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Jail inmate dies
: Lakhwinder Singh, an inmate of Gurdaspur Central Jail, died at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here today. The doctors attending upon him said Lakhwinder’s both kidneys were damaged. According to information, he was serving a jail sentence for the past 10 years for murder.

House burgled
: Thieves decamped with gold jewellery and household things worth lakhs of rupees from a house in the local Urban Estate phase-II locality here. The theft came to light this morning when the owner of the house, Ashok Kumar, returned from Delhi. He found the locks of all the rooms broken and household things scattered on the floor. The police said has recorded the statements of the family members and registered an FIR in the case.

6 hurt in clash
: Six persons were injured in a clash at Dameli village here today. The injured, identified as panch Lakha Singh, Bachint Singh, Kuldip Singh, Gurdev Singh, Tirth Singh and Yash Paul, were admitted to the local Civil Hospital. A land dispute was said to be the cause of the clash, the police said.

Tarn Taran
INA member dead
: Gujjar Singh (92), member of the Indian National Army (INA), expired today at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar. The body was cremated at his native village Sabhra, 40 kms from here, with state honour. The freedom fighter was ill for the last many days.



Recruitment drive: The Chandigarh Youth Congress in association with a private company held a recruitment drive on Monday. According to a press note, Nahar Industrial Limited recruited 50 women. Women belonging to economically weaker sections were offered an annual package ranging from Rs 55,000 to 65,000.



Nubra residents face shortage of petrol:
Residents of the Nubra subdivision in Leh district are facing a shortage of petrol and diesel. The shortage of petrol and diesel has occurred as the licence of the only petrol station at Diskit in the subdivision has expired. As the licence was not renewed, the petrol station could not procured oil from the Indian Oil depot in Leh. To get petrol and diesel, many residents, including transporters, either travel to Leh or send a message to their friends residing in Leh to facilitating fuel supply. Assistant Director, CAPD, Leh, Ruth Merry said, “An official of the CAPD has been deputed to Faridabad to for the renewal of the licence from the Deputy Chief Controller of the Explosive North Circle”.

‘Value literature above narrow considerations’:
A three-day national seminar on English Language and Literature in India began at the University of Kashmir here on Monday. In his keynote address, a noted scholar of English literature, Prof ML Raina, made a distinction between literature and literary studies. He said the literature was universal and needed to be valued above narrow considerations. It was equally imperative to delimit the constricting role of the colonial western writing, he added. “Today, we have to see our literature in the context of the world literature,” Raina emphasised. Prof AR Yusuf, Dean Academics, University of Kashmir, who presided over the inaugural event, appreciated the role of the Department of English for holding a seminar on such an important theme. “It is important to utilise the literature spread world over to enrich our own literature,” he emphasised.



Two tremors felt in Garhwal: Two tremors were felt in Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Tehri district of Garhwal on Monday. According to Anand Sharma, Director, Meteorological Department, these tremors were reported at 2.31 pm and 2.38 pm in the Garhwal region. It was recorded at 3.3 on the Richter scale. There were no reports of any damage to houses.

House burgled, Rs 2 lakh stolen: A theft of over Rs 2 lakh and a debit card was reported from the Basant Vihar area on Sunday night. House owner Prakash Mamgai, a retired employee of a textile company, said in his compliant to the police that he had was out of station for a few days. When he came back, he saw the door lock broken and the house ransacked. On entering inside, he found that Rs 2,20,000 lakh cash and a debit card, missing. The police has registered a case.

20-year-old girl enticed to flee: A 20-year-old was allegedly enticed to flee by a native of Hugli district from Rishikesh. Her father Vijender Singh alleged in his complaint that Rinku, alias Jakhir, alias Sakhir, eloped with his daughter by enticing her. The police has registered a case under Sections 366,354 and 506, IPC, at the Rishikesh police station.

Catalyst Co, Royal Advertiser win tender: Catalyst Company on the Chakrata Road and Royal Advertiser won the tender process for the financial year 2011-12 here on Monday. The Municipal Corporation had received 14 entries from Chakrata and 16 from Rajpur.

Kumaon Briefs
DM asks agencies to gear up for wheat procurement: Udham Singh Nagar District Magistrate (DM) BVRC Purshottam has asked various procurement agencies to gear up for wheat procurement operations. He has promised proper arrangements for the procurement so that farmers do not face any problems in disposing of their wheat produce. Speaking at the Kisan Bandhu meeting held at Rudrapur on Monday, the DM asked officials to invite farmer representatives to all the meetings that were to be held to decide the procurement operations. He was apprised about the developments in the payment of sugarcane prices to the farmers.

Commuters hit by traffic jams on Rudrapur-Kitcha road: The Rudrapur-Kitcha road has become a traveller’s nightmare due to frequent traffic jams. Residents are agitated over the failure of the administration to solve the problems on this stretch. This stretch has witnessed traffic jams that often go up to 4 km. Tempo drivers have been compelled to take the alternative Shimla-Pistaur route as thousands commute between the two places on a daily basis. Most of them are workers employed in different industrial units.

Delay in repair of damaged water schemes irks residents: Residents of the Dhauladevi region of Almora are up in arms against the state government over its failure to provide them with regular water supply. The people are primarily agitated over the fact that the 17 water schemes, devastated during the rain-related disaster, were yet to be repaired. Despite there being orders from the top to repair these lines at the earliest, officials were not bothered and thus causing extreme hardship to the villages in the area.

Businessman beaten to death in Kashipur: A businessman was allegedly beaten to death while he was returning home after closing his medical shop in the Aliganj area of the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The incident occurred on late Saturday night when 35-year-old Abdul Khalik, resident of Thakurdwara in UP, was returning home on his motorcycle. Just when he was crossing Paiga village that falls in Kashipur, four assailants attacked him. A case has been registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by Abdul Salam, the deceased’s brother. Mohammed Navi who was travelling with Abdul received severe injuries in the attack.

40-year-old woman fights off leopard: Even as incidents of man-animal conflict continue to pour in, a 40-year-old woman from Bhataura village in the Dwarahat area displayed immense courage when attacked by a leopard. Govindi had gone into the Bhatkot forest to gather firewood when she was attacked by a leopard which caught her by the neck. The portion of her sari covering her neck saved her and the leopard tried to attack her on her abdominal region. She then attacked the leopard with her axe. On getting injured, the leopard loosened its grip over her and fled the spot as other women reached the spot shouting loudly. Govindi is being treated at a hospital in Ranikhet.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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