R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Student honoured
: Shubham Gupta, a student of class XII in the LRS DAV School here, has been awarded merit certificate and gold medal for his performance in the special National Physics Test and Indian National Physics Olympiad 2008-09. He is among the 37 students who have been selected on the basis of a special examination. He was recently invited to participate in the orientation-cum-selection camp for the International Physics Olympiad at Mumbai.

Gala finale at summer camp: During the gala finale of the summer camp at the military station here last night, Akanksha, a student, enthralled the gathering by singing 'Tu pyar ka sagar hai, teri ik boond ke pyase hum', a superhit song of Manna Dey in film Seema (1955). Preeti, Muskan, Saloni and Alpana too mesmerised the viewers with their dances. Brigadier Arun Kumar was also present on the occasion.

Training for needy women: The first batch of 23 needy women and girls is expected to complete the training at the Shradha Sewing Centre of the LRS DAV Senior Secondary School by July end, informed Adarsh Jain, in-charge of the project. All the trainees will be gifted sewing machines to enable them earn money by adopting sewing as profession.

SGPC flays racial attacks: SGPC president Avtar Singh decried attacks on Indian youths in Australia. He requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the matter with his counterpart in Australia . He also told people of Indian origin in Australia to abide by law and face the situation courageously.

AISAD candidates: The All-India Shiromani Akali Dal (AISAD) on Monday announced its candidates for the Banur, Kahnuwan and Jalalabad Assembly constituencies for which bypolls will be held. By-election for Banur has been necessitated by the death of former Minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Kahnuwan and Jalalabad seats are likely to be announced vacant soon as their legislators have been elected to the Lok Sabha. AISAD president Jaswant Singh Mann said Giani Gurcharan Singh would be the party’s candidate from Banur, Kashmir Singh Mahalam from Jalalabad and Hardeep Singh Bajwa from Kahnuwan.

State funeral for freedom fighter Bilga: The Punjab government will accord a state funeral to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh Bilga at Bilga village, near Jalandhar, on June 3. Bilga died in London last week. Government spokesperson said on Monday that the body would be received at the Raja Sansi airport in Amritsar by Revenue Minister Ajit Singh Kahar and media adviser to Chief Minister HS Bains.

4 killed in mishap: Four persons were killed while two others were hurt when the driver of the car they were travelling on rammed into a roadside tree near village Bhai Desa on the Bathinda-Mansa road on late Monday evening. Those killed were identified as Rajkumar, Gita Rani, her brother and Iqbal. The dead belonged to Mansa. The injured have been admitted to the Civil Hospital in Mansa.

Flood protection measures: Reviewing flood protection measures at a meeting here on Monday, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Arshdeep Singh Thind asked officers to set up flood control rooms in all subdivisions of the district from July 1 to September 30. He also asked the Moonak SDM and officers of the Drainage Department to submit report in a week on requisite arrangements, especially, in the 26 flood-prone villages of the Moonak subdivision.



12 ASIs promoted: The police today promoted around 12 ASIs to the rank of sub-inspectors with immediate effects. The police said among those promoted included Gurdev Singh, Sucha Singh, Davinder Pal Singh, Sita Devi, Jagbir Singh, Kulbir Singh, Raj Bahadur, Des Raj, Vijay Pal Singh, Zile Singh, Rambir Singh and Avtar Singh.

Golf camp at P’kula
: The Panchkula Golf Club will hold separate summer golf coaching camps for women and children in the age group of six to 17 from June 6 to June 15. The children’s camp will be held from 6.30 am to 7.30 am and the women’s from 7.30 am to 8.30 am. The camps would be conducted by Manjit Kochar. For details contact 9815554788 or Col Dogra at the Panchkula Golf Club.


Two held: The police nabbed two youths while they were planning to loot commuters on the Samaiput road in Ballabhgarh on Sunday. The two youths identified as Sharaafat and Lakhan were trying to set up blockades on the road. The police seized knives and other weapons from their possession.

International Children’s Day celebrated: KIDZEE School, Kurukshetra, celebrated International Children’s Day by organising fashion show and talent hunt on its premises here on Monday. Yugam and Riya were selected as “KIDZEE boy” and “KIDZEE girl”, respectively, while Bavishya, Kamal, Abhinoor, Shreya, Ananya, Parneet, Satyam, Yuvansh, Tanishka, Shivani and Lakhsita won prizes in other categories. Highlighting the importance of International Children’s Day, school principal Alka Dhiman said the day was established to encourage all countries to institute a day to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children.

