R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Dowry death:
An alleged dowry victim ended her life by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at village Jassi Baag Wali in Bathinda district on Monday. According to information available, Ramandeep Kaur (24) was married to Angrej Singh, employed at the Tehsil complex, Bathinda, about two years back and was blessed with a daughter. She reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a  ceiling fan. Tarsem Singh, brother of  the deceased, in a complaint to the  police, stated that his sister used to complain that she had to bear atrocities at the hands of her husband for not fulfilling his regular demands for dowry. Taking action over the complaint, the Sangat police booked Angrej Singh under section 304-B of the IPC and has initiated further proceedings.

LPU student electrocuted:
A B.Tech (III) student of Lovely Professional University was found dead in the hostel balcony late last night. A resident of Delhi, Harpreet Kaur (20), is said to have gone to the balcony to hang her wet clothes after taking a bath when she perhaps got electrocuted after coming in contact with a desert cooler. The police handed over the body to her father Gurdeep Singh after post-mortem examination.

200 examined at medical camp:
Around 200 students were examined at a free medical camp recently organised at the Bhutta College of Education. The camp was organised under the guidance of Keharnam Memorial Educational Society. The secretary of the Trust, Sukhdev Singh Garcha, inaugurated the camp. Dr Gagandeep and Dr Raju Sharma along with a team of health experts examined the patients. The teaching and non-teaching staff was examined at the camp free of cost.



Legal aid clinic: The first legal aid clinic of the district was set up in Baropal village, near here, recently. District and Sessions Judge RS Virk inaugurated the clinic. Chief Judicial Magistrate Nazar Singh, several lawyers associated with the District Legal Services Authority and prominent persons of the village were present. “Panchayats have occupied the highest position in rural society in India since times immemorial and several of the petty discords that are brought to the courts can be solved at the panchayat level,” the judge said, addressing villagers on the occasion. Virk said the legal aid clinic was the first of its kind and such clinics would be soon set up in other villages of the district.

2 killed in accidents: Two persons, including a 10-year-old girl, died while three others were injured in road accidents in the district on Sunday. Karuna (10), daughter of Pradeep Kumar Yadav of Dharuhera, was killed while her father sustained injuries when the motorcycle they were riding on was reportedly hit by a tanker on the Bhiwadi-Dharuhera road. The police has arrested tanker driver Gurwinder Singh of Rajasthan. In another incident, a taxi driver, Fauzdar (52), a resident of Delhi, died while two occupants of the taxi, Vivek and Avneesh, both residents of Delhi, were injured when the car they were travelling in reportedly rammed into a parked truck on the Jaipur-Delhi highway.



‘Abolish creamy layers’: The Himachal Pradesh Rajput Kalyan Sabha has demanded that all reservation in the state be given on economic basis. In a press release, senior vice-president of the sabha Uttam Singh Thakur has also urged the government to abolish the creamy layers from the reserved category and also not to implement the 85th amendment of the Constitution.

Seminar: M&M Educational Services, Hamirpur, will be organising two-day seminars at Dharamsala, Hamirpur, Mandi, Una and Shimla to give career information to students keen of appearing in CSIR, UGC, NET and PGT tests. Giving this information here on Monday, director of the institute Manoj Kumar said these seminars would be organised from July 20 to 30.

Warm welcome: President of the state BJP Khimi Ram and Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Jai Ram Thakur were accorded warm welcome by the BJP workers and leaders of Mandi district at various places on their first visit here. The BJP workers had installed welcome gates at various places in Mandi district. The first welcome gate was at Slapper where district president of the BJP and MLA Gopalpur Col Inder Singh along with other party leaders and workers received both the leaders. Afterwards these leaders were given warm welcome in Nachan, Balh Mandi and Drung Assembly segments.



Chargesheet against 5:
The Crime Branch, Jammu, produced a chargesheet in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate in Udhampur against five accused involved in the murder of a youth in Udhampur on May 2. The Crime Branch produced the chargesheet against Ankush Pandoh, Adil Shah, Rahil Chandel, Rajesh Pandoh and Vimal Singh, all residents of Udhampur. The Crime Branch said Sanjay Jandial of Sailan Talab in Udhampur was shot at and stabbed inside a shop in Chabutra Bazaar on May 2 by Ankush Pandoh and other accomplices over some business rivalry.

Strike enters 10th day: The Jammu Joint Students Federation (JJSF) strike entered into 10th day on Monday. The admission-seekers along with JJSF activists held a demonstration at Government College for Women here. JJSF president Pushvinder Singh Manhas said the meeting on open admission with the Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education, would be held tomorrow. Demanding “open admission”, he warned the authorities concerned to resolve the problem of admission-seekers as soon as possible otherwise the JJSF would intensify its agitation.

Training programme ends: The Training of Trainers (ToT) programme on Environment Education for Sustainable Development of National Service Scheme (NSS) for Programme Officers from Jammu University and Kashmiru University concluded at the varsity’s auditorium of Computer Sciences Department on Monday. The programme, which started on July 9, was organised by the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, in collaboration with the Programme Coordinator, NSS, Jammu University. About 35 programme officers participated in the programme. Prof BPS Sehgal, Dean, Academic Affairs, Jammu University, distributed certificates among the participants.

Death anniversary: To commemorate the 56th death anniversary of Comrade Dhawantri, a function was organised by Comrade Dhanwantri Manch on Monday at Dogri Bhawan. Members of the Manch paid rich tributes to Comrade Dhanwantri, who gave exemplary sacrifices fighting along with Shaheed-e-Aazm Bhagat Singh, Chander Shekhar Azad, Sukhdev, Rajguru, and Shiv Verma for the freedom of the country. Meanwhile, as many as 250 members of the Progressive Students Association (PSA) observed the 56th death anniversary of Comrade Dhanwantri in front of Central/ Dhanwantri Library at Jammu University.

Body found: The police found the body of a man from an abandoned well in Chohala village of RS Pura tehsil on Sunday. According to the police, the decomposed body was sent to the local Government Medical College (GMC) for a post-mortem. A case has been registered.

Yatra schedule:
The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) is likely to declare the schedule for next year’s annual pilgrimage soon after this year’s yatra concludes early next month. This was indicated at the 17th meeting of the SASB here on Sunday. The meeting was presided over by Governor NN Vohra to review the status of ongoing yatra and various measures taken for ensuring the smooth conduct of pilgrimage via both Pahalgam and Baltal routes. The early schedule would enable the SASB and service-providing departments of the state government to undertake advance planning for regulating the yatra.

8662 yatris perform darshan: As many as 8662 yatris paid obeisance at the Amarnath shrine yesterday. An official spokesman stated that 3708 and 1867 pilgrims left from the Baltal and Nunwan base camps, respectively, this morning on their journey to the cave shrine. Another batch of 1449 yatris left Jammu for the Pahalgam and Baltal base camps today.



House burgled in Saket:
An amount of Rs 10,000 and jewellery worth Rs 30,000 was stolen from a house in the Saket locality. The owner of the house, Somdutt Sharma, was out of town when the incident occurred. At his return, he found that the house had been burgled. The victim lodged a complaint in this regard at the Gangnehar Police Station.


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Classified Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |