R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


One held with country-made pistol: A person was arrested with a country-made pistol (.315 bore) with one live bullet in Athwal village on Tuesday. While talking to media persons here today, DSP Sakattar Singh said Kotli Surat Malhi police has arrested Pargat Singh of Dhilwan village with a pistol during a police patrolling. A case has been registered under Section 25 of the Arms Act. The accused was remanded in police custody here today by the court.

Rs 1 lakh, car snatched: Two unidentified persons snatched Rs 1 lakh, a Swift car, a computer set and a mobile phone from a property dealer, Vikram Mehta.The incident took place at his office near Shimla Pahari chowk here yesterday night. According to the police, two unidentified youths with a country-made pistol and a revolver went inside Vikram’s office. They tied Vikram’s hands with his muffler and looted his office. The city police has registered a case under Sections 392 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.

Cash, stamps worth Rs 5 lakh looted: Two unidentified motorcycle-borne youths snatched cash box from Baldev Singh, an employee of post office in Tanda Town, on Tuesday. He was going from police station to post office at 9.15 am today morning. The box contained cash and stamps worth Rs 5 lakh. The police has registered a case under Section 382 of the IPC.

Drug smuggler arrested:
The Apra police has claimed to arrest a drug smuggler, named Amarjit Singh of Gannapind village. The police has also claimed to recover 30 kg of puppy husks from his possession.

Police honours 2 villagers: The Goraya police has honoured two villagers, Gurinder Singh and Lakhwinder Singh, for helping the police in nabbing two snatchers identified as Gurpreet Singh and Lovepreet Singh of Dhaleta village who were fleeing after snatching some cash and a mobile phone from a villager near Mahal village yesterday.

2 held with heroin
: The police has arrested two drug peddlers, identified as Rajwant Singh of Durgapur village and Onkar Singh of Jabbowal village. The police has recovered 50 gm heroin from their possession. The Behram police intercepted them at a naka put up near toll plaza, situated on Jalandhar-Nawanshahr-Chandigarh highway.

UGC fellowship:
Dr MS Saini, zoology professor, Punjabi University, has got a UGC emeritus fellowship. He is the only person in the region to get the honour in animal sciences this year.

Villagers help nab snatchers
: The police has honoured two villagers, Gurinder Singh and Lakhwinder Singh, for their appreciable job to help police in nabbing two snatchers identified as Gurpreet Singh of Nawanpind and Lovepreet Singh of Dhaleta village. The accused were fleeing after snatching some cash and a mobile phone from a villager, Sukhwinder, near Mahal village on Tuesday. Phillaur DSP Rajbalwinder Singh honoured the villagers and inspired the people to have courage to nab the anti-social elements.

30 kg poppy husk recovered: The Apra police has arrested a drug smuggler, Amarjit Singh, of Gannapind village. They have recovered 30 kg of puppy husks from his possession near Apra in Phillaur on Tuesday. The police has also impounded his Tata Sumo car in which the accused was going to sell the puppy husks to his permanent customers.

4 arrested for attempt to murder: The police has arrested four accused on the charges of attempt to murder Bahadur Singh of Mahalkalan village. DSP Rajbalwinder Singh told newsmen here today that the police has also impounded their two motorcycles. The accused identified as Ram Dass, Sukhwant Singh, Gurdip Singh and Ranjodh Singh of Paddi-Jagir village were produced before the judicial magistrate who sent them in remand.

2 women die in mishaps: A married woman, Kuldip Kaur, died due to critical burn injuries in her in-laws’ house in Bathkalan village on Tuesday. The victim was admitted to a nearby hospital. In another incident, a woman of Kandolan Kalan village was killed on the spot when a scooter hit her near the village.


Dr Bahadur gets extension:
Dr Raj Bahadur will continue as the Director-Principal of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, as the UT Administrator has approved his extension for the next three months. Dr Bahadur, whose term ended today, was appointed Director-Principal for two years on deputation from the PGI on December 1, 2007. The post of the Director-Principal had been mired in controversies, as Dr Bahadur’s tenure was extended by another year after November 30, 2009, in spite of the fact that on June 4, 2009 he had attained the retirement age of 58 years.

Rare feat by doctor: Dr RK Jaswal, director of cardiology at Fortis Hospital in Mohali, has completed 12,000 trans-radial procedures, healing the heart through the wrist. Addressing a press conference, he said, “Angiography is a quick and safe means to find if your heart is in order and is functioning to the optimum.” He further said only one in a thousand suffered complication during angiography and one in 100 during angioplasty.


4 gangsters held
: The police has arrested four armed gangsters involved in a number of crimes, including the murder of Rajesh of Rajlu Garhi village, a chowkidar at a private bank here.


