NGO lauds last rites by daughter: Activists of Savera, an NGO for social awareness, appreciated the relatives of late Lalit Kaalmore of Baitool (Madhya Pradesh), for inspiring his five-year elder daughter Sona to perform the last religious rites of her father who died on May 20 last which she acceded.
Meeting put off: A joint meeting of the coordination committee of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party, which was scheduled to be held on May 25 at the residence of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh, has been postponed due to the Dera Sacha Sauda episode. This was confirmed by Punjab BJP secretary Raj Bhatia while talking to newsmen here on Wednesday.
Woman dies in car mishap: Usha Rani Aggarwal, a resident of Phagwara, died on the spot when the car in which she was travelling dashed against a tree near Chaheru village on Wednesday night. According to police Usha along with her husband and son, was on her way from Jalandhar to Phagwara when the driver of the car lost control over the car and the car dashed against a tree.
Farmer commits suicide: A marginal farmer of Kular Majra village of Barnala district committed suicide by shooting with his licensed revolver on Wednesday, the police said. Jagdev Singh who owned three acres and was said to be suffering from depression due to indebtedness for the last couple of months, they said. A case has been registered.
31 students selected: As many as 31 students of the local Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology (BGIET) have been selected for jobs by the private companies at a two-day campus placement activity, organised at the BGIET a couple of days ago.
Inspected: District drug inspector Sanjiv Kumar on Thursday inspected Arya Medical Agency in Kaula Park, and Arya Medical Hall in Sunami Gate and seized 1,200 injections of oxytocin, 2,700 tablets, 5,650 capsules and 65 bottles of syrups. He said the seized medicines were being used by drug addicts. He said a detailed report would be sent to the state drug controller soon.
Seminar held: A seminar on laser land leveler was organised by the Punjab Agricultural University’s
(PAU) Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Kherri village on Wednesday. Additional deputy commissioner (development) Harnek Singh was the guest of
honour. The function was attended by 95 participants from various government departments, farmers and unemployed youths. Additional director, Extension Education,
PAU, Dr S.P. Mehra emphasised on the need of laser leveler for the use of irrigation water at the field level. Assistant professor (Agriculture Engineering),
KVK, Manpreet Singh said this technology could save irrigation water to the tune of about 25 per cent and ensure better crop stand and improved weed control efficiency.
Chamba Kullu SHIMLA