Celebrations: The Bathinda Vikas Manch on Friday held the birthday celebrations of Dishant Sachedva, daughter of an office-bearer of Shri Arora Bus Sabha Yuva Prakosht, at Phus Mandi where woollens were given to 50 students.
Mehboob’s book released: Eminent Sikh scholar Harinder Singh Mehboob said here on Friday. “Sikhism could not be wiped out and its followers would remain in high spirits. However, these crisis have even made them stronger”, he said while speaking at the release of the fourth part of his epic “Elahi Nadar De Pende” here. Others who spoke were Balkar Singh, Gur Taran Singh, Gurtej Singh, Kulbir Singh, Daljit Singh Bittu.
Dead: An 18-year-old girl died due to poisoning on Friday. The victim, Mandeep Kaur, a resident of Sheikhpura Kalan village, was unwell and undergoing some treatment. She reportedly consumed an expired medicine and fell unconscious. She was rushed to the Dera Bassi civil hospital from where she was shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, where she died ON Friday afternoon.
Teachers transferred: Six teachers of Government High School at Chatt village have been transferred following disciplinary action. According to sources, head of the school Kamla Devi and five other teachers were transferred on Thursday following complaints that the school had shown very poor results. It was also reportedly discovered by the education department that the school staff had tampered with the results to project a better picture of the school.
Convicted: A local court has awarded two-and-a-half years rigorous imprisonment to senior Congress leaders and PCC members Amarjit Singh of Rajyana and Lalit Sharma of Baghapurana in a criminal case. Judicial Magistrate Rajvinder Kaur also slapped a fine of Rs 2000 each on them on Wednesday. The duo armed with fire arms trespassed the house of Hardev Kaur and threatened her to handover her husband to them.
Elected: Jathedar Soudagar Singh Moondkhera has been unanimously elected chairman of Primary State Cooperative Agricultural Bank (PADB) by its board of directors on Friday.
More tube wells demanded: Kuljit Singh Bedi, municipal councillor, has requested the director, department of local government, to personally intervene and give directions for the sinking of five new tube wells in Mohali. Bedi said estimates for these tube wells were cleared at the general body meeting of the municipal council held on April 30. Even as the financial year was coming to an end, no work had started on sinking of these tube wells as yet. Residents were likely to face water shortage if the work was not done on a priority basis.
Posting, transfer orders: The Haryana government has issued posting and transfer orders of one IPS and two HPS officers with immediate effect. IPS Sultan Singh has been posted as
AIG, welfare, with additional charge of Commandant, 2nd Bn HAP, Madhuban.
DSP, Ferozeput Jhirka, Mahavir Singh has been posted as DSP, Ist Bn HAP, Ambala against a vacant post. Banwari
Lal, DSP (traffic), Sonepat, has been posted as DSP, Ferozepur Jhirka, in place of Mahavir Singh. Fatehabad SIRSA
Horticulture: Farmer and orchardists have demanded the newly formed government to resume the working of a horticulture centre at Sundla in Bhalayee sub-tehsil, which was closed about three years ago. The farmers of the area said they had been getting latest tools and other necessary equipments besides insecticides and pesticides through this horticulture centre.
Convocation: The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Hamirpur is organising its annual convocation on January 5. Giving this information, director of the NIT Dr I. K. Bhat said 428 students of B.Tech and B.Architect of 2006 and 07 batches would be awarded their degrees on the occasion.