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Dera Bassi
: Swami Parmanand Group of Colleges, Lalru, has been given Indian Leadership award. The college was awarded during a national seminar on “Individual Achievements and National Development” at Gulmohar Hall, Indian Habitat Centre, Lodhi road, New Delhi. Around 65 persons were also honoured on the occasion.

Students honoured: A social organisation of Lalru- Shelter Charitable Trust honoured the students of this area, who got 10 CUmulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in Class X examination during a function at Lalru on Thursday. Trust president Daler Singh Multani had provided the memento and certificates of honour to students

Principal awarded: Dr D.K. Joshi, Principal, Innocent Hearts College of Education, Green Model Town, has been awarded with the National Award for Best Educationist by the Indian Solidarity Council, New Delhi. The award was conferred on him on June 9. The management and staff of the college congratulated him for the recognition. 

Woman thief held
: The police arrested the sister-in-law, Kuldip Kaur, for committing theft at NRI Sukhwinder Kaur’s house on Thursday. She along with another accomplice stole Rs 3.5 lakh and 10 grams of gold on Wednesday from the house of NRI woman at Gilla village. During the interrogation, Kuldeep Kaur confessed to her crime. 

Father kills son over property dispute
: In a shocking incident, a father allegedly murdered his son on the intervening night of June 15 and 16 over a property dispute.
The victim has been identified as Hari Singh, resident of Lang village. Hari’s father Mahinder Singh allegedly shot him in the chest with his .12 bore gun. The accused is absconding and a case under Section 302/506 of the IPC and 27/54/59 of the Arms Act has been registered at the Tripri Police Station.





Youth drowns in water tank
: Praveen Kumar (23), an employee of a call centre at Gurgaon, drowned in a water tank at Kalalka village, near here, on Wednesday evening. Sources said Praveen was drowned when he and his two associates were taking a bath in the tank. The police has registered a case. 

Money looted: Two motor cycle-borne miscreants wearing masks looted Rs 32,000 and a mobile phone from cigarette dealer Mani ram Sharma of Naay Gaon village, near here, on Wednesday evening. The miscreants snatched the money from Mani Ram when he was returning to the village after collections from his retailers at Pataudi, 22 km from here. The police has registered a case. 



BSNL lineman dies after fall from pole
: Jagat Paul (45) of Dehra in Kangra district and employed as a lineman in BSNL at the Naina Deviji Telephone Exchange, 90 km from here, was killed when he fell down along with the telephone pole on which he had climbed to set up a telephone line at Ranni village near Naina Deviji on Wednesday. Reports said the ground had become slushy due to heavy rains and the pole gave way as soon as Jagat climbed it. He was declared brought dead at the Ghwandal Primary Health Centre where he was immediately rushed. A case has been registered. 

Man held taking Rs 20,000 bribe
: Murari Lal of Gohar in Mandi district was arrested at Dhalpur, near here, on Thursday by a Vigilance team while accepting Rs 20,000 from a person to get him job in Punjab National Bank. SP (Vigilance) Virender Sharma said the accused had issued a fake appointment letter to Tek Singh of Karsog village in Mandi district for Rs 20,000 in April 2011. The victim did not get any call from the bank till Wednesday and approached the accused who demanded another Rs 20,000. Tek Singh approached the Vigilance Department to look into the matter. The accused was trapped at Dhalpur Maidan. The amount paid to the accused was seized and he was arrested. 

PO nabbed after 23 years
: The Indora police in this subdivision on Thursday arrested Ranjit Singh of Gagwal village in Hoshiarpur district, Punjab. Following a tip-off a police team nabbed the accused from Dasuya. He had been absconding after committing a crime in the area and was declared a proclaimed offender (PO) by a local court in January 1988. According to DSP Rajinder Jaswal, a case under Sections 307, 332 and 333, IPC, had been registered against him on April 13, 1986, by the Indora police for allegedly attempting to murder a government employee whom he had attacked. The police will produce him in the court on Friday. 



]Arms, ammunition recovered in Doda:
The security forces last night recovered arms and ammunition from a hideout in Doda district. Official sources said, acting upon information, the Army launched searches in the Bheli area of Doda district and recovered arms and ammunition from a natural cave in the area.

Police sets up youth club
: Minister for Rural Development Ali Mohammad Sagar and Minister of State for Home Nasir Aslam Wani inaugurated a youth club at Nowhata on Wednesday. The club has been established by the police under its civic action programme for youth. Sagar said the club would have a positive impact on them.He asked DGP Kuldeep Khoda to take steps for building confidence and promoting an interface between the youth and the police. 

Parliamentary panel meets CM: A Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Ministry of Finance led by Yashwant Sinha met Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here on Thursday. Issues pertaining to the Central Revenue and Finance were discussed at the meeting, an official spokesperson said. The committee was headed by Yashwant Sinha. 



IPS postings
: The administration has given new postings to three Indian Police Service (IPS) officers today. Senthil Abudai Krishanraj S, Superintendent of Police, posted at Udham Singh Nagar (City) has been transferred as Commandant, IRB (Ist), SP, Intelligence, Vijay Kumar Singh Karki, has been transferred as SP (Security) and SP, Haridwar, Sunil Kumar Meena, has been posted as Commandant, IRB (IInd). 

Pistol recovered: The police on Thursday recovered an unlicenced pistol and six cartridges from a man at the local Natraj Chowk. He has been identified as Sandeep Kumar of Ambala (Haryana). The police said he was arrested during an inspection. The police has booked him under Section 25 of the Arms Act at the Rishikesh police station. The police said the case would be transferred to Basant Vihar police station as he was caught from that area. 

Kumaon Briefs

Leopard kills 3-yr-old child: A three-year-old child was killed by a leopard in a village located on the Nepal border in Pithoragarh district. According to information, the victim, Mahendra Kumar, was playing in the courtyard of his house when he was attacked by the leopard that fled carrying the boy along with it. Officials of the Forest Department have provided an instant cash relief of Rs 5,000 to his father Jagdish Ram. once again became a theatre of unrest following the death of a girl.

Death due to ‘negligence’: Following the death of Alima (11) of Gaujajali, her kin created ruckus at Sushila Tewari Memorial Hospital in Haldwani and accused doctors of negligence. They alleged that despite the condition of the child becoming worse, senior doctors came to attend to her after a gap of several hours. She had been referred to the hospital from Base Hospital. The authorities at the hospital have decided to seek an explanation from the doctor concerned and take action in the matter.

Dispute over jurisdiction" : An instance of a delay in attending to a body on account of jurisdiction matter between the revenue police and the regular police has come to light in Kahalkwira village near Bhimtal. According to information, villagers had seen the body of a youth hanging from an electric pole on Wednesday morning. The cause of his death is yet unknown. On account of a dispute between the regular police and the revenue police on the matter of jurisdiction, the body kept on hanging from the pole till late in the evening. The body was discovered at 11 am. It was only after the intervention of the district administration that the body was brought down late in the evening.

61 villages face water shortage: As many as 61 villages in the Kharehi and Majihakhet areas of Bageshwar are reeling under an acute water crisis. The villagers have threatened to launch an agitation if the government failed to provide them any respite within the next 10 days. According to reports, nearly 15,000 persons are reeling under an acute water shortage and are being forced to collect rain water and use it for their daily needs. They say despite their repeated requests over the last three years, nothing has been done to provide them proper water supply. They have taken up the matter with the District Magistrate, who is learnt to have sought a report on the ground situation from the Jal Sansthan.

Plan to beautify Chitai temple: The Almora district administration has undertaken a plan to beautify Chitai temple. The temple is known as the temple of justice where the local deity, Gwalju, is worshipped. District Magistrate DS Garbyal has given instructions to his subordinates to ensure that lakhs of pilgrims who visit the temple every year are provided with the basic facilities at the temple.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)

Chief Secy in  border area
: Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar today reached Gunji village, which is situated at an altitude of 11,000 feet, in the district by a helicopter today. Gunji village is located on India-China border in the Byans valley of Dharchula subdivision. The Chief Secretary will spend the next four days in the border villages of Gunji, Napalchyu, Rongkong and Nabi, which are situated on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra route, and meet the villagers to know the problems they face living permanently in these high-altitude  villages. He will also visit the Lipulekh Pass by travelling 28 km on foot from Gunji village and will return to the district  headquarters on  June 19. 


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