Officer in fake RC case suspended: The Punjab Government has placed under suspension PCS officer Bhupinder Mohan Singh, who was arrested by the Bathinda Police on August 9. Posted as District Transport Officer in Ropar, his services have been placed under suspension from the date of his arrest.
kills self: Nirbhey Singh, a 25-year-old undertrial, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Sangrur District Jail on Wednesday night. A case under Section 176 of the CrPC has been registered. A magistrate inquiry was also held. Jagjit Singh, the investigating officer, said Nirbhey, resident of Sekhuwas village (near Lehragaga), had been lodged in the jail for over a year in an NDPS case. He was booked on August 12, 2012 under Sections 15, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act at Chhajli police station, Jagjit Singh said. The post-mortem examination of the body was conducted at the Civil Hospital here. Patiala
Mumbai rape condemned:The Media Welfare Society has condemned the rape of the photojournalist in Mumbai on Thursday. The society demanded strict punishment for the culprits and formed a human chain at Sector 17, Chandigarh, against the crime.
28-year-old man electrocuted: Chuni Lal (28) of Kothi Haryala village in the Naina Deviji constituency was electrocuted at his home on Tuesday. Lal had returned home at noon after some work. As soon as he touched the switch to run the fan in his room, he received an electric shock. No family member was at home at the time of incident.
30 timber sleepers seized: The police on Thursday recovered 30 timber sleepers from the possession of Kaltu Ram, a resident of Jhatingri. A case under Sections 41and 42 of the Indian Forest Act and 379 of the IPC has been registered against him at the Jogindernagar police station.
Temple, four houses gutted: The Lord Swarg Narayan and four houses were gutted at Ribba village in Kinnaur district on Monday night. The fire was brought under control by local people. Three other houses suffered partial damage. The village is located 18 km from the district headquarters of Reckong Peo. Deputy Speaker and Kinnaur MLA Jagat Singh Negi has directed the district administration to provide immediate relief to the affected families.
IAS officer Panwar given additional charge: Dr Uma Kant Panwar, Secretary, Transport and Tourism, and CEO of the Tourism Development Board has been given the additional charge of Secretary, Religious Affairs. Jyoti Khairwal, Chief Development Officer, Almora, has been relived of her present charge and transferred and posted as Chief Development Officer, Dehradun, in place of Sushil Kumar, who has been transferred as Additional Secretary, Secretariat Administration, Dehradun. Iqbal Ahmed, Joint Magistrate, Almora, has been posted as Chief Development Officer, Almora.