Additional charge: The Punjab Government has given additional charge of Secretary (Transport) to Anurag Agarwal, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited and in addition Managing Director (PSIDC), Chandigarh, by relieving SK Sandhu of this additional charge. A spokesman for the government said a notification had been issued in this regard.
Eight hurt in accident: Eight persons including four women were injured in a road accident on Monday. Three of them were seriously injured and have been referred to the Government Medical College,
Faridkot. As per information Des Raj, a resident of Mandi Ladhuka and his family members were going to meet their daughter at Abohar in a jeep. The accident took place near village Nihal Khera on Abohar road when their jeep collided with a canter.
Seminar held: The English department of the Government Barjindra College,
Faridkot, organised a two-day national seminar on 'Art, Culture and Theory---Mapping the Transition from Modernism to Post-modernism', which concluded here on Sunday. The keynote address was delivered by Dr Bhim Singh
Dahiya, former VC of Kurukshetra University and Dr Parminder Singh, Head of the English Department, Guru Nanak Dev University,
Amritsar. Dr Nirvarinder Kaur Sandhu presented a paper on 'Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis and Language Teaching'. Dr SS Gill, VC of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences presided over the valedictory function. Dr Kulwant Kaur Sandhu welcomed the guests.
Sir Chhotu Ram’s birth
anniversary today: The late Sir Chhotu Ram, who stood for the cause of farmers and downtrodden, will be remembered on Tuesday on his birth anniversary, which is celebrated on the Basant
Panchami. He got several laws passed to save farmers from the clutches of moneylenders. He got passed the Registration of Money Lenders Act, the Punjab Debtors Protection Act and the Punjab Alienation of Land Act. Functions would be held at various places to pay tributes to him, said a spokesperson for the Sir Chhotu Ram Memorial Trust.
Rally on drugs:A rally to shun drugs was organised by an NGO- “We For People
Organisation” here yesterday. Harmohan Singh Sandhu (ADCP, West) and Paramjit Singh Pannu
(ACP, North) also took part in the rally. A road show was also organised later by the
NGO.Harpartap Singh Sidhu, president of organisation, said that it was basically students, who were running this NGO.
Three killed in mishap: Three persons were killed while two others sustained injuries when the car they were travelling in rammed into a truck near Danuwala village here on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Amrinder Singh, Aman Kumar, and Prabhjot Singh. The injured, Pardeep Singh and Sukhpreet Singh, are under treatment. A case under Sections 279, 304-A, 337, 338 and 427 of the IPC has been registered against the truck driver, who is yet to be arrested.
Three killed in mishap: Three persons died on the spot while two others were injured when the car in which they were travelling rammed into a truck near Danuwala village in Moga district, on Sunday night. The dead were identified as Amrinder Singh of Khwajeke (Ludhiana), Aman Kumar, of Rehrwan village (Moga) and Prabhjot Singh of Ludhiana. The police registered a case against the truck driver of the truck who was yet to be arrested, police sources said.