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Land allotted to minorities can’t be transferred: Punjab panel

Muktsar: Punjab State Commission for Minorities chairman Emmanuel Nahar on Monday said the land allotted to people from minority communities after passing a resolution by the municipal council or the panchayat would not be transferred to anyone. He directed the administration to meet the land requirement of Muslim and Christian people. TNS

Implement Seventh Pay Panel proposals: Teachers

Sangrur: On a call of the Punjab Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union, the staff of Akal Degree College, Mastuana Sahib, staged a protest in front of the office of the principal. Union president Sarika Jain demanded the state should implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. TNS

Two of family returning to Jalalabad killed in mishap

Abohar/Sriganganagar: Two members of a family, who were returning to Jalalabad, in Fazilka, were killed when the driver reportedly lost control of the car. Vidya Bai (50) and Princejeet Singh (20) died on the way to hospital. In two separate accidents in Sriganganagar, three more persons died. OC

5 mobile phones seized from inmates in Faridkot prison

Faridkot: The authorities confiscated five mobile phones, seven SIM cards and other accessories from a barrack in the jail here. On the complaint of assistant jail superintendent, the police have booked six jail inmates for possessing prohibited goods under Section 52-A of the Punjab Prison Act. TNS

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