IT raids: An income tax team raided several shops in Sarapha Bazar, causing panic among traders. The team searched the records of two big textile showrooms owned by one person and continued the search for nearly 24 hours. A trader reportedly surrendered Rs 1.77 crore but the team made more searches and reportedly seized some documents regarding land deals.
One killed: A truck driver, Inderpal, was killed while six vehicles were damaged in accidents due to heavy fog near Moriwala village on the NH 10 on Sunday. Inderpal was killed when he could not spot a trolley loaded with paddy coming from the opposite direction and hit against a tree after hitting the tractor. Within an hour of the accident, the other six vehicles were entangled at the same spot. However, none was hurt in the subsequent accidents.
Three killed: Three persons were killed when the car they were travelling in fell into the Ganga canal near Ranipur on Saturday night. According to the police, the occupants of the car were taking a patient to a hospital in New Delhi from Doon Hospital. The driver, patient Prateek and his cousin were killed.
Examined: More than 800 patients were examined at a free medical camp organised by Jain Milan in memory of Suresh Chan Jain, a former president of the Bharatiya Jain Milan, at Jain Dharamshala.
Man falls from truck, dies:
A cleaner was killed when he fell down from a moving mini truck in the Gorapadav area of Haldwani. The deceased has been identified as 27-year-old Subhash of the Gaulajali area. The truck was stopped by the driver for getting the air pressure checked in the tyres. When the driver restarted the vehicle and when Subhash was trying to get in, he slipped and injured himself seriously. He was rushed to a hospital on Nainital road where he succumbed to his injuries. The police got his post-mortem done and later handed over the body to his family for
cremation. Drive against water theft accordingly. The authorities later plan to take the drive to the rural areas as well where the Jal Sansthan has been supplying
water. Woman dies of burns Biker succumbs to injuries Marriages snarl up traffic (Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)
Drive against water theft: The authorities at the Jal Sansthan office in Haldwani have started a drive to prevent the theft of water. The teams constituted by the sansthan are now going around in various areas identifying the households drawing water without having a proper water connection. These house owners were being compelled to get proper metres installed so that their water consumption could be monitored and they be charged
accordingly. The authorities later plan to take the drive to the rural areas as well where the Jal Sansthan has been supplying water.
Woman dies of burns: A woman resident of the Nanakmatta area of Udham Singh Nagar, who had sustained burn injuries and was being treated at Sushila Tewari Memorial Hospital in Haldwani, succumbed to her injuries. It is learnt that 22-year-old Kulwant had sustained major injuries under suspicious circumstances on November 12. She had been referred to Haldwani for treatment. The police got the post-mortem of the deceased done and later handed over her body to her family members for cremation. The reason for her sustaining burn injuries is being investigated.
Biker succumbs to injuries: A resident of Ramnagar, who had been injured in a road accident five days back, died at a hospital in Delhi. It is learnt that 34-year-old Jagat Singh of Tedha village was returning home on the evening of November 15 on his motorcycle when he was hit by another motorcycle being driven by Rohit Joshi. The accident had taken place near Himmatpur Dautiyal village. Jagat had sustained serious injuries in the accident.
Marriages snarl up traffic: The onset of marriage season is leading to frequent traffic snarls across the towns in Kumaon. Things have come to a pass that people are avoiding going to the markets on their own vehicles fearing that they might get stuck in the frequent jams. With the roads being narrow in most of the markets, taking out a marriage procession is bound to lead to traffic jams. The rationalists are demanding that steps should be taken to prevent taking out of marriage processions on busy roads. They point out that the worst-affected people are the sick who are to be taken during emergency. The most chaotic scenes on account of these processions can be witnessed in Haldwani where most of the people prefer to organise weddings because of easy availability of services.
(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)