One killed in accident: One person died while two children were seriously injured in a road accident, here today. The accident took place on Monday when a bus carrying the employees of Trident factory hit a motorcycle. Farmers working in the fields caught the bus driver but later on, Trident authorities came to his rescue and took him away. Jagtar Singh who was riding his motorcycle, PB-13C-9119, with his daughter Gurpreet Kaur (15) and nephew Baldeep Singh (15), was hit from the rear by a bus, bearing the registration number PB 13C-9119. Jagtar Singh died on the spot, while his nephew and daughter received serious injuries. Both have been hospitalised at the civil hospital in
Barnala. A case has been registered.
Land grabbing: Resham Kuar of Teiona village in a complaint filed before the Sadar police alleged that one Kamaljeet Singh of the same village cultivated crops on her land and tried to illegally take possession of it. Further investigation is on.
Seminar: To create awareness among the students about epilepsy, a seminar was organised at the MSD School, here on Monday. Sunil Gupta, a psychiatrist from Adesh Medical College, presided over the seminar and imparted knowledge about the disease.
Seized: Nathana police seized 50 kg
lahan, 750 ml illicit liquor and some utensils being used for the purpose from Satnam Singh, Nikka Singh, Shingara Singh all of Lehra Bega village on Sunday. Police has arrested all of them on the spot under section 61, 1, 14 of the excise act.
No sangat darshan
today: A spokesman of the Punjab Government said here on Monday that there would be no sangat darshan at Chief Minister's residence on December 4 as Parkash Singh Badal would be away to attend the conference of the BKU (L) at
Bank employees hold protest: On a call given by the State Sector Bank Employees and All-India Bank Employees Associations, the employees of local, main and K.N. Jain Girls School branches of the State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) observed a complete strike and staged a dharna before the institution to protest against the decision of the central government to merge it with the State Bank Of India shortly.
Aid disbursed: Members of Shri Arorvansh Geeta Bhawan Mandir Management Committee distributed monthly aid to 113 widows and needy families of Fazilka town. According to Tek Chand
Dhuria, spokesperson of the committee, wheat, sugar, tea, soap, other household materials and cash were distributed to the needy families.
Two arrested under NDPS Act: The district police on Monday claimed to have arrested two persons under the NDPS Act with the recovery of 10 grams of smack from their possession. The arrested persons were identified as Manjeet Singh and Baljinder Singh and the accused were intercepted at different places, sources said. Cases under Sections 329 and 330 of the NDPS Act were registered.
Awareness activities: The government senior secondary school here has been made junior Red Cross Model School by the Punjab branch of Indian Red Cross Society. Ramesh
Aggarwal, joint secretary of Punjab Red Cross and district education officer Piara Singh formally inaugurated the Red Cross room set up in the school for carrying out various awareness activities. Woollens and shoes were also distributed among the 190 needy students of different schools. The students also presented a cultural
Name bus stand after Ambedkar’: About three dozen leaders of social, religious bodies, members of the Phagwara Block Samiti, including its chairperson Krishna Kainth, councillors, village sarpanches and nambardars, on Monday urged Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to name the new Phagwara bus stand after the founder of the Indian Constitution Dr B.R. Ambedkar. Writer S.L. Virdi claimed that a signed memorandum in this regard was presented to Punjab Technical Education Minister Ch. Swarna Ram for onward submission to the Chief Minister.