R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


One arrested:
The police has arrested a person in connection with the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib on August 30. Gurkirpal Singh, SSP Batala, said Ranjit Singh of Bhoja village lodged a complaint to the police claiming some unknown persons torn some pages of the holy book regarding. A case under Section 295 A of the IPC has been registered. Tarsem Singh of Bhoja village was arrested in this case and was produced in the court here today. Confessed to his crime, he said he committed the offence under the influence of drugs.

Investor awareness:
The local Sinesoft Education held an investor awareness programme for potential investors and management students of the area on Saturday. Over 100 persons were apprised of the right type of investment in real estate, insurance sector, mutual funds and share market. Investment consultant RK Gupta, branch head of the Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited, Bathinda, Mohit Kansal, and director of the Sinesoft Education Vicky Singal addressed the participants.

Youth abducted by sisters:
A youth was abducted by four sisters from the Civil Hospital, Dasuya, yesterday. According to the police sources, Surinder Kaur of Mohalla Dharmpura, Dasuya, said her son-in-law Dalbir Singh came to the hospital to inquire the health of her husband Mohan Singh who admitted to the Civil Hospital. She alleged that Rozy, Mathro, Deepa and Raj, sisters of Balak Ram of Sahalian, abducted her son-in-law Dalbir Singh. The Dasuya police has booked the aforesaid sisters under Section 365 of the IPC.

Man killed in mishap: Iqbal Singh of Rakri died on the spot when a speedy bus of a private transport company hit his moped near Sugran last evening. The Dasuya police registered a case under Sections 279, 427 and 304 of the IPC against bus driver Kasheev Kumar of Namolian.

Agent booked: The police has booked a fake travel agent for duping Krishan Kumar of Rs 1.30 lakh on the pretext of sending his son to a foreign country. Krishan Kumar of Dholanwal alleged that Rajinder Kumar of local Mohalla Kamalpur took Rs 1.30 lakh for sending his son abroad. But neither did he fulfil his promise nor returned the money.

One held in auto-theft case:
The police today nabbed Sunil Bahadur, a resident of Aman Nagar, in an auto-theft case. But his accomplice managed to elude the cops. Sunil was nabbed at Kushanpura Chowk this afternoon. Head constable Satnam Singh informed that he signaled two youths, who were riding motorcyclists, to stop but they tried to speed away from the site. “This made us suspicious and I along with my colleague Raj Kumar chased the two for a long distance but could nab one of them,” he recalled. As the cops pounced upon Sunil, his aide escaped from the site. During questioning, the police found that the duo was using a stolen motorcycle.

Meritorious students honoured: More than 75 meritorious students of the Lyallpur Khalsa College, who excelled in the April 2011 Guru Nanak Dev University exams, were honoured at the Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar today. Dr RK Mahajan, Controller of Examinations, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, gave away prizes to students and lauded the contribution made by the institution in the field of education and sports. On this occasion, S. Rajinder Singh (junior) secretary, Punjab & Sind Bank, and an old student of the college, was honoured for being awarded with the Dronacharya Award by the Government of India.

Cricket tourney from Sept 10:
The day-and-night cricket tournament, which is scheduled to begin on September 10 here at Shahkot’s Dusshera ground will bring a dose of enjoyment for the residents of Shahkot. This tourney is said to be a package of fun as well as an anti-drug campaign. Organisers of the tourney, Young Star Welfare club and Helpline Group Shahkot said the tournament will last for eight days and more than around 60 teams across the district were expected to take part in it.

Truck driver electrocuted:
Gurpyar Singh, a truck driver, was electrocuted when he accidentally came into contact with a high-voltage wire at Kerian village here today. The police handed over the body to the relatives after the postmortem. Gurpyar, a resident of Ratto village in Tarn Taran district, was standing below the high-tension wire after parking his truck.




Jasbir is kabaddi body chief:
The Chandigarh Kabaddi Association (beach, circle and national style) elected Kuldeep Kumar Gupta as observer of the association during the annual general meeting. The committee unanimously elected Jasbir Singh as president and Sanjeev Bharanta as general secretary, while Davinder Singh Kohli and Parveen Mishra are elected as joint secretaries.



Effigy of Agnivesh burnt:
Activists and supporters of various social organisations, including the district unit of Ved Prachar Mandal, staged a demonstration and burnt an effigy of Swami Agnivesh in protest against his alleged remarks about Anna Hazare and his team during the agitation on the demand of Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi.

Principal retires voluntarily:
Dr Shamim Sharma, Principal of Government College, Dabwali, has taken voluntary retirement from service to join as Director-General of the Jan Nayak Chaudhary Devi Lal Vidyapeeth, Sirsa, and Principal of Mata Harki Devi College for Women, Odhan. Dr Sharma has served as a lecturer in Hindi and Principal of various government and private colleges.

Workers stage dharna:
Hundreds of workers have started a dharna at the gate of the Sugra Leather Export industrial unit against the lockout of the unit. The protesters had demanded withdrawal of lockout and re-induction of workers in the job in the unit.

Quota for Jats: National president of the Akhil Bhartiya Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti Yash Pal Malik on Saturday alleged that the intentions of the Centre as well as the state government were not clear in giving the OBC reservation to the Jats and it would force the Jat community to come on the roads again for their demand.

