One booked: The Chheharta police registered a case on Sunday against Monu of Marwaha Wali Gali for allegedly killing Pankaj Kumar who was hacked to death by three motorcyclists on Saturday. According to sources, Monu was Pankaj’s neighbourer.
Free medical camp: A team led by Sandeep Singh Bhullar examined about 150 patients during a free medical camp organised by the Triveni Devi Sanatan Dharam Hospital under its Rural Health Development programme at Sayyedwala village near here on Sunday.
Sat Pal adjudged best singer: Students competed in dance on sad songs during the Rukhsat-2008, organised on Saturday in DAV College of Education here, where Virender was adjudged the winner. Sat Pal was the best singer. Principal Venita Singh awarded the best performers of the session. The awardees included, Rakesh and Parnam Singh (best actors), Jagmeet and Pardeep Kaur (best creative minds of the session), Himanshi (best in academics), Neetu (best dancer), Champa (best singer). Randeep Kaur and Palwinder Singh were honoured as personality of the evening in female and male categories respectively.
Barnala Batala Office shift: The income tax office has been shifted to a new building at Shastri Nagar here. The new office was inaugurated by Sunil Chopra, chief commissioner, income tax,
Amritsar. The construction of the building was completed in 14 years. Chopra disclosed that the Batala office had realised Rs 3.05 crore as income tax against a target of Rs 2.17 crore during the 2007-08 financial year. He said that tax collection by the central agencies was targeted at Rs 325 crore for Amritsar region but the actual collection was Rs 516
crore. Kharar Mansa
Office shift: The income tax office has been shifted to a new building at Shastri Nagar here. The new office was inaugurated by Sunil Chopra, chief commissioner, income tax, Amritsar. The construction of the building was completed in 14 years. Chopra disclosed that the Batala office had realised Rs 3.05 crore as income tax against a target of Rs 2.17 crore during the 2007-08 financial year. He said that tax collection by the central agencies was targeted at Rs 325 crore for Amritsar region but the actual collection was Rs 516 crore.
Hiking camp: Kirpal Sagar Academy vice-principal Rajesh Chandel has been selected as camp commandant by the Punjab directorate of the youth services for a hiking and trekking camp to be organised from June 18 to 27 at Manali. The camp which aims at inculcating discipline and leadership qualities would witness participation of 120 persons.
Office-bearers elected:The following have been elected office-bearers of the Mand Budhi Manav Vikas Samittee, Pathankot: president-Jagmohan Mahajan; vice-president -Munish Goyal; and general secretary-Avneesh Choudhry.
Condemned: The Consumers Protection Forum condemned the Punjab government for playing a cruel joke with the people of the state by announcing a reduction in the rates of petrol, diesel and LPG which was merely an eyewash. The forum said the government had announced to bring the rate of petrol down by 65 paise per litre and diesel by 13 paise per litre. The price of an LPG cylinder, which had gone up by Rs 50, was reduced by Rs 1.10 paise. VAT at the rate of 27.5 per cent was being imposed on petrol while it was only 12.5 per cent in the case of liquor.
Body found: The body of Chandigarh resident Mool Chand (31) was found lying on the railway line near Jagatpura village here today. No suicide note was found from him. Residents of the area saw a body lying on the line and informed the police which in turn informed the Railway Police. According to reports, the deceased worked in a courier company. The police has initiated proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC.
Sports complex: The Haryana government has decided to name the Tejli Sports Complex, Yamunanagar, after former minister and sports lover Late Rajesh Sharma. While announcing this here on Monday, Haryana Chief Minister said the decision to name the sports complex after the name of Rajesh Sharma was taken so that the budding sportspersons could derive inspiration from his life.
Youth run over by train: Amit (20) of Kathuwas village, 12 km from here, was reportedly run over by a passenger train while he was crossing a railway line near the Bharawas railway crossing here on Sunday. The train was going from Hisar to Jaipur. The Government Railway Police, which held an inquest, has treated the case as an accidental death.
3 commit suicide: Three persons have reportedly committed suicide during the last 24 hours in the district. Rohtas (55) committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in his house on Sunday. A family quarrel is suspected to be the reason behind the suicide. Jagdish of Sainipura was found dead near the sugar mill here on Monday. The postmortem of his body confirmed that he had consumed poison to end his life. The Railway police today recovered the body of Bhupinder of Shastri Nagar, Gannaur, from the railway track near the Gannaur railway station on Monday
More polling booths: The district administration is contemplating to set up 54 more polling booths so that voters do not need to move for more than 2 km to cast their votes. A meeting of leaders from different political parties was held at the office of the deputy commissioner here on Monday after the delimitation of constituencies.
Body found: Body of Mohan Lal (22), who was washed away in Avardhan canal here on Friday along with his nephew, was found struck in the canal near Indri, Karnal on Monday. The two had gone to perform some religious rituals when the accident took place. Efforts were on to trace the two since Friday. However, there was no report about his nephew Chetan.
Relay fast by EGS instructors: Hunger strike of the employment guarantee scheme (EGS) instructors entered the 19th day, while their agitation entered the 29th day on Monday. These instructors have been demanding the regularisation of their services. District president of the EGS instructors’ association Dev Paul Singh alleged that the state government was suppressing their peaceful agitation by adopting repressive methods. The instructors had planned to take out a massive rally on June 17 in the main bazaars of Chamba, Singh said.
Wild on the prowl: Bear and leopard are on the prowl in the terrains of Diur, Kandhwara and Bhadela panchayats of the Salooni tehsil here. Some villagers have been wounded by these beasts. The representatives of these panchayats have reported the mater to the forest department. A boy of Gulel village in the Kandhwara panchayat became a prey of this leopard, the residents reported. They demanded to ensnare these animals. The forest officials, however, maintained that they were constantly monitoring the situation so that suitable decision could be taken.
Burglar shot at: A former special police officer was injured when a merchant whose shop he tried to burgle in Chingus in Rajouri district, shot at him, before having him arrested on Monday. Inderjeet Singh fired at Nisar Ahmed who entered his shop with three accomplices to burgle it. The police said Ahmed was admitted to a hospital and a case had been registered. A hunt has been launched to nab the other three accused.
Landmine defused: The police averted a major tragedy when they spotted and defused a landmine in Jammu district on Monday. Official sources said villagers informed the police about explosive devices in Bhore camp area. The police rushed to the site and defused the landmine.
IED recovered: The Army on Monday recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) fitted with 10 kg of RDX planted on a road in Doda district. During routine patrolling, troops of the 8 Rashtriya Rifles detected an IED at Arnola, said defence spokesman Lt-Col S.D. Goswami. A bomb disposal squad defused the device.
Boy injured: Muntazir Nazir Laway (7) was injured in a blast in south Kashmir on Sunday. Official sources said Muntazir, a resident of Gaffa village in Kulgam district was fiddling with an explosive device when it exploded. Muntazir was later hospitalised. However, it was not immediately known from where he got the explosive device.
Bear attacks man: A 26-year-old man was injured after a bear attacked him in Anantnag district on Monday. Official sources said Narinder Singh was standing near a temple at Mattan when a bear appeared. Before he could do anything, the animal attacked him. He was rescued by villagers and admitted to a district hospital.