R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Exhibition held at St. Xavier’s:
The St. Xavier's School, Bathinda, organised an exhibition in its school premises on Sunday. It was inaugurated by Mayor Baljeet Singh Bir Behman. Students from class III to X exhibited their models at the exhibition. In the science block, students had put on display models of bio-gas plant, electric circuit, hydraulic plant, laser security, remote control security and fire brigade alarm. The Mayor alsoplanted a sapling to boost the 'Go Green' campaign of the school. School principal Father Dias said the children had prepared the models during the summer vacation. Sarabjit Singh of the social studies department and senior coordinator Tejinder Khurana guided the children on the occasion. The chairman of the Brotherhood Club Kamaljit Mehta also lauded the students. The principal honoured the Mayor by presenting him with a sapling and a memento. 

Registration certificate for eye bank
: Director Research and Medical Education, Punjab, has granted certificate of registration under the Human Organs Transplantation Act, 1994, for starting of corneal transplantation centre rotary eye bank at local Bharaj Life Care Hospital and Trauma Centre. Punjab Local Bodies and Industries Minister Tikshan Sud handed over the certificate of registration to Jang Bahadur Behel, president, Sheel Sood, Secretary and other representatives of Rotary Eye Bank. 

Woman commits suicide: Jatinder Kaur committed suicide at Bachhohi village. Deceased’s father Gurdip Singh alleged that her husband Kamal Kumar and mother-in-law Karan Kaur used to torture and maltreat his daughter. On July 12, she set herself on fire after she was admitted to DMC Ludhiana. She succumbed to her burns on Thursday. The Chabbewal police has booked son-mother duo under Sections 306 and 34 of the IPC. 

Training camp ends: The three-day state-level women training camp conducted by the Mahila Morcha of Punjab, BJP, at Saravhitkari Vidya Mandir School, Jagraon, concluded today. Former minister and senior BJP leader Balramji Dass Tandon was the chief guest during the concluding session of the camp. 

Pedestrian underpass
: Keeping in view the demand of thousands of the residents, the National Highway Authority of India has agreed to construct pedestrian underpass between Goal Chowk and Mehatan Bypass on GT Road. A letter in this regard was received by Phagwara SDM Amarjit Paul. 

Man run over by  train, dies:
An unidentified middle-aged person was run over by a train near the Phillaur railway station last night. The railway police has registered a case and sent the body for a post-mortem to the Phillaur Civil  Hospital.

Man crushed to death: One middle-aged man was killed after he was run over by a train near Phillaur railway station on Saturday night. The Railway Police has registered a case. 






Three criminals arrested
: The police nabbed three hardcore inter-state criminals on Thursday night after an encounter. Acting on a tip-off that the three wanted criminals were on their way to Sector 62 here from Faridabad on a motorcycle to loot a vehicle, the CIA staff laid a trap. Spotting a police vehicle parked near a lonely spot, the gangsters fired on it, breaking its windowpanes, forcing the cops to retaliate. The criminals fled with the police on their pursuit. After a long chase, the criminals abandoned their motorcycle and tried to escape but were nabbed. 

Cop dies as gun goes off
: A head constable with the Chhattisgarh police, Om Prakash, was killed as his AK-47 rifle went off near Old Faridabdad Chowk on the Delhi-Mathura national highway on Friday. The incident took place while he was travelling in a Madhya Pradesh Roadways bus. Two passengers, Arvind and Ram Badan, who had boarded the bus from Madanpur Khadar village in Delhi, were injured in the incident. According to Arvind, the incident occurred about 15 minutes after they boarded the bus. It is yet to be established whether it was a case of suicide or the gun went off accidentally.

RS 9 lakh looted from cashier
: An amount of Rs 9 lakh was looted from Gulshan, cashier of Gurgaon Gramin Bank, Khewra, by two motorcycle-borne miscreants near a government school on Friday. Gulshan was returning on a motorcycle to his bank after withdrawing Rs 9 lakh from UCO Bank at Kundli. When he reached near the school, two motorcycle-borne youths stopped him and snatched away the bag containing the cash and fled. 

Murder accused held in Sonepat: The CIA has arrested notorious criminal Pradeep of Badwasni village along with his accomplice, Ankur, of Jasrana. They were allegedly involved in the murder of a milk vendor, Pawan, of the same village on June 30. Pradeep and his accomplice allegedly shot Pawan dead when he was returning to his village after supplying milk in Sonepat.



