R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Ex-sarpanch jailed for rape
: Kahna Ram, a former sarpanch of Khat Sajwar village in Sadulshehar segment of Sriganganagar, has been sentenced by a special court to life imprisonment for rape. The police said the woman had on April 5, 2012, alleged that Kahna Ram and two of his friends forcibly entered her house at night when none else was at home. His accomplices stood guard outside as the sarpanch raped her. When her relatives reached home, the accused fled but were nabbed after a chase. The court sentenced Kahna Ram under Sections 376 and 450 of the IPC and also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000.

Ex-captain gets life term: A court has sentenced Sandeep Tomar, a former Captain in Bihar Regiment, to life imprisonment for abetting his wife to commit suicide in Abohar on July 9, 2013. He has also been fined Rs 10,000. The police had arrested him about a week after the death of his wife Shaveta Singh. Her father Ram Naresh Singh had alleged that Shaveta’s inlaws harassed her and sought dowry. The police had registered FIR No. 126 against Captain Sandeep Tomar, his mother Padma Rani and father Mangal Singh of Kanpur u/s 304-B/34 IPC.

City girl gets scholarship:
Sakshi Gupta, who was a student of Partap World School, has been awarded Rs 4 lakh as part of Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) under the Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) programme of the CBSE. She has bagged this scholarship for figuring among the top one per cent students in the CBSE Class XII examinations.



IAS officers transferred
: The Haryana Government has appointed IAS officer Abhilaksh Likhi Secretary Personnel, Training, Vigilance, and Parliamentary Affairs Department, and Director General Training (ex-officio) Inquiry Officer, Vigilance, Haryana, relieving IAS officer Arun Kumar Gupta. Likhi has also been given the additional charge of Managing Director, Haryana Warehousing Corporation.

Advocates panel meets CM: A delegation of the advocates of Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday met Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to express their gratitude for enacting legislation for the creation of HSGPC.

Miscreants loot Rs 4 lakh
: Two unidentified miscreants looted Rs 4 lakh from a trader after opening a fire upon him at Sector-6 in Bahadurgarh on Monday night. They fled the spot while the injured trader has been admitted to a private hospital in critical condition.

BSP leader joins BJP
: Harwinder Kalyan, who had contested the 2009 Assembly elections from Gharaunda on the BSP ticket, joined the BJP along with his supporters in Rohtak yesterday in the presence of state party chief Ram Bilas Sharma. He belongs to the Ror community.



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 |