Senior citizens lose eyesight after allegedly undergoing surgery in Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur (Punjab), Dec 5 - At least 14 senior citizens lost their eyesight after they allegedly underwent eye surgeries at a free medical camp organized by an NGO in Punjab's Gurdaspur district on Friday.

"A bus full people reached the camp. After operation, some kind of infection started to develop in the brain area as well. When we consulted other doctors, they told us that the eye pupils are missing," said one of the victims.

BSF Recovers 31 Kg Heroin In Punjab

BSF Recovers 31 Kg Heroin In PunjabIn a major recovery along the border with Pakistan, the Border Security Force (BSF) today seized 31 kg of heroin in Punjab.

The stock of heroin, said to be worth over Rs 31 crore in the global market, was discovered by the intelligence group of the BSF near Channa post in Gurdaspur, 275 km from Chandigarh.

The consignment was concealed along the bed of Ravi River, which flows along the border between India and Pakistan.

The BSF launched a search in the region following a tip that a drug consignment was being delivered.

Baby Trapped In Borewell Dies

Baby Trapped In Borewell DiesThree-year-old Dilnaaz Kaur, who had fallen into a 200-foot borewell at Dhira village in Gurdaspur region of Punjab on Wednesday, died even before the rescue group could reach her.

The body of baby was taken out from borewell afternoon 21 hours today. But, the doctors declared her dead.

The physicians said that Dilnaaz died around 3-hours before the rescue team reached her.

The rescue operation was conducted by both the Army and local administration.

Three-Year-Old Baby Falls In Borewell; Army Tries Rescue

Three-Year-Old Baby Falls In Borewell; Army Tries RescueIndian Army officials are making attempts to save three year old Dilnaz Kaur, who fell into a 200 feet deep borewell near Batala town in Punjab's Gurdaspur region on Wednesday.

The reports said that the baby accidentally fell into the borewell when se was playing in the courtyard of her maternal uncle’s house.

The police officials said that the baby had got stuck around 30 feet deep into the borewell, but the definite position was unclear as no clear view of the kid is available.

Pakistan Radio raises bogey of a ‘nuclear war in the sub-continent’

Pakistan Radio raises bogey of a ‘nuclear war in the sub-continent’Gurdaspur, Dec. 19 : In a tone full of desperation Radio Pakistan in the latest edition of its Punjabi Durbar programme has said that Pakistan may use nuclear bomb against India as a last resort.

The broadcast is in line with the diplomatic efforts of Pakistan to suggest to the Western world that they should exert pressure on India to solve the `core issue' of Kashmir to ensure peace in the sub-continent and see that the two `nuclear neighbours' live in amity.

Singaporeans promote community service through village school renovation in Punjab

Singaporeans promote community service through village school renovation in PunjabVeela Bajju (Gurdaspur) Dec. 14 : A group of 20 students from Singapore is giving a facelift to a government-run school in Veela Bajju village in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district.

Smuggling of drugs and arms on the rise at Indo-Pak border

Smuggling of drugs and arms on the rise at Indo-Pak borderGurdaspur, Aug. 19 : The smuggling of heroin, arms and ammunition appears to be on the rise along the India-Pakistan border with two incidents of illegal smuggling surfacing on Monday and Tuesday.

On Tuesday (Aug. 18), the Border Security Force recovered a huge haul of heroin at the Bohar Wadala border outpost in Gurdaspur District.

According to BSF Inspector General (Frontier) Himmat Singh, BSF personnel head constable G. C. Sharma and constables Parveen Kumar and U. K. Bral were alert enough to seize the consignment.

Indo-Pak CBMs, a boon for farmers of both sides

Dera Baba Nanak (Gurdaspur), Dec 11: Farmers living on either side of the border that separates India and Pakistan are enjoying an agricultural boom. Thanks to the Confidence Building Measures (CBM) initiated by the two governments.

Farmers living on both sides of the Dera Baba Nanak Sector can now be seen ploughing their fields without fear.

The Border Security Force (BSF) not only provides protection to Indian farmers, but also to their fields.

Kuldeep Singh, a farmer, said, "We were not been able to farm as wild animals used to destroy our crops. But now we can do our work, moreover, BSF personnel also guard us, " he added.

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