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Cong activists protest: Congress activists protested outside the office of Powercom today. They resented the imposition of unscheduled power cuts. They staged a two-hour dharna and raised slogans against the Punjab Government. The workers said a number of industrial units had shut down due to the erratic power supply, adding that farmers were forced to buy diesel to sow paddy.
Students flay Haryana Sikh Gurdwaras Bill: The Sikh Student Federation (Mehta) held a protest rally today against the Haryana Vidhan Sabha’s action of passing the Haryana Sikh Gurdwaras (Management) Bill, 2014, that paved way for setting up of a separate Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee for Haryana. The leaders later presented a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner that was addressed to the Prime Minister.
Memorandum submitted: The Punjab Colonisers and Property Dealer Association today submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner. Kultar Singh Jogi, president of the association, said in September 2013, Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal had assured them of solving their problems. He had stated that a plot’s layout, affidavit and per acre fee would be required to get an NOC. “We are made to deposit property tax. The single window system has not been started yet. Our projects have been stalled,” he said.
Child falls into bucket, dies:One-and-a-half-year Ajtesh died due to drowning in a water bucket kept to collect the waste water dripping from an air-conditioner at a house in new Model Town on Sunday evening. The child probably fell into the bucket while playing. He was taken to the DMC Hospital by his father Chander Sharma where he was declared "brought dead".
Murder case: DGP moves HC:Director-General of Police (HRD) SK Sharma has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the murder charges framed against him by a Ropar court. In his application, the DGP has stated that he is not named in the FIR. The Ropar court was to record evidence in the case on Monday.