Dead: Chairman of Guru Nanak AV Senior Secondary School and Guru Nanak Mahila College Milakh Raj Angi died after a prolonged illness on Monday at a New Delhi hospital. He was associated with many other social and religious organisations. Angi, better known as ‘Topiwala’, began his career as an ordinary vendor but emerged as a multi-millionaire sweetmeat dealer in the region.
Transfer policy: The PCMS Specialist Doctors’ Association, Punjab, has condemned the Health Department for adopting a “pick-and-choose policy” in the transfers of doctors. A meeting of the association’s senate was held on Sunday. — TNS
Counselling: Guru Nanak Dev University on Tuesday released the counselling schedule for MET-2007/PAM-CAT-2007 to be held on July 17 for admission to two-year MBA course and three-year MCA course in the affiliated institutions of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; Punjabi University, Patiala; and Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar for the academic session 2007-08.
Boy drowns: Pargat Singh, a student and a resident of Dan Singh Wala village of this district, drowned while taking a bath in a tank of the water works on Monday evening. Though some people reportedly tried to save Pargat, they did not succeed. After a rescue operation stretching for one-and-a-half hours, Pargat was rushed to a private hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Complaint: A group of representatives of the All-India SC/BC/ST Ekta Bhalai Manch, led by Jagdish Rai national president of the manch, met G.P.S. Bhullar, SSP, and complained against the atrocities of the local police for detaining Manpreet Kaur Dhaliwal in illegal confinement on July 21, 2005. They alleged that Manpreet was tortured and demanded registration of the case against the cops. Bhullar assured them of complete justice and invited the representatives for July 12. Manpreet Kaur and Darshan Singh Dhaliwal were also present along with the manch representatives.
Gambling: The police arrested Ashwani Kumar of Mohalla Balochan, Jagraon, on charges of gambling in the Bhanger Gate area and recovered Rs 450. Ashwani Kumar was alluring the people to multiply their money by investing it in number game. A case under the Gambling Act has been registered.
Elected: Sanjeev Jain was re-elected chairman of the Ludhiana chapter of cost accountants, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Other office-bearers were J.L. Chawla, vice-chairman, and Rakesh Sharma, joint secretary.
Accident: Mahant Bharpur, head of the Udasian Dera Gehlewal, met an accident on Monday on his way back from Dera Gehlewal, 5 km from here, to Samrala. His leg was fractured and was sent to Ludhiana after giving first aid at the Civil Hospital, Samrala.
Caught taking bribe: A kanoongo was caught redhanded while accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000. Sources said Prabhat Chand had complained that Phoola Singh, posted as kanoongo at Sujanpur, was asking for money for some revenue work.
Boy kidnapped: Bhagwan Singh (21), alias Rinku, of Baya Kuan village under Paonta subdivision has been missing since July 5. The police has registered a case of kidnapping after family members of Bhagwan Singh named four of his friends in a complaint filed with the Paonta Police.