Freedom fighter remembered in Amritsar

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Amritsar: Freedom fighter and renowned communist leader Mohan Singh Mohawa was remembered at a function at his native village, Mohawa, on Tuesday. His grandson Kuldeep Singh Mohawa, retired principal, announced the formation of a trust, under the leadership of Lok Sabha member Gurjit Singh Aujla, to spread his ideas. The function was attended by Congress leaders Sukhjinder Raj Singh Lalli Majithia, Sukh Aujla and members of communist parties and social organisations. Lalli Majithia said Mohan Singh Mohawa had dedicated his life to the selfless services of the people. Other prominent personalities present on the occasion included Arsal Singh Sandhu, professor Parminder Singh, Dr Iqbal Kaur Saund, Maninder Singh Meerankot and Jarmanjeet Singh Bath. TNS

Ornaments, cash stolen

Unidentified miscreants struck at a home and decamped with cash and gold in Sultanwind here on Wednesday. Complainant Mangal Singh stated to the police that he had gone to a private hospital when the incident took place. After returning, he found Rs 42,000, one gold kara and seven gold rings weighing 42 gm stolen. Thieves entered the house through a window. A case under Sections 380 and 454 of the IPC has been registered. The police said they had begun the investigation and the accused would be behind bars soon. TNS

Voter enrolment camps

The district election office will organise special voter enrolment camps at booths on Sunday (July 23). A month long drive that began on July 1 to enrol young voters in the age group of 18 to 21 years is under way. The special camps would be held from 9 am to 5 pm. TNS

GNDU results announced

Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) declared the examination results of May 2017 session on Tuesday. The results of sixth semester of BA/BSc, BCom, BCom (Prof), eighth semester of Bachelor of Food Science & Technology (Hons), fourth semester of BCom and second semester of PGDCA can be checked on www.gndu.ac.in. TNS
Akal Takht flays assault on Sikh
Amritsar: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has demanded strict action against the accused who thrashed a Sikh man mercilessly near Ambala recently. The victim, Harjit Singh, who boarded a bus for Yamunagar, had reportedly entered into verbal dual with the accused after he reportedly objected to their smoking in the bus. The police arrested two persons after a video of the incident went viral on the social media. As per the Supreme Court guidelines smoking has been banned in public places. “The accused did not only beat the Sikh but also committed sacrilege by tossing off his turban. I have asked local SAD members and Sikh organisations to pursue all legal options to get justice for the victim,” the Jathedar said. TNS

Parkash Purb celebrated

A large number of devotees paid obeisance at Golden Temple on the occasion of Parkash Purb of Guru Har Krishan, eighth Sikh master. A function to mark the event was organised at a gurdwara in Khalsa College which was widely attended by members of the college governing council. Meanwhile, the SGPC stated in a press release that it initiated ‘dharma parchar lehar’ from Gurdwara Panjokhara Sahib in Haryana today. SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar said the campaign aimed at apprising people of the selfless sacrifices of the Sikh gurus. He said the young generation should learn from the life of Guru Har Krishan. TNS
Man nabbed near Pak border
The Border Security Force (BSF) has nabbed a youth for his suspicious movement near the border outpost, New Sundergarh. The accused, Rajesh Kumar of Tripura, was  attempting to cross the border, the BSF said. He is said to be not in a sound state of mind. He was handed over to the Ajnala police. Nothing objectionable was found from his possession. TNS

‘Bhindranwale not a terrorist’

Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal has written to the Maharashtra government against portraying Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale as a terrorist in the history and political science books of Class IX. It has warned the government of filing a case in case the correction is not made within a fortnight. The religious body says neither the Centre nor the Punjab Police have any record to prove that Bhindrawale was a terrorist. TNS

Seminar at Saragarhi school

The fifth Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) of the police organised a seminar at Saragarhi Memorial Senior Secondary School, Town Hall, here today. The seminar was attended by senior police officials. The students were exhorted to keep their surroundings clean and green. Later, 125 saplings were planted on the school premises. TNS

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