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Mother thrashed by son
While no function was reported from any quarter on Sunday — Mother’s Day— a widow was admitted to the Nehru Memorial Civil Hospital with injury marks on her neck. Balbir Kaur (70) of village Bahadurkhera in the Balluana segment of this sub-division revealed to the police that she depended on her son after her husband’s death a few years back. The son had been trying to grab the complete ownership of the house which she refused. She alleged that her son with the help of his wife on Sunday tried to strangle her using a rope. She resisted and raised an alarm responding to which some persons rushed in and rescued her. An investigation is on in the matter. 

Nursing institutes hailed: While lauding the role played by the institutes of nursing and medical science, legislator Sunil Jakhar on Sunday said the pass-outs would help in ending the dearth of nursing staff in the state. Speaking as chief guest at a function held by the Sardar Patel Nursing Institute here, he said female nurses had to be arranged earlier from Kerala only. It is a welcome step that girls from the rural areas now opt to join the nursing training course. He called upon the private institutes to recruit well-qualified staff to impart quality education. 

Office-bearers elected: Badan Pal Singh, Surinder Pal, Devinder Pal have been elected as president, senior vice-president and general secretary, respectively, of Pal Sabha, here.

Red Cross Day observed: A blood donation camp was organised in the district hospital here on Sunday on the occasion of the Red Cross Day. Twenty-one persons donated blood during the camp in which various NGOs also participated. Deputy Commissioner S. Karuna Raju presided over the function.

Swami Suriya Dev releasing Dr JS Anand's book ‘I Belong To You’ during a function in Bathinda on Sunday. Swami Suriya Dev releasing Dr JS Anand's book ‘I Belong To You’ during a function in Bathinda on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Admit cards
: Candidates, who had applied for the posts of women constable last year, would get their admit cards from Police Lines, Parade Ground here on May 12. In a press release issued here today, Police Commissioner Gaurav Yadav said the physical test of the candidates would be held on May 13 at PAP Ground. — TNS

Red Cross Day: The District Red Cross Society celebrated International World Red Cross Day here today. On this occasion, six physically challenged people were given tricycles and six financially weak women, including widows, were given sewing machines. A blood donation camp was organised by city-based NGO Pahal. — TNS



MSME Act in city sought: A delegation of the Industries Association of Chandigarh met Uday Kumar Verma, secretary of the MSME, Union Government, here yesterday. According to a press note issued here today, the delegation demanded the implementation of the MSME Act, 2006, in Chandigarh for the benefit of the entrenpreneurs.


Development works: A sum of Rs 7,500 crore will be spent for undertaking development works in villages and cities of Haryana under the Rajiv Gandhi Urban Development Mission and other schemes during the next five years. Stating this, Local Bodies Minister Gopal Kanda said of this amount, Rs 2,500 crore would be spent on the development of cities and Rs 5,000 crore on the development of villages. 

Held for graft: A vigilance team caught Umed Singh red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 from Radhe Shyam of Delhi on Friday. He was accepting the bribe on behalf of patwari Bir Singh, who was arrested from his office in the Qutubpur colony here. The patwari had demanded Rs 50,000 for mutation of 12 kanals of agricultural land, which Radhe Shyam had purchased in the nearby Shadipur village of Jatusana block of the district. A deal was struck for Rs 25, 000. Consequently, Radhe Shyam made a complaint to the Gurgaon unit of the State Vigilance Bureau, following which the above team laid its trap. 


18 bags of wheat seized: The police has seized 18 bags containing 9 quintals of wheat pertaining to government supply, which was being transported by a private vehicle near Gehra in the Bharmour area of Chamba district on Sunday. According to a report, the police party intercepted a vehicle near Gehra and on searching it recovered 18 bags of government wheat being carried in it. Vinod had been arrested and a case under the Essential Commodities Act had been registered at the Bharmour police station.

Camp for  disabled held: Assistant Commissioner Jugal Kishore Katoch addressed a gathering of special children and their parents and handicapped persons drawn from all parts of the district at a camp here on Saturday evening. Dr Mallika Nadda, general secretary, Chetna Sanstha, said the camp had been organised by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment and Chetna in collaboration with the District Red Cross and CRC Sunder Nagar. As many as 150 special children and handicapped persons were registered and checked for various diseases and provided helping gadgets free of cost. 

