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illegal water connections
We lack political will: Mayor
Anupam Bhagria
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 7
Various cases of diarrhoea were reported due to water contamination in the district this year. In some parts of the city, especially Dhandhari Kalan, Sherpur Chowk and Fauji Colony, there are endless illegal water connections, pipes of which pass through sewage pits.

These connections are in the "vehras" of different political leaders. Recently, joint teams of the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, and the Health Department had disconnected these connections but after a few days these appeared again.

Admitting to this, Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria said," As far as illegal water connections are concerned, we lack political will and the law enforcing agencies are weak. Political leaders, including me, should not think of their vote bank and need to abide by the rules and regulations. Even the law abiding agencies like SDEOs and JEs are at fault as they do not check if the water connections are being given through proper channel or not. I have started telling my political counterparts to follow proper process for water connections and some of them have started following my instructions."

Finding fault with the residents, the Mayor said," Some of the residents do not opt for legalised way to get water connections. To save some money, they deploy untrained plumbers for water connections who hardly bother whether the water pipe passes through sewerage or from a choked drain. Some documentaries regarding this should be shown to the residents so that they could know how they fall ill after consuming contaminated water."

It was in June when diarrhoea outbreak was reported in Jawahar Nagar Camp. In July, it was reported in Dhandhari Kalan, Sherpur Chowk, Fauji Colony. Recently, more than 40 people fell sick in Bujgar village near Jagraon after consuming contaminated water.

District epidemilogist Dr Anil verma said," We are always here to serve the sick people. But it is always good if preventive measure are taken well on time."


rTi act
Pollution control board told to pay fine
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, September 7
Taking a serious note of deficiency on the part of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) in providing complete information under the Right to Information Act to city resident Hariom Parkash (advocate), the State Information Commission has reprimanded the Public Information Officer of the PPCB.

In addition, the amount of compensation awarded earlier to the complainant has been enhanced from Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,500.

During the course of a hearing on a complaint filed by Hariom Parkash, State Information Commissioner Narinderjit Singh took exception to the absence of the PIO of the PPCB, Environmental Engineer Rajiv Sharma, on July 24 despite directions issued to him on the earlier date of hearing to be personally present. The complainant also averred that he had not been provided additional information and clarification regarding the objections raised by him.

Posting the case for August 29, the commission had issued summons to the PIO to be personally present on the next date of hearing while also making it clear that in case of failure to do so, bailable warrants would be issued under Section 18(3) of the RTI Act to secure the presence of the respondent.

Agreeing with the plea of the complainant that he had suffered harassment due to the failure of the PIO of the PPCB to attend the hearing and incomplete information having been provided to him, the commission awarded a compensation of Rs 5,000. The Public Authority of the board was directed to pay the amount of compensation to the complainant through a bank draft within 10 days.

On August 29, Ravinder Bhatti, Environmental Engineer of the PPCB, appeared before the commission and made a submission that PIO Rajiv Sharma could not attend the hearing as he had to go to Delhi in connection with some court case. He also sought adjournment of the case.

The complainant maintained in his submission that neither the PPCB had provided complete information to him, nor the amount of compensation awarded to him on the previous date of hearing had been paid to him.

The commission enhanced the amount of compensation to Rs 7,500. The PIO has been given a last opportunity to be personally present and explain his position on the next date of hearing on October 10.



Govt failure to fill vacancies haunts Punjab Agricultural University too
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 7
The failure of the Punjab Government to fill the vacant posts across the state has now started to haunt Punjab Agricultural University as a number of offices have no permanent bearers to run them. Every retirement party in the university has been increasing the workload on the incumbent office-bearers.

Many officers have the additional charges of those offices where posts have not been filled after the retirement or transfer of the former office-bearers.

At present, there are a number of senior posts with additional charge in various departments of the university. Dr RS Sidhu, Dean College (Basic Sciences), has the additional charge of Comptroller of the PAU. Dr Sidhu also has the additional charge of Head of Department of Journalism, Languages and Culture.

Dr Jaskaran Singh, Senior Engineer, has had the additional charge of Estate Officer for a long time. Dr Mukhtiar Singh Gill, Senior Agronomist, has the additional charge of Director, Extension whereas Dr Harjit Singh Dhaliwal, senior farm economist, holds the additional charge of Additional Director, Extension.

