Dumping site: SAD councillor Vijay Nagpal lambasted officials, during a meeting of the municipal council, for ignoring instructions from Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on removing a garbage dumping site. Nagpal later produced the letter in which the CM had clearly directed that the dumping site be removed within seven days as the residents had complained of unbearable pollution for the past so many years.
New director: Gurmeet Singh Butter has been appointed director of the local regional station of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). Butter was working as senior crop scientist in the regional station before becoming its director.
Rail mishap: Hundreds of rail passengers travelling in Nanded Sahib-bound 2716DN Sachkhand Express had a miraculous escape when a speeding Scarpio (PB-46E-002) rammed into the running train after breaking through the closed level crossing near Gohawar, between Goraya and Phagwara, on Tuesday. Railway Sources said the Scorpio was smashed in the mishap. However, its driver jumped out and escaped. A case has been registered.
Youth held for raping minor: The police has arrested Balli Kumar, a resident of of Kirpa Nagar locality, for allegedly abducting and repeatedly raping a minor girl here on Wednesday. SHO Sarwan Singh Bal said the accused abducted the victim on May 11. he was taking her to various places and raping her on the assurances of the marriage. The Police has also recovered the minor girl.
Two killed: Two unidentified persons were run over by two trains near Chaheru and Goraya railway stations on Monday night. The dead bodies have been sent to the Civil Hospital for postmortem examination.
Tyres stolen: Miscreants allegedly stole around 32 tyres of trucks and buses from the shop of M/s Arihant Steels at Moonak on Tuesday night. The police said on Wednesday that the tyres were worth Rs 3.75 lakh. A case has been registered.
Suicide: A 21-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of theLudhiana-Jakhal passenger train near Bahadur Singh Wala village, about 7 km from here, on Tuesday night.According to the local Railway police, the youth seemed to be a migrant from Bihar. Investigations are on under Section 174,CrPC.
SAPLINGS: In the court complex of the Tehsil Office, Judicial office and SDM Courts, the Van Mahotsava was celebrated on Wednesday. Baldev Krishan, reader to SDM Samrala planted saplings. On this occasion, the Naib Tehsildar Hira Lal congratulated the employees who took keen interest for planting saplings.
Appeal: The farmers of Kihar area in Salooni tehsil of Chamba have panicked as a disease has hit their tomato crop. The farmers reported that about 3,000 tomato plants had been affected which has caused losses to them. They have urged the state government to help them.
Expenditure: Vice-president of the State Forest Corporation Raghu Raj on Wednesday said Rs 22 cr had been incurred in the past three years under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan in Solan to bring qualitative changes in education. He said 154 schools were provided with drinking water facilities, adding that fencing walls had been set up in 94 schools and 450 toilets constructed.