1 killed, 27 injured: The driver of a bus was killed and 27 passengers were injured, three of them seriously, in separate accidents in the Sriganganagar area on Tuesday. According to sources, a bus collided head-on with a tractor-trailer near a village. Two persons were seriously injured in the accident. In another accident, a bus coming from Khajuwala collided with a truck. Driver of the bus Darshan Singh succumbed to his injuries.
Three dead: A sadhu (60) was run over by the Haridwar-Kalka express train as he fell on the track while boarding it, sources said on Wednesday. In another incident, Harpal (58) of Ummewala village died reportedly after consuming insecticide on Wednesday. Pardeep Kumar (20) was electrocuted while he was working at a tubewell in the fields in the Ghamoodwali area.
Students honoured: Pre primary and primary departments of L.R.S. DAV Senior Secondary Model School organised a programme here on Wednesday. The students who had excelled in exams, sports and cultural activities at the national level were honoured at the function.
‘Raise age bar’: A meeting of Punjab Government Senior Employees Association (PGSEA) was held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Charan Singh Balewal and secretary Gurcharan Singh Walia of Gurdaspur. The members unanimously appealed to the Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal to raise the retirement age of government employees from 58 years to 60 years on Central government pattern.
INAUGURATED: Fullerton India Credit Company Ltd. (FICCL), a capitalised non-banking finance company, set up its branch in Sector 8, here, on Wednesday. The branch was inaugurated by Haryana Governor Dr A.R. Kidwai. G.S. Sundararajan, CEO of the company, said the company was planning to set up 500 branches across India by the end of this year.
Lightning kills 60 animals: Sixty sheep and goats belonging to a shepherd family perished in lightning during a thunderstorm in the far-flung Sawayee village in Bharmour tribal subdivision of Chamba district on Monday. Resident commissioner of Bharmour N.K. Lath said a team of revenue officials went to the site for carrying out relief and rescue operations. He said an amount of Rs 50,000 was given to the affected person as relief.
Plea to fix cable rates: The All-India Senior Citizens Forum has urged the local administration to fix reasonable rates for the cable network operating in Chamba district. Regional vice-president of the All-India Senior Citizens Forum P. C. Oberoy asserted here Wednesday that different rates were being charged by certain cable operators working in the area.
SHIMLA Power staff hail decision: The state electricity board employees on deputation with the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) have hailed the decision of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to reconsider the decision to take back the 700-MW Luhri hydroelectric project. The State Electricity Board Deputationists Union (SJVN) said the state as well as employees of the board would benefit if the project was allotted to the nigam.
Power staff hail decision: The state electricity board employees on deputation with the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) have hailed the decision of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to reconsider the decision to take back the 700-MW Luhri hydroelectric project. The State Electricity Board Deputationists Union (SJVN) said the state as well as employees of the board would benefit if the project was allotted to the nigam.