Dr Hardeep is teachers’ assn chief:Associate Professor in mathematics, Government Mohindra College, Patiala, Dr Hardeep Singh has been elected as the president of the Punjab Government College Teachers’ Association (PGCTA). Dr Hardeep defeated his nearest rival — Associate Professor in physics, Government Mohindra College, Patiala, Dr Manjit Singh, by 51 votes.
Mobile phones snatched: Robbers struck at a mobile shop, owned by Aman Sondhi, in Subhash Nagar last evening and took away three mobile phones. The robbers asked Aman Sondhi to show them some new mobile phones. When he showed them the mobile phones, they snatched three from him and sped away. The police has registered a case.
Cyclist killed: Jaswinder Singh of Pandhwa village was killed when a school bus hit his cycle on the national highway near Chachoki village here today. The bus driver, identified as Madan Singh, fled leaving the bus behind. The police has impounded the bus and registered a case against the bus driver. The body of the deceased has been sent for postmortem to the Civil Hospital.
Army donates furniture: In an initiative to improve the infrastructure of schools in the remote areas of Rajouri district, Tithwal Brigade donated benches, blackboards, almirahs, tables and chairs to nine schools at Bagla, Nadiala, Richwa, Kalakot, Thandi Kasi, Kotli, Duranigalla, Andrut and Naogiran. The functions to donate furniture and other things were conducted at Nadiala, Duranigalla and Andrut over four days.
Three militants arrested: Three militants were apprehended at two places in Baramulla district, the police said on Tuesday. A joint team of the Baramulla police and 52 Rashtriya Rifles apprehended two militants during a vehicle checking near Muqam Crossing. The militants have been identified as Mohammad Rafiq Lone of the Hizbul Mujahideen and Ejaz Ahmad Shah of the Al Baraq. Two pistols, two magazines and six pistol rounds were seized from their possession. In another incident, the Pattan police and 29 Rashtriya Rifles arrested Hizbul Mujahideen militant Mohammad Yousuf Bhat along with his wife, Shahnaz Bibi, near Rangee Mode.
Dehradun Bonded labour: District Magistrate Dilip Jawalkar has directed the SDMs to probe the cases of bonded labour in Chakrata, Kalsi and Tyuni tehsils of Dehradun district. He has also asked the SDMs to provide details of the action taken in all the previous registered FIRs linked to bonded-labour cases.
Bonded labour: District Magistrate Dilip Jawalkar has directed the SDMs to probe the cases of bonded labour in Chakrata, Kalsi and Tyuni tehsils of Dehradun district. He has also asked the SDMs to provide details of the action taken in all the previous registered FIRs linked to bonded-labour cases.
Rudrapur hospitals lack firefighting facilities:
The police and fire brigade authorities in Rudrapur were in for a shock when they found that most of the hospitals in the town lacked firefighting facilities. During a surprise check carried out by the authorities at private hospitals in the wake of the Kolkata fire incident, it was found that the hospitals in Rudrapur were short of firefighting equipment. It was also found that some of these hospitals are functioning right under high-tension lines. The hospital managements have been asked to put their house in order at the earliest failing which stringent action would be taken against them. Election officer holds meeting 22 vehicles impounded Jackets being smuggled into India seized CM’s intervention sought (Compiled by Rajeev
Election officer holds meeting: District election officer, Almora, DS Garbyal has ordered the officials deputed for the task of holding the coming Assembly elections to make preparations for the exercise well on time. At a meeting held in Almora, Garbyal laid emphasis on the testing of vehicles and getting the faulty ones repaired. The regional transport officer has been asked to hold special camps in every Assembly segment to check the fitness of the vehicles. The officials of the local municipal bodies have been asked to identify the spots where the posters and hoardings have been put up so that the same can be removed immediately after the model code of conduct comes into effect.
22 vehicles impounded: Carrying on with the drive to check illegal quarrying on the Gaula river bed, the authorities have impounded 22 vehicles transporting illegally mined material. The action was taken against the vehicles at the Rajpura and Indira Nagar gates. Besides this, 25 vehicles have been debarred from transporting mined material as they were found to have been parked in prohibited zones. The owners of these vehicles would have to pay the fines imposed on them. The action against the violators of norms pertaining to quarrying was taken by officials of the Forest Department.
Jackets being smuggled into India seized: A large number of jackets and a huge amount of fertilisers being smuggled across the Indo-Nepal border have been seized by personnel of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in separate instances in the Khatima area of Udham Singh Nagar district. In the first instance, SSB personnel seized 200 jackets being smuggled into India on five bicycles. When they swooped on the smugglers, the latter managed to flee leaving the jackets behind. These jackets are said to be worth Rs 3 lakh. In the second instance, SSB personnel seized 11 bags of urea and six bags of cement that were being smuggle from India into Nepal. The smugglers managed to flee in this case too leaving the bags behind.
CM’s intervention sought: Residents of Koota, Jamtadi and Bazar gram sabhas of the Didihat area in Pithoragarh district have demanded that the anomaly pertaining to their attachment to the Kanalichina block be removed at the earliest. In a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister BC Khanduri, they have stated that in a recent delimitation, their gram sabhas had been attached to the Kanalichina block while their tehsil remains Didihat. This is causing immense hardships and problems to them when it comes to getting administrative works done. The people have asked the Chief Minister to intervene in the matter and get the anomaly removed.
(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)