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Bathinda
7-yr-old girl comes in contact with live wires, injured
: A seven-year-old girl sustained injuries after she came in contact with live electric wires near the railway lines adjoining the Bathinda railway station. Akriti, daughter of a migrant labourer from Bihar, received injuries on her arms. Volunteers of the Sahara Jan Sewa rushed her to the local Civil Hospital. 

Man killed: Gamdur Singh, a resident of Tarkhanwala village, got killed in an accident on Sunday. In his complaint to the police, Sukhvir Singh, son of the deceased, said a vehicle hit his father while he was heading for his residence on a motorcycle, on the Dabwali road. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but could not survive his injuries. 

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HARYANA

Rewari
National conference
: Haryana Agricultural Universityís Regional Research Station at Bawal in Rewari district will organise the XVI national conference of All-India Coordinated Research Project on Arid Zone Fruits, from December 28 to 30. While Dr HP Singh, Deputy Director-General (Horticulture) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, will be the chief guest. 

One killed in mishap: Sandeep Saini (19), a resident of Hisar district and an employee of a private company of Bawal, was killed while two of his colleagues sustained injuries when the tempo, in which they were travelling, overturned on the Bawal-Rewari road, near Karnawas village, 7 km from here, on Saturday. The mishap took place when they were returning home at Karnawas village.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

BILASPUR
Condolence meeting held
: The Himachal Pradesh State Journalists Federation has expressed grief over the death of photo journalist Gopal Kaunda here two days ago. A condolence meeting was held at the Circuit House here on Monday. Journalists of the district, including Shakti Upadhyaya, Vijay Kumar, Bhupender Rana, Vanshidhar Sharma, Vishal Thakur, Punit Sharma, Anil Patial, Anoop Sharma, Kashmir Thakur, Devender Chauhan, Gopal Sharma, Arun Dogra and Jai Kumar, attended the meeting. The federation president handed over a cheque of Rs 25,000 to the deceased journalistís wife. 

KANGRA
Journalist bereaved
: Tribune correspondent at Nurpur Rajeev Mahajanís father Soom Dutt Mahajan died of respiratory problems at his residence here on Monday. He has left behind four sons and one daughter. His last rites were performed in the afternoon and attended by a people from all walks of life.

Woman dies of burn injuries: Veena Devi (30) of Karoat village near Sujjanpur succumbed to her burn injuries at the DRPGMC, Tanda, here on Monday. The police said Veena was working in the kitchen when her clothes caught fire on December 21 and she received 40 per cent burn injuries.

PALAMPUR
One killed in road accident
: One person was killed and two others injured in two different accidents in Palampur in the past 24 hours. Nitin Kumar was killed near Kalu Di Hatti when his motor cycle dashed against a private bus. In another accident two persons were injured on the Pathankot-Mandi national highway near Paproala. Both were brought to the Civil Hospital and discharged after first aid. 

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DEHRADUN

DEHRADUN
Gold chain snatched
: Two boys snatched a gold chain from the neck of Gahni Devi, housewife, resident of Akta Avenue, Rajpur, when she was standing outside her house. One of the boys came close to her to ask about an address and snatched her chain and rode pillion to the bike standing nearby.

KUMAON BREIFS

Tributes paid to Udham Singh in US Nagar
Tributes were paid to the hero of the freedom struggle, Udham Singh, across the district named after him on his birth anniversary on Monday. With the model code of conduct in place, the functions held were simple and brief. Floral offerings were made at his statues and before his pictures at various places by the top brass.

Youth told to participate in election process
District Magistrate, Udham Singh Nagar, PS Jangpangi has appealed to the youth to make full use of their right to franchise and participate in the election process for choosing the next state Assembly. In his address at a function at Navodaya Vidyalaya, he provided information to the students about the functioning of the democracy and spoke at length about the right to franchise. He asked the youngsters to also motivate the people in their respective localities to participate in the polling process.

Free training for wards of ex-servicemen
Wards of defence personnel and ex-servicemen will be provided free training from December 28 to February 21 to help them enrol in the three defence forces, the police and paramilitary organisations. The training will be organised by the District Sainik Welfare and Rehabilitation office of Champawat at Hawalbagh in Almora. The District Sainik Welfare Officer at Champawat, Col Amitabh Negi (retd), has stated that those candidates in the age group of 17 to 21 years interested in availing the training must apply to his office at the earliest with the relevant documents.

404 cases disposed of at Lok Adalat
A total of 404 cases were disposed of at the Mega Lok Adalat organised under the chairmanship of the District Judge and Chairman of the District Legal Services Authority, Udham Singh Nagar, Jaidev Singh, on Monday. It is learnt that a compensation to the tune of Rs 18.81 lakh was directed to be given in 10 cases of motor accidents. A fine of Rs 2.02 lakh was realised in 216 cases pertaining to land disputes and two disputes of inheritance of Rs 12.14 lakh were also disposed of. According to secretary of the authority Reena Negi particular emphasis had been laid on disposing of maters involving people from marginalised sections of society.

Youth run over by train in Rudrapur
Listening to music while having earphones plugged in and trying to cross a rail track all this while led to a fatal accident involving a youth in Rudrapur. The youth was run over by a train near Chattarpur locality. The deceased has been identified as Neelkanth of Malikduye village in Bid district of Maharashtra. He was employed with an automobile manufacturing unit in the State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttaranchal.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)

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