A 15-year-old boy and an ex-serviceman were killed in separate road mishaps in the district on Friday. Arjun Kumar (15) was hit by a tractor-trailer on the Kotli road when he was going to his fields on a bicycle. Motorcycle-borne Tota Singh (50), a resident of Thandewala village, was on his way to Charewan village when a police vehicle hit him.


CM forms panel on pollutionChief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday announced to constitute a high-level committee comprising the Punjab Pollution Control Board Chairman; Director, Rural Development and Panchayats; Chief Engineer, Ropar Thermal Plant; Chief Engineer, Water Supply and Sanitation; Chief Engineer, Drainage; Chief Engineer, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited; and the Deputy Commissioner, Ropar; to address on priority the issue of air and water pollution in the villages around the Ambuja cement plant.