AICTE permits more BTech seats: The All-India Council for Technical Education
(AICTE) has allowed Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engineering and Technology situated at Ferozepur to increase the number of seats in B.Tech mechanical engineering from 20 to 30 from the current academic session. Dr
T.S. Sidhu, director of the college, said students could try for these enhanced seats during the second round of PTU online counselling beginning from July 17.
Sekhri is Cong spokesperson: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president and MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee today appointed Ashwani Sekhri as spokesperson of the PPCC. Sekhri is an MLA from Batala. During the LS elections, he was made the convener of the Congress Campaign Committee. Kaypee also announced the division of Punjab into three zones to boost the election campaign during the ensuing by-election of the three Vidhan Sabha constituencies. According to Raj Pal Singh, general secretary and media in charge, all ex-MPs, MLAs, ex-MLAs, office-bearers, district presidents and chairmen of frontal organisations and cells to contact zone in charge concerned Pratap Singh Bajwa, MP for Kahnuwan, Preneet Kaur, MP and Union Minister of state for External Affairs for Banur, and Jagmeet Singh Brar, ex-MP and member, CWC, for Jalalabad by July 20 positively and stay there till the elections are over.
SAD meeting on July 13: SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal has convened an important meeting of the core committee of the party on July 13 at Ferozepur. According to party spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema, the meeting will finalise the poll strategy for the Assembly by-elections of Jalalabad, Kahnuwan and Banur. The Chief Minister and party patron Parkash Singh Badal will
also attend the meeting, he said.
Poor water supply: Residents of Ward 15 burnt the effigy of Hoshiarpur DC, staged a dharna and blocked vehicular traffic for more than an hour at Sessions Chowk on Thursday to protest against the Municipal Council for not taking effective steps to maintain regular supply of water.
Youth dies in accident: A youth was killed and another wounded when the motorcycle they were riding on collided with a Jalandhar-bound Punjab Roadways bus near Bidhipur railway crossing, falling under Maqsoodan police station, today. According to police sources, the deceased has been identified as Kulwinder Singh of Sansarpur village, near Jalandhar cantonment. The police arrested the bus driver and registered a case against him.
‘Say no to polythene’: A drive to eradicate polyethylene was launched by the Vajra Corps in Jalandhar cantonment on Saturday. The drive saw the participation of Army personnel, besides civilians of the cantonment. Emphasis was laid on removing polyethylene from the unit areas, family accommodation, shopping complexes, parks and common areas. Later, the cantonment board disposed of the collected garbage.
Stamp paper scam: Capt promises to nail culprits: Former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today promised to take the fake stamp paper scam to its logical conclusion when his party would return to power in the state. Alleging that Akali leaders involved in the scam were being patronised by the government, Capt Amarinder cast aspersions that the case would be hushed up.
He said even if the government succeeded in getting the case swept under the carpet, the Congress government would reopen it and nail the culprits.
Drug peddler held: Mansa police held one Dharam Pal with 300 gram opium under NDPS Act on Friday.
Blood donation camp: The police in collaboration with the Blood Donors Council organised a voluntary blood donation camp at the BDC Complex here on Wednesday. SSP Rakesh Aggarwal inaugurated the camp in which 68 policemen donated blood.
20-foot breach in canal: Following heavy rain in the area, about 20-ft-wide breach on Saturday occurred in the
Rajwaha, a small canal, near road over bridge, situated over the Sangrur-Dhuri road. Water entered the paddy crop in fields and spread over several acres. Talking to The Tribune, SHO (City) Sanjiv Goyal said as the breach could not be plugged till this evening, so the water was continuously entering the standing paddy crop in the fields. The SHO further said he had talked to the executive engineer
(XEN) of Irrigation Department to get the breach plugged.