Opium seized: The Tapa police seized 250 grams of opium from one Haqam Singh near a check-post here on Wednesday. A case has been registered.
Power shutdown: Power will remain shut down in Bathinda and adjoining areas from 10 am to 5 pm on November 16. The 66 KV MES grid feeders will remain closed owing to repair and replacement of equipment.
BSNL dharna: The United Forum of BSNL Executive Associations held a day-long dharna on Wednesday outside the office of the General Manager, Telecom, Bathinda, today. They strongly protested the “arbitrary notification” of Management Trainees Recruitment Rules and demanded its withdrawal.
One killed: In a hit-and-run case, Sunil, a migrant, got killed near village Saida Singh Wala on Tuesday. Rajdev, the relative of the deceased, stated to the police that he and the deceased were crossing the road near village Saida Singh Wala, when a Maruti car hit them and ran away from the spot. In the mishap, Sunil died on the spot.
DPS cricket: DPS Bathinda defeated DPS Amritsar by seven wickets on the third day of Inter DPS North Zone I (under-14) cricket matches, on Wednesday. In another match between DPS Jammu and DPS Rohtak, the latter managed a narrow win. The final would be played between DPS Bathinda and DPS Rohtak at 9:30 at the DPS ground tomorrow.
Ashoka High School : The management of Ashoka High School celebrated Children's Day by distributing school dresses and stationary amongst the needy students.
Seminar: The State branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) will organise a seminar on female feticide on the theme of ‘Doctors for Daughter’ to create social awareness against female foeticide, infanticide and abandoning of girl child at the local Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College on November 18. The seminar will be presided over by Punjab health minister Luxmi Kanta Chawla.
BJP meet: A meeting of the district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was organised here on Wednesday. District BJP president Suraj Kumar Chhabra presided over the meeting. Addressing the meeting, he said that after the protest against hike in power tariff, the party would now stage protest against the hike in stamp duty. Hardev Singh, district press secretary, Kulwant Singh Burj, Lachhman Dass, Atma Singh, Sukhdev Singh and others, also addressed the meeting.
D.S. Grewal, DC, Patiala, inaugurates a blood donation camp at GCG in Patiala on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
BSNL employees protest: Agitated over the alleged failure of the BSNL authorities in accepting their long-standing demands, the BSNL officers held a dharna in front of the post office gate on Wednesday. The sit-in was organised by the united forum of BSNL Executives’ Association, Patiala, and was supported by the Sanchar Nigam Executives’ Association, Patiala-India and the All India Graduate Engineers’, Telecom Officers Patiala.
Protest: The Veterinary Pharmacists’ Union of district Patiala staged a dharna in front of the deputy director office on Wednesday in support of their long-pending demands. President of the union Iqbal Singh Dhindsa said the main demand was to change the cadre of veterinary pharmacist as veterinary inspector, among others.
Painting exhibition: A painting exhibition by Jagannath Kalia was organised in the Fine Arts Gallery of Kala Bhawan, Punjabi University, on Tuesday. The exhibition, in which more than 150 paintings have been put on display, was inaugurated by Satwant Kaur Boparai. The works pertain to Indian classical music and Punjabi conventional culture. A series of the paintings represent villages, games, daily chores like sleeping, singing, dancing, and education. The exhibition will remain open till November 30.
Meeting: The divisional forest officer, Patiala, organised the first meeting of the executive body of the Forest Development Agency at Van Chetna Kendra, on Tuesday. The agency is registered under the Societies Registration Act headed by the conservator of forests, south circle, Patiala and will work at the district level. The main objective of the agency is decentralisation, decision making at grass root level and public participation in the management of forests.
Bal Bhavan: A function was held at Bal Bhavan in Ambala City. Mohammad Shayin, deputy commissioner, Ambala, paid floral tributes to Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru on the occasion.
DAV Senior Secondary School: A function was held to mark to the birth anniversary of first prime minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru at DAV Senior Secondary School, Ambala City.
Kendriya Vidyalaya: An exhibition was held on the occasion of Children’s Day at Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1.
Major RN Kapoor DAV Senior Secondary School: A fancy dress competition was held at Major RN Kapoor DAV Senior Secondary School, Ambala Cantt.