Arrested: The Kotwali police arrested one Lovedeep Singh of Chormaar village (Haryana), allegedly for possessing 2 kg of opium, from Badal crossing near here. A case was registered on Thursday under the NDPS Act.
Farewell party: Wishing them good luck, the students of BA second year, Malwa College here, bid their seniors adieu on Friday and organised for them a farewell party, an annual ritual, at the college campus. Principal Kulwinder Singh Sidhu and the college management blessed the outgoing students for a better life.
Dist BJP chief to observe fast: After the announcement of state party president Rajinder Bhandari, with regard to observing fast-unto-death over the issue of non-rollback of electricity tariff for domestic power consumers by the Badal government, district president of the BJP Jatinder Kalra on Friday expressed solidarity with Bhandari. He stated that he too would also observe fast-unto-death at the district headquarters here.
Shifted: Sebiz Infotech, one of the first outsourcing companies in the tricity, shifted into its own office at Sector 67, here on Friday. Manipal Dhariwal, the director explained, “We started operations in 2001. Now our strength is 350 and shifting into our own building was essential.”
Surgeries: Over 36 underprivileged kids suffering from various cardio vascular disorders would be undergoing operations by a team of paediatric cardiac surgeons from Bangalore-based Narayana Hrudayalaya at Grecian Hospital, here.
Arrested : The police arrested Ratan, accused of giving 'supari', to murder a doctor couple in Ambala City. Later he was produced in a local court which remanded him to judicial custody till March 2. The local branch of Indian Medical Association had alleged that the police was not taking the matter seriously.
Compensation:The Auhar area Utkarsh Samiti, a village leaders organisation committed to uplift of the area, has urged the government to order survey of losses of crops and fruits due to recent frost here in the district as ithad virtually destroyed the economy of a large number of farmers here. Led by samiti secretary Hukam Singh Thakur, village leaders Ram prakash Sharma, Jagat Ram Sharma, Gopal Sharma, Bali Ram Garg, Captain Vijay Kumar, Premlal, Veena, Krishan Lal Nadda, Kamlesh Thakur, Kamla Sandhu and Munilal expressed concern that this was the second year in succession that the frost had caused havoc with the crops fruits and vegetables in district here.
Shepherd dies: A shepherd died by slipping down from a steep hillside when he was searching for his flock of sheep and goats in Sarali pastureland in Sinhuta sub-tehsil of Chamba district on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Kartar Singh, who had received serious wounds when he slid down from a hillside and was later referred to the hospital where he died.