PAU hasn't any permanent Librarian from Long time Dr Jaswinder Kaur Sanga has been working on additional Charge of Librarian.

The Additional Charge of Dean (College of Home Sciences) was recently given to Dr Roppa Bakshi. The PAU has failed to recruit the Additional Director (Communication) for several months and deputed Ravinder Kaur Dhaliwal, who is also Head of the Extension Department, as Additional Director Communication.

The post of Dean, Students' Welfare, has been not been filled for several years. Dr Balwinder Singh, Head of Department of Entomology, has held the additional charge for the past several months.

However, a few officials have no problem with this ad-hocism but the senior officials of the university criticise the practice.

"This practice increases the workload and one official can not do justice to two tasks. The research and other primary work suffer due to this ad-hocism," said a senior official at the PAU, requesting anonymity.

Dr Harmeet Kingra, president, Punjab Agricultural University Teachers Association, said: "Ad-hocism is not appreciable but here in the PAU we have not faced any problem till date. All vacancies are in the process of filling. If the authorities take a long time to fill these vacancies, then it will affect the PAU working.

Dr PK Khana, Registrar, Punjab Agriculture University, said: "We have advertised all these posts. We are facing some problem in filling the vacancy of Librarian as competent persons have not been applying for this post. The system and research work is not suffering as it is temporary ad-hocism".



High-potency drug worth Rs 2 cr seized
Gurvinder Singh
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 7
The local police had a major breakthrough today when narcotics worth Rs 2 crore were seized by the police here. A high-potency drug called "ice" was seized by the Basti Jodhwal police. The drug costs Rs 10 crore per kg in the international market.

The accused has been identified as Naseem of Shahjahanpur, UP. The ACP, Satish Malhotra, said the accused had been visiting different cities of the state for selling drugs. A case against him has been registered under the NDPS Act.

The accused was caught after the Basti Jodhewal police got a tip-off.

"Ice" is supposed to be very intense drug, which is in high demand internationally. The accused had come here with the intention of selling the drug to the rich. The police officials said the drug was supposed to be prepared by mixing cocaine and heroin at high temperatures and is much more intense than heroin.

During interrogation, the accused revealed that he brought this drug from the Pilibheet area of UP. Although the drug is supplied to foreign countries, had come here hoping to sell it to some rich persons.



4 shops renting out hookahs raided
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 7
The Health and Police Departments conducted raids at four shops on the Malhar road and took nine accused into custody for renting out “hookahs” and selling tobacco products and charcoal.

The Police Division No. 5 has registered a case against all the accused under Section 188 of the IPC. This was confirmed by Dharampal, SHO, Division No. 5.

The District Health Officer, Ludhiana, Dr Avinash Kumar, and the SHO, Division No. 5, Dharampal, said: “We raided four shops on the Malhar road. These include Chaurasiya Paan Parlour, Chaurasiya Special Paan Bhandar, Charasiya Paan Bhandar and Chaurasia Paan Palace. Despite a ban on ‘hookah’, the modus operandi for running the ‘hookah’ business was that these shops used to rent out ‘hookahs’ for one hour, along with tobacco material and charcoal, and used to charge Rs 1,000 security. After one hour, they used to return Rs 700 to the customer and earn Rs 300 for renting out ‘hookahs’ for one hour."

The SHO said: “We have taken all the material and charcoal into custody being provided to customers for enjoying ‘hookah’. The tobacco products that we have taken into custody have nicotine in them, which is harmful for health.”

On August 31, the former Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Rahul Tewari, banned the use of ‘hookahs’ on any premises in the district.

The ban

On August 31, the former Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Rahul Tewari, banned the use of ‘hookahs’ on any premises in the district.



Traditional flavours make a comeback on platter
Gurvinder Singh
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 7
Chefs are increasingly uncovering the dishes that might have got buried in sands of time with the arrival of modern cuisines. Some restaurants are turning the clock back to revive the traditional flavours in the dishes.

Although people are experimenting with international cuisines, some are turning back to the roots to woo “desi” taste buds, uncovering the goodness and the rich taste spoilt by the quick fix fast food culture.

