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Army recruitment
: The applications for the post of havaldar (education) (male) have been invited by the Army Recruiting Office, Amritsar Cantonment. The desirous candidates should be between the age group of 20 and 25 years. The minimum education qualification in the Army Education Corps is BA/BSc from recognised board/university. The minimum physical standards required for the post would be the same as applicable to the soldier/L clerk/general duty and these may vary depending upon the region of the country. The medical standards stipulated by the office is “Shape-1”. Duly filled applications should be submitted to the Headquarters, Recruiting Zone, Jalandhar Cantonment, latest by May 28. — TNS

Customer Delight Month: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the largest telecom service provider in India, is observing May as ‘Customer Delight Month’. While addressing mediapersons here today, Labh Singh, General Manager, BSNL, Amritsar, said an eight-point programme had been chalked out for the purpose. The major focus would be to rectify faults on the same day, clearing all pending orders for new telephone connections, broadband and shifting etc. About the new services, Labh Singh said BSNL is introducing video SMS and live video sharing. “Video SMS powers you to express yourself in a new way by leaving a video message on his number, just as we send an SMS to a designated service number. To use this service, a subscriber needs to have a handset, which supports video calls,” he said. — TNS

Sr citizens’ trip
: A group of 20 members of Senior Citizens’ Council here was sent to Hong Kong and Macau for a week to compare the facilities provided to senior citizens there and in India under the guidance of Satwant Kaur, Deputy DEO (retd). Jaspal Singh, Chief Engineer, west zone, was the chief guest at the flagging off ceremony. Prof DS Mastana, president of the council, thanked the chief guest. —- TNS

Suicide: A nursing staff (compounder) of a private hospital allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on the hospital premises here on Friday. Bant Singh, the father of the deceased Jaswinder Singh, said he did not suspect involvement of his son’s employer (the doctor) in the incident and claimed that his son was mentally upset. The police is investigating. — TNS

DC reviews dev works in district: DC S. Karuna Raju on Friday reviewed the development works being carried out in four towns of the district — Bhuchho, Rampura, Rama and Maur. — TNS

Dental check-up camp
Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital organised a free dental check-up and awareness camp for staff of Vardhman Special Steels Ltd. A team of doctors led by Dr Aparna Aggarwal, including Dr Amarpreet Makhija, Dr Preetinder Singh Mokha, interns and paramedical staff examined patients. — TNS



Mother’s Day
: Delhi Public School, Ambala City, celebrated Mother’s Day. It is celebrat ed to pay tributes to mothers for all their love and support. The students presented a cultural show to mark the occasion. School principal Bushra Ahuja while addressing the students said no one could liberate himself from the mother’s debt. — OC



Steering panel for wetlands formed
: The state government has constituted a state-level Steering Committee headed by the Chief Secretary for examining the action plans and reviewing the progress of the activities undertaken from time to time in the respect of wetlands identified under the National Wetland Conservation Programme. Khajjiar lake and its glade area in Chamba district has also been identified as a wetland. Renuka, Pong Dam, Chandertal and Riwalsar had also been declared as wetlands as per the guidelines of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests. — OC

Burglars break into 3 houses
: Gold and cash worth Rs 70,000 was stolen by burglars on Wednesdy night from Jee village falling under Jawalamukhi police station. The police said the burglars broke open the doors of three residential houses belonging to Babu Ram, Geeta Devi and Man Singh and decamped with cash Rs 30,000 and golden ornaments worth Rs 40,000. The family members of the three families were sleeping in their houses when the burglars broke in. — OC

Illicit liquor seized
: Following a tip-off, the Kandwal police chowki under the Nurpur police station on Friday conducted a raid at Gagwal and seized a working still. Roop Lal who was running the still was arrested and 30 litres of illicit liquor was seized from his possession. A case under the Excise Act has been registered against him. — OC

Gold jewellery, valuables stolen
: Gold jewellery and other valuables worth Rs 3 lakh were stolen when burglars ransacked three houses in the Patti area of Palampur subdivision on Wednesday night. Burglars entered the houses of Des Raj, Jatha Devi and Baboo Ram and stole jewellery, cash and household goods. The police has started investigation. No arrest has been made so far. — OC



Gyanendra is legal adviser to Guv
: Gyanendra Kumar Sharma of the Higher Judicial Service (HJS) has joined as the legal adviser to the Governor of Uttarakhand here today. — TNS

Hunt for leopard begins: After the reports of sighting of a leopard at the city’s Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority colony (MDDA), Tyagi road, a team of Divisional Forest authorities today reached the locality to take stock of the situation. According to JS Rawat, Sub-divisional Forest Officer, Dehradun, a team of forest officials have been dispatched to MDDA colony to locate the leopard. He said the residents had been cautioned against venturing out in the bushy areas during early morning and evening. — TNS

High-altitude concerns: World Wildlife Fund (India) and HNB Garhwal University, in collaboration with the state government will organize a consultation titled, ‘State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC), Uttarakhand, High Altitude: Issues and concerns’, at Manthan auditorium, here on May 7. The purpose of the consultation is to highlight the concerns of high altitude regions in the state. The consultation will provide a platform for further in-depth discussion by the policymakers, senior academia, potential research workers, and other stakeholders. The consultation will provide a platform for all the stakeholders in the Himalayan states to put forward their valuable suggestions. — TNS

Kumaon Briefs

Lineman killed after receiving electric shock: A lineman, Mohan Karki, of the Power Department fell from an electric pole and was killed, after he received a massive electric shock while repairing a local fault in the line in Haldwani on Thursday. He was rushed to the Sushila Tewari Memorial hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. He was a resident of Judge Farm in the Bithauria area of Haldwani.

Residents agitated over wild boar menace: Residents of the remote Maingani estate of Garud in Bageshwar are agitated over the destruction of their crops by a wild boar. People from more than a dozen villages in the area are facing the problem of the wild boar, which is destroying their crops. The villagers say that besides destroying their crops, the boar has also attacked several persons, including women. The people in the area are fearful of the beast. They have urged the Forest Department authorities and the district administration to grant them permission to kill the boar.

Meat sellers told to maintain cleanliness: Taking strict stand against the slaughterhouses and meat sellers on the Kanda Road in Bageshwar, the District Administration has asked those running these enterprises to maintain high levels of cleanliness in their establishments. They have also been asked to display the rates of the products they sell outside their shops. In addition, orders have been issued asking owners of slaughterhouses and meat sellers to slaughter animals at a fixed time so that it does not hurt the sentiments of ordinary people. Additional District Magistrate Shyam Singh Rana has started carrying out surprise checks at meat shops in the town.

‘Substandard’ work on roads irks residents: Residents from various parts of Bageshwar are agitated over the ‘substandard’ works being carried out while repairing roads in the district. They are agitated over the failure of the Public Works Department to provide them with proper road connectivity. They say that the roads in several parts of the district are in a pathetic condition and are prone to accidents. These roads include Bageshwar-Amsarkot, Bageshwar-Dafaut, Satchaura-Jalthakot, Bageshwar - Kapkot, Karmi and Pothing motorable roads along with Bageshwar-Chauganicheena road.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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