R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


AWARENESS CAMP : An awareness camp for youth was organised by the Youth Clubs Organisation, Punjab, here on Sunday. Mr Kapil Dev, SSP, presided over it and advised members of the organisation to held de-addiction camps.

BODY FOUND : The body of a youth was found on the Bathinda-Dabwali railway line at Vedang Khera railway station on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Harwinder Singh of Luhara village in Muktsar district.

ARRESTED : Three persons have been arrested for trying to attack a police party that had gone to arrest them at Janata Nagar here on Sunday. Sources said the prime accused, Gagandeep, had a brawl with Amanjot Singh of Hans Nagar sometime ago following which he and some of his aides were booked. On Sunday night when the police confronted the accused during raids at Janata Nagar, Gagandeep, Parminder, and Ghanshyam tried to attack the party with swords and other arms, but more personnel rushed to the spot and nabbed them. They have been sent in four-day police custody for interrogation.

RALLY: Workers of Jagraon Sugar Mill held a rally on Monday on the premises of the mill against the decision of the state government to sell it to private sector. Adequate arrangements to hold a protest rally on May 18 at Chandigarh were discussed at the rally. Addressing the gathering, Mr Tejinder Singh Nani, president, and Mr Gurnam Singh, acting president of the Khand Mill Bachoo Action Committee, apprised about the non-payment of salary to the employees resulting in economic crises. They demanded immediate reversal of the decision of privatisation of the sugar mill and flayed the government policies responsible for causing loss to the unit.

SUGAR CHECK-UP: A blood sugar check-up camp was organised by the Triveni Institute of Paramedical Technology at Guru Amar Dass Market, Khanna, on Sunday. Dr Ashok Batta checked more than 100 patients free of cost. Medicines were also distributed free of cost to patients.

EDUCATION: Religious education is necessary for the moral development of the students, said Mr Balram Datt Sharma, headmaster, Elementary School, Ramgarh, while addressing a function organised to honour the students who had passed the religious exams of Sikh Missionary College, Ludhiana, on Monday. Mr Sharma expressed his concern over the increasing effect of the European countries on the new generation. Bhai Hardev Singh of Sikh Missionary College said we should adopt the teachings of Sikh Gurus.

PEPPER SPRAY: Unisafe Technologies has launched Knockout Pepper Spray, a spray for self-protection. “With increasing incidents of crime like molestation, eve-teasing, cash snatching etc, pepper spray can protect its user in any unforeseen circumstances,” a company press note said. The US Police and Law Enforcement Agencies have been using pepper sprays for over a decade and find it very effective and convenient in subjugating the criminal, the company said.

seminar: To raise the level of education, the Punjab Government has started a 20-day in service teachers’ seminar under the aegis of Sarv Sikhye Abhiyan. The seminar is being organised by Mrs Usha Sidhu, Principal, Inservice Training Centre, Ludhiana, at Government Girls High School, Madhopuri. Mr Pardeep Kapoor, Block Organiser, gave a lecture regarding education and its need for the teacher. Mr Prem Bassi, group leader of the resource persons, gave a lecture on the importance of ‘Sarv Siksha Abiyan’.

CONTEST: Param, Gurpreet Kaur and Kanish Bansal won the first, second and third prizes respectively, in ice-cream eating contest here yesterday. The competition was for children below 12 years. Param won the first prize as he finished 500 gm ice cream in 3 minutes, 49 seconds while Gurpreet consumed it in five minutes and Kanish took six minutes.

REFUTED: The Bhadson police has refuted the charge of Amrik Singh of nearby Kheri Jattan village that he was tortured by it. Mr William Jeji, SHO, told mediapersons that Amrik was called to the police station to investigate a matter relating to the disappearance of Bikkar Singh of the village with whom he had gone to Gorakhpur along with Makhan and others as helpers on a combine. He was questioned and asked to join the investigation the next day. Fearing interrogation he had concocted the torture story.

MEDAL: Twentytwo employees of the Bhakra-Beas Management Board (BBMB) working in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal in its different hydroelectric projects were awarded gold medals for their outstanding performance during the last year by the Chairman of the BBMB, Mr Rakesh Nath, on the occasion of its Raising Day here on Sunday. Those awarded included Mr Kamal Kalla, Mr Sanjay Kumar Sekhri, Mr Vinay Kumar, Mr Jasbir Paul, Mr S.R. Aggarwal, Mr Gurbachan Singh, Mr Mohan Lal, Mr Cheddi Lal, Mr Tulshi Ram, Mr Paramjit Singh, Mr Ram Rattan, Mr Mohinder Singh, Mr Ravi Parkash, Mr Balam Singh, Mr Balbir Singh, Mr Sita Ram, Mr Parmjit Singh (Talwara), Mr Raj Kumar, Mr Ishwar Singh, Mr Harish Chand Mr Soni, Mr N.C. Khera and Mr Joginder Singh.



FRAUD CASE: The police has registered a case under Sections 419, 420 and 406, IPC, against Manohar Kumar, a former postal agent of this city, following a report lodged by a woman, Ms Santosh, a resident of Model Town, alleging bungling of Rs 1.20 lakh. Mr Sukhdev Singh, Superintendent of Police, told mediapersons here on Monday that the woman, in her complaint, stated that she had given Rs 1.20 lakh to Manohar Kumar for depositing in her accounts, but he pocketed it.

INUNDATED: Standing jowar, barseem and vegetable crops in about 50 acres of land were inundated following a breach in the Rajpura distributary of a canal near Shekhupura village, about 20 km from here, on Sunday evening. The officials of the Irrigation Department have alleged that someone has made a cut in the embankment of the distributary in a bid to irrigate the land where plantation of paddy was in progress.

YOUTH ROBBED: Three armed miscreants are reported to have robbed a youth, Kapil Chauhan, and snatched Rs 8,800 and a gold chain from him on the Jakhauli road near the Motilal Nehru School of Sports at Rai, about 15 km from here, on Sunday night.

KILLED: A 35-year-old Matador driver, Khusheed Ahmed, was killed and the cleaner of the vehicle, Mir Ahmed, injured seriously when their vehicle was hit by a truck on the Jagadhri-Paonta Sahib road on Saturday night. Another man was killed after being run over by a train here. A case has been registered.


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |