70 pirated CDs seized: The police arrested Balwinder Singh with 70 pirated CDs during a special naka. A case under Sections 51, 52-A, 63, 66 and 68 has been registered.
Man arrested with narcotic powder: The police seized 200 g of narcotic powder from Jaswinder Kumar of Bhagatpura and Gurjit Singh of Sant Nagar, Quadian. A case under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered.
Mahant booked for embezzlement: On the complaint of sarpanch of Dagan village Pawan Kumar, the Hajipur police has booked Mahant Shankar Giri of Bhujol, Fatehgarh district, Uttar Pradesh, under Sections 295, 295 A, 406 and 420 of the IPC. According to police sources, Pawan Kumar alleged that Mahant Shankar Giri disrespected portraits of Baba Nahar Singh, Baba Ichhadhari and Mata Nagani at Baba Buda Temple of the village and made embezzlement in the account of the temple and school of the village.
Man, son booked for fraud: Jaswant Singh and his son Gulzar Singh, residents of Ratta Tibba village, falling under Lehra police station in Sangrur district, have been booked under Section 420 of the IPC by the Patti police for defrauding people luring them with jobs in the Deputy Commissioner office. Gurmukh Singh, Kulwant Singh and other residents of Jaura village, 15 km from here, in their complaints to the police alleged that the duo took Rs 6.90 lakh from them luring them with jobs in the office of the Deputy Commissioner (DC). Three years had passed but they neither got them jobs, nor returned the money.
Ambulance donated: Prof HR Pajni, a renowned entomologist from the department of zoology, donated an ambulance to the Health Centre of Panjab University on Wednesday. Dr Pajni handed over the keys and papers of the vehicle to registrar Prof AK Bhandari.
CGA putting meet for kids : Chandigarh: Twentynine children undergoing training in the junior training programme of the CGA Golf Range will take part in a putting competition to be held at the CGA on April 29. Prizes will be given to winners by CGA president JS Cheema. — OC
Wellness centre: HelpAge India has started a physiotherapy and recreation centre at Indira Nagar under Age Care Service Hub: Fitnes and Wellness centre. The centre was inaugurated by the Director-General, Health, Dr Asha Mathur.
Indefinite fast: Former president of Prantiya Rakshak Dal (PRD) Hith Sanghthan Vir Singh Rawat’s fast indefinite fast entered its fifth day on Wednesday. The association is demanding hiring of trained PRD jawans in the government departments rather than the “untrained ones”. The jawans of the PRD on Tuesday closed down the PRD Directorate at Tapovan, Raipur, and also the district office at Survey Chowk.
Manch protest: The protest of Uttarakhand Andolankari Sanyukat Manch entered its eighth day on the premises of the court at the Shaheed memorial here on Wednesday. The association has slammed the state government for ignoring its demands.
Mismanagement in LPG supply: Mismanagement in the supply of LPG cylinders in the region has once again come to the fore. The situation worsened to such an extent that LPG cylinders had to be distributed under police protection in the Ramnagar area of Nainital district. It is learnt that there is a pending supply of as many as 3,400 gas cylinders causing delay in gas supply to the consumers. The recent holidays have led to fewer cylinders being refilled at the bottling plant at Mota Haldu that has added to the woes of the consumers.
Girl dies of burn injuries: A 15-year-old girl from Rudrapur died after sustaining burn injuries. According to the information available, Ruksana had sustained major burn injuries while cooking at her residence in Paharganj locality of Rudrapur on Tuesday morning. She had been rushed to the Sushila Tewari Memorial Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
Bus services sought: Several parts of Nainital are deprived of proper bus services despite having proper road connectivity. The people of these localities are at the mercy of private Jeep owners or taxi operators who charge high rates from them. The areas seeking a regular bus service include the villages en-route to Hairakhan, Ramgarh and Naini Jageshwar. The residents of these areas allege that repeated requests to the administration for providing proper transport services have proved futile.
Youth drowned: A youth was drowned while bathing in the Sharda river at Tanakpur on Tuesday morning. According to the information available, efforts by the police to retrieve his body was yet to yield any result. The identity of the deceased remained a mystery. It was learnt that the youth was in his early twenties.
(Compiled by Rajeev