Dharna lifted: The 86-day-old dharma of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority Employees ended on Wednesday following a reassurance by Daljit Singh Cheema, advisor to the Punjab Chief Minister. Cheema visited the 54 employees sitting on a dharna outside the PUDA office in Phase VIII. These employees had been regularised by the government but not allowed to join their duties by PUDA. The employees had alleged that the other employees regularised with them had already joined.
Police remand: A local court remanded three persons to a day in police custody for indulging in flesh trade on Wednesday. The police had arrested Jagdish Kumar of Sector 56, Sanjeev Kumar of Mandi Gobindgarh and a Delhi girl from a hotel in Phase 3B2 here. The complainant in the case is DSP (city) S.S.
Bains. Bains had led the police team to the hotel following information received by him. The police told the court that Jagdish was a pimp and supplied women.
Man electrocuted: A man was electrocuted when he accidentally came into contact with high voltage wires at Bajina village. The police has handed over the body to relatives after postmortem examination. The deceased identified as Radhey Shyam was standing below the high-tension wire. He died on the spot.
Target achieved: Northern Railway Workshop,
Kalka, has achieved the target of manufacturing 15 narrow gauge rail coaches in the last financial year, revealed official sources of the workshop. Sources said the NG workshop at Kalka had once again bagged the contract to manufacture eight coaches in the next financial year. Fifteen coaches have been built for Kalka-Shimla rail section. The workshop has already constructed more than 100 narrrow gauge coaches in the past 13 years.
Chemist goes missing: A
Karnal-based chemist has gone missing under mysterious circumstances from the town. The local police on Tuesday registered a case as the family had failed to trace him. According to the family, Neeraj Malhotra had gone to collect money from an unknown person in his car on May 27. However, he did not return home.
One killed in road
accident: Satish Kumar Yadav (27) of Kharkhara village was killed when the motorcycle he was riding on was reportedly hit by a canter on the Delhi-Jaipur highway near the village on Tuesday. Yadav succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital in Dharuhera. The police has registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the canter driver, who absconded after the accident.
Admission begins: Admissions to BA (first year) and BCom (first year) classes of the newly sanctioned Government Girls College here has started in right earnest. The classes will be held in the newly constructed building of Government Girls Senior Secondary School in Sector 4 here. Principal L.N. Sharma said the education department had sanctioned 480 and 160 seats for the arts and the commerce streams, respectively. The last date for submission of admission forms was June 28.
Murder accused held: The police on Tuesday arrested murder accused Jagdish, a resident of Mithi Sureran village here, who had allegedly killed his brother’s wife over a land dispute. Ramsaroop, father of the victim, Neetu, alleged that on June 13, his daughter demanded share in the property and peeved at it, her brother-in-law Jagdish got infuriated and attacked her with a weapon, killing her on the spot.
3 killed in mishaps: Three persons were killed and one was injured in different road accidents in the district during the past 24 hours. Jaswinder was killed when the canter he was traveling in was reportedly hit by a truck on the GT road on Tuesday. The canter driver, Sandeep, sustained serious injuries. Pale Ram of Bari village died on the spot when he was run over by a speeding car while he was crossing the GT road on his bicycle on Tuesday. Pradeep, a resident of Kangra, was also run over by an unidentified speeding vehicle on the Bahalgarh road on Monday.
Man drowned : Bhanwari of Khaneara village was drowned in a local nullah near his village. Sources said 36-year-old Bhanwari failed to negotiate the swirling nullah and was washed away. His body was later recovered downstream by locals. The body was sent for a postmortem.
BJP running ‘transfer industry’: Cong: The Congress has accused the present BJP government of allegedly “running a transfer industry” in the state. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, party spokesman Deepak Sharma said, “The BJP government is running a transfer industry in the state and has transferred 15,000 state government employees within small time.”
YC appointment: State Youth Congress chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu has appointed Ravi Rana of Mandi as general secretary of the state unit. The appointment will come into effect immediately.
Hideout unearthed: Army troops unearthed a hideout and recovered arms and explosives from an area near the LoC in Poonch district on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off, the troops conducted search operations and busted a hideout in Jallas area and recovered an AK rifle, a pistol, a grenade and two magazines. However, no arrests had been made so far.
Funds for water bodies: The Centre has assured the state government that adequate funds would be provided to the state for preservation and conservation of water bodies in the state. This was stated by Union environment and forests secretary Meena Gupta, while inaugurating a five-day workshop on wetland conservation for Northern India here. About 30 participants from Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Delhi will participate in the workshop, organised by the Union ministry of environment and
Officials booked: The crime branch has filed a case against three senior officers of the state education department for their alleged involvement in regularising services of six teachers on a fictitious order in Anantnag district. A chargesheet was filed against former zonal educational officers - Mohammad Ramzan Kar and Ghulam Hassan Mir and senior assistant Mohammad Akbar Dar — in the court of special judge anti-corruption (Kashmir), an official spokesman said. The trio had regularised services of six teachers by producing a fake and fictitious order in 1991.
Milk production: The Jammu and Kashmir Milk Production Cooperative Limited (JKMPCL) processes 25,000 litres of milk daily at its twin milk plants at Cheshmashahi in Srinagar and Satwari in Jammu, an official spokesman said on Wednesday. The plant at Cheshmashahi processes 9,000 litres of milk daily and is marketed under the brand name “Snow Cap”. During the last fiscal, milk cooperatives earned a profit of Rs 34 lakh. Curd and ghee would also be made available in the market shortly, he added.
Relief for militancy-hit: The state government has sanctioned an ex-gratia relief to 10 victims of militancy in Bandipora district, an official spokesman said on Wednesday. The relief was sanctioned at a meeting of the district-level coordination committee chaired by Bandipora District Magistrate Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad. In all, 14 cases were put up in the meeting and 10 were settled.