“Older dishes were made by giving ample time and choosing the right preparation. They were much healthier than they are now,” said Fateh Singh, a resident.

Look at the menu of some of the restaurants and you will come across “Peshawari Tangri Kebab”, “Lahori Machhi Curry”, “Multaani Khameeri Roti”, etc. Some of the dishes bear their origins in the olden times and have been uncovered again to bring the taste back on the platter. “Pindi Dum Biryani” owes its origin to Pakistani region of Rawalpindi prior to the Independence.

“Earlier, people would keep their dishes in ‘Martbaan’ so that it would lend a distinctive aroma of 'mitti' in the food prepared,” said Tajinder from Majlis.

“Similar dishes find place in the menu these days with ‘Martbaan Ke Chhole’, and ‘Martbaan Ka Ghosh’,” he said.

“Some of the great foods disappeared after the Partition and with the passage of time, but they were delicious. So, we are turning back the pages of time to revive them,” he said.

“Dishes like Aata Chicken have been brought from the Kotkapura region,” said chef BS Rawat from Awadh Restaurant. Most of the dishes had been added to give the feel of restaurants.

“There are great parallels to some of the newer recipes in the past. Stuffed mushroom being served as an oriental dish nowadays was already there in the olden times, known as ‘Teh te Teh Khumb’,” said Tajinder.

Some of the hotels in the city are offering dishes inspired from the old cuisines.



Students get tips on dental hygiene
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 7
To commemorate the 57th anniversary of the LIC of India, a free dental check-up and awareness camp for 300 children studying at Government Primary and High School, Ambedkar Nagar, Model Town Extension, was organised today.

The team of doctors for dental check-up was led by Navdeep Kaur Sachdeva, Charu, PS Mokha, besides 10 dental surgeons working at Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College & Hospital, Ludhiana.

Headmistresses of both schools as well as the entire teaching faculty extended their wholehearted cooperation for making this camp a grand success.

Dr Navdeep Kaur Sachdeva, head of the team, held an interaction with the students and gave them tips on how to maintain dental hygiene.

Rajendra Kumar, Senior Divisional Manager, LIC of India, said the LIC was a major contributor to the financial and infrastructural development of the nation. The investments of the LIC during the eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-2012) was Rs 7,04,151 crore.



Annual ophthalmic quiz held

Ludhiana, September 7
The Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College & Hospital (CMC&H), organised its 10th annual ophthalmic quiz and awareness talks for doctors and medical students.

The chief guest for the occasion was Dr AG Thomas, Director, CMC&H. He appreciated the efforts of the department and students in organising this academic session and spreading awareness about common eye disorders.

Among 30 undergraduate MBBS teams, 4 teams had qualified for the quiz following the preliminary round.

Dr Nitin Batra, Head, Department of Ophthalmology, and Dr Gurvinder Kaur conducted the finals. Sneha Liz Jacob and Jesse Jacob Skariah and runners-up Jasmine Ratti and Mary from the 2010 batch emerged champions in the quiz.

Siddhant Shrotriya and Ashikh Thomas presented interesting talks on “path-breaking inventions in ophthalmology” and community-based rehabilitation.

Other dignitaries who attended this event included Dr SM Bhatti, principal, Dr Kanwal Masih, medical superintendent and several senior administrators. — TNS



Documentary on drug addiction screened
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 7
A documentary film to control drug addiction was screened at Circuit House today. Screened by the Raksha Jyoti Foundation, the documentary "Spirit" dwells on the consequences of drug abuse.

The 40-minute film is directed Ashwini Kumar Behl. Members of the foundation said the police should check the spread of the menace. Behl said it was shot at various places, including Ludhiana, Amritsar and Jalandhar. The movie explores the causes of dug addiction and what is being done by the police and the administration to control it.

"It stresses on the aftermath and the consequences of the drug abuse and how it destroys lives of drug addicts," said Behl. It would be released next month and be screened in schools and colleges to make the youth aware about the problem and its consequences, he said.

The documentary features interviews of ADCP Nilambari Jagdale, MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu and a school principal apart from others. In the film Jagdale mentions about the measures being taken by the police to curb the menace and Sidhu spoke on the reasons responsible for its spread.

