Five die in accident near Sidhwan Kalan
Sidhwan Kalan:Five persons were killed and another four have been admitted to DMCH with serious injuries after a major accident near Sidhwan village on the Ferozepur road on Saturday. The accident took place at 7 am as a speeding Punjab roadways bus collided with a Toyota Innova. Of the five deceased, four were of the same family. A motorcyclist, Robinpreet Singh, was also killed in the accident while the passengers of the bus escaped unhurt. The deceased include: Sandeep Kaur and her five-year-old daughter Surpreet Kaur, Manjit Kaur and Kulwant Singh, paternal grandparents of Surpreet.
SFJ flays Brar, Cong comments
Chandigarh:Challenging the claim that Sikhs living abroad are helping revive terrorism, Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), a human rights group, stated that community members living in western countries support “revival of justice, and not terrorism”. In a statement, the SFJ said that “demanding justice is no act of treason or waging war against India as depicted by an organised campaign initiated after the attack on Lt Gen (Retd) K S Brar in London.” Terming the attack on Brar as “emotional confrontation”, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, legal adviser to SFJ, said that the community is still suffering from the pain of desecration of Akal Takht.
Memorial: Dal Khalsa warns Centre
Hoshiarpur:Radical Sikh organisation Dal Khalsa on Saturday said the Centre’s proposed move to invoke Religious Institutions (Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1988, to stop the construction work on Operation Bluestar memorial will add fuel to fire. Party head H S Dhami said, the scars of the 1984 Army action are still fresh and if Centre put hurdles in way of the construction of memorial, “The situation in Punjab will return to where it was in 80s.” The party also flayed Chief Minister PS Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Badal for being defensive in reacting to “hue and cry raised by Congress and likes of Gen KS Brar on the memorial.”
SC directs states on borewells
Shimla:In a letter written to state governments by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights regarding orders of the Apex Court - wherein it directed state governments that owners of premises on which a borewell is being constructed must inform civic departments of the construction, in writing, 15 days in advance — the body has asked governments to submit a comprehensive report to the commission with an action taken in this regard.