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Scribe assaulted: A Mansa-based reporter working with a national English daily was allegedly assaulted by three unidentified youth at the Gagowal street while he was going to meet local MLA Sher Singh Gagowal on Saturday evening. He alleged that he was about to park his motorcycle outside the MLA's house when the accused pounced upon him without any provocation and assaulted him.

3 car snatchers arrested
: The Patiala police has arrested three persons on the allegations of snatching a luxury car from a Patiala resident at the gun point a few days back. The police said they had arrested Sandeep, Dinesh Kumar and Gurpreet Singh. The police has recovered the vehicle.



: To bring transparency and bidding competition at the national level, the UHBVN has decided to go for e-auctioning of some material and scrap like power transformers, dirty transformer oil, coil scrap and ACSR conductor scrap through the Metal Scrap Trading Corporation (MSTC), a Government of India Undertaking. A spokesman for the nigam said these items were lying in stores and workshops at more than a dozen places in the nigam’s command area. — TNS

Held for murder
: The police has arrested Vijender Singh for allegedly murdering his aunt Ram Piari on April 3. The accused nursed a grudge against his brothers-in-law Mukesh and Ram Niwas over a piece of land. He told the police that Mukesh and Ram Niwas attacked him and killed his aunt. The police solved the mystery and arrested Vijender on Saturday. — OC

Link canal
: PWD and Industries Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala laid the foundation stone for the extension work on the Shergarh-Guhna link canal at Guhna village in this district near here on Saturday. Addressing a gathering of farmers on the occasion, Surjewala said Rs 3.50 crore would be spent on this project which would help increase the per acre yield of agricultural produce and thus help the farmers in improving their financial condition. — OC

3 killed in mishap
: Three youths were killed while two others sustained grievous injuries when the car they were tarvelling in was hit by a tanker on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway here on Friday. The deceased have been identified as Baljit Yadav (26), Hans Raj Yadav (37) and Satish Yadav (24), all residents of Alwar district in Rajasthan. The mishap took place when they were returning to Doomroli village. — OC



Burglars break into six houses
: Burglars reportedly broke into six houses at Minjgran gram panchayat under Nurpur police station on Friday night and decamped with gold and cash worth over Rs 30,000. The police has lodged a case under Sections 380 and 457, IPC, in this connection. The burglars broke into the house of Babu Ram, son of Bishamber Singh of Mugnial village, and decamped with gold jewellery, mobile and Rs 10,000 cash. They also broke into the houses of Sham Lal, Gurdyal Singh, Baso Ram and Tek Chand. They also broke into a store of a local co-operative society but did not take anything. — OC



Rs 10 lakh for building:
Chief Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Saturday attended various programmes at Srinagar in Pauri Garhwal district. While attending a programme of traders, the Chief Minister announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for the construction of Vyapar Sabha building in downtown Srinagar. He also asked the District Magistrate, Pauri, to prepare a proposal for construction of bathing ghats alongside the Ganga in Kamleshwar. — TNS

MC action: A team of Dehradun Municipal Corporation (DMC) on Saturday removed the encroachment outside the Punjab Jewellers Shop located at Rajpur Road. Confirming the same senior health officer Dr Kailash Joshi, DMC, said that the shopkeeper had encroached the small drain passing outside their shop making it difficult for others, as the road was already congested and they had made it more crammed. The shopkeeper had covered an area of about 10 m by 2 m. — TNS

Woman killed: A 75-year-old woman died after she was hit by a moving train in the Nehru Colony area on Saturday. The police said she might be hard of hearing and did not hear the train coming. The police after doing the panchnama gave the body to her family. — TNS

Man booked: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly enticed to flee from Shiv Colony, Kanwali Road, by Aarif, a resident of Gandhi Gram. The police had lodged an FIR on Friday after it received the complaint from the minor’s family. The police are looking for Aarif and a case has been registered against him at the Basant Vihar police station. — TNS

Kumaon Briefs

3 killed, 13 hurt in accidents: Three persons were killed and 13 others injured in two separate accidents in the region. It is learnt that one man was killed, while two others were injured when a Jeep fell into the Saryu river from the Bharari-Saung road. The deceased has been identified as 26-year-old Kavindra Singh Koranga of Dulam village. In the second accident, a Jeep going from Haldwani to Munshiyari fell into a gorge on the Karkar bend of Than-Munshiyari stretch. Two persons were killed in the accident. Those killed include 30-year-old Ramesh Singh of Jainti village and Shanti Nirkhupa of Nanasaim village. 10 others were injured in the incident.

Milk, milk products to be costlier: Milk and milk products being marketed by the Co-operative, Milk Federation, Lal Kuan, under the name of ‘Aanchal’ are set to become dearer. According to reports received, the prices of various categories of milk are set to be hiked by Rs 2 per litre. The price of ghee will increase by Rs 10 per litre, and the price of cottage cheese will see an increase of Rs 10 per kg. The curd and butter prices will witness an increase of Rs 2 per packet and the price of butter milk will increase by Rs 6 per litre. This is the second time within the last six months that the prices of milk and milk products will go up.

DM surveys water channels:Shailesh Bagauli, District Magistrate, Nainital, undertook a survey of various water channels in the town on Saturday. The survey followed a series of complaints regarding the failure of the civic authorities to maintain cleanliness in the storm water drains. Due to lack of sanitation, the entire filth deposited in these drains enters the lake with the first heavy showers of the pre-monsoon spell. Bagauli also inspected the outlet of the Naini lake. He has given instructions to officials to maintain proper sanitation in both the inlets and outlets of the lake and constantly monitor their cleanliness.

ATM fraud: Man duped of ` 1.49 lakh: After the incident of duping of a Merchant Navy official at Ramnagar, another incident of duping of an ex-serviceman, Suresh Pande, to the tune of Rs 1.49 lakh from Haldwani, has come to light. In both the incidents, the money was allegedly withdrawn using ATM facility, though the ATM cards were with the victims only. It is learnt that there were 22 withdrawals made using ATM card from the account of Suresh Pande within a fortnight. He came to know of this fact only when he received a statement of accounts from the bank. The police is investigating the matter.

Traffic blocked over man’s death: The Almora-Takula road witnessed a traffic blockade following the controversy over the death of a youth working in a poultry farm in Basali village. According to the information available, 28-year-old Puran Lal of Okhlisirod village had allegedly died after having consumed a poisonous substance. The police had got the postmortem done and handed over the body of the deceased to the family members. However, the family members alleged that the youth had been murdered and went on to block the Almora-Takula road. The police are investigating the charges.

(Contributed by Rajeev Khanna)


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