Documentary on Partition: “The Sky Below,” a documentary on Partition by US film-maker Sarah Singh, was screened for the first time at the Thakur Singh Art Gallery here on Friday.According to K.S.Pannu, DC-cum-chairman, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, the film depicts a cross-section of history and culture across time and places- Kutch to Kashmir and Karachi to the Khyber Pass. The film won the Best Film Debut Award at Film South-Asia in Kathmandu last October.
Three brothers hurt in shooting: Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Bal Kalan village, and his two brothers Major Singh and Kulwinder Singh were seriously injured when they were shot at by Laxman Singh and his associates when they were having lunch at their shop situated on the Majitha Road here on Friday. They were admitted to Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital here. A case under Sections 307/34, IPC, and 27/54/59, Arms Act, has been registered. Both accused have been arrested and the weapon recovered.
Arrested: The police nabbed Kulwant Kaur, a resident of the Government Seed Farm, here on Friday under the NDPS Act on recovery of 6 gm smack from her possession. The police also arrested Vijay Kumar and Major Singh, of Tibba Panjpeer and Gurnam Singh, of Government Seed Farm colony, but the nature of their crime was not known at the time of their arrest.
Death: Santokh Singh, a resident of Daulatpura village, who had received injuries in a road mishap on Wednesday, died at the civil hospital on Thursday. Mandeep Popli, who also had been injured as some vehicle hit his motorcycle on Malout road, had been referred to Sriganganagar, sources added.
Annual Day : Wonderful performance by the tiny tots on the themes of sex determination, non-violence and drugs marked the annual day at the Blooming Buds School, on Friday. Mahak Kapoor and Anmol Arora were crowned as the best girl and boy model, respectively. Member of Parliament, Paramjeet Kaur Gulshan, who was the chief guest on the occasion, distributed the prizes to the winning students.
Children’s Day : NRM Holy Heart School, Budhlada, celebrated the Children’s Day in a unique way by inviting grandparents and sharing their experience. Forgetting their age and fitness problems, a large number of senior citizens took part in a variety of programmes including sports meet, musical chair and other competitions organised for them by the students. Earlier on the day, the SG Public School also celebrated the Children’s Day in the rose garden by remembering ‘Chacha Nehru’ .
Abduction : Pawan Kumar of Aggarwal street, Sirki bazaar here in his report to the police alleged that one Ashwani Grover of Ajit road, his mother Sudesh Rani, his brother Ashwani Kumar and one Shakti Mittal abducted his daughter Lovely on Thursday.Police sources said the complainant in his complaint lodged on Thursday said that the accused abducted his daughter on Wednesday night and were absconding.The Kotwali police has registered the case under sections 363, 366 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code.
Snake bite: A child died of a snake bite here on Friday. Lakhwinder Singh (9) of village Aliana was bitten by a poisonous snake in the wee hours on Friday while he was sleeping along with his parents in the courtyard of their house. He died soon after, Swaran Singh, father of the boy said.
Child labourer rescued: SDM Raghbir Kaur Khaira, on Friday, rescued a minor girl who worked as a domestic help in two houses in Phase 3B2, Mohali, in violations of the rules. The SDM raided three houses and rescued Shakuntala who was sent to the local civil hospital for a medical examination. Khaira said child labour was an offence and offenders would be asked to pay a fine of Rs 40,000 apart from imprisonment for three months.
Auction: An auction for availing reserve vehicle registration numbers of the PB 65 - F series will be held in the district transport office on November 30. According to a press release, interested persons can apply for these numbers on any working day and give a demand draft for taking part in the auction. The highest bidder will have to get the vehicle registered within seven days.
Certificates given: As many 28 students of tailoring and dress making course were awarded certificates in a function organised by Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), Mohali, at its field office in Roorki Pukhta village. Dildar Khan, director of the sansthan, Anand Mohan Sharma, deputy director of the sansthan, Gurmukh Singh, panchayat member of the village, Ravinder Singh, sarpanch of Bhago Majra village were present.
Workshop: Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences organised an interactive workshop for the future information technologists with USA delegates on Thursday. Over 200 students of computer and IT and all the faculty members of the department participated in the session.
HSEB employees protest: The HSEB Workers’ Union protested against the suspension of a junior engineer on Friday. They alleged they had been directed by senior officials to take action against the defaulters but when JE Pravin Kumar disconnected the meter of a defaulter, he was suspended as the defaulter was related to a politician. They said if the suspension order is not cancelled by Saturday, then power supply to offices under Ambala circle would remain closed on Monday.
Tax evader fined: A team of the Excise and Taxation Department caught a trader at Suharghat barrier with jewellery worth Rs 3.2 lakh on which no tax had been paid. A fine of Rs 70,200 was charged from him on the spot. Trader Dharam Singh was coming from Amritsar in his car with jewellery. He tried to run away when he was signalled to stop the vehicle. He was later caught and tax evasion detected.