R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Refresher course concludes
: The three-week refresher course on ‘Modern trends in chemistry’ organised by Guru Nanak Dev University under the aegis of UGC concluded here on Tuesday. More than 25 experts from PAU, Ludhiana, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Panjab University, Chandigarh, IIT Kanpur and Delhi University, presented research papers.

Safai sevak dead
: Hari Ram (25) a safai sewak of Tapa town, about 20 km from here, died on Tuesday after being choked by sewage gas. Hari Ram was trying to clear a blocked sewage pipe near Baba Inder Dass Inner Gaushala. One more person also became unconscious in this mishap. Both the victims were rushed to Tapa Hospital where Hari Ram died. Activists of the Safai Sevak Union Tapa later held a protest.

Farm inputs seized
: Chief Agricultural Officer P.S. Aulakh has seized 140 kg Isoprotgun, 80 litres of Alphagasrine, 560 litres of Ethyl Ester, 1,375 kg Forate, 500 kg Corthop Hydrochloride, 100 litres of Chlorpyrifarm, 140 litres of Pritilachlor and bio-fertiliser. Seven samples of these agricultural inputs have been sent for tests. The case has been referred to the police.

Succumbs to injuries
: Balbir Singh, son of Kundal Lal of the local Ravi Dass Nagar, succumbed to his injuries at the DMC, Ludhiana on Thursday.
Police sources said, Balbir Singh was injured when Ravi Kumar, son of Mohan Lal of the same area, allegedly assaulted him with a blunt weapon on June 13. The Police has registered case.

Travel agent booked: The city police has registered a case under Section 420, IPC, against Gurmeet Gill of Shastri Nagar, New Delhi, for duping Harjeet Kumar and two others of a sum of Rs 7.4 lakh. The accused had taken the sum and their passports on the promise of sending them to Korea.

Theft cases: Some miscreants stole .12 bore gun (47641) of Kulwinder Singh. The Tanda police has registered a case. In another incident some unidentified persons stole Rs 70,000 from a scooter of Phuman Singh of Barota village, Mukerian, on Tuesday. A Hero Honda motor cycle (PB-18A-7377) of Ravi Kant Bajaj, parked before Allahabad Bank branch here was also stolen on Monday.

Body found
: A man missing since Tuesday was found dead here on Thursday. The body of Dev Raj was recovered from an open gutter in the Surgical Complex area by the victim’s family members. The victim was a resident of Kaihra Mohalla in Basti Bawa Khel in the city.

Woman kills self
: The body of one Gurdev Kaur (40) was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her house in Nangal Colony here on Thursday. The police claimed that the woman was mentally depressed due to her prolonged illness. The body has been sent to the Civil Hospital for postmortem. The police said a case of suicide under Section 174 of the CrPC had been registered. 

: About 100 workers of BJP led by Dr L.D. Sewak, secretary of the Punjab unit of the party, held a protest against the rise in the prices of petrol and diesel.

Tarn Taran
: The second-day session of the Public Information Campaign was inaugurated by Mr Gurminder Singh Rataul, Chairman Market Committee, here on Tuesday. Mr Rataul applauded the Central Government and said that the campaign would go a long way in creating awareness among the masses.



Golden Peacock award
: The 540-MW Chamera Power Station, (stage I) on River Ravi in Chamba district, has been declared winner of the ‘Golden Peacock Environment Management Award’ for 2006 by a jury headed by Justice P.N. Bhagwati, a former Chief Justice of India. This award is given by the World Environment Federation for excellent management efforts in the field of environment.

Pension given to 326
:Transport and Tourism Minister G.S. Balion Wednesday distributed social security pension among 326 persons at Nagrota  Bagwan .

Two held for theft
: Bablu, alias Rajinder of Geora village and Biku, alias Surinder of Bassa Chhatrolli village, were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly committing theft in the house of Manodh Singh at Raja Ka Bagh near here. 

HP Pensioners Sangh flayed: The Kangra District Pensioners Association has criticised the Himachal Pensioners Kalyan Sangh (Hamirpur) for suspending the elected body of the District Pensioners’ Association headed by Mr P.S. Rana.


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