Man stung to death by wasps
: Kanshi Ram (75) of Gwaal Muthani village under Nanawan gram panchayat in the Ghumarwin police station area, near here, died at the Regional Hospital here late Saturday night. Reports said Kanshi Ram, who was returning home in the evening after working in his fields, was suddenly attacked by a horde of wild wasps. He was rushed to the hospital after villages ran to save him from the wasps after hearing his cries for help. The police has registered a case. 

Passenger has heart attack in bus: The police has registered a case after taking in its possession the body of a passenger of a Chandigarh to Manali-bound HRTC bus. He had died in the Regional Hospital here after suffering from a heart attack in the bus at Kothipura recently. The passenger was later identified as Dharam Chand of Lohna village in Kangra district. 



Book exhibition inaugurated
: Governor NN Vohra has emphasised the need for taking all the required measures for effective revival of reading habits and promotion of the best books on all the subjects and in all the languages. The Governor was inaugurating a seven-day- long book exhibition on Sunday, organised by the National Book Trust, India, in collaboration with the Urdu Akademi, Jammu and Kashmir, at SP College here. 

Expired biscuits recovered: The police on Sunday recovered expired biscuits, confectionary and juice worth Rs 20 lakh. “Today on specific information, the police raided a godown belonging to Aijaz Ahmad Bakshi, at Satri Maidan, where it was found that the date of manufacture and expiry date of expired juice, biscuits and confectionary items were tampered,” the spokesman said. 


Driver jailed for rape bid: A school van driver, who allegedly raped an eight-year-old schoolgirl, was sent to 14-day-judicial remand by a local court on Sunday. Identified as Mahender Singh, the driver was on his way to drop the minor to her school when he allegedly tried to rape her in the van (WB O 5294) yesterday. The cops registered a case under Sections 376, 511 of the Indian Penal Code at the Cantonement police station yesterday and produced the accused in the court. 

Two held for theft: The Patel Nagar police arrested two thieves on Sunday recovering stolen goods worth Rs 1 lakh from their possession. The two have been identified as Rahul and Farooq. They reportedly committed thefts at three places in Dehradun. The police said they arrested the duo on the basis of the interrogation from their accomplice Kamal who was arrested earlier. The police said they were questioning the two to find out whether they were involved in any other theft cases. Meanwhile, a case of theft has been registered against them at the Patel Nagar police station. 

Trekkers’ bodies: A rescue team reached a site near Sita Glacier and informed the authorities about the exact presence of the bodies of eight trekkers. They died last year during trekking to Kalindi Peak. Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has given an assurance to make all efforts to bringing back the bodies. 

Kumaon Briefs

Rs 18.75 lakh fine imposed on defaulters for power theft: Officials of the power department have initiated a drive in Ramnagar of Nainital district to check power theft. During the first two days of the drive, the teams from the Vigilance wing of the department carried out raids at several places, both in urban as well as rural areas. According to the information, the department has imposed a fine of Rs 18.75 lakh on the offenders detected during the raids. Almost half the fine imposed has already been realised by the department. The raids were carried out in the rural areas around Mohan Feeder, Khatadi, Main Bazar and Gular Ghatti areas.

Leopard scare in Vyasi village: Residents of Vyasi village near Garampani in Nainital district have once again requested Forest Department officials to capture a leopard that has caused a scare in the village. Over the last one week alone, the wild cat has reportedly killed two cattle head in the village. The people cannot venture out of their houses after sunset. They say that this has led to an adverse impact on their social lives. They have requested the Forest Department to put a trap near the village and capture the animal.

Electric shock: A large number of residents of Nainital have complained of receiving electric shock from a railing that has been installed along the Thandi Sadak in the town. The people say that there have been several instances of passersby receiving mild shocks on touching the railing since the time the town has been receiving heavy rain. Officials of the power department point out that although they have not received any complaint in the matter, a team has been deputed to rectify the fault wherever it is located on the stretch between Tallital and Mallital on this road which is mainly used by morning and evening walkers.

Youth run over by train: A youth from the Sitarganj area of Udham Singh Nagar was killed after being run over by a train near Motinagar. According to sources, the deceased has been identified as 19-yearold Ranjit Singh of Sisauna village. He had gone to Haldwani on Friday for getting himself registered at an Employment Office. On his way back, he had halted at Motinagar. A train hit him when he was crossing a railway track with his head severed from the rest of the body.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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