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Dental complex:
A new dental complex has been established at Ex-Serviceman Contributory Health Scheme Polyclinic at Chandi Mandir. It was inaugurated by Lt-Gen SR Gosh, GOC-in-C, Western Command.



College sought:
Demanding a degree college, markets of Buwani Khera, 18 km from here, remained closed on Friday in response to a bandh call given by the Haryana Jagriti Morcha. Members of the morcha and traders said they would stage a dharna at the main market, near Gulab Singh Park, on Saturday to press their demand. Morcha president Rajesh Sindhu said youth had to go to Bhiwani or Hansi for higher education He said the morcha had been demanding a college for the past 10 years.

Woman commits suicide:
A newlywed woman has allegedly committed suicide at Palwal area here after her family members failed to meet the dowry demands of her in-laws, the police said on Friday. According to a complaint filed by the woman’s father, Deepika (27), who got married to Vikas in March, hanged herself on Thursday as she was tortured by her in-laws to bring more dowry. A case has been registered.

Murder charge:
The police has arrested Inder Singh of Jaitrawas village in connection with the murder of his sister-in-law, Sushila Devi, who succumbed to a head injury in a hospital here on June 6. Inder Singh, brother of Dharam Vir, husband of the deceased, was on Thursday produced in a local court, which remanded him in judicial custody. Earlier, the police had registered a murder case against Inder Singh. Inder Singh had allegedly hit Sushila with a stick following an altercation on June 4. She was admitted to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Husband held: With the arrest of Rajender Singh Yadav, husband of Shakuntala Yadav (35), the Bawal police has worked out the one-month-old murder of Shakuntala, who was found strangled at her house in Raipur village, near Bawal, on May 9. Rajender was on Wednesday remanded in judicial custody. A senior police officer said after the deceased’s mother revealed that relations between the two were strained,the police apprehended Rajender, who spilled the beans.

Suicide: Kamlesh Devi (45), wife of college lecturer Ved Prakash, committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree in the courtyard of their house in Sector 3 here on Wednesday night. The police said mental discomfiture led her to take the extreme step.

Toll-free number:
The Haryana Legal Services Authority has started a new toll-free helpline number 1800-180-2057 to provide free legal advice, Gurgaon Chief Judicial Magistrate Jasbir Singh, who is also secretary of the District Legal Services Authority, said. A legal services helpline telephone number (0172- 2604055) was earlier launched in September, 2009.




Charas, liquor seized in raid:
The police here has raided a shop of Pritam Chand of Yandoh-Syohala village in the Jukhala valley near here and seized 505 gm charas from his possession. He was arrested under the NDPS Act. The SP said in another raid, the police had arrested Shyam Lal of Bhangeri-Talyana village near here and seized 18,000 ml countryside liquor from his possession. Later, he was released on bail.

Student dies in hospital:
A student of Class XI, who consumed poison after being declared unsuccessful in the Board exams, died today in the Tanda Medical College, the police said here on Friday. Her body was handed over to her relatives.

Summer school at IIAS
: The IIAS will hold a Summer School on “The Conceptual Universe of the Mahabharata” from June 12 to 25. The institute has selected 25 scholars. They include Dr Jessee Knutson from the University of California, Berkeley, Professor Radhavallabh Tripathi, VC, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, Professor Uma Chakravarti from Delhi University, Professor Ganesh Devy from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of ICT, Gandhi Nagar, Professor Jitendra Bhai Shah, Director, LD Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad, and Professor Ramkaran Sharma, a Sanskrit scholar and poet.



Case against BBC journalist
: The police has filed a case against a London-based BBC journalist of Kashmiri origin for spreading “disaffection”. “A case has been registered against Naeema Ahmad Mehjoor for spreading disaffection, as she had claimed that the shooting of a shopkeeper at Lal Chowk on June 6 was carried out by the police,” IGP SM Sahai said.

