R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Pharmacists go on mass casual leave
: Distribution of medicines to patients in the OPD, work in the ECG wing at the local Civil Hospital, primary health centres and community health centres in Fazilka district remained paralysed due to two days of mass casual leave (CL) taken by the pharmacists. The pharmacists started protest against the non-acceptance of their long-pending demands. On the first day, the pharmacists from Fazilka, Abohar and Jalalabad sub-divisions, primary health centres at Jandwala Bhimeshah, Dabwala Kalan, Khui Khera and Sitogunno, staged a dharna at the Civil Hospital here .

SC commission member:
The Punjab government has nominated Municipal Councillor Bharati Kendy of Hoshiarpur as a member of Punjab State Scheduled Caste Commission. In a well organised function held here today, Punjab Local Government and Industries Minister Tikshan Sud handed over the nomination letter to Bharati Kendy.

‘Mela Mansa Da’ to start from Nov 13
:The seventh Sabhyacharak ‘Mela Mansa Da’ will begin from November 13 in Mansa. President of the Sabhayacharak Samaj Sewak Manch, Inderpal Singh said today that the cultural programmes including Punjabi songs and dance is organised during the mela at the Khalsa High School here where singers Gurkirpal Surapur and Neelam will perform. Rajya Sabha MP Avinash Rai Khanna will be the chief guest. Mangat Rai Bansal and local political leader Jagdeep Singh Nakai will also attend the function.

Woman commits suicide
: Amarpreet Kaur, aka Preeti, (27) has allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence. She was married to Kuldip Singh and had two children. Kuldip Singh said constant family dispute is the reason behind the incident. Davinder Kaur, mother of the deceased, and other relatives alleged that Amarpreet has been murdered.

Six booked for cheating: The Sadar police on the basis of a complaint lodged by Parminder Kaur has registered a case under Sections 420, 448, 427, 380 and 120B of the IPC against six persons, including Bahadur Singh, Manjit Kaur, Harbhajan Ram, Balvir Singh, Chaman Lal and Mukhtiar Singh for selling the house where Bahadur Singh, nephew of his husband, was allowed to reside about four years ago. In her complaint, Parminder Kaur alleged that Bahadur Singh in connivance with others had sold the house to Manjit Kaur on the basis of a sale deed executed on September 8 this year.

Residents nab looters: Jaswinder Singh, a resident of street number 1 of Shivalik Enclave, with the help of the neighbours succeeded in nabbing a miscreant who had broken into his house for committing a burglary. The accused was identified as Ravi Kumar, from Ropar, was handed over to the police. The police has registered a case under Sections 454, 380 and 511 of the IPC against him. Jaswinder Singh in his statement to the police said when he came to his house at around 3 pm, he remained stunned to see the lock of the main gate broken. Seeing the miscreant trying to flee by climbing the wall of his house, he raised an alarm and with the help of the colony residents, he was able to nab them.

1,740 examined at medical camp:
To spearhead the developmental and welfare activities for the people under the Army’s Operation Sadbhavana project, a three-day free medical check-up camp was organised at Bani by the Gurj Division. A total number of 1,740 patients were examined at the camp by the Army doctors. Maj Gen G Sankaranarayanan, GOC, Gurj Division, said the aim of the camp was to spread awareness about basic cleanliness and health care issues. He emphasized on the need to ensure good hygiene and better medical facilities for children and women.

Mass marriage solemnised
: Helping Hands Organisation with the support of the Punjab Radio London and German-based Social Organisation held mass marriages of 11 needy couples at the local Gurdwara. SSP Harmanbir Singh Gill, Phagwara MLA Swarana Ram, former minister Joginder Singh Maan, PPCC delegate Balbir Raja Sodhi, Helping Hand chairman HS Basra, Punjab Radio head Surjit Singh Guman, German Philanthropist Tek Chand Puni and GNA IMT president Gurdip Singh Seehra specially attended and blessed the couples.


