R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Holiday on June 19
: The Haryana Government has notified that June 19 (Sunday) shall be observed as holiday under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, where poll is to be held on this day on account of general elections or byelection of the offices of panches, sarpanches, member of panchayat samitis and zila parishads to enable the employees working in various government offices, factories and commercial establishments located in the respective areas to cast their votes.

New IPS officers: Three new IPS officers will join Haryana. An official spokesman said here on Monday that the new officers are Naveen S Lakshman, Sulochana Kumari and Sangeeta Rani. Naveen S Lakshman belongs to Andhra, Sulaochana Kumari to Rajasthan while Sangeeta Rani hails from Haryana. 

Strike called off
: Employees of Clutch Auto Ltd called off their 10-day-old strike on Monday following intervention by Labour Minister Shivcharan Sharma. The employees called off the strike immediately after reaching an understanding with the management under which their demands pertaining to annual increments and LTA were accepted. 

: Ranbir Singh Kadaudha has been re-elected president of the District Bar Association for the second consecutive year after elections were held for the post here on Tuesday. While Manjeet Solanki was elected vice-president, Ajay and Dharmpal were elected secretary and joint secretary, respectively. 

Courses for cops
: The Haryana Police Academy here has developed a series of courses to develop investigating skills among police officers deputed to investigate cases of cyber crime, murder, economic offence and bomb explosion. The academy has started six-day short courses for officers and 24 such courses will be conducted up to March 31, 2012. As many as 25 police officers of the rank of Sub-Inspector and Inspector from states of Punjab, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Haryana are participating in the course. 

Miscreant held
: The police has arrested Hitesh Yadav of Gokalgarh village here and seized a stolen scooter and some jewellery from his possession. The scooter had been stolen from Gokalgarh village.




Man found dead in gorge
: Pawan Kumar (40), son of Dilaram, of Haritalyangar village, was found dead in a gorge under a road-side pulley by some school students on Monday evening. Reports said the deceased had gone to a nearby jungle to fetch grass and it was not known how he fell into the gorge. The police has registered a case. 

Union leader beaten up: Trade union leader and state vice-president of the HP Transport Mazdoor Union Shankar Singh Thakur was seriously injured and admitted to the Regional Hospital here as four persons were said to have suddenly attacked him in a bus with iron rods near Bharardighat, about 6 km from Namhole, on Monday night. Shankar Singh is said to be out of danger. 

Journalist’s murder condemned: The Himachal Pradesh State Journalists Federation has condemned the murder of journalist Jyortimoy Dey in Mumbai, a couple of days ago, by conspirators in which police officials are also said to be involved. Federation president said here on Tuesday that the Maharashtra Government should make efforts to ensure that all the murderers and conspirators were brought to book and the security and safety of journalists and their families was also ensured. 

2 quintal iron, 6 kg copper seized
: The police has seized about 2 quintals of iron and 6 kg of copper wire, which was being transported in a private vehicle in the Bharmour tribal area on Monday. However, neither any arrest has been made so far nor the vehicle impounded. The police party intercepted a vehicle for checking and found that the iron and copper wire were being carried in it. A case in this connection has been registered at the Bharmour police station.



Liquor boxes seized
: During a naka on the Rispana Bridge near Defense Colony on Tuesday, three women were arrested while allegedly smuggling liquor. The police said five boxes of liquor had been seized from their possession. They were carrying it in a bag. The accused have been identified as Choti, Maya and Krishna. A case has been registered against the trio at the Nehru Colony police station.

RSS parade: Members of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) held a parade here on Tuesday. A large number of RSS workers in their traditional uniform took part in the parade, “Path Sanchalan”, which started from MKP Womens’ College. It passed through various parts of the city. These participants from across the state and UP are taking part in an educational programme of the RSS being held at MKP Womens’ College. 

Electrocuted: Three labourers were killed and four others injured after they came in contact with a high-voltage live wire at a rice mill of Udham Singh Nagar district on Tuesday. The incident took place in the Kunda area when the labourers were constructing the floor of the mill. While the trio died on the spot four others got serious burn injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital. All the victims hailed from Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

UKD rally
: State Minister and UKD leader Diwakar Bhat, along with party activists, on Tuesday took out a rally here in support of hydroelectric projects in the state. Bhat, who is Revenue and Civil Supplies Minister, and scores of UKD activists raised slogans for the construction of hydroelectric projects in the hill state as they staged a rally in the holy city.

Kumaon Briefs

Centre, state ‘responsible’ for Sant Nigmanand’s death:The Uttarakhand Parivartan Party (UPP) has written to the President and the state Governor seeking a probe into Sant Nigmanand’s death and the dismissal of the state government. Sant Nigmanand had died on Monday following a 115-day fast against the continuing mining in the Ganga basin. In a statement, party chief PC Tewari held both the Central and the Uttarakhand Governments responsible for his death. The UPP also flayed CM Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank for not even bothering to meet Sant Nigmanand, who was in the same hospital where Ramdev was taken.

Training programme for ex-servicemen:Ex-servicemen and dependents of soldiers will be provided training for getting themselves enrolled in the Army, the Air Force, the police and paramilitary forces, at Hawalbagh in Almora district from June 29. According to District Sainik Welfare Officer, Champawat, Col Amitabh Negi (retd), financial assistance being provided to ex-servicemen, widows of soldiers and their dependents had been increased. He said there had been a substantial increase in the grant given for the marriage of girls and scholarships given to the wards of soldiers.

Protest over improper repair works:Members of the BSP staged a demonstration in the Shaktifarm area of Udham Singh Nagar district on Monday afternoon. They were protesting against improper repair works done on the infrastructure that had been damaged during a rain related disaster last year. The protest was led by the legislator from Sitarganj, Narayan Pal. The protesters alleged that while CM Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank had made tall announcements with regard to the repair of infrastructure devastated on account of floods, nothing had been done so far.

Car overturns near Kashipur,two killed:Two women were killed while one sustained injuries when the car they were travelling in overturned after being hit by the side of a moving truck. The accident took place near Kashipur. The deceased have been identified as Laxmi Devi and Jyoti. They were on their way to Ranikhet from Delhi. It is learnt that the driver of the car fell asleep and the car was hit by the side of a truck coming from the other side.

8-year-old girl killed in mishap:An eight-year-old girl was killed near Kitcha after being hit by a speeding car. According to information, Draupadi and Savitri of Pachpeda village were visiting their maternal grandmother Sunita in Bari village near Kitcha. They were crossing the road when the accident took place. While Draupadi was killed on the spot, Savitri sustained major injuries. The car has been impounded.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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