Duped of Rs 2 lakh: Ranjit Singh, son of Balbir Singh of Charner village under Bhogpur police station, was duped of Rs 2 lakh by two fake travel agents in the name of sending the former abroad. Ranjit Singh alleged that Ashok Singh, son of Dharam singh of Budhipind, and Jasbir Singh, son of Joginder Singh of Binpalke, took Rs 2 lakh from him for sending him abroad. But neither they sent him abroad nor returned the money. The Tanda police has booked the duo.
Man held for raping minor:A minor migrant girl, presently living with her parents in an area falling under the Lambra police station, has been raped by Paramjit, resident of a village in Moga district. Paramjit was arrested after registration of an FIR against him under section 376 of the IPC on the statement of the victim’s father. The victim has been admitted to the local civil hospital.
Cong protest tomorrow:Fed up with regular power cuts, the Congress has decided to block traffic outside the PSEB office here on Monday. Addressing mediapersons, PPCC secretary Samarth Oberoi Kaku said traffic would be stopped from 11 am. Several state and district Congress leaders would participate in the dharna on the road that day, he claimed. Kaku alleged that chief engineer (Jalandhar circle) T.S. Thind misbehaved with him when he, along with other Congressmen, had gone to his office on Friday to submit a memorandum
RI for five: Additional district and sessions judge Ravinder Singh has sentenced Noor Mohammad, Amroodin, Din Mohammad, Salara Din and Ballu, all from Uttar Pradesh, to eight-year rigorous imprisonment each in a case of murder and robbery. They were arrested for killing an elderly woman of Apara village, near Phillaur. The assailants had also injured Sarabjit Kaur, daughter-in-law of the deceased, and robbed the valuables in January 2007.
Education tour: As part of the Army’s welfare activities for the people, under Operation Sadbhavana an education tour of 25 students was flagged off by the GOC, 29 Infantry Division, here on Friday. This tour will cover Amritsar, Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Agra, Dehradun
and Chandigarh. The GOC said the tour would
help the children to understand the cultural diversity
in the country.
held:The Doordarshan Kendra (DDK), Srinagar, organised a Kashmir Mushaira for migrant Kashmiri Pandits, in which over 23 poets participated, at KL Saigal Hall in Jammu today .The mushaira was presided over by renowned Kashmiri poet and writer Amin
Kamil.Stating that the mushaira was part of the five-day live music festival, Jugalbandi, director of the DDK, Srinagar, said: “The main aim of the mushaira was to promote Kashmiri language in writings and poetry of budding writers and poets.”