R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Rs 25 crore heroin unearthed
: The Punjab Police and BSF found five kg of heroin, worth Rs 25 crore in the international market, buried in the ground at Khem Karan sector here on Friday. Manminder Singh, Assistant Inspector General, Counter Intelligence, Amritsar, said on a tip-off, a joint search party of the BSF and State Special Operation Cell officials was constituted. A case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered. 

150 donate blood:
The local branch of Northern India Regional Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India celebrated Chartered Accountant’s Day here today. The programme commenced with a flag hoisting ceremony at ICAI Bhawan. Around 200 chartered accountants were present on the occasion. Harish Rai Dhanda, MLA, Ludhiana (West), and Chief Parliamentary Secretary, was the guest of honour. Around 150 members and students donated blood. 

Exhibition on woollens: The Knitwear Club Association here is organising its 30th exhibition-cum-buyer-sellers meet on woollen garments in New Delhi from July 2 to July 4. Vinod K Thapar, president of the club, said, “The event is specially designed for producers/suppliers, manufacturers, traders and brand owners. Big brands like Oster, Eveline, Future, Outrage, Host, Sadesh, Golfline and many other brands will be displaying their collection. Sixty delegates from the city will put their collection on a display. 

126 teachers get regular employment
: The state Education Department on Friday regularised the services of as many as 126 computer teachers working on contract basis for the past more than two-and-a-half years in Moga district. Bhupinder Kaur Sandhu, District Education Officer (Secondary), handed over the appointment letters to the teachers. The teachers, recruited on contract basis, had resorted to an agitation which forced the state government to announce regularisation of their services last year. 

: Sanjive Mahajan, chartered accountant, has been unanimously elected as president of the Taxation Bar Association, Pathankot, at a meeting held here on Friday. 

Tarn Taran
Doctors’ Day observed
: The local unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) condemned the state government’s proposal of the Clinical Establishment Bill- 2011 in a meeting organised on Doctors’ Day here today. Dr Kashmir Singh Sohal, district president, IMA, presided over the meeting. Dr Dinesh Gupta, honorary secretary of the IMA, said medicos from different parts of the district participated in the meeting. It was alleged that the proposed Bill would make medical services dearer and the small hospitals would be eliminated. 




CCA cricket trials on June 4:The Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA), affiliated with the Haryana Cricket Association, will hold trials to select city’s cricket (U-22) team at Government Model Senior Secondary School Sector 19 on June 4.
Aptitude test for admission in Sanskrit: Panjab University’s Sanskrit department today informed that the Aptitude test for admission to MA Part-I (Sanskrit) will be held on July 14, 2011 at 10am. in the department of Sanskrit, PU campus. Teaching deptts of PU to remain open: The offices of the teaching departments of Panjab University at Chandigarh and its Regional Centres at Ludhiana, Muktsar and Hoshiarpur will remain open on Saturday and Sunday (July 2 and 3, 2011) for convenience of the students to submit their admission forms for various courses.



Trishul Bhent yatra reaches Bhadarwah
: The annual Machail yatra was set into motion as the one-day Trishul Bhent yatra was received with traditional fervour by a large number of devotees here on Friday. The yatra customarily starts from Doda. The Chief Executive Officer, Bhadarwah Development Authority, and DSP, Bhadarwah, M Jameel formally received it at Domail here 

Water panel team visits Kashmir
: A team of the Central Water Commission, led by its member RC Jha, called on Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Taj Mohi-ud Din on its arrival here on Thursday. The minister told the team that the guidelines for the Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme and the Flood Management Programme needed to be relaxed, an official spokesman said. 



Ban on protests at Gandhi Park
: To save Gandhi Park from being spoiled, Dehradun District Magistrate Sachin Kurve today imposed a ban on protests at Gandhi Park with immediate effect.
He has asked the city Magistrate as well as the Assistant Superintendent of Police to inspect Parade Ground and find out a place where protests could be held. They have been asked to report to him till July 4. 