Infant’s body found: The police found the body of an infant near a dust bin at the Regional Hospital, Hamirpur, on Tuesday morning. While one arm of the body was missing, it also had several injures on its other body parts, perhaps due to dog bites. According to the police, the infant was newly born and perhaps a case of illicit delivery and a case under Section 217, IPC, has been registered.

Bus driver thrashes conductor: Bus driver of private bus (HP65-2610) Dina Nath and an unidentified person thrashed an HRTC bus (HP28A-1406) conductor Rajinder Singh near Bhadarwar near Sarkaghat on Monday evening. The police has registered a case under Sections 353, 332 and 34, IPC, at Sarkaghat police station on the complaint of Rajinder Singh. The HRTC bus was on its way from Rampur to Dharampur.

Super-specialty camp held: The state Health and Family Welfare Department held a super-specialty health check-up camp at Sukhar village, near here, on Tuesday. It was opened by local MLA Rakesh Pathania On the occasion 463 patients were examined. Thirtysix disabled persons were examined. CMO, Kangra, K Dogra briefed on health-related schemes.


Chain-snatching incidents: Two chain-snatching incidents were reported in the city on Tuesday. Two motorcycle-borne persons allegedly snatched Urmila Kukreti’s chain while she was buying vegetables at a roadside shop. In another incident, Kusum Tiwari, has lodged a report at the Dalanwala police post against an unidentified person for allegedly snatching her chain.

1 killed in mishap: One person was killed when his scooter was reportedly hit by a bus at Doiwala Chowk. The deceased has been identified as Salim. The driver of the bus, Rajender Prasad of Rishikesh, has been arrested.

Girl abandoned: A girl (7),identified as Pinki, was found abandoned in a bus that was on its way to Dehradun from Shahjahnpur (UP). She is in custody of Child Line.

Kumaon Briefs
All set for 11th statehood anniversary celebrations:
Preparations have been made across Kumaon to celebrate the 11th statehood anniversary on November 9. Several programmes have been scheduled for the day, including paying homage to those who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for making Uttarakhand a reality. Programmes will be held at every administrative level and these will include discussions and cultural events. In Nainital, the main function will be held at the Flats Grounds. Stalls will be put up by various government departments at the venue to make people aware of the developments that have taken place. Orders have been given by District Magistrate Nidhi Mani Tripathi to illuminate the government buildings.

Two-yr-old drowned in water tank: A child drowned in a water tank in the Haldhuchaur area near Haldwani. It is learnt that two-year-old Onkar Joshi had been left in a hammock in the sun by his mother Munni at their house in Padampur Devaliya. The child managed to get out of the hammock and went near the water tank nearby whose lid had been left open for domestic animals to drink water. It was only when his body was seen floating that the parents came to know of his death.

Man’s body found near Haldwani: The body of a man was found on a vacant plot in Jaidevpur village near Haldwani. His scooter was found at a distance of 50 m from the spot. The deceased has been identified as 36-year-old Girish Chandra Joshi of Naya Adad village near Charayal. He was a priest by profession. The recovery of two empty pouches of a pesticide and a bottle of water near his body has led to the assumption that he might have committed suicide. Police investigations are on in the matter.

Nainital girls win cricket tourney: The Nainital team defeated Pauri to emerge the winner in the three-day state-level cricket tournament for school girls that was held at the Flats Grounds in Nainital. The event had been organised by the Education Department. The final game turned out to be a one-sided affair with the girls from Nainital trouncing Pauri by a margin of 62 runs. The highlight of the match was a hat trick by Nainital’s bowler Priyanka Bisht who came up with a tally of four wickets in four overs after having given just 13 runs.

Theft at post-mortem house in Ramnagar: A theft has been reported from a newly constructed post-mortem house in Ramnagar. The newly constructed post mortem house was yet to have started and the delay had been on account of certain official procedures. It has been in existence for almost a year. It is learnt that miscreants have allegedly stolen fans, exhaust fans, taps and other material that had been installed there. Besides this, they also damaged the entire premises.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)

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