Hideout busted: The security forced today busted a hideout and recovered explosives.“The Baramulla police and the 46 RR recovered 30 hand grenades, IED and explosives from the Sarfa Kote forest area in Boniyar, Baramulla”, a police spokesman said. The police has registered a case.



Jumbo mauls industrialist:
An industrialist was mauled by a wild elephant on the Rishikesh Dehradun road during early morning hours on Friday. The victim, Rambabu Goyal, owner of Tehri Steel, Rishikesh, was on a morning walk when he came across an elephant near a forest post at around 5 am. Giving Goyal no chance to escape, the elephant mauled him to death. Rambabu’s colleagues jumped into the dry riverbed of the Chandrabhaga to save themselves.

2 thieves arrested: The Kotwali police has arrested two wanted thieves from the Lakhibagh area here late last night. The two have been identified as Rageshwar and Radhe Shaam. The police said the two were planning to commit theft at some other places. They are already reported to be involved in several other incidents in Dehradun.

Fraudster held: A native of Uttar Pradesh who had taken a loan of Rs 40 lakh from a bank in Dehradun on fake documents was caught by the police. According to the police, he had taken the loan in 2008 and has been fleeing since then. However, the GRP personnel arrested him. The police said he had been sent to jail and would be booked under relevant sections of the IPC.

Feared drowned: A 13-year-old child who had come with his family for river rafting was feared drowned in Rishikesh on Friday. The family first thought he had gone missing but later police officials said he was feared to have been drowned. However, till the filing of the report, the missing child couldn’t be found.

Bodies of soldier, Home Guard recovered: Residents of the area around Ranikhet were stunned at the recovery of the bodies of a soldier and a Home Guard from a car on the Ranikhet-Ganga road. It is learnt that both of them had been shot and left in a car near Chaukuni village. The deceased have been identified as 31-year-old Dinesh Rawat of Bakhli village near Chaukhutiya and 32-year-old Ram Singh of Ranikhet. Both of them had gone to attend a marriage celebration from Poojakhet in Dwarahat to Nakunda. Postmortem reports say that they were shot several hours before their bodies were recovered. Police investigations are on in the matter.

Admn fails to repair pedestrian bridge: Residents of about half a dozen villages in the Devnai area of Bageshwar are agitated over the failure of the administration to repair a pedestrian bridge. They have warned of launching an agitation if the bridge that was washed away in the rain-related disaster during the monsoons last year is not repaired at the earliest. The bridge located at Harbagad village had been serving as a lifeline to these six villages. The people have been alleging that despite the matter being pursued by a zila panchayat member, Anita Devi, the files pertaining to the repairs are gathering dust in the Collectorate.

ABVP activists overrun post office: Activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)created a mayhem at the Head Post Office in Haldwani on Thursday. They not only went on to blacken the plaque carrying the name of former Central Minister A Raja but also misbehaved and allegedly manhandled the staff at the post office. The plaque had been put up when Raja had been the Communication Minister and the post office had been upgraded under the Aero Project.

30 cellphones stolen from shop: The Haldwani police has arrested one person in connection with a theft in a mobile shop in the Oonchapul area that had taken place about a month ago. Two of the accomplices of the accused, Rajender Kashyap, are still at large. About 30 mobile handsets along with their papers had been stolen from a shop belonging to Vinit Singh of Kartikeya Colony Phase 1 on May 9. The locks of the shop had been broken and the accused had decamped with the booty. According to sources, the accused related during the course of interrogation that Rais of Vanbhoolpura and Promod Kumar of Halduchaur were also involved in the theft.

2 persons’ bodies recovered: The bodies of two persons, including a teacher, have been recovered from a canal near Ramnagar. It is learnt that 37-year-old Navin Khulbe had been missing for two days since he had gone to attend a wedding. It is being assumed that he fell into the canal after his motorcycle slipped. He was posted at a government school in Patkot. His body was found after the police stopped the water flow of the canal and searched for him. They had been informed by the villagers that a motorcycle and slippers were found on the banks of the canal. In another instance, the body of Salim of Khatadi was also found from the canal.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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