Tehsildars shifted: The Dehradun District Magistrate, Sachin Kurve, transferred Tehsildars here on Friday. He has sent Tehsildar (Mining) Laxmi Raj Chauhan to Rishikesh in the place of Shalini Negi who has been relocated at Kalsi. Additional Tehsildar (Sadar) Sahid Hussain has been sent as Tehsildar, Dehradun. Kusaum Chauhan (Tehsildar Sadar) has been made Tehsildar (Mining) and Richa Singh, Tehsildar, Kalsi, has been put on the waiting list due to her being on leave. 

Case registered: Harshvardhan Sharma, Congress leader from Rishikesh,has lodged a complaint with the police that he had been receiving threat calls on his callphone to pay money or face dire consequences. A case under Section 506, IPC, has been registered. 

Boy drowned: An 11-year-old boy identified as Rinku of Saliyar village near Roorkee was drowned in a village pond. Rinku, along with other children of the village, had gone there to take bath. However, he drowned in the pond. His body has been recovered. 

Kumaon Briefs

Officials told to complete flood-control works:The District Magistrate of Udham Singh Nagar has asked officials of various departments to take preventive action to deal with the possibility of flooding in various parts of the district. He has ordered that implements used during flood-relief operations be stocked along with an ample quantity of foodgrains and other relief material. At a meeting held at Rudrapur on Friday, he asked officials to get various flood-control works done under the MGNREGA on a priority basis. He has asked the Additional District Magistrate to appoint nodal officers for every tehsil and constitute a separate team for the Sitarganj area, which is the most flood-prone part of the district.

Tractor-trailer overturns, 2 drowned: Two persons were drowned when a tractor-trailer overturned while crossing the Sanvalde stream near Ramnagar. The incident took place as the vehicle could not resist the strong flow of the gushing water. There were more than 30 labourers in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Seven of them were taken away by the strong flow of water. While five of them were rescued, two drowned. The deceased have been identified as Mohammad Tahir and Nanhe of Rampur.

Man booked on rape charge: A rape case has come to light in Kashipur. According to information, the police has booked Bhagwan Das, alias, on the charge of having raped his six-year-old niece some days ago. The father of the victim is a rickshaw puller. It is learnt that the parents of the victim were not at home when Bhagwan Das allegedly committed the crime in an inebriated state. The accused is yet to be arrested.

Power connections demanded: Residents of Bamdoli village and areas naer Bankot in Pithoragarh district are agitated over the failure of the Power Department to provide them with proper electricity supply. They have demanded that they be given power connections at the earliest failing which they would resort to an agitation. Residents of Bankot have, meanwhile, expressed their anger against there being no power supply for three days. They said power supply was erratic in villages of Bankot, Badgeri, Brushkholi, Rugri, Basikhet etc. They have demanded an immediate redressal of their problem.

ITBP inspector killed in mishap: An ITBP inspector was killed in a road accident near Dhyari in Almora district on Thursday. According to information, the accident took place when the four-wheeler in which Mahendra Singh was travelling with two of his colleagues collided with a dumper. He was declared dead on arrival at Dhauladevi Community Health Centre. His two colleagues sustained injuries in the mishap. A case has been registered.

No change in timings of trains: There will be no change in the timings of the trains starting from Kathgodam railway station from July 1 onwards. The timings will stay the same as before. Ranikhet Express, Bagh Howrah Express, Sampark Kranti Express and Gareeb Rath will run according to the old schedule. The special summer train running from Kathgodam to Kolkatta will run for the last time on Thursday for this season. A new railway timetable has come into effect from July 1.

Youth’s body found:The decayed body of a youth was found in the Reethakhet near Ramgarh on Thursday. The body was found dumped in the bushes. It is yet to be ascertained whether it is a case of suicide or murder. The police has established the identity of the victim as Ganesh Singh, who used to work in Chandigarh and had come here to meet his ailing father. According to villagers, he had left for Chandigarh on June 25 and had been unreachable on his cellphone since then. The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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