Three of a family died,while another was seriously injured,when a truck hit them on a roadside. Prem,47,was going towards Phagwara on a motorcycle,alongwith his wife Kailasho,45,son Sonu,20 and grand son Jashan,3. After refilling his motorbike,they were waiting on a roadside near the petrol pump for other family members. Suddenly a truck going towards Jalandhar side hit them. Prem,Kailasho and Jashan died on the spot,while Sonu was admitted to a charitable hospital,in a critical condition. Driver of the truck is absconding,police are consducting raids to arrest him.
Heroin worth Rs 25 cr seized
The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have successfully seized five packets of contraband,suspected to be heroin worth Rs 25 crore,from Punjab border near Abohar sector on Thursday. The troops were on high alert as inputs were received regarding threat of smuggling from the area of border outpost,Jagannath,said BSF sources. A red tube-shaped clothbag lying in the middle of the border security fence in the area was spotted near the International Border. During search,the five packets of 1kg each of contraband were seized.
Navjot meets Joshi for development work
Chief Parliamentary Secretary Health and Family Welfare,Punjab,Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu,met newly appointed Local Bodies Minister Anil Joshi and discussed the development of Amritsar East constituency,on Thursday. Development of Transport Nagar,Jahajgarh,which was hanging between Amritsar Improvement Trust and Municipal Corporation has been approved by Joshi. For this purpose an amount of Rs 4.5 crore has been earmarked for laying sewerage,street lights,roads etc, a press release issued by Sidhus office said. The minister apparently also gave an assurance for installation of a Rs 1.25-crore Sewerage Treatment Plant in New Amritsar.
Chawla slams Centre,state govt
Senior BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla on Thursday took exception to Punjab governments decision to open cinema halls in villages and said the government should first focus on improving the condition of government schools. In a press statement,she said hundreds of schools did not have toilets,no separate arrangement for girls therefore the first priority should be toilets and rooms and not cinema halls. Chawla also trained her guns at the Centre and said the UPA government,too,had played a cruel joke with the poor by promising to give mobile phones to 2.5 crore people,while there is no talk on providing kerosene oil or cooking gas to the poor.