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Farmer dies of electric shock
: A farmer suffered an electric shock while he tried to operate an electric motor installed in his fields at Gurm village near here on Monday. The farmer was shifted to Barnala civil hospital where doctors declared him dead. SHO Sherpur Tejinder Singh said that the police will enquire into the matter.

Jobless teachers’ protest
: To continue the protest against the teacher eligibility test, five unions of unemployed teachers will hold a convention at Teachers’ Home on July 17, a leader of teachers Harjit Jeeda said.

Limit of skilled works doubled: The Punjab Government has enhanced the limit of skilled works from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 30 lakh for cooperative labour and construction societies. Chairman Labourfed Punjab Gurpartap Singh Khushalpur said that according to a notification issued by the Cooperative Department, the state government had reserved all unskilled works costing up to any value and skilled works up to Rs 30 lakh for cooperative labour and construction societies in the state. He said they would have to apply for these works through e-tendering. He added these societies would be enlisted without any fee by PWD (B&R) as principal department and only gradation would be done by the Irrigation Department.

More youth to get party ticket: Majithia: Newly appointed SAD youth wing president Bikram Singh Majithia on Tuesday said the party would give more ticket to youth in the forthcoming assembly elections with the youth wing being successful in recruiting 12.7 lakh new members during the recent membership drive.

Fake currency seized: The narcotics cell of the Moga police seized fake currency amounting to Rs 15,500 from a youth, Gurjant Singh of Chaba village near Sultanwind in Amritsar district, travelling on a motorcycle (PB-02-M-5844) from Fatehgarh Kortana village to Data village during a naka on a link road on Monday night. The incharge of the narcotics cell Kuljinder Singh said that during search, 31 fake currency notes of Rs 500 denomination each were found on his person. A criminal case has been registered.

One held with 35 kg poppy husk: The narcotics cell of the Moga police on Monday seized 35 kg poppy husk from the house of Jeet Singh of Thammanwala village in this district. He was taken into custody and a criminal case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against him.

42-yr-old commits suicide: A 42-year-old man Harjinder Pal Singh allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the girder in the roof of his room at Kokri Kalan village in the wee hours on Tuesday. He was suffering from mental depression for quite sometime, his widow Jasvir Kaur said to the police. The police had initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC.

Man killed
: A man was killed when a vehicle hit him near Islampur village on the Pathankot-Jammu road on Sunday evening. According to the police, Om Parkash (55), resident of Chhota Mirzapur village, was on his way to his village. As soon as he reached near Islampur, a vehicle coming from behind hit him killing him on the spot. The police has registered a case against the unidentified driver of the vehicle, who fled after the accident. The body of Om Parkash was handed over to his family members after postmortem at the Civil Hospital.

466 donate blood: A blood donation camp was organised by the Sant Nirankari Mission here on Sunday. The camp was inaugurated by former Transport Minister and MLA Master Mohan Lal. As many as 466 units of blood were collected by Guru Nanak Hospital, Amritsar, and Civil Hospital Pathankot. Refreshments were provided to all those who donated blood.

Population day
: World Population Day was observed in here and Panchhat on Monday. The SMO, Dr Rajiv Gupta, addressed a function at Phagwara, while acting SMO Dr Anita Bansal addressed a function at Panchhat.




PGI academic session from July 16
: The PGI authorities have decided to revert to the old system of commencement of the new academic session i.e. from July 16. In 2005, the then director, Dr KK Talwar, had clubbed it with the institute’s foundation day - July 7. Faculty members had been demanding reversion to the old system as the new system disturbed the summer vacation schedule between May 16 and July 15.

Illegal structures razed: The Zirakpur municipal council (MC) today demolished illegal encroachments on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway road. Giving information, MC inspector Gurdarshan Singh stated that the drive started with the demolition of an illegal wall constructed near Hotel Shagun. Later, MC workers demolished illegal encroachment in Golden Estate Colony.



Pension distribution: Irked over the untimely distribution of pension for the past several months, the elders of Rewari Khera village in the district submitted a memorandum to the district commissioner here on Tuesday. It is learnt that the beneficiaries of the pension scheme have had to return empty- hands for the past several months.

Bribery case: A team of the Gurgaon unit of the State Vigilance Bureau headed by DSP Satya Vati caught Anil Kumar Rohilla, a sub-inspector of the Food and Supplies Department, red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000 from Vikas Kumar, a depot holder of the nearby Sulkha village, in the former’s office here on Tuesday. Bureau sources said the depot holder had complained that the sub-inspector was demanding a bribe of Rs 5,000 to restore his suspended depot. A case has been registered against the culprit.

