|R E G I O N
A L B R I E F S
7 booked for assault:The Fatehgarh Sahib police has booked seven persons for allegedly attacking Jitender Singh of Mandi Gobindgarh with sharp-edged weapons here on Saturday. Six of the seven assailants have been identified as Happy,
Manga, Deepu, Chanderveer, Cheeku and Sonu. The victim, who had suffered head injuries in the attack, was referred to
PGI, Chandigarh. A manhunt to arrest the accused has been launched.
4 booked in dowry cases:Four persons have been booked in two separate dowry cases. Devinder Singh and his father Kishan Singh of Darga Heri have been booked for demanding Rs 6 lakh as dowry from the formerís wife, Paramjit
Kaur. Gagandeep Singh and his father Sarwan Singh of Mahilpur have been booked in the other case.
Dengue: 17 more test positive: Seventeen more patients tested positive for dengue in the past three days at hospitals in the district. Of these, five patients are from Hoshiarpur, two each from Giaspura, Sector 32, Jamalpur and one each from Salim Tabri, Jodhewal, Mundian Kalan, Hargobind Nagar, Tibba Road and Focal Point.
Bhagat Singh remembered: Shaheed Bhagat Singh's birth anniversary was celebrated at Basti Abdullapur on Saturday. Congress Sewa Dal president Nirmal Kaira said the youth should follow in the footsteps of the martyr and build the nation as envisioned by him.
Kenyan Sikhs meet Makkar:The Sikh community of Kenya has offered a 50-acre plot for setting up in their country the first offshore campus of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib. The SGPC has, in principle, agreed to the proposal. A delegation of Kenyan Sikhs, led by Sikh Supreme Council (Africa) chief Jinder Singh, former Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Bir Devinder Singh and Sikh leader Kuldeep Singh
Dhami, met SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar at his residence here on Saturday.
Training camp for farmers:The Agriculture Department on Saturday organised a training camp for farmers at Doda village near here. Dr Mangal Sandhu, Agriculture Director, said the state would persuade farmers to break away from the wheat-paddy cycle and grow other crops on additional 12 lakh hectare agricultural land in the next five years. He said the department would also provide training to 1 lakh farmers in the allied agricultural sector.
NGOs protest ordinance:A local NGO led a protest march against the Central Government's move to issue an ordinance that would shield convicted MLA's and MPs here on Saturday. Dr AS Mann, president of Scientific Awareness and Social Welfare forum, said it was clear that the scam-ridden UPA Government wanted to protect its tainted leaders.
Woman dies in mishap:A woman, who is yet to be identified, was killed while 12 persons, including eight women and a child, sustained injuries when the bus they were travelling in turned turtle near Sangha village here on Saturday. The injured have been admitted to the local Civil Hospital.