Villager shot dead: Krishan (30) of Mehandipur village was shot dead on Friday night at his house allegedly by two motorcycle-borne gangsters, one of them being Ajit, the elder brother of the victim. On the complaint of Krishan’s father, Om Prakash, a case of murder has been registered against Ajit and Jitender of Bhainswal Kalan.



Teacher suspended:
The Education Department has suspended JBT teacher Narender Kumar (42) of Government School, Soi, near Ghumarwin after he was arrested for allegedly raping his student. A court in Ghumarwin has sent Narender Kumar on judicial remand for 14 days.

In-laws held:
The local police, which had registered a murder case in connection with the suspicious death of Bharti Devi, whose body was found in the village well at her in-laws’ place at Lakhwal on August 6, has arrested five members of her in-laws in connection with her death.

Body found: The police found the body of an unidentified migrant aged around 40 at Tipri village under the Kandwal police chowki on Friday. The deceased was living in the village for the past few days and was suffering from some ailment.

Shop burgled: Burglars broke into a mobile and laptop shop belonging to Praveen Kumar at Jassur, near here, on Friday night. According to the police, the burglars decamped with mobiles and accessories and a loss of Rs 65,000 has been reported. A case under Sections 380 and 457, IPC, has been registered.

Vendors challaned: In a drive to curb the use of polythene carrybags, the local administration, along with officials of other departments, carried out surprise checking at several places in this subdivision on Saturday. According to official information, 28 vendors were challaned and a sum of Rs 30,000 was recovered from them as fine.



Ashwani Kumar meets Governor:
Ashwani Kumar, Union Minister of State for Planning, Science and Technology, called on Governor NN Vohra here on Saturday. The Governor and the Union minister discussed various issues relating to the rapid development of the state, particularly the implementation of various Centrally-sponsored schemes and those aimed at the promotion of science and technology.



Contractors join tendering process:
Ending their dispute with the Dehradun Municipal Corporation (DMC), contractors today finally participated in the tendering process. Earlier, they were up in arms against the corporation and had boycotted the tendering process, as the corporation had failed to clear their pending dues. It was only early this week that the corporation had cleared their pending payment. Officials said they had floated 70 tenders and all contractors had participated in the process. The last date for submitting the tenders is September 7.

200 examined at health camp: The Uttarakhand State Child Development Board organised a health camp at Noonkhera, where a total of 200 patients were examined. Medicines were also distributed to the patients.

Wooden structures removed: A team of the Dehradun Municipal Corporation on Saturday removed 30 wooden structures near Niranjanpur Sabzi Mandi. Besides, it also impounded 15 kiosks situated between Prince Chowk and Dilaram Bazaar.

One killed in Haridwar mishap:
A man was killed when the auto-rickshaw he was travelling in overturned in Haridwar on Saturday. The auto-rickshaw was on its way to Jawalapur from Haridwar. Other passengers also received injuries. The deceased has been identified as Monu of Rishikul. The driver of the vehicle fled the spot after the incident. The deceased’s brother, Deepak, has filed a complaint against him. A manhunt has been launched to arrest the absconding driver.

Kumaon Briefs
Fonia is nodal officer for elections:
The SDM, Khatima, Bhagat Singh Fonia has been appointed nodal officer (elections). Orders in this regard have been issued by District Magistrate BVRC Purshotam, who is also the district election officer. Fonia has been relieved of his job as the SDM, Khatima. He will work as the nodal officer (elections) till the completion of the forthcoming Assembly elections.

Meeting of DRDA held in Champawat: Chairperson of the Zila Panchayat, Champawat, Prema Pandey has underlined that officials must work towards taking the benefits of various government schemes to the grassroots levels. Addressing a meeting of the District Rural Development Authority (DRDA), she said policies be framed keeping in view needs of the economic development of women in the rural areas. She said vocations like dairy development, horticulture, agriculture and rural-based industry must be promoted. She also expressed displeasure over the fact that public representatives are not being apprised of new schemes introduced at the official level.

Training camp for defence persons in Almora: A training camp for personnel interested in enroling themselves in defence and paramilitary forces will be held in the Hawalbagh area of Almora from October 29 and December 28, respectively, for 56 days. The camp will be organised by the District Sainik Welfare and Rehabilitation office, Almora. The District Sainik Welfare Officer, Champawat, Col Amitabh Negi (retd) said the wards of ex-servicemen and serving soldiers, who want to avail themselves of the training free of cost must get themselves registered at his office along with relevant documents.

Mystery shrouds contractor’s death: A contractor from the Do Nahariya area of Haldwani was found dead in the Peelikothi area of Charayal, where he was supervising the cutting of plots. The deceased has been identified as Mahesh Goswami. According to sources, he has allegedly been hit on his temple with a countrymade pistol. Residents of the Peelikothi area told the police that when they rushed to the spot after hearing gunshots, they saw Goswami lying in a pool of blood in a vehicle used for ferrying construction material. Investigations are on in the matter. It is yet to be ascertained whether this is a suicide or murder case.

Newly wed woman found hanging from fan: A resident of Bindukhatta, Nainital district, was found hanging from a ceiling fan on Friday evening. Leela had been mared to Ramesh a few months ago. Ramesh is employed at a factory nearby. Members of the deceased’s family alleged that she was being harassed for dowry.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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