Colonisers hail govt’s decision on illegal colonies: In a state-level meeting that was held today, the colonisers hailed the decision of the state government to pass a bill in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha to regularise the illegal colonies in the state and not to enhance the CLU charges being charged by the respective municipal councils and corporations to pass Town Planning Schemes.
SMO commits suicide: Rakesh Jain (53), Senior Medical Officer (SMO), Community Health Centre, Longowal, allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train at Sunam, near here on Tuesday. Government Railway Police SHO Gurcharan Singh said the SMO committed suicide around 3.30 am. He succumbed to his injuries after being hit by a passenger train going towards Ludhiana from Jakhal. No suicide note was found, he added.
Leopard creates panic: Pushpa, wife of Sanjiv Kumar of Parahu village in the Jhandutta constituency, had a miraculous escape from the attack of a leopard while she was cutting grass in her fields on Sunday evening. She saw a leopard about to pounce on her from nearby bushes and ran away just in time. Women with her threw stones at the leopard and chased it away.
Motorcyclist held with drugs: Lekh Raj was arrested with 80 intoxicating capsules at Lahru village in Chamba district on Monday, a report here said. The report said a police party on traffic inspection at Lahru intercepted a motorcycle and seized the capsules from Lekh Raj and arrested him. A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act has been registered.
Woman dies in road mishap: Indira Devi (42) of Ghaneta village falling under Bhawarna police station was killed when she fell off from the rear seat of the motorcycle on which she was travelling with her nephew Tinku on Monday, the police said here on Tuesday. She was rushed to the DRPGMC, Tanda, where she succumbed to her injuries. A case has been registered.
3-day anti-deafness camp held:Under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness (NPPCD), a three-day camp was held at the Zonal Hospital, Dharamsala, in which 12 block nodel officers were imparted training to make society deafness-free. The camp was inaugurated jointly by the Chief Medical Officer, Kangra, and Senior Medical Superintendent, Zonal Hospital, Dharamsala, Rakesh Sharma. The training was imparted by District Nodal Officer, Kangra, S Chakravorty and subject expert Bindu Sood.
Balmiki Kalyan Board sought: The two-day community yatra organised by members of the Balmiki community to create awareness about their rights and duties culminated on Sunday after moving through different sub-divisions of the district. Kangra District Balmiki Sangarsh Samiti chief Budh Nath and general secretary Deepak Larhorda said the yatra moved through Tanda, Nagrota Bagwan, Palampur with a night halt at Dharamsala. MC, Dharamsala, chief Kamla Patial flagged off the yatra from Dharamsala. They demanded that the state government should constitute a Balmiki Kalyan Board and look after their genuine problems and mitigate them.
Sports items distributed: Governor Dr Aziz Qureshi today distributed sports equipment and games like chess, ludo, carrom and badminton to the security personnel posted at Raj
Bhavan. He wished them a happy Holi and asked them to fulfil their duty with dedication.
He said sports had an important role in the physical, mental and intellectual well-being of a person.