R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Suicide by migrant:
A migrant from Uttar Pradesh, Brajesh Pal Singh, died after consuming some poisonous substance at Dhaani Bisheshar Nath village on the city bypass on Wednesday. He has left behind a handwritten note blaming his father for not treating him with affection after the death of his mother in his childhood. The victim’s wife in a complaint to the local police alleged that Brajesh Pal Singh was poisoned to death. A case has been registered. 

Snakebite: A farm worker, Urmila Devi (29), died of snakebite near Government Primary School at Waryamkhera village in the subdivision on Thursday. She was declared brought dead by doctors. 

One killed: Mehma Singh (35) of Dalmirkhera village near here was killed and two other residents of the same village were injured seriously as the motorcycles they were riding collided head-on near Pattisadiq village on Wednesday. The injured were identified as Sonu and Jaswant Singh. Sonu was referred to a super-specialty hospital as his condition continued to deteriorate, sources said.

Elopement: A case has been registered against a medical practitioner, Radha Krishan, under Sections 406, 120-B, IPC, for fleeing with a recently married girl from his neighbourhood in Khippanwali village, sources said on Thursday. Complainant Sohan Lal said all efforts to locate Radha Krishan and Manju remained unsuccessful.

New BKU chief:
Gurbaksh Singh Kaleke has been elected the new district president of the Bharti Kisan Union (Lakhowal). Giving this information Amarjeet Singh Sidhu said as many as 206 delegates exercised their franchise. 

Seized: The local police busted a gang involved in the smuggling of poppy husk. Two persons,Gurpreet Singh and Kala Singh, were arrested with 15 bags of poppy husk from a grain market at Channa Gulab village.However,four are still at large.This was disclosed by Paramjeet Singh Garewal ,SSP, Barnala. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. 

Plea for arrest:
Eight social and political organisations of this region have in a memorandum urged the deputy commissioner to get Dr Ripudamanjit Singh Kalra and his assistant arrested for the death of a woman patient allegedly due to negligence on their part. The representatives said the doctor and his assistant were responsible for the death of Surinderpal Kaur. A case had been registered against the doctor and his assistant on July 28, they claimed. 

2 bodies found: Two unidentified bodies, one of a one-year-old girl and another of a youth, were recovered from two distributaries of the district by volunteers of the Sahara Jan Sewa, a local non-governmental organisation (NGO), in the past 24 hours.The police has registered cases in this connection. 

Dharna staged
: Hundreds of persons on Thursday held a dharna at the Sunam civil hospital for three hours and later for an hour on the main road in front of the hospital, demanding the arrest of five persons, including husband, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and brother-in-law of the deceased, Maya Devi (40), who died of burns on Wednesday at her in-laws’ house at Jakhepal village (near Sunam). The Sunam police has registered a case against the five persons under Section 302, IPC. 



A healthy baby competition was organised by The Himalaya Drugs, here on Friday. The competition was for children in the age group of one to three years. The prizes were given away by Dr Sanjiv Kaushik and Dr Shakti Kaushik.



The NCC unit of the local government college on Thursday celebrated van mahotsav by planting 150 saplings of different species. Addressing the students, the principal briefed them on the importance of afforestation. He said the forest cover in the country was fast reducing and it was, therefore, the need of hour to plant more saplings and protect them during their growth. 

New control room:
The district administration here has set up a control room in the SP office to provide medical and other help in case of accidents and natural calamities. DC R. Selwam took this decision after convening a meeting here. He also directed the police, home guards, health, administration and other officials to work in coordination. He said the control room would remain open round the clock and its telephone number would be displayed at all important places.

The state Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau seized over 105 wooden frames worth Rs. 1 lakh and 21 logs of kail hidden in the panchayat ghar at Tehri, near Katola, on Wednesday night. The bureau has not yet identified the culprit in this connection, said bureau sources.

An unidentified migrant labourer committed suicide at Jassur near here on Thursday night. A case under section 174 of the Cr Pc has been registered. The deceased had hanged himself in a kiosk near a railway crossing. A railway journey ticket was also found from his pocket.


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