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Teachers honoured:
The AGREED foundation organised a district-level function at the Government Girls Senior Secondary School to honour 12 meritorious teachers from various schools and colleges of the district. Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) DPS Kharbanda was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr Satinder Singh, president of the foundation, Dr SN Rudra, Naresh Kumari, DEO, Ravikant Gupta, Baldev Singh Bhullar, DSSO, also addressed the gathering.

Mandi Gobindgarh
Shooters honoured:
OP Bansal School organised a function to honour the team that won medals during a shooting championship at Mohali. School principal DK Arora said the team won laurels in the inter-district competition. Gurinder and Saksham had won gold medals, Abhishek, Ashutosh and Ishneet silver and Ashutosh Garg bronze.

Man kills self:
A 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide at Sujanpur town on Saturday. Sanjeev Kumar, an attendant posted at Government Senior Secondary School, Sujanpur, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a classroom. The school peon saw his body hanging when he opened the room in the morning.

Fresher’s party:
A fresher’s party was organised at Government Bikram College of Commerce, Patiala, on Saturday. Principal Satinder Kaur lit the ceremonial lamp. Various contests were held. Charmee was declared Miss Fresher, while Amrit Pal Singh became Mr Fresher. Prizes were given to winners.




Immolation bid probe:
Following media reports that a woman attempted self-immolation on the premises of the Samalkha police station after her complaint of alleged rape was quashed, the human rights cell of the state unit of the BJP has written to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) seeking its intervention ensuring action against those responsible.



Charas worth Rs 7 lakh seized:
The police on Sunday recovered 700 gm of charas worth Rs 7 lakh in the international market from a garden in Bandipore district. The charas was found in the garden of Bashir Ahmed Dar in Hakbura village, the police said.



Bag snatched in train:
An unidentified man snatched a suitcase of a fellow passenger and jumped off a moving train here on Saturday. Nagpur native Deepak Tara Chand complained with the Raiwala railway station authorities and lodged an FIR. As per his complaint with the GRP, he alleged that his suitcase containing Rs 34,000, jewellery, ATM card and driving licence had been taken away. He added in the compliant that he was travelling in Amritsar Express when the incident happened. The man who was sitting beside him took his bag and jumped off the moving train before he could react.

Distributed: The Bagwan Gramudhyog Samiti on Sunday distributed aonwla saplings to the villages of Sahaspur block in Dehradun. President of the samiti Kala Bisht disclosed that a total of 3800 aonwla saplings were distributed in Kaichiwala, Bhawala and Kandoli villages of Sahaspur block. Bisht said the samiti would further distributing free aonwla saplings to farmers during end of September. She said a training programme for the farmers would also be conducted by the samiti in assistance with the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun.

Health cards: Udayan Care, in association with the Lions Club, on Sunday organised a health seminar and blood donation camp. As many as 144 students and their mentors from Kusuma Udayan Shalini Fellowships participated in the programme. Health cards were provided to all the participants with the help of which they would be able to get themselves examined free of cost in the future.

Kumaon Briefs
Man accused of duping people caught:
Showing courage, an old woman managed to got hold of a person accused of having defrauded several people in Haldwani and took him to the police station. The accused, Ajay Joshi of Bhimtal, is allegedly responsible for having duped several people through a society started by him for training people for self-employment. It was on Saturday evening that Chandra Devi saw him while returning to her home in the Sheesh Mahal area. She manged to caught hold of him and took him to the police station charging that her relatives and she had been duped of Rs 1.35 lakh by the accused. After getting information about the incident, many other victims landed at the police station and alleged that they had also been duped. Investigations are on.

Snatching incidents in Haldwani: Residents of the Himmatpur area of Haldwani have approached the Chairperson of the Zila Panchayat Kamlesh Sharma seeking her intervention in the growing snatching incidents in the area. They said there had been several instances of cellphone and chain snatching. They have asked her to take up the issue with the police and ensure that police patrolling is increased in the area. They also alleged that the area had become a haven for alcoholics and drug addicts.

Protest over non-supply of LPG cylinders: Protests against the alleged failure of the administration to ensure a smooth supply of cooking gas across the region continue unabated. Things took an ugly turn on Saturday evening when protesting women attacked a scooter rider who was trying to cross the road blocked by them near Kalawati Colony in Haldwani in protest against the non-supply of LPG cylinders. The scooter rider was allegedly hit on his head with a stick that led to a minor injury. Despite promises by the administration that the supply would become normal, a shortage of cooking gas continues to persist.

Residents resent unscheduled power cuts: Residents of Haldwani are agitated over unscheduled power cuts. They have been complaining that they are being forced to face power cuts for more than a month. Things have come to such a pass that some of the agitated residents went on to burn an effigy of the Power Department on Saturday evening. It is learnt that the supply from Bareilley had been badly hit on account of two towers being destroyed in the recent incessant rain. With the entire load shifting on the grid in Kashipur, there have been unscheduled cuts in the area.

Internet services resumed in Nainital: The cyber community in Nainital heaved a sigh of relief when the Internet services became normal on Saturday evening. There had been no online connectivity for almost two days and people, particularly whose livelihood is dependent on the Internet services, were the worst affected along with the functioning of the offices whereworking is entirely done through the Internet. It is learnt that there was a fault somewhere near Kaladhungi in the Internet cable coming to Nainital. Wireless Internet connections were the only means of cyber connectivity during this period.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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