A short film, "Rabba Mera Kya Kasoor" is also being made by Behl. He said the film would urge the women to respect women.



Workshop on hair transplant
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 7
The Department of Plastic Surgery today organised a two-day conference of the North Zone Association of Plastic Surgeons of India and live workshops on follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant and lasers in post burn/acne scars.

Dr Rajesh Rajput from Mumbai conducted a live workshop on follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant.

During the workshop, Dr Rajput said: "Hair loss is a plague affecting nearly 80 per cent men, even those who had a hair transplant. Follicular unit extraction and transplant is a procedure where hairs are transplanted from the permanent zone to the bald or balding areas of the scalp".

Dr RB Ahuja, Head of Plastic Surgery at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, spoke on “reviewing surgical options for palatal fistula to position them in armamentarium”.



School bans use of paper cards for greetings
Lovleen Bains

Doraha, September 7
DAV School, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, has devised a novel way of saving paper and avoiding plastic. From now onwards, the students have been told not to use paper to great their teachers on any occasion.

They have been told not to bring plastic flower sticks to express their greetings. They can send e-greetings, if they desire.

The rule was put into practice for the first time on the Teacher's Day.

The children, who generally use to greet their teachers and bring cards or plastic flower sticks were discouraged from doing so. They expressed their feelings through e-messages.

“Students generally have the tendency to express their feelings by exchanging cards on various occasions. The cards need a great quantity of paper and hence lead to its wastage. I have asked the students not to bring plastic flower sticks to the school so that the use of plastic could be avoided to a considerable extent.

The environmental degradation is at its peak and one should hit when the iron is hot. This will save paper and the money of the students,” shared Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu, Principal, DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana.

“This would definitely give a message to the students as they would be forced to think about the issue and try to save the wastage of paper,” the principal said.

The mother of a Cass II student said, “This is a great lesson that a school can teach to its students. I found the e-mail address of a teacher on my son's notebook. He said he would send an email to his teacher since he is not allowed to prepare a card this time as the use of paper, especially for preparing cards, has been banned. I was impressed to hear these words from my seven-year-old son. It is a right move by the student.”

“I sent an e-card to my teacher on the Teacher's Day. This time our school principal advised us not to use paper because it is precious and its use leads to wastage. I prepared a card on my personal computer. It saved my time and money,” a Class VI student of the school said.



Industrialists discuss pollution threat

Ludhiana, September 7
An industrial interaction was held at the CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana. Dr Babu Ram, member secretary of PPCB, and the captains of Ludhiana Industry. Inderjt Singh Pardhan, president, welcomed Dr Babu Ram.

Avtar Singh, general secretary of CICU, thanked the industrial leaders for participating in the event. He said the new PPCB policy is indeed hassle-free and industry friendly.

The member secretary said pollution was one of the major areas of concern, which needed to be curbed at any cost. Dr Babu Ram said suggestions raised by the industry during interaction would be considered. New measures, modified procedures and revised norms would be introduced to solve all logical and technical issues. He informed the gathering that comprehensive guidelines of PPCB norms were already updated and were available on the website of the board. — TNS




Seminar on skin rejuvenation

The Eco Club and Youth Club of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, organised a seminar on skin rejuvenation on Saturday. During the talk, Mrs Aman Dua, from AK Clinics, gave numerous suggestions to tackle skin and hair problems. Besides proper diet, a number of therapies and lines of treatment were highlighted like laser treatment for hair removal, pigmentation and acne; anti-wrinkle treatment; mole and freckle removal and a number of chemical peels. The seminar ended with an animated interaction with the students.

Fresher’s party

The student Chapter of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, organised a fresher’s party on the premises of the institute on Saturday for under-graduate courses. Institute director Dr (Col.) HS Singha and deputy director Dr Sandhya Mehta welcomed the new students and congratulated them for becoming a part of the institute.

