Truckers oppose speed governors: The statewide indefinite hunger strike of truck operators on Tuesday entered into its second day. The truck operators went on the strike to press the state government that before enforcing the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to install speed governors in the trucks, all the other rulings already passed regarding motor vehicle rules by various courts should be strictly enforced in the state. The major apprehension of the truckers is that the installation of speed governors would prove detrimental to the interstate transport business of the perishable goods.
PO arrested: The Mehtpur police arrested a proclaim offender (PO, identified as Daljit Singh, alias Dalli, of Baloki village on Monday. The police had booked Daljit Singh under Section 307 of IPC in 2007 and later on he was declared absconding by the court.
Phagwara Ban on posters: The SDM, Amarjit Pal, has imposed a complete ban on pasting or installing posters, banners and hoardings on the national highway under Section 144 of the CrPC. The orders will remain in
force till June 15. The SDM has instructed the Executive Officer of the Nagar Council and Tehsildar to strictly enforce the ban orders.
Ban on posters: The SDM, Amarjit Pal, has imposed a complete ban on pasting or installing posters, banners and hoardings on the national highway under Section 144 of the CrPC. The orders will remain in force till June 15. The SDM has instructed the Executive Officer of the Nagar Council and Tehsildar to strictly enforce the ban orders.
Teenaged girl dies: A teenaged girl, Sonia, died after consuming poison at her house at nearby Jamalpur village on Monday. She was admitted to the Civil Hospital, but died there. The Body of the girl was handed over to her family members after postmortem.
Dadri HR depot: Haryana Finance Minister Ajay Singh Yadav has said that the Dadri sub-depot of Haryana Roadways will be upgraded to a full-fledged depot and 45 additional posts created for the purpose. The upgradation had been recently announced by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at a public rally held in Dadri. The Finance Minister said the additional posts had been created on the pattern of already existing posts in the other full-fledged depots of the Transport Department. The posts include those of superintendent, section officer, accounts officer, assistant district attorney,among others.
Youth robbed: Three motorcycle-borne miscreants allegedly looted Rs 10,000 and a mobile phone from a village youth, Arvind Sharma, at Basdooda village, 20 km from here, on Monday. The incident took place when the youth was on the way home. The police has registered a case.
Wrestling in martyr’s memory: The gram panchayat of Malyawar near here will organise a day-long wrestling bouts in the village on May 21 in memory of martyr Sukh Ram who was awarded Vir Chakra in the Indo-Pak war in 1965 for his unique valour and bravery. Village president Prem Singh Thakur said here on Monday that a large number of wrestlers from adjoining states had been invited to show their skills. DALHOUSIE HAMIRPUR KULLU SHIMLA
Bail granted: The Chief Judicial Magistrate Court here has granted bail to a news agency owner who had sent bulk messages to the public to allegedly tarnish state’s Chief Minister image. Asif Ansari was arrested two days ago from Lucknow in the case. One more person is said to be associated with him and is absconding.
Strike called off: The Uttarakhand Advocate Association and the Tax Bar Association, Dehradun, called off their strike on Tuesday after Commissioner (Tax) Radha Raturi assured them of considering their demand to make the e-filing of returns optional. Vice-president of the Tax Bar Association AP Pundir said with the PAN number copy, applicants would be allowed to apply for registration until they finally got their PAN cards delivered.
Motor cycles stolen: Two motorcycles were stolen from near Indira Market on Tuesday. The bike owners had gone for shopping in the market. However, when they returned, they found their bikes missing. A case has been registered.
Woman dies under mysterious circumstances: A 45-year-old man of Velizeli Lodge on the Nainital road in Haldwani allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself. A family dispute is stated to be reason behind his death. According to information, Lal was a labourer. A month ago, his 19-year-old daughter had left the house and members of his family had been levelling various allegations, including that of selling off the daughter, against Lal. This forced him to take this extreme step.
Man commits suicide: Meena Devi (23) of Ira village in the Bilkhet area of Bageshwar died under suspicious circumstances. Members of her family have accused her husband, Prakash Chandra, of having burnt her to death for not bringing enough dowry. Prakash Chandra runs a tea stall at Numaishkhet. The matter is being investigated by the Revenue police.
Drive to check vehicles: The Udham Singh Nagar police has launched a vehicle checking drive at Bazpur. According to information, the police checked 300 vehicles on Monday. The owners of 27 vehicles were challenged for various offences and two of the vehicles were also impounded. Checkpoints were set up at various places on Rudrapur Road, Kashipur Road, Rampur Road and Bazpur Doraha. The police also realised a sum of Rs 3,400 through fine imposed on offenders.
Central Government’s effigy burnt: In protest against the hike in petrol price, members of the local unit of the BJP burnt an effigy of the Central Government at the Mallital Rickshaw Stand in Nainital on Tuesday. They gathered near the statue of Pandit Gobind Ballabh Pant and raised slogans against the Centre and Congress President Sonia Gandhi accusing them of ignoring the plight of the common man. They went on to torch an effigy of the government amid slogan shouting.
(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)