Case registered: The police has registered a case under section 307/34 of the IPC against four persons identified as Angrej Singh, Balvir Singh, Ajmer Singh and Sonu on the basis of a compliant lodged by Gurdev Singh of Aashiye Ke village. In his complaint, Gurdev alleged that while he was coming back from a marriage party on Friday last, four people came in an Indica car and fired at him from a .12 bore gun which hit his shoulder.
Man accused of abduction: On the complaint of Kulwant Kaur of Mohalla Gautam Nagar, the city police last night booked Jaspal Singh of Subhash Nagar under sections 363 and 366 A of the IPC for abducting her teenaged daughter. According to police sources, Jaspal Singh had allegedly abducted Kulwant Kaur's daughter Surbi Sandhu (13) on December 14, 2007. The family members searched for Surbi, but all their efforts were in vain.
Free eye camp: An eye camp in the memory of youngest Sahibzada Fateh Singh was organised day on Monday at Perch village by the SAS Free Polyclinic Trust in association with Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib (charitable) Eye Hospital, Sohana, which was inaugurated by Sukhdev Singh Libra, member parliament (Lok Sabha). Libra appreciated the good work being done by the trustees, doctors and donors who contributed towards this noble cause. General secretary Balbir Singh intimated that over 150 persons were examined during the camp and 11 patients would be operated upon for cataract at Sohana Eye Hospital. He said those operated would be given dark glasses and power glasses besides the medicines.
Auction: The office of the district transport authority will hold the auction for reserve vehicle registration numbers on January 11 instead of December 21. According to a press note, the auction had to be postponed because December 21 had been declared a holiday because of Id-ul-Zuha. Interested persons can submit their applications along with demand drafts by January 9. The auction will be held for the remaining numbers of the PB 65 F, E, D, C, B and A series.
Remanded: A local court, on Wednesday, remanded Ranvir Singh, a travel agent, arrested by the Mohali police to a day in police remand. The accused, a resident of Phase 11, was arrested on Tuesday. He was facing allegations that he had taken Rs 2 lakh from Jalandhar resident Gurnam Singh promising to send him abroad in 2001. He, however, did not sent him abroad and returned only Rs 40,000 of the total amount.
Workshop: The biotechnology division of the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh, organised a workshop in collaboration with Science and Technology Entrepreneur’s Park at Thapar University, on Wednesday. As many as 50 persons, including officials and field staff of the department of forests, Punjab, and farmers from Patiala, Sangrur, Bathinda, Faridkot, Mansa and Fatehgarh Sahib districts took part in this workshop. Shailender Kaur, DFO, Sangrur, and P. Anand Kumar, DFO, Bathinda, also expressed their views.
Installed: Parminderpal Kaur was installed 64th president of the Rotary
Club for the year 2007-08 on Tuesday. A.C. Varma, managing director of State Bank of Patiala, was the chief guest and deputy commissioner D.S. Grewal was the guest of honour. Varma said State Bank of Patiala had always been in the forefront for helping social causes. He also released a souvenir. ADC (Development) Shivdular Singh Dhillon, Dr B.M. Dhir, presidents and secretaries from Nabha, Samana, Mansa and Rajpura of the clubs were also present.
AMBALA BHIWANI Seminar from Dec 22: DAV Girls College here will organise a three-day UGC sponsored international seminar on ‘1857 in literary imagination’ from December 22. Principal of the college Dr Sushma Arya on Tuesday said no university or institute had ever organised any seminar on 1857 from literary point of view. Prof B.S. Dahiya, former vice-chancellor, Kurukshetra University, said eminent scholars from different universities of the country and abroad would be participating in the seminar.
Seminar from Dec 22: DAV Girls College here will organise a three-day UGC sponsored international seminar on ‘1857 in literary imagination’ from December 22. Principal of the college Dr Sushma Arya on Tuesday said no university or institute had ever organised any seminar on 1857 from literary point of view. Prof B.S. Dahiya, former vice-chancellor, Kurukshetra University, said eminent scholars from different universities of the country and abroad would be participating in the seminar.
3-member panel: Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Aijaz Ahmad Khan has directed for constitution of three-member committee headed by the deputy director, local bodies, to look into the functioning of the Banihal Municipal Committee and submit its report to him. Aijaz also ordered inquiry into the appointments of sweepers in the Municipal Committee Udhampur.
Selected for award: Secretary J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Dr Rafeeq Masoodi has been selected for Bharat Gaurav Award, 2007 for outstanding contribution to the development of art, culture and languages of the state.