Gold chain snatched: Two scooter-borne youths reportedly snatched a gold chain from Pushpa Devi at Guru Chowk in Model Town here on Sunday. When the woman raised the alarm, the miscreants fled with the booty. The Model Town police has registered a case of assault and theft in this regard.

Dumper looted: Some miscreants reportedly looted a dumper as well as Rs 5,000, a mobile phone, an ATM card and driving licence from its driver Kamlesh on the Dharuhera-Rewari road at the bus stand of Masani village, near Dharuhera, on Sunday. The miscreants, who dropped Kamlesh at a deserted place later, fled with the dumper as well as the booty. The incident occurred when the dumper driver was sleeping inside the dumper after having parked it there. The police has registered a case.

Road blocked: Residents of Dehri Mohalla blocked the road near Mata Darwaja for half an hour in protest against inadequate supply of drinking water here on Sunday. The protesters said they had been facing a lot of problems due to inadequate and irregular supply of drinking water. The police persuaded the protesters to lift the blockade assuring that their grievances would be conveyed to the authorities concerned for prompt redressal. Following an assurance, the protesters lifted the blockade.


Battling for life: Kishen Chand, an occupant of the ill-fated Bolero which met with an accident on the Chhatrari-Kunr link road on May 29 and was stated to have succumbed to his injuries by officials, was alive but gasping for life in coma at the intensive care unit of the PGI, Chandigarh, police sources stated this here on Monday. His condition is stable, the sources further confirmed.

Legal literacy camp
: A legal literacy camp was organised in Amroh Panchayat of the district on Saturday. It was presided over by Additional District and Sessions Judge Rattan Singh Thakur. He said the aim of the camp was to make people aware about the law and our rights enshrined in the Constitution. CJM Rakesh Kainthla also spoke on the occasion.

Shobha yatra: Students of MCM DAV Public School, Bagni, took out a colourful shobha yatra in the town on Monday to celebrate the foundation day of the DAV. Students raised slogans in support of the Arya Samaj movement by holding placards in the yatra. Local SDM IS Bhardwaj launched the yatra.


Docs resent delay  in promotions
: The Medical Officers’ (Indian Medicine) Welfare Forum, Jammu and Kashmir, has resented delay in the sanctioning of third time-bound promotion since 2001 despite a government order five months back. A deputation led by Jagdish Lal, president of the forum, on Sunday called upon Minister for Health and Medical Education Sham Lal Sharma and submitted a memorandum of demands to him. The forum alleged that the promotions had been accorded to select doctors on a pick-and-choose basis.

Jobless youth commits suicide: Himanshu Sharma (25), a native of Roorkee, allegedly hanged himself to death in his rented accommodation at Vijaypur on Monday when his wife, Bharti of Patel Nagar in Kathua, had gone to Sarswati B Ed College where she was a teacher. Official sources said Himanshu, who married Bharti three years back, had been jobless and the couple had no children. A police officer said that the family of the deceased had been informed in Roorkee while the body had been shifted to Government Medical College here for autopsy.

Electric transformers: PDP leader and MLA Choudhary Zulfikar Ali has inaugurated two electric transformers and eight km of HT/LT lines and dedicated these to the public of the Darhal Assembly Constituency on Saturday. Choudhary appreciated the hard work put in by the executing agency in completing the schemes on time.

Army gives furniture to schools: Continuing its efforts to create facilities for people in remote villages of the state, the Army has under its operation Sadbhavana provided classroom furniture to government middle schools, Mangal Devi, Bareri, and Bhajnoa in the Jammu region. As per a defence spokesman, the DAH Artillery Brigade with its regiments undertook the project with an aim to motivating students to attend classes by creating a comfortable environment. The Commander, DAH Artillery Brigade, handed over the furniture to the school authorities at a function organised by the children of these schools.

Sikhs hail court’s decision: Various Sikh organisations, including the National Sikh Front, have welcomed the decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in which the court had said unshorn hair were essential component of the Sikhism. Chairman of the National Sikh Front Varinderjit Singh said this was a welcome decision that would help in keeping the Sikh culture and traditions alive. A court had agreed that unshorn hair were the essential component of the Sikhism and any student will not have the right for admission under the minority quota.

10 kullahs gutted: As many as 10 Kullahs (temporary sheds of nomads) have been gutted in fire in the Pinga Gala area of Kalakote. There were no reports of loss of life in the incident. Meanwhile, expressing concern over the recent forest fires in Rajouri and Nowshera, Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment Mian Altaf asked officers of the district administration and the Forest Department to take the measures to prevent recurrence of such incidents in future.

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