R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Fake currency seized, one held
: The Barnala police has arrested a person for printing fake currency and circulating it in the market. ASI Baljeet Singh of the CIA staff laid a trap and arrested Buta Singh of Raikot Hall village, Barnala. He added that the police seized fake Indian currency, amounting to Rs 33,000, from his possession. 

Bhullar case: AISSF to hold rally at  Jantar Mantar
: The All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) will hold an Insaaf Rally at Jantar Mantar on July 15 in an attempt to save Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar from an imminent death sentence, after the President turned down his appeal for clemency. AISSF president Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad has asked Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal, PPCC chief Amarinder Singh, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar and DSGMC president Paramjit Singh Sarna to attend the rally. He also requested Badal to convene a special Assembly session to pass a resolution in this regard. 




Two youths killed in mishap
: Sandeep (25) and Gautam Sharma (32), residents of Alwar district in Rajasthan, were killed on the spot when their motorcycle was hit by a vehicle on the Jaipur-Delhi highway at Khijoori village, near Dharuhera, on Tuesday night. Both were employed in a private company at Gurgaon, Police sources said evidence suggested that the duo were on their way to Gurgaon when they met with an accident. 

5 gangsters held: On a tip-off, the Kosli police arrested five gangsters during checking at a barrier at Dharoli T-point, near Kosli, on Wednesday. The police also seized a Tavera, which had been stolen by them from Gurgaon recently. A senior police official said they had confessed to their involvement in several cases of vehicles theft 



BJYM protests against price rise
: Led by Naina Deviji MLA and BJP state spokesman Randhir Sharma, hundreds of activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) from that constituency held a demonstration against the UPA Government holding it responsible for the increasing prices and rampant corruption at Suharghat, 42 km from here, on Monday. Addressing the rally, Sharma said the “faulty” economic policies of the Central Government were leading the country to doom. 

Revenue officers meeting held: All officers should settle grievances, problems, applications and cases regarding revenue and land matters of villagers and ensure that there was little pendency in the matter and people were not asked to come repeatedly to offices. This was stated by DC Ritesh Chauhan while presiding over a district-level meeting of Revenue Officers here on Tuesday. Additional District Magistrate Darshan Kalia, SDM Ghumarwin RK Gauttam and all Tehsildars of the district, namely Gariba Ram Bansal, Sidhartha Acharya, Visal Sharma and SP Jaswal were present. 

Student dies in road mishap
: A boy lost his life when his motorcycle hit an HRTC bus near Batran under Nadaun police station on Wednesday. The police said Pankaj Chaudhary (18), who was a third-year engineering student at MT College, Bani, was going to Bani and hit the bus while overtaking it. He died on the spot. The deceased originally hailed from Gaggal in Kangra district. His father Ravi Chaudhary and other family members immediately rushed to the spot. 

Rs 8.71 crore for Larji-Sainj road
: A sum of Rs 8.71 crore has been allocated for the tarring of the Larji-Sainj road and the work will start soon. This was stated by Khimi Ram Sharma, MLA and state president of the BJP, in a public meeting after the inauguration of the upgraded high school at Robar in the district on Monday. He said Rs 1.30 crore had also been received for the 30-bed hospital at Sainj. The BJP state president also laid the foundation stone of the primary school building at Robar to be constructed at a cost of Rs 5 lakh. — OC

30 LPG cylinders confiscated
: The Food and Civil Supplies Department team, led by Food and Supply Officer Satpal Sood, on Wednesday conducted raids at Kandwal, Bari Khud, Lodwan, Damtal, Mohatli, Kandrori, Chhani, Shekhupur, Indora, Dah-Kulara and Chinor villages of Nurpur subdivision. During raids 30 LPG cylinders meant of domestic use were confiscated from hotels and dhabas. According to Balwant Singh, District Food and Supply Controller, the department had launched a special one-month drive.



Ration supply to Bani areas resumed
: The Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Department has started the supply of foodgrains through the Bhaderwah-Bani road to the areas cut off due to the snapping of the Bani-Basohli road. Moreover, directions have been issued to the Assistant Directors of Jammu (R) Circle-I, II and III, Jammu (Rural), Kathua, Samba, Udhampur and Ramban for maintaining adequate stocks of kerosene oil and LPG for the Amarnath yatra for convenience of yatris and to meet any emergency. 

German Ambassador meets Governor
: The German Ambassador to India, Thomas Matussek, called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here on Wednesday evening. During the 45-minute meeting with the Governor, Matussek discussed the possibility of entrepreneurs from Germany assisting business, industry and commerce to establish economically-viable units in Jammu and Kashmir. The Governor suggested to Matussek that among many other sectors of economic activity, agro-fruit processing, canning and packaging enterprises would be beneficial for fruit growers in Kashmir, an official spokesman said. 



Man arrested on charge of rape
: The Raipur police has arrested a servant, who had eloped with his master’s minor daughter last month and later raped her. According to the statement of the victim, the accused took her to several places, including Haridwar and Rishikesh, and raped her. The medical examination report has also confirmed the rape. A Raipur-based dairy owner’s daughter was enticed to flee by Vinod Kumar of Karanpryag last month. On the basis of information from the girl’s family, the police started a search operation and arrested the accused on Tuesday.

Mishap victim identified: A man who was killed in a car accident at Kodiayala has been identified as Suresh Kumar (41) of Pauri Garhwal. A jeep had fallen into the Ganga in Kodiayala on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway in Tehri district. The bodies of six persons were fished out of the Ganga. While five of the deceased were identified, the identity of one was yet to be established. TNS

CM meets UP Governor: Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday called upon UP Governor BL Joshi, who has come here to participate in the 41st All-India Police Science Congress being held here. Joshi was earlier the Governor of Uttarkhand before being transferred to Lucknow.

Kumaon Briefs

Ban on protests inside Collectorate:The Udham Singh Nagar authorities have banned the holding of rallies, dharnas and other protests inside the premises of the Collectorate. An order in this regard was issued by Rudrapur SDM Vir Singh Budhiyal on Tuesday afternoon. The orders specify that the ban comes into effect immediately. According to the orders, anyone wanting to protest, hold rallies or stage dharnas could do so only outside the premises of the Collectorate. Udham Singh Nagar has been witnessing massive protests over various people-centric issues.

Raid on stone-crushing site: The administration and the Mining Department carried out a raid on a stone-crushing site operating near Haldu Chaur and found that it was operating illegally without any license or clearance from the administration. The administration has not only ordered an immediate stopping of quarrying activities at the site but has also imposed a fine of Rs 12.5 lakh. This is the third such instance that has come to light in the Lal Kuan area of Nainital district in the recent past. The Mining Department has sent a report on the issue to the office of the District Magistrate for the future course of action.

Stolen motorcycles recovered: The special operations group and the Haldwani police has arrested a member of an auto-lifters’ gang that was operational in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Eleven stolen motorcycles have also been recovered. The arrested person has been identified as Mukhtar Ali of Tanda in Rampur district. He was arrested following a tip-off. The vehicles that have been recovered were stolen from Moradabad, Lakhimpur Khiri, Amroha, Rampur, Ramnagar, Kashipur and Haldwani. Efforts are on to arrest other members of the gang.

Non-functional power house: Residents of villages around Kanyalikot in Bageshwar district are agitated over the failure of the administration to provide them with power supply over the past two months. According to reports, the power house supplying power to the villages, which is being managed by the Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA), has been non-functional. The villagers have threatened to launch an agitation if immediate steps were not taken to address their concerns. The affected villages include Musyasayal, Swaipakha, Swaldunga, Haldwanidhar and Kanyalikot.

Leopard captured: A villager managed to trap a leopard that had entered the enclosure where his cattle had been tied. The incident took place in Simar village of the Garur area in Bageshwar district. According to information, the leopard entered the cattle enclosure and killed two goats while injuring seven other animals. The house owner madan, Giri, locked the enclosure from outside and informed the officials of the Forest Department who managed to capture the leopard in a cage.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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