R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Move opposed
: The managing committee of Gurdwara Angad Sahib has opposed the move to shift a dhobi ghat to a place near the gurdwara. A meeting presided over by Mr Hardit Singh Ragpuri, president of the managing committee, discussed the issue at length. It was observed that the municipal council had not been able to remove the dhobi ghat despite a verdict by the court. The water accumulated at the ghat polluted the environment of the old Suraj Nagari.

New coordinator
: Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, president, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, has appointed Mr Ashok Gupta, secretary, PPCC, as the coordinator of the party’s ongoing mass contact programme for the Assembly constituency of Ajnala.

Teachers hold meeting
: The unemployed B.Ed teachers under the aegis of Berojgar B.Ed Adhiyapak Front, Punjab, held a meeting at Baradari Garden here on Sunday. The unemployed teachers expressed resentment over the non-fulfilment of the promise of initiating process of recruitment of teachers on a regular basis made by the state government.

Man arrested
: The Phagwara police on Monday arrested a person along with a .12 bore country-made pistol on and a live cartridge on the Phagwara-Nakodar road here. The ASP said the accused, a Himachal resident was identified as Satish Kumar alias Nindi. A case has been registered under the Arms Act. 

Purse snatched: A motorcycle-borne youth snatched the purse of one Priyanka from the Guru Nanakpura mohalla on Sunday night. The victim lodged a complaint at the City police station claiming that the purse contained diamond and gold ornaments worth Rs one lakh, a mobile phone and some cash. 

Student beaten up
: Despite strict ban on corporal punishment in educational institutions by the Punjab Government a V standard student, Pardip Kumar, was punished and beaten up by his teacher Ms Rajwinder Kaur at Brilliant Convent School at Boparai near Goraya on Sunday. The injured student was admitted to Barrapind hospital.

2 booked on rape charge
: The Patti police has registered a case of rape against two youths of Sabhra village who have been identified as Gurwinder Singh and Manjinder Singh. The case has been registered on a complaint of a girl of the same village who alleged that she was raped by the accused about a month ago. The police has registered a case under Sections 376, 506 and 34 of the IPC.

Declamation contest: Aman-deep Kaur of Mamta Niketan Convent School has won the science declamation contest organised by the National Counsel of Science Museum, New Delhi, at Government Senior Secondary School here. Ravinderjit Kaur of Government Girls Senior Secondary School and Sukhjinder Kaur of Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Sarhali Kalan were second and third respectively.



Suicide by constable
: Constable Slumer Singh reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at Sagarpur village near Narnaul on Friday night. The deceased was posted at a police station in Rewari district. The cause of suicide could not be ascertained.

Road blocked
: Residents of Pinana village on Sunday blocked the Sonepat-Gohana highway in protest against the erratic power supply and non-halting of roadways buses at the village stop. Hundred of vehicles were stranded on both sides of road. The SDM, Mr Amarjit Singh Maan, GM Roadways K.S. Ahlawat reached the village and persuaded them to left the blockage assuring that their grievances would be redressed.

Nirnayak sangharsh: Senior INLD leader Ajay Singh Chautala, MP, on Sunday said that party president Om Prakash Chautala would announce the launching of “nirnayak sangharsh” against the failures of the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government on September 25.


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