Crop insurance: Congress MLA Sunil Jakhar said the union government must offer the crop insurance scheme. Sufficient provision of funds should be made in the annual budget for this purpose.He was speaking at the inauguration of the branch office of an insurance company in the private sector here on Monday. There was also need to cover maximum of population in rural areas under mediclaim policies.
2 minors held: Two minors, aged 16 and 14 years, were caught with 2 kg of heroin seized by the state Special Narcotics Cell in the Sultanwind area here on Monday.According to a spokesman of the cell, the two had been involved in the trade for a long time and were on the scanner. The father and uncle of one of the minors has also been arrested.
Body found: Kulwant Singh Kanta, a truck driver, was found dead near Akali Phula Singh Burj falling under Rambagh police station here on Monday. He was strangled to death by some unidentified looters. A case under Section 302, IPC, has been registered at Rambagh police station. All belongings of the truck driver were reportedly found missing from the spot.
Training camp: A farmers’ training camp for winter crops was organised at the office complex of Punjab Agriculture Department here on Monday. Deputy commissioner V.K. Ohri inaugurated the camp.Addressing the gathering, MP from Sangrur Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa urged the farmers to adopt modern and latest agriculture techniques to make the agriculture profession profit oriented. Ohri, joint director of the department Dr Gurdial Singh, ADC (Development) Harnek Singh, chief agriculture officer, Sangrur, Dr Sukhdev Singh Sandhu, experts from PAU Dr Surjit Singh, Dr G.S. Dhindsa, Dr Hardev Singh Badesha and Dr Jagdev Singh Kular also spoke.
Bhoomi poojan: A bhoomi poojan ceremony for the construction of lawyers’ chambers was performed at the District Courts complex here on Monday. A judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice S.D. Anand, president of the Sangrur District Bar Association Harkewal Singh Sajuma and some others took part in the ceremony. Among others who attended the ceremony included District and Sessions Judge K.K. Garg and MP from Sangrur Sukhdev Singh
4 arrested for stealing diesel: The district police today caught four persons stealing diesel from a tanker at Paragpur village here. The tanker (PB-08-AJ-9766) was on its way to Goraya from Suchi Pind.Those arrested are driver Tarlok Singh, Krishan Kumar, Raman and Vijay Kumar.
Girl abducted: Five unidentified persons abducted Gurpreet Kaur (21), daughter of Balwinder Singh of Jian here on Sunday night. According to the police sources, Gurpreet Kaur along with her mother Harjinder Kaur was returning to her house after attending a marriage at Jalandhar in a hired Maruti car. On the way, near Paldi, five unidentified Gypsy occupants stopped them and bundled Gurpreet Kaur into the Gypsy and fled. A case has been registered.
Chain snatched: Two unidentified motorcycle-borne youths snatched a gold chain from Kulwinder Kaur of local Tibba Sahib, near Prabhat Chowk, on Monday afternoon. According to police sources, Kulwinder Kaur was returning to her house from Prabhat Chowk after purchasing some household articles. On the way two motorcyclists appeared before her and snatched the gold chain from her neck and fled. The Model Town police has registered a case under sections 382 and 34 of the IPC in this connection.
Peking calling: Deputy dean examination of Punjab Technical University Sarabjit Singh has been invited to Peking University, Beijing, to present a paper during an international conference on “Environment and health in 21st century: challenges and solutions” from October 26 to 29. He will present a paper on “Strategies of recycling of effluents of textile processing industries based on physical, chemical and biological treatments”.
Contest winners: Mushtaq Mohammad and Sukhwinder Singh, students of local Government Senior Secondary School have won the second prize in the painting competition and third prize in quiz contest, respectively, at the state-level competitions organised by the Punjab Red Cross Society in Chandigarh on Saturday.