Briefly Region: Salman Khan begins ‘Free Sarabjit Singh’ online campaign

Bollywood star Salman Khan,who has been vehemently seeking the release of Sarabjit Singh on death row in a Pakistan prison,has begun an online campaign urging people to sign a petition to free the falsely accused Indian

Written by Express News Service | Published: July 2, 2012 3:56 am

Mumbai: Bollywood star Salman Khan,who has been vehemently seeking the release of Sarabjit Singh on death row in a Pakistan prison,has begun an online campaign urging people to sign a petition to free the falsely accused Indian. The actor plans to hand the petition to the Pakistan government in a bid to free Sarabjit,who has been on death row in a Lahore jail since 1990. “For over 20 years,Sarabjit Singh is in a Pakistan prison for a crime he did not commit. Please sign this petition to appeal to the Pakistan government that he be freed and united with his family in Punjab,” Salman posted on his charity foundation Being Human’s website.

SHO arrested
for torturing man to death

Amritsar: A Sekhwan SHO,Mehnga Singh,and four other cops were booked in a murder case after a 35-year-old resident of Rampura village in Gurdaspur district died in police custody on Saturday. The family of the deceased,Pargat Singh,has alleged police torture,which they said led to his death. SP(H) Mohan Lal confirmed the registration of the case against the SHO and four other cops under section 302 of Indian Penal Code and the arrest of the SHO.

Haryana extends school summer vacations

CHANDIGARH: In view of the scorching heat,the Haryana government has extended the summer vacations in government,aided,recognised and private schools upto July 8. “Schools will reopen on July 9,” said Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal. However,teachers of governmentaided schools will have to report on duty on July 6 and 7 for preparatory work.

72 Baddi university students get placements

SHIMLA: At least 72 students of Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technology were selected through a placement drive,the first of its kind held at the university with the participation of 41 leading corporate houses. Various private firms and the Indian Navy,Air Force and Army participated,said Lovi Raj Gupta,Vice-Chancellor of the university. The highest pay package of Rs 4 lakh per annum was offered to an MBA student. The average pay package offered was Rs 2.3 lakh per annum.

Dhumal writes to
PM on Ancient Monuments Act

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal in a letter sought to draw the attention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh towards Acts pertaining to monuments. Dhumal objected to the situation created by the implementation of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act,the National Monuments Authority Rules,2011 and the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Rules,2011. The Acts stipulate that no civic activity including providing drainage,construction,repair of a school or hospital can happen within a 100 meter radius from the outer boundary of the acquired land of a protected monument. Dhumal also pointed out that the Acts and Rules have been passed without prior consultation with state government,“These provisions are acting as a barrier in the daily of the people.”

IMA celebrates Doctors’ Day

Shimla: The Indian Medical Association on Sunday celebrated Doctors’ Day. On the occasion,the association asked Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal to check incidents of violence against doctors and asked the government to not implement the Clinical Establishment Act proposed by the Centre.

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