R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Ban on carrying arms:
To maintain law and order on the day of counting of votes, Deputy Commissioner of Police Tulsi Ram on Saturday issued strict instructions not to carry sharp-edged weapons, flammable objects and explosives on March 6. However, the Army personnel, paramilitary forces, police personnel can carry weapons.

Chhayapreet wins laurels
: Chhayapreet Kaur, a student of class IV at Kirpal Sagar Academy, Rahon, has won a gold medal in the 14th National Science Olympiad. She said, “I used to devote extra time to the competition. It was my burning midnight oil that paid me.” Malwinder Singh Sachdeva, father of Chhayapreet said, “Chhayapreet had been pushing since her childhood.”



Life term:
Additional Sessions Judge Krishan Kumar sentenced life imprisonment to five persons, including two women, of Barara village on charge of murdering an armyman. The accused include Rameshwar, Sandeep, Vikas, Gyan Kaur and Anjali. Labh Singh of Barara village who was employed in the Army at Jammu had come to his native village in 2008 on a fortnight leave.

Police custody:
Four persons accused in the abduction  and murder case of Krishan Aryan, a diamond trader,  were sent on eight-day police remand by a local court.  The victim businessman, who had his establishments in Faridabad, is a son of late Ramdhari Arya, well known  in Arya Samaj circles in Hisar. He was abducted on  February 22, taken to Mathura district and murdered there the same night.

Cash stolen:
Two masked miscreants beat up a Hisar-based trader with iron rods and snatched away cash and an ATM card, when he was travelling in a train on Saturday. The incident occurred near Jamalpur in Fatehabad, when Nitin went to washroom in the train. The two miscreants allegedly started beating him up and jumped out of the moving train after snatching Rs 16,000 and the ATM card from him. A case has been registered.

Indefinite fast:
A lady lecturer working at the CRM Jat College here sat on an indefinite fast in protest against a show-cause notice issued to her by the management. Neelam Lamba who teaches Hindi was served the notice when she was allegedly found absent from duty in a surprise check by the management. A few other lecturers were also served similar notices.

One killed:
Umesh Kumar of Gobindgarh near here was killed and Asha Ram of the same village was injured when their motorcycle was hit by a speedy truck near Janata Senior Secondary School here on Thursday. The police has registered a case in this connection.

2 POs held:
The police has arrested two proclaimed offenders (POs). The accused identified as Sisram of Dhani Majra village and Sonu of Jasrana village. Both accused were wanted in theft cases and were defying the arrest for the past five years. Both of them had been remanded to judicial custoday.

Kabaddi c’ship:
Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare Sukhbir Singh Kataria inaugurated the two-day Haryana State Circle Kabaddi Championship at Murthal village on Saturday. The championship has been organised by the Zila Kabaddi Sangh. He said the sports academies were being set up at various places in the state to provide the best possible coaching to budding sportspersons in different games.

Goods destroyed: Heavy losses were caused due to fire that broke out in a pesticide-manufacturing unit Malta Chemicals near Akbarpur Barota on Thursday. Raw material and finished products worth lakhs of rupees were reportedly gutted in the fire, which was put off after three-hour exercise of three fire tenders. On a complaint of HS Singh, General Manager of the unit, a case has been registered in Rai police station.



Cong MLC calls on Governor:
Congress MLC BR Kundal called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here today. The two discussed various issues of public importance, including the functioning of the administrative apparatus and need to ensure transparency and accountability in all spheres.



The Uttarakhand News Cameramen’s Association has elected its new working committee for 2012-13. Rajesh Barathwal has been re-elected president of the association, Praveen has been elected as general secretary, Manjul Singh Manjala as vice-president, Mangesh Kumar joint secretary and Kailash Kandwal the treasurer of the association.

Kumaon Briefs
Almora admin declares holiday on March 9:
The Almora administration has declared a local holiday on March 9 on Chalari, which marks the end of Holi. The orders in this regard have been issue by District Magistrate DS Garbyal. In his orders, Garbyal has stated that barring the treasuries, all other offices and institutions in the district will remain closed on the said day.

Special buses for staff on counting duty: The authorities in Almora have made elaborate arrangements for the transportation of personnel deputed on duty for the counting of votes on March 6. The counting of votes is expected to take place from 8 am at the Institute of Hotel Management at Chikalpita. The District Supplies Officer (DSO) has been ordered to ensure that special buses are pressed into service to bring the personnel from Dharanaula and the bus terminus to the counting station at 6 am on the day. The buses will make two rounds to transport the personnel to the counting site.

Four killed in mishap: Four persons were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in fell into a gorge in the Saud Nagad area of Nainital on Friday night. The deceased were residents of the Saud area. They had reached their destination and the driver was just turning the vehicle when it fell into the gorge. The deceased have been identified as 45-year-old Pan Singh, 44-year-old Madan Singh, 35-year-old Anand Singh and 56-year-old Bhim Singh.

Man crushed under his own dumper: One person was killed when he was crushed under his own dumper in Haldwani. He was helping the driver reverse the vehicle to facilitate the unloading of the construction material. The incident took place in the Narayannagar area of Kusumkheda locality of the town. The deceased has been identified as 36-year-old Mohan Singh Mehra of Adarsh Nagar locality. The body could be retrieved after two and a half hours with the help of a crane.

One killed as jeep overturns: One person was killed when a Jeep overturned near the Kanthgaon area of Pithoragarh district. The travellers were on their way back home after attending a wedding in Lohaghat in Champawat district. The deceased has been identified as 52-year-old Rajendra Singh of Simalkot village. Seven others were injured in the accident. They are being treated in a government hospital.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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