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Congress MLA criticises govt:
Congress MLA Sunil Jakhar has alleged that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was not implementing development programmes beyond Lambi, his constituency. He also accused the jathedars in Killianwali village of uprooting BPL families, who had been allotted residential plots under the Indira Awas Yojna by the previous Congress government. Dalits are now repeatedly thronging government offices to avail of benefits under the shagun and pension schemes, he added. 

Man commits suicide:
Jagtar Singh, a resident of Vaironangal falling under Kathunangal police station in Amritsar (Rural), allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide. He was admitted in a local private hospital where he died late Sunday evening. The police has booked two persons Harvinder Singh and Ravinder Singh, both residents of Chawinda Devi village,on a statement of Avtar Singh, brother of the deceased, under Section 306, 34, IPC. Avtar in his complaint alleged that the deceased had illicit relations with an aunt of the accused persons who used to threaten him of dire consequences. Jagtar consumed pesticide on October 20 after which he was admitted to a private hospital here.

Burglars decamped with 220 grams of gold, 200 grams of silver and Rs 25,000 in cash from the house of Major Sharma, situated on Bibi Wala Road here on Monday. Investigating officer ASI Jugraj Singh said the owners were out of the city for the past two days when the incident took place. They came to know about the theft after returning on Monday. 

Dead: A body identified as that of Angrej Singh (55) was found floating in a river in Gobindpura village, about 15 km from here on Monday. Volunteers of the Sahara Jan Seva, on receiving the information, rushed an ambulance to the spot and with the help of villagers brought the body out of the river. After postmortem at the civil hospital, the body was handed over to the family members.Thana Cantt police has registered a case under Section 174 of CrPC.

Burglary: Jatinder Garg of Sant Nagar in a complaint to the police said Rs 20,000 and ornaments worth Rs 1,60,000 were stolen from his house on Sunday. A case under sections 457 and 380 of IPC has been registered with Kotwali police station. The investigations are  on.

Sangat Darshan: A sub-divisional level sangat darshan programme would be organised at Gahri Butter village and Dhelwa village in block Nathana on November 1 and November 8, respectively.

Appeal: District Congress Committee, Bathinda, (Urban) held a meeting on Monday and appealed to the workers to reach Mansa to observe the martyrdom of Indira Gandhi on October 31. Ashok Kumar, president, district Congress committee, presided over the meeting. At the meeting, Harmander Singh Jassi, MLA, Parminder Singh Pinki, general secretary PPCC, Bittu, grandson of Beant Singh, Pawan Manni and other Congress workers praised the decision of Rajinder Kaur Bhattal to celebrate the day at the state level in Mansa. 

Pharmacists’ demand:
The Punjab State Pharmacists Association president Ravinder Luthra, and district president Ferozepore, Shashi Kant disclosed that Laxmi Kanta Chawla, health minister of Punjab, has invited a panel of pharmacists on October 31 to discuss their demands at Chandigarh.    The main demands of the pharmacists include change of their designation to pharmacy officer after four years, senior pharmacy officer after nine years and chief pharmacy officer after 14 years of service. They are also expecting a grant of 10 per cent risk allowance, patient care allowance, non-dispensing allowance and the right of prescription in the absence of medical officers like in Himachal Pradesh.

Body found:
Decomposed body of Satnam Singh was found near Mal Mazara village on Monday. The deceased was missing since October 3, 2007. Meanwhile, the body has been sent for a postmortem examination.

Patient assaulted:
District police booked two persons, Captain and his brother Manu of Civil Lines locality, on the charge of attacking a person admitted in Civil Hospital.The police said an FIR under sections 307 and 324 was registered on the statement of Vickey Singh of Kot Baba Deep Singh locality near Sodal railway crossing.

Planning board:
The District Kapurthala Planning Board has been reconstituted. According to a notification issued by the planning principal secretary Satish Chander, following are the new members of the board: Balbhadhar Sein Duggal, Jarnail Singh Wahid, Rattan Singh, Mukesh Gupta, Tilak Raj Aggarwal, Raghbir Singh, Mohinder Paul Aggarwal, Amarbir Singh Lally, Kiranjit Singh Bawa, Umesh Dutt Sharda, Bibi Jagir Kaur, Gurdip Singh, H.S. Ghumman, Mukhtiar Singh, Sanjeev Kumar, Shingara Singh, Mahinder Singh and Jathedar Jaimal Singh.

TB awareness:
One undiagnosed or incompletely treated tuberculosis (TB) patient can infect 10 to 15 healthy persons with TB in a year.This was stated by district TB officer Dr Surinder Singla on Monday while addressing a gathering at a programme on “TB awareness through magic show,” organised by the Lions Club, Bhawanigarh (Royal), at Prachin Shiv Mandir at Bhawanigarh, 22 km from here.Area in charge of the Sangrur Assembly constituency Parkash Chand Garg, who was the chief guest, inaugurated the programme and appealed to NGOs to promote TB awareness.



Beaten to death:
A man was beaten to death by three persons at Faugat village in the district. His body has been sent to the civil hospital for post-mortem. According to information, Naresh of Faugat village entered into an altercation with Sonu, Dharmender and Vijender on the issue of drainage of water. The altercation soon changed into a feud and the trio attacked Naresh with batons killing him on the spot.

Karva Chauth:
The local chapter of the Bharat Vikas Parishad organised a function on the occasion of Karva Chauth on Monday at the local Panchayat Bhawan. Kala Sheoran, wife of Deputy Commissioner O. P. Sheoran, was the chief guest while Manju Singh, wife of SP Saurabh Singh, presided over. Several competitions were held on the occasion. Jyoti Arora was adjudged the most beautiful woman while Monica Sardana and Sanjana Sardana got the consolation prizes.

A one-day workshop for SHOs and investigating officers of the district police was held at the mini-secretariat here on Monday. Kaithal chief judicial magistrate Ajay Parasher provided guidance to the investigating officers about various legal aspects and how to tackle the legal hurdles. SSP Anil Kumar and district attorney Ishwar Singh also spoke on the occasion. Anil Kumar highlighted the guidelines which the officers were asked to follow during investigations.

Jagpal of Goyala Khurd village near here sustained bullet injuries when some farmers of Tanda village, under Shamli police station in Uttar Pradesh, fired at him around when he along with his brother Mohan Lal was ploughing the fields in Yamuna basin. Jagpal has been admitted in the civil hospital at Bapoli and is reported to be out of danger. A case has been registered. 


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