One arrested with
1,250 gm charas: The police seized 1,250 gm charas from a bus passenger near Bounkhari Mor, 10 km from here, on Saturday, a police report said here on Sunday. The accused, identified as Des Raj, had been arrested. The report said a police party intercepted an HRTC bus, going from Bharmour to Pathankot, at Bounkhari Mor. On checking, police officials recovered the charas from the bag of the passenger. A case had been registered.
Steps to check thefts in temples discussed: A workshop was organised by the Kardar Sangh at Devsadan here on Saturday. It discussed measures to be adopted to prevent thefts from temples of the valley. The installation of CCTV cameras and hooters was discussed. Insurance of assets of the temples was proposed by the members. Kullu MLA Maheshwar Singh, ADM Vinay Singh Thakur, ASP Nihal Singh and sangh president Dot Ram Thakur were among those present on the occasion.
slabs anomaly': The HP Pensioners Welfare Association on Sunday urged Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to remove anomaly in pension slabs, including 5 per cent, 10 per cent and 15 per cent hike made for 65, 70 and 75-year-old pensioners, respectively both in basic pay and allowance. Thanking him for the hike in pension in the Budget announcement, a delegation, led by association secretary general Hari Chand Gupta, met the Chief Minister and apprised him of the anomaly. Gupta said the CM had assured the pensioners that the needful would be done.
ITI to stay at Patta
Mehlog: CM: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday clarified that the state government had no plans to shift the ITI from Patta Mehlog in Solan district to some other place. He said rumours were being spread in this regard which were totally false and baseless. Talking to a deputation of 16 panchayats of Patta Mehlog, he said two separate ITIs had been sanctioned by the state government for Patta Mehlog and Kuthar in Solan district, for which the process of identifying suitable land was in progress.
Students hold protest: Students of the geographic information for science course being run on the SSJ campus of Kumaon University held a protest on Saturday in
support of their demand for
the recognition of the course by the UGC. “The employment-oriented course, which is being run for providing training in the GIS remote sensing and GPS computer technique, is fully self-financed,” said Prof JS
Rawat, course coordinator.
Girl students to be honoured: The Directorate of Higher Education has sent a proposal to the state government to honour girl students who have either excelled in sports at the national, international or university level or in academics. The selected girls will be felicitated on International Women’s Day on March 8 every year. “The proposal has been prepared on the government order and hence has its stamp,” said Dr Rajiv Ratan, deputy director, Higher Education.
Class VII student killed:
A class VII girl student was seriously injured when she was hit by a tractor-trolley in Kashipur town on Saturday evening. She was returning from her school after appearing in the annual examinations when the accident occurred. She later died at hospital. “Uma Kumari from Virpur Kataiya was seriously injured after a tractor-trolley hit her bicycle at Lohia Bridge near the town,” said Dhirendra Kumar, a police officer.
PCS officer’s wife booked:
Former Pantnagar ADM Nidhi Yadav has lodged a police case against the wife of a PCS officer working in the region for using a filthy language against her, trespassing on her house and sending her slanderous SMSes on her mobile phone. “A case under section 504 of the IPC and section 66A of the IT Act has been registered after a probe into the matter,” said Pankaj Upeti, the investigation officer.
(Compiled by BD