R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Nagar Kirtan on January 4:
The Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) would hold Nagar Kirtans to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh on January 4 at Sri Guru Harkrishan Secondary School. Apart from office-bearers and members of the CKD, teachers and students of its schools would participate in it. Music band teams, Gatka teams and police bands would display their skills at the Nagar Kirtan.

Protect Punjabi films: Sidhu: Navjot Singh Sidhu, MP, on Friday, pitched for setting up a film city and invoking the Goonda Act to tackle piracy that has hit the Punjabi film and music industry hard besides making Punjabi films free from all taxes. He said the regional films should be freed of all type of taxes, making them commercially viable.

Blood donation camp:
As many as 22 donors donated their blood at a camp organised here on Friday by the Local Shaheed Jarnail Singh Memorial Welfare Society in assistance with Sri Guru Harkrishan Society.

Appointed: A local resident Nagina Begum has been appointed vice-chairperson of World Human Rights Protection Council by Council's chairman Ranjan Lakhanpal.

Jerseys donated: A local NGO Dost Welfare Society distributed 31 jerseys to poor children at Government Elementary School, Janta Nagar, here.

Get screening machines installed:
DM to hoteliers: Under section 144 CrPC, the District Magistrate, Hoshiarpur, Megh Raj has ordered the owners of all hotels and restaurants in the district to get X-ray screening machines installed at the entry points of their business establishments and ensure checking of their visitors. The order has been issued keeping in view the information that visitors used to stay in hotels and restaurants without getting their luggage checked which could lead to any mishap. These orders would remain in force up to March 31, 2010.

‘Promote lecturers as principals’:
The District Lecturers Association at a meeting held here on Saturday urged the state government to promote lecturers as principals as per the final seniority list released by the Education Department in February last year. Balihar Singh Bains, Amrik Singh Bains, Harkanwal Kaur, Naveen Sandesh, Kuldip Singh, Amrik Singh Karnana, among others, said the department released the final list in February last year after making amendments in the earlier seniority lists on the basis of claims and objections filed by the aggrieved persons. The final list had also been put on the website of the department then, but till now the government had been adopting dilly-dallying attitude in implementing the seniority list for effecting promotion of lecturers as principals, they lamented.

26-year-old jumps before train: Rajesh Kumar (26) of New Prem Nagar allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train near Kariha village on Friday. The railway police has registered a case. The deceased was said to be mentally disturbed, said Rattan Lal, in charge of the local railway police.

Woman kills self:
One woman, identified as Amarjeet Kaur (48), died after consuming poisonous substance at the in-laws house in nearby Hardasspur village today. She was admitted to the local civil hospital,where she breathed her last after some time, said Senior Medical Officer Dr Rajiv Gupta. The police has registered a case and kept the body for postmortem examination. In another incident, an unidentified youth was killed in a road mishap on national highway yesterday. The police said the deceased was hit and crushed by a speeding vehicle.

Tarn Taran
7-yr-old killed
: Seven-year-old girl died on the spot and two others were injured in a road accident near Thathian Mahantan village, 18 km from here, today. The girl has not been identified. The police said four persons, including the girl, were coming on a motorcycle when they were hit by a private company bus.



Patrakar milan samaroh:
Local journalists organised “Patrakar Milan Samaroh” at the local PWD rest house on Friday. Ram Niwas Sharma, editor, Yuvak Sansar, said they should boost the next generation of journalists to turn their pen towards social issues also. Narrotam Bagri, editor, Khula Sandesh, said journalists were forced to work under stress and since they had been getting less than their work, the state government should take steps to give a helping hand to working journalists. He said journalists should sit together at least thrice a month to share their woes and difficulties.

2 held for stealing diesel:
The police here has arrested Dharamvir Yadav and Mahat Yadav, employees of a depot of the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, in Karnawas village, near here. They were caught red-handed while stealing diesel from the depot on Thursday evening by in charge of the depot DS Rao, who then handed them over to the police. They were on Friday produced in the court of JMIC Vivek Goyal, who remanded them in 14-day judicial custody. Earlier, a case of theft and causing damage under Sections 381, 511, 427 of the IPC was registered against them following a complaint lodged by Rao.

Husband, in-laws booked: The police has registered a case of abetment to suicide against Saroj Devi’s husband Ishwar Singh, mother-in-law Chalti Devi, brother-in-law Balwant Singh and five others, all residents of Lodhana village, 14 km from here. The case was registered on a complaint filed on Friday by Man Singh Yadav, brother of the deceased. Saroj Devi (35) had reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at Lodhana village on December 18. A postmortem was conducted at the PGIMS, Rohtak, on December 19. Man Singh alleged that his sister ended her life owing to oppressive ways of her in-laws.



