R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Cheating case
: On the complaint of Mr G.D. Mali, General Manager, Project Rohan Rajdeep Tollways, Samundra, the Garshankar police has registered a case under Sections 420 and 428 of the IPC against the accountant Deepak Bhandari. According to police sources, Mr Mali, alleged that Deepak Bhandari had embezzled about Rs 3 lakh.

Case registered: On the complaint of Sardool Singh, the Garshankar police has registered a case under Section 15(2) of the Indian Medical Act, 1956, against Kuljit Singh son of Darshan Singh, for doing medical practice without valid certificate.

: A Hindi nursery rhyme competition was held at Kundan Vidya Mandir on Wednesday. Students of LKG and UKG participated. Winners of the competition are: LKG: Himika Sood was first, Vidhi Jain second and Ridhi third. Kunwar got the consolation prize. UKG: Jasleen and Vandita were first, Garima was second and Abhishek third. Aayat got the consolation prize.

Showroom opened: Oxemberg has opened its exclusive showroom ‘Balaji Garments’ in the city. According to a company press note, the showroom would display the entire brand merchandise from formals, casuals to denims.

Christians’ rally
: The Sanjha Masihi Morcha, Punjab will organise a rally at Ludhiana on Sunday. Rev yaqub Masih, CNI Church, Pathankot, Rev. John Chouhan, CNI Church, Sujanpur and Ms Manjit Mall Secretary Diocese of Chandigarh and Punjab said here on Tuesday that their main demand was the grant of minority status to the Punjabi Christians.

Van Mahotsav
: Lions Club (Patiala supreme) celebrated Van Mahotsav by planting saplings at Budha Dal Public School here on Wednesday. The sapling plantation drive was initiated by Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, in the presence of Baba Udey Singh, President of the Society governing the school, Ms Amrit Aujla, Principal, and Mr Deepak Malhotra, Region Chairman of Lions Club.

Compensation paid
: The mother of the four-year-old boy Aditya who was strangulated to death after being sodomised by a 17-year-old juvenile earlier this month, was on Wednesday given Rs 5,000 as compensation from the Red Cross funds and was also assured a job by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Alok Shekhar.

Constable killed
: Jarnail Singh, a constable posted at Verowal, died and Head Constable Amarjit Singh received serious injuries when their motor cycle was hit by another motor cycle at Bannian village on Monday. Jarnail and Amarjit were returning home after duty. The police have registered a case under Section 304A, 279, 427 of the IPC. 



: UCO Bank Officers Association celebrated its 40th anniversary, on Wednesday. On this occasion, the officers of UCO Bank distributed fruits to patients in the civil hospital, Ambala City. Senior Manager, Ambala City branch, Mr Ashwani Garg along with N.K. Aggarwal, S.J. Gupta, Ashok Chhabra and V.K. Ragdan were present on the occasion.

Chunmun club: A quiz contest was organised by the Chunmun Club at Maj R.N. Kapoor DAV Public School, Ambala Cantonmentt on Wednesday. The club Director, Mr Ashok Sharma, said the team comprising Vaibhav, Astha and Vivek won the quiz competition. There were three rounds in the competition. 

Grant released
: The District Rural Development Agency has released a grant of Rs 2.54 crore to zila parishad and seven development blocks of the district for undertaking as many as 365 development works in the current financial year under the “Sampooran Gramin Rozgar Yojna”.

Gang of thieves busted: The police claims to have busted a gang of thieves with the arrest of five of its members from Rajiv colony on Monday and recovered stolen articles and a camera worth Rs 1.50 lakh.



Senior journalist dead
: Shabir Qureshi (62), a senior journalist, died of heart attack here on Monday. He was representing All India Radio, Shimla, and Doordarshan.

Teachers union office-bearers
: The following have been elected  office-bearers of the state unit of Himachal Government Teachers’ Union: chairman — Mr Man Singh Chandel; senior vice-chairman — Mr Suman Kumar Minhas and general secretary — Mr Balbir Thakur.

Truck driver drowned
: Satwinder Singh, a truck driver, was drowned in Chakki rivulet at Thapkor on Tuesday. According to information the deceased was having his bath in the rivulet when he slipped into a trench dug up by JCB machines being used, for illegal mining on the river bed.


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