector 16. The blood donation drive will continue for the next two days.
Medical camp: To mark the adoption of Alipur village, near here, by the Air Force Station, High Grounds, a free medical camp was organised. The camp was inaugurated by the Station Commander, Gp Capt B.K. Sood. The president of the local chapter of AFWWA, Ms Preetika Sood, distributed food among children and women of the village.
Elected: Brig Sant Singh (retd) has been elected president of the Chandigarh chapter of the Indian Ex-Services League. Other office-bearers are Col Malkiat Singh (senior vice-president), Sub Maj Ram Kumar (vice-president), Sqn Ldr G S Deol (general secretary), Hony Capt Sadhu Singh (joint secretary), Lt Col Birbal Sharma (publicity secretary) and Hav Dalbara Singh (treasurer).
Office-bearers: The following have been nominated office-bearers of the Welfare Association, Sector 44-C : president — Mr Ram Mittal; vice-president— Mr Malkiat Singh; general secretary — Mr V.K. Chowdhary; joint secretary — Mr Kulwant Singh; cashier — Mr O.P. Gautam; legal adviser — Mr J.S.Sandhu; and executive members — Mr A.P.Kaushal, Mr Sardul Singh and Mr Roshan Lal.
Nagar Kirtan: A nagar kirtan will be organised on Friday in connection with the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. According to Mr Joginder Singh Sondhi, president of the Gurdwara Coordination Committee, the nagar kirtan would start from Gurdwara Gobindsar and would terminate at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Phase XI.
Dalhousie Kumarhatti Nurpur