One booked: The Garhshankar police booked Jaswant Singh, alias Vicky, of Chack Malan (Mahilpur) on the complaint of Daljit Singh of Mazara Dingrian under Sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120 B of the IPC. Daljit Singh alleged that Jaswant Singh had sold his property worth Rs 50,000 on a fake power of attorney.
Govt grant: The Deputy Commissioner said grant of Rs 1.94 crore given by the Punjab Government for old age pension, orphan children, besides others had been sent to gram panchayats through nodal banks. More than Rs 1.13 core had been given to 45,460 beneficiaries of old age pension, Rs 27.24 lakh to widows and destitute women, Rs 17.80 lakh to orphan children and Rs 16.35 lakh to physically challenged.
One killed: Mr Rajinder Singh of Manjhpur village (Mukerian) died of electrocution at Mukerian Sugar Mill on Wednesday.According to sources, Rajinder Singh, a welder working under a contractor in the sugar mill, was accidentally electrocuted.
Seminar: A district-level seminar would be organised at local Green View Park on December 2 to create awareness against drug abuse, according to the Assistant Commissioner. Awards of Rs 2,000, Rs 1500 and Rs 1,000 would be given to students who stood first, second and third respectively in the painting competitions. A Red Cross fair would also be organised on the occasion.
BBMB flayed: Mr Kamal Chaudhry, former MP and member, Political Affairs Committee of SAD (B), condemned the BBMB for terminating the services of 63 daily-wage employees of Nangal Dam division. In a press note here today, Mr Chaudhry said the state government was making claims to regularise the services of ad-hoc employees while snatching bread from families of 63 daily-wage employees, who had been serving between the past 10 to 20 years. These employees were demanding regularisation of their services for which they had also submitted their charter of demands to BBMB authorities.
Shifting camps: Mr Harinder Singh, general secretary, and Mr Avtar Singh Sangha, national council member of the Lok Bhalai Party joined the Congress in the presence of Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, President, PPCC at Chandigarh on Wednesday, according to party sources.