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Seminar on nursing:
A seminar-cum-workshop on ‘Research Designs-Enhancements in Nursing’ was held today at Khalsa College of Nursing. College Principal Dr Neelam Hans said the motive behind conducting the workshop was to instill the sense of ‘caring and sharing’ attitude among nursing students. A skill session was also conducted in which students in four groups were asked to compete with their research projects. Teachers and students, who performed well, were honoured.

Conference on marketing in Dec: The Management Department of Punjab Institute of Technology, Kapurthala, a constituent independent campus of PTU, and Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, will jointly hold a three-day ‘International Conference on Marketing in Emerging Economies - An Agenda for the Next Decade’ here from December 14. 

Trainers begin hunger strike in jail:
Special trainers lodged in the Bathinda Central Jail for protesting outside the house of Education Minister Sikandar Singh Maluka, began a hunger strike on Tuesday. Around 148 members of the Special Trainers' Union, including 80 women, were arrested on Monday. Those who sat on hunger strike included Davinder Singh, Jasjit Singh, Gurcharan Singh, Kala Singh and Ramandeep Singh.

Tarn Taran
12-yr-old killed in group clash:
Situation remained tense in Pheloke village, 25 km from here, after a class VII student, Gursewak Singh (12), was killed in cross-firing between two groups of farmers in the village late on Monday evening. Gursewak belonged to a Dalit family. There was a dispute over a water channel. Gurpal Singh and Rajwinder Singh of the same village were injured. A case has been registered against 24 persons by the Chohla Sahib police.



Youth beaten to death:
A youth, Vijay of Bhodia Khera, was allgedly beaten to death by 13 persons on the Bhattu road in Fatehabad last night. He had a dispute over a residential plot at the Agarwal Colony with Sanjay of Shiv Nagar Colony. Vijay was returning home when Sanjay and his 12 friends attacked him with lathis and iron rods.

2 youths get life term for murder:
Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Tewatia today sentenced two youths, Maman Fauji and Pravesh, to life imprisonment in a murder case of a security guard and armed robbery in a branch of Gurgaon Gramin Bank at Kapriwas village in Rewari district in June, 2008. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on each of the two convicts.



Kumaon Briefs

Haldwani residents protest pieces of flesh in tap water: Residents of the Gandhinagar locality in Haldwani are agitated over contaminated water being supplied to them. They are angry that pieces of flesh were found in water supplied through taps on Monday. A mob gathered at the office of the Jal Sansthan but the officials managed to go out of the office to investigate the matter. They later claimed that the pieces of flesh might have come on account of leakage in the pipeline. However, the residents said filth was coming in the water straight from the Gaula river. They added their repeated pleas to the officials concerned had gone unheard. The protesters threatened to launch an agitation if immediate steps were not taken to ensure supply of clean water.

Engineer commits suicide: An engineer residing in the Officers Colony in Almora ended his life by consuming a poisonous substance on on the night intervening Sunday and Monday. A marital discord is said to be reason behind the incident. It is alleged that 30-year-old Gokul Singh Khetwal, a resident of Karoli Dung in Bageshwar, was having strained relations with his wife. When he consumed pesticide he was alone at his rented accommodation as his wife had gone to her maternal home some days ago. The door of the house had to be broke open when Gokul did not respond to phone calls on Monday. Further investigation in the matter is going on.

Probe into damaged metalled road sought: Residents of the Dharamghar area of Bageshwar are agitated over the poor condition of the Simgarhi-Dharamghar road. They are demanding a probe into the metalling of the road done in November last year that had come off. They had submitted a memorandum to the District Magistrate in this regard. The people say that the bad condition of the road affects tourist arrivals and their source of livelihood.

DM orders supply of quota foodgrains: District Magistrate, Udham Singh Nagar, Brajesh Kumar Sant has said ration card holders of the Above Poverty Line (APL) category are being provided 11 kg of wheat and two kg of rice at the rate of Rs 4 and Rs 6 per kg, respectively. He directed the District Supply Officer, NC Semwal, to ensure that consumers get the sanctioned supply of foodgrains. Semwal asked the ration card holders to avail of the quota foodgrains from the Public Distribution System outlets and in case of any problem approach his office or the office of the District Magistrate over telephone numbers 242458 and 242344, respectively.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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