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Protest against drug menace

Malout: Residents of Krishna Nagar, under the banner of Krishna Nagar Welfare Committee, on Monday lodged a protest in their locality against the alleged prevalence of drugs. The protesters claimed that 'chitta' (synthetic drug) has so far claimed four lives in their locality. "We will shortly submit names of drug peddlers to the police. The state government has so far failed in controlling the drug menace," said Rakesh Grover, a local resident. TNS

Cycle journey to Kanyakumari

Muktsar: Two constables of the Muktsar police, Samandeep Kumar and Gursewak Singh, who left city for Kanyakumari on bicycles on October 15, successfully completed their journey on November 15. The duo covered nearly 3,000km, spreading the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev to celebrate his 550th birth anniversary, They also distributed spiritual literature among people. TNS

Two killed in road mishap

Muktsar: Two youngsters lost their lives after the car they were travelling in collided with a truck near Channu village here on Sunday night. The deceased were identified as Kuldeep Singh (22) and Sukhmandar Singh (21) of Mallan village. TNS

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