Crushed to death: A five-year old boy, Hari Ram, son of a migrant labourer, Ishri Singh, a resident of Madhya Pradesh, was crushed to death by a speeding tractor on the Rewari-Bawal road at Suthani village, 8 km from here, on Monday. Sources said when the boy’s father was taking lunch, the boy just strayed on the road while playing and was run over by the tractor.

Mother turns  saviour
: A spirited fight put up by Bindoo Yadav (30) of Baidwara Mohalla against her husband Hari Yadav’s stubbornness bore fruit eventually when the court of JMIC Lokesh Gupta issued an injunction of late, restraining Hari Yadav from solemnising the marriage of his two minor daughters, Rekha Yadav (15) and Shikha Yadav (13). Following the judicial order, Hari Yadav submitted an affidavit in the court pledging that he would not marry off his two minor daughters.



One arrested for raping minor: The local police arrested Karnail (23), alias Kaka, of Tholla-Jatolli village on Tuesday for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl of Geora village under Gangath police chowki. According to DSP Rajinder Jaswal, the victim came out of his house on Monday night to answer a call of nature. The accused, who was hiding nearby, forcibily took her behind bushes and allegedly raped her. The police registered a case under Section 376, IPC, against him and conducted a medical examination of the victim at the Civil Hospital here.

Body found from BBMB reservoir: The body of Dharam Singh (32), who fell into the BBMB canal on May 18, 2011, while taking a bath on the bank of the canal, was recovered on Monday from the BBMB reservoir situated here. As per information, an unidentified body was found floating in the reservoir. It was taken out and relatives of the deceased identified the body. The body of was then handed over to them after postmortem.



Domestic Violence Act notified: The government has notified that the provisions of the J&K Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act shall come into force from July 12. The notification has been issued in exercise of powers conferred by sub-section (3) of Section 1 of the Act, an official spokesman here said.



Mega lok adalats on Aug 3: Mega lok adalats will be organised in Dehradun, Vikas Nagar and Rishikesh on August 3. According to Mohammad Sultan, Secretary, Dehradun Legal Services Authority, said those who wanted an amicable redressal of their grievances must submit their applications at the earliest.

X-ray machine functional: Dr BC Pathak, Chief Medical Superintendent, Doon Hospital, said the X-ray machine that had developed a technical snag and was non-operational for long had started functioning. Residents of Dehradun had been facing problems due to the non-functional X-ray machine.

Low pressure of water supply: Residents of Patelnagar and Dalanwala localities have complained of low pressure of water supply. In a complaint to the Jal Sansthan, they said most of the pipelines in the region were out of order, causing inconvenience to them. AK Sharma, Executive Engineer, Jal Sansthan, said the repairs were being done.

Services hit: The services of Link Express that connects Allahabad to Dehradun have been disrupted due to the Fatehpur train mishap. Following this, the authorities in Dehradun have refunded ticket payment to passengers.

Kumaon Briefs
Youth crushed under earthmover:
A youth was killed when he was crushed under an earthmover on the banks of the Gaula river in the Bindukhatta area of Nainital district. The deceased has been identified as Ratan Koranga who was in his early twenties. He had been working as a labourer on a project being executed to divert the course of the river. The incident took place on the night of Sunday. An injured Ratan was rushed to the Sushila Tewari Memorial Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Woman murdered: In a gruesome incident reported from the Sitarganj area of Udham Singh Nagar district, a woman was murdered in a field. Rekha (27) had come to her parents’ house at Sisaikheda village. When she had gone to a field to answer nature’s call early in the morning on Monday, she was murdered. Her throat was slit by a sharp-edged weapon. Rekha’s brother has accused her husband of having committed the murder. He is learnt to have told the police that Mahesh Ram had been illtreating his wife for a long time. He had come to the village on Sunday evening asking his wife to go back with him but she had refused.

Labourer killed: One person was killed while 10 were injured when a slab on the roof being constructed at a dargah in Kashipur came crashing down. The deceased has been identified as 25-year-old Arif Ahmed who was a resident of Nai Basti in Vijay Nagar locality. He was one of the labourers working at the site.

Villager electrocuted: A villager was electrocuted to death in the Nanakmatta area of Udham Singh Nagar district. According to sources Harvansh Singh of Kishanpur village had gone to sprinkle fertiliser in his fields when his foot got entangled in a live wire that had fallen on the ground. Seeing him fighting for his life, farmers from the adjoining areas rushed to the spot but he died on the spot. The police has handed the body to the members of his family after carrying out the required formalities.

Cong men clash: Various factions of the Congress from the Berinag area clashed before a district-level observer of the party at a meeting held on Monday. The meeting was one of the preliminary exercises to discuss the possible party candidate for the Gangolihat and Berinag seats. Various contenders and their supporters had a heated exchange of words in the presence of the observer, Chhatra Singh. It is learnt that the police also reached the spot. The matter was resolved only when the observer declared that the contestants would be decided by the party high command.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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