R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


SIT notified:
The state government on Wednesday notified the constitution of a Special Investigating Team (SIT) under former police officer MS Bali with Suresh Arora, Chief Director, VB, as member, to further probe the alleged PPSC scam regarding recruitment of doctors. 

New HC Judge:The Supreme Court collegium has cleared the name of Fatehgarh Sahib District and Sessions Judge Kuldip Singh for elevation as an Additional Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He will be administered oath on January 10.

Man shot in Manila:
Kulwant Singh (42) of Mahesari Sandhuan village of the district, was murdered at Manila in the Philippines on Monday. He had been living there with his wife and two children for the past 17 years. His relatives at his native village here said he was shot dead in his office. He was running a finance company. 


10 buffaloes die in Rewari:
10 buffaloes have died of a mysterious disease at Zenabad village of the district last night. A team of veterinary doctors today visited the village and they also took viscera of the dead buffaloes.



Car stolen in Bilaspur
: The police have registered a case of theft under Section 379 of the IPC after a resident of Galua village near Naina Devi, 80 km from here, in his complaint to the police said his car had gone missing. Ritesh Chaudhary told the police that he had parked his Tata Indigo car near his house at night, but when he returned in the morning it was not there. Further investigations are on.

Aid for fire-hit families
: The local administration disbursed an immediate relief of Rs 8,000 to two fire-affected families, who were rendered homeless due to a devastating fire that engulfed their three-storeyed house at Giyoonr village in Chamba district on Sunday. Tehsildar Manoj Kumar visited the spot and took stock of the destruction caused due to the fire. He met the victims and distributed food and blankets to them, reports said.

Prize distribution held:
Vagdevi Shiksha Niketan High School, Jhiri, celebrated its annual prize distribution function here on Sunday. Kargil war hero Brig Khushal Thakur (retd), who was the chief guest on the occasion, said such cultural events provided an opportunity to children to develop self-confidence. A colourful cultural programme was presented by students on the occasion.

HPSEB JEs seek promotion
: A delegation of the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board’s (HPSEB) Junior Engineers (JEs) and Additional Assistant Engineers (AAE) Association, Nurpur zone, met Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh here on Wednesday under the leadership of zonal president Arun Pathania. The association thanked the CM for releasing Rs 800 crore for the revival of the HPSEB from its present financial mess. The association also thanked the CM for opening a new electrical division at Fatehpur and urged him to fill vacant posts of assistant engineer through promotion of JEs who had been working on the post for the past 32 years. The association submitted a memorandum in this connection to the CM also in the presence of local MLA Ajay Mahajan. 

Man dies in freak mishap
: A man died after a car that he was washing fell on him here on Wednesday. The victim, Virender Singh, was a resident of Sarivan in Theog. The police said the car got neutral on the slope and fell on him, killing him on the spot. The police have lodged a case under Sections 336-A and 304-A of the IPC. 

One killed in accident:
Dr Sudarshan, a Professor at the DRPGMC, Tanda, was injured while his father Prem Singh killed in a car (HP 39-6971) accident that took place on Sunday at Karluhi village in the district. Prem was rushed to the PHC, Amb, where he was declared brought dead.


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 |