Office-bearers: The office-bearers of Khatri Sabha and Yuva Khatri Sabha were selected in a meeting held under the presidentship of Jaspal Malhotra on Saturday. Mandhir Mohan Wig- president, Janak Kumar Ralhan-senior vice-president and Dr Sohan Lal Arora- vice-president.
Names submitted: The Punjab government has submitted the names of three senior officers to replace ADGP (Law and Order) Shashi Kant who was removed from his post on the directions of the Election Commission. Punjab DGP KK Attri said the commission was yet to nominate Shashi’s successor. The three officers whose names have been submitted to the commission are JP Birdi, Rajan Gupta and Chander Shekher.
FCI employees’ rally held: Food Corporation of India (FCI) employees of category III and IV, working in various FCI depots of Sangrur district, here on Friday held a rally in view of the forthcoming elections, to be held on March 26, for recognition of trade unions.
‘Pay Rs 5 lakh to widow’: Members of the local District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, including president MD Sharma and member Harvinder Sharma, have directed ING Vysya Life Insurance Company Limited, Bangalore, to pay Rs 5 lakh, along with interest at the rate of 9 per cent per annum from the date of repudiation of the insurance claim i.e. November 14, 2008, till the realisation to Jaspal Kaur, widow of Balwinder Singh of Pharwahi village in Barnala district. The forum has also directed the insurance company to pay Rs 3,000 to the widow in lieu of litigation expenses. The order of the forum shall be complied with within 60 days of communication.
HJC nominees: The names of Haryana Janhit Congress candidates for all 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state would be announced by the end of March, said party senior leader and incharge of the party affairs in the Sonepat parliamentary constituency Lehri Singh here on Friday. He said as the party had become a constituent of the Third Front, the other constituents of the Front would support the HJC candidates. Alleging that the eligible poor families had still remained deprived off the benefits of the BPL families, state deputy media incharge Sumitra Dahiya announced that if the BPL cards were not issued to the eligible families, the party would demonstrate in the DC office.
BJP stands firm: The BJP stands firmly united behind Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. The party is almost half way through its election campaign by now, while the Congress is nowhere to be seen in the field as it has even failed to decide its candidate for the Hamirpur seat so far due to differences among various factions. This was stated by state vice-president, BJP Kisan Morcha, Roshan Thakur while addressing mediapersons here on Friday. He said the 14-month rule of the BJP in the state had seen record concessions and benefits being given to the farmers of state.
Medical camp held: The 47 Battalion, BSF, organised a medical camp free of cost for residents of Achhad town and in its surrounding areas on Saturday. Manish Aul, Officiating Commandant of the 47 Battalion, BSF, inaugurated the medical camp. On the occasion, medicines were distributed among the poor and needy person.
Body recovered from canal: A body of an unidentified man was recovered from a canal in Bari Brahmana area, 14 km away from Jammu, on Saturday. Official sources said an unidentified body was recovered from Nehalki Canal in Bari-Brahmana. The body has been shifted to the hospital for identification and other legal formalities. A case has been registered.