R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Two held with guns, intoxicants
: Acting on a tip-off, the district police on Saturday arrested Amarjit Singh under relevant sections of the Arms Act near Saido Patti. They recovered two .32 bore revolvers, one .15 bore revolver and 5 live cartridges from him. According to the police, Amarjit Singh was allegedly involved in terrorist activities during the peak of terrorism in Punjab. Sources said police also seized 420 capsules for intoxication from Bhim Sen. He was booked under relevant sections of the NDPS Act.

Motorcycle stolen: Some miscreants stole a motorcycle (Hero Honda) belonging to Swaran Singh’s from Mukerian Chowk, Hajipur, on Saturday. According to the police, Swaran Singh parked his vehicle in the chowk and went to meet his friends. Police has registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC. Under this section, whoever commits theft may face imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Dasuya police also registered a case under Sections 454 and 380 of the IPC for stealing mobile phones worth Rs 30,000 from the shop of Paramjit Singh.

Driver injured as trucks collide
: A driver of a pickup truck had a narrow escape after his vehicle collided with a truck on the Badowal road, here today. The driver, who sustained multiple fractures on his both legs, was rescued by the passersby. The accident led to traffic jam at the Barewal road.

Talent hunt: Don Bosco Global School hosted “Kidz Talent Hunt” in which students in the age group of 3 to 12 years participated. A seminar for parents was also organised to make them aware of the emerging trends in education. Student artists experimented with new artistic ideas and techniques. Budding singers and dancers left audience spellbound by their upbeat and synchronised performances. The participants and winners were honoured with trophies and prizes.

Lectures on AIDS held
: Veteran educationists Dr DR Vij and Dr Feroz delivered special lectures on the topics of education and AIDS at Kirpal Sagar College of Education on Sunday. They gave valuable tips to teachers for making classroom teaching simple and effective as well as to spread AIDS awareness among adolescents.

Annual function organised: KC Public School organised its annual function with zeal and enthusiasm here on Saturday. SK Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Navodya Vidyalaya Samiti, Regional Office, Chandigarh, presided over. Students presented a cultural programme giving a glimpse of cultural diversity and great cultural heritage of India.





Man kills infants, commits suicide
: A man allegedly killed his three-month-old twin infants and later committed suicide by jumping before a moving train at Ismaila village here on Sunday. 



Tributes paid to freedom fighter: Led by veteran freedom fighter KL Dabra, a large number of senior citizens, representative of political parties and social organisations on Saturday paid floral tributes to prominent freedom fighter and former state Civil Supplies Minister Daulat Ram Sankhyayan on his 82nd birth anniversary. 

Obscene MMS  of girl: An obscene MMS of a local girl has shocked the local community. Residents of the area are demanding action against the culprits who made and allegedly circulated the MMS. It was being suspected that the MMS was made by a local youth who allegedly exploited the girl. SP Kangra Diljeet Thakur said appropriate legal action would be taken against the culprits in the case after inquiry.

Two killed in  accident
: Two persons, Nanak Chand and Raj Kumar, the residents of Chatri and Barsagi respectively in Gohar subdivision, were killed when the car they were travelling in rolled down into a nalah on the Chatri-Thunag road on Friday. The police has booked a case at the Gohar police station. The driver failed to negotiate a turn at Bahaba Mod and lost control over the car. Both the occupants of the car died on the spot, the police said.



Blood donors’ info goes online
: A website containing database of voluntary blood donors spread across the country has been launched. The website www.indiadonor.in contains the details of all voluntary blood donors.

2 militants held, hideouts busted
: Two militants of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were arrested while two hideouts were busted in separate operations in the Kashmir valley, the police said on Sunday. The militants have been identified as Fayaz Ahmad Bhat and Manzoor Ahmed Ammar. Two militant hideouts were busted at Simthan in Bijbehara and Ahlen-Behak, Kokernag in Anantnag district.



CM congratulates winners: Chief Minister BC Khanduri has congratulated the Uttarakhand team for winning medals in the Asian Powerlifting Championship held at Kobe in Japan recently. In his message, Khanduri congratulated state police constable Manish Kumar for winning a gold medal in the junior category and constable Monis Khan and head constable Amit Kumar for winning bronze medals. — TNS

Kumaon Briefs
Pagal Gymkhana event a big draw in Nainital: It was a day of fun and frolic for the residents of Nainital on Sunday as a large number of them participated in the Pagal Gymkhana event that has attained the status of an annual festival. A large number of men, women and children participated in sporting events like tug of war, fancy dress, musical chairs, three-legged race and candle race. There were also events like identifying film songs from their tunes and putting a thread in a needle. People from all walks of life participated in the event with a large audience cheering them up. The race for old men above the age of 60 years turned out to be very popular with the audience.

Haldwani Municipal Board chief threatens to move court: The chairperson of the Haldwani Municipal Board has threatened once again to go to the court following the failure of the administration to hand over the charge to the elected representatives despite the High Court orders. The High Court had ordered the restoration of the municipal boards in Hardwar and Haldwani last week while doing away with the decision of the state government to convert the two into Municipal Corporations. Chairperson of Haldwani Municipal Board Renu Adhikari has expressed resentment over the failure of the administration to hand over the charge to the elected representatives till now. She has accused the administrative officials of dilly dallying in the matter.

Number of people getting arms licences on the rise: The remote district of Champawat has registered a major increase in the number of people getting arms licences since the creation of the state. Reports say that no less than 259 possess arms licence in the district. While observers see the possession of such a licence as a social symbol, they also point to the irony of the fact that instead of seeing a rise in employment, civic amenities , education and health facilities, the district has witnessed the same in case of possession of weapons.

Entrepreneur goes missing from Haldwani: A young entrepreneur from Haldwani going missing has sent alarm bells ringing in the town. It is learnt that 37-year-old Sajjid Ali has not returned home since Friday afternoon when he had left following a phone call. He is into the business of furniture manufacturing. The fact that his mobile is switched off has added to the trauma of his family members who have approached the police on the matter. Police investigations are on.

Resident of Bazpur electrocuted to death in US Nagar: A resident of Bazpur was electrocuted to death in the Jaspaur area of Udham Singh Nagar. It is learnt that Sanjiv Kumar of the Subhash Nagar locality in Bazpur worked as a truck cleaner. He was covering the truck with canvas when his hand touched a high tension power line. He sustained major burn injuries. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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