Ex-servicemen reiterate demands: On the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day on Friday, the Ex-Servicemen Human Rights Front raised its long-pending demands.Col G.S. Sandhu (retd), chairman of the Front, said ex-servicemen should be rehabilitated by giving them suitable employment.
Nagar kirtan held: To commemorate the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur, a nagar kirtan was organised here on Saturday from Akal Takht to Gurdwara Sahib Guru ke Mahil. Schoolchildren also displayed gatka (martial art).
1 dies in accident: One Motorcyclist died on the spot, while another was seriously injured in an accident in Bassi Pathana on Chandigarh Road, on Saturday. The injured was rushed to civil hospital and further referred to
PGI. According to information a Maruti car hit the motorcyclists and the motorcyclists fell on the road, the oil tanker coming from the other side crushed them. One person identified as Solanki aged 25 died on the spot, while the other one identified as Sunny, resident of Bassi
Pathana, was seriously injured and he is struggling for life in PGI Chandigarh. The driver of the oil tanker fled from the scene. The police has registered a case and launched a search to nab the driver.
Bar body poll: Voting for the Punjab and Haryana Bar Council went peacefully in the bar room in the district courts here on Saturday. Out of a total of 463 members, 353 advocates cast their vote. Interestingly, Hoshiarpur was declared sensitive by the Bar Council. The council had deputed Arvind Rana, member of local bar association, and Parveen Vohra as observers. Meanwhile, SP (H) Opinderjit Singh Ghuman said, “The district was declared sensitive by the council and on its request a police force was deployed to avert any mishap.”
Punish ‘erring’ pharmacist: Docs:The Association of Rural Health Officers of Punjab (AHROP) in a meeting, here on Saturday threatened to go on a state wide agitation if action is not taken against a pharmacist, Amrik Singh who misbehaved with rural medical officer (RMO) Dr Ashu Khajuria. Amrik, whose services had been terminated, came to the centre along with some outsiders and did not let Khajuria enter the dispensary. Khajuria claimed that she got threatening calls from a BDO, who is a close relative of
Jewellery stolen: Jewellery worth Rs 1.45 lakh was reportedly stolen from a marriage party in Royal Palace here. As per complaint lodged with Kharar city police station, Balkar Singh, a resident of Sahora village stated that his wife Karamjit Kaur had gone to attend his brother's wedding at Royal Palace on Friday evening.
She had jewellery worth Rs 1.45 lakh in her purse, which was stolen during the wedding. Police rounded up few waiters but could not find anything from them. A case has been registered against unknown people.
Panel members: Seven zila parishad members, Malkiat Singh Bahrowal, Charanjit Kataria, Kuldip Singh, Parveen Kumar, Husan Lal, Avtar Singh Khabra and Dilbagh Singh Baghi, were elected to the district planning committee here on Saturday. The election was conducted by SDM Arshdeep Singh Thind. There are total 10 zila parishad members, of which one has resigned. Out of the present 9 members, only seven turned up for taking part in the election process.
Cong meet: Former education minister Harnam Dass Johar, while presiding over a meeting of Congress workers at Punjab Mata Vidhyawati Bhawan here exhorted them to work for highlighting the failures of the SAD-BJP government on all fronts.
CM’s birthday celebrated: The Sikh Intelligentia Forum (SIF) celebrated the 81st birthday of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Punjabi University campus, here on Saturday. The forum distributed sweets to the students, teachers and employees of the university on this occasion. Harish
Tewari, general secretary and Malkiat Singh president of the ‘A’ Class Officers’ Association, Gurnam Singh Virk president of Punjabi University Students Confederation were among those who were present on this occasion.
Chamkaur Sahib to have MC:The government of Punjab will accord Municipal Council (MC) status to religious town Chamkaur Sahib. MP from Ropar Sukhdev Singh Libra stated this while talking to newsmen at Chamkaur Sahib on Saturday. He, along with local MLA Charanjit Singh Chani, was here to inaugurate a health
Surprise check in 6 hospitals:Punjab health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla conducted surprise checking in six hospitals of Sangrur district. She conducted checking at Sangrur, Sunam, Bhawanigarh and Longowal hospitals on Friday night, and at Dhuri and Malerkotla civil hospitals on Saturday.During the checking the minister was accompanied by director, Health Services and Family Welfare, Punjab S.P.S. Sohal, and Sangrur civil surgeon Dr Satwant Bhalla. Nobody was found absent from duty in the hospitals.