Arrested: Narayan Singh Ghattianwali, Paramjit Singh “Channu” Mahalam and Jangir Singh Arayianwala were arrested for smuggling poppy husk from Rajasthan , sources said on Thursday. They were booked under the NDPS Act after 34 kg of poppy husk was seized from them.
Contest: Frankfinn Mr Singh International contest, to be organised by the Akal Purukh Ki Fauj, will be held in Amritsar on December 15. The audition for the contest will start from October 21. This was stated by Jaswinder Singh, member, SGPC here on Thursday.
Ban order: District magistrate Kahan Singh Pannu on Thursday imposed Section 144, CrPC, banning the holding of protest rallies and dharnas. The district magistrate banned the gathering of five or more persons, raising of slogans, meetings and rallies. The orders would remain imposed till December.
Found dead: A newly-born girl was found dead at Maisar Khana village, near here, on Thursday. This is the fourth incident of a child being found either dead or abandoned in the district. A case had been registered in this connection.
Body found: A local welfare association reportedly found the body of a man on the Bathinda-Dabwali railway line, 40 km from here, on Thursday. The body was identified as that of Rajinder Kumar of Kalan Wali village.
Dhadi darbar: The Shiromani Dhadi Sabha and the Guru Kashi Dhadi Kavishar Sabha organised their first state-level dhadi darbar at Joga Nand village near here on Thursday. President of the SGPC Avtar Singh was the chief guest while Jathedar Balwant Singh Nandgarh presided over it. Baljinder Singh and Makhan Singh Bhaura, president and general secretary, Guru Kashi Dhadi Kavishar Sabha, also presented their views.
Body found: Body of a married woman, Amandeep Kaur, was found in mysterious circumstances in the house of her in-laws at Kala village here on Wednesday night. Police has sent the body to Phillaur civil hospital for postmortem examination to ascertain the cause of death.
Sports club meeting: A meeting of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sports Club of village, Ghulal, was held under the president ship of Taranjeet Singh Ghulal, its president in which it was decided to hold yearly tournament on November 28-29-30. In the sports mela, the events of the sports as Kabaddi of all types,volleyball , shooting, athletics, bullock-cart races, dog races and dastar bandi of children will be the main attraction, said Ninda Ghulalia, press secretary, in the local civil rest house.
New scheme: The government has started a scheme for encouraging games and sports among village youths which would be implemented through mahila mandals and yuvak mandals who will select and prepare project reports for encouraging five popular sports of their area and they would be provided financial help through the Nehru Yuva Kendras. District youth co-ordinater Som Datt Zard said this at a social service camp organised by the Nehru Yuva Kendra at Bhadrog near Ghumarwin on Wednesday. Yuva mandal, Bhadrog, and yuva mandal, Marhana, were declared the best yuva mandals in the camp and given prizes.