Man killed in road mishap: One person was killed on the spot when an Alto car, which was on its way from Kihar to Chamba, went off the road and met with an accident at Eent Nullah in the district, a report revealed here on Sunday. The deceased had been identified as Shaukat Ali. A case of rash and negligent driving had been registered at the Sadar police station in Chamba. 

Rs 4.28 crore for Banjar-Jalori road: A sum of Rs 4.28 crore will be spent on the Banjar-Jalori road during this financial year. Rupees 3.88 crore has been earmarked for black surfacing of the road and Rs 40 lakh for roadside railings and parapets. This was stated by BJP state president and MLA Khimi Ram Sharma at Jibhi while inaugurating the recently upgraded government school as senior secondary school on Saturday. He said the school would serve the remote and hard areas of Sajbar, Ghiyagi and Sojha. 



4 killed, 18 hurt in mishap: Four persons died and 11 got injured when a Max jeep fell into a deep gorge near Maneri in Uttarkashi district this evening. Two persons died on the spot and the remaining two died during treatment at a district hospital. It is learnt that the jeep, carrying a marriage party, was going to Uttarkashi from Raithal when it met with an accident near Maneri. All injured were taken out by the police with the help of locals. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has expressed his condolences over the incident and directed the district magistrate to provide financial assistance to the next of kin of the victims. 

Duped by MMS: A man was allegedly duped of his money after he replied to an MMS sent by his service provider. He reported the matter to the Nehru Colony police station. He alleged in his compliant that he replied to an MMS, which claimed that he would win a car if he answered. But even after answering, he got nothing and every month a huge amount of money kept being deducted from his mobile phone account. 

Medical camp: Anjali Jan Kalyan and Samajik Sanstha organised a free medical camp at Islamia School at Teliwala village in Doiwala block of Dehradun district here on Sunday. A total of 572 patients were examined and provided medicines free of cost in the camp. The camp was inaugurated by Dr Chandra Pant, in charge of the Doiwala Primary Health Centre. 

Two killed in mishap: Two persons were killed when a bus carrying a marriage party plunged into a gorge in Bageshwar district in the wee hours of Saturday. The incident occurred on the Balighat-Dharamdhar stretch. The marriage party was returning to Gurgucha after solemnising the marriage of Ashok Kumar at Saniudiyar village. The bus fell into a gorge merely 2 km before its destination. The victims were identified as Mohan Ram (35) of Vadyuda village and Vijay Kumar (24) of Kathayatbara village. Over 15 persons sustained injures in the accident. The driver of the bus fled from the scene after the incident.

Debris on road: Violators fined :Peeved at violators ignoring repeated appeals of the administration to remove construction debris from public roads, the District Magistrate at Nainital Sghailesh Bagauli has imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 each on the violators. He was agitated to see debris lying behind Grand Hotel and Krishna Hotel on the Mall Road during a survey undertaken by him on Saturday. Bagauli had also given instructions to officials of the Lake Development Authority to put up sign boards at major public spots in the town. The absence of sign boards has been causing a lot of inconvenience to tourists visiting the town. The DM also fined some tourists for littering the Mall Road.

Miscreants torch school building: Certain anti-social elements resorted to torching a school building in the Himmatpur Malla locality in Haldwani on late Friday night. The fire was brought under control with great difficulty by villagers. The villagers led by the gram pradhan approached the police to check the activities of anti-social elements in the area. They said schools in the area had become a major meeting spots for such elements and very often these miscreants indulge in destruction of the government property.

Businessman killed as car hits tree: A businessman from Kashipur was killed when his car rammed into a tree near Nakhunka village. According to information, Lalit Suneja(35), who was trading in medicines, had gone to Delhi with his friend Jatin Chawla on a business trip. During their return their car hit with a tree. Both were admitted to a hospital where Suneja succumbed to his injuries. It was learnt that he had sped his car as he assumed that they were being chased by two motorcycle-borne youths.

Forest officials fail to catch leopard: Officials of the Forest Department got information that there was a leopard in a cave near the Syat village, near Kotabagh. Villagers said the leopard had entered the cave after attacking a calf. They had even closed the entrance of the cave with a huge boulder. Throughout the day the officials waited at the spot with a cage, tranquilising gun and searchlights. Failing to get any clue of the animal’s presence, they convinced the villagers that there was no leopard in the cave and got removed the boulder from the entrance of the cave.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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