Sentenced: A court at Sriganganagar has sentenced a drug trafficker, Madan Lal of Shakti Nagar, Nai Abadi, Sriganganagar to 10 years imprisonment. He had also been slapped with a fine of Rs 1 lakh. In case he fails to deposit the same, he would have to serve two more years in jail.
Yatra: The Kranti Gaurav Yatra led by the state vice-president of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Kamaljit Singh, was given a rousing welcome here on Thursday. Kamaljit Singh was also joined by the state secretary, Suraj Bhardwaj, joint secretary Chetan Bhardwaj, Sunil Achlesh Rana besides, local workers, in offering floral tributes to the great martyrs.
Looted: Four miscreants fled with four bags of poppy husk from a vend at Dalianwali village in Sriganganagar near here on Wednesday. The Sriganganagar police has sought help from its counterparts in the neighbouring areas, including here, to nab the miscreants. However, no arrest had been confirmed, the sources added.
Held: The Sriganganagar police said Manak Ram of Sadulshehar had been arrested by the Sangaria police under the NDPS Act on recovery of 10 gm smack from his possession.
‘Visit Germany for higher studies’: Germany is not only a best choice for immigrants but also offers several opportunities to raise academic standards. Students keen on honing their skills must consider visiting Germany for higher studies. This was pointed out by Apoorv Mahendru, promotion manager, German Academic Exchange Service, at a special seminar on “Opportunities of Higher Studies in Germany” at the college bhawan auditorium, Guru Nanak Dev University. A.K. Thukral, dean, students welfare, presided over it. Rajneesh Arora, director, placement, presented a vote of thanks.
Vigilance nabs kanungo while taking bribe: The Vigilance Bureau on Thursday caught a kanungo, Mohan Lal, posted at Shahpur Jugin in Dera Baba Nanak area for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from Ajaib Singh of Dhilwan here. The accused had demanded bribe from the complainant for making an entry in the revenue records. A case had been registered.
Majitha narcotic cell nabs smuggler: The narcotics cell of the Amritsar (Rural) police has arrested narcotics smuggler Sukhwinder Kaur. She was arrested on the Khadoor Sahib road near Goindwal. Iqbal Singh, SSP, Amritsar (Rural), confirmed her arrest. Her palatial house and other properties at Inderpuri of Kot Khalsa area in the city had been seized.
Aid to kids: All India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation today distributed school dresses to 51 students of Government Senior Secondary School Killi Hihal Singh who were from economically weak background. The function was presided over by the General Secretary, All India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation, Narinder Kumar Gaur.
Theft: Raman police has registered a case of theft on unknown persons who allegedly stole 48 old batteries from the exchange at village Giana on Wednesday. Sources said the department had installed new batteries and the old one were lying in the exchange premises. A truck came to the exchange at night and some persons loaded all the batteries in it. The villagers did not point any doubt as they thought it was an official activity. Police said the case has been registered but no one has been arrested.
Blood donation camp: Aasra welfare society with the help of Jai Baba Bishan Puri Trust arranged a blood donation camp at village Dhunike in the district on Thursday. As many as 110 persons donated the blood during the camp. The units were collected under the guidance of the doctors of Civil Hospital Bathinda. The members of the trust reported that the camp was arranged to mark the Smadhi Day of Baba Bishan Puri and Baba Lachman Puri ji.
Stolen: Nathan police has registered a case of theft of an electric transfer installed in the field of a farmer at village Polli on Wednesday. Police sources said the case has been registered on the written complaint of the SDO PSEB Nathana. No one has been arrested so far but police is investigating the matter.
Blood camp: The NCC unit of the local B.L.M. Girls College in collaboration with Blood Donors’ Council organised a blood donation camp, here on Thursday. Dr Neelam Goyal, principal inaugurated the camp.
Stress laid on using LPG in place of light diesel oil: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) launched a conversion programme here on Thursday. A seminar was also organised under the aegis of V.K. Goyal, chief regional manager, HPCL. He stressed the need of using LPG in place of light diesel oil to check pollution. A.K. Garg, SE, CPWD, K.K. Garg, SE, PWD, and Surendra Pratap, chief regional manager, HPCL, Jammu LPG, regional office, were also present.