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Educationists honoured: Panjab University senator Sanjeev Kumar Arora honoured senior educationists Urmil Sethi, OP Chaudhary, Ramesh Setia and state award recipient social activist Raj Kumar Charaya at a function organised by Lions Club here last night. Former DEOs Sandeep Dhuria and Harbans Singh Chahal were special guests.
four injured: Four labourers, including a woman, were trapped when a three-storey building under construction at Suratgarh in Sriganganagar collapsed today. Three JCB machines were used to rescue the labourers. Assa Ram’s legs and arms were fractured. Roshani Devi, Kalu ram and Prahlad Singh sustained minor injuries.
Goods worth Rs 1.5 lakh stolen:
Thieves struck at a flex printing shop on Barnala Road and decamped with goods worth Rs 1.5 lakh late last night. Sanjeev Kumar, the owner of the shop, said he received information this morning that the shutter of the shop had been broken. The police have started the investigation.
Channy is Chief Information Commissioner: SS Channy, a retired 1982-batch IAS officer, has been appointed Chief Information Commissioner (CIC). The post fell vacant after the term of Ramesh Inder Singh, former Chief Secretary, ended on June 28.
Soon, health cards for all, says Badal: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Wednesday that all state residents would be issued health cards. He asked the Health Department to chalk out a plan for this exercise. He also announced a “health audit”.
Child labourer rescued: After receiving a complaint at 1098, the Child Helpline, a raid was conducted at a sweetmeat shop at Mullanpur-Dakha. A 14-year-old boy was rescued by officials. Deepak Kumar, legal-cum-probation officer, District Child Protection Union, said the child was handed over to his parents.”