B’desh national held: The BSF nabbed Mohammad Doraz Ali of Dhaka (Bangladesh) while he was trying to cross over to Pakistan through the Indo-Pak border in Ajnala sector in the wee hours of Saturday.He was handed over to Lopoke police station under the Amritsar (Rural) police district. Indian, Pakistan and Bangladesh currency, besides a Bangladesh passport, were seized from him. A case has been registered.
Bangi Ruldu Zila Parishad: The double bench of Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed the writ petition filed by Jaswinder Kaur, a Congress candidate of Bangi Ruldu Zila Parishad zone, who had challenged the rejection of her nomination papers. As per information, petition filed vide 7758/2008 dated May 15, 2008 has been dismissed by the double bench comprising Justice K.S. Garewal and Justice Daya Chaudhary and now there would be two contestant for the elections.
Waterlogging in Mansa : On the day of the chief minister’s visit, the streets of Mansa were flooded with water as rains exposed the drainage system. Streets like Dhir, Labh Singh, Channi Chakki and Baba Bujha Singh Bhawan, Thuthian wala road and Sabzi Mandi road were the worst affected. A resident, Jaspal Singh rued that due to rain, he couldn’t go out for work.
‘Refrain from increasing prices’: The Radical People’s Forum, Punjab, asked the central government to refrain from the increasing the prices of diesel and petrol. Forum suggested that the central government should not follow the policies favouring the USA. Forum leaders Sukhdarshan Singh Natt and Jaspal Singh Khokhar said the government had sold public sector institutions, which were profitable, and these were sold at very low rates. If the government hadn’t sold these institutions, the money for these would have been used for controlling the oil prices.
Function: The third annual prize distribution function of Mata Sahib Kaur Khalsa Girls College of Education was celebrated at Dhamo Majra on Saturday on the college premises. Chief guest K.S. Badungar, former president of SGPC, presided over the function. Students were awarded prizes and merit certificates for their achievements during the session.
Welcomed: Residents of the town and artists of the National Theatre Arts Society hailed the decision of the Patiala municipal corporation to close the filthy drain around Bhasha Bhawan near Sheranwala Gate, which was a source of nuisance since a long time.
Farmers block rail traffic: Demanding the augmentation of a power transformer from 7.5 mega volt ampere (MVA) to 20 MVA at the 66-KV grid sub-station of the PSEB at Chhajli village (near Sunam), members and activists of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan), led by state president of the union Joginder Singh Ugrahan, blocked the rail traffic for two hours on Ludhiana-Jakhal track at Chhajli village on Friday.They wanted the power supply improved in the Chhajli area at the earliest in view of the ensuing paddy season.
Effigy burnt: The Ambala unit of BJP burnt the effigy of union home minister Shivraj Patil for his statement in which he compared Afzal Guru, who attacked the Parliament, with Sarvjeet Singh who is lodged in Pakistan jail.
POs arrested: The police has arrested several proclaimed offenders. Pratap Singh, a resident of local lambi gali area who had been declared PO, was arrested on Friday. Navin and Paramjit, residents of Kirorimal temple area, were also nabbed by the police.
3 arrested for murder: The police has arrested three persons on the charges of murdering a woman and burning her body. According to the reports, Manphool Singh of Bhari Jattan village had lodged a complaint that the in-laws of his daughter had murdered her and burnt her body to remove evidence. The police arrested Khila Ram, Diya and Zinda. A case has been registered.
Obscene CDs: Youth held: The police on Saturday said it had picked up some youth in connection with two obscene compact discs. The police party, led by DSP (city) Nripjit Singh, picked up a cyber café owner and three others from the Arorwansh-Dharamshala road. The police also took into custody three computers. When contacted, DSP Nripjit Singh said the youths had been rounded up on suspicion and the matter was under investigation.
Sarpanch suspended: Deputy commissioner O. P. Sheoran on Saturday suspended a woman sarpanch for misappropriation of pension funds. Sarpanch Laxmi Bai is alleged to have forged thumb impression of a couple for embezzling the funds. According to reports, Shiv Kumar, a migrant labourer and resident of Dariyapur village, and his wife received old age pension from the government. While Shiv Kumar and his wife had gone to Uttar Pardesh for about three months, Luxmi Bai withdrew their pension by putting thumb impressions of some other persons.The deputy commissioner got the thumb impressions verified from an expert and when it was confirmed that the impressions were forged, he suspended the sarpanch.
CM’s assurance hailed: Ramsingh, president of the Himachal Pradesh State Non-Gazetted Employees Federation has welcomed the declaration by the Chief Minister that all remaining cases of victimisation of government employees would be inquired into. Addressing mediapersons on Friday, he said cases should be registered against those found responsible for these victimisations.
Man injured: A man suffered minor injuries after pellets from a shell, which deviated from a firing range, hit him in Akhnoor area on Saturday, official sources said. Tara Chand (35) sustained splinter injuries when the shell from the firing range deviated and exploded in the fields at Jogwan village. The injured was evacuated from the site and admitted to a hospital.
Hideout busted: Security personnel unearthed a militant hideout in Thuroo forest area in Reasi district on Saturday. Based on a tip-off, the troops busted the hideout and recovered six UBGL grenades, a hand grenade, two IEDs with remote control device and some detonators. However, no arrests had been made so far.
5 attempt suicide: Five persons attempted suicide by consuming poisonous substances in different incidents in the city on Saturday. Police sources said Sapna of R.S. Pura; Krishan of Kotli, R.S. Pura; Manpreet Kour of Ajit Nagar Rani Bagh; Princy of Rehari Colony and Pankaj of Mawa Samba were admitted to the Government Medical College, Jammu, for treatment.