R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Meeting held
: The election observers, appointed by the Election Commission of India in the Assembly constituencies of the district, today held a meeting with the representatives of various political parties, returning officers, police officials and other officers.

Ban on plastic kite strings sought
A delegation of bird lovers met the Commissioner  of Police and urged  him to take strict action against kite vendors  who are openly purchasing and selling plastic  strings. Vipan Kumar, president, Pakshi Sewa Samiti, along with others met Police Commissioner Ishwar Chander and handed over a memorandum in this regard to him



Seven-yr-old found abandoned
: The Kalka railway police found an abondoned 7-year-old boy. Sources said the child seems to be mentally unstable and is unable to tell the names of his parents. Meanwhile, DC said the child has been sent to Pingalwara at Chandigarh.



Local holidays
: District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner Ritesh Chauhan has declared two local holidays in the district during this year. A notification issued here on Friday said one holiday would be on January 28 on Basant Panchmi while the other would be on March 23, the last day of the seven-day state-level Nalwadi fair. 

Fatal fall
: A 52-year-old man was killed when he fell from a 30-foot-tall tree at Amtrad village near Nagrota Bagwan on Friday, the police said. Om Prakash, a resident of the village, was cutting the branches of the tree when he suddently fell. He was rushed to the Tanda medical college, where he succumbed to his injuries. 

CPM threatens stir
: The CPM on Friday warned the state government that if it did not implement the 85th amendment on job quota for the SCs/STs in the state as directed by the apex court, the party would launch an agitation in the state. In a press note issued here, CPM general secretary Bhupender Singh alleged that the BJP government was anti-Dalits and anti-tribesmen as it had not implemented the 85th amendment. 

Ropeway survey
: The government has decided to conduct a survey to explore the possibility of constructing a ropeway from Khanyara (Patola) to Triund. A spokesperson for the Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation said here on Friday that the site for the ropeway from Dharamkot to Triund was advertised twice in February 2009 and April 2010, but no offer from any promoter was received within the prescribed period.




Complaint against news channel
: The managing committee of the Shri Guru Ram Rai Education Mission, Dehradun, has filed a complaint to the police against the director of a news channel for broadcasting false information about the institution here on Sunday. The missionary institute has accused the news channel of failing to back its story with appropriate evidences and not carrying the true picture. The members of the SGRR managing committee have lodged a written complaint against the news channel at the SSP office, stating, “We are being trapped for not fulfilling the demand of Rs 30 lakh by the channel,” said a press note of the mission. “On refusing to fulfil the demand, he ended up having scuffle with the committee members and warned to defame the institution,” it added. Meanwhile, a three-member delegation of the mission has gone to New Delhi to meet Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni to lodge a complaint against the news channel.

Kumaon Briefs

Many hurt due to snow on roads: A number of people sustained injuries after falling on the snow-covered roads in Nainital on Thursday night. The steep roads had turned very slippery as the town had witnessed a heavy snowfall after a spell of sleet. A large number of people after falling on the road came for treatment at BD Pande Hospital. A large number of them sustained fractures. Thursday had witnessed the fourth spell of snow in the town.

3 held for smuggling fertiliser: The authorities at Khatima have nabbed three persons for trying to smuggle fertilisers from India to the neighbouring country of Nepal. The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) recovered 91 bags of fertilisers from three persons, identified as Asho, Ved Prakash and Ram Swarup. The trio was trying to smuggle the fertilisers in a tractor-trailer when they were nabbed. Further investigations are on.

Murder accused arrested: An accused in six cases of crime in New Delhi has been nabbed by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police from Rudrapur. The accused, identified as Irfan Ali, alias Rizwan, is a resident of the Bhojpur locality of Moradabad and had been residing in Shastri Colony of Rudrapur. It is alleged that he was involved in cases of robbery, murder and kidnapping in Delhi. The police personnel had to face some resistance from the residents of the locality as they were in plain clothes at the time of the arrest.

Two held with liquor: Carrying on with the drive against the illegal distribution of liquor in the state, the police has nabbed two persons and recovered 66 bottles of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) from them. Dinesh Pant was nabbed from a bus going from Delhi to Nachni and 54 bottles of liquor seized from him. In the second instance, the Kapkot police recovered 12 bottles from Santosh Khetwal of Tuped village.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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