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Bar Council:
The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Bar Council: President - Gurdev Singh; vice-president - Bhupinder Singh Turna; secretary - Satinder Singh Khinda; treasurer - Gurdeep Singh; joint secretary - Poonam; and executive members - Shiva Arora and Rajwinder Singh.



Suicide bid by jail inmate:
A jail inmate undergoing imprisonment in Karnal for alleged involvement in cases of robbery and dacoity today tried to end his life by strangling himself with an electric wire in the Civil Hospital. The prisoner, Sushil, a resident of Dhaulgarh, was not keeping well and had been admitted to the hospital for treatment.

Cricket trials:
The Cricket Federation of Haryana will organise trials to select the Haryana cricket team for the upcoming 12th All India JM Haroon Rahed National Cricket (U-16) Championship to be held at International Marina Cricket Stadium, Chennai, from April 14 to 17. The trails will be held at Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, on April 3. Players from Haryana and Chandigarh born after January 1, 1995 are eligible for the trails.


Abdul Gani Malik, Minister for Higher Education, at a book stall during the 22nd IGNOU convocation in Jammu on Saturday
Abdul Gani Malik, Minister for Higher Education, at a book stall during the 22nd IGNOU convocation in Jammu on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Singh

Seminar calls for war against corruption:
The Kawa Institute of Management and Technology organised a seminar on anti-corruption in collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Directly here on Saturday. The Minister for Higher Education, Labour and Employment, AG Malik, was the chief guest on the occasion. During deliberations, speakers spoke about the menace of corruption, which has spread its tentacles in public life and suggested various methods to curb it.

Police public school inaugurated: The newly established Police Public School at the District Police Lines Rajouri was inaugurated by DIG Rajouri Poonch Range, Rajesh Kumar along with SSP Rajouri Anand Jain, on Saturday. The function was attended by the civil dignitaries, including Deputy Commissioner Rajouri and parents of the students.

Girl dies in road accident:
One person died while another was injured in separate road accidents in Kashmir since Friday. The police said a girl died on spot when she was hit by a Tata Sumo in the Damhal Hanjipora area of Kulgam district. The driver has been arrested and the vehicle impounded. One person was injured when his Honda City car collided with a Tipper at Sanatnagar Chowk in Srinagar, causing damage to both the vehicles. The injured car driver was shifted to the hospital.

IAF recruitment rally from April 25:
The Airmen Selection Centre, Ambala, would be conducting a recruitment rally at Udhampur from April 25 to May 1. The rally would be organised at the Air Force Station, Udhampur.



CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank with Devi Singh, Mentor Director, IIM, Kashipur, in Dehradun on Saturday
CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank with Devi Singh, Mentor Director, IIM, Kashipur, in Dehradun on Saturday.

CM invited to lay foundation stone of IIM Kashipur:
Mentor Director Devi Singh invited Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal for the foundation-laying ceremony of the IIM Kashipur, here on Saturday. Nishank also congratulated Devi Singh for the commencement of an educational institute and emphasised on maintaining quality standards in its establishment.

Black money scam: Bail for Addl IT Commissioner: Dr Shweta Suman, Additional Income Tax (IT) Commissioner, against whom a chargesheet of black money was submitted in 2010, surrendered in the CBI court at Dehradun and got bail here on Saturday. Suman, who is now deployed at Jharkhand, was accused of involvement in the scam of Rs 3.5 crore. Her mother, who was an accomplice in the crime and had surrendered on March 30, 2011, also got bail from the CBI court.

Ranvir case: Non-bailable warrants against 7: Non-bailable warrants against seven police constables involved in the Ranvir encounter case was passed by the Supreme Court here on Saturday. The bail for the seven constables, who are currently deployed at Pauri, Haridwar and Tehri, had been made by the Supreme Court on March 17, 2011.

Smart card scheme launched: The government launched the health smart card scheme for the state employees here on Friday. District Magistrate Sachin Kurve launched the scheme. State Nodal Officer and Joint Director (Health) Dr Saroj Naithani said seven cards were distributed among the state employees. The scheme has been implemented by M/s MD India Health Care Services (TPA) Pvt Ltd and the Director General of Health and Family Welfare and was open for state employees and pensioners.

Ranikhet tourists hit by traffic jams:
The tourist destination of Ranikhet has become a commuterís nightmare with regular traffic jams causing inordinate delays on a daily basis. The worst-affected parts are the main markets of the town, including the Sadar Bazar and the Zaroori Bazar, where the authorities fail to check the haphazard parking of vehicles which cause the traffic jams. The situation has come to such a pass that even pedestrians face problems moving in the markets. Residents of the town are agitated over the fact that despite raising the issue in a series of meetings held with the local administration, the latter has shown no interest in resolving the matter.

Will not to lift PDS supplies from godowns: Shopkeepers: Shopkeepers running the Pubic Distribution System (PDS) outlets in Nainital district have threatened that they will not lift the PDS supplies from the godowns for distribution amongst the public for the month of April if the administration fails to address their concerns. The shopkeepers have stated that their concerns have remained unaddressed for a long time despite assurances from the government. The issues that they want to be addressed pertain to their commission, payment of freight charges, pending dues and provision of stationery charges to them. They have handed over a memorandum in this regard to the local administration.

6-member team to probe missing of bearing of mill: A six-member probe team has been set up to investigate the matter pertaining to a bearing of Kitcha Sugar Mill going missing. The cost of the bearing is said to be about Rs 2.50 lakh. The probe committee is scheduled to give its report to the mill management within six days. It is learnt that the bearing which was 80 kg in weight had been procured by the mill in 2003 and taken out from the stores in 2009 despite the fact that it was not required for use at that point of time. It has been missing since then.

Gang of inter-state auto lifters busted: The Jaspur police has busted a gang of inter-state auto lifters and recovered one car and four motorcycles from them. Four members of the gang have been arrested. Those arrested have been identified as Neeraj Kumar and Bunty of Thakurdwara, Ramesh of Sikandpur in Bijnore and Sharief of Kashipur. According to information, the accused were caught while they were attempting to take a stolen car and a motorcycle to Moradabad for selling. The vehicles had been stolen from Bijnore.

Proper system of solid waste disposal for Didihat sought: Residents of Didihat have demanded a proper system of solid waste disposal for the town. The representatives of the local Vyapar Mandal have taken up the matter with the Nagar Panchayat demanding that there should be a proper system of solid waste management and it must be ensured that the waste is removed from public places at least twice daily. The mandal members have stated that the worst-affected areas are the main market of the town where there were heaps of garbage. They have stated that such heaps of garbage are also a health hazard in the summer months as these invite fleas and pests.


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