R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


2 killed as borewell caves in
: Two men died after a borewell caved in a locality here last night. Reports said Subhash Chander Bishnoi and Pappu Ram, both aged about 25, had entered the borewell to replace a leaking pipe. The sand started caving in and people raised an alarm for help, sources said. The police rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation with the help of local residents. The dead bodies of both the victims were taken out late last night. 

Farmers, workers burn govt’s effigy: Workers of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta) and other trade unions on Wednesday burnt an effigy of the SAD-BJP government. They had assembled at the Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial on the railway road. BKU district general secretary Sukhmander Singh said the way the kidnapping case of Faridkot girl Shruti Sachdeva was handled by the Punjab police, it spoke volumes about a nexus between the ruling coalition and anti-social elements. Meanwhile, students assembled near the Abohar Club and protested against drug menace in the state. 

Man shot dead near Pak border
: An unidentified man was shot dead by the BSF near Majimian border post when he was allegedly trying to cross over to the Pakistani side. Reports said that BSF jawans noticed some movement near Majimian post in the Ajnala sector. They challenged the unidentified person who reportedly tried to flee away. The jawans opened fire and shot him dead. 

Dal Khalsa to  challenge fresh trial: Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa on Wednesday said it would fight the case of five militants accused of hijacking the Pakistan-bound Air India plane in 1981. The accused are most likely to be declared proclaimed offenders by a Delhi court if they fail to appear on December 3. 

Man kills son in Sunam
: A man on Wednesday allegedly killed his son over some domestic issue in Sunam. Sunam SHO (City) Satnam Singh said that an altercation took place between Labh Singh and his son Jaswinder Singh (35) on some domestic issue. During the scuffle, Labh Singh hit the neck of his son with a scissor and the latter died on the spot. A case has been registered against Labh Singh under Section 302 of the IPC. 


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Classified Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | E-mail |