Dharna: 6 labour unions organised a dharna at the new grain market here on Friday to express resentment over “illegal detention” of Pawan Kumar, an employee with a local commission agent, for the past five days. Pawan Kumar had been detained allegedly in connection with the theft of Rs 1.5 lakh.
Traffic blues: A consumer movement deputation, led by its chairman Sat Pal Khariwal, in a representation to the SSP during his visit here on Friday regretted that the traffic police and transport authorities had failed in implementing the blanket ban imposed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on plying unregistered peter-engine four-wheelers.
KIDNAPPING: The local police has registered a case under Sections 323, 382, 365, 506, 120-B, 34 of the IPC against four unknown persons on the charges of kidnapping and snatching. According to information, Jaspal Singh @ Raju of Kothe Khawajabaju along with three unknown persons, armed with iron rods, base ball bats and sticks, allegedly kidnapped Jasmel Singh of Gagra, snatched a golden chain and Rs 10,000 cash and assaulted him.
theft: Manjit Kaur Sarpanch, Rajwant Singh and Jasvir Singh, all of Pakhowal, allegedly trespassed into the shop of Gurdip Singh of their village and stole PCO articles. They also damaged the shop articles. A case under Sections 452, 380, 429 of the IPC has been registered.
assaultED: Nikku, Karamjit Singh, Gabber and his brother, all of Malah, allegedly assaulted Gurmeet Singh of their village. A case under Sections 323, 341, 427, 148, 149 of the IPC has been registered.
PHAGWARA: To increase police efficiency, DGP NPS Aulakh has instructed all SSPs of the state to conduct a competition wherein the performance of each police station will be assessed after one month. This was confirmed by SSP, Kapurthala, here on Saturday. The winner police stations would be awarded excellent, good, fair and poor grades on 25 points.
NSS camp concludes: A 10-day NSS camp, which commenced on September 20 at Government Mohindra College, concluded here on Saturday. The 10-day camp attracted as many as 190 volunteers. The principal of the college, Dr D.I.S. Brar, was the chief guest on the occasion. Camp coordinator Dr S.K. Kaushik read the progress report of the camp. Dharminder Singh, a student of MA-I (Hindi) bagged the best overall NSS volunteer prize. Best NSS camper was Sukhpreet Singh and best water service was Amit Kumar.
LOK ADALAT: Lok Adalat was held here in Samrala Courts today. A total of 33 cases out of 90 were decided on-the-spot and total recovery of Rs 35,15,425 was also decided. Five matrimonial cases were also compromised.
NSS CAMP: A 10-day NSS camp is being held at National College for Women, Machhiwara,in which, 50 girls are participating. The camp was inaugurated on Sept 28 by college principal Dr Parminder Singh Benipal.
Red tape: Nitesh, a former student of S D High School here, has lost two academic years as the Punjab School Education Board failed to correct his father’s name from Rakesh Kumar to Rajesh Kumar. Nitesh had passed the matriculation examination in 2005. The school management had given the required information and documents to the board but red tape stalled Nitesh’s entry to the next class.
Camp for disabled: The National Handicapped Welfare Council, Haryana, is going to organise a welfare camp on the premises of National Institute for the Disabled, Sector 12-A, here on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2. Senior vice-president of the council K.C. Wadhawan said, “The camp is for free distribution of artificial limbs, prosthetic aids and appliances to all categories of disabled persons. Those interested to avail the opportunity must be a permanent resident or having domicile of Haryana state. The person must not have an income of more than Rs 6,000 per month.” Those interested persons can contact Wadhawan at 9316638284.
Fighters for air show: Fighter aircraft, Jaguar and MiG 21, based at Ambala are going to be part of the 75th anniversary air display, which is going to be held at Air Force Station Hindon in Ghaziabad. An officer said that an air display of 75 aircrafts would form part of the Air Force Day parade-cum-investiture ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of Indian Air Force on October 8. He said that the air display would be an enthralling experience. The Surya Kiran team comprising nine aircrafts had recently practiced at the Ambala Air Force station.
Dalit murder case: Ram Niwas, an accused in Rakesh, alias Lara murder case was produced in the court of Special Magistrate for CBI cases R.N. Bharti on Saturday. The Magistrate remanded him to judicial custody till October13. The CBI had arrested Ram Niwas on September 19 on charges of his alleged involvement in the murder of Lara, a Dalit youth of Gohana. Earlier, the court had remanded him to police custody for 10 days. The counsel of Ram Niwas has also filed an application in the court in which he requested that Ram Niwas be shifted to some other jail as he was not safe in the Ambala jail.
Haj pilgrimage: As many as 108 members from the state have been selected for Haj pilgrimage. According to sources of the All-India Haj Committee, the expenditure to be incurred on the Haj had been worked out and accordingly the expenses would be contributed to the committee by the selected members. One killed: One person was killed on-the-spot and another seriously wounded when a canter rolled down the hillside near Trilochan Mahadev on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Raman, a resident of Chamba, while injured Virender was rushed to the regional hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Reports revealed that the vehicle had been hired by a hydroelectric project for muck disposal. The police has registered a case.
One killed: One person was killed on-the-spot and another seriously wounded when a canter rolled down the hillside near Trilochan Mahadev on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Raman, a resident of Chamba, while injured Virender was rushed to the regional hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Reports revealed that the vehicle had been hired by a hydroelectric project for muck disposal. The police has registered a case.