Killed: Sat Pal Sharma, an employee at the judicial complex here, was crushed to death on Thursday near village Alamgarh on he Abohar-Sriganganagar road. Sources said he was returning from Sayeedwala village after some official work when his motorcycle was hit by a Punjab Roadways bus, killing him on the spot. The driver of the bus escaped. The police has registered a case.
MEd result: Nimisha Mahajan of DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar, topped the MEd exam of Guru Nanak Dev University held in April, securing 450 marks, while Jyoti Gosai of Ramgarhia College of Education, Phagwara, stood second with 446 marks, a university press note said here on Thursday.
Lok darbar organised: To redress the peopleís grievances at their doorsteps, a lok darbar was organised at Ganduan Kalan village in Bassi Pathana sub-division. Son of local MLA Didar Singh Bhatti, Gurwinder Singh Bhatti, presided over the darbar. In the lok darbar, people came in large numbers to get their grievances redressed, most of them were related to the non-availability of drinking water, electricity, ration cards, blue cards, yellow cards, shortage of teachers in schools, disposal of sewer water, repair of roads, construction of drains.
Memorandum: Members of the Forest Department Field Workers Union submitted a memorandum to the local range officer on Thursday regarding their proposed stir against him on October 12 in protest against th non-acceptance of their demands.
A 15-day-old baby girl was found abandoned by an NGO in a train at the local railway station on Thursday. The baby, named
Sakhshi, was found lying under a seat, wrapped in a towel, on the Delhi-Ferozepur passenger train.
Snatching: An unidentified motorcyclist snatched the purse of a bank employee, containing some cheques at the Bank market here on Thursday. According to police, Alka
Soni, a clerk of Corporation Bank was on her way to the State Bank of Patiala when the crime took place. A case has been registered.
Suicide bid: Rinku (21) attempted suicide by setting himself ablaze near the bus stand here on Thursday. Sources said some persons standing nearby doused the flames and took him to the local civil hospital. Rinku, a rickshaw puller, was stated to be under depression due to his poor economic condition. His condition was stated to be critical as he had received 60 per cent burns.
Arrested: The local police on Thursday arrested four persons for allegedly carrying cattle in a truck without having valid permit to transport the same. The police intercepted the truck on the Goniana road and impounded 13 head of cattle.
Four held: The Amargarh police has arrested Gurpreet Singh, Harinder Singh, Gurtej Singh, all residents of Rangia, and Inderjeet Singh of Punnawala on the charge of forcibly taking away a Maruti Zen car from a resident of Bagrian. The police also seized Rs 42,000 looted from Mohrana village.
Seminar: To make the students aware about AIDS, the Nabha Foundation on Thursday organised a seminar at the local Ripudaman College. Civil Surgeon, Patiala, Usha assured the Foundation of all possible help from the Health Department in this regard. A play was staged to mark the occasion.
Appointed: Dinesh Sharma, a senior lecturer of English, AB College, here was appointed principal of the same college on Thursday. He has been working in the college for the past 23 years.
Poster tearing criticised: The anti-terrorist front criticised the damage to the posters of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Patiala on Thursday. Frontís district president Harpal Singh said they had installed posters of the martyr in various parts of the city to motive the youth with his ideals on the eve of his hundredth birth anniversary. However, on Wednesday, anti-social elements damaged three boards, he added. The president has demanded an inquiry into the incident. He said the front would soon submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister demanding that the photo of Bhagat Singh be printed on the currency notes.
Wildlife awareness rally: Sant Isher Singh Gurmat Academy, Chappar, organised a rally to spread awareness about the need to protect wildlife on Thursday. Earlier, the morning assembly began with the school prayer and the students spoke on various topics related to wild animals and plants. Some teachers shared their views about the protection of wildlife. School principal Annapurna Mathur also delivered a motivational speech.