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Mid-day meal staff to hold protest: Members of the Mid-Day Meal Workers Union have opposed the state government’s move to start mid-day meals on a contractual basis in Jalandhar, Patiala and Kapurthala districts from November 1. They said they would hold protests at the block level across the state on October 22 and 23. The government has roped in a West Bengal-based NGO to provide meals in government schools. Initially, the scheme will be implemented in urban schools of the said districts.
Services at Rajindra Hospital hit as
staff strike work:In a major setback to Government Medical College and Rajindra
Hospital, Patiala, the contractual staff nurses and paramedical staff
today boycotted evening and night duties. They will continue to strike
work if their demand for regularisation is not met. They have threatened
to boycott morning duties, including that of emergency, from October 21
Youth booked for sodomising boy: The police has booked Narinder alias Happy of Apra village on the charges of sodomising a five-year-old boy at the nearby Samradi village on Tuesday. Balbir
Chand, a mason, told the police that his son was playing near his house when the accused took him to a nearby school and sodomised him. The victim was later found lying unconscious. No arrest has been made so far.
8 injured in two road mishaps: Eight persons were injured in two different road mishaps around Phagwara and Goraya on Tuesday night. A motorcycle, an Activa scooter, a car and a bus involved in these mishaps were damaged. The injured were admitted to various hospitals in
Phagwara, Goraya and Phillaur.
Mystery shrouds Patti youth’s death: The body of a youth, Karanjit Singh (25), a resident of Patti area who was employed in a factory in Gujarat, was found wrapped in a blanket at Piddi village, 6 km from here. Assistant Sub-Inspector Paramjit Singh said the body bore injury marks with a sharp-edged weapon. A case has been registered under Indian Penal Code Sections 302 and 201.