Gold medal for biotech student

Chetan Dave, a student of the Punjab College of Technical Education, has won a gold medal in the university examination of the Punjab Technical University. He scored 86.2 per cent marks and stood first in the university. He said, “It’s like a dream come true and I thank God for this success and also my teachers and parents who supported me with full zeal. Accomplishing university position and wining gold medal in the university requires complete hard work and devotion.” Dr SK Munshi, Head of Biotechnology Department, said, “Chetan was really passionate to secure a position in the university. He said the Biotechnology students of PCTE had always performed exceptionally well in the university examinations.


A 2-day exhibition of the religious books was organised on the premises of the Government College for Girls, Ludhiana. The main motive of the exhibition was to inculcate the religious knowledge in the students. More than 3,000 books were included in the exhibition. Principal Gurminder Kaur motivated the students to read other books apart from their syllabus so that they can increase their additional knowledge about their religion.


NIIT Technologies Limited (NSE: NIITTECH), IT solutions organization, hosted a workshop at Hotel Park Plaza, Ludhiana, to showcase its cloud services for the manufacturing sector. The workshop aimed at showing the competitive advantage of cloud brought together by the dignitaries from the manufacturing sector of Ludhiana and cloud experts of the organisation. The products and solutions displayed during the event, include ProcureEasy, a sourcing and procurement platform, AuctionEasy, an online tool for auctions, and BusinessEasy, an ERP solution which comprises of 1) HRMEasy, solution to set up organisation structure and maintain employee life cycle data, 2) CRMEasy, solution to manage entire lead to conversion cycle, and 3) FinancialsEasy, solution to streamline company’s financial activities. The Chief Guest for the event Rishi Pal Singh, Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner, said, “In today’s challenging business environment, it is imperative to stay ahead of the curve by adopting technologies which will help the manufacturing companies bring down their cost structure and increase productivity. This event will offer a perfect platform to get firsthand information about the cloud services offered by NIIT Technologies.” — TNS




Motivational summit

Mythologist and motivational speaker Dr Devdutt Pattanaik delivered a talk during the motivational summit organised by Shelly's Media Track at the Guru Nanak Bhawan. The chief guest for the event was showman Satish Sharma, member of the Censor Board of Film Certification.


The Ludhiana District Congress Committee (Urban) president Pawan Dewan has expressed deep concern over the increasing drug menace in the state. He said the prevailing drug menace was ruining Punjab. Addressing a meeting organised against drug menace by Raksha Jyoti Foundation at circuit house, he said the menace could be eradicated with the joint efforts by the government and the society. He regretted that the youth was most affected.


Punjab Property Dealer's Association would honour Sukhbir Singh Badal on September 11 at the Guru Nanak Bhawan, according to members of the association. This honour is being conferred on him for the regularisation of the illegal colonies which has boosted the property business.

Three cases of diarrhoea reported

Three more patients of diarrhoea were reported at the camp set up by the administration at Bujgar village near Jagraon following an outbreak of diseases like diarrhoea and gastro in the village on Friday. With this the total number of patients suffering from these diseases has reached 18. "No fresh case of Gastroenteritis has been reported. Two mild cases of diarrhoea were detected in the survey. Around 1,000 tablets of Chlorine and 200 packets of ORS were distributed in the area. Health education was also given to the people. The situation is under control. Besides this, 10 drinking water samples have been also sent for testing by the Health Department. According to the Health Department, all the patients are responding to the treatment very well and there is no kind of risk to anybody's life.


A rally and a dharna was organised by the workers of the Punjab PWD Department for the second day on Friday. It was done against the act of giving of construction work of schools, hospitals and building by the government to private agencies.

Plantation drive

Jeev Jantu Paryavaran Sambhal Samiti carried out a plantation drive at Tutiya Wala Mandir in Shivpuri on Saturday. Various types of plant saplings are being planted under the campaign, said a representative from the organisation.

Correction of voter lists

The process of corrections of the voter lists has been started according to the instructions by the Election Commission of India. Representatives of political parties were given voter lists and CDs by working Tehsildar (Election) Gurjant Singh Brar. He said any objections or claims about the voter lists can be submitted to the BLO or related Election Registration Officers from September 6 to October 4. A special campaign will be initiated on September 15, 22 and 29 for the corrections of the voter lists. — TNS



Gang of drug peddlers busted
23 arrested with over two quintals of poppy husk near Khanna
Our Correspondent

Khanna, September 7
The Khanna police has claimed to have busted a gang of drug peddlers and arrested 23 persons, including a woman, during the Night Policing Plan near Biza. The arrested belong to villages around Khanna. SP (D) Khanna Rajwinder Singh Sohal said a police party led by SHO Sadar Waryam Singh had laid a naka near Biza.

