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Road safety week concludes:
The Road Safety Week organised by the Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) concluded here on Monday. The MD of the institute GS Dhaliwal has announced to set up two first aid centres on the Muktsar-Malout road and the Goniana road in the memory of Kuldeep Singh Gill, former Director (Finance), BFGI.

The Anganwari Supervisors Union, Punjab, held a meeting at Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall here. Gurbaksh Kaur and Narinder Kaur were chosen the president and general secretary, respectively, for the Jalandhar unit of the union. Surinder Kaur Mangat and Amarjit Kaur were chosen president and general secretary, respectively, for the Kapurthala unit of the union.






Siamese twins: The bodies of the Siamese twins, who died within hours after their birth in a local nursing home on Saturday, would be sent to some medical college for the benefit of medical students. Dr Ravi Kant Dawra, a paediatrician in Patiala Children and Maternity Home, where the conjoined twins were born, said the twins’ parents had agreed to his request of donating the bodies to some medical college.

PPP model: The Haryana unit of the BJP on Monday extended support to demand of the “Sarva Karamcahaari Sangh” for a rollback of the state government’s PPP (Public Private Partnership) model followed for implementing development projects. Activists of the Sangh marched to the residence of BJP president Krishan Pal Gurjaar and submitted a memorandum to him.

Training course: The job of Public Relations Officers is very challenging and they should perform their duties with dedication so as to maintain their creditability at any cost. This was stated by Shiv Raman Gaur, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Haryana, and Director, Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department, while addressing officers after inaugurating a five-day training course for the newly appointed Assistant Information and Public Relations Officers at Kurukshetra University on Monday.

Man killed: Ram Kishan (31), an employee of the BSNL and a resident of Pathredi village in Gurgaon district, was crushed to death by a dumper at a bus stop at Dharuhera on Monday. The mishap took place when Ram Kishan was waiting for a bus for his village when the dumper, which was on its way to Gurgaon, abruptly got imbalanced and overran Ram Kishan killing him on the spot.

Rohtak doc on award panel: Dr Sanjay Tewari, principal of the Government Dental College, has been selected in the “Dr R Ahmad Award Committee” set up by the Dental Council of India (DCI). This committee will select the awardees from across the country for the national-level prize in the field of dentistry. This award has been recently introduced by the DCI similar to the prestigious Dr BC Roy award given by the Medical Council of India (MCI) in the field of medicine. 

Legal literacy: The District Legal Services Authority on Sunday organised a free legal literacy camp at Bidhlan village for giving detailed information about the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, 2005 as well as about the eligibility conditions for giving free legal services. Advocate Mahi Malik said the Domestic Violence Act was not only confined to beating of the women, but also included other acts like misbehaviour, insulting and abusing. Any one having annual income of less than Rs 75,000, the people of reserved categories, women, children and convicted persons are eligible for free legal aid. 



Labourer falls into gorge: Gyan Chand (34), daily labourer, slipped from a hill top path and fell into a deep gorge at Teon Khas village, near Ghumarwin, on Sunday evening. Reports said villagers retrieved him from the gorge and carried him to the Ghumarwin Civil Hospital, but he died on the way. He is survived by two children and a wife. Panchayat president Sunita Devi, BDC member Ramesh Chand and Ghumarwin Nagar Parishad former president Sat Paul have urged the government to provide suitable financial assistance to the poor bereaved family. 

Employment Mela today: The Labour and Employment Department will organise an Employment Mela at the Matri Anchal rest house near the main bus stand at Naina Deviji town in this district on June 21 from 9 am to 4 pm. Naina Deviji MLA Randhir Sharma said those who had passed Class VIII, X, graduates, B Com, B Sc and ITI could appear in the interview. More information is be available on phone no. 0177-2620229. 

Shop raided, fake stamps seized: A Vigilance team from Kullu, led by Inspector Prem Thakur, raided a tea shop near the main bus stand here and recovered four fake stamps of ICCIC Bank Manager, Mandi, Branch Manager, Shimla, and Chandigarh etc and allied materials of this bank in the state and also Advisor Card of one Rajesh Kumar of Kalol in the district. The police had got information from accused Murari Lal of Gohar, Mandi, who was arrested on June 16 on the charge of defrauding several persons regarding providing employment to them in ICCIC Bank.

Youth drowned in Balh Nullah: An unidentified youth, about 25 years, was drowned in the Balh Nullah at Dadhole under Bharadi police station on Sunday evening. Reports said people rushed to save him, but could not as the youth had got stuck in a marshy spot. He was already dead when arrangements were made to drag him out.

