Vanmahotsav: Vanmahotsav was celebrated at MGN Public School, Adarsh Nagar, in which the students planted saplings in the school premises. Principal Satwant Gakhal emphasised on saving the environment.
Top rank: Prabhjot Singh has topped the list of successful candidates in Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Bathinda, in the MBBS university exam conducted by the BFUHS, Faridkot. He was ranked third in the university. Harsimran Kaur was second.
Awarded : The MD of Different Convent School MK Manna has been selected for the Global Education Leadership Award 2011 by the International Achievers Conference.
Cong gears up for Mansa ‘morcha’: A meeting of the Congress workers was held under the presidentship of district president of the party (Urban) Ashok Kumar at the DCC office here on Monday in connection with preparations for the morcha, to be launched by the Congress from September 2 at Mansa against the acquisition of land from farmers of Gobindpura village for constructing a thermal plant. Local MLA Harminder Singh Jassi said duties had been assigned to the block presidents and other party leaders to make the morcha a big success.
BSP ex-MLA joins Manpreet’s PPP: Former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator from Bhadaur Nirmal Singh Nimma today joined the Peoples Party of Punjab (PPP). Welcoming Nimma into the PPP fold, party president Manpreet Singh Badal said the BSP leader had joined the crusade against corruption. He said Nimma was an honest and laborious gentleman who had decided to support the PPP unconditionally. — TNS
Pathankot Anil Dara and Manoj Sethi, president and general secretary, respectively, of the Sarna unit of Punjab Beopar Mandal in an appeal to the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal criticised the construction of the four-lane road on the Pathankot-Amritsar Road through the main road of the town.
Anil Dara and Manoj Sethi, president and general secretary, respectively, of the Sarna unit of Punjab Beopar Mandal in an appeal to the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal criticised the construction of the four-lane road on the Pathankot-Amritsar Road through the main road of the town.
4 held with poppy husk: The police arrested four persons, — Rakesh Kumar, Des Raj, Kuldip Raj and Ram Murti of Sidhwan village — with 20kg of poppy husk near Madhopur on Pathankot-Jammu Road on Monday. A case under Section 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered.
Mobiles worth Rs 30 lakh stolen: A gang of burglars decamped with mobile phones worth Rs 30 lakh from a Mobile Mall in Yamunanagar on Sunday night. Abhey Jain, owner, noticed the theft when he came to open the shop on Monday morning. He immediately informed the police. According to the police, burglars gained entry into the shop by breaking main shutter. The police has collected IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) numbers of the stolen mobiles to track their usage. A Forensic team and fingerprint team also visited the spot and gathered evidence.
Omar’s greetings on Janamashtami: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Janamashtami, wishing them well being and prosperity. In a message, the Chief Minister expressed the hope that the auspicious occasion would bring peace, development and progress to the country and the state as well.
Governor hosts iftaar:
Srinagar: Governor NN Vohra hosted an iftaar at Raj Bhawan here on Sunday. Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh, First Lady Usha Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Mohammad Akbar Lone, Acting Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Justice FM Ibrahim Kalifullah, and GOC, 15 Corps, Lt-Gen SA Hasnain participated in it.
Purola on the boil: Purola in Uttarkashi district continued to be on the boil with residents organising traffic blockades and protests on Monday to press for their demand for declaring Purola a district. Offices and schools remained closed and the protesters raised slogans against the government. While some organisations have raised the pitch for declaring Purola a district, the others are demanding that it be made the headquarters of the newly announced district of Yamnotri. The BJP leaders are maintaining that the representatives of Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank would be holding discussions with the residents on August 24 in Purola.