Arrested: The CIA staff on Thursday arrested a drug trafficker, Asha Rani, and her daughter Rajni and seized 400 gm of smack from them. The CIA staff intercepted them near Diwankhera village on the Sriganganagar-Abohar road and a search led to the recovery of 400 gm of smack. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.
Introduced: Guru Nanak Dev University has introduced environmental studies as a compulsory subject at the undergraduate level from the current academic session. Moreover, private candidates will not be eligible for MA music (vocal and instrumental) from this academic session. This was stated by R.S. Bawa, registrar.
Doctors’ meet: Doctors of this town participated in a meet organised by the State Bank of Patiala, Bathinda, with regard to its products. N.K. Mehta, deputy general manager, presided over the meet.
One booked for duping: The district police has booked Hans Raj Kalsi under various sections of IPC and Immigration Act for allegedly duping Rajwinder Singh, son of Ujjagar Singh of village Satnaur, of Rs 52000 on the pretext of sending him to Lebanon.
Woman arrested with liquor: The Tanda police claim to has arrested Neelam, a resident of local Ward 8, and seized 4500 ml illicit liquor from her possession. A case under various sections of the Excise Act has been registered against her.
Youth commits suicide: Upset over domestic problems Vadesh Kumar, son of Babu Ram of Pareeka (Mukerian), committed suicide by hanging himself with the ceiling fan at his residence on Thursday.
2 killed in road mishaps: Two persons were killed, while one sustained injuries in two different road accidents here on Thursday. One of the victim, who has been identified as Bajinder Partap was on a motorcycle with his brother-in-law Aditya. The motorcycle was hit by a Tata Indica Car between Phagwara and Goraya. Bajinder died on the spot, while Aditya chand was taken to the civil hospital. In another incident an unidentified person was killed on the spot when a speeding vehicle hit him near Chiherru on Phagwara-Jalandhar national highway today.
Probe sought: The Alpine Region Welfare Council has sought a probe into the ongoing unauthorised and illegal constructions in Dalhousie. The council has noticed that the structures were being raised in the green patches secretely even during the night hours under the nose of local civic body and the functionaries of the government. The council’s press note revealed that it would move the court if the local civic body did not adhere to curb the menace of constructions.
Suicide: A married woman committed suicide by putting herself ablaze on Wednesday. Rajani(23), who was married to Rajesh, reportedly had some argument with her husband after which she put herself ablaze in Baletov village. She was taken to the local zonal hospital, which referred her to Dharamsala. Rajni, however, succumbed to her injuries on the way to Dharamsala.
Drowned: Daljeet Kumar of Bani panchayat was drowned in a well in his village on Wednesday. According to sources, Daljeet (38) was trying to fix a pump in the well, which was covered from the top. He felt unconscious due to oxygen scarcity and fell into the well. By the time his family members and villagers extricated him from the well he had died.