BATHINDA Chandigarh Nakodar
4 get jail: The court of Parshant Rana, JMIC, here has awarded one-year jail sentence each to four persons, including an inspector of the Haryana police. The convicted were found guilty of beating a local resident after calling him to the police station in 2004.
Woman jailed:The district and sessions Judge, Kaithal, RS Baswana, sentenced a woman Alka to 10 years RI and fined her Rs 1000 fo murdering her husband in December 2009. The court held the accused guilty of unintentional murder under Section 304 of the IPC.
Colonel duped of Rs 4.5 lakh: A serving Colonel was allegedly duped of Rs 4.5 lakh by three residents of the Rajpur Road. He alleged that they had taken money on interest, but did not return it. The police booked Nitin Gupta, his wife Ekta and Shashank Pandey on Wednesday in the case. Meanwhile, Pandey too approached the police on Thursday and accused the Gupta couple of cheating of him of Rs 37 lakh. AS Rawat, SHO, Dalanwala police station, said Col Rajender Singh had given the money to the couple in December 2009, but the money was never returned to him. The Colonel has also accused Pandey of his involvement in the case. Singh is posted at Bareilly. The police has registered a case under Sections 406, 420, 504 and 120 B of the IPC.
Free stay for people going to Delhi for treatment: The Uttarakhand government has made free-stay arrangements for people of the state going to Delhi for medical treatment. The arrangements have been made at Balaji Guest House at Yusuf Sarai where 10 rooms will be available for people and their attendants going to Delhi from remote areas of the state. Giving details about the arrangements, Chairman of the Rural Health Advisory Board Ajay Bhatt informed that Uttarakhand was erhaps the first state in the country to have made such an arrangement while following the concept of a welfare state. He said the rooms wee being allocated for a period of seven days by the Medical Officer at Uttarakhand Niwas. He said efforts would be made to extend the duration of free stay of the patients.
Aim to administer polio drops to 1,34,966 kids: District Magistrate (DM) at Nainital Shailesh Bagauli has emphasised upon the need to enhance booth-level coverage during the Pulse Polio drive to be conducted on February 27. He has stated that the top five gram sabhas having maximum booth percentage will be given an additional sum of Rs 2 lakh each for execution of works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). This was announced at a meeting held at Bhimtal on Wednesday to chalk out the plan for the drive. According to Chief Medical Officer (CMO) DS Garbyal, the authorities aimed at administering polio drops to 1,34,966 children. Besides, the booths to be set up at various places, one transit and 51 mobile booths would also be functioning during the drive.
Tenders sought for disaster-relief works: The Nainital DM has ordered officials of various departments involved in disaster rehabilitation and relief works across the district to immediately call for tenders so that the work already sanctioned can be completed within the scheduled time. He has stated that any sort of delay in the repair and reconstruction works related to the rain-related disaster that had struck the region last monsoon would not be tolerated. He has ordered that a First Information Report (FIR) be got registered against any contractor getting sub-standard work done. Shailesh Bagauli has stated that istrict and Sub Division-evel committees must inspect the works eing done for their quality.
Raids conducted at PDS outlets: A series of raids at Public Distribution System (PDS) outlets by the administration in Bageshwar has led to unearthing of massive irregularities. The District Magistrate has ordered tringent action against the erring shopkeepers. The raids have been carried out at Garur and adjoining rural areas. It was found that the accounts pertaining to the arrival and sale of foodgrains were not properly maintained and even the weighing equipment being used for distribution was found to be faulty.
Left parties stage protest against inflation: Various Left organisations, including the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and the Janwadi Mahila Morcha, staged a protest in Almora on Wednesday against the spiraling prices of essential commodities. The agitators also sought an end to the liberalisation of the economy and on the implementation of labour laws. Their other demands included putting an end to the contractual system of employment, declaring aanganwadi workers as state government employees and payment of proper emuneration to ASHA workers.
(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)