Liquor seized: CIA staff seized 800 boxes of illegal liquor near Dafarpur village on the Dera Bassi-Ramgarh road and impounded the truck in which liquor was transported. Truck driver Bant Singh, a resident of Durali village,
Ambala, was arrested and a case was registered against him under the Excise Act at the Dera Bassi police station. Bant Singh had been sent to judicial custody for 14 days. A CIA official informed The Tribune that this illegal country made liquor was to be used during the upcoming panchyat elections of
Pensioners’ grievance: Pensioners of Punjab are not able to put their grievances before the government as the department concerned had not held any meeting of the Pensioners’ Welfare Advisory Committee since 2008. Shiv Lal
Dehar, member of the committee, said pensioners had been facing many problems, but they were unable to put these before the government. Arrears of many pensioners were not provided till now, he added. He demanded increase in medical allowance of pensioners from Rs 300 to 1,000 per month. Meanwhile, the director of pension and pensioners welfare department, Ashok Kumar
Singla, said he had written to the minister of the department, Sewa Singh
Sekhwa, regarding the meeting of Pensioners’ Welfare Advisory Committee. He claimed that most cases of pensioners were solved who had retired this year.
Theft at showroom: A trickster decamped with cash and mobile recharge coupons worth lakhs of rupees from a mobile showroom in old Sabji Mandi in broad daylight here today. Aged about 20-22 years, the man reached the showroom and demanded water from showroom owner Vinod Kumar. As Kumar went to get water for him, the youth took away a bag containing cash and mobile recharge coupons worth lakhs of rupees from his seat. The shopkeeper sounded an alert but failed to spot the man in the locality. A case of theft has been registered on his complaint.
Role of students: The District Legal Services Authority in collaboration with the Education Department organised a seminar on “Role of Students’ Legal Literacy Clubs and Legal Aid Clubs” here at Shivalik Public School on Friday. As many as 116 “Students’ Legal Literacy Clubs” comprising 25 students each had been constituted in different schools of the district for the purpose. The clubs which would excel in propgating the message would be given a cash award of Rs 2000.
Suicide: Ludhiana resident Arjun Singh reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at the old Sultlej Bridge last evening. Mental stress was said to be the cause of suicide.
Topper: Phagwara Resident Sangeeta Sekri, student of B-Com III in Kamla Nehru College for Women, Phagwara, bagged first position in Guru Nanak Dev University examinations. She secured 1621 marks out of total 2100. College Principal Kusum Verma honoured the student in the college today.
4 injured in accident: Four persons, including a couple, received injuries in an accident on the Chandigarh-Rajpura road on Friday. The injured, all residents of
Barnala, were on their way towards Chandigarh in a Scorpio. Their vehicle collided head-on with a truck, which was coming from Chandigarh towards
Rajpura. The injured were rushed to the local civil hospital where their condition is stated to be out of danger. A case has been registered against the truck driver.
One held with pistol: Lakhbir Singh of border area village Mari Nau Abad has been nabbed by Khemkaran police with a country made pistol and three cartridges. A case under sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against him.