2 injured: Two persons suffered injuries in a mishap which took place near Kotfatta village on the Bathinda-Mansa road on Monday. The incident occurred when motorcycle-borne Nachattar Singh and Kala Singh, on their way to Maur Mandi, collided with a bullock cart. Volunteers of the Sahara Jan Seva took them to a hospital.
Medical camp: The Baba Bala Ji Social Welfare Society organised a medical camp at Government School, Balluana village, in the district on Tuesday. At the camp, organised in the memory of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, hundreds were medically examined. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal, director, Baba Fareed Institute of Higher and Foreign Studies, inaugurated the camp. Dhaliwal also donated Rs 11,000 to the organisation.
Case registered: Hardev Singh, a truck driver, in a complaint to the police, said one Harpal Singh Bajwa along with some persons intercepted his truck and started beating him up on Monday. Police sources said the complainant’s truck hit a cow. The accused intercepted the truck and beat him up, saying he had attempted to kill the cow. The police has registered a case. No arrest has been made so far.
Poppy husk: The Kotfatta police has seized 6 kg of poppy husk from one Nirmal Singh of Chathe Wala village on Monday. Police sources said the accused was carrying a bag full of husk. When the police enquired about the bag, he threw the bag and ran away. A case has been registered under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act.
Cleanliness drive: Fullerton India, one of the country’s largest non-banking finance companies, launched a cleanliness drive with the support of its staff from Nakodar Chowk to Guru Nanak Mission Hospital here today. Senior deputy mayor Kamaljit Singh Bhatia inaugurated the event. G S Sundararajan, MD and CEO said corporate social responsibility is an integral part of the organisation and Jalandhar is a key market. This community environmental programme is our way of reaching out to the people here, he added.
Mass wedding: The Sarab Naujawan Sabha organised mass wedding of 16 poor couples at a function held on the Khera road here today. Inspector-general (zonal) Sanjeev Kalra was the chief guest. Technical education minister Swarana Ram attended a Bhagwati jagran held after the function.The Sarab Naujwan Sabha has organised more than 250 mass weddings of poor couples over the past 16 years. Vice-president Niranjan Singh Bilkhu, Jalandhar Consumers Forum member Surinder Mittal, Block Congress Committee secretary Shiv Kaura and DSP H.P.S. Khakh attended the function.
Camp: An advanced farmers’ training camp was organised by the Agriculture Department under the chairmanship of deputy director of agriculture A.K. Sood to mark World Food Day at Swahan village, around 80 km from here. Addressing around 200 advanced farmers, Sood said 33,000 hectares of land had been brought under cultivation while attempts were being made for diversification of grain and other crops. The camp was also addressed by experts from the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Barthin.
Condemned: The BJP Scheduled Castes Morcha has condemned the Congress government for its alleged failure to check atrocities on Dalits and said 398 false cases had been lodged against Dalit families throughout state. A meeting of the district unit of the morcha was held at the Circuit House here on Tuesday. District morcha election in charge Amarjit Singh said the government had posed more difficulties to Dalits instead of solving their problems.