Body of girl child found: Body of a four years old girl was found in a bag, which was found abandoned in a compartment of the Assam-Gauhati Express train, at the Railway station here last night. On receiving information, the Sahara workers reached there and informed the railway police, which is now investigating the case.
Dalits urged to quit SAD: District general secretary of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Mohinder Singh Sohal has appealed to the Dalits to quit the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) by saying that the Dalits have been facing disrespect in the SAD. He said the SAD which was once a party of downtrodden had now become a party of rich and dictators. He also appealed to the Dalits to join the BSP by quitting the SAD.
KVK scientific body meeting: A meeting of the scientific advisory committee of the PAU Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Bathinda, was held under the chairmanship of additional director of extension education, PAU, Ludhiana Dr H.S. Dhaliwal here on Tuesday. Deputy Director (Training), KVK, Bathinda Dr Jagdish Grover welcomed the guests on the occasion.
MP visits villages: MP from Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday visited five villages of Talwandi Sabo Assembly constituency and distributed cheques worth Rs 50 lakh among the Panchayats for development works in the villages. She also distributed pension sanction letters among 125 beneficiaries of different villages. She visited Laleana, Mahi Nangal, Shekhpura, Fatehgarh Naubad and Gurusar villages.
Inquiry against cops: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday took strong notice of the police accepting sweets and money from a religious preacher in Kotakpura town in Faridkot district for providing security during the preacher’s visit there. He directed the state police chief to submit a detailed report in this regard, so that legal action can be taken against erring officers/officials.
Girl abducted: A teenager girl of Urmur has allegedly been abducted by three brothers for getting her married with one of them. According to police sources, Dinesh Kumar, son of Jagdish Rai of Ward 5, Urmur, alleged that Goru, son of Narinder Kumar of the same locality, with the help of his brothers Harish and Nand Jain, abducted his 15-year-old daughter. The Tanda police has booked the trio under sections 363 and 366 of the IPC.
Surjewala for separate SGPC: Shamsher Singh Surjewala, president of the All-India Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress, yesterday supported the setting up of a separate SGPC for Haryana to mange gurdwaras in the state. Surjewala also supported the demand for a separate High Court for Haryana.
Meeting on Manikaran: Governor Prabha Rau has directed various government agencies to undertake proper and planned development of Manikaran in Kullu district. Presiding over a meeting convened here on Tuesday on the development of Manikaran, she said immediate steps must be taken for construction of a tourism complex, maintenance of roads and posting of a doctor in the primary health centre. The meeting was attended by PWD, Health, Tourism and Food and Supplies Departments’ officials.
Jammu 80 kids get scholarship: The Harbans Bhalla Educational Trust (HBET) gave the second instalment of scholarship to 80 needy children belonging to border and far-flung villages of the province at a function here on Sunday. This year, the Trust would give scholarships to 250 children, 80 per cent of whom are girls. Pawan Kotawal, Divisional
Commissioner, Jammu, was the chief guest on the occasion.
80 kids get scholarship: The Harbans Bhalla Educational Trust (HBET) gave the second instalment of scholarship to 80 needy children belonging to border and far-flung villages of the province at a function here on Sunday. This year, the Trust would give scholarships to 250 children, 80 per cent of whom are girls. Pawan Kotawal, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, was the chief guest on the occasion.