Elected: S.S. Chhina, security officer, Guru Nanak Dev University, has been unanimously elected as chairman of the Punjab Police Pensioners Welfare Association for the sixth consecutive time. He was elected chairman at the general body meeting held here on Saturday.
Bijli Darbar: As many as 135 complaints of power consumers were solved at the Bijli Darbar held at Bhagta Bhai Ka in this district on Saturday. J.S. Sekhon, member, distribution (PSEB), presided.
Dowry cases: The Sadar and Mukerian police registered two cases of harassment and torture against in-laws for dowry. As per Gurinder Kaur, one of the victims in Chhauni Kalan, her husband Amandeep Singh and mother-in-law Kulvir Kaur tortured and maltreated her for more dowry. The Sadar police registered a case against the son and the mother. In the second case Meenu of Railway Colony, Bhangala, has a same story against her husband Ravinder Kumar, father-in-law Bachan Lal and mother-in-law Lajaya Devi. A cse has been registered.
20,400 take CET: Nearly 20,400 candidates appeared for the CET conducted by Punjab Technical University at various centres in the region today. Candidates seeking admission to engineering, architecture and pharmacy colleges of the state appeared at 73 centres of the region.
CHEQUE PRESENTED: Parliamentry secretary and MLA of Khanna, Bikramjeet Singh Khalsa, presented a cheque for Rs 30,000 to Nasib Singh for the treatment of his son Kulbir Singh at a sangat darshan programme on Friday. The youth, who belongs to a very poor family, has been unconscious for the past two months. Kulbir Singh is the only son of Nasib Singh. Mr Khalsa had helped the family earlier also. The villagers are also helping the sick youth. Mr Khalsa said the money had been given from the quota of Punjab Chief Minister. Several persons from Bhathan, Saidpura, Kotla Badla Bhari Mohan Majra, Luhar Majra and Bhamian villages presented their problems to the parliamentary secretary at the sangat darshan. Mr Khalsa announced that a dispensary will be constructed and primary school at Bhamian village will be upgraded to middle level and village sports clubs will be given grants soon.
Sarv Sikhya Abhian: Sarv Sikhiya Abhiyan: A 12-day seminar is being organised under the Sarv Sikhiya Abhiyan at Government Senior Secondary School, Khamano, under the command of co-ordinator-cum-resource person Darshan Singh Ghuman. As many as 70 primary and 63 up to primary teachers are participating in the seminar. Teachers are being given training in modern techniques of education, computer education, civil services rules, education of girls, health education and traffic rules. Principal Sharanjit Singh, lecturer Satwinder Kaur, lecturer Amarjit Kaur Litt and lecturer Sunila Joshi, are also participating in this seminar as resource persons.
VISIT: Balwant Singh Shergill, ADC (D), Fatehgarh Sahib, visited block development and panchayat office at Khamano on Saturday and took stock of the development schemes of different development works. He gathered information about Punjab Nirman Scheme, rural dispensary, school roads to deras and ordered the offices concerned to complete development works as soon as possible. He also directed them to send him the certificates of completed works. He planted five saplings of different trees at the office and appealed to the workers to plant more saplings. BDPO, Khamano, Baljit Singh Kainth, panchayat officer Balwinder Singh, superintendent Rajinder Kaur, secretary Lakhvir Singh, Gurdeep Singh and Nahar Kheri were also present with staff on the occasion.
On guard: In the wake of threatening letter received by a mediaman in
Phagwara, search operations were carried out on the second consecutive day today by the local police, GRP and BSF personnel on the railway station, local bus stand, Hanumangarhi Temple among other places in the city. The luggage of passengers was also checked.