Protest against SMO: The villagers belonging to Nava Bareke led by Sukhdev Singh, president of the Panchayat Union, held a sit-in outside civil surgeon’s office against senior medical officer on Thursday. The villagers blamed that the SMO had falsely given a medico legal report (MLR) in a case to help a particular party. The protesting villagers submitted a memorandum to the civil surgeon and demanded action against the erring persons.
Woman held with gun: Paramjit Kaur, wife of Surinder Singh, was held with one desi katta (gun) along with three live cartridges in Rajpura on Friday. The accused is a resident of Babial, Mahesh Nagar, Ambala.
Theft: Some unknown persons stole Rs 5,000, submersible wire (40m), 30 KD copper wire and an amplifier from Nabha on Thursday. Complainant Ajay Mittal, son of Mangat Ram, informed the police about the theft. No arrest has been made so far.
Truck stolen: Dilbagh Singh of Rajpura has complained to the police that an unidentified person stole his truck (No. HR-37A-3525) on Friday from Rajpura. A case has been registered but no arrest has been made so far.
Jeep stolen: An unknown person stole a willy jeep (No. USS-9429) on Friday from near officer’s mess, 660 Army ABVN, Patiala. An Army officer got the complaint registered. No arrest has been made so far.
World Music Day: In an attempt to ease pain, World Music Day was celebrated on Thursday by Patiala Eye Hospital and Lasik Laser Centre. Speaking on the occasion, eminent ophthalmologist, Dr Sukhdip Singh Boparai, head of the center, said music healed and so does medicine. “Music can soften pain and is a therapy in itself,” he added. Dr Boparai, who has two instrumental CD’s in the market by the name of Emotions I and II, played live for the guests on keyboard and Spanish guitar. Rajpal Channi and Parmjit Parwana, radio and TV artists, mesmerised the audience with their songs.
Man kills wife: Balbir Singh of Naushehra Pannuan township, 15 km from here, strangulated his wife on Thursday night. The Sarhali police has registered a case under Section 302, IPC. The deceased, identified as Sukhjinder Kaur (32), was married to the accused about 13 years back and the couple has two kids. The accused is absconding.
Motorcycle stolen: Ashwani Sharma has complained to the police that his motorcycle parked outside his house in Phase I has been stolen. Another scooter has been reported stolen from Phase I and a cycle has been reported stolen from village Teor.
Purse snatched: Deepti Pasi, resident of Phase 3B1, has told the police that her purse was snatched by miscreants near the Phase III market when she was returning from her office on her two-wheeler. Another purse snatching has been reported by Nidhi Agarwal of Phase IV.
Byelection tomorrow: Byelection of Mithapur village of block Saha of Ambala will be held on June 22. This information was disclosed by Ambala deputy commissioner and chief election officer Mohammad Shayin. He also said this by-election was being held as the earlier sarpanch had expired. Till now, seven nominations have been received for the poll.
Rs 2.5 cr for resort: Yousmarg, a picturesque tourist resort in Budgam district is all set for a facelift with Yousmarg Development Authority (YDA) planning to spend Rs 2.5 crore on various development works in the resort. An amount of Rs 53 lakh had been spent on various development works during 2007-08, said Ghulam Nabi Lone, chairman, state legislative council, during his visit to the resort. Lone stressed on the creation of basic infrastructure and other necessary facilities for visitors. He also directed the forests and tourism department officials to sort out petty issues and review the ongoing projects and action plan for the current financial year.
Project inaugurated: State minister for industry and commerce, Nawang Rigzin Jora, inaugurated the 25-KW Community Micro-hydel Project in Yangthung village of Leh district on Friday. The project constructed under the Integrated Rural Energy Programme of Science and Technology Department at the cost of Rs 16.21 lakh would provide electricity to 35 households in the region, he said. He said the government was considering to provide electric facilities to Risdong Gonpa area in the future. He said the Nima-Bassgo power project was expected to be commissioned in 2010 and would cater the power demand of the district.