R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Man killed in attack: Armed assailants killed Prabhu Dayal of Jhansal village in Hanumangarh district on Friday night. The victim was escorting Bajrang Dass Meghwal. The accused wanted to settle scores with Bajrang, who had unsuccessfully contested the panchayat election. But Bajrang escaped and Prabhu was killed.

Liquor worth crores seized: The police have recovered two trucks loaded with different brands of liquor and arrested four persons in Talwandi Sabo. The liquor is reportedly worth more than Rs 2 crore. The trucks were stopped at a barrier where the drivers failed to submit the requisite documents.

Protest against police 'inaction': Members of various social bodies and local residents on Saturday took out a march in the town to protest police inaction in a "kidnapping" case. Manoj Kumar (24) was allegedly kidnapped from his house on May 25.

Dalit’s rape: Probe ordered: Senior Superintendent of Police HS Mann has marked an inquiry into the alleged delay on the part of the police to register a case on the complaint of a Dalit girl of Batta village. She was allegedly raped by a youth of her village. Mann said the erring officials would face action. The victim’s statement has been recorded in court and would be sent to the SSP. 

Jail inmates clash, five hurt: Five persons sustained injuries in a clash that took place due to an alleged enmity between members of two groups lodged at Malerkotla sub-jail on Friday night. Three of them have been admitted to the Civil Hospital, Malerkotla.



Cyclist crushed to death
: A cyclist was crushed to death by a speeding truck near Rawaldhi village on the Rohtak-Dadri road in the district this evening. Villagers blocked the road in protest against the incident. Sources said Raja, a resident of Rawaldhi village, was crossing the road on his bicycle when a speeding truck ran over him. He died on the spot and the truck driver drove away with the vehicle after the accident. Enraged over the incident, the villagers blocked the road for around half an hour.

6,109 appear for CCSHAU entrance test
: The state-level entrance test conducted by Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU) for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses concluded today. The test was held at 16 centres across Hisar, of which nine were on the main campus and seven outside in different schools.

In the examination, 6,109 candidates appeared for 50 seats of BSc (Honours) agriculture six-year programme and 357 for 33 seats in the masters' programme in food science and technology, bio-informatics, molecular biology and biotechnology, etc.

Petrol pump staff robbed:
Employees of a petrol pump at Ghoro Pipli village were robbed of Rs 6.80 lakh here today. In a complaint to the police, petrol pump owner Rameshwar Chauhan, said his employees were going to deposit the amount in a bank at Kalanaur in a car. Unidentified miscreants, who were in a jeep, intercepted the car near Chori Manid village and looted the cash. The police registered a case in this regard.



Nagar panchayat upgraded
: The state government by an order has upgraded the Dharchula nagar panchayat to nagar palika parishad. The first meeting of the nagar palika parishad was organised 
on Saturday.

Paucity of blood:
Uttarakhand needs additional 200 units of blood daily against the usage of 400 units. About 200 units of blood are collected through blood donation camps every day. According to sources, over one lakh units of blood are needed in the state every year while around 50,000 units are collected through donation camps. “We are celebrating World Blood Donation Day with a view that the donors come forward voluntarily. The donors mainly belong to the negative and A positive group,” said Dr Asand Singh Uniyal, convener of the voluntary blood donors groups in the state.

Panel seeks extension
: The Tripathi Commission, which was constituted to investigate the alleged irregularities committed during the BJP rule in the state, has sought extension saying it needs more time to investigate the remaining two cases as its tenure is ending this month. “As the commission has completed investigation in the Siturgia and hydroelectric projects cases and in the irregularities in spending of financial aid post-natural disaster, we have sought time beyond June 30 for the remaining two matters,” said CP Brizwasi, officer on special duty with the commission.

(Compiled by BD Kasniyal)


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 |