At the naka, the police party stopped a vehicle on the night of September 6/7 and asked the occupants to come out. During the search, the police recovered more than two quintal poppy husk from their possession. A case has been registered against all the accused under the NDPS Act. Stating about the modus operandi of the gang, the SP said the gang members use to go to Rajasthan and buy poppy husk to sell it in the villages.

The accused has been identified as Kaka Singh, a resident of Kanech village, Charanjit Singh of Shamgarh, Baljit Kaur of Bhathal, Sudagar Singh of Kanech, Avtar Singh of Kanech, Yadwinder Singh of Kanech, Surjit Singh of Kanech, Kulvir Singh of Paprodi, Kuldip Singh of Kanech, Mohan Singh of Kanech, Charan Singh of Kanech, Mukhtiar Singh of Harion Khurd, Gurmukh Singh of Gadowal, Karnail Singh of Nagra, Jan Singh of paprodi, Nirmal Singh of Nagra, Balwinder Singh of Gadowal, Nazar Singh of Paprodi, Neesha Singh of Kulewal, Bahadar Singh Paprodi, Paramjit Singh of Paprodi, Jagroop Singh of Shamshpur and Gurpreet Singh of Siar.



Two arrested with pistols

Ludhiana, September 7
Two persons carrying 32-bore loaded pistols were caught in the Ganda Nullah area near Haibowal. The accused tried to escape from the police at a naka. They have been identified as Gurtej Singh and Rashpal Singh of Ladiya village. Gurtej is the president of the Student Organisation of India, a students’ body at Panjab University. A case has been registered against them under Sections 25-54-98 of the Arms Act.

Drugs recovered

Fifty grams of heroin and 750 grams of narcotic substances were recovered from a person at a naka in the Ayali Khurd area on the Hambran road. The accused has been identified as Ashok Kumar. He has been booked under Sections 22-61-85 of the NDPS Act. ASI Jaspinder Singh from the Anti-Narcotics Cell is investigating the matter.

Dowry cases registered

Four dowry cases were registered here. Ramandeep Kaur, a resident of the Jamalpur area, filed a complaint against Meer Singh, a resident of Chandigarh, alleging that she married him in February this year. She said after the marriage, her in-laws started harassing her for dowry. Meer Singh is staying in Australia. Ruhin Arora, a resident of Sarabha Nagar, accused her husband, Prabhjot Singh Rajpal, of harassing her for dowry. Ekta, a resident of Salem Tabri, filed a complaint against Vikas Kadwal for harassing her for dowry. Another dowry case was registered by Deepri, a resident of Dhuri Lines, against her husband, Rajesh Dhir, whom she had married in 2011. She said after the marriage, her husband had been harassing her for dowry. The accused have been booked under Sections 406 and 498-A of the IPC.


A case was registered against a man and his wife at the Jodhewal Police Station for duping their partner, Abhishek Thamman, director of a hosiery unit on the Noorwala Road, of Rs 32 lakh. Thamman told the police that his partners, Mona Aggarwal and Navneet Aggarwal, had given him a cheque, but when he deposited it in a bank for clearance it bounced.

Minor raped

A 14-year-old girl has been raped at Dehlon village. The victim's mother told the police that she, along with other members of her family, had gone to Chhapar village. Her daughter, who was alone at the home, was raped by their neighbour Parminder Singh. A case has been registered against the accused under the Section 276 (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act - 2012) of the IPC. The accused is still at large. Sub-inspector Baljit Singh is investigating the case.


Members of the Hindu Utthan Parishad staged a protest in front of the Police Station Division No. 7 against the alleged police inaction in attack on a woman by some miscreants in the EWS Colony. The members of the organisation alleged that Arman and Shaukat, residents of the EWS Colony, had assaulted Gulab Devi, but the police was not taking any action against them. They called off the protest after the assurance of action. — TNS



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