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Annual function:
Sacred Heart, Sarabha Nagar, organised the Annual Function-Vivacity 2011 today. The tiny tots were dressed in colourful attires performed programmes. The students exhibited their physical endurance and highlighted the value of disciplined life through the ‘Little Warriors’ and ‘Scintillating Gymnasia’. Cabinet Minister Punjab, Hira Singh Gabria, was the chief guest.

English language contest: An English language Championship was organised by DAV, Pakhowal Road, in collaboration with planet EDU-extra exams (an authorised center for the university of Cambridge ESOL examination) here on Friday. Around 300 students appeared for the ‘first level’.



Student gets bail:
A local court on Saturday granted bail to a minor student of a private school accused of beating up his teachers. Chetan Bhardwaj, a student of Class X, was arrested yesterday following a complaint from the management of Veda Public School located in the Garhi colony. The complaint said he wrote objectionable things on the blackboard in the classroom while a woman teacher was taking class. When admonished by the authorities, he misbehaved with them and left the school premises. He returned later in company of others, including his mother and sister, and beat the staff. The student was booked along with four others, including his mother and sister, on the basis of the complaint. The student was allegedly in the habit of creating indiscipline in the school.

4 CEs made directors:
The government has appointed four chief engineers of power corporations as wholetime directors of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam. A spokesman for the Haryana power utilities said here on Thursday that SK Sachdeva, chief engineer (operations), DHBVN, had been appointed as director, DHBVN. Another DHBVN chief engineer RK Sehgal, had been appointed as director, UHBVN. MK Arora, chief engineer, HVPN, had been appointed as director, HVPN and NK Jain, chief engineer, UHBVN, had been made director, UHBVN.

Youth murdered:
Praveen Dhankar (25) was murdered and later dumped by killers in a dug at the diversion road near the Sampla bypass here on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. The killers also attempted to burn the body with an intention to destroy the evidences. The city police has recovered the half-burnt body of the youth and sent it for a postmortem examination.

Use of statistics:
Noted space scientist and Planning Commission member Dr K Kasturirangan on Saturday made a strong plea for appropriate use of statistics and data for evolving new models of agriculture. Delivering the lecture at the inaugural session of the 65th three-day conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics on the theme “Statistics and Informatics in Agricultural Research” at the NDRI here, he emphasised the need for applicable mathematics and statistics for finding effective and efficient solutions to address "very complex" real life problems of the society.

Negligent drivers held:
During a special drive, police officials of the Dharuhera, Kasaula and Bawal police stations of the district on Friday apprehended drivers and operators of 22 overloaded trucks and other vehicles and impounded their vehicles. These drivers were produced in the local court on Saturday and remanded to judicial custody.

Done to death: Ved Prakash Yadav ( 64), a retired government employee, was done to death with a sharp-edged weapon at his residence in sector 4 here on Saturday. The deceased’s son, Naresh Yadav, a lecturer in a college at Nangal Chaudhary in Mahendergarh district, and his wife Manisha Yadav, also a lecturer in a senior secondary school here, were away on duty during the day.When they found Ved Yadav lying in a pool of blood in the evening, Naresh informed the police which registered a case of murder.



Man accused of rape:
Ramesh Sharma, a resident of Vikas Nagar, filed a report against Bhupal Sharma for raping his sister, who worked in a showroom at Selaqui. Ramesh has accused Bhupal of taking his sister to a secluded place at the Dakpathar barrage. He threatened her not to inform anyone about it. When she reached home, she told her family members about the incident.

Woman, son found dead: Shruti Aggarwal , a 38-year-old divorcee, was found dead with her 10-year-old son Ayush Aggarwal in the Khudbuda Mohalla on Sunday. The parents of Shruti had gone to attend a religious discourse when the incident happened. On reaching home, they found the two lying unconscious. They were taken to a hospital where doctors declared them dead. The cause of the death is yet to be ascertained.

Step up info network to check smuggling: To check smuggling in the Kumaon region, police and forest officials emphasised the need of collection of scientific proofs and step-up information network in the forest region of the area. This was decided at a symposium held here on Sunday, which was attended by officials of the Jim Corbett National Park, forest departent officials and the special operation group. “It was decided that besides extending the information network, the police and forest officials should also set up a mobile surveillance mechanism and impart training concerning cyber crimes to other officials,” said Ram Singh Meena, Inspector-General of the Kumaon police.

Probe against zila panchayat chairman sought: Demanding an inquiry by the Lokpal against the former zila panchayat chairman, the Congress members of Bageshwar zila panchayat disrupted the proceedings of the panchayat meeting and one member sat on a dharna. “The members wanted an inquiry into the construction of a building and allotment of some shops to some members of a political party,” said Yaswant Rawat, Mukhya Adikari of zila panchayat.

Workers start indefinite fast: Amid fear of closing down of Surya Glass Factory, the workers on Sunday started an indefinite fast demanding payments of their dues and the opening of the factory. “The workers, who have been on the strike for the past four months, also took out a procession deanding the fulfilment of their demands,” said Gajendra Singh, a leader of the workers’ union.

Capital issue to be morcha’s poll plank: The Uttarakhand Raksha Morcha, a regional political outfit led by Lt-Gen TPS Rawat (retd), former state minister, announced that making Gairsain the permanent capital of the state would be the main issue under consideration of the party in the coming Assembly elections. “The Congress and the BJP governments have looted the state in the past 11 years and never made serious attempts at making Gairsain a permanent state capital,” said Rawat. He along with some retired civil and military officers addressed a party meeting on Ram Jay Inter-college ground on Sunday.

(Compiled by BD Kasniyal)


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