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Briefly Region: Woman sets self on fire

Dhudi village resident Amandeep Kaur set her self on fire on Thursday allegedly because she was being harassed by a former village sarpanch.

Written by Express News Service |
April 27, 2012 3:59:02 am

Faridkot: Dhudi village resident Amandeep Kaur (26) set her self on fire on Thursday allegedly because she was being harassed by a former village sarpanch. Kaur was admitted to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital with 90% burn injuries and her condition was stated to be critical. Inspector Narinder Singh said Kaur’s statement had been recorded by a judicial magistrate and an FIR lodged against Gurlabh Singh,the former sarpanch. Kaur,who was married to one Rampal Singh,was allegedly being regularly harassed by Gurlabh. She had raise the issue at the village panchyat,following which Gurlabh was warned to mend his ways. However,Kaur complained that Gurlabh continued to harass her and left her with no option but to commit suicide.

Free school uniform scheme from May 9

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to launch ‘Atal School Uniform Scheme’ on May 9,2012. The scheme envisages to provide free school uniforms to over 9-lakh government school students from classes 1 to 10 twice a year.

Cabinet approves plan for bus terminals

Shimla: The New Development Plan approved by the cabinet proposed construction of tunnels,bus terminals,bypasses and parking lots,apart from escalators and pedestrian paths in Shimla and surrounding areas,said Urban Development Minister Mohinder Singh,who invited suggestions from the public for all the proposals.

Find solution to flooding: HC

CHANDIGARH: In order to avoid flooding of villages during monsoon,the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday directed the Punjab and Haryana governments to hold a joint meeting and find a solution. The Advocate Generals of Haryana and Punjab informed the High Court that a joint meeting was to take place this week where officials of both the states would try to find a solution to the dispute over flooding. The directions were passed during the resumed hearing of a petition filed by villagers of Punjab,who had demanded that directions must be issued to the governments to protect the villages during monsoon.

PYC holds
leadership training

CHANDIGARH: At a training programme of the Punjab Youth Congress (PYC),17 members were selected as master coaches by Jawahar Lal Nehru Leadership Training Institute. The second phase of the training of elected members of the state,Lok Sabha committee and assembly presidents will be held in the third week of May.

Two factions of
truck union clash

NAWANSHAHR: A clash between two factions of the local Truck Owners’ Union over union election took an ugly turn on Wednesday,when the police opened fire in the air in self defence and to disperse the protesting members of the union. It has been alleged that a group led by Jaswant Singh Bharta manhandled Ranjit Singh Badesa,Rahon Station House Officer,while he was on duty. The police said the supporters of union president Manjit Singh pelted stones and bricks on the members of the other group,following which the police opened fire. A case under the IPC has been registered against Jaswant Singh Bharta and others involved. Bharta alleged that Manjit Singh had been managing the union in a corrupt manner. Manjit Singh accused Bharta of creating nuisance.

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