Man held for misusing Facebook: The police on Tuesday arrested Mujaddin Khan of Raja Road for allegedly uploading objectionable photographs of a girl on Facebook. She had filed a complaint against him four days ago. However, Khan has denied his involvement.

Armed Forces Flag Day: All government departments and organisations will celebrate Armed Forces Flag Day on December 7. This was announced by Dehradun District Magistrate Dileep Jawalkar on Wednesday.

Janata milan today: Chief Minister BC Khanduri will hold a janata milan programme at his cantonement road residence on Thursday.

haridwar Briefs
4 trucks, trailers impounded in raid:
An administrative team led by Sub-Divisional Magistrate Harbeer Singh today conducted a raid at Bhogpur village where it found illegal quarrying being done. The SDM impounded four trucks and tractor trailers operated by Tirupati Stone Crusher and lodged a case against the owner of the crusher. As per the SDM, more such raids will be conducted in the region to make sure no illegal quarrying gets conducted in the region.

Teacher suspended: Taking cognizance of a complaint regarding not giving mid-day meal to students of Shahpur-Salhapur Primary School, Roorkee, District Magistrate R Senthyl Pendiyan on Wednesday ordered suspension of the teacher concerned. He directed District Education Officer Anil Kumar Bhoj of even filing a legal complaint if he found grievous discrepancies regarding mid-day meal project in the school by the teacher.The DM also specified that now onwards every month from all school principals, the DEO will take a certificate stating the total foodgrains received, distributed and remaining stock which will be signed by the DEO and the ADEO to be submitted to his office.

Workshop held on eve of AIDS Day: On the eve of World AIDS Day, a workshop was organised by the Indian Medical Association, Haridwar unit, where experts dwelt on the need to generate mass awareness among people, particularly in youths about the deadly disease. Secretary of the IMA and veteran medico at Ram Krishan Mission Hospital Dr Sanjay Shah said the medical science had still not fully been able to cure the AIDS virus, so prevention and awareness was still the best therapy. Dr Shah citing figures pointed out that in the country more than 24 lakh people were suffering from this virus and despite mass awareness programmes, still more needs to be done. He said in past few years due to the increase in the awareness level, a slight dip in the number of AIDS patients has been noted.

Youths join BJP: Dozens of youths joined the BJP on Wednesday at a function presided over by women district cell chief Poonam Jha at Vaishya Panchayati Dharamshala. Welcoming the youths, Poonam Jha shed light on the party’s evolution, past and ideology as well as apprising the newly inducted party workers of the Mission 2012 urging them to work hard for the party’s causes. Youth wing district chief Naresh Sharma and divisional chief Ujjwal Pundit emphasised on the party’s need to give election ticket to young candidates in the upcoming Assembly elections.

(Compiled by Sandeep Rawat)

Kumaon Briefs
Regular bus service on Tanakpur route sought:
Passengers travelling on the Tanakpur route are agitated over the alleged failure of the transport authorities to ensure a regular bus service on the route. Passengers have been complaining that despite there being heavy traffic towards Tanakpur from Haldwani and Rudrapur, the authorities have not bothered to run an appropriate number of buses that would cater to the needs of the passengers travelling to Sitarganj, Nanakmatta, Khatima, Banbasa and Tanakpur. Passengers have to wait for hours for a bus that would take them to their destination on the Tanakpur route.

Resentment over haphazard parking of buses: Traders of the Kitcha area of Udham Singh Nagar have expressed resentment over a haphazard parking of buses in the town. They said the worst-affected area is the DD Chowk area. They also submitted a memorandum to the district administration seeking its intervention in ensuring that the buses would be parked only at designated spots. They demanded that the administration should impose a fine on bus drivers for flouting parking norms.

Take implementation of RTS seriously: DM: Champawat District Magistrate Ashish Joshi has asked officials to take the implementation of the Right to Service (RTS) seriously. At a meeting held in Champawat, he ordered that the officials must ensure that prominent boards are put up specifying clearly which services come under the RTS. He warned that failure on part of the officials to deliver the specified services well on time could lead to a fine ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 5,000.The officials present at the meeting came up with figures pertaining to the implementation of the RTS.

Residents of Danya area face power crisis: Residents of a large number of villages in the Danya area of Almora are reeling under power crisis as a tree fell over a power supply line in the area on Sunday night. The worst-affected villages are Jageshwar, Naini, Danya, Dhyari and Bhanoli. The villagers demanded that the Power Department take immediate steps to restore power supply at the earliest. Officials said work for the restoration of the supply had already started.

Senior citizens submit memo to police: Residents of Almora town have demanded a permanent solution to traffic chaos in the town. The Mall Road witnesses severe traffic jams on a daily basis. Besides being narrow to handle ever-increasing vehicular pressure, the road also sees a haphazard parking of vehicles which adds to the crisis. A group of senior citizens have handed over a memorandum of demands to the police seeking immediate steps to address the issue.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)

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