R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Recovered body that of Indian:
A woman whose body was recently recovered from the Ravi at Veeroke town in Narowal district of Pakistan has been identified as an Indian citizen. A family from Gurdaspur district approached the Amritsar district administration, claiming that the body was that of their daughter Karamjeet Kaur who was married at Ghonewal village in Ramdas area of Amritsar district. Karamjeet’s brother-in-law Gurpreet Singh said that Karamjeet, 35, had three kids and was married to Jaspal Singh, a farmer. He alleged the couple had marital discord for the past some time. A complaint has been lodged.

State to give boost to fish farming:
The Punjab Government has decided to encourage farmers towards fish farming during the current season by deciding to bring more than 1,000 hectares of land under alternative farming. An official spokesman said under this programme, the government had reserved an amount of Rs 4 crore to provide subsidy to fish farmers. He said an estimated 2,247 lakh new fish seed would be prepared in the current season, besides imparting training to 6,000 fish farmers.

Talent surfing:
GGNIVS organised a ‘Talent Surfing’ aptitude and ability test for their students with main objective to brush up their competitive skills. Separate question papers were designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate courses to assess the student’s logical reasoning or thinking performance.

Lecture on role of veterinarians:Dr Kirti Dua, head, department of clinical veterinary medicine ethics and jurisprudence, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, was invited to deliver a lecture on “One world, one health: role of veterinarians in building interdisciplinary bridges to health and globalised world” at a seminar organised by the National Academy of Veterinary Sciences at Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner, on November 11 and 12.

New assignment: BD Budhiraja, a former dean, College Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh, has been offered an assignment of a consultant to the Ministry of Food Processing Technology, Government of Indiac for guiding the establishment of a De-novo, deemed to be University at Kundli in Haryana near Delhi border. The university is unique in the country as it will prepare the students for the award of B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D degree in food technology and entrepreneurship management.

Patiala residents allege bank fraud:
A number of city residents who had their account with the State Bank of Patiala have approached the city police after lakhs of rupees were allegedly taken out wrongly and shifted to some other accounts. While the residents allege connivance of bank insiders, officials assured to look into the complaint. According to the complainants, lakhs of rupees suddenly went missing from their accounts and after verification, they found the money had been shifted into some other accounts.



Distribution of assets:
Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar today presided a joint meeting of Senior Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand bureaucrats linked to the distribution of assets between the two states. The meeting agreed on distribution of assets linked to Uttar Pradesh Minor Industries Corporation Limited and Uttar Pradesh Financial Corporation at a proposed meeting.

Kidnapping alleged: Shiv Singh Chauhan of Canal Road has lodged a complaint against his son-in-law, Bhupender Rathi, for allegedly kidnapping his daughter, Hema, on Friday. Chauhan alleged her daughter was married to Bhupender in February last year. Since then they were not having good relations. She has been living with her parents for the past few months. Bhupender today came to their house along with his parents and ‘forcibly’ took away Hema along with them. — TNS

Kumaon Briefs

School bus conductor killed in Nainital:A conductor of a school bus was killed after he fell down from the moving vehicle in the Lal Kuan area of Nainital district. The deceased, Shravan Kumar Jatav, had fallen off the bus when the bus was negotiating a speed breaker near the IOC depot. The bus was bringing back children from a private school in the Himmatpur area. Although Jatav was taken to the nearest Primary Health Centre (PHC), he was declared dead on arrival. He had started working as a bus conductor barely a month ago.

Firing at Cong leader’s house:A case of firing by unknown persons at the house of a Congress leader has been reported from Haldwani. It is learnt that some unknown persons had resorted to firing at the house of former senior vice president of Municipal Council Rajendra Singh Bisht on the night intervening Wednesday and Thursday. A large number of windowpanes at the house located in the Hiranagar area were shattered in the attack. Bisht’s wife Shobha is the president of the women’s unit of the Congress party in the city. The attackers had come on two motorcycles and a car. Congress workers have demanded an immediate arrest of the attackers.

Body of newborn baby found:The body of a newborn baby was found in a ditch on the Bhimtal-Ranibagh road. The corpse had been thrown more than 100 metres down the road. It was discovered by the driver of a jeep near Bohrakun. The police took possession of it and proceeded with the legal formalities.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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