OP Jindal remembered: Tributes were paid to former minister and industrialist Om Parkash Jindal here on Tuesday on his birth anniversary. Havans were performed at OP Jindal Park in Gujri Mahal, Jindal Park in Mill Gate, Jindal Knowledge Centre and Prithvi Raj Chauhan Crossing. The statues of Jindal were garlanded by his admirers.
One killed: Praveen Kumar of Sadhaura has lodged a complaint with the police that his father Jai Prakash was killed on the spot when a truck hit his car near Ishargarh village overbridge on Monday.
2-yr RI: Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Lokesh Gupta has sentenced Renuís husband and five others, all residents of Pranpura village, to rigorous imprisonment for two years in a case of dowry harassment and criminal breach of trust. Besides, the judge has also imposed a fine of Rs 3,000 on each of the six convicts.
Fire at petrol station: Two filling machines of a petrol pump located on the Begu
Road caught fire today. Timely action by workers, who put the fire
fighting system into service immediately besides intimating the fire services, prevented a bigger accident. Harbhajan Singh, owner of the petrol pump, said the exact reason of fire was not immediately known, but it could be due to an electric short circuit.
Boy found drowned in water tank: Aman Singh (10), son of Sarwan Singh of Bhuwaai-Jala Devi village near Suharghat, was found drowned in a water tank near the village
today. Reports said a student of Class IV at Government Primary School, Chhamb Bhujaan, Aman had gone to play in the village. He is said to have slipped and fallen into this tank. Villagers fished out his body from the tank. The tank was full of water due rain.
Motorcyclist killed:One person was killed on the spot and another seriously injured when they were riding on a motorcycle near Bharmour Chowk in Chamba town last night, according to a police report received here
today.The deceased had been identified as Vinod Kumar who was driving the motorbike and the injured Shiv Kumar. Both belonged to the Sultanpur area of the town. The body of the deceased had been handed over to his family after carrying out an autopsy.
Man held under NDPS Act:The Kathua police today arrested a person and recovered 5 kg of poppy straw smuggled into the state.
The police had set up a checkpoint at Kharote
Morh, where they intercepted a truck (JK08A 7703). The truck driver, Gulshan Kumar, of Merth was arrested.
A case has been registered under Section 8 and 15, NDPS Act, at the Kathua police station.
Two killed:Two passengers were killed while 24 sustained injuries when a private bus fell into a gorge near Bageshwar town today. The deceased have been identified as Jung Bahadur Singh, a resident of Jhiroli village, and Kewalanand of Okhali Sirod village. The bus was on its way to Bageshwar from
Haldwani. Jagdish Pant, a passenger, said the accident took place when the driver lost control over the bus while giving way to a vehicle.