Music shop raided: A raid by the city police this week revealed that narcotics were being sold here at music shops as well. As per the information, a police party led by the head constable Gurmeet Singh raided a music shop located in the busiest market of Sadar bazaar. During the search, 2300 pirated CDs along with 800 gm of charas were recovered, the police claimed. Owner of the shop Vikram and an employee Tarsem of Prem Nagari have been booked under various sections of the
IPC, the police said.
BCA-I topper: Kanica Bhatia of Baring Union Christian College,
Batala, has topped in the BCA-I in GND University securing 671 marks
out of 900.
Apprenticeship at NFL: To sponsor candidates through the district office of the Employment Generation and Training for apprenticeship at the NFL factory, Bathinda, two thermal plants at Bathinda and Lehra Mohabbat, and some other private factories in the district, the district administration on Friday held a meeting here and asked representatives of participating private factories, the NFL, and thermal plants to send their demand, giving the number of candidates for apprenticeship in writing to the employment office and ITIs. DC Gurkirat Kirpal Singh, who presided over the meeting, constituted a three-member panel to monitor the process of apprenticeship.
Navjot’s wife has ‘dengue:
BJP MP from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur is suffering from suspected dengue and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Apollo Hospital in Delhi. Sidhu said his wife was suffering from suspected dengue and tests and other pathological investigations were still on. He said his wife, based in
Patiala, developed viral fever a few days ago and was taken to a private hospital there and as her blood platelet count dropped, she was taken by an air ambulance to the Apollo Hospital in Delhi.
One booked under NDPS Act: Sadar Police, Fazilka, have reportedly recovered 45 kilograms of poppy powder from the possession a person near village Sabuana of this sub-division. As per the police station,
Sadar, in-charge, Baljit Singh, the police had laid a barrier near seepage drain bridge in the vicinity of village
Sabuana. The police searched a scooter rider coming from the link road in suspicious condition and recovered a plastic bag containing 45 kilograms of poppy powder. The person was identified as Ashok Singh, a resident of village Mohkam Arian of Jalalabad sub-division. The market value of powder is stated to be about 4,50,000. The police have registered a case under the NDPS Act against Ashok Singh.
Approval for new courses: The local Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engineering and Technology
(SBSCET) has got the approval to begin Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and Master of Technology
(M.Tech) from the current academic session from All India Council of Technical Education
(AICTE). TS Sidhu, Director, SBSCET, said AICTE had sanctioned 60 seats each in MBA and MCA. The AICTE had given sanction for 18 seats each in M.Tech courses in Computer Science and Engineering and Electronic and Communication engineering trade. He said number of seats in B.Tech course, which was 90 till now, had been increased to 120.The total intake of college had gone up to 546 in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various faculties. Sidhu said it was hoped that the institute would be converted into integrated campus and efforts were on to establish a deemed university.
Panel member: The Punjab and Haryana Bar Council has nominated Gurdaspur District Bar Council President Pushkar Nanda as member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Punjab and Haryana Bar Council.
Mishap victim’s body found: The body of Satbir Singh, who had drowned when the truck he was travelling in plunged into the Mukerian Hydel Canal on Thursday, was fished out from the Mukerian Hydel Power House No 2 on Friday morning. Gatemen noticed the body and informed the police. The body was handed over to his family after a post-mortem examination.
Ban on protests, rallies in Patiala: Patiala District Magistrate Dipinder Singh has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC prohibiting assembling of five or more than five persons, besides banning protest demonstrations, rallies, meetings and sloganeering within limits of the Patiala district.