Man gets 5-year RI:
Special Judge Chamba, SC Kainthla, on Saturday convicted accused Amit Sharma for possessing 2 kg charas (bhang) and sentenced him five-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) and a fine of Rs 50,000. In default of the payment of fine, the convict shall further undergo RI for one year, the judgment divulged. The accused was caught with charas (bhang), weighing 2 kg, by a police party on February 9 last year when police officials were on patrolling at Dugha Morh in the district.

Body found:
The Badsar police has recovered the body of a youth from the nearby forest. The police said that on the information from gram panchayat president Jagdish Chand, it recovered the body of a youth near Taropka village in the forest. The person has not been identified till filing of the report.

13 held with illicit liquor:
The district police arrested 13 persons, including two women, on Thursday indulging in illicit liquor trade and 59,000 ml illicit liquor and country liquor was seized from their possession, the police said on Friday. Kangra District police chief Atul Fulzele said the two women, Parbeen Kumari of Palampur and Vasanta of Paplah Jawali, were arrested under the Excise Act and 2000 ml and 4,500 ml of illicit liquor was recovered from their possession. Nearly 52,000 ml illicit and country liquor was recovered from the remaining 11 person’s possession.



Padha Akhnoor BJP president:
Suraj Padah was elected as BJP president, Akhnoor, on Saturday. According to state election in charge Sat Sharma, Suraj Padha was unanimously elected as BJP president, Akhnoor. His name was proposed by Swarn Singh and seconded by Hans Raj. Vishwinder Dev Sharma, a district returning officer, supervised the whole process while state general secretary Shamsher Singh Manhas was the observer.

PoK refugees flay govt: The SOS International, an organisation for the PoK refugees, has condemned the state government’s decision of launching a special recruitment drive for 3,000 jobs to Kashmiri migrants. Chairman of the organisation Rajiv Chuni, in a statement issued here on Saturday, condemned the Centre and the state government’s decision to treat the PoK refugees differently and Kashmiri migrants on a different pattern.

1 killed in accident: Parshotam Singh of Bagote Khalsa had received injuries when his motorcycle collided with another motorcycle at Dab Laiter. He was shifted to the sub-district hospital, Sunderbani, where he succumbed to his injuries. The body has been handed over to his family and a case has been registered. In another incident, Daljit Singh received injuries when the tanker he was driving in met with an accident at Ramsoo. He was shifted to the Public Health Centre, Ramsoo.

15 LPG cylinders seized: A team of special squad, headed by assistant director (Rationing), Jammu, City Circle No. III, along with the SHO Police Station, Chhani Himmat, and the Area Inspector, CA&PD, during its routine check has seized 15 domestic LPG cylinders from tea stall vendors and sweetshop owners under the LPG Control Order 2000 at various places in Chhani Himmat. An amount of Rs 7,500 was realised as fine from the defaulters.

One held on rape charge: The police has arrested Ranjeet Singh of Purana Dhroor Banganga on rape charge. A police spokesman said Gyatri Devi lodged a complaint in Banganga Police Post that her daughter was raped during the intervening night of December 30 and 31 by Ranjeet Singh.The police had registered a case under Section 376, RPC, and a special team was constituted to nab the culprits. The police apprehended some suspects and one of the suspects confessed to his crime. The accused has been arrested and put behind the bars.

2 consume poison: Rohit Kumar of Akalpur and Ruby of Nanak Nagar, Jammu, were admitted to GMC, Jammu, after they consumed poison.

Man dies of cardiac arrest: An Indian citizen, who had gone to meet his relatives across in the PoK, died of cardiac arrest. His body was sent back through the Chakan-da Bagh yesterday. Nazir Hussain (80) of Panj Grahian village of Rajouri district had gone to visit his cousin Barish Mohammed in Kotli district of the PoK, but there he died of cardiac arrest. The body was handed over to Poonch Additional Deputy Commissioner Matloob Khan by Arshad Mirza, ACR Hazira, of the PoK.

Army holds veterinary camp: The Kalsiyan Battalion of the Nowshera Brigade conducted a veterinary camp on the Kalsiyan Ground today. The Commander, Nowshera Brigade, inaugurated the camp and congratulated the unit for its efforts. The veterinary team examined animals and prescribed medicines and dressing to villagers on the occasion. The veterinary officer from the Military Farm, Nowshera, also attended the camp. The civil health authorities from the Sub-district Veterinary Hospital, Nowshera, also worked in full cooperation with the Army in making the occasion a great success.


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