R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Woman dies in accident
: Asha Rani, wife of paints' dealer Dinesh Kumar of Timber Market here, was killed when the car they were travelling in overturned on the national highway 10 on Monday. The incident happened after the driver allegedly lost control of the car. The couple was returning home from Bathinda. Meanwhile, Vijay Kumar, who was run over by a car on the same highway on Sunday, succumbed to his injuries, the police said.

Badal mourns retd IAS officer’s death
: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday expressed grief over the demise of retired IAS officer, JPS Puri. He was hospitalised after a road accident a few days ago in Chandigarh. He was 76. Badal described Puri as an able administrator and a fine human being with both the qualities of head and heart. He said Puri had always discharged his duties with utmost dedication. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal and Information and Public Relations Minister Bikram Majithia also mourned  his death.

British Council to  train state teachers: The state  Education Department has tied-up with the British Council to train secondary school teachers in English language skills. Education Minister Sikandar Singh Maluka said on Monday, 6,000 English language and social studies teachers had been trained in the Punjab English Language Teaching Initiative every year. Over 3,000 master trainers would be trained in the third phase of the project, he added.

Gidderbaha landlord’s son goes missing
: A one-and-half year old child, the son of a rich landlord of Bhuttiwala village in Gidderbaha sub-division, went missing on Monday morning. Ekam’s family members said he was playing outside the house when he suddenly disappeared. “We searched for him in the village, but couldn’t find him. We have informed the police. We fear he has been kidnapped," Mehma Singh, Ekam’s uncle said.

Rapist gets 10-yr jail
: The local court has sentenced Sonu of Ballowal village to 10 years of imprisonment for raping a minor girl. A case was registered against him on the basis of the statement of the victim's mother at the Kathgarh police station on March 31. The accused has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment under Section 376 of the IPC and seven years of imprisonment under the Protection of Children from Sexual Harassment Act. Both the sentences will be executed simultaneously.

Man booked for making spurious ghee
: The Sunam police have booked the owner of a ghee manufacturing unit for allegedly “preparing spurious desi ghee” at Jagatpura village near Sunam. Sunam Station House Officer (SHO) Satnam Singh said the accused prepared the ghee by using Vanaspati ghee, refined oil and some essence. The SHO said about 20 containers of Vanaspati/refined ghee, a bottle of essence and 15 kg of the ghee were seized.



I-T survey: Suspecting tax evasion, officials of the Income Tax Department conducted a survey at Jhajj Travels, a Mohali-based company. Till the filing of the report, records of the company were being checked.

Civic body’s meeting:The House Tax Assessment Committee of the Municipal Corporation has recommended that the deadline for depositing property tax should be extended from December 15 to March 31, 2014. During a meeting held today, the committee stated that tax forms should be simplified. Councillor Malkiat Singh said, “Filling in a four-page form is a tedious task.” It was decided that only basic details would be asked, Singh said. The committee members said the tax should be based on allotment letters.


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Classified Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | E-mail |