Seminar: The Patiala branch of Northern India Regional Council (NIRC) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India organised a seminar on VAT. Alok Krishan, a CA from Chandigarh, enlightened the participants. Atul Gupta, treasurer of the NIRC and author of various books on service tax, explained the service tax proposals and latest amendments B.S. Gill, assistant commissioner of central excise, Patiala, was the chief guest.
Hit and run: Baljit Kaur, working in government hospital, Banur, was hurt after being knocked down by Indigo car at Chatt bus stand on May 19. She sustained several injuries and where immediacy taken to the GMCH-32. A case of causing injuries due to rash and negligent driving has been registered against the driver of the Indigo car.
Man assaulted: Garav Latava, a resident of Mullanpur Garibdass, here was alleged bashed up by at least half a dozen youth late last night. According to the police, the victim was injured in the attack and has been admitted to the Phase VI Civil Hospital here. The police said a case has been registered and one of the six assailants has been identified as Lucky.
Accident: Sanjai Bansal, a handicapped shopkeeper of Phase V, was allegedly hit by a truck near the PCL light point here today. The victim was rushed to a local hospital from where he was shifted to the PGI when his condition worsened.
Foundation stone laid: Commissioner and secretary of the Haryana youth welfare department Sarban Singh laid the foundation stone of a rural sports stadium at Khanpur Roran village on Monday. He said such sports stadiums would be constructed only in those villages, which had more than 50 per cent of the population of the Backward Classes. In such cases, 5 per cent of the construction cost would be borne by the village panchayats. This sports stadium would cost Rs 23 lakh and would be spread over 7.5 acres.
Security reviewed: DGP Kuldeep Khoda on Monday reviewed the security arrangements for President Pratibha Patil's five-day visit to the state beginning from May 23. Chairing a high-level meeting of officials from the BSF, CRPF, state police and intelligence agencies, Khoda asked them to ensure high degree of alertness in order to foil the designs of militants during the President's visit and the forthcoming Amarnath yatra.
3 killed in mishaps: Adil Hussain (7) was among three people killed, while 11 others were injured, in separate accidents in Kashmir, official sources said on Monday. Sources said Adil was injured by a vehicle at Chati Singhpora in south Kashmir. He was immediately shifted to a hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Civil defence programme: A civil defence awareness programme was organised by the Civil Defence Organisation, Budgam, on Saturday. Deputy commissioner, Budgam cum-Controller, Civil Defence, said land would be provided to the organisation for imparting basic civil defence training to the people. In all, 19 civil defence volunteers participated in the daredevil show. Out of these, 11 volunteers were awarded certificate of excellent performance and 8 others were awarded cash prizes.