An official of the Water Resources Department and his wife were killed as the car they were travelling in collided with a truck of Punjab-based Randhawa Freights Company on the national highway near Sriganganagar on Sunday. Prithvi Raj Meghwal (59) of Daulatpura village was serving as Executive Engineer in the department. The incident took place when he along with his wife Savitri (55) was going to Suratgarh after participating in a function at Sriganganagar. A case of negligent driving has been registered against the truck driver.
Youth ends life
A youth who got married three months ago reportedly ended his life by jumping into the Gang canal in neighbouring Sriganganagar on Sunday night. Sources said Jagjit (25) left his house on a motorcycle on Sunday. The motorcycle and his shirt were found near the Gang canal on the Kaluwala bypass. Divers fished out his body near the Sulemanki head on Monday.
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Two held with 1-kg opium
The Mandi Gobindgarh police have nabbed two persons and seized 1-kg opium from their possession on Sunday night. The accused have been identified as Jaspal Singh of Sahnewal in Ludhiana district and Tarsem Singh of Sirsa in Haryana. They were arrested from a naka near a bridge on a choe passing near Khedi Naud Singh village. The contraband was concealed in a polythene bag kept in a plastic box under the truck driver’s seat.
Nankana Sahib pilgrimage
The SGPC has invited applications from devotees who wish to go to Nankana Sahib in Pakistan to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, scheduled for November. SGPC’s additional secretary Diljit Singh Bedi said applicants should submit their passports with the SGPC office by July 25 so that the state government could further seek visas. “Other religious spots in Pakistan, too, will be part of the itinerary,” he said.
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Cloud computing discussed
Entrepreneurship and the use of IT tools and technologies can solve the problem of unemployment, said Dharam Pal Gupta, Director Technical Education, Punjab, after inaugurating a one-week Faculty Development Program (FDP) on ‘Cloud Computing – Applications and Issues at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib. He said such programmes were the need of the hour as these matched the aspiration of the young generation.