Garhahankar: A man died after his speeding car fell into a deep pond on Chandigarh road in Garhshankar,Hoshiarpur district. 37-year-old Surinder Pals body could be fished out only on Friday morning. He belongs to Bagwai village and was returning home on Thursday,when the mishap took place. Villagers informed the police but divers could only be called in the morning,by when it was too late to save the man. Irate villagers alleged that the man could have been saved had the authorities acted swiftly. They also blocked Chandigarh road for some time and demanded compensation for the victims family along with a safety wall around the pond.
Voters assured their ballot will remain secret
Ludhiana: According to an unusual complaint sent by a resident of Gur-har-sahai in Ferozepur district,residents in many localities are being threatened that candidates will be told which voter voted for whom. Returning officer of Guru-har-sahai DPS Kharbanda said,No one can come to know which voter voted for whom,but we are still getting complaints that many villagers and residents of a few localities are being threatened. So we want to tell masses not to worry at all. Sources revealed that many candidates are spreading a rumour that after the results,voting patterns will reveal the masses loyalty towards a party and the rival will then take them to task. The complaint says that they received such threats before elections too.
Allow book to be published: Bhaniarewala
Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today admitted a petition filed by Baba Piara Singh Bhaniarewala in which he had demanded that publishing of his book be allowed. Meanwhile,the Punjab government today filed a reply challenging his demand. The book,Bhavsagar Granth,allegedly hurt Sikh religious sentiments,which led Punjab government to ban it. Earlier,the high court had constituted a committee of experts to peruse the book and submit a finding.
Ambala police double challan count
Chandigarh: Ambala Police issued twice the number of challans in 2011 than in 2010. A total of 94,705 challans were issued in 2011,the maximum being under other challans,followed by challans issued to auto rickshaws. In 2010,a a total of 48,109 challans were issued by the Ambala Police under various offences. This information was furnished today by the Haryana Police during the resumed hearing of a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Punjab and Haryana High court.
World Cancer Day observed at Bathinda
Chandigarh: A special lecture on Radiations in Health Care – Atoms for Peace was organised at the Central University of Punjab,Bathinda in its city campus,today,to mark the occasion of World Cancer Day. Dr B R Mittal,Professor and Head,Department of Nuclear Medicine,Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research,Chandigarh (PGIMER) was the speaker on this event. The lecture was followed by a panel discussion on Prevention and Treatment of Cancer.
Fertiliser firm director wins award
Chandigarh: Neeru Abrol,Director (Finance),National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) has been awarded Outstanding Woman Manager in Public Sector Enterprises during SCOPE Excellence Awards 2009-10. Abrol received the award from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a ceremony at Vigyan Bhavan,New Delhi on January 31. This year,for the first time SCOPE instituted an award for the Outstanding Woman Manager in PSEs,which Neeru Abrol won. She has also been recently awarded Business Achiever in woman category by the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.
17-yr-old battered to death in Karnal
Chandigarh: A dispute over Rs 5,000 led to a teenagers gruesome murder in Haryanas Karnal district. 17-year-old Arjun Yadav was battered to death in full public view by his neighbour Inder on Thursday night in Vikas Nagar. The victims father Dharmender Yadav said that Arjun had lent Inder Rs 5,000 about a month ago,which he had not returned till date. In his complaint to the police,the father said that Inder thrashed Arjun on being asked to return the money. When I returned home at about 8.30 pm last night,Inder was hitting Arjun,but was pacified later. Around 10.30 pm,Inder came to my room and took Arjun away,on the pretext that they had settled their dispute and he shall refund the money in a day or so. When Arjun did not return for more than half an hour,I got suspicious and went out to look for him. At a distance,I saw Inder mercilessly hitting Arjun with a brick. I cried for help,hearing which people from the locality came out,but Inder went on beating Arjun and finally killed him, Dharmender told the police. Based on Dharmenders complaint,Inder was booked on charges of murder and arrested by the police.
132 water connections released this month
Chandigarh: The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has decided to release pending connections of all public water works upto February 29 by launching a special campaign. This decision was taken in a review committee meeting here today. It was observed that 132 new connections would be released in the command area of the Nigam so that enough drinking water is available during the summer.
8.22 lakh new voters registered in Haryana
Chandigarh: A total of 8.22 lakh new voters were registered in Haryana last year,which is the highest ever during a non-election year. Sumita Misra,Chief Electoral Officer-cum-Commissioner and Secretary,Haryana Election Department said that a special campaign for revision of electoral rolls was launched in the state from October 1 to November 1 last year under the directions of the Election Commission. Before this campaign,continuous updation of electoral rolls was also carried out. Young voters enrolment camps were also organised.