5 peddlers held: The police have arrested five drug peddlers and recovered 33 kg poppy husk and 10,400 intoxicant tablets from them. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gurmeet Chauhan said the accused were identified as Rajbir Singh, Sukhchain Singh, residents of Amloh, Rajinder Singh of Khanna, Jaswant Singh of Bassi Pathana and Vicky Tandon of Mandi Gobindgarh. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.
2 labourers burnt alive: Two labourers were burnt alive and two others seriously injured in Dasuya on Wednesday when a few cans of diesel and turpentine oil caught fire. Bachan Kumar (19) and Akhilesh Mandal (30) died on the way to the hospital while Chand Shri mandal and Mundan Thakur are critically injured. All the victims were from Bihar.
1 held for molesting sarpanch:
The Chabbewal police have arrested a resident of Bilaspur village for allegedly molesting a woman sarpanch of a nearby village. The victim in her complaint alleged Pakhar Singh forcibly entered her house when she was alone and molested her.
Exams put off to March 25: The Punjab School Education Board has put off Class IX exams from March 10 to March 25. Official sources said the exams would end on April 5. The revised date sheet is available on the board's website www.pseb.ac.in. There is no change in the exam schedule for Class XII.
Law conference today:
The 37th All India Criminology Conference of the Indian Society of Criminology (ISC) will be held at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) in Patiala from Friday. Over 400 delegates will attend the event. Justice Iqbal Singh, (retd) judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, will be the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony. Professor Paramjit S. Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor, RGNUL is the Patron of the Conference and Professor GIS Sandhu, Registrar, RGNUL is the organising secretary.
Newborn's body found:
The police have recovered the body of a newborn from Naushehra Pannuan village, 16 km from here, on Wednesday when it was being eaten by a stray dog. The newborn's sex could not be determined as both its legs and the right arm were eaten. A medical officer, who conducted the post-mortem, said the baby was about ten days old.
Two booked for murder: The police have booked a woman and her lover on the charge of murdering the woman's husband. The accused, Kuldeep Kaur and her paramour Kaka Singh (both from Manawan village) have been booked under Sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code. The body of the deceased, Lakhwinder Singh, was recovered near the village.
Class IX girl abducted:
The police have booked a youth for allegedly kidnapping a girl. The accused, Jugraj Singh (16), of Dhand village, has been booked under Sections 363 and 366-A of the Indian Penal Code. He allegedly abducted the the Class IX girl student on the pretext of marrying her.