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Free houses for 42,000 families: As many as 42,000 families belonging to the economically weaker sections will get free houses in the next two years. Presiding over a meeting here, Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal said every sanctioned mega project has been asked to earmark 6 per cent area for EWS housing. He said the government was committed to provide shelter to every family by 2020. Sukhbir said the proposed houses should have two rooms, a kitchen and a toilet.
amends service rules: The Punjab Government on Monday issued a
notification amending Rule 3.26 (a) of Punjab Civil Services (First
Amendment) Rules, Volume-I, Part-I, 2012, giving an option to its
employees retiring on or after October 31 of a year's extension in
service, but on certain conditions.
Air Force Day celebrated: Air Force Station, Halwara, celebrated the 80th Air Force Day here. The celebrations had spread over one week with variety of activities, which ensured involvement of every air force personnel. The celebrations kicked off with a basketball match followed by a cultural program. A healthy baby show and interactive sessions between officers and airmen were also organised during the occasion.
Woman consumes wrong medicine, dies: A woman was found dead at her residence in Hardyal Nagar last evening. As per the deceasedís kin, she mistakenly consumed a wrong medicine, after which her health deteriorated and later died. The deceased was identified as
Priya. The police said as the deceasedís relatives did not smell any foul play, inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC were initiated. The body had been sent for the post-mortem examination.
Five booked for fraud marriage: An MBA graduate boy allegedly married a girl after bringing all fake relatives, including "mother" to the wedding, which he performed just to get dowry. The police said the victim, Mamta Rani of Krishna Nagari, has lodged a complaint with them alleging that Piyush Bahri, a resident of Yamunanagar in Haryana, approached her family through one of their relatives in Sriganganagar in Rajasthan and married her giving impression that all his relatives including mother attended the ceremony. However, the girl later came to know that all those attended the marriage from her in-laws' side were fake.
Two arrested with
50 gram smack: The police has arrested two persons after allegedly recovering 50 gram smack from their possession. A case under various sections of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused, Jaswinder Singh and Nirmal Singh. Both belong to Kaithal district in
Haryana. The police has confiscated the motorbike in which the accused had hidden the smack.
Earrings snatched from two women: Two robbers riding a motorcycle snatched earrings from two women --- Surinder Kaur of Satnampura and Sonia of New Model Town--- in
Phagwara. The police has registered cases.
Three arrested with intoxicants: The police has arrested three persons --- Ranjit Singh of
Rihana-Jattan, Mangat Ram of Lakhpur village and Gurpreet Singh of Begumpur --- with 445g of intoxicant powder from their possession in two different cases. The police also busted a gang of electrical wire and transformer thieves and arrested two of its members, identified as Raj Kumar and Amarjit of Begampur village.
Pensioners block road in Sangrur: Beneficiaries of old-age pension scheme and other such plans, including financial assistance to widows and disabled persons, of the Social Security Department on Monday blocked the Lehra-Jakhal road at Chottian village to protest the non-disbursement of pensions for the past few months. SHO Baljit Singh said the beneficiaries alleged that their sarpanch had not been disbursing the pensions to them. The blockade was lifted following an assurance of action in the case by Lehra Panchayat Officer.