Man arrested with poppy husk: The Behram police arrested Manjit Singh and seized 8 kg of poppy husk from his possession at Ladian village, near here, on Wednesday. As per sources, a police team, led by SHO Gurdip Singh, had laid a naka on the Ladian-Katarian road. The policemen signalled a scooterist who was going to Mahilpur from Banga. The scooterist tried to speed away but was intercepted by the policemen on duty after a brief chase. During the search operation, the police seized 8 kg of poppy husk from the dicky of the scooter.
Theft: National saving certificates, kisan vikas patars and stamps worth Rs 4000 were stolen from a sub post office located in Paras Ram Nagar of this town. Police sources said the theft took place on the night of Tuesday. A case has been registered.
Robbery: Robbers looted nickel and copper wires reportedly worth about Rs 1 lakh from a factory located on the Nabha road here on the night of Tuesday. According to information, a complaint has been lodged with the police that some robbers entered forcibly in Sunrise Oil Mills. They beat up the chowkidar and three other employees of the factory and locked them up in a room.
Plea: The Gazetted Educational School Services Association, Punjab , has urged education minister Upinderjit Kaur to adopt seniority-cum-merit policy while making appointments of school cadre officials in the state.
Rising prices: Beating empty tins, the activists of district units of the CITU, Punjab Kisan Sabha and Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union, took out a protest march in the town here on Wednesday to raise voice against the rising prices.
Blood donation: The NSS unit of the Doaba Institute of Engineering and Technology, in collaboration with the Rotary Club, Garhshankar, organised a blood donation camp on the campus on Wednesday. Dr Baljit Singh Kapoor, director, Doaba Group of Technical Institutes, was the first one to donate blood.
Labourer dies: Labourer Shiv Kumar died at a brick-kiln in Manawali village after he was bitten by a snake on Tuesday. He was brought to the civil hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Relief: The local District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Airtel, Bharti Tele-Ventures Mobile, Mohali, to pay Rs 5,000 as compensation and Rs 1,000 as litigation expenses to Mukesh Kumar for deficiency in service and unfair trade practice. Mukesh , who is an advocate, said though he had been denied the outgoing calls facility on the pretext of non-submission of identity proof for only three days, but it caused a lot of harassment to him.