Transfers: Last date extended
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday gave a nod to postpone the last date for general transfers of state government and Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) employees for 2016-17 till June 30. Earlier, the last date was May 31. Fatehgarh Sahib
Boy takes insecticide, diesAn eight-year-old boy, Sehibpreet Singh, of Barwali Khurd village lost his life after he drank insecticides mistaking it as a cold drink. Village sarpanch Lakhvir Singh said his nephew consumed the insecticides as it was kept in a cold drink bottle.Muktsar
Farmer found deadFarmer Kaur Singh (52) was found dead in his fields at Daula village here on Friday. Two bottles of pesticide were found from the spot. Deceased’s brother Major Singh alleged that Kaur Singh was having a dispute with some residents of his village. Amritsar
Land row: Man beaten to deathAn elderly man, Dara Singh, was beaten to death by several persons in the Bhindi Saida area here. A land dispute is stated to be behind the incident. The police have booked seven persons on the charge of murder. No arrest has been made so far.Moga
Dalit raped in Moga villageA 13-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by a youth at Nangal village in Moga district, the police said on Friday. The police have registered a case against Harpreet Singh of the same village under Sections 376 of the IPC and relevant Sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, at the Nihalsinghwala police station. However, the youth is yet to be arrested.