May 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India
INQUIRY ORDERED: Mr Rajan Gupta, IG, Border Range, has directed the SSP, Tarn Taran, Mr Narinder Bhargav, to conduct an inquiry into the complaint of Dalbir Singh, a resident of Goindwal Sahib. In an FIR, the complainant alleged that Dilbagh Singh, Bhupinder Singh and Bhagwant Singh attempted to set him ablaze after pouring kerosene on him while he was returning here from Goindwal Sahib.
FELLOWSHIP: Dr Sajid Husain, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, Guru Nanak Dev University, has been selected for the Indian National Science Academy fellowship for his work on HIV/AIDS.
HOUSE BURGLED: Harjot Singh, in a complaint lodged with the police, said his house was burgled on Friday evening when he was not at home. The culprits decamped with nine tolas of gold jewellery and other valuables, he said. A case has been registered. Meanwhile, the police has apprehended Amarjeet Singh and Manjinder Singh, and seized 20 and 15 grams of smack, respectively, from them.
LOOTED: Three youths looted Rs 1.38 lakh at gunpoint from the cashier of the Oriental Bank of Commerce at Jalalpur village, 39 km from here, on Saturday. According to police sources, they arrived at the bank at 1 p.m. and told the gunman that they wanted to meet the Manager for obtaining a loan. On entering the bank premises, one of them went to the chamber of the cashier and looted the money at gunpoint.
GANG BUSTED: The district police on Saturday claimed to have busted a gang of thieves operating in various towns of Punjab with the arrest of its leader, Paras Ram, alias Dharma, and his four accomplices. A large number of stolen goods worth lakhs of rupees were seized from their possession. The SSP, Mr Varinder Kumar, said the accomplices had been identified as Baj Singh, Harpal Singh, Darshan Singh and Shalinder Singh.
OBSERVED: The Bhartiya Yog Sansthan Panjikrit on Sunday observed its "sthapana divas" on the premises of Guru Nanak College. The president of the organisation, Mr Narinder Sood, addressed the gathering.
UNSAFE BUILDING: Employees of the block development office at Baghapurana town in the district are concerned over the dilapidated condition of the office building, which is very old and on the verge of collapse. Officers of the department concerned have been requested to either demolish it or get it repaired.
DHARAMSALA HAMIRPUR KULU MANDI
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