Defections: Ram Kumar Goyal former MLA here and Surjit Kumar Jyani state vice president of the BJP admitted Avinash Narang former president of the local vegetable and fruit sellers association to the party here on Saturday.
Honoured: Rajinder Kumar Suthar of village Bishanpura was recently honoured for protecting wild-life in an open sanctuary area by the chief guest, finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, at a function held at the Jhamku Devi Senior Secondary School in Dhora Mehrajpur village here.
Protest: Members of Sarv Bharat Naujwan Sabha and All India Students Federation, block Khuyiansarwar assembled at the Nehru Park here on Saturday to pay tributes to martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha.
Celebrated: Former minister Sajjan Kumar Jakhar joined Dev Mittar Ahuja, president of the local Gaushala, Sanatan Dharam Sabha president Pramil Kalani and many others in performing gau-pooja as a part of the Gopashtmi celebrations here on Sunday.
Membership: The local unit of Shiromani Akali Dal at a meeting presided over by Sukhwinder Singh on Saturday resolved to enroll 5000 members to strengthen its base in urban areas, Chanan Singh, secretary of the local unit said.
Land dispute: Gurdeep Singh of Maisar Khana on Sunday lodged a complaint with the police against five brothers, Gurmail Singh, Gurpiar Singh, Manjit Singh, Harmail Singh and Randhir Singh of the same village for allegedly assaulting him with sharp-edged weapons on Friday evening. Police sources said land dispute was behind the incident. Police has registered a case.
Abused: Veerpal Kaur of village Lalewala on Sunday complained to the police alleging that one Parmjit Kaur, Angrej Kaur, Golo, Bogar Singh, Balvir Singh of the same village abused, assaulted and tried to outrage her modesty on Friday evening. Police sources said the complainant and the accused have old enmity. Talwandi Sabo police has registered a case under sections 341, 323, 354, 148, 149 of the IPC.
Nominated: The president of the east mandal, Gulshan Wadhwa and other members of the committee thanked the state BJP president Rajinder Bhandari for nominating former chairman, Improvement Trust, Mohan Lal Garg and former district head, Gurvinderpal Kaur Mangat as the executive members of the State Bharatiya Janata Party east mandal.
Elected: Major Singh and Amardeep Singh have been elected as the president and general secretary of the Science Teachers Association, district Bathinda. The election for the district body of science teachers was held at the Teachers Home. The president and general sectary will nominate rest of the members of the association.
9 Injured: Nine persons were injured in a clash between two families at village Bhaini Ram Singh. According to sources, dispute over raising a wall between two brothers caused the incident. The injured also include persons who tried to mediate. The injured were admitted to the local civil hospital.
Lok Adalat: To provide prompt justice, Lok Adalats were organised in two judicial courts here on Saturday evening. Of a total of 31 cases presented in these courts, 16 were settled on the spot in the court of sub-divisional judicial magistrate S.S. Mann. Similarly, in the court of judicial magistrate Jarnail Singh, out 11 cases were settled on the spot out of a total of 16.
Function: A winter distribution function organised by the Helping Hands Society was held on Sunday in which books, uniforms and school fees were distributed to 100 needy students. Surjit Singh Rakhra, former MLA of Samana was the chief guest. Vijay Gupta, president of the society, said the society would provide food to the needy. Mahant Atma Ram, Ajaib Singh, Parveen K. Sharma and Daljinder Singh Brar were also present.
Programme: A programme on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease day was organised at Government High School, Assarpur, near Patiala on Saturday in which Dr Jawahar Lal Joshi was presented a lecture on TB and chest diseases. The main theme of the day was “breathless, but not helpless” said Dr Jawahar Lal Joshi specialist in TB and chest diseases.
Indira’s b’day: The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee will hold a state level function to mark birthday of Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at Phagwara on Monday. This was stated by former minister Joginder Singh
Chamba Woman dies: Khubo Devi of the Pulan area in Bharmour subdivision died on the spot when she slipped and fell into the Budhil rivulet near Bharmour, about 65 km from here, on Saturday, according to a report received here on Sunday. She was returning home after grazing the cattle. After a post-mortem, the body was handed over to her kin.
Woman dies: Khubo Devi of the Pulan area in Bharmour subdivision died on the spot when she slipped and fell into the Budhil rivulet near Bharmour, about 65 km from here, on Saturday, according to a report received here on Sunday. She was returning home after grazing the cattle. After a post-mortem, the body was handed over to her kin.