Man drowned in pond: Ajay Kumar (28), son of Bihari Lal of Bater, near Mukerian, Punjab, drowned in a pond at Sthathana village under Indora police station late Sunday evening. He, along with his friends, had come on a picnic at the Pong Dam reservoir. They started taking a bath in a pond near the Shah Nehar canal. The deceased slipped into deep water. His friends Vikas and Rahul dragged him out an unconscious condition and rushed him to the Civil Hospital, Mukerian, where he was declared dead. According to the police, the matter has been reported under Section 174, CrPc and the body handed over to the family after conducting a postmortem examination on Monday. 

MMU gets AICTE nod for B Tech: The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has granted approval to the Solan-based Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU) to run B Tech and MBA courses. A university press statement here said the AICTE team had inspected the facilities of the campus on May 23. Vice-Chancellor RP Bajpai, in the press note, said MM University was running B Tech programmes in civil, mechanical, electronic and communications, computer science engineering, computer technology and MBA courses.



Man held for killing cousin: The police on Monday arrested a man along with his two accomplices for allegedly killing his cousin on June 16. Rahul Rai, who runs a laundry shop, allegedly murdered his cousin with the help of his two accomplices, Ramesh Kashyap and Ravinder Saini, over some financial dispute, said Patelnagar police station Inspector SS Bisht. He said the deceased, Lalit, was allegedly given liquor by Rahul on June 16 with the intention of killing him later. The trio then took him to Haridwar from Dehradun and allegedly hit his head with a stone. 

Earthquake: An earthquake of 4.6 magnitude on the Richter scale rocked most parts of the state, including Dehradun. However, no loss of property or life has been reported. Dr Anand Sharma, Director, Meteorological Department, said the epicentre of the earthquake was at 30.5 N latitude and 79.4 E longitude in the Gaurikund area of Chamoli district. Tremors were also felt in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana.

Road projects discussed: Lt-Gen S Ravi Shankar, Director-General of the Border Roads organisation, called upon state Governor Margaret Alva at Raj Bhawan on Monday. 

Elephant menace: An elephant created a ruckus in Rishikesh on Sunday night. It broke the boundary wall of the house of one Kudan Singh. When the locals shooed it out of the lace, it went towards agricultural fields, where it destroyed crops. — TNS 

Kumaon Briefs

Wholesale dealer robbed of Rs 2.70 lakh: A wholesale dealer of soap from Bareilly was robbed of Rs 2.70 lakh in Kashipur after the alleged robbers threw red chilli powder into his eyes. According to the information, two youths approached Arvind Kumar and threw chilli powder into his eyes. They went on to snatch his bag containing Rs 3.70 lakh. In the tussle, Rs 1 lakh fell down while the robbers managed to flee with the remaining Rs 2.70 lakh. It is learnt that they went away firing into the air with country-made pistols.

Overflowing nullah floods Haldwani areas: After the heavy rain on Sunday, the overflowing Rakasiya Nullah, which runs through the middle of Haldwani town, has once again become the bane of the people residing along it. With the administration having failed to put proper preventive measures in place, the water from the over flowing nullah has entered many houses. Reports say that in certain places there is more than three feet of water inside houses. The nullah had been a cause of major problems for the people during the monsoon last year. The politicians and the officials had made tall claims regarding finding a solution to the problem caused by the overflowing of the nullah.

People blame officials for bad shape of bridges: The residents of the Danpur valley in Bageshwar district are agitated over the pathetic maintenance of bridges in the area. They are peeved at the fact that bridges built barely three years ago are in a very bad shape. They have pointed out that any accident can happen at anytime and the people of the area would be cut off from the district headquarters. They have alleged that those involved in the construction of the bridges on the Saryu and Pungar rivers simply compromised on the quality of work. They have sought action against the erring officials. The people have threatened that they would launch an agitation if the administration does not take immediate steps to improve the condition of these bridges.

Probe into accident begins: The magisterial probe into the accident involving a dumper and four tempos on the Rudrapur-Kitcha road in Udham Singh Nagar has started. Five persons were killed while 24 were injured when a dumper rammed into four tempos on June 14. The probe is being carried out by Sub Divisional Magistrate, Rudrapur, Vir Singh Budhyal. He has asked that anyone wanting to submit evidence or witness account can do so at his office till July 2. It is learnt that the accident happened when the driver of the dumper lost control over the vehicle. The tempos fell into a ditch adjoining the road while the dumper overturned.

Two killed in road mishap: Two persons were killed when the motorcycle which they were riding collided with a truck near Devariya village in the Kitcha area of Udham Singh Nagar. A woman and a child were also injured in the accident. According to the information, Ranjit Singh of Amarpur village was going to Kitcha along with his wife Sukhwinder Kaur, two year old son Jasmit and his brother-in-law Balbir when the motorcycle was hit by the truck. Both Ranjit Singh and Balbir succumbed to their injuries on the spot. The truck driver fled from the spot leaving the truck. The police investigations are on.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna) 


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