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Sukhbir's adviser Anish Sidana quits SAD

Chandigarh: A senior Hindu leader, Anish Sidana, who had recently been appointed political adviser to SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal has resigned from the Akali Dal. He had recently left the Congress to join the SAD. Sidana alleged the SAD leaders were positioning themselves to appease the hardliners. TNS

A correction

In a report, ‘Chhotepur back in SAD fold’, in these columns on Friday, Mohan Singh Tur was erroneously referred to as Sucha Singh Chhotepur’s father instead of father-in-law. Tur never served as SGPC chief, as mentioned in the item. In a related report, Chhotepur was mentioned as Tur’s son, instead of son-in-law. TNS

Rs 1.34-cr embezzled, truckers seek probe

Sangrur: Some members of the Bhawanigarh Truck Operators’ Association have allegedly misappropriated Rs 1.34 crore. Operators have submitted a complaint to Sangrur Deputy Commissioner (DC) and demanded a high-level inquiry. TNS

Dhigan is vice-chief of SC Land Development Corp

Chandigarh: The government has appointed Naresh Dhigan as vice-chairman of the Punjab Scheduled Caste Land Development and Finance Corporation. An official said Dhigan has assumed the charge. TNS

Pahra appointed member of Milkfed Board of Directors

Chandigarh: Gurdaspur MLA Barindermeet Singh Pahra has been appointed as a member of Board of Directors of Milkfed. Pahra is a close associate of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa. TNS

Three killed in road mishap on NH-62 in Sriganganagar

Abohar: A driver and helper were killed after their truck collided head on with another heavy vehicle on the national highway 62 in Sriganganagar on Thursday night. Cops said the deceased have been identified as Manoj Meghwal (30) and Raju Nayak (32) of Karmisar in Bikaner. OC

Prof Bansal conferred with Nat’l Eminent Engineer Award

Chandigarh: The Institution of Engineers has conferred Dr Savina Bansal, professor and former Dean, MRSPTU (Bathinda), with the ‘National Eminent Engineer Award’ for her outstanding achievements and contributions made to the profession of electronic